• Sean Payton expects Mark Ingram to attend mandatory minicamp

    Sportsnaut "One player who has not been around during the start of the New Orleans Saints’ voluntary OTAs is running back Mark Ingram, who is not expected to participate next week either. However, head coach Sean Payton expects Ingram, whom he has kept in touch with, to attend when..." May 25

  • Pats, Gronkowski Nearing Reworked Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s contract discussions have progressed to the point where it’s now “likely” Gronkowski will play the 2018 campaign with a new deal in place, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic (subscription required). Drew..." May 25

  • Dak Prescott: I don’t know if any team in league necessarily needs a No. 1 WR

    Pro Football Talk "Dez Bryant produced three 1,000-yard seasons in his eight seasons in Dallas. He has caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in his career. His departure leaves the Cowboys without a true No. 1 receiver. That suits quarterback Dak Prescott just..." May 25

  • Gruden on LB Johnson: We love stealing from Chiefs

    NFL.com "The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson, opting to get younger on defense. That opened the door for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders to swoop in and sign the linebacker. Speaking on a Raiders' season ticket holders conference call earlier this..." May 25

  • Harbaugh says Jackson already made ‘big jump’ in key areas

    Yardbarker "John Harbaugh has been effusive in his praise of rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ever since rookie minicamp. Now that the Baltimore Ravens have completed come OTA practices, the head coach is even more impressed with what he’s seeing on a daily basis from the former Heisman..." May 25

  • 49ers talking Super Bowl in offseason training

    NBC Sports "Throughout the 49ers’ State of the Franchise event, which served this week as a pep rally, fans in attendance routinely and randomly shouted their expectations for the 2018 season. “Super Bowl!” As it turns out, that goal is being expressed within the..." May 25

  • Landry Jones would love to replicate Nick Foles' SB run

    NFL.com "For the last few years, there's been a defined order at the quarterback position in Pittsburgh. QB1: Ben Roethlisberger. QB2: Landry Jones. That situation had a wrench thrown into it in April when the Steelers selected Mason Rudolph in the third round of the draft...." May 25

  • Olivia Munn Gives Us The Dirt On Aaron Rodgers’ Family Beef

    Total Pro Sports "Aaron Rodgers‘ ex shed some light on his bizarre family feud this week. Olivia Munn made an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday to promote her upcoming film The Predator. When asked about her involvement in the Rodgers family beef,..." May 25

  • DeShone Kizer learning by watching after last year’s trial by fire

    Packers.com "It’s the age-old debate regarding quarterback development. Will a young signal-caller be better off in the long run if he gets thrown into the fire right away, initial results be damned, or if he gets to sit back for a few years and learn from one of the game’s..." May 25

  • Kaepernick’s lawyer seems to think President and Vice President violated federal law over anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the President has more than a few things to worry about when it comes to pending criminal investigations, at least one person thinks the President and the Vice President may have violated federal law in relation to this attack against the NFL over the anthem issue. As..." May 25

  • Reuben Foster’s Misdemeanor Marijuana Case Dismissed

    NFL Trade Rumors "Matt Barrows reports that 49ers ILB Reuben Foster’s misdemeanor marijuana case in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama has been dismissed after he completed a diversion course. Mike Garafolo adds that Foster’s case in Alabama will still be subject to review..." May 25

  • Aaron Rodgers tells Falcons GM to get Matt Ryan's extension done

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers is expected to sign a new contract in the very near future. In fact, with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan signing his extension a few weeks ago, Rodgers now knows his market value and he could sign a few weeks. And speaking of Ryan, Falcons general manager Thomas..." May 25

  • Retired Cliff Avril admits Russell Wilson Super Bowl 49 INT derailed Seahawks' locker room

    CBS Sports "Calling the NFL a game of inches is cliche, but when you consider that a single play from the 1-yard line managed to alter the course of history for two franchises, it's not that far-fetched a phrase. Super Bowl XLIX is one of the great games ever played, and it culminated in a stunning..." May 25

  • Le’Veon Bell Seeking $17M Per Year, Unlikely To Show Up For Start Of Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Steelers aren’t expecting franchise RB Le’Veon Bellto report to the team during mandatory minicamp or for the start of training camp in July. Instead, Pelissero says that it’s likely Bell will show up right..." May 25

  • Lions WR Golden Tate on new deal: 'I don't know what to expect'

    Michigan Live "Golden Tate would like a new deal with the Detroit Lions. But more than halfway through the offseason, he still has no idea whether he'll get one. "I don't know what to expect," the YAC king said Thursday after wrapping up the first round of OTAs in Allen..." May 25

  • Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen not a long shot to start over Sam Bradford

    Arizona Central "Odds remain favorable Sam Bradford will start at quarterback when the Cardinals open the seasonSept. 9 against Washington. But this week, coach Steve Wilks reiterated what he said during the draft: Rookie Josh Rosen could beat out Bradford between now and..." May 25

  • Injury prevention? Cowboys putting ‘governor’ on Sean Lee

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee seemingly has the same conversation with the training staff every offseason. As a passionate football player, he wants to take part in organized team activities (OTAs), but the training staff advises against it. After all, this is..." May 25

  • Giants fire members of equipment staff involved in Eli Manning memorabilia scandal

    New York Daily News "The Giants have fired the three ranking members of their equipment staff not long after settling the Eli Manning memorabilia fraud case in which they all had been initially named. The club let go equipment director Joseph Skiba, his brother and assistant equipment manager Ed Skiba,..." May 25

  • With Reuben Foster back, 49ers not lacking for inside linebackers

    San Francisco Gate "Say this for the 49ers: They don’t lack for inside linebackers. On Thursday, as Reuben Foster officially returned to the team facility free of three felony charges he’d faced since early April, he was welcomed back by a position group brimming with capable..." May 25

  • New Rams Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters ready to bring it in Wade Phillips' defense

    Los Angeles Times "The blueprint is familiar for Aqib Talib, and new for Marcus Peters. Talib, a 10-year NFL veteran, won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos playing in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. Peters, entering his fourth season, was part of three Kansas City..." May 25

  • Former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie is now working with NFL's Denver Broncos

    Hoops Hype "The Denver Broncos have reportedly hired former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie as an analytics consultant for their team. According to a report, he will be used to help the team use data to better improve their organization (via The..." May 25

  • Terrance Williams' attorney clears Kendall Wright of involvement

    247 Sports "Terrance Williams of the Dallas Cowboys has been dealing with some legal trouble coming from his public intoxication arrest last week after he crashed his Lamborghini, but his initial story at the scene and the police report that was released had the wide receiver claiming the crash..." May 25

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Clawing for his career, Robert Griffin III is back in overdrive as he starts with Ravens

    USA Today "Robert Griffin III stared out over the lush green practice fields and ran his right hand over his face, still reflecting. “I look at myself as an old, young guy,” he told USA TODAY Sports. His nostalgic expression makes way for the same wide smile that he flashed so..." May 25

  • Texas officials hiding evidence in Matt Patricia sexual assault case, report says

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The troubles of Lions head coach Matt Patricia might not be over. When Patricia visited South Padre Island in Texas a little more than 22 years ago, he was indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault. At the time, he was a 21-year-old football player..." May 25

  • Rams DE Morgan Fox suffers torn ACL in practice

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan Fox is out for the remainder of the year after suffering a torn ACL during organized team activities on Thursday, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Fox played in 16 games last year (one start) and had 2.5 sacks. " May 25

  • If public perception changes on Kevin White, it will be because of his play, not his words

    Chicago Tribune "erhaps Kevin White knows that even a profound monologue on his readiness for a breakout season won’t change public perception until he can show his ability to stay on the field. Perhaps he’s just tired of the narrative of working back from adversity, now in its third..." May 25

  • Pete Carroll Expects Earl Thomas to Return to Seahawks for Minicamp

    Bleacher Report "After an offseason of trade rumors, Earl Thomas could be back on the field for the Seattle Seahawks during minicamp next month.  Per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday he's had conversations with Thomas and expects the..." May 24

  • NFL owner: 'I understand' Lions coach Matt Patricia never slept with accuser

    USA Today "While decades-old legal claims have sullied the starts of two first-time NFL head coaches in recent years, several owners said this week they’re not sure what more the league can do to help teams avoid controversy like what the Detroit Lions faced with Matt Patricia — and one even..." May 24

  • Doug Baldwin calls President Trump “an idiot”

    Seattle Times "A few days ago, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was hoping he wouldn’t be in a position anytime soon to be asked a question about the national anthem and a statement by president Donald Trump that would result in a headline-making comment. Baldwin, like many of his NFL-playing..." May 24

  • Starting Tyrod Taylor would be Browns' best QB decision in 20 years

    Sporting News "The Browns will go into the 2018 NFL season with their 29th starting quarterback in 20 years. For now, given coach Hue Jackson has said it at least three times, Tyrod Taylor is likely to start in Week 1 over Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the..." May 24

  • Steelers' Art Rooney says anthem policy won't 'satisfy everyone'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers president Art Rooney II understands that the NFL's new policy on the national anthem isn't being universally received. He's not surprised by it, either. “I don't think there is a way to satisfy everyone,” Rooney II said Thursday while..." May 24

  • David Tepper meets with Panthers players about anthem issue

    WCNC "After being voted in as the next Carolina Panthers owner and attending the league meetings in Atlanta, David Tepper flew to the Queen City to discuss NFL's new national anthem policy with the players, a source told NBC Charlotte's Kelsey Riggs. Tepper left the owner's..." May 24

  • Ex-NFL star T.J. Houshmandzadeh Sues Weed Club Owners ... You Jacked My $200K!!

    TMZ "Former Cincinnati Bengals star T.J. Houshmandzadeh claims he got bamboozled into fronting hundreds of thousands of dollars for a bogus weed business. The retired WR filed suit against two men -- Damien Marzett and John Wiegman -- for allegedly convincing him to invest $200K..." May 24

  • Rico Gathers working hard to be “on somebody’s 53-man roster” this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys saw tight ends Jason Witten and James Hanna retire this offseason. It leaves a hole at the position even with their selection of Dalton Schultz in the fourth round. Rico Gathers, who did not play a regular-season game in his first two seasons, acknowledges the..." May 24

  • Joe Flacco: Picking a first-round QB 'means something'

    NFL.com "Entrenched as the starter in Baltimore for the past decade, Joe Flacco approached the 2018 NFL Draft unworried about the prospect of his organization selecting a new quarterback. In the wake of the Ravens' trade up to draft Louisville's Lamar Jackson with the final pick..." May 24

  • Marcedes Lewis signs contract with Green Bay Packers

    247 Sports "Marcedes Lewis is the newest member of the Green Bay Packers. On Lewis' Instagram account, it shows him at Lambeau Field signing a contract and saying "say cheese". Lewis was in reportedly in Green Bay for a visit and it appears a deal got done right..." May 24

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Terrance Williams’ attorney: Kendall Wright not involved in wreck

    Scout "Terrance Williams of the Dallas Cowboys has been dealing with some legal trouble coming from his public intoxication arrest last week after he crashed his Lamborghini, but his initial story at the scene and the police report that was released had the wide receiver claiming the crash actually..." May 24

  • Brandon Marshall reacts harshly to President Trump's anthem comments

    ESPN "Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who knelt during the national anthem before eight games in 2016 and in Week 3 last season, had a harsh response Thursday to President Donald Trump's support of the NFL's new anthem policy. In an interview with Fox News, the president..." May 24

  • Richie Incognito Thought Government Officials Were Tracking & Recording Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Andy Slater has obtained the full police report from the incident involving free agent G Richie Incognito on Wednesday in which he was placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold to be evaluated cops were called at a gym. According to the police report, Incognito thought..." May 24

  • President Donald Trump’s latest comments put Eagles in tough spot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the NFL’s new national anthem policyhas been met by plenty of opposition — including a few notable Eagles and former Eagles— President Donald Trump unsurprisingly likes the decision.  In a video posted by Fox News this morning, Trump was asked..." May 24

  • Reuben Foster rejoins 49ers on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Reuben Foster has rejoined the 49ers, reporting to the team’s training complex Thursday. The linebacker had stayed away from the 49ers’ offseason work since domestic violence charges were filed in April, with the team waiting for the case to play out in..." May 24

  • Mark Ingram planning to attend minicamp, Sean Payton says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said running back Mark Ingram plans to attend mandatory minicamp from June 12-14 after skipping the rest of the offseason program with hopes of getting a new contract. Ingram, who is coming off a career year in 2017, has skipped the offseason..." May 24

  • Rob Gronkowski Now Eligible For New Patriots Contract After One-Year Wait

    NESN "We’ve officially reached the one-year anniversary of Rob Gronkowski’s most recent contract restructuring, meaning the New England Patriots tight end now is eligible for another. Gronkowski, who reworked his contract on May 24 of last year to add various incentives for the..." May 24

  • Ezekiel Elliott reacts to dropping so far in NFL Top 100 rankings

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott has a chance to reclaim his spot as one of the best running backs in football if he plays a full season in 2018, but the NFL Network is going to make him earn it. The Cowboys star is clearly feeling up to the challenge. When NFL Network released its annual list of the..." May 24

  • Report: Buccaneers, Vita Vea agree to rookie contract

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first-round pick under wraps. Tampa Bay reportedly agreed to terms with defensive tackle Vita Vea on his four-year rookie deal, per the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. As with all first-round rookie contracts,..." May 24

  • Tyrod Taylor's reaction to the Browns trying to trade for Nick Foles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyrod Taylor wasn't fazed by the news the Browns tried to trade for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles before they acquired Taylor in a trade with the Bills. "I'm assuming that at that time I was still with the Buffalo Bills, so that really doesn't affect me," Taylor said..." May 24

  • Terrance Williams told police Kendall Wright crashed his car

    Pro Football Talk "After Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams‘ Lamborghini was found crashed by the side of the road, police quickly found him and arrested him for public intoxication. But Williams was not arrested for the crash itself — which he blamed on Vikings receiver Kendall..." May 24