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  • Five players the Cowboys should potentially deal before the 2019 NFL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "Believe it or not, but the NFL season is already one tick away from being in late October, and that means the trade deadline of Oct. 29 is approaching with the speed of a starving shark when there's chum in the water. The Dallas Cowboys could use help at a few positions,..." October 16

  • Five players the Patriots should try to deal for before the NFL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "As the NFL trade deadline draws near on Oct. 29, the New England Patriots have areas that could use some bolstering, despite their undefeated record following Week 6. Specifically, the reigning Super Bowl champs likely need a boost in some way, shape or form when it comes to..." October 16

  • Roger Goodell confirms talks on a 17-game season

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL wants an 18-game season. It may end up settling for 17. Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed for reporters on Wednesday that talks between the NFL and NFL Players Association have occurred regarding an expansion of the regular season from 16 games to 17. And, to no surprise,..." October 16

  • NFL not considering draft lottery

    The Score "The NFL has no interest in overhauling its draft format and introducing a lottery, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the conclusion of the league's fall meeting. With the Miami Dolphins appearing to position themselves to secure the first overall pick in next year's..." October 16

  • Austin Ekeler Gives His Girlfriend Taylor Frick a Pushup Ride

    Sports Gossip "I don't know about you, but I struggle to do 20 pushups. Not that I am out of shape, I workout, sometimes. Austin Ekeler decides to keep fit by doing pushups with his beautiful girlfriend Taylor Frick on his back. Keep in mind she was 'reading a book' which seemed just for..." October 16

  • Roger Goodell defends officials over lack of successful PI challenges

    The Score "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't too worried about the lack of successful pass interference challenges that has left coaches across the league frazzled. "The thought process was to fix the obvious and clear error," he told reporters Wednesday at the NFL owners..." October 16

  • Melvin Gordon thinks he needs more carries to get in rhythm

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has a simple solution to fix his slow start since returning to the field after an unsuccessful, two-month holdout. More reps. Gordon has totaled just 49 rushing yards on 20 attempts in his first two games of the 2019 season,..." October 16

  • Six future first-round picks have already been traded

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams value first-round draft picks, but an increasing number of teams are showing that they’re willing to trade away first-round picks in the future to get a player they want now. In fact, six future first-round draft picks (four in the 2020 NFL draft and two in the 2021..." October 16

  • Chargers players upset Steelers' theme song played at home game

    The Score "The Los Angeles Chargers don't enjoy the same home-field advantage that other teams do, as they rank last in attendance while playing in a sparsely populated 30,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park. Making matters worse, Sunday night's home game against..." October 15

  • Ryan Leaf Compares Baker Mayfield’s Career to His Own

    Sports Gossip "No NFL player wants to have their career compared to Ryan Leaf’s.  He’s known as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, draft bust in the history of the NFL. Baker Mayfield’s slow start to his second season is drawing comparisons to Leaf’s career, by Leaf..." October 15

  • NFL needs to implement 'sky judge' option for overturning egregious mistakes

    CBS Sports "Monday night felt like a tipping point for the NFL when it comes to officiating issues, with the Lions being robbed of a divisional road victory thanks to multiple blunders in favor of the Packers from Blake Cleteman's crew. No one thinks there were shenanigans at play here, but..." October 15

  • NFL needs someone who can explain, defend, apologize for questionable calls

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to mistakes routinely made by game officials, the NFL is less transparent than construction paper. Fearful of the potential negative impact of admitting what is often obvious, the NFL unreasonably protects officials by never acknowledging their blunders publicly. This..." October 15

  • 10 NFL trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is quickly approaching. It’s been a more active part of the year since the league moved the deadline back to about mid season. That’s not going to change ahead of Oct. 29. Multiple teams are already out of the playoff picture and are looking to..." October 15

  • Chargers don’t think run game struggles have to do with Melvin Gordon

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers have lost two games in a row, and much of that is due to their struggling running game. Oddly enough, the Chargers’ ground game worsened once Melvin Gordon returned from his holdout in Week 5, as Los Angeles has tried to make Gordon the No. 1..." October 15

  • 5 NFL Head Coaches on the Hot Seat

    The Big Lead "As we march towards Halloween, a clearer picture is starting to emerge of who NFL teams are and where they stand. These five coaches aren't quite dead and buried, but if their teams continue on recent trajectories it's a solid bet that change will be coming: " October 14

  • Chargers WR Keenan Allen Sounds Off, Calls Team ‘Sad’

    Heavy "Keenan Allen is not a happy man right now, it seems. After losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers (who started their third-string quarterback on Sunday Night Football) Allen waited until Monday morning to vent some of his frustrations on Twitter. First, Allen posted a bit of a cryptic..." October 14

  • Answering nine questions that could define the NFL season

    ESPN "There's very little settled in the NFL through six weeks. The Patriots are very good, the Dolphins are awful and just about everything in the middle seems to be up for grabs. We've seen teams like the Chiefs, Cowboys and Rams go on losing streaks, while the Panthers and..." October 14

  • 32 things we learned from Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season

    USA Today "The 32 things we learned from Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season: 1. Shoutout to one of my esteemed former colleagues, Tom Pelissero, who continues doing stellar work for NFL Network ever since leaving USA TODAY Sports. But more important is the redoubtable character of Tom..." October 14

  • Pat McAfee: Al Riveron Is a Terrible Leader and It's Ruining the NFL

    The Big Lead "Pat McAfee, appearing in one of his 45 jobs in a role on Get Up this morning, really lit into NFL SVP of officiating Al Riveron, calling him a terrible leader of men and saying that his incompetence is ruining the game: McAfee has been on this wavelength on his DAZN show,..." October 14

  • Phil Rivers Appears to Scold Steelers Defender Like One Of His Children

    The Big Lead "The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Chargers in a home/road game on Sunday night, 24-17. The Chargers had a chance to tie the game, but Philip Rivers threw a back-breaking interception with 41-seconds left in the 4th quarter. As the play ended, Rivers grabbed Steelers' cornerback..." October 14

  • 30th anniversary of Herschel Walker trade: Counting down NFL's biggest in-season trades

    USA Today "Saturday, Oct. 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the biggest trade to take place during the NFL regular season in the league's 100-season history. In 1989, the Dallas Cowboys shipped their star running back, Herschel Walker, to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a bounty of players..." October 12

  • 15 key questions for NFL Week 6

    Larry Brown Sports "Week 6 of the NFL sees an exciting matchup between winless teams — we had to, sorry. It compensates, though, by pairing Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes up for what could be a shootout, as well as several divisional battles that could have a key say in who gets a division title and a..." October 12

  • Phillip Rivers closing in on Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger on career passing yards list

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was drafted in the same first round of the 2004 NFL draft as Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. But because Rivers sat on the bench behind Drew Brees for two years, his career numbers always lagged behind..." October 12

  • What to expect from Chargers RB Melvin Gordon against Pittsburgh

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers are finding themselves in desperate need of a win as they get set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 6 matchup on Sunday night. The Chargers have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL thus far, going just 2-3 over..." October 11

  • Study Reveals NFL Players’ Risk Of Getting CTE Increases 30% Every Season They Play

    BroBible "A new CTE study from neuroscientists at Boston University reveals just how dangerous playing in the NFL really is on the brain. While fans and players talk about the sport as being gladiator-like, given the amount of head and neck injuries that occur due to the constant..." October 11

  • Carli Lloyd 'definitely considering' NFL career

    Sporting News "Two-time World Cup winner Carli Lloyd will seriously consider pursuing a future career as an NFL kicker when she retires from soccer. Lloyd, 37, sent social media into a spin when she drilled a series of field goals, including one from 55 yards, while visiting a Philadelphia..." October 11

  • Chargers tight end Hunter Henry returns to practice in limited fashion

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry practice in a limited role on Wednesday, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture in his left knee in the Chargers’ Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts and has been..." October 10

  • Agent: 'I have never seen anything like' Colin Kaepernick's unemployment

    The Score "Representatives for quarterback Colin Kaepernick released a fact sheet on Thursday that pushes back on "false narratives" regarding his unemployment, which is approaching three years in length. According to the statement, no team has offered Kaepernick a contract..." October 10

  • NFL trades we'd love to see before Oct. 29 deadline

    Yardbarker "Yardbarker NFL writers Michael Tunison and Chris Mueller address some of the hottest issues in the league. This week's topic: potential deals before NFL's Oct. 29 trade deadline. Mueller: Historically, the NFL has not been a league defined by major in-season trades. The..." October 10

  • The Onside Kick Is Dead. Here’s How To Fix It

    Deadspin "Football games don’t have to end like this. Last year in the NFL, only four onside kicks were recovered all season long, down from 12 in 2017 (with Miami having recovered four of them on their own!). So far this year, no team has recovered one. Two weeks ago, the Colts were down to the..." October 10

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for AJ Green

    Complex "AJ Green has yet to play a game for the Cincinnati Bengals this season, but his name is currently in the headlines because there are plenty of trade rumors swirling around. On the possibility of being traded before the October 29 deadline, Green said, "I'm prepared for anything."..." October 10

  • Chargers place C Mike Pouncey on IR. Sign C/G Ryan Groy

    Bolts From The Blue "The. Hits. Just. Keep. Coming.     We’ve signed C/G Ryan Groy and placed Mike Pouncey on injured reserve » October 09

  • Dolphins name Josh Rosen starting QB for remainder of 2019

    Sporting News "The Dolphins have plenty of questions on their roster, but starting quarterback is no longer one of them. Coach Brian Flores told reporters Tuesday that Josh Rosen will start for his team the rest of the season.   " October 09

  • Keenan Allen says Chris Harris “can’t hold my jock strap” after the Chargers loss

    Mile High Report "Keenan Allen didn’t take Sunday’s loss too well, apparently. After the game, in which he was held to four catches and 18 yards on seven targets (including one drop), Allen responded on Instagram to the notion that Chris Harris had shut him..." October 09

  • Cardinals claim CB Trevor Williams off waivers, release P Ryan Winslow

    Arizona Sports "As the Arizona Cardinals await the return of defensive backs Patrick Peterson and Robert Alford, they’ve added another cornerback in Trevor Williams who has recently missed time. The team claimed Williams off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday. Williams had been on..." October 09

  • Who Are the Hottest NFL Coaching Candidates Right Now?

    Bleacher Report "Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder scheduled a 5 a.m. meeting with head coach Jay Gruden on Monday. It's the coaching version of being asked to hand in your playbook. Instead, Gruden handed in his key card. Snyder will begin his search for another new head coach after..." October 08

  • Chargers Cut Trevor Williams

    CBS Sports "The Chargers cut Trevor Williams (quadriceps) from injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. " October 07

  • The NFL’s Passing Records Are Becoming Meaningless

    Wall Street Journal "Tom Brady passed Brett Favre on the NFL’s career passing yards list Sunday, placing him only behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. It’s a testament to one of the best players ever, his unprecedented durability—Brady is 42 years old, you might have heard—and a career that..." October 07

  • 10 NFL trade candidates, and proposing deals that make sense

    ESPN "As recently as five years ago, a column about midseason trades would have been more of a wish list than anything else. NFL teams rarely traded veteran players at all, let alone in the middle of campaigns. Last season alone, though, we saw Amari Cooper, Eli Apple, Damon..." October 07

  • Anthony Lynn: 'Sorry for watching that damn game' "The Los Angeles Chargers faced a winless Denver Broncos team at home Sunday and laid an egg. The Chargers' offense didn't score a touchdown, as Anthony Lynn's squad fell to 2-3 with a 20-13 defeat. "Sorry for watching that damn..." October 07

  • Chargers WR Mike Williams expected to play in Week 5 vs. Broncos

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers appear to be getting multiple players back in their offense this Sunday. Among them, Mike Williams is expected to play in Week 5 versus the Denver Broncos per Adam Schefter.   October 06

  • Melvin Gordon expected to split carries with Austin Ekeler in season debut

    Clutch Points "After not playing a snap in Week 4, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is officially in the fold of the gameplan for Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. However, the two-time Pro Bowler won’t be a bell-cow. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL..." October 06

  • NFL finds loophole to keep Antonio Brown unemployed

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Scale of Sympathetic figures go, Antonio Brown falls far closer to O.J. Simpson than Homer. But this doesn’t mean that the former Steelers, Raiders, and Patriots receiver doesn’t have rights. He does, as eventually will be evidenced by the umpteen..." October 06

  • Von Miller Trade Destinations if Broncos Move Star Veteran

    The Big Lead "Only four games into the the 2019 season, and the Denver Broncos already look doomed. They've lost their first four games, and while Joe Flacco hasn't looked like an ideal fit at quarterback, he's the least of the team's problems. The Broncos are an organizational..." October 06

  • Not-so-secret secret CBA meeting happened this week in Jacksonville

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, it appeared that the NFL and NFL Players Association wouldn’t resume bargaining talks on a new labor deal until later in October. But they did. In secret. Well, not really secret, since the media outlet owned and operated by the NFL has disclosed the not-so-secret..." October 06

  • Austin Ekeler to Play 'A Lot' Week 5 Despite Melvin Gordon Return

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Friday that running back Austin Ekeler will continue to play "a lot" Sunday despite the expected return of fellow rusher Melvin Gordon. Daniel Popper of The Athletic noted the Bolts will limit Gordon's..." October 05

  • Why Melvin Gordon's Holdout Never Stood A Chance

    Deadspin "Not all NFL holdouts are created equal. This is especially true for running backs, who have seen their value decline in recent years, even as the salary cap has jumped prodigiously. This summer, a pair of backs began training camp by withholding their labor in attempt to leverage a strong..." October 04

  • 'I was just kicking the football': Carli Lloyd's path to NFL is visible to women who played college football

    Sporting News "Ashley Cockrell carries her equipment bag through a hallway toward her designated area beneath the 15,000-seat Burgess-Snow Stadium at Jacksonville State. "Hey don't walk in here. I'm in here changing," she shouts out into the hall. "Nobody wants..." October 03

  • Five teams that should trade for Vikings star Stefon Diggs

    Sportsnaut "Things have apparently spiraled out of control in Minnesota. At 2-2 on the season, the Vikings are in the midst of yet another disappointing season. It’s led to questions about Kirk Cousins’ future in Minneapolis. Star wide receiver Stefon Diggs has also grown..." October 03

  • Melvin Gordon will 'definitely' be part of Sunday's game plan

    Fantasy Pros "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says that Melvin Gordon will "definitely" be part of the Chargers' game plan versus the Broncos this week. " October 03