• Rob Gronkowski will be at training camp

    Sportsnaut "Rob Gronkowski is seeking a new contract from the New England Patriots, but that pursuit isn’t expected to keep him out of training camp. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a source anticipates Gronkowski will report to the Patriots on time. The offseason..." July 17

  • Ezekiel Elliott ranked behind Saquon Barkley by ESPN NFL Insiders

    The Sports Daily "In a new poll by ESPN NFL Insiders, the 2016 rushing leader found himself on the bench behind a player that hasn’t even stepped on an NFL field. Drafted No. 2 overall in the draft in May, the Giants’ Saquon Barkley was ranked as the second-best running back in the league..." July 17

  • Mitchell Trubisky: Bears offense is more complex, but easier to execute than last year

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mitch Trubisky likes to do the drawing himself. When he’s alone in a Halas Hall meeting room with quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone, he’ll sketch out a play, with all 11 offensive and defensive players in proper position, and try to detail each movement to..." July 17

  • Jay Ajayi could see much higher workload in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning offense may be seeing a fairly decent makeover beyond just the reintegration of Carson Wentz. Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice reported over the weekend that there is a good chance running back Jay Ajayi could see a “much..." July 17

  • Is Le'Veon Bell's replacement on the roster? Time to find out.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Now that the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell have failed to agree on a long-term contract, the short-term focus shifts to the players that will be at training camp next week. Bell is ex­pected to sign his tender be­fore the reg­u­lar sea­son..." July 17

  • Sony Michel adds exciting layer to Patriots' RB corps

    ESPN "Locks: Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel, James White On the bubble: Brandon Bolden, Mike Gillislee, Jeremy Hill Long shot: Ralph Webb Explaining the locks: Burkhead isn't going anywhere after signing a three-year, $9.75 million contract as an unrestricted free agent..." July 17

  • Should Bears fans worry about Roquan Smith’s contract?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Linebacker Roquan Smith wasn’t among the rookies who arrived early to Bears training camp Monday, and the clock is ticking for Smith and the Bears to finalize his contract before Thursday’s official report date. But there’s no reason for alarm yet. Smith, drafted out..." July 17

  • Packers are seeking backup to QB Aaron Rodgers who can keep them competitive

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everyone in the NFL knows what the Green Bay Packers have atop their quarterback depth chart. The question that could impact their 2018 season: What do the Packers have behind Aaron Rodgers? The Packers saw their franchise-best stretch of eight straight playoff..." July 17

  • What DeSean Jackson needs to break a Jerry Rice NFL record

    Tampa Bay Times "We're close enough to the 2018 NFL season that we can start talking about records that could be broken in the normal course of the Bucs' season ahead. DeSean Jackson has a chance to break one of Jerry Rice's career NFL records. No, not the 197 career touchdown catches, not..." July 17

  • QB Davis Webb out to prove himself to new regime

    Giants "Everybody in the NFL is there to play on Sundays. But as long as Eli Manning is around, Davis Webb will make the most of Thursdays and Fridays. Believe it or not, preseason football is just around the corner. The New York Giants play the Cleveland Browns three weeks from this..." July 17

  • Panthers running backs have a new plan to bounce back from underwhelming 2017 season

    Charlotte Observer "There’s no point in sugarcoating it: The Carolina Panthers’ running backs underwhelmed in 2017. The tandem of Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey combined for 1,115 rushing yards (with 680 and 435, respectively) and the team’s leading rusher was quarterback Cam..." July 17

  • Dexter McCluster heads to the CFL

    Pro Football Talk "Terrell Owens could be playing in Canada. For now, a former NFL player some 15 years younger than Owens is headed there. The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that they have signed running back Dexter McCluster. A second-round pick of the Chiefs in 2010, McCluster played..." July 17

  • Leadership? Chiefs’ Mahomes has it. But real-time NFL experience will take a while

    Kansas City Star "Leadership chops is an unknown for Patrick Mahomes as he enters his first year as a starting quarterback in the NFL. But one of his former wide receivers at Texas Tech said he believes the Chiefs are in good hands in that department. “He commands the huddle,”..." July 17

  • Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers Still Hoping To Get New Contract Done

    Forbes.com "Mark Murphy was the Green Bay Packers President and CEO just seven months when the Summer of Favre divided Packer Nation back in 2008. Brett Favre — arguably the greatest player in Green Bay history — announced he wanted to play again after retiring three months earlier...." July 16

  • Le’Veon Bell: This will be my best season

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent said that the “practical reality” is that the 2018 season will be his final one in Pittsburgh because no long-term deal was reached before Monday’s deadline. If that’s the case, Bell says he will be going out..." July 16

  • LeSean McCoy Ex-GF Moves Out of Georgia Home ... After Violent Robbery

    TMZ "LeSean McCoy's girlfriend wants no part of the NFL star's home anymore -- she's already moved out ... less than a week after she was pistol whipped in a violent robbery.  TMZ Sports has obtained photos showing moving trucks in front of the home in Alpharetta, Georgia..." July 16

  • Earl Thomas: If you don't want me, then trade me

    NFL.com "Hours after former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman suggested that the organization is in disarray, another member of the famed Legion of Boom secondary stated that he wants out Seattle. All-Pro safety Earl Thomas has ratcheted up the rhetoric in his quest for a new contract, once..." July 16

  • Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a monstrous $70 million deal from the Steelers

    CBS Sports "We can probably all agree that $70 million is a lot of money, but apparently, it wasn't enough to get Le'Veon Bell to sign a new deal in Pittsburgh.  According to NFL.com, the Steelers made one final offer to Bell on Monday, just hours before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET..." July 16

  • DeMarcus Lawrence Against Playing On Tag After This Season

    Yardbarker "Four players are set to play on a franchise tender this season. DeMarcus Lawrence's 14.5-sack showing in 2017 prompted the Cowboys to place a $17.1MM tag on him this year, and he did not object to that arrangement. However, he does not want this situation to repeat itself...." July 16

  • Packers financials show that NFL made billions despite national anthem controversy

    CBS Sports "If you're looking for a job that pays well, you might want to consider being an NFL owner, because the league's 32 teams pulled in some serious money in 2017.  According to financial information released by the Packers on Monday, the NFL distributed more than $8 billion..." July 16

  • Terrell Owens activates 10-day window with Esks

    CFL.ca "According to a report from 3 Down Nation‘s Justin Dunk, Edmonton Eskimos negotiation list player Terrell Owens has activated his 10-day signing window. The Eskimos were said to have added the former NFL Pro Bowl receiver and 2018 NFL Hall of Fame inductee to their practice..." July 16

  • Emmanuel Sanders pleads guilty to lane change violation after crash

    CBS Denver "Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders entered a guilty plea in connection to a car crash in 2017. It happened in Parker in August. Sanders was cited for careless driving after he passing heavy traffic by driving in the median of South Chambers near East Main..." July 16

  • Saints player helps save man trapped in car that plunged from CBD garage

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A New Orleans Saints defensive lineman led a crowd of bystanders who jumped into action to free a man trapped in a car after it plunged from the fourth floor of a CBD parking garage Sunday afternoon (July 15). Mitchell Loewen, 25, was enjoying brunch with his wife..." July 16

  • Bell's agent: 2018 will likely be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler

    The Score "After Monday's franchise tag deadline expired without a new long-term contract for Le'Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back has made it clear that the upcoming season will almost certainly be his last with the franchise. Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, told..." July 16

  • No Deals For Bell, Lawrence, Ansah, Or Joyner

    Pro Football Rumors "None of this year’s franchise tagged players agreed to extensions with their respective teams before Monday’s deadline. That means Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, and Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner will..." July 16

  • Could Julio Jones consider early retirement?

    247 Sports "In the 2015 season, Julio Jones came close to matching Calvin Johnson’s league record for receiving yards in a season, but going forward, there’s some speculation around that the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver could follow Johnson in another way, one that fans will not be happy to..." July 16

  • Giants officially sign supplemental pick Sam Beal

    USA Today "The New York Giants have come to terms with cornerback Sam Beal, who they selected in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft last week. Beal (6’1, 190) a junior out of Western Michigan, was projected to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. With his senior season..." July 16

  • Boomer Esiason won’t return as ‘Monday Night Football’ radio analyst

    Newsday "Boomer Esiason announced on Monday that he will not return as an analyst for Westwood One radio’s national “Monday Night Football” package, ending an 18-year run. Esiason said he had been leaning toward that decision late last season and made it final when the 2018..." July 16

  • Le’Veon Bell Could Sit Out First Half Of Season?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN mentioned during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he thinks it’s a possibility that Steelers franchise RB Le’Veon Bell could sit out the first half of the 2018 season if they can’t get a long-term deal done before today’s..." July 16

  • Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo admits he let Odell Beckham Jr. down

    Clutch Points "Now that Ben McAdoo has had an entire NFL offseason to reflect on what went wrong with the New York Giants, he is starting to realize some things he wishes he would have done differently. One player he wishes he would have worked with different with is Odell Beckham Jr. In an..." July 16

  • Richard Sherman Calls Out Seahawks' Poor Decision-Making for Ruining Team

    12 Up "?The rivalry is officially on in the NFC West, as ?Richard Sherman is ready to reignite the fire between the 49ers and Seahawks.  It's a new era in Seattle, as the All-Pro cornerback is going to the Bay to compete in San Francisco. While he cherished all the..." July 16

  • Source: No long-term deal expected between Rams, Lamarcus Joyner

    ESPN "No long-term deal is expected between the Los Angeles Rams and franchised safety Lamarcus Joyner by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, though the two sides continue talking, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. If no deal is reached, Joyner would be..." July 16

  • Carson Wentz married Madison Oberg over the weekend in Philly suburb

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carson Wentz is a married man. The Eagles' quarterback and his bride, Madison Oberg, kept things on the DL and got married in Bucks County over the weekend. Wentz shared photos of their engagement back in February and again posted a couple of select shots from..." July 16

  • Report: Steelers unlikely to reach long-term deal with Le’Veon Bell

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a race against the clock to come to terms on a long-term contract. Bell received the exclusive franchise tag by the Steelers, meaning the two sides will have until 4 p.m. on Monday to agree to a long-term contract or Bell will..." July 16

  • McAdoo 'at peace' with Eli benching that got him fired, admits 'my bedside manner hurt me that week'

    New York Daily News "Ben McAdoo finally has addressed the one topic people were waiting to hear him talk about: the benching of Eli Manning for Geno Smith that got him fired after 29 games as Giants head coach. McAdoo wrote in the “What I Learned” section of Peter King’s debut..." July 16

  • Aaron Rodgers wants to play until 40, preferably with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a pair of clavicle injuries which have shortened a pair of seasons, Aaron Rodgers is feeling good. And thus healthy, he’s going to get asked about how long he wants to play, because that’s just what we do with quarterbacks. The 34-year-old Rodgers (who..." July 16

  • Chris Long doesn't put stock in Brady-Belichick drama. "It took everything to beat them."

    NBC Sports Boston "In an interview with The Big Lead, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long spoke on the drama surrounding Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.  It's safe to say he doesn't put much stock into it.  I just think any NFL team, any NFL locker room..." July 16

  • Nick Foles says returning to backup role will test him

    Sportsnaut "Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, but he’s heading back to the bench in 2018. And it won’t be a painless move for the quarterback. In an interview with Peter King of Football Morning in America, Foles acknowledged there will be tough..." July 16

  • Steelers Increased Offer To Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "Less than 18 hours remain until the 2018 franchise tag extension deadline, and the impasse between the Steelers and Le’Veon Bell persists after nearly two full offseasons’ worth of negotiations. The Steelers and Bell resumed talks again this week, and the team is..." July 16

  • Joe Flacco vs. Lamar Jackson: A Quick Fix or Time for the Future in Baltimore?

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Ravens have a massive value discrepancy at the NFL's most important position, and there isn't much they can do about it in the short term. In March, 2016, the Ravens signed Joe Flacco to a three-year, $66.4 million contract extension when he had..." July 16

  • Ben McAdoo: I let Odell Beckham down

    Pro Football Talk "Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo is reflecting on what went wrong in his brief stint with the team, and one thing he’s realized is that he didn’t do enough to connect with star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Although Beckham put up big numbers in McAdoo’s..." July 16

  • Evan Engram sees two keys to ‘big’ year from Giants offense

    New York Post "Evan Engram couldn’t suppress his smile. He was imagining the possibilities of the Giants’ new-look offense. After working out with Odell Beckham Jr. and seeing Eli Manning throw through spring workouts, the Giants tight end said he sees bounce-back seasons from the keys..." July 16

  • Blake Bortles likes Tom Brady’s model for quarterback salaries

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars could have had quarterback Blake Bortles play out this year under the terms of the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, but they signed him to a three-year contract extension in February instead. The deal guarantees Bortles $26.5 million over the next two..." July 16

  • Eagles' Darren Sproles says he'll play 'one more year'

    NFL.com "The Philadelphia Eagles made it clear in free agency and the draft that they see Darren Sproles playing a key role in their rushing attack this season. Sproles, however, isn't planning to extend his career past 2018. The 35-year-old running back announced in a..." July 15

  • Can Saquon Barkley revive Giants' running game in 2018?

    SNY TV "With no upgrade to the offensive line or the running back position -- with the exception of drafting Wayne Gallman out of Clemson -- it was almost expected this unit wasn't going to do much for the Giants last season.  It was former fifth-rounder Paul..." July 15

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • Doug Pederson: Complacency can set in, but I haven’t seen it

    Pro Football Talk "Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo resurfaced last week for the first time since being fired late in the 2017 season and revealed that he believes the Eagles are “gonna have a hard time handling success” after winning the Super Bowl. Eagles cornerback Jalen..." July 15

  • Tony Romo: Colin Kaepernick good enough for NFL, but brings distractions as back-up

    USA Today "Somewhat reluctantly, at first, Tony Romo gave his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick. Romo is playing golf at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at  Edgewood-Tahoe and doing well. Romo sits in third place with 44 points after two..." July 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott annoyed a bunch of fans Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ezekiel Elliott’s stiff arm is in mid-season form. At least for some fans on Saturday afternoon. The Dallas Cowboys’ running back was at the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall signing autographs as part of the National Fantasy Football..." July 15

  • Michael Irvin Agrees with Hall of Fame's Decision to Ignore Terrell Owens at Enshrinement Weekend

    SI "Michael Irvin thinks that the Pro Football Hall of Fame made the right decision to not acknowledge Terrell Owens during enshrinement weekend. "We can't spend this moment for all these other guys talking about the guy that is not here," Irvin said at the..." July 15