• Andrew Luck has started throwing, says second surgery “not an option” right now

    Pro Football Talk "Andrew Luck sounds more hopeful even than Frank Reich does about his return. The Colts quarterback said he has started throwing, though he remains in the phase of building strength. “I’m in the middle of sort of a little bit of throwing, strengthening and preparing my shoulder for the throw..." February 20

  • Sharrif Floyd fighting Vikings over 2017 salary

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who spent the 2017 season on the team's non-football injury list as he tried to return from a nerve issue in his right knee, still is awaiting the settlement of a grievance he filed in September in hopes of recouping his full $6.757 million salary for the..." February 20

  • Dolphins likely to franchise tag Landry

    The Score "The Miami Dolphins are likely to use their franchise tag on receiver Jarvis Landry, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports, citing a league source." February 20

  • Joe Thomas “still working” through decision for playing in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are still waiting for word from left tackle Joe Thomas about his plans for the 2018 season, but it may not be much longer before he’s ready to let them know. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Thomas said that he is “still working” through the decision about returning for a..." February 20

  • David Tepper a strong contender to purchase Panthers

    NFL.com "A frontrunner has emerged in the Carolina Panthers' search for a new majority team owner. Billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist David Tepper is considered a strong contender to purchase the team, a high-ranking team executive with knowledge of the process told NFL Network's Mike..." February 20

  • Giants ticket prices remain unchanged for 2018

    New York Post "The Giants were not worth the price of admission during their dreadful 2017 season. Thankfully, the Giants will not ask their customers to pay any more money to watch them play in 2018. In a letter from owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, Giants season ticket holders were recently informed..." February 20

  • The Gronk dilemma is a sticky one for Patriots

    NBC Sports Boston "The quote’s been credited to a whole lot of coaches. It doesn’t matter who actually said it. What matters is how much truth there is in the saying, “Once an NFL player starts considering retirement, he’s already gone.” There are myriad variations but they all arrive at the same spot. Once a..." February 20

  • Titans, Kicker Ryan Succop Agree to Contract Extension

    Titansonline.com "Kicker Ryan Succop keeps making field goals, and the Titans are rewarding him for it. The Titans and Succop on Tuesday agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will keep him with the team in 2018 and beyond. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. Succop..." February 20

  • Brian Cushing announces NFL retirement on Instagram

    Yardbarker "After being informed he would be released by the Houston Texans, linebacker Brian Cushing has announced his retirement from the NFL. The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year made the announcement on his Instagram account and included a lengthy, heartfelt caption. Cushing was selected No...." February 20

  • Taylor Lewan throws down gauntlet in defense of Marcus Mariota

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a rough third season. He threw two more interceptions than touchdowns, posting career lows in touchdowns, yards per game, yards per attempt and passer rating. Because this all happened in Year 3, many have wondered if Mariota..." February 20

  • Patriots DT Alan Branch had no idea Malcolm Butler would not play

    Larry Brown Sports "Yet another New England Patriots player is saying he had no idea that Malcolm Butler would not be playing in the Super Bowl. Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch joined “Dale & Holley with Rich Keefe” on WEEI in Boston on Tuesday. During the interview, Branch said he “didn’t know anything”..." February 20

  • Jon Gruden makes it clear what Marshawn Lynch needs to do to play for the Raiders

    CBS Sports "After Jon Gruden held his introductory press conference with the Raiders back in January, one big question that remained unanswered was whether or not Marshawn Lynch would be returning to Oakland in 2018. Although Gruden was asked about Lynch's future, the Raiders' new coach admitted that he..." February 20

  • Bears won’t pick up Josh Sitton’s option

    NFL.com "Veteran offensive guard Josh Sitton will get another chance to test the free-agent market next month. The Chicago Bears are declining to pick up Sitton's $8 million contract option for next season, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom..." February 20

  • Jaguars decline contract options for WR Arrelious Benn, TE Mychal Rivera

    First Coast News "The Jaguars declined to pick up 2018 contract options for tight end Mychal Rivera and wide receiver Arrelious Benn on Tuesday. Both players will become free agents on March 14. The team picked up three contract options earlier in the day. Tight end Marcedes Lewis, offensive tackle Josh Wells..." February 20

  • Josh Sitton feels he has “prime years” left

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears are shaking up their offensive line, having informed four-time Pro Bowl left guard Josh Sitton they will decline the 2018 option in his contract. That makes Sitton, 31, a free agent in search of his third team after two seasons with the Bears and a successful run in Green Bay. “I..." February 20

  • Jets pick up options on Steve McLendon, Josh Martin

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets exercised options on defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Josh Martin, Ralph Vacchiano of sny.tv reports. The Jets will have nearly $100 million in salary cap space, per Vacchiano, making the decisions easy. McLendon is due a $3.125 million salary with a cap number of $4.25..." February 20

  • FA Kicker Nick Folk Medically Cleared

    Pro Football Rumors "After spending the majority of the 2017 campaign on injured reserve, pending free agent kicker Nick Folk has been medically cleared to resume kicking, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The Buccaneers signed the 33-year-old Folk to a one-year, $1.75MM deal last spring after former..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • What will it take for the Eagles to trade Nick Foles?

    Philly.com "In terms of the quarterback position, the Eagles enter the 2018 offseason in about as good a shape as they’ve ever been. Yes, Wentz is only less than three months removed from tearing ligaments in his left knee, and is in danger of not being ready for the season opener. But the Eagles still have..." February 20

  • Aaron Rodgers' road to a record-setting deal

    Packers News "As the quarterback dominoes fall, the landscape for Aaron Rodgers’ next contract gets a little clearer. Matthew Stafford signed a new deal with Detroit last August that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Jimmy Garoppolo topped that this month, getting a rich new deal from San..." February 20

  • Orthopedic Surgeon: Carson Wentz’s Injury Is ‘Worrisome’

    CBS Philly "Carson Wentz says his goal is to be ready for Week 1 of the 2018 season. NovaCare Dr. John Kelly — an orthopedic surgeon and Director, Shoulder sports medicine as well as Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Orthopedic — isn’t so optimistic. Dr. Kelly, who admittedly has no inside..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Free Agent K Adam Vinatieri Plans To Return For 2018 Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that Colts free agent K Adam Vinatieri intends to return for the 2018 season. Vinatieri has said he would love to be back with the Colts for the 2018 season, but he understands that he’ll have to see how things play out in the coming months. “I feel like my body is..." February 20

  • Bucs release two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin

    Tampa Bay Times "After six up and mostly down seasons, Doug Martin's run with the Bucs is over. The two-time Pro Bowl running back was released by Tampa Bay Tuesday, a move that was expected after he failed to rush for less than 500 yards in four of the past five seasons. General manager Jason Licht informed..." February 20

  • Bill Polian’s take on Nick Foles gives the lie to his past claims about Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "Bill Polian is a Hall of Fame General Manager, but as an ESPN analyst he’s struggling to get his stories straight. Polian says the Eagles should turn down anything but a monster trade offer for backup quarterback Nick Foles. According to Polian, a reliable backup like Foles is so valuable that..." February 20

  • Bears release Jerrell Freeman, LB with two PED busts

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who in October was busted for his second violation of the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy in a calendar year, sources confirmed Tuesday. A defensive captain, Freeman tore his chest muscle on the first defensive play of the Bears’ season..." February 20

  • Patriots Rumors: Could James Harrison Return To New England?

    NESN "Will James Harrison go down in New England Patriots lore as another Junior Seau, or will he be one and done like Steven Jackson? The Patriots have that question to answer this offseason since the soon-to-be 40-year-old is hitting free agency next month. Seau initially signed with the..." February 20

  • Report: Steelers to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell will receive the franchise tag on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport discussed the Steelers' reported plans for Bell on Monday night. Tuesday is the first day that NFL teams can place the franchise tag on a player. By placing the franchise tag on Bell,..." February 20

  • $60M in 1st year? Jets set to creatively pounce on Kirk Cousins

    New York Post "The bidding for Kirk Cousins’ services officially begins in three weeks. On March 12, NFL teams can begin to speak with the agents representing this year’s free-agent class. Cousins is at the top of that list, and expect the Jets to be one of the first teams to call his agent, Mike McCartney...." February 20

  • Chiefs OL petitioning NFL to add ‘M.D.’ to his jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is proving himself to be a true Renaissance man. The Kansas City Chiefs right guard, who is currently in PyeongChang covering the Olympics for an outlet in his native Canada, spoke to Aaron Rose of the Kansas City Star in an interview that ran over the weekend. In the..." February 20

  • Patriots must not wait to find successor to Rob Gronkowski

    Fanrag Sports "If one word will sum up the offseason for the New England Patriots, it will be succession. By retaining Josh McDaniels at the final hour, Robert Kraft ensured that there’s a succession plan in place whenever Bill Belichick decides to leave Foxborough. With three of the top 63 picks in the..." February 20

  • Free Agent LB Preston Brown’s “No. 1 Choice” Re-Signing With Bills

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent LB Preston Brown mentioned during an interview that the Bills have reached out to him about a new deal and he would like to be back in Buffalo for the 2018 season. “The Bills have reached out to my agent and that’s where I want to go,” Brown said. “So that’s always the No. 1 choice..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Dolphins could pursue C.J. Anderson again if Broncos release him

    Pro Football Talk "C.J. Anderson almost became a Dolphin two years ago. The Broncos, though, matched Miami’s offer sheet. Now, two years later, the Broncos could make the running back a salary-cap casualty as he has a $4.5 million salary cap number for 2018. His release would free up nearly $5 million for the..." February 20

  • Fox: Bears on 'brink' of winning when I was fired

    NFL.com "John Fox finished dead last in the NFC North in each of his three seasons as the Chicago Bears head coach, earning just 14 wins to 34 losses. Under Fox, the Bears were one of the worst teams in the NFL, compiling a .292 winning percentage (30th in the league since 2015), scoring 18.3 points per..." February 20

  • Baker Mayfield says he will not attend NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Baker Mayfield told reporters Monday he will not attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and Texas native made the announcement (per NBC Sports Dallas/Fort Worth) while receiving the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in Fort..." February 20

  • Jalen Ramsey tells Jaguars to 'do the right thing' when it comes to Allen Robinson

    CBS Sports "Jalen Ramsey is known for being one of the game's best cornerbacks as well as one of the game's loudest players. Even though it's the offseason, Ramsey is still at it. This time, instead of trash talking an opponent, he's using his voice to make sure his teammate and soon-to-be free agent, Allen..." February 20

  • Speculation growing Seahawks could place franchise tag on Sheldon Richardson as tag period opens Tuesday

    Seattle Times "In what is the first significant date of the NFL off-season involving personnel, teams can begin placing a franchise or transition tag on players beginning Tuesday. The period runs through March 6 and could help alter free agency by taking some top players out of the market while also changing..." February 20

  • Is Austin Seferian-Jenkins angling to play for the Seahawks?

    247 Sports "The Seattle Seahawks tight end situation is like an onion -- there's layers to it. There's also levels to this...nevermind. Suffice it to say, no one's exactly positive how they'll handle their tight end situation but a local boy seems to be setting the stage to try to fill a possible void. With..." February 20

  • Guard Andrew Norwell among Carolina Panthers’ top franchise tag candidates for 2018

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have had an interesting history with the franchise tag in recent years, but that’s not likely to be the case this year. Mainly, because they’re not expected to use it. Tuesday is the first day NFL teams can apply the tag to players, a window that closes March 6 –..." February 20

  • Andrew Luck expected to be ready for training camp

    Sportsnaut "As we move towards the 2018 season, the biggest issue surrounding the Indianapolis Colts is the health of Andrew Luck. But according to former team president and general manager Bill Polian, things are moving in the right direction. Speaking on ESPN’s NFL Live, Polian noted that Luck is on..." February 19

  • Jets reportedly rejected an AJ McCarron trade last year; may be fallback option now

    CBS Sports "The quarterback market is going to be wild when free agency opens and there are going to be a number of different teams chasing Kirk Cousins, including the Jets, who are reportedly willing to pay "whatever it takes" to land the would-be franchise quarterback. If that doesn't work out, though, New..." February 19

  • More ‘chatter’ that Marcus Peters could be traded

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs could be on the verge of trading star cornerback Marcus Peters. Last week, a report came out that executives around the league were questioning whether Kansas City’s recent moves were a precursor to such a deal, and now another NFL insider is chiming in. The recent moves..." February 19

  • Kirk Cousins would not sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins can technically prevent Kirk Cousins from hitting free agency if they use the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive season, but they do not have as much leverage over the quarterback as you may think. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Monday that the Redskins..." February 19

  • Eddie George: Titans' Derrick Henry needs 'opportunity to be the guy' next season

    USA Today "Count former Titans superstar Eddie George among those who want to see Derrick Henry given an opportunity “to be the guy” next season, after the backup running back outperformed DeMarco Murray in 2017 and took over for the injured starter during the team’s playoff run. “He’s got to get more..." February 19

  • Redskins teammate thinks Kirk Cousins will land in Denver

    Sportsnaut "The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes is going to be the craziest part of NFL free agency next month, but at least one of his teammates in Washington has a strong feeling Cousins will end up playing for the Denver Broncos. This lines up with what Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported right before this..." February 19

  • Cowboys plan to use franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Cowboys reportedly will use the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence this offseason, with the goal of working out a long-term contract extension before the July 16 deadline, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Moore added that the team won't use the tag..." February 19

  • Rams already owe Tavon Austin $5 million for 2018

    Pro Football Talk "As the annual lists of veterans with bloated contracts that could be terminated are compiled, one player presents an intriguing dilemma to his current team. Rams receiver Tavon Austin, widely regarded as being on the outs, has a contract that already guarantees him $5 million this year, in the..." February 19

  • Jets will pay 'whatever it takes' to land Cousins

    ESPN "With free agency approaching (March 14), we're analyzing each position on the New York Jets' roster and examining possible upgrades: Position: Quarterback 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Christian Hackenberg -- $1.3 million Bryce Petty -- $843,000 Joel Stave --..." February 19

  • Ex-NFL GM: Lamar Jackson too 'short' and 'slight,' should switch to WR for NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "There is about to be an unholy amount of fire-breathing takes surrounding the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft class. Not even kidding: Between Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson, we are going to get every take under the sun and some born straight out of that fire-breathing ball of..." February 19

  • Grandmother doesn’t want Rae Carruth to have custody of son

    WBTV "Saundra Adams’ jaw dropped as she listened to Rae Carruth’s voice echo out from a laptop in the backseat of a WBTV live truck in north Charlotte. The former Carolina Panthers' star wide receiver has spent the last seventeen years of his life behind bars. In 2001, he was convicted of charges..." February 19