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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Best And Worst QB Performances From NFL Week Six

    Sportsnaut "he 13 games played so far in NFL Week 6 were highlighted by a couple of epic offensive showdowns, some flawless masterpieces and a few rotten eggs. We’re diving into the best and worst quarterback performances from the weekend’s action, starting with the man who led the..." October 14

  • Deshaun Watson is a legitimate NFL MVP candidate after big performance vs Chiefs

    Clutch Points "Could we possibly see an NFL MVP in a Houston Texans jersey? The city of Houston has not seen an NFL MVP since Earl Campbell in 1979, and he was wearing an Oilers jersey. After Sunday’s hard-fought victory over fellow MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City..." October 13

  • 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

  • Andy Reid liked Deshaun Watson but loved Patrick Mahomes in 2017 draft

    Pro Football Talk "When the Chiefs and Texans meet on Sunday, it’s a matchup of perhaps the two best young quarterbacks in football, both of whom went in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Chiefs coach Andy Reid reflected this week on the decision to select Patrick Mahomes instead..." October 12

  • 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

  • Carlos Hyde claims Andy Reid, Brett Veach didn’t call him about trade to Houston

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran running back Carlos Hyde thought it was a prank call initially when he was informed by a Kansas City Chiefs staffer that he was being traded to the Texans in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin. Hyde didn't hear from Chiefs coach Andy Reid or general manager..." 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

  • Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu believes Texans coach Bill O’Brien will use mind games against him

    Clutch Points "The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and things don’t get much easier in week 6. The Houston Texans will come to town, fresh off of a dominant victory against the Atlanta Falcons. Kansas City..." 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

  • Jadeveon Clowney On Seahawks Trade

    SI "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney took part in NFL Network Ian Rapoport's RapSheet+ Friends Podcast. Clowney asked plenty of questions regarding his current situation in Seattle, but questions on his exit from the Houston Texans came up.  There has been plenty..." October 10

  • Deshaun Watson named AFC offensive player of the week

    HoustonTexans.com "The NFL has named Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the team’s 53-32 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. This marks his second Player of the Week award this season (Week 3 at the L.A. Chargers) and the third of his..." October 09

  • Deshaun Watson Announces Launch Of Foundation Helping Underserved Youth and Supporting Health and Education Causes

    Black Sports Online "Deshaun Watson has become one of the NFL’s most recognizable stars. Watson has had a sensational start to his 2019 campaign as he is tied for 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes. The former Clemson Tigers national champion is not only performing on the field, he is..." 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

  • Bill O’Brien: Ka’imi Fairbairn has to make kicks

    Houston Chronicle "When Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn missed a pair of extra points wide left Sunday during a win over the Atlanta Falcons, it marked the third extra point he's missed this season. Usually reliable, Fairbairn has been inconsistent this season. The Texans replaced..." 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

  • Jay Gruden firing: Five possible NFL landing spots for the former Redskins head coach

    CBS Sports "The seemingly inevitable has occurred, and head coach Jay Gruden has been given his walking papers by the Washington Redskins following an abysmal 0-5 start to the 2019 season.  His decision to start Colt McCoy over both Dwayne..." 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

  • Texans WR Kenny Stills unlikely to play in Week 5 vs. Falcons

    Clutch Points "The Houston Texans are looking to get back in the win column on Sunday and they’ll need to do so without one of their offensive weapons. According to Ian Rapoport, Kenny Stills is unlikely to play in Week 5 versus the Atlanta..." 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

  • NFL in London: A history of the NFL's International Series in the U.K.

    Sky Sports "Ahead of Sunday's first NFL London game of the season - when the Chicago Bears take on the Oakland Raiders, live on Sky Sports - we look back at the history of the International Series. We are now into our 13th year of competitive football being played in the U.K., and we have..." October 04

  • Falcons Player Tipped Deshaun Watson $1,000 When He Was a Ball Boy

    Sports Gossip "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson used to be a ball boy for the Falcons when he was growing up in Atlanta.  He told a story about the time he received a $1,000 tip for retrieving a mouthpiece. " 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

  • 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

  • Texans cut Jerell Adams to sign Mike Adams

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans officially signed veteran safety Mike Adams. Adams, 38, has 30 career interceptions. He started every game the previous two seasons for the Carolina Panthers, intercepting five passes. The Texans created a roster spot for Adams by cutting tight end Jerell Adams,..." October 02

  • Deshaun Watson working overtime to fix mistakes

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien wasn't surprised at all that quarterback Deshaun Watson put in overtime work following Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Four hours after the game ended, Watson was on the field at NRG Stadium working on deep throws with his private quarterbacks..." October 01

  • Bill O’Brien: “Bad play call” on DeAndre Hopkins interception

    Pro Football Talk "When the Texans get in the red zone, they often try to get the ball to DeAndre Hopkins but they rarely get the ball to him the way they did in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. Hopkins took a backward pass from quarterback Deshaun..." September 30

  • NFL Eyeing Games In Canada, Germany

    Pro Football Rumors "The league’s London slate will begin Sunday, with the Bears and Raiders breaking in Tottenham Hotspur’s $1 billion stadium. While the NFL plans to continue the same international format next season — four games in London, with a fifth likely in Mexico City — future games..." September 30

  • Texans signing veteran safety Mike Adams

    Clutch Points "The Houston Texans are signing safety Mike Adams, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Adams spent the 2018 campaign with the Carolina Panthers, playing in all 16 games and registering 75 tackles, three interceptions and six passes defended. He was cut by the..." September 30

  • Report: NFL teams may fire coaches early to chase Lincoln Riley

    The Spun "NFL teams want a piece of Lincoln Riley – actually they want the whole thing. Multiple reporters took to Twitter on Saturday morning to suggest NFL teams are ready to pony up for the Oklahoma head coach. According to one of the reports, teams could enter a race to fire their..." September 28

  • Texans’ J.J. Watt admits facing Panthers QB Kyle Allen will be a challenge for Houston

    USA Today "Quarterback Kyle Allen, a former Texas A&M and Houston Cougar, went undrafted in 2018. The Carolina Panthers picked him up, and watched become Cam Newton’s backup-turned-Week 3 star. In Week 4, he’ll be back in familiar Houston to face the Texans. Houston’s..." September 27

  • J.J. Watt watches Reggie White tape, but can’t replicate hump move

    Houston Chronicle "A student of the game, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has always admired the powerful game of the late, great Reggie White. The Hall of Fame defensive lineman had a signature hump move where he would toss big offensive tackles into the air with a huge shove that involved a lot of hip..." September 26