• Raiders' rebranding not under consideration with possible Las Vegas move

    USA Today "The Oakland Raiders might wind up changing hometowns, but as of now there is no plan to change their branding – from the silver and black color scheme to the famous pirate logo – should the team move to Las Vegas. “No rebranding is under consideration,” team spokesman Will Kiss told USA TODAY..." January 21

  • Cris Carter says the Cowboys should trade Tony Romo for J.J. Watt

    CBS Sports "Now that the offseason has officially started for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the first things the team is going to have to figure out is what to do with Tony Romo. Should they trade him? Should they cut him? Should they keep him? Should they ask him to take a pay cut? Although Cowboys owner..." January 21

  • Ricky Williams Got Stopped And Handcuffed Just For Taking A Walk In Texas

    Uproxx "Ricky Williams is a Texas Longhorns legend and a former NFL star, but he still faced a scary situation in Tyler, Texas when he was stopped, handcuffed and questioned simply for taking a walk after police were called about suspicious activity in the area. Williams cooperated with police, who put..." January 21

  • Chiefs' Travis Kelce fined for postgame comments about referee

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined a total of $21,615 for his actions during and after last week's 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to ESPN. Kelce was fined $12,500 for his postgame comments about referee Carl Cheffers, who penalized Chiefs..." January 21

  • Aaron Rodgers battling illness in advance of NFC Championship Game against Falcons

    Fox Sports "Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Packers and the Falcons (3:05 p.m. ET on FOX) is less than 48 hours away, and a couple of key Green Bay players are dealing with illness. Aaron Rodgers apparently has caught whatever has been going around, and says both Jordy Nelson and Mason Crosby..." January 21

  • Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice invited to play in brand new spring football league

    CBS Sports "If Johnny Manziel wants to return to football in 2017, it looks like he's going to have an option. An independent football league, known as the Spring League, is set to kickoff in April, and the CEO of the league wants to include former NFL stars like Ray Rice, Vince Young and Manziel. "If..." January 21

  • NFL is reportedly upset with Chargers, wants them to move back to San Diego

    CBS Sports "It looks like fans in San Diego aren't the only ones upset with the Chargers after the team made the decision to move to Los Angeles last week. According to ESPN.com, pretty much everyone in the NFL hates the idea of the Chargers in L.A. One source told ESPN that many of the league's 32 owners..." January 21

  • Stephen Jones: Romo situation will be handled with 'kid gloves,' but we all know we're in a business

    Sports Day "Was this season a success or a failure? Stephen Jones: Any time you don't win a championship you're disappointed. At the same time, you have to make progress. There's only gonna be one team that's judged a success if that's certainly the bar you set. I know most teams do, and certainly we do as..." January 21

  • Jadeveon Clowney was fined for tackling Tom Brady

    Sporting News "As if an AFC divisional loss to the Patriots wasn't painful enough for the Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the NFL on Friday fined the Pro Bowl defensive end for unnecessary roughness against Tom Brady. Clowney's hit on the New England quarterback cost him $18,231, as first reported..." January 21

  • Tom Brady has 19 touchdowns, 0 interceptions vs. Mike Tomlin

    Pro Football Talk "The Rooneys own the Steelers, but Tom Brady owns Mike Tomlin. In the 10 years since Tomlin became head coach of the Steelers, Brady and the Patriots have faced Pittsburgh six times. And in those six games, Brady has absolutely embarrassed Tomlin’s defense. According to NFL Research, Brady..." January 21

  • Aaron Rodgers: It’s loud in Atlanta, whether it’s all natural or not

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a shot at the Falcons’ history of playing fake crowd noise over the Georgia Dome loudspeakers in his final media appearance before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Asked about the noise in Atlanta, Rodgers acknowledged it’s loud, and then noted that the..." January 21

  • Gus Bradley hired as Chargers' defensive coordinator

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms on a contract with Gus Bradley to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bradley, who was fired as Jacksonville Jaguars coach in December with two games left in his fourth season, was a hot commodity as a defensive..." January 21

  • Bucs add two ex-Falcons: QB Sean Renfree, OL James Stone

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs have had success in the last two seasons signing players who worked under Dirk Koetter with the Falcons -- center Joe Hawley, running backs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith, receiver Freddie Martino -- and did so again Friday, agreeing to terms with quarterback Sean Renfree and signing..." January 21

  • 49ers could target Cousins in trade that includes No. 2 overall pick

    12 Up "Woah, woah, woah, could the wheels actually be turning the right way in San Francisco? As the team continues to search for not only a new coach, but a new general manager as well, they are already looking towards a solution that could get this team back to a competitive level as quickly as..." January 21

  • Chip Kelly To Meet With Patriots

    Providence Journal "In the event that the Patriots prevail on Sunday and head to Super Bowl LI, it's possible they could add another coach to help with preparation. According to ESPN, former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly "was headed to New England to meet with [Bill]..." January 21

  • Cowboys team reporter: Tony Romo retiring is an option

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Tony Romo will have a lot of options this offseason. Many NFL teams need an upgrade at the quarterback position. But among those options, it would appear retirement is also an option according to Bryan Broaddus, a reporter for the Cowboys’ official..." January 20

  • Manziel says he got sober without professional help

    Sports Day "It appears Johnny Manziel may be trying to put the football back in Johnny Football. ESPN's Ed Werder on Friday shared details of his talk with the former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback. He told Werder he got sober without professional help and he's looking to get back into..." January 20

  • Falcons' Jones will play without limitations vs. Packers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones practiced without limitations in Friday’s light session and is probable to play Sunday against the Packers in the NFC Championship game. “He looked good to me,” Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said. “He’s always a guy who, whether he gets some reps during the..." January 20

  • Browns to make Collins highest-paid ILB with extension

    NESN "Jamie Collins reportedly is staying in Cleveland, and is getting paid quite handsomely in the process. Collins and the Browns have a “basic agreement” on a contract extension that should be finalized soon, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday, citing a source. The length of Collins’..." January 20

  • Browns ‘enamored’ with Deshaun Watson, just not at No. 1 overall

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns would love to land the quarterback of the future in the 2017 NFL Draft, and Deshaun Watson is reportedly a guy they love. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the Browns are enamored with Watson and would love to land him in the first round — just not at No. 1..." January 20

  • Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    ET Online "When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls..." January 20

  • Philly mayor, ex-Pa. governor mock Cowboys fan Christie for Eagles remarks

    CSN Philly "What a week it's been for Chris Christie. After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governor called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people." He can..." January 20

  • Zach Orr says he’s “forced to walk away” because of neck condition

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is retiring not because he wants to, but because doctors are telling him he has to. Orr says an examination on a herniated disc revealed that he has a rare neck condition that could result in a serious, life-changing injury if he continued to play. As a result, he’s..." January 20

  • NFL confirms games at Wembley Stadium in Weeks 3-4 of 2017

    Sky Sports "The NFL has confirmed dates for the two games to be played at Wembley Stadium, as part of the 2017 NFL London Games series. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, September 24 (Week 3 of the regular season), before the Miami Dolphins host the New Orleans Saints on..." January 20

  • Brian Gutekunst withdraws from 49ers G.M. search

    Sacramento Bee "One day after Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf pulled out of the 49ers’ general manager search, his colleague, Brian Gutekunst, did the same, according to multiple national reports. Gutekunst’s withdrawal is more remarkable because he was believed to be the leader to replace ousted Trent..." January 20

  • 103 players secure early entry to the draft

    Pro Football Talk "The incoming class of NFL players has been supplemented by the players who have achieved special entry to the process. The NFL has announced that 95 players have been granted “special eligibility” for the draft by meeting the (unfair and arbitrary) three-year eligibility rule. Eight other..." January 20

  • Trump: Patriots owner 'under no pressure' because he has Tom Brady, Bill Belichick

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady is good friends with Donald Trump, but at the advice of his better half, the Patriots quarterback no longer publicly talks politics. And though he wasn't in attendance on Thursday night, Brady's name came up at a GOP dinner in Washington, D.C., where Trump was giving a speech and in..." January 20

  • As youngest head coach, Sean McVay plans to earn players’ respect

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay is only 30 years old, an age his players may associate more with a teammate than with a head coach. But McVay isn’t worried about whether players will listen to a coach who’s not much older (or maybe even a little younger) than they are. McVay said today on PFT Live..." January 20

  • Evan Mathis Retires

    Pro Football Rumors "Although he hinted at a retirement on multiple occasions, Evan Mathis will make it official. The former All-Pro guard will step away from football after 12 seasons, telling Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer injuries helped bring an end to a lengthy career. In an expansive interview, the..." January 20

  • Cris Carter Thinks The Cowboys Could Land a Superstar in a Trade for Tony Romo

    Complex "We know Tony Romo is going somewhere—it seems impossible that Jerry Jones would let him sit on the Cowboys' bench next year—and everyone wants to know, where? Pundits are speculating how Romo could land somewhere new; Houston and Denver have popped up as possible destinations. Cris Carter..." January 20

  • Ravens LB Zach Orr Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ravens LB Zach Orr is retiring from the NFL due to a serious injury. According to Rapoport, the Ravens weren’t able to talk Orr out of walking away from the NFL. Mike Garafolo adds that Orr was playing with a cracked bone in his shoulder late in..." January 20

  • Chiefs G.M. is “best bet” to be next Packers G.M.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "News on Thursday regarding Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst won't be much of a factor in identifying the Green Bay Packers’ next general manager. When the time comes for Packers President Mark Murphy and the executive committee to choose a successor for Ted Thompson, titles and salaries and years..." January 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams

    Fox Sports "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s no nice way to say this — he’s been the weak link in the Steelers’ offense in the second half of this season. A year after leading the NFL in passing yards per game,..." January 20

  • Broncos hope to give Paxton Lynch chance to be 2017 starter

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Just say no to Tony Romo. The Denver Broncos are not trading for the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. Not with his contract they aren’t. And not with general manager John Elway, new head coach Vance Joseph and new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy ready to push along first-round draft choice..." January 20

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown

    USA Today "It was quiet and mostly uneventful when the New England Patriots opened their locker room to reporters Thursday. Then tight end Martellus Bennett strolled to his stall and held court with about 35 media members. Arguably the most quotable player in this locker room offered thoughts on his..." January 20

  • Reggie McKenzie’s next task as GM: Get Raiders stars Mack, Carr locked up to long-term contracts

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who took a blank slate in terms of a salary cap and built a playoff team, realizes things will be more complicated with Khalil Mack and Derek Carr in line for big paydays in the not-so-distant future. Mack can be retained at a hefty one-year extension..." January 20

  • Johnny Manziel Denies Charging Fans For Selfies 'Dumbest Thing I've Heard'

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel is refuting reports that he's planning to charge fans $50 to take selfies at the Super Bowl ... saying it's "the dumbest thing I've ever heard." Promo flyers circulated social media last week detailing Johnny's appearance at several Stadium Signature stores in Texas during Super..." January 20

  • Oakland mayor: 'It's no surprise that the Raiders have filed for relocation'

    CSN Bay Area "The Oakland Raiders have officially filed for relocation to Las Vegas. And Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has responded. “It’s no surprise that the Raiders have filed for relocation," Schaaf said in a statement. "Oakland welcomes the chance to show them and the NFL’s other owners why Oakland is..." January 20

  • Donald Trump got a phone call from Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a “Make America Great Again” hat being spotted in his locker early in the campaign, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has tried to keep under wraps his support of Donald Trump in the closet. The Later-Today-To-Be-President outed Brady last night. “Your friend Tom [Brady] just called,”..." January 20

  • Falcons G Andy Levitre’s wife watched entire playoff game while in labor

    Sportsnaut "About half of the population out there can probably relate with labor pain. Sucking it up and enduring what was nearly three hours of battle time, the wife of Atlanta Falcons guard Andy Levitre watched last week’s playoff game while in labor. “My wife went into labor right before the game..." January 20

  • Kyle Shanahan: No deal yet, focusing on Packers this week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The key to being a great offensive coordinator is knowing how the defense plans to attack you. Credit Kyle Shanahan for coming prepared Thursday. The Falcons’ offensive coordinator and likely San Francisco head coach in waiting showed up at his weekly media news conference knowing he was going..." January 20

  • Rams punter Johnny Hekker calls for expansion, not relocation

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders’ decision to file relocation papers for Las Vegas is bound to bring up some strong emotions. Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker, a man certainly familiar with team relocation, expressed his thoughts on Twitter. Hekker is partially right. If the NFL wants to reach new..." January 20

  • Shanahan won’t land Fangio as 49ers DC

    San Francisco Chronicle "Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio won’t reunite with the 49ers. Fangio was believed to be a prime candidate to serve as the defensive coordinator on Kyle Shanahan’s yet-to-be assembled staff with the 49ers, but the Bears didn’t allow Fangio out of his contract, a source said. Fangio was..." January 20

  • Edelman proudly wears same Kent State shirt to practice every day

    NESN "Julian Edelman is easy to spot on the New England Patriots’ practice field. He’s the guy at the end of the warmup line with a bright yellow T-shirt poking out from under his white practice jersey. That shirt? A Kent State Golden Flashes workout T-shirt that Edelman’s been wearing to practice..." January 20

  • If Davante Adams plays with ankle injury, 'I won't be playing like last year'

    ESPN "Davante Adams is dealing with an injury to the same ankle that caused him problems last year, but the Green Bay Packers receiver thinks he can perform better this time around. Adams sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s divisional-playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. He..." January 20

  • Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game'

    NFL.com "Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game' Print 0 By Chris Wesseling Around the NFL Writer Published: Jan. 19, 2017 at 07:46 p.m. Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is stumping for his former quarterback. Appearing on Thursday's edition of NFL..." January 20

  • Jets legend Mark Gastineau suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

    New York Daily News "Jets legend Mark Gastineau has revealed that he is suffering from serious health problems. “When my results came back, I had dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” the former Jets defensive lineman said on WOR Thursday evening. “Those were three things that I have.” Gastineau said he..." January 20

  • Redskins interview John Pagano for DC opening

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins today interviewed incumbent Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano for the same role on their staff, according to John Keim of ESPN.com. Pagano hasn’t officially been released from his contract in San Diego, but given that the Chargers are not only conducting interviews to replace..." January 20

  • Report: Browns close to new deal with Jamie Collins

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are close to finalizing a multi-year contract with linebacker Jamie Collins, CBS Sports reported Thursday. The report said “significant progress” has been made between the sides and that the deal will be done by the weekend. Absent a new deal, Collins would have had hit the open..." January 20

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins Had Second Foot Surgery, Expected Back For Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Sal Capaccio reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins underwent his second foot surgery earlier this month but is expected to be recovered in time for training camp. Watkins said after the team’s Week 17 game that he was “leaning” against a second surgery on his broken left foot, but it appears as..." January 20