• Chiefs to interview in-house Brett Veach for G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs have been turned down at least once, but they have one known candidate for their vacant General Manager job. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, they’ll interview internal candidate Brett Veach to replace fired G.M. John Dorsey. Veach has background with coach Andy Reid,..." June 26

  • Saints DE Cam Jordan: We believe we can win Super Bowl ‘now’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints have been a disappointment over the past three seasons, finishing 7-9 each year despite a lot of optimism surrounding the team. A reasonable goal for 2017 would be finishing above .500 and making the playoffs, but one Saints player is aiming much, much higher. While..." June 26

  • Wes Welker off to good start in coaching

    HoustonTexans.com "Wes Welker quickly made an impact on the Texans' receiving corps. Serving as an assistant to receivers coach John Perry, the former All-Pro wideout joined the Houston coaching staff in late January and quickly went to work. On the field helping coach the receivers in May and June through..." June 26

  • Cam Newton: A Super Bowl ring is the one thing missing from my life

    Charlotte Observer "For Cam Newton, football and success were the only options. At his fifth annual 7-on-7 football tournament at Providence Day School on Saturday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback addressed 20 high school teams from North and South Carolina with a brief but pointed message: only those who..." June 25

  • A year later, no clarity on Peyton Manning’s next move

    Pro Football Talk "The annual Manning Passing Academy has generated plenty of sound bites and speculation regarding the status of retired quarterback Peyton Manning. It started with family patriarch Archie spilling the beans about text messages exchanged by Peyton and Dolphins coach Adam Gase last December, after..." June 25

  • Bakhtiari: Packers' playoff woes starting to tick me off

    NFL.com "The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs every year since David Bakhtiari entered the league in 2013, including two NFC Championship Game appearances in the 2014 and 2016 seasons. For most NFL players, that's a good start to a career. For the Packers offensive lineman, it's nowhere near..." June 25

  • Louis Riddick refutes report he’s been contacted by Chiefs for GM job

    Sportsnaut "On Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported the Kansas City Chiefs had reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick about their vacant general manager job. On the surface, it seemed like a very logical move, as Riddick’s name surfaced a few times this offseason while teams looked to fill front..." June 25

  • Despite bizarre nature of Dorsey firing, Chiefs’ GM job seen as ideal across NFL

    Kansas City Star "Nearly two full days after Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt’s stunning decision to fire general manager John Dorsey in the middle of the offseason with a full season left on his contract, NFL personnel inside and out of the organization are still wrapping their minds around the move. “I think it’s..." June 25

  • Paxton Lynch made his move in final two weeks of offseason

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Had the Denver Broncos started their vacation two weeks earlier, head coach Vance Joseph could have called off the quarterback competition. Trevor Siemian would have been the clear No. 1 not so much by default, but with little threat from No. 2. But in those final two weeks of the Broncos’..." June 25

  • Chiefs want to interview Louis Riddick for G.M. opening

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs made waves last week with the surprising announcement that they had dismissed General Manager John Dorsey after four years with the team. The team’s co-directors of player personnel Mike Borgonzi and Brett Veach are expected to be candidates for a promotion, but the team will be..." June 25

  • Family tragedy haunts, inspires Vikings rookie Rodney Adams

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The call ended so abruptly that Rodney Adams figured his mother would redial from the car to hear Toledo’s new punt returner recount the rest of his day against Eastern Michigan. The true freshman had accumulated 23 all-purpose yards and absorbed a wicked tackle which Michelle Scott playfully..." June 25

  • Green Bay 'absolutely' could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After surveying the NFL draft in Philadelphia, two community representatives believe Green Bay has what it takes to host the event. Whether it will get the chance is up to the NFL, but after attending the three-day draft April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Brad Toll and Aaron Popkey believe the..." June 25

  • Dolphins LB Koa Misi Still Not Cleared

    Pro Football Rumors "Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi is still recovering from spinal fusion surgery and has yet to be medically cleared, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Misi recently with a doctor and will do so again in July, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be allowed to participate in training camp, per..." June 25

  • Vikings Support WR Michael Floyd, Say They Encouraged Him To Kombucha Drink Tea

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings COO Kevin Warren recently wrote a letter to WR Michael Floyd’s attorney, Robert Feinberg, who added it to their defense motion urging Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel Floyd’s hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the remaining five days of his home arrest. Floyd failed three..." June 24

  • Archie Manning says Gase contacted Peyton after Tannehill injury

    Miami Herald "Dolphins coach Adam Gase reached out to retired quarterback Peyton Manning in the immediate aftermath of Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury last December. That’s according to Peyton’s father, Archie, who revealed that nugget in an interview with The New Orleans Times Picayune on Friday. Archie..." June 24

  • CAA Signs Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

    Variety "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA’s sports division for commercial representation. CAA will explore opportunities for Rodgers in film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing, philanthropy, and other areas. “Beyond being..." June 24

  • Derek Carr: I'll hand it to Marshawn on 1-yard line

    NFL.com "It's pretty good to be Derek Carr these days. A new $125 million contract. As much Chick-fil-A as any human could ever want. The trendy Super Bowl buzz. And a new toy on offense in Marshawn Lynch. Pairing Lynch on the ground with the ascending Carr-Amari Cooper tandem in the air makes..." June 24

  • Martellus Bennett reveals key differences between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Martellus Bennett spent the first four years of his NFL career in Dallas, where his quarterback was Tony Romo. When his time in Big D was done, he went to New York to play with Eli Manning and the Giants. After that, he spent three years in Chicago playing with Jay Cutler. Through eight seasons,..." June 24

  • Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said at Friday’s press conference regarding his..." June 24

  • Aaron Hernandez case takes another twist after prosecution files appeal

    CBS Sports "The Aaron Hernandez murder conviction that was overturned following his suicide in April could get overturned again if prosecutors get their way. Before his death, Hernandez was in jail because he was serving a life sentence after being found guilty for the June 2013 shooting death of Odin..." June 24

  • 7 more Jets veterans who could be dumped after 2017 season, including Matt Forte

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets this offseason have cut loose 10 veteran players and traded another (strong safety Calvin Pryor). This is all part of a get-younger rebuilding process for the Jets. First, though, comes the tear-down. The 10 cuts: cornerback Darrelle Revis, wide receiver Brandon Marshall,..." June 24

  • Adam Gase reached out to Peyton after Ryan Tannehill was injured

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When Peyton Manning retired from the NFL last year, his father Archie told him to never look back as he turned to the next chapter of his life. But, according to Archie Manning, Peyton had to reject one coach's question about a possible return in 2016, even if it was a joke. The paternal..." June 24

  • Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the biggest problems with the various leaks to the media of assumptions and narratives and opinions about Colin Kaepernick is that many of those who are whispering to willing reporters have done no real due diligence about the player. The latest example of a lack of homework comes from one..." June 24

  • What Dak, Zeke bring behind the scenes; teammate says they won't rest until Cowboys win Super Bowl

    Sports Day "Obviously the Cowboys wouldn't have come close to a 13-win year without the standout rookie seasons turned in by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Their contributions, however, were much greater than just what was on display during games. Cowboys veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley recently..." June 24

  • Derek Carr takes hilarious jab at Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX blunder

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders ever have the ball on the 1-yard line during the waning seconds of a Super Bowl, you can probably safely assume that they won't be making the same mistake the Seahawks made near the end of Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, that was the game where the Seahawks decided to throw it from..." June 24

  • Giants Not Prioritizing Odell Beckham Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "Amid questions over whether the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. would stage a holdout this summer, co-owner John Mara said earlier this month that he wants the wide receiver to spend his entire career with Big Blue. Beckham went on to downplay concerns over his current situation – he could play the next..." June 23

  • Vikings’ Michael Floyd expected to be suspended to open season

    Sportsnaut "A preliminary Minnesota Vikings roster projection by Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune doesn’t include an active Michael Floyd. The reason being is that Floyd could likely be facing an NFL suspension for a December 2016 drunk driving arrest. Per the report, if Floyd gets suspended he will not..." June 23

  • With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

    Pro Football Talk "At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr..." June 23

  • Jay Cutler had no idea there was retirement paperwork, insists playing days are over

    CBS Sports "The careers of Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have made it very difficult to imagine talented quarterbacks like Tony Romo and Jay Cutler walking away from football before the game has dragged every last opportunity out of them. But Romo and Cutler really are gone, each stepping away from football..." June 23

  • Cardinals' Stanton: NFL roster rules make it hard for young QBs to develop

    ESPN "Drew Stanton knows what it’s like to be a young quarterback trying to navigate his way through the NFL. He’s been third string, the backup and the starter. He’s been active and inactive. He’s been demoted and promoted. Entering his 11th NFL season and fourth with the Arizona Cardinals,..." June 23

  • It doesn't sound like Giants are going to get an offseason Beckham contract done

    CBS Sports "There is an asinine narrative floating around Odell Beckham Jr. that involves questioning whether the wide receiver should be a part of the Giants' long-term plans. People like to get concerned with Beckham's off-field antics and question whether he's mature enough to be a franchise..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft on Deflategate: “I don’t hold grudges but I never forget”

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft “was never strained” despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading off the same script. One of the commissioner’s 32 bosses told Claire Atkinson of the New York..." June 23

  • Derek Carr: Deal Structured To Help Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Derek Carr‘s new contract is, in some ways, a record-setter. In other ways, it fell a bit short of what the football world figured he would get in an extension. At a Friday morning press conference, Carr explained that his contract is structured specifically so that the Raiders can also work out..." June 23

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey was ‘blindsided’ by firing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs made a surprising decision this week to fire general manager John Dorsey, who had been with the team in that role since 2013. Typically moves of that nature come immediately after the season — not two months after the NFL Draft. Something had to have been up, right? If..." June 23

  • Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

    Pro Football Talk "In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again. Via Greg Human of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bovada odds for 2017 regular-season MVP show Brady as the 4-1 favorite. Next is Packers..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft: Amazon deal shows where NFL is headed on TV

    New York Post "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in “over the top” deals like the live-streaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring. Amazon will charge advertisers $2.8 million for an “OTT” ad package around its 10 Thursday night games, Reuters revealed..." June 23

  • What Derek Carr's $125 million extension means for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a new a highest-paid player in the NFL, but chances are he won’t have that title for long. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a long-term contract extension today, reportedly worth $125 million over five years. Carr’s contract immediately becomes the new baseline for..." June 23

  • Green Bay 'absolutely' could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After surveying the NFL draft in Philadelphia, two community representatives believe Green Bay has what it takes to host the event. Whether it will get the chance is up to the NFL, but after attending the three-day draft April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Brad Toll and Aaron Popkey believe the..." June 23

  • Seahawks team up with pro sports franchises in Seattle to champion LGBTQ equality

    Sportsnaut "In an effort to support and advance gender equality in all sports, the Seattle Seahawks have teamed up with Athlete Ally. The announcement was made on the team’s official website. Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization which the Seahawks and four other Seattle professional sports teams have..." June 23

  • Jenkins, McCourty among NFLers funding youth team that protested anthem

    ESPN "A youth football team that had its season canceled amid fallout for protesting during the national anthem is starting anew, and with the backing of an NFL player coalition. Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles; New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty; and..." June 23

  • Family of man who fell, died at Denver Broncos game sends Stadium District notice to sue Loading

    NBC News 9 Colorado "As the people who run Mile High look for a new name for the stadium, they're also facing a likely lawsuit from the family of a man who died there during a Denver Broncos game last fall. Jason Coy, from Miliken, went over a handrail in October 2016 and fell about 60 feet inside the Northeast..." June 23

  • Amazon to charge $2.8 million for TNF ad packages

    Reuters "Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The offering will be..." June 23

  • Panthers star LUUUUKE Kuechly becomes national soup-selling spokesman

    Charlotte Observer "It’s been a pretty good week for Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Despite missing the final six games of the 2016 season with a concussion, Kuechly still was ranked as the league’s 20th best player by his NFL peers. Kuechly was ranked No. 7 a year ago. Still, he is the highest-ranking..." June 23

  • Titans' blazing-fast rookie complements DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry

    Tennessean "The Titans had plenty of deficiencies to address this offseason, and with DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in the backfield, their third-ranked rushing attack wasn’t a priority. But after filling the gaping holes in the roster, the Titans used their final draft pick, the 241st overall selection..." June 23

  • Is Rams' 2017 defense a top-five unit under Wade Phillips?

    ESPN "Wade Phillips has taken over nine different defenses, as a defensive coordinator or a head coach, and nearly every single one of them improved significantly in the first year. He has served a combined 34 seasons in those roles. In 18 of those seasons, his defenses finished within the top 10 in..." June 23

  • Trump to nominate Jets owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

    Business Insider "US President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday. Johnson, a billionaire investor and owner of the New York Jets, will require Senate confirmation to take up the diplomatic post. Johnson's..." June 23

  • Chiefs To Start GM Search Immediately

    Pro Football Rumors "After firing general manager John Dorsey earlier today, the Chiefs intend to begin their search for a new GM immediately, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Kansas City will consider both internal and external candidates for the position, per Yates, and has a “loose goal” of..." June 22

  • Women accuse former Saints, Rams defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker of rape in Lafayette

    The Advocate "Lafayette authorities are wrapping up an investigation into claims of sexual assault lodged by two women against Tyrunn Walker, a New Iberia native and former defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints. Investigators declined to discuss the inquiry, which has been underway since March, but..." June 22

  • Andy Reid signs extension with Chiefs

    NFL.com "The Kansas City Chiefs announced a contract extension for coach Andy Reid on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reid had been headed into the fifth and final year of his contract, signed in 2013. "My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained..." June 22

  • Kansas City Chiefs and General Manager John Dorsey part ways effective immediately

    KMBC "The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the team and General Manager John Dorsey have agreed to part ways - effective immediately. “I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best..." June 22