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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

  • Thomas Morstead named NFC special teams player of the week

    New Orleans Saints "New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday, Oct. 16. " 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

  • 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

  • Alvin Kamara has “high ankle-type issue”

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Alvin Kamara is hopeful to play Sunday vs. the Chicago Bears, but the New Orleans Saints running back is dealing with a a "high ankle-type issue," according to an report. The injury will limit Kamara in practice this week, the report says. Saints coach..." 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

  • Saints' P.J. Williams suspended 2 games for violating substance abuse policy

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints will be without their top nickel cornerback, P.J. Williams, for the next two weeks. He was suspended two games for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse, stemming from a January arrest. Williams was initially charged..." 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

  • 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

  • Drew Brees could be back by week 8 for Saints game vs. Cardinals

    CBS Sports "New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees continues to make a steady recovery from recent thumb surgery and there is a realistic chance he could play by Week 8 against Arizona, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Brees is in close..." October 14

  • Why Jared Cook must have a big game for the Saints against the Jaguars

    Clutch Points "Last Sunday, tight end Jared Cook went off for his biggest game in a New Orleans Saints jersey. Hauling in a season-high in both receptions and yards, Cook was also able to get into the end zone for the first time this season. As the Saints travel down to Jacksonville for..." October 12

  • Saints RB Alvin Kamara listed as questionable versus Jaguars

    Pro Football Rumors "Alvin Kamara missed practice on Thursday and Friday and is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow’s matchup against the Jaguars, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter). The running back has been dealing with an ankle ailment, and..." October 12

  • 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

  • Current NFL QB Is Proof a Colin Kaepernick Comeback Can Work

    Heavy "Teddy Bridgewater is having himself a season and those supporting Colin Kaepernick’s potential NFL return should take note. The backup quarterback for the New Orleans Saints has stepped in for an injured Drew Brees and led his team to a 4-1 record, good for first place currently..." 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

  • Case for Colin Kaepernick is more like a Hail Mary for out-of-work QB

    USA Today "You can picture Colin Kaepernick dodging tacklers behind the line of scrimmage. His receivers sprinting furiously toward the end zone. His right arm launching the football skyward as the clock winds down. Because it feels like Kaepernick is attempting a..." October 11

  • Drew Brees works out without thumb brace Friday

    Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to make steady progress in his recovery from a thumb injury. Brees was seen practicing without his thumb brace on Friday. It was a light workout, however, that saw Brees run some routes but not participate in anything strenuous. " 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

  • Get ready for the Teddy Bridgewater Superdome Bike Club

    Pro Football Talk "Teddy Bridgewater isn’t quite yet to the level of Rocky in New Orleans, but fans will be able to emulate one of the most memorable scenes from Rocky II. Sort of. Teddy B. rides his bike to and from the Superdome for home games. He has issued an open invitation to anyone who..." October 10

  • Demario Davis turns overturned headband fine into charity

    Clutch Points "The NFL is strict when it comes to enforcing its uniform rules. However, they can also be lenient when those violations come with good intention, as was the case with New Orleans Pelicans outside linebacker Demario Davis. Davis was slapped with a fine amounting to $7,017 for..." October 10

  • Tom Brady eclipses Manning for 2nd in passing yards "Tom Brady topped Peyton Manning again. But he has some work to do if he's going to surpass Drew Brees. With a 19-yard completion to Sony Michel in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the New York Giants, Brady became the NFL's second..." October 10

  • Saints' Alvin Kamara limited in practice Thursday with ankle injury

    Sporting News "The Saints might be without another key offensive player heading into Week 6. Running back Alvin Kamara was listed on the Saints' injury report on Thursday with an ankle issue. The team didn't specify when or how the injury occurred. " 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

  • Drew Brees pushing to return from thumb injury in Week 8

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints have won three games in a row under Teddy Bridgewater and should be in great shape whenever Drew Brees returns from his thumb injury, and all signs point to that happening sooner rather than later. Brees has been rehabbing hard and says he understands the..." October 09

  • Dez Bryant looking like a beast in his workout videos ahead of NFL return

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL teams in need of some help have the opportunity to make trades ahead of the deadline. But there is one other player out there who might be able to provide an upgrade to teams looking for an offensive boost: Dez Bryant. Bryant went deep into last season before finally signing as..." October 09

  • Demario Davis wins appeal of “Man of God” fine

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis won’t have to pay the fine stemming from the Man of God headband he wore during the Week 3 contest against the Seattle Seahawks, Davis said in an Instagram post. “My agent just told me that I won my appeal and won’t have to..." October 09

  • NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: Saints rise behind Sean Payton and Teddy Bridgewater, 49ers up to No. 2, Chiefs fall

    CBS Sports "Sean Payton has always been arguably the league's best play-caller. I would take him No. 1 in that category. But it's time he gets more credit for simply being a heck of a coach. This season is a prime example. When Drew Brees went out in Week 2 with a..." October 08

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Drew Brees throwing 2 weeks after thumb surgery "Less than a month after being sidelined, Drew Brees is already back to his gunslinging ways. Well, sort of. The New Orleans Saints quarterback posted three short clips to his Instagram account on Saturday showcasing the progress he's made since..." October 06

  • NFL fines Saints' Demario Davis $7,000 for 'Man of God' headband

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL has rules. A lot of rules. Some of them are Draconian. This is one of those times. Earlier this week, New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis posted a photo to Instagram of a black headband that had “Man of God” written on it in gold..." October 04

  • Drew Brees says his thumb is getting stronger every day

    Pro Football Talk "All those thumb exercises seem to be working. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was seen repeatedly during Sunday night’s win over the Cowboys flexing his surgically-repaired thumb on the sideline, tells WWL radio that his thumb is getting stronger every day. " October 03

  • Saints punter Thomas Morstead named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For the first time in his excellent 11-year career, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.  Morstead enjoyed a near flawless start to the season at a time when the Saints needed his ability to flip field position most..." October 03

  • '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

  • P.J. Williams' GF Used Rams-Saints Call To Try To Get DB Out Of DUI Arrest

    TMZ "P.J. Williams' GF tried like hell to get the NFL player out of a DUI arrest last January ... asking a cop if he'd have mercy on P.J. because of the missed PI call in the Saints-Rams NFC Championship Game!!! It's all in new police video obtained by TMZ Sports ......" 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