• Andrew Luck seeing independent neurologist Friday

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made a roster move on Thursday that came with a strong suggestion that Andrew Luck will be at quarterback on Monday night against the Jets. The team waived quarterback Stephen Morris to make room for the return of linebacker Trent Cole, something that they’d be unlikely to do without..." December 02

  • Elliott doesn't believe in proverbial rookie wall

    247 Sports "Ezekiel Elliott isn't concerned with conventional NFL wisdom. The Dallas Cowboys rookie sensation is coming off of a trench war against the Minnesota Vikings, and although he didn't put up gaudy numbers he made several impactful runs that helped keep the Cowboys alive when they looked dead..." December 02

  • Paxton Lynch to start at quarterback for Broncos against Jaguars

    ALL 22 "By all appearances, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is set to make the second start of his career this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nicki Jhabvala for The Denver Post reports Broncos starter Trevor Siemian missed practice with a foot injury again Friday, often a sure sign a..." December 02

  • Reggie McKenzie: Premier players will get paid, we’ve built this to last

    CSN Bay Area "Reggie McKenzie doesn’t talk to the media often, maybe a handful of times per year. That’s been the case since he became Raiders general manager in early 2012 and, throughout that time, those interactions come with a common line of questioning. Everyone wanted to know about his grand plan to..." December 02

  • Johnny Manziel, prosecutors finalize plea deal in assault case

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel and Dallas prosecutors on Friday finalized a plea deal on his assault case that would spare the former Cleveland Browns quarterback jail time and, ultimately, lead to the dismissal of the charge. The Dallas County District Attorney’s office agreed to the conditional agreement,..." December 02

  • Sam Bradford after obvious facemask non-call: Ref said I wasn't hit in facemask

    New York Daily News "Playing for their playoff lives, the Vikings scored with 25 seconds to play to get within two of the Cowboys, 17-15, Thursday night in Minnesota. On the two-point conversion try, Cowboys defensive tackle Cedric Thornton hit Minny QB Sam Bradford in the facemask and his pass sailed high out of..." December 02

  • Von Miller gives every player in AFC West custom bottle of wine, Thank You note

    Denver Post "Santa Miller came early this year. Broncos linebacker Von Miller gifted every player in the AFC West — including practice-squad players and those on injured reserve — with a bottle of custom wine and a Thank You note. That’s nearly 290 bottles. The wine, called The Setting, was blended by..." December 02

  • Belichick on playing without Gronkowski: We’ll do what we do every week

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is having back surgery on Friday and his family released a statement through the team saying that they expect Gronkowski will miss the rest of the regular season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t add much information on top of that statement during his..." December 02

  • Former Pats doctor hints Rob Gronkowski’s back injury could be career-ending

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have had three back surgeries since 2009 once his latest procedure is completed, and it goes without saying that there is some major concern about that. How major, exactly? Some are wondering if Gronkowski will ever play in the NFL..." December 02

  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was upset over draft day slide

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott couldn’t possibly be in a better situation. He’s starting for a first-place team with the best record in the NFL and playing alongside some of the most-talented offensive players in the NFL. There’s no real reason for Prescott himself to be upset,..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Colin Cowherd reveals how many NFL QBs he'd take over Cam Newton

    Fox Sports "Cam Newton has started in the Super Bowl. He's won the NFL's MVP award. Yet Colin Cowherd isn't convinced the Carolina Panthers quarterback is actually one of the game's elite signal-callers. On Thursday's episode of "The Herd" on FS1, Cowherd played a round of "Would you rather?" to break down..." December 02

  • Joe McKnight Shooter Released from Custody ... No Charges Filed

    TMZ "The man who shot Joe McKnight has been released from custody and no charges have been filed yet ... this according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Dept. We spoke with a rep who tells us 54-year-old Ronald Gasser -- a white male -- was questioned and released "sometime overnight" after..." December 02

  • Louisiana law make it easy for citizens to shoot to kill

    Pro Football Talk "It’s unclear why the man who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight has been released from custody. It’s even less clear why Louisiana has a law that can transform the streets of New Orleans into Deadwood, South Dakota. Louisiana has a “stand your ground” law, which surely will be..." December 02

  • A.J. Green says he has Grade II hamstring tear, plans to return in 2016 if cleared

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said that he has a Grade II hamstring tear that occurred two weeks ago against the Buffalo Bills. However, he feels optimistic that the injury is not as bad as it initially seemed. "Grade II tear -- it was 50 percent torn," Green said Friday in his..." December 02

  • Rob Gronkowski Is Having Back Surgery, and Of Course, Some Fans Are Blaming the 'Madden' Curse for It

    Complex "Patriots fans got some really bad news on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rob Gronkowski has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back, and he’s going to have to undergo back surgery on Friday. That surgery could very well land him on the bench for the remainder of the 2016-17..." December 02

  • The time has come to give better protection to quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "The Cam Newton kerfuffle, wherein the 2015 NFL MVP suggested that he wasn’t receiving sufficient protection from illegal hits, was resolved in part by the NFL arguing, essentially, that it fails to protect other quarterbacks more. And so the message, intended or not, was that the NFL tolerates the..." December 02

  • Chargers expected to exercise option for L.A. move, sources say

    ESPN "Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's Jim Trotter. During the NFL owners meetings in January, in which the league approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles, the Chargers were granted the..." December 02

  • Brady on Gronk: “A big void left by a spectacular player”

    CSN New England "Tom Brady knows he'll be without his most dynamic offensive weapon for -- in all likelihood -- the remainder of the season. The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski's family released a joint statement that said the expectation was that the All-Pro's 2016 campaign is over. But even before that statement..." December 02

  • Cam Newton: No line crossed with Seahawks '12' flag toss

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he believes he was justified in taking a "12" flag from a Seattle fan, crumpling it up and tossing it after last season's home playoff game against the Seahawks. "Where was the flag at? Was it at our house?" Newton asked after practice Thursday at..." December 02

  • 'Closed mouths don't get fed,' Saints' Brandin Cooks said of expressing frustration

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks addressed the media Thursday for the first time since an ESPN report surfaced Tuesday of Cooks' exasperation on not being targeted once in Week 12. Cooks admits to a sense of frustration on not recording a catch or target for the first time in his..." December 02

  • Buccaneers' McCoy believes NFL 'handcuffing' players for self-expression

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is grateful the NFL is allowing players to wear customized cleats Sunday in support of personal causes -- his is in support of single parents -- but at the same time, he's frustrated that emotional, spontaneous celebration isn't encouraged more by the league. "We don't get..." December 02

  • Jerry Jones: Thursday Night Football isn't going anywhere

    Awful Announcing "Just when you thought common sense and ratings would rule in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threw a big bucket of water on the alleged death of Thursday Night Football. As the story goes, Pro Football Talk began reporting that the league was considering doing away with its..." December 01

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • In effort to return to action, Adrian Peterson races against time

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings hope running back Adrian Peterson can make it back before the season ends, after September surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. With exactly one month to go in the regular season, the current thinking is that Peterson could lose his race against time. As one source with..." December 01

  • Report: Chargers and Raiders fully expected to relocate

    Sportsnaut "Fans of the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers should enjoy their teams while they can. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the odds are strong that both will move. None of this is terribly surprising. The Chargers' future in San Diego was dealt a serious blow when Measure C not only..." December 01

  • Broncos’ Trevor Siemian Likely Out Sunday

    Pro Football Rumors "Now on the outside of the AFC playoff race, the 7-4 Broncos will likely be without starting quarterback Trevor Siemian on Sunday in Jacksonville, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (Twitter link). Siemian’s left foot is in a walking boot, and he sat out..." December 01

  • Joe McKnight, former NFL player, killed in Terrytown shooting

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A shooting in Terrytown Thursday afternoon (Dec. 1) left a man dead after an argument at an intersection, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Family members at the scene identified the victim as Joe McKnight, former NFL player and local high school football standout. McKnight,..." December 01

  • Jets CB Darrelle Revis on if he intends to keep playing: ‘I’m under contract until 2018’

    New York Daily News "A day after the Daily News reported that a confidant of Darrelle Revis said the Jets cornerback “doesn’t want to play anymore,” Revis reaffirmed his intentions of remaining with the organization after this season. “People talk and say these such things, but I don’t know. I don’t know who wrote..." December 01

  • Steelers LB James Harrison Gets Hit With His 7th Random Drug Test This Year

    Total Pro Sports "Back in August, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was officially cleared by the NFL during their PED investigation that began when Al Jazeera ran a story last December on him and a few other star players. Since then, he’s received numerous ‘random drug test.’ Of course, he’s not the..." December 01

  • Jets owner feels ‘betrayed’ by Darrelle Revis

    Sportsnaut "The marriage between future Hall of Famer Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets may not end too swimmingly. In the midst of a disastrous season, the seven-time Pro Bowler simply isn’t living up to his contract. Adding to this, there’s been reports surface recently that Revis simply may not want..." December 01

  • Jay Cutler Officially Ruled Out For Remainder Of Season

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears hoped for better news. Jay Cutler hoped for better news. Ultimately, however, the quarterback has learned that he will have to undergo shoulder surgery, the team announced. Cutler will be placed on IR and shut down for the remainder of the season. Today’s news might mean that Cutler..." December 01

  • Gronk Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News is hearing that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could be undergoing back surgery. According to Carucci, Gronkowski suffered a ruptured disk in his back last week and is expected to miss eight weeks. Pro Football Talk has confirmed that Gronkowski is, in fact,..." December 01

  • Is Ravens coach John Harbaugh's job on the line?

    SI "With just five games remaining in the NFL season, there may not be a team with more on the line than the Baltimore Ravens. There is a standard of excellence in Owing Mills, Md., bred through two Super Bowl titles, 11 winning seasons and 10 postseason berths in the past 16 years. You can feel it..." December 01

  • Ex-NFL player charged with running teen prison fight club

    New York Post "A former NFL player is being accused of forcing teenage prisoners into an apparent fight club, authorities said. One-time Chicago Bears offensive lineman Johan O. Asiata is among four corrections officers at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, Ill., who were indicted on multiple counts by..." December 01

  • Colin Kaepernick is selling his Bay Area home as potential free agency looms

    Fox Sports "Is Colin Kaepernick planning to leave town this offseason? The San Francisco 49ers quarterback put his Bay Area home on the market, a move Kaepernick described through a team spokesman as an “investment decision.” The 4,600-square foot home in San Jose is listed at $2.895 million. Kaepernick’s..." December 01

  • An open letter to Chip Kelly: You're an NFL failure, it's time to go home

    CBS Sports "To: Chip Kelly CC: Chip Kelly's Ego c/o: Bill Reiter CBS Sports Guys, This letter has been a long time coming. Both of you -- Chip, and Chip's overgrown, massive Ego -- have done some amazing things together. Right up until you guys broke into the National Football League, you two were an..." December 01

  • Rams explain how Jeff Fisher wasn't really mixing up names of Patriots RBs

    Fox Sports "Rams coach Jeff Fisher came under some fire on Wednesday after his conference call with members of the New England media. Ahead of LA’s meeting with the Patriots on Sunday, Fisher was asked about New England’s three-headed monster at running back: LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James..." December 01

  • Andy Reid on containing Julio Jones: ‘You hope he misses the bus’

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs are facing an extremely important matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta this upcoming weekend. At a surprising 8-3 on the season, Kansas City currently holds the top wild card spot in the AFC and is just one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. One of the..." December 01

  • Siemian not at practice again

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was again absent as the Broncos began practice Thursday, those in attendance reported. Siemian is dealing with a sprained left foot suffered late in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. He’s been in a protective boot when he hasn’t been rehabbing since Monday,..." December 01

  • Mike Zimmer to miss 'TNF' after emergency eye surgery

    NFL.com "Mike Zimmer will not be on the sidelines Thursday. The Vikings head coach had emergency eye surgery for a detached retina on Wednesday and is out for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will coach..." December 01

  • Rams' Jeff Fisher 'not concerned' about job security

    NFL.com "Jeff Fisher knows your bits. The Los Angeles Rams' coach has heard the "7-9 bull----" jokes the social-media herd churns out with euphoric delight at his team's expense. Now that the Rams (4-7) would be lucky to get to that mediocre mark, Fisher was asked about the line he famously uttered..." December 01

  • NFL chooses player who strangled his pregnant girlfriend as league's newest poster boy

    Daily Mail "The NFL is using a player who was sacked from his college team after he strangled his pregnant girlfriend on the league's Twitter banner following the most recent round of games. Tyreek Hill of the Kansas Chiefs became the first rookie to pull off a run, pass reception and kick return hat-trick..." December 01

  • Broncos get Paxton Lynch ready to play, in case Trevor Siemian can't

    ESPN "There are those among the Denver Broncos' faithful who want to see rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch play no matter what Trevor Siemian does and no matter how many games the Broncos win with Siemian at quarterback. And under normal circumstances, with Siemian coming off a 368-yard,..." December 01

  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed unlikely to play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "In less than shocking news on Thursday, reports are surfacing that Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is unlikely to play against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. This comes after he suffered a Grade 3 shoulder sprain Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys. Reed, the Redskins star..." December 01

  • Report: Darrelle Revis confidant says Jets corner 'doesn’t want to play anymore’

    New York Daily News "Darrelle Revis announced this summer that he was "going to play until the wheels fall off." With wide receivers toasting him on a weekly basis, it looks more and more like No. 24 is driving the Flintstone Mobile. The Jets cornerback's decline is due, in part, to his questionable drive and..." December 01

  • Aaron Rodgers: I never lost faith in Davante Adams

    NFL.com "Davante Adams spent 2015 living out a nightmare. His horror show came in the form of running in quick sand and dropping seemingly everything tossed his way. The Green Bay Packers receiver awoke from the torment in 2016. With ankle troubles behind him, Adams is making the most of his..." December 01

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis not listening to stadium talks in Oakland

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "As the deadline nears for a decision on the Raiders’ planned relocation to Las Vegas, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is working to beat the clock and keep the NFL franchise home. Oakland City Pro Football Group LLC, a team of investors fronted by former NFL star Ronnie Lott, is pledging $600..." December 01

  • Mike Zimmer may miss Thursday's game due to emergency surgery

    NFL.com "Mike Zimmer may not be on the sidelines tomorrow. The Vikings coach will have emergency eye surgery on Wednesday night, the team announced, and his status for Thursday night's game is uncertain. "Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery tonight," general manager Rick Spielman said in a..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01