• Could Bills trade LeSean McCoy next?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills know they are not going to contend for a championship in 2017, and even making the playoffs would be a pipe dream. With that considered, does it make sense for them to trade away their most valuable remaining offensive piece? Evan Silva of Rotoworld said Friday that he expects..." August 18

  • Rams’ 2017 season is referendum on Jared Goff

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams made a huge investment in quarterback Jared Goff last season, trading up to pick him with the first overall pick in the draft. A year in, they have yet to see the returns. Goff played just seven games last season. Case Keenum started 2016 as the starting quarterback. Goff..." August 18

  • Osweiler downplays Joe Thomas’ prediction about Week 1 starter, Kizer says it’s ‘probably pretty accurate’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brock Osweiler and rookie DeShone Kizer had vastly different reactions Thursday to 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas predicting Osweiler would be the starting quarterback for the Sept. 10 regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler said he appreciates the compliment..." August 18

  • John Elway is fine with protests, within reason and with action

    Denver Post "A day after 49ers general manager John Lynch expressed his thoughts on player protests during the playing of the national anthem, Broncos general manager John Elway was asked for his view. “We have not had a conversation with (the players). My stance is … everybody has the right to do what they..." August 18

  • Sober for seven months, Austin Seferian-Jenkins has never felt so good

    New York Daily News "It's been 11 months since Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins hit rock bottom. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut the talented but troubled player after a DUI arrest last fall. The NFL ultimately suspended him for the first two games of the 2017 regular season for violating the league's substance..." August 18

  • Blake Bortles is somehow regressing before our very eyes

    Sportsnaut "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles appeared to be on the verge of superstardom before the 2016 season, but it’s been all downhill ever since. A kid who threw 35 touchdowns in 2015, Bortles entered last offseason with some extra fire to get even better. He worked with renowned..." August 18

  • Raiders' Sean Smith Charged with Felony Assault ... Over July 4th Beatdown

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith -- who signed a $40 million contract last year -- was arrested Thursday and charged with felony assault, TMZ Sports has learned. Officials say Smith attacked his sister's boyfriend on July 4 -- beat and stomped on his head in Pasadena in the early hours...." August 18

  • Jaguars coach sounds ready to bench Blake Bortles after ugly outing against Bucs

    CBS Sports "Blake Bortles was so bad against the Buccaneers on Thursday that he might have actually just played himself out of a starting job in Jacksonville. Following the Jags' ugly 12-8 home loss to Tampa Bay, coach Doug Marrone made it clear that Bortles was no longer a lock to be the team's starter..." August 18

  • Colts will have to alter playbook if Scott Tolzien starts at quarterback

    ESPN "The possibility of quarterback Andrew Luck missing the Indianapolis Colts' Week 1 game at the Los Angeles Rams became official on Aug. 13 when owner Jim Irsay wouldn't commit to him playing in that game -- or even possibly Week 2. If Luck is out Scott Tolzien would likely start those games, and..." August 18

  • Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy orders 200 cheesesteaks for teammates

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles find themselves in a close game at halftime, but it's safe to say that Bills are tonight's big winners based on a tweet from Jeff Skversky of WPVI in Philadelphia. According to the sportscaster, Bills running back LeSean McCoy will treat his teammates..." August 18

  • Chris Long to Malcolm Jenkins: 'I'm here for you'

    CSN Philly "Eagles defensive end Chris Long became the first white professional athlete to actively participate in the national anthem demonstrations designed to cast a light on racial and social injustices. Before the Eagles' preseason game against the Bills on Thursday, Long put his arm around safety..." August 18

  • NFLPA Head: Future Work Stoppage "Almost A Virtual Certainty"

    Deadspin "Four years ahead of the expiration of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says the two sides are already headed for “small-A armageddon,” whether that be a lockout or a strike. Here’s a brief video from an interview Smith did with..." August 17

  • Packers GM on anthem protests: 'Free people can do what they like'

    247 Sports "Ted Thompson knows how hot the National Anthem topic is in the NFL. So when he had the opportunity to talk about it, he did not hold anything back. The Green Bay Packers general manager held a press conference on Thursday and he was asked about his views on players sitting during the National..." August 17

  • John Elway wants one of his QBs “to take the reins and take over”

    Pro Football Talk "John Elway continues to patiently wait for one his quarterbacks to win the starting job. “We’d like the decision made by itself,” the Broncos General Manager said Thursday, via Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. “We want one of them to take the reins and take over. That would be the ideal..." August 17

  • Marshawn Lynch: My body feels pretty good considering the layoff

    Raiders.com "Well, the Oakland Raiders Training Camp 2017 is officially in the books, and the only thing in between now and the regular season are three preseason games, with one coming Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. While there were plenty of highlights to go..." August 17

  • Seahawks Center Justin Britt Signs Three-Year Contract Extension

    Seahawks.com "Justin Britt arrived in Seattle as a second-round pick in 2014, but in terms of his position on the offensive line, it took him three seasons to find a home. Heading into his fourth season, however, Britt has not only finally settled at one spot, the tackle-turned-guard-turned center is now..." August 17

  • Pete Carroll says Seahawks thoroughly vetted Tramaine Brock's alleged domestic violence incident

    ESPN "Pete Carroll said Thursday that he was comfortable with the process the Seattle Seahawks went through to investigate cornerback Tramaine Brock's alleged domestic violence incident in April. The Seahawks signed Brock to a one-year deal on Thursday. "What I would say to you is, I don't know..." August 17

  • Patrick Mahomes pushing Alex Smith ‘to be more aggressive’

    Sportsnaut "The quarterback situation in Kansas City heated up when the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes 10th overall in April. So far, it seems Mahomes is having a positive impact on veteran Alex Smith, according to observations made at the Chiefs training camp. “Sticking with the quarterbacks, I must..." August 17

  • Marshawn Lynch addresses anthem sit-down as only he can

    Yardbarker "Marshawn Lynch made national headlines last week when he sat down during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders’ first preseason game. There was plenty of speculation about his intent, though nothing concrete was every provided by Lynch himself on the matter. Then on Thursday after the..." August 17

  • Raiders’ proposed stadium on Las Vegas strip is gorgeous

    Sportsnaut "What kind of stadium will the Raiders have once they move to Las Vegas? Just how will the stadium show off some of Las Vegas’ famed landmarks? Thanks to an artist’s rendering, we now have a good preview. Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Sun posted a group of photos of what the stadium will look..." August 17

  • Aaron Donald has not ruled out sitting out 2017 season

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is holding out for a new contract, and it does not sound like that holdout is anywhere close to ending. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday that Donald’s holdout is “threatening to last into the regular season.” One source told Schefter that..." August 17

  • Former Raiders star earns rave reviews for acting in new film

    Yardbarker "For a time, Nnamdi Asomugha was one of the most feared defenders in the NFL during his time with the Oakland Raiders. Now he’s using his energy to pursue an acting career, which is starting to take off. Asomugha first started acting back in 2008 when he made an appearance on the CW show “The..." August 17

  • 49ers' Lynch: Hoyer has chance to be franchise quarterback

    49ers.com "Fans are going to need to be convinced without a shadow of doubt. They’re going to need more than positive reports from practice and quotes about leadership and competitive nature. It’s going to take regular season wins (multiple) before fans jump in with both feet in support of Brian Hoyer. A..." August 17

  • Bucs, Lightning, Rays call for removal of Confederate monument from Tampa

    TMZ "Three major Tampa sports teams are pitching in to remove a Confederate monument from the city's courthouse in the wake of the backlash against similar statues in Virginia. The statue in the middle of the controversy is the infamous Memoria en Aeterna -- a 106-year-old monument honoring the..." August 17

  • Titans' DaQuan Jones: Don't want to be labeled as 'a Colin Kaepernick'

    ESPN "Tennessee Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, who joined teammates in protesting after the playing of the national anthem in 2016 in an effort to effect change in matters of racial injustice and police brutality, is contemplating if he should continue this season because of what happened to..." August 17

  • Seahawks, Britt close to 3-year, $27M extension

    NFL.com "The Seahawks are keeping the nerve center of their offensive line happy. Center Justin Britt is nearing a three-year extension Thursday with the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The pact would be worth more than $9 million per season. A 2014 second-round pick out of..." August 17

  • Goodell: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration

    Yardbarker "Cleveland Browns fans are still holding out hope that Josh Gordon may be allowed to return to the team in 2017, but it does not appear that is anywhere close to happening. While speaking at a fan forum in Cleveland on Thursday, Goodell said Gordon’s reinstatement is “not under active..." August 17

  • Brandon Stokley questions whether Paxton Lynch loves football

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos envisioned Paxton Lynch being their starting quarterback of the future when they used a first-round pick on him in last year’s draft, but that still seems like it is a long way from happening. Could a lack of commitment have something to do with that? In an appearance on..." August 17

  • Bell will return to Steelers before regular season begins

    Sportsnaut "Le’Veon Bell has been holding out of training camp after he and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to come to a long-term agreement on a contract extension. However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell will return to the Steelers before the regular season. Though, it remains unclear exactly..." August 17

  • Will NFLPA sue NFL over allegation of victim-shaming?

    Pro Football Talk "The legal battle arising from the Ezekiel Elliott suspension could spawn other courtroom skirmishes. On Monday, the NFL made a stunning allegation against the NFL Players Association: “[W]e’ve received multiple reports of the NFLPA spreading derogatory information to the media.” During a..." August 17

  • Browns fan begs Roger Goodell to reinstate Josh Gordon

    Sportsnaut "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in Cleveland Thursday doing a fan forum when a Browns fan brought up Josh Gordon, who is still suspended. The fan begged the commissioner to reinstate him, saying “we really need him.” Goodell deflected this somewhat, saying, “I’m not sure there was a question..." August 17

  • NFL's pointless attack on union makes messy Ezekiel Elliott case even messier

    Sporting News "The window was wide-open for the NFL to move through the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence suspension appeal methodically, dispassionately, focused on the topic at hand, emphasizing the evidence it had on its side and getting out of this without its hands dirtied. Instead, in true NFL fashion,..." August 17

  • Alex Smith’s agent isn’t worried about him finding another home, eventually

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs are slowly nudging rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes up the line. But the agent for veteran starter Alex Smith said he’s not worried about the day when Mahomes reaches the front. Tom Condon told Pete Sweeney of “The Fuzzcast” podcast that he’s not worried about how Smith would..." August 17

  • Browns, Canton partner for bid to NFL to host draft in 2019 or 2020

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns are hoping to host the NFL draft in 2019 or 2020. The team has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to potentially host the annual three-day event. The group delivered its application to league headquarters in New York last..." August 17

  • Alex Smith: 'Crazy' that Kaepernick's still unsigned

    Bleacher Report "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is among those surprised to still see Colin Kaepernick available in free agency this offseason. "When I was there, he was playing at a really, really high level," Smith said Wednesday, according to Jeff Fedotin of Yahoo Sports. "Crazy to think that..." August 17

  • Hue Jackson: Joe Thomas knows I make the QB decision

    Pro Football Talk "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas recently said he believes quarterback Brock Osweiler is being groomed to start the regular-season opener against the Steelers. Coach Hue Jackson, after announcing that Osweiler would start the team’s next preseason game, was asked about the comments from Thomas. “I..." August 17

  • 49ers and Broncos have talked trade

    Sportsnaut "It stands to reason that the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers might be tied at the hip when it comes to potential trades around the NFL. Newly extended Broncos general manager John Elway has a decades long relationship with first-year 49ers GM John Lynch. Both spent parts of their careers..." August 17

  • Jermichael Finley Blasted By Baby Mama 'Don't Forget You're Black!'

    TMZ "Jermichael Finley's baby mama just WENT OFF on the former NFL tight end for trashing guys like Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick over their protests ... telling him, "You are black!" The ex-Green Bay Packer really pissed off his ex, Courtney Finley, with comments he made on social media and..." August 17

  • Greg Olsen’s not sweating whether he’s next for extension

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis broke the seal on contract extensions this week, which would seem to be good news for teammate Greg Olsen. But after failed attempts to get a raise this summer which included hints that he might hold out of training camp (though that was never likely), Olsen has..." August 17

  • Rams working with Nike to develop shoe to help Sammy Watkins

    Larry Brown Sports "The Rams have begun taking measures in an effort to ensure their new offensive weapon is on the field as much as possible. Last week, the Rams sent cornerback E.J Gaines and a draft pick to the Bills for Sammy Watkins and a draft pick. Watkins has shown the ability to be a game-changing..." August 17

  • Seahawks' Bennett: White player joining protest could spur change

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said the conversation about anthem protests would change if white players became part of the movement. "It would take a white player to really get things changed," Bennett said Wednesday on ESPN's SC6, "because when somebody from the other side..." August 17

  • Cardinals WR John Brown’s recovery hampered by sickle cell trait

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown has been limited in training camp by a quad injury, and the receiver’s sickle cell trait apparently has slowed his recovery. Brown was a strong performer as a rookie in 2014 and then had a breakout 2015 season where he had 1,003 receiving yards and..." August 17

  • NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

    Pro Football Talk "Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the..." August 17

  • Colts starting C Ryan Kelly requires foot surgery, will miss regular season games

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts, already featuring one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines, will enter the regular season without starting center Ryan Kelly. Kelly has been out with a foot injury, and the team hoped rest would be the cure. That hasn’t happened, however, and now he’s set to go under the..." August 17

  • Jaguars' Ramsey likes post suggesting club should replace Bortles

    Total Pro Sports "Blake Bortles is having an absolute nightmare of a year and the season is still weeks away from actually beginning. The Jacksonville Jaguars QB threw five ill-advised interceptions during one practice in July that seemingly sent left tackle Branden Albert into retirement the very next day. That..." August 17

  • 49ers GM John Lynch: Anthem protests are 'divisive,' but players 'have that right'

    CBS Sports "It's been a year since Colin Kaepernick, then the quarterback of the 49ers, began his protest against racial injustice by taking a seat during the national anthem. A year later, Kaepernick no longer finds himself on an NFL team, but his protest lives on, as players like Marshawn Lynch and Michael..." August 17

  • Lions' Tate rips Trump over Charlottesville, considering protest

    Michigan Live "Golden Tate saw the images rolling in from Charlottesville over the weekend. He saw the swastikas marching through American streets. He saw white men with torches yelling that they would not be replaced by Jews. He saw a woman, just three years older than him, run over by a car. Then he saw..." August 17

  • Jets' Bowles: It's players' 'individual right' to protest

    New York Daily News "Todd Bowles and Hue Jackson are two of seven black coaches in the NFL. But they have very different opinions when it comes to national anthem protests. Jackson is in his second season at the helm of the Browns, and on Tuesday, the 51-year-old coach said he hopes his team doesn’t “have those..." August 17

  • Seahawks' Clark apologizes for punching Ifedi in practice

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark said he apologized to Germain Ifedi and the rest of his teammates after punching Ifedi in the face and getting kicked out of practice earlier this month. "It was a heat of the moment thing," Clark said. "I let my emotions overcome the situation. For a..." August 17

  • The Falcons' billion-dollar stadium will have a Chick-fil-A that's almost never open

    New York Post "Tucked inside the Falcons’ new stadium is a Chick-fil-A whose purpose, for NFL fans, is nearly entirely decoration. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is opening this month in Atlanta, where it will host Falcons games and Atlanta United (MLS) matches, as well as a few college football games and concerts...." August 17