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  • Did NFL Teams Miss and Let DK Metcalf Fall in the Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Picture this: a college football athlete with a frame loaded with muscle mass, standing 6'3" and weighing 228 pounds. His length, strength and aggressiveness on the field stand out every time you watch him play in a powerhouse conference. Not only does he dominate on..." October 22

  • How Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford and Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan became close friends

    USA Today "Matt Ryan is a scratch golfer, and while Matthew Stafford is far better than he lets on, there’s no comparing the two on the links. “Matt’s a way better golfer than I am,” Stafford said Wednesday. “He’s probably one of the best I’ve..." October 22

  • Five moves that could save the Cowboys season

    CBS Sports "Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. Right now, the Dallas Cowboys are dying as they sit at 2-4 on the season and are just two failed comebacks from being 0-6, their 2020 woes fueled largely by a slate of injuries that include Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, La'El Collins, Joe..." October 22

  • 2020 NFL Trade Deadline: Potential matches teams that need a boost should be exploring

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline in the NFL, even in the best of times, is a tricky proposition. The league is still slow to embrace the process, in general, owners tend to be stuck in their ways and the groupthink about how difficult it is to integrate a new player into such complex and nuanced systems..." October 22

  • NFL teams going for two more than ever before

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches are getting more gutsy about going for two. Two-point conversions are up this year, with 58 attempts through 92 games putting the league on pace to have a total of 161 two-point conversion attempts this season. Last season there were 113 two-point conversion attempts..." October 22

  • Lions put Julian Okwara on IR, sign DB Chris Jones

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today the following roster moves: SIGNED THE FOLLOWING FREE AGENT CB Chris..." October 21

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 7

    Bleacher Report "Injuries continue to pile up around the NFL, with Philadelphia Eagles star tight end Zach Ertz the latest to suffer a long-term ailment. Injuries often prompt contenders to make moves ahead of the trade deadline, while irrelevance often leads rebuilding teams to do the same...." October 21

  • Darrell Bevell: Marvin Jones “does get frustrated” with lack of catches

    Detroit Free Press "Considering Marvin Jones’ production this season, it’s understandable the veteran Detroit Lions receiver would be frustrated. Jones has just 14 catches for 146 yards through five games, with just one touchdown, and a career-low 10.4 yards per..." October 21

  • Why COVID-19 team bubbles would make sense for the NFL during the playoffs

    USA Today "Are playoff bubbles coming to the NFL? “The league is running the numbers,” a high-ranking team executive told USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity, referring to financial factors associated with secluding teams as a potential measure in dealing with the..." October 21

  • NFL Backups Who Can Break Out in Season's 2nd Half

    Bleacher Report "It feels like the NFL is on the cusp of a second-half takeover from a wave of backups.  This might be no better personified than by Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who finally hit the field in Week 6, making him the last of the big..." October 21

  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Duron Harmon: Sunday’s win means nothing, Lions need consistency

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have made a habit of blowing big leads this season, but they showed they can close out games in Jacksonville on Sunday. Detroit went up 17-3 in the first half and then added 17 more points in the second half of a 34-16 win. They got a strong game from rookie running..." October 19

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • How Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift got redemption: 'One game means nothing'

    Detroit Free Press "When D’Andre Swift dropped the game-winning touchdown pass in the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears, the rookie running back swore up and down to everyone who’d listen that it would not be a sign of things to come in his NFL career. On..." October 19

  • Matthew Stafford Finally Breaks Confusing NFL Drought vs. Jaguars

    Heavy "Matthew Stafford has been around the NFL for 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions, and in that time, he’s squared off against every team. Perhaps surprisingly, he had not thrown a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That all changed on Sunday afternoon. With..." October 18

  • Adrian Peterson’s status after MRI vs Jaguars

    Clutch Points "Detroit Lions veteran running back Adrian Peterson recently had blood work and an MRI to diagnose the side pain which sidelined him in a previous practice. The tests turn out to be negative and will be available to suit up in their fifth game of the season against the Jacksonville..." October 18

  • Matt Patricia could be fired if Lions lose to Jaguars

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Patricia has not produced positive results with the Detroit Lions since they hired him as head coach back in 2018, and Sunday could reportedly be his last day on the job if things don’t go well. Several Lions sources told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that they..." October 18

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • Jaguars practice player tests positive for COVID-19; no impact on Lions' game as of now

    WXYZ "The Jacksonville Jaguars had a practice-squad player test positive for COVID-19. The Lions take on the Jaguars Sunday in Jacksonville. According to the team, they found out Friday night. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting that everyone on the team is receiving rapid test..." October 17

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." October 17

  • Lions' WR Kenny Golladay thought he was getting new contract. Where are talks now?

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions standout receiver Kenny Golladay was playing coy Friday when asked where things stand with his long-anticipated contract extension. "I don’t think nothing came out yet," Golladay said with a smile. Does that mean news will be coming..." October 16

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • Top 5 Lions Who Could Get Moved by NFL Trade Deadline

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions are ready to try and make a push for relevancy in the second half of their season and have just the schedule to be able to get the job done on paper. For that reason, it probably isn’t wise to assume the team will make big changes to their roster in..." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • NFL reportedly has no plans to implement playoff bubble

    Yardbarker "The idea of holding the NFL playoffs in a bubble is one that has been discussed more as positive coronavirus cases keep popping up, but there has been no indication that the league is seriously considering it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and..." October 14

  • Super Bowl in New Orleans pushed back a year to 2025 over Mardi Gras conflict

    WWLTV.com "The city of New Orleans will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024, but instead 2025 after the NFL approved the city's plan to move hosting back a year due to a conflict with Mardi Gras parades, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Wednesday. The 2024 Super..." October 14

  • NFL to reimagine 2021 Pro Bowl; '22 Pro Bowl awarded to Las Vegas

    NFL.com "The NFL Pro Bowl presented by Verizon brings together NFL players, their families and fans for a fun and interactive celebration of the best players in the game. Over the last several months, the NFL has innovated the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual..." October 14

  • Should these teams sign Le’Veon Bell?

    Sportsnaut "It doesn’t take a genius to realize that embattled New York Jets head coach Adam Gase didn’t have a great relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell. In fact, there were rumors surrounding the Jets this past offseason that they were looking to move on from..." October 14

  • 6 NFL Teams That Should Sign Le'Veon Bell

    Complex "Le'Veon Bell is now a free agent after the New York Jets just released him this evening. This move isn't a total surprise because Bell clearly wanted out and the team was trying to trade him. With the amount of money Bell was owed, a trade was never going to happen. However, this could..." October 14

  • Potential Landing Spots for Le'Veon Bell

    Bleacher Report "Two years ago, running back Le'Veon Bell decided he'd rather sit out the season than play on the franchise tag. The move landed him his coveted big-money deal in free agency, but less than two years after signing with the New York Jets, he is again out of..." October 14

  • Lions Sign WR Victor Bolden To PS, Release RB Tavien Feaster

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they’ve WR Victor Bolden to the practice squad and released RB Tavien Feaster from the unit.  Here’s the Lions updated practice squad: C Beau Benzschawel " October 14

  • Aaron Rodgers Turned Packers Win Into Advice for Jordan Love

    Heavy "Aaron Rodgers’ strong start to the 2020 NFL season for the Green Bay Packers has done away with most discussions about first-round pick Jordan Love, but success hasn’t stopped the veteran quarterback from embracing his mentorship role with the rookie. During his..." October 13

  • Here are the 5 most-likely Matt Ryan trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Could the Atlanta Falcons trade star signal caller Matt Ryan? It’s a question that will be raised on the NFL rumor mill for the next several months after Atlanta fired head coach Dan Quinn. Falcons owner Arthur Blank would not commit to Ryan beyond the 2020 NFL..." October 13

  • 3 possible trade destinations for QB Dwayne Haskins

    Yahoo! Sports "The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the..." October 13

  • NFL considering Dallas, L.A. for potential playoff bubble

    SI "Los Angeles, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, are among the cities being considered to host neutral-site bubbles beginning in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, according to The Athletic's Lindsay Jones and Daniel Kaplan.  The NFL is reportedly continuing to..." October 13

  • Lions focusing on improving Matthew Stafford’s footwork

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford's back is OK, but his feet need some fixing. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan said Monday they do not believe the back injuries that Stafford suffered the last two seasons have contributed to his..." October 13