• Russell Wilson on Earl Thomas' holdout: Football 'isn't just fun and games'

    USA Today "The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for their second preseason game, and they are doing so without starting safety Earl Thomas. Thomas continues his holdout for a trade or a contract extension after his absence from all offseason team activities. The safety was a no-show for the..." August 17

  • 3 teams that should trade for Teddy Bridgewater

    The Score "Teddy's back. The New York Jets quarterback impressed again in his second appearance of the preseason, completing 10 of his 15 passes for 127 yards with a touchdown and an interception Thursday night. Stats aside, Bridgewater looked poised, confident, and calculating - the..." August 17

  • Doug Baldwin running again, expected to be ready for Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is working his way back from a knee injury that’s kept him out of commission throughout training camp. Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that Baldwin has resumed running and that he expects him to be ready for the team’s first..." August 17

  • Helicopter flyover at Lambeau Field had cops 'scrambling'

    ESPN "When a pair of helicopters flew over Lambeau Field early in the first quarter of Thursday's preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, it seemed a little late for the traditional flyover. That's because it was unplanned and..." August 17

  • ESPN Not Airing National Anthem on 'Monday Night Football'

    TMZ "The President of ESPN says the network will NOT air the national anthem -- and the drama that goes along with it -- during the 2018 season of "Monday Night Football."  "We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think that will change this..." August 17

  • Ex-Saints RB Reggie Bush believes Drew Brees will retire if he wins Super Bowl this season

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees is set to enter the 18th year of his illustrious career after committing to inking a two-year deal to stay with the team earlier this offseason. However, his former longtime teammate Reggie Bush has voiced during a brief interview with..." August 17

  • “Personal reasons” led to Marcus Smith’s departure from Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "Coach Pete Carroll said Marcus Smith is dealing with a personal matter, and the Seahawks decided it was best to part ways after consulting with the defensive end. “Really, there were some personal reasons that came into it,” Carroll said, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports..." August 17

  • Dez Bryant concludes Browns visit without a deal

    Sportsnaut "Dez Bryant and the Cleveland Browns held discussions that lasted nearly 24 hours, but in the end the free agent receiver left without a deal. On Thursday as Bryant met with the Cleveland brass, it was reported that any potential deal between the two parties would not be..." August 17

  • The Cowboys trading for Earl Thomas would be stupid

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys have not had a solution at safety since Darren Woodson, and the answer is not Earl Thomas, even if he is an upgrade over every player at that position on their roster. By now, infant penguins in Antarctica know the safety for the Seattle Seahawks remains in a contract..." August 17

  • Redskins RB Byron Marshall Expected To Miss 2-4 Weeks With Ankle Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Redskins RB Byron Marshall is expected to miss two to four weeks with an ankle injury. Washington lost rookie RB Derrius Guice for the season last week and Samaje Perine is dealing with an ankle injury of his..." August 17

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins on why he stayed in tunnel for national anthem

    Delaware Online "The form of protest during the national anthem was different for Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback De'Vante Bausby and defensive end Michael Bennett. But the message remained the same as they continued to try drawing attention to social and racial..." August 17

  • Jon Gruden says Raiders are “working on” getting Khalil Mack back

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack continues to boycott training camp and the preseason, and there continues to be no end in sight to the impasse. Coach Jon Gruden, who vowed before training camp to a throng of fans that Mack will be there, has adjusted his outlook. Asked..." August 17

  • Report: Earl Thomas fines up $1.239 million for holdout

    247 Sports "On Thursday, it became official for Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks. With training camp ending and the 12's leaving the daily practice routine, Thomas never showed up to participate in 2018 and he'll pay a pretty Rashaad penny for it (all jokes can't be funny). As he..." August 17

  • Josh Allen Already Had Doubters; Ramsey's Rip Has Made Them Ravenous

    Bleacher Report "When Jalen Ramsey absolutely trashed Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen in an interview with GQ published this week, it put both men in a spotlight that is sure to be difficult to emerge from unscathed. First, in bashing Allen—and a number of other..." August 17

  • Niners' Jerick McKinnon to miss rest of preseason

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers will shut down running back Jerick McKinnon the rest of the preseason. Niners GM John Lynch told KNBR-AM radio on Friday morningthat McKinnon would be out of action until Week 1. The 49ers face McKinnon's former..." August 17

  • Did Gordon leave Browns over child support dispute?

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Gordon made the surprising announcement last month that he is leaving the Cleveland Browns temporarily despite reports that he has not failed a drug test or violated any NFL rules, and there has been speculation that his leave of absence could have to do with an ongoing child support..." August 17

  • Giants must get Odell Beckham deal done to avoid disaster

    New York Post "Odell Beckham Jr. continues to be the consummate professional as the Giants prepare for the upcoming season. After Thursday’s light practice against the Lions, he spent several minutes balancing his knees on an exercise ball, while catching tennis balls with one hand as they were fired at..." August 17

  • Eagles must be patient with Carson Wentz, regardless of Nick Foles' status

    USA Today "The Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t have felt good about the way things played out Thursday night in their preseason reunion with their Super Bowl dance partners, the New England Patriots. As if the sub-par play from their starters didn’t cause enough angst, the organization..." August 17

  • Brandon Marshall could become big part of Seahawks' plans

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Seahawks signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a "show-us-what-you-can-do" contract during the offseason in the hopes that the 34-year-old wide receiver still had something to offer coming off of a season-ending injury ankle last season with the New York..." August 17

  • “No End In Sight” To Khalil Mack’s Holdout

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Raiders DE Khalil Mack will not report to the team before their second preseason game, which means he’ll be fined another $814,000. This brings the fine total $1.628 million this preseason for Mack. According to..." August 17

  • How the Jets' offensive line struggles actually help Todd Bowles

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets' offensive line had a tough Thursday night, to put it charitably.  The big men up front allowed four sacks, five quarterback hits and plenty of other pressure in a 15-13 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Those..." August 17

  • Teddy Bridgewater may have just upped his trade value

    New York Post "While most quarterbacks want to avoid contact, Teddy Bridgewater welcomed it Thursday night against the Redskins. The Jets quarterback has missed most of the past two seasons after a devastating knee injury. Now that he is back on the field, he wants to get hit. “For..." August 17

  • ESPN reportedly considering bringing back Chris Berman for Sunday NFL coverage

    Awful Announcing "According to reports, ESPN’s solution to last season’s downturn in Sunday NFL Countdown ratings is making an effort to bring back Chris Berman. That comes via a report in the New York Post from Andrew Marchand. Berman’s potential return could see him..." August 17

  • Chargers QB Philip Rivers wants to play in preseason, will start vs. Seahawks

    Orange County Register "At the beginning of his 15th NFL season, with more than 200 starts on his résumé, Philip Rivers conceded that, in spite of his urge to take part, it probably didn’t make sense for him to play in the Chargers’ first preseason game last week. But the second?..." August 17

  • Tom Brady and Nick Foles put handshake issue to bed

    Boston Herald "Tom Brady met Nick Foles at midfield after the game. The two quarterbacks shook hands and embraced. There was some attention called to Brady not shaking Foles hand following the Eagles win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl. It wasn’t a big deal to Foles, but a big deal was..." August 17

  • Patriots Rumors: Rex Burkhead Dealing with 'Slight Tear' in Knee, Deemed Minor

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead was sidelined for Thursday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injury, but the issue isn't expected to cause him to miss time during the regular season. According to The..." August 17

  • Patriots rookie Isiah Wynn suffers apparent season-ending Achilles injury

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Patriots likely lost their first-round pick for his rookie season after an injury suffered in the first quarter of the team’s preseason game Thursday night. The Patriots announced a left ankle injury for Isaiah Wynn, who was playing right tackle. However,..." August 17

  • Report: Dez Bryant deal with the Browns not imminent

    Sportsnaut "Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant was seen landing in Cleveland earlier on Thursday to meet with the Browns, at which point the former Pro Bowler talked about the possibility of signing with the team. It’s not yet known how far along the two are in the process...." August 17

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett alter protest during national anthem

    Newark Star-Ledger "It seems Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett and De'Vante Bausby will be taking it week-by-week as it relates to their demonstrations during the national anthem. Thursday night, the three Eagles players did not take the field during the anthem at Gillette Stadium before a preseason..." August 17

  • Saquon Barkley’s injury awakening: I could’ve done more

    New York Post "As it turns out, Saquon Barkley is not infallible. The rookie running back Thursday spoke for the first time about his left hamstring injury and expressed regret he did not do more to prevent it from happening. “Something like this happens and you have so much time to..." August 17

  • Redskins' Samaje Perine Suffers Ankle Injury vs. Jets After 30-Yard Run

    Bleacher Report "Washington running back Samaje Perine suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Thursday's preseason game against the New York Jets, the team announced.  Prior to exiting, Perine picked up 30 yards on his lone carry. After the game, head coach Jay..." August 17

  • Eagles QB Nick Foles Suffers Shoulder Strain

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Philadelphia Eagles announced that QB Nick Foles suffered a shoulder strain during Thursday’s preseason game and is questionable to return. Foles’ arm was hit by a Patriots’ defender while attempting a pass downfield. He was taken into the medical..." August 17

  • Packers working on deal to make Rodgers highest-paid in NFL history

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers has exhibited plenty of patience when it comes to his contract status, and it seems like that will pay off. The 34-year-old is signed through 2019 and set to make around $20 million each of the next two years. And though the Green Bay Packers have him for two more..." August 16

  • Khalil Mack now facing more than $1 million in fines

    Sportsnaut "As Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack’s holdout in search of a new contract stretches into another week, the hits keep coming to his wallet. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Mack will not report before Oakland’s second preseason game and will now see his fines..." August 16

  • Seahawks Won’t Negotiate With Earl Thomas

    Seattle Times "As the Seahawks ended training camp Thursday, the biggest story when practices began — Earl Thomas’ holdout — almost felt like an afterthought. He’s not only been unseen for the last three weeks, but also largely untalked about. The Seahawks appear to have gone..." August 16

  • Brady, Garoppolo, Brissett stay in touch via group text

    WEEI Boston "Just a year ago, Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett made up the Patriots quarterbacks room. Now, a year later, the trio is in three different cities with Garoppolo on the West Coast in San Francisco and Brissett in Indianapolis.  In just over a year..." August 16

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz throwing harder than ever as recovery continues

    ESPN "To the naked eye, it appears Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is throwing the ball just as hard as he was pre-injury. Turns out, that's not the case: He's throwing it harder -- another encouraging sign as Wentz works toward completing his comeback from a torn ACL and LCL in..." August 16

  • Malcolm Jenkins stays in tunnel for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist during the national anthem last week, a gesture he made for part of the previous two seasons. On Thursday night, he did something different. The Eagles safety remained in the tunnel during the anthem before Philadelphia’s game against the..." August 16

  • Dez Bryant ‘trying to work some things out’ with Browns

    Sportsnaut "Dez Bryant is not a member of the Cleveland Browns. Not yet, anyway. The veteran receiver is in Cleveland though and as expected, is meeting with the Browns. While he acknowledged that he and the team are “trying to work some things out,” Bryant also seemed to like the..." August 16

  • More talk that Sam Darnold is closing in on the Jets’ starting job

    New York Daily News "The Jets have plenty of intriguing storylines entering their second preseason game against Washington on Thursday night. A week of spirited practices that included a few scuffles will be capped by another important piece of Gang Green’s evaluation process, including a certain rookie..." August 16

  • Odell Beckham Jr. thought he was going to Detroit Lions in 2014 draft

    Detroit Free Press "Yes, Odell Beckham Jr. still thinks about the Detroit Lions passing on him in the 2014 NFL draft. And, by the sound of it, the New York Giants superstar receiver thinks about the Lions passing on him and instead drafting Eric Ebron 10th overall more than just a..." August 16

  • Josh Gordon In Child Support War ... Flirting with Jail Time

    TMZ "Josh Gordon's off-season is WAY more complicated than we thought -- the Browns WR is in the middle of a nasty child support war ... and if he doesn't make things right, he could go to jail.   Christina Lockhart has been fighting like hell to get the troubled NFL star..." August 16

  • John Elway Leaves Out Important Details While Telling the Media Colin Kaepernick Had a Chance to Play With Broncos

    Black Sports Online "Let’s start with Elway’s quotes from today August 16th, 2018. “Colin had his chance here. We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it. So, As I said it in my deposition, I don’t know if i’ll be legally able to say this, but he’s had his..." August 16

  • Why the Jets should make a Khalil Mack trade with the Raiders, and what they would give up

    CBS Sports "The Khalil Mack situation in Oakland continues to drag on, with the former Defensive Player of the Year remaining out of Raiders camp and Jon Gruden showing no signs of bridging the gap to bring him in and get him a new contract. Gruden's even pointed out the defense was bad WITH Mack,..." August 16

  • Elway says Colin Kaepernick turned down chance to join Broncos

    USA Today "Broncos general manager John Elway has not ruled out the possibility of bringing in a veteran quarterback to backup Case Keenum this season. It appears that he has ruled out signing Colin Kaepernick, though. “I said this a while ago: Colin had his chance to be..." August 16

  • Patriots, Chris Hogan Discussing Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "Chris Hogan and the Patriots have had negotiations regarding a contract extension, but the two sides still have a bridge to gap, a source tells Jeff Howe of The Athletic (on Twitter). Howe also notes that it is early in the process, so it’s possible that a deal can come together in the..." August 16

  • Vikings LB Antwione Williams pleaded guilty to careless driving after DWI arrest

    Twin Cities "Vikings linebacker Antwione Williams was arrested in Edina in May on suspicion of drunken driving and pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving, court records show. The Pioneer Press learned of the arrest Thursday. The Vikings signed Williams, 25,..." August 16

  • Packers G.M. answers “hypothetical” question about trading for a star defensive player

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of speculation has emerged in recent days regarding the possibility of the Packers making a trade with the Raiders for defensive end Khalil Mack, who undoubtedly would become a linebacker in Mike Pettine’s 3-4 system. Appearing with Adam Schein of SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio,..." August 16

  • Blue Lives Matter refuses to partner with Jets because of this player

    New York Post "This line of scrimmage is thin and blue. The New York Jets wanted to partner with Blue Lives Matter this season, but the pro-cop group stiff-armed the team’s advances Tuesday — claiming the NFL doesn’t respect cops, and flagging the Jets for signing a player who once..." August 16

  • Giants doctors found tumor in Brittan Golden’s mouth during physical

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Brittan Golden has not found a home for the 2018 season and it likely will be some time before that changes thanks to a discovery made during a visit with the Giants. Golden, who spent the last five years with the Cardinals, was a guest with Kenny and Crash on Fox Sports..." August 16