• 'Pretty Boy Assassin' Mitch Trubisky impressing Bears with his composure

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears will look to build on their Week 6 overtime upset of the Ravens when they play host to the Panthers on Sunday at Soldier Field. A victory would give John Fox's team its first two-game winning streak since Weeks 9 and 10 of 2015. Here's our snapshot look at Sunday's game. Pressing..." October 21

  • Patriots' Super Bowl hero James White on rematch: 'Nothing to do with this game'

    CBS Sports "A little more than eight months ago, the New England Patriots made one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history, storming back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady won the Most Valuable Player award for his performance, but there was arguably no player more..." October 21

  • Gregg Williams hopes Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is hurting “a lot”

    Pro Football Talk "Five years after the bounty scandal, the man at the heart of it is making jokes about quarterback injuries. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has had a resurrection to his career that would impress even Marv Albert, tiptoed back down the “remember me” path on Friday when..." October 21

  • Eagles made the right choice in signing Alshon Jeffery over Terrelle Pryor

    Philly.com "The level of interest the Eagles had in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor last March isn’t clear. They definitely kicked the tires and talked to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. But ultimately, they decided to take what was behind Door No. 2 – Alshon Jeffery. Through the first six weeks of the season,..." October 21

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a colorful description of the Jets’ culture change

    New York Daily News "Less than 48 hours after arriving at the Jets facility for the first time in early September, Jermaine Kearse approached Leonard Williams for a conversation. Kearse had just joined the Jets as part of a Sept. 1 trade that sent star defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks. In..." October 21

  • Gregg Williams on Myles Garrett: 'We're turning him loose'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is ready to unleash the beast that is Myles Garrett on the Titans now that Garrett is almost fully recovered from his high right ankle sprain. Garrett, who leads the team with three sacks in two games, nearly doubled his snaps to 33 during a 33-17..." October 21

  • Colts should trade Andrew Luck

    NFL.com "If the Indianapolis Colts are serious about building a title contender, they should trade away Andrew Luck in the coming offseason. I know franchise quarterbacks don't come along every year, but the Colts are in the perfect position to parlay their big chip into a king's ransom that would..." October 21

  • Newton completes week without speaking to media

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton created a major stir via something he said, he’s making more waves with nothing he said. Because he has said nothing to the media this week, in violation of league rules. The NFL requires all players to be available to reporters at least once..." October 21

  • Dolphins Nate Allen lands $440K for wrongful arrest

    Sportsnaut "Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen was vindicated in a big way when the City of Fort Myers agreed to pay him $440,000 for wrongfully arresting him back in 2015. Fort Myers police wrongfully identified and detained Allen in 2015 in a case that involved a man exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl...." October 21

  • Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension

    247 Sports "It was expected that the NFL would lay down some type of fine or suspension to Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch after grabbing an official during Thursday's game. The NFL opted to go the suspension route, keeping him sidelined for one game. But, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported,..." October 21

  • Palmer on Adrian Peterson: You can hear his feet

    NFL.com "His new teammates can't stop talking about him. Adrian Peterson blew the doors down in his debut with the Cardinals last Sunday, mowing through the Bucs for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a performance that transformed Arizona's offense. Quarterback Carson Palmer noticed the difference..." October 21

  • Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history. Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven NFL games. He was already the first player ever to gain 100..." October 21

  • Packers hoping for Aaron Rodgers’ return Dec. 17

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are hoping quarterback Aaron Rodgers can return for their Dec. 17 game against Carolina, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. Demovsky says it “might be a long shot, but they’re hoping.” Rodgers had surgery Thursday to repair his right collarbone. The team placed him on injured..." October 20

  • DeShone Kizer called a players-only offensive meeting Friday and addressed the unit

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In his first game back from his one-week benching, Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer stepped up Friday and called a players-only offensive meeting in preparation for Sunday's game against the Titans. "As I said earlier this week, it's about doing more, and that's just a small thing that we can..." October 20

  • Marshawn Lynch Suspended 1 Game for Pushing Referee

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday for making contact with an official during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. During the second quarter of the game, Lynch ran onto the field to get involved in a scrum that started after Chiefs cornerback..." October 20

  • Raiders' Donald Penn: Marshawn Lynch was protecting cousin Marcus Peters in Thursday melee

    ESPN "Marshawn Lynch was protecting Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters when the Oakland Raiders running back ran off the sidelines and onto the field in the middle of a melee in the Raiders' 31-30 victory Thursday, said Raiders left tackle Donald Penn. Peters had just been flagged for a late..." October 20

  • Cowboys' Irving lays out unspecified plan for anthem protest

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "David Irving didn’t want to reveal his specific plans for what he might or might not do during the national anthem on Sunday before the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers. But Irving has made a personal determination to do something to protest police brutality and racial injustice...." October 20

  • Packers Discussing Long-Term Options After Aaron Rodgers' Shoulder Surgery

    Bleacher Report "The Green Bay Packers are still deciding what to do with Aaron Rodgers after the star quarterback broke his collarbone in a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made it sound like the team is considering placing Rodgers on injured..." October 20

  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers placed on injured reserve

    Fox 6 Now "The Green Bay Packers have placed QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve. The transaction was announced Friday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Rodgers left last Sunday’s game against the Vikings with a broken right collarbone — after..." October 20

  • Patriots QB Tom Brady says his accuracy isn't where it needs to be

    ESPN "Accuracy has been an integral part of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's success, and he said Friday that it isn't where it needs to be this season. "When the throws are there, I have to be able to make them," he said in anticipation of Sunday night's home game against the Atlanta..." October 20

  • NFL: We Won’t Settle With Ezekiel Elliott

    Pro Football Rumors "So much for a compromise. On Friday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart closed the door on a possible deal with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. “We’re not looking to make a deal, we’re very confident our arguments will prevail in court,” Lockhart said (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Anthony Barr responds to accusations regarding hit on Aaron Rodgers: ‘I’m not a dirty player’

    Sporting News "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr defended himself Friday against accusations that his hit that injured Aaron Rodgers was dirty or illegal, but he understands why Packers players and coaches would hold that opinion. After throwing a pass in the first quarter of last Sunday’s game at Minnesota,..." October 20

  • Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined that amount, but it wasn’t for hitting Smith. PFT has confirmed with the league that Mitchell..." October 20

  • Panthers' Luke Kuechly to miss 10th game due to concussion since '15

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly on Friday was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago with a concussion. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was listed as questionable after missing the past two days with swelling in his left knee that was surgically repaired in 2015. He..." October 20

  • Vikings QB Case Keenum to start Sunday with Bradford again out

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Case Keenum again will start Sunday against Baltimore with Sam Bradford being ruled out for the fifth time in the past six games. Bradford, who has a left knee injury, has not played or practiced since Oct. 9 at Chicago, when he was ineffective and..." October 20

  • Buccaneers Starting QB Jameis Winston In Week 7

    NFL Trade Rumors "Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter announced Friday that Jameis Winston will start Sunday’s game against the Bills. “Jameis will be our starter Sunday,” said Koetter, per Jenna Laine. “He threw the ball well today.” Indications have been that Winston was going to get the start after he took the..." October 20

  • Marshawn didn’t leave the stadium following his ejection

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made an early exit from Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He did not make an early exit from the stadium. Contrary to multiple reports that Lynch made like a tree and got out of the Oakland Coliseum after he ran in from the sidelines to defend..." October 20

  • Team president: Steelers not looking to trade Martavis Bryant

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers president Art Rooney II acknowledged there might have been “higher expectations” for a quick return to form for Martavis Bryant, but said the big-play receiver is making progress and there is no discussion about any trade. “We’re not looking to trade Martavis,” Rooney told the..." October 20

  • The Raiders are about to reveal the true reason they acquired Marshawn Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Ostensibly, the Raiders signed running back Marshawn Lynch to help them win football games. But on Thursday night, he did something that could have played a significant factor in the Raiders losing a must-win contest. And he did it because he was keen to help a player on the opposing..." October 20

  • 49ers owner Jed York says league hasn't blackballed Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has been one of the NFL's most outspoken owners when it comes to supporting the right of players to protest, as protests during the national anthem have dotted the league in the past year-plus. On the heels of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filing a..." October 20

  • Todd Gurley on international games: “It needs to stop”

    Clutch Points "As part of the NFL’s initiative to expand its worldwide coverage, a handful of regular-season games have been hosted in various countries – predominantly in England – for the past few seasons. For the 2017 season, the league added an extra game to the NFL International Series, capping those events..." October 20

  • Michael Crabtree and Donald Penn reportedly shove each other on sideline

    Larry Brown Sports "Tempers reportedly flared on the Raiders’ sideline between Michael Crabtree and Donald Penn with a member of the coaching staff needing to intervene. Late in the second quarter of Thursday’s game between the Raiders and Chiefs, CBS’ Tracy Wolfson reported frustration boiled over that resulted..." October 20

  • NFL's Brandon Browner Was Secretly Busted for Coke In May

    TMZ "Ex-Seattle Seahawks star Brandon Browner was arrested for cocaine in L.A. back in May and was hauled to the station for a shirtless mug shot ... TMZ Sports has learned. The La Verne Police Dept. has confirmed 33-year-old Browner was arrested on May 25 at 7:04 AM after cops say he was in..." October 20

  • Jamal Adams tells News he wants to make Odell Beckham-like impact: ‘I’m going to change the position’

    New York Daily News "Jamal Adams bounces around the locker room like a kid let out for recess, talking to Leonard Williams in the back corner before cracking jokes about God-knows-what with Marcus Maye across the way. Then, he pops up next to Steve McLendon. Lose sight of him for a split second and he’s gone, off..." October 20

  • Niners CEO Jed York on 0-6 start: 'We're not there yet'

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have come oh-so-close to victory in each of their last five games, but are still 0-6. The pressure isn't on -- not yet, at least. Unlike another 0-6 team that is starting to feel the heat even as seasonal temperatures drop along Lake Erie, the leash remains long for the..." October 20

  • Agent’s Take: Has the magic run out for Bill Belichick and the Patriots?

    CBS Sports "Bill Belichick is the gold standard for NFL coaching and roster building. Since he assumed the reins of the Patriots in 2000, New England has become a modern day football dynasty. At times, it seems as if Belichick is playing chess while the rest of the NFL is playing checkers. Belichick's..." October 20

  • Marshawn Lynch ejected for shoving official in scrum

    USA Today "Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of the Oakland Raiders' game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday for shoving an official. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters delivered a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, igniting a shoving match between several members of both..." October 19

  • Seahawks DE Cliff Avril Not Considering Retirement, Plans To Return

    NFL Trade Rumors "Seahawks DE Cliff Avril tells Greg Bishop that he’s not considering retirement, despite the recent reports that it could be an option after he sustained a neck injury earlier in the year. Avril says he plans to return at some point this season and is currently getting numerous medical opinions..." October 19

  • NFL looking into why Panthers QB Cam Newton declined to speak to media Thursday

    ESPN "The NFL will look into why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday declined to speak to media, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN. Team spokesperson Steven Drummond said the 2015 NFL MVP did not give a reason. Coach Ron Rivera also was unaware of why his quarterback did not..." October 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott settlement with NFL would do players a disservice

    Sportsnaut "If one player was going to stand up against the mighty NFL, most figured it would have been future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. But after a drawn-out legal battle between Brady and the league during the entire Deflategate scandal, the Patriots’ quarterback gave up. It was a decision that was made..." October 19

  • NFL Owners Think Trump Is Salty Toward the League Because He Never Got to Own the Bills

    Complex "A few years ago, Donald Trump unsuccessfully tried to purchase the Buffalo Bills for a reported $1 billion. But instead, the organization was sold to Terry Pegula, who also owns the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, for a $1.4 billion price. While that would seem to be ancient history—especially since now..." October 19

  • Cowboys will stand as a team for national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "A week has passed since Cowboys players had a meeting with Jerry Jones regarding the owner’s national anthem edict. With the team on a bye last week, Dallas has not played a game since Jones publicly declared Cowboys players would stand for the anthem or else. The Cowboys are expected to..." October 19

  • Cam Newton declines required weekly interview

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton skipped his mandatory weekly meeting with reporters Thursday ahead of Sunday's road game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Steve Reed of the Associated Press confirmed Newton declined to attend the session through a Panthers spokesperson. Joe..." October 19

  • Leonard Fournette says sprained ankle won't keep him out

    ESPN "Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says he believes his sprained right ankle will not keep him out Sunday against Indianapolis, but said "it's up to my coaches if they're going to let me play or not." Fournette said Thursday that he ran for the first time since he was injured late in the..." October 19

  • Two 49ers players held at gunpoint in San Francisco during attempted robbery

    CBS Sports "Two 49ers players were able to escape unharmed after being held at gunpoint in an attempted robbery on Monday. After flying back from the team's road trip to Washington on Sunday, linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster decided to hit up a local nightclub in San Francisco. According to..." October 19

  • Jay Gruden praises Carson Wentz, 'very upset' he landed with Eagles

    ESPN "It looks like Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is going to be a force in the NFC East for the foreseeable future, and Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is not happy about it. "He's progressed at a rate as fast as anybody I've seen, really," Gruden told Philadelphia reporters..." October 19

  • Navarro Bowman to start for Raiders just days after being signed

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders host the Kansas Chiefs for Thursday Night Football in a huge AFC West matchup that could pretty much end the Raiders’ division title expections. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the newly signed NaVorro Bowman is reportedly up to speed enough to start for a team he..." October 19

  • 49ers sign Logan Paulsen

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Logan Paulsen wasn’t off the 49ers’ roster long. The team, which released him Tuesday, re-signed him Thursday. He will take cornerback Leon Hall‘s spot on the roster. Hall, signed Oct. 10, was inactive last week in the loss to Washington. Paulsen, 30, is the third tight end on the..." October 19

  • Report: Ezekiel Elliott not interested in settlement, wants to clear name

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL are engaged in a war that could last the better part of a year, and there are conflicting reports about whether or not the two sides have explored the possibility of a settlement. Sources told David Moore of the Dallas Morning News that Elliott’s camp and the NFL..." October 19