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Anthony Barr: “I don’t play dirty”
Much has been written and said this week about the hit that led to the fracture of the clavicle of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Linebacker Anthony Barr, now cleared from his concussion and able to...
Luke Kuechly out, Kelvin Benjamin expected to play
The Panthers will be going without linebacker Luke Kuechly this weekend. Kuechly suffered a concussion in last Thursday’s loss to the Eagles and he has not been able to gain clearance from the...
Jameis Winston will start on Sunday
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston‘s shoulder injury won’t cause him to miss any games. Winston, who suffered the injury in last week’s loss to the Cardinals, will start on Sunday...
Mike Pouncey questionable after full practice Friday
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey left last Sunday’s game with a concussion, but his chances of playing against the Jets this Sunday are looking pretty good. Pouncey was listed as a full participant in...
NFL asks court for Ezekiel Elliott’s injunction hearing next week
The NFL wants Ezekiel Elliott off the field, and ASAP. The league filed a motion to expedite the injunction hearing in the Southern District of New York before the Cowboys’ game against Washington on...
Adam Jones doubtful to face Steelers
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t have much success against the Bengals last season as he caught seven passes for 97 yards in two matchups with Cincinnati. The Bengals had cornerback Adam...
DeMarcus Lawrence can expect big pay day with big season
With at least one sack in all five games this season, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence was asked about how big of a disappointment it would be to finish a game without one. The expression on Lawrence...
Tyler Eifert not worried about his playing future
Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from his third back surgery and will end this year having missed 41 of a possible 80 games over the course of his NFL career. That injury history might give some...
DeMarco Murray does limited work, questionable for Sunday
After missing the last two days of practice because of another hamstring injury, getting any amount of work out of running back DeMarco Murray was good news for the Titans. But they’re still not sure...
Officials shouldn’t “let them play” late in game, if they’re committing fouls
There’s a common misconception in sports like football and basketball that, late in games, officials swallow the whistle and/or bury the flag. Some players and coaches factor that thinking in to their...
Vikings confirm it’s Case Keenum again this week
The main focus around the Vikings quarterbacks this week was Teddy Bridgewater‘s return to practice 14 months after the severe knee injury that wiped out his 2016 season and called his playing future...
Broncos running short on receivers, tackles
Not only did the Broncos lose to the Giants. Now they’re stealing their signature moves. The Broncos will be without three wide receivers and a pair of offensive tackles, as they released a lengthy...
Leonard Fournette draws questionable tag for Sunday
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette remained a non-participant in Friday’s final practice before Sunday’s game against the Colts, but the team’s not making a final call on his...
Drew Brees: Saints learning how good we can be this season
The Saints head into Sunday’s game against the Packers with a chance to win their fourth straight game. If they do, that will be the first four-game winning streak for the Saints since 2013. That was...
York: Colin Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a formal claim of collusion against the NFL. The NFL wisely hasn’t said much about the pending legal proceeding. On Thursday, however, Kaepernick...
NFL is “not looking to make a deal” with Ezekiel Elliott
A report emerged earlier this week suggesting that the NFL and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott are talking about settling the litigation that arose from his six-game suspension. On Friday, the league...
Jameis Winston steps up throwing at Friday’s practice
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston started the practice week by going through an entire session without throwing any passes, but took a step forward on Thursday. It wasn’t the biggest step, however...
NFL reviewing Marshawn Lynch ejection, but no discipline for sitting in stands
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is looking at NFL discipline for running onto the field and shoving an official on Thursday night. But he won’t face league discipline for his actions afterward....
Falcons can't afford another loss to Patriots
The Falcons can't make up for their collapse against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but they need to avoid another loss or the team's confidence could take a hit.
Bryan Bulaga clears concussion protocol for Packers
The Packers aren’t sure yet how long they’re going to hold a roster spot for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but the good news for replacement Brett Hundley is that he could have something more...
No practice for Leonard Fournette, again
After Sunday’s loss to the Rams, Jaguars running back  Leonard Fournette insisted that he’s fine, despite a lower leg injury that looked potentially significant. Five days later, Fournette hasn...
Steelers won't allow Bengals to get back on track
The Pittsburgh Steelers hate the Cincinnati Bengals, which means they will be looking to dominate the visiting side at Heinz Field.
Trubisky, Bears could stun Newton and Panthers
The Carolina Panthers are heavy favorites against the Chicago Bears, but Mitch Trubisky could be the reason why the home side gets a surprising win.
Saints hope to beat of Rodgers-less Packers
The Saints have a rare opportunity to beat the Packers at Lambeau Field due to Aaron Rodgers' injury.
Niners can upset the Cowboys at home
The Dallas Cowboys need to be careful when they travel to the Bay Area to face the 49ers as the home side has played well despite its 0-6 record.
Dolphins will seal turnaround with win over Jets
The Miami Dolphins have rebounded from a poor start and could push their record to 4-2 if they manage to beat the Jets at home.
Chargers can get back in AFC West race vs. Broncos
The Los Angeles Chargers break the AFC West race wide open if they manage to beat the Denver Broncos.
Vikings should be heavy favorites against Ravens
The Minnesota Vikings can make their case as a dark horse contender if they manage to beat the struggling Baltimore Ravens.
Best of PFT: Raiders-Chiefs the best game of 2017?
The Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs game on Thursday exceeded expectations in a classic divisional matchup.
Bills can keep momentum going with win vs. Bucs
The surprising Buffalo Bills hope to keep their chase of the AFC East title on when they host the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Giants rule out Olivier Vernon, list Sterling Shepard as questionable
The Giants may get a wide receiver back in the lineup against the Seahawks on Sunday, but they’ll remain without one of their starting defensive ends. Defensive end Olivier Vernon has been ruled out...
Should Jared Cook’s late touchdown have been upheld?
Thursday night’s fantastic finish was nearly a lot less fantastic. And if the home team hadn’t scored on the second untimed down after the expiration of the clock, Raiders fans would have been...
Raiders' Carr, Cooper finally deliver big games
Derek Carr and Amari Cooper's incredible performances in the Raiders' win over the Chiefs raises questions of why they can't consistently play at that level.
Newton needs to explain skipping media appearances
Cam Newton's decision to skip his media obligations could be a result of Jourdan Rodrigue returning to the Panthers' beat. If that's true, he could get into more trouble.
Seahawks practice fashion in the thigh of beholder
It’s a look that may not work for everybody, but Slick Watts doubtless approves. The Seahawks have gone old school with their practice gear, as a number of players are participating in a “...
Rudolph: Vikings fighting through QB adversity
Kyle Rudolph believes that the Minnesota Vikings' offensive skill players have tried to perfect their routes to help with the team's ongoing carousel at quarterback.
Florio: Trump's petition adds pressure to NFL
President Trump won't let go of his feud with the NFL and his petition will only add more divisiveness towards the anthem protests, says Mike Florio.
Lynch needs to learn from ejection
Marshawn Lynch quickly realized that he messed up after shoving an official during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Packers have big decision on Rodgers' roster spot
The Green Bay Packers have to decide whether or not to place Aaron Rodgers on IR, but it will all depend on if Brett Hundley keeps them competitive in his absence.
Wentz's MVP candidacy should infuriate Browns fans
Carson Wentz's success should make the Cleveland Browns furious and should spark some serious moves in Cleveland.
Reid's penalty complaints don't make sense
Kansas City Chiefs' Andy Reid shouldn't complain about the penalties in his team's loss to the Oakland Raiders as the team was officiated consistently throughout.
If Marshawn had been available, would the Raiders have run from the one?
The memorable finish to last night’s Chiefs-Raiders games could have been more memorable if running back Marshawn Lynch had been available to play. After the touchdown catch by tight end Jared Cook...
Raiders escape with win after Lynch ejection
The Oakland Raiders edged out the Kansas City Chiefs, but Marshawn Lynch's ejection put a damper on the close win.
Raiders deliver with season on the line vs. Chiefs
The Oakland Raiders kept their season alive in dramatic TNF win over their AFC West rival, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jed York: 49ers have angered more fans with losing than protests
There may be fans who are turning off the NFL because of some players protesting during the national anthem. But 49ers owner Jed York knows that there’s a more organic reason for his fans’...
Jaylon Smith taking a seat with Sean Lee, Anthony Hitchens back in lineup
The Cowboys planned to bring linebacker Jaylon Smith along slowly this season after he missed his entire rookie year with a major knee injury, but that approach shifted when Anthony Hitchens hurt his knee...
Kyle Rudolph says Vikings can win with any of their three quarterbacks
No team in the NFL has more uncertainty at the quarterback position than the Vikings, who are starting Case Keenum now but could go back to either Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater when their respective...
Art Rooney II: Martavis Bryant making progress, we’re not looking to trade him
A report that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant requested a trade made the rounds last weekend and led to a quick message from Bryant saying that he’s happy to be in Pittsburgh. Coach Mike Tomlin...
Steve Bisciotti happy with direction of Ravens
The Ravens are 3-3. Could be better. Could be worse. And while many fans might be unhappy with the team’s leadership on and off the field, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti seems pretty content. Via Jonas...
Jamal Adams wants to change the way safety is played
The Jets began rebuilding the back end of their defense in this year’s draft by taking safety Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick of the draft and Adams has designs on doing more than just...
LeSean McCoy: I have to get going
The Bills return from their bye week to face the Buccaneers this weekend and one change they’d surely like to change is how often running back LeSean McCoy is finding his way into the end zone. Just...
Friday morning one-liners
Will the Bills passing game get going this week? Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke doesn’t want to talk about whether his unit is championship caliber. WR Brandin Cooks believes he has room to...
Donald Penn: Marshawn was trying to protect cousin Marcus Peters
When Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sprinted off the sideline to join a scuffle that started after Raiders offensive linemen Donald Penn and Kelechi Osemele took offense to Chiefs cornerback Marcus...
Report: Brandon Browner arrested on drug charges
Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner’s probably going to hang onto that first adjective. According to TMZ, the former Seahawks standout was arrested in Los Angeles for cocaine possession in May. La...
Amari Cooper: Huge night for me and for team
One of the constants during the first six weeks of the Raiders season was subpar production from wide receiver Amari Cooper. After two seasons leading the way for the Raiders passing game, Cooper was in a...
Todd Gurley on international games: “It needs to stop”
Lest anyone at 345 Park Avenue think Rams running back Todd Gurley isn’t being a good ambassador, he said he likes the idea of playing international games. But also pointed out the reality of getting...
Andy Reid bites his tongue about officiating in Chiefs loss
Some questionable calls went against the Chiefs in their 31-30 loss to the Raiders last night, but Kansas City coach Andy Reid didn’t want to talk about it afterward. A long touchdown catch by Amari...
Marshawn didn’t leave the stadium following his ejection
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made an early exit from Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He did not make an early exit from the stadium. Contrary to multiple reports that Lynch made like...
Aaron Rodgers says surgery “went well” in instagram post
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sent out a message from his hospital bed on Thursday night. Rodgers had surgery Thursday to repair a fractured right clavicle sustained last Sunday against the...
Raiders set to break ground on new stadium in Las Vegas
While the Raiders earned their best victory of the season Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, plans continue to progress regarding their future home in Las Vegas. According to Richard...
Seahawks’ Cliff Avril says he’s not considering retirement
Defensive end Cliff Avril will be placed on injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks as he continues to recover from a neck injury sustained three weeks ago against the Indianapolis Colts. While Avril’...
Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree touchdown gives Raiders walk-off win over Chiefs
In perhaps the wildest game of the year so far, Derek Carr led the Oakland Raiders on an 85-yard scoring drive in the final 2:25 to steal away a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night....
Alex Smith throws third touchdown of game, 15th of season
Alex Smith threw 15 touchdowns last season. His 15th touchdown pass of this season came in the third quarter Thursday. His career high was the 23 touchdowns he threw in 2013. The Raiders took a 21-20 lead...
Report: Michael Crabtree, Donald Penn get into sideline quarrel
CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson reported that two Raiders players got into a pushing match on the sideline. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offensive tackle Donald Penn exchanged shoves and words...
Chiefs lead 20-14 at halftime
Derek Carr and Alex Smith both have thrown for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns, but the Chiefs made two field goals and the Raiders had one blocked and missed another. That has Kansas City holding a...
President Trump releases “stand for national anthem” petition
The Commander-in-Chief won’t be ending his attack on the NFL any time soon. Via the New York Daily News, President Trump and Vice President Pence have started a petition regarding the national anthem...
Marshawn Lynch ejected for contact with official
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected after contact with an official. He was escorted to the locker room with six minutes remaining in the first half. The teams began pushing and shoving after...
Chiefs need only three plays to go 99 yards
The Raiders had the NFL’s only 99-yard drive before Thursday night. They became the second team to allow a 99-yard drive Thursday. The Chiefs needed only three plays to cover almost the length of the...
Who is this Amari Cooper?
After only two possessions, Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is closing in on 100 yards and has two touchdowns. The only other game he had two touchdowns came against Green Bay on Dec. 20, 2015. Cooper...
Amari Cooper answers critics early
There is nothing wrong with Amari Cooper tonight. The wide receiver caught two passes for 50 yards on the Raiders’ first possession, including a 38-yard touchdown. It was his longest reception of the...
Aaron Rodgers undergoes surgery Thursday
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent surgery Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media first reported. The Packers now face a decision: Do they put him on injured reserve or keep him on the active roster?...
Dolphins insist Sunday’s game will be fully staffed with security personnel
The never ending anthem controversy is like a dam that constantly springs new leaks in different spots. According to Andy Slater of WINZ, police officers may choose not to provide security services Sunday...
Marquel Lee won’t play for Raiders; Albert Wilson will play for Chiefs
The Raiders already had ruled out cornerback Gareon Conley (shin) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse (foot), and they won’t have starting middle linebacker Marquel Lee (ankle) either. Lee, listed as...
Myles Garrett “expects better” after three sacks in two games
Myles Garrett had a sack on the first play of his career. Does it get any better than that? Well, yeah, the Browns defensive end sure believes so. Garrett has three sacks in two games, having missed the...
Bills waive Tyrell Adams, re-sign Deon Lacey
The Bills undid Thursday what they did Wednesday. They waived linebacker Tyrell Adams with an injury designation a day after claiming him off waivers from Oakland. Buffalo re-signed linebacker Deon Lacey,...
Packers defenders come to Aaron Rodgers’ defense
Clay Matthews and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix refused to call Anthony Barr‘s hit on Aaron Rodgers dirty, but they were surprised when officials didn’t penalize the Vikings linebacker. The NFL still could...
Jets will get Bilal Powell back this week
The Jets are going for a sweep of their season series against the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday and they’ll have running back Bilal Powell back in the lineup to help them do it. Powell is practicing...
Scott Linehan on Ezekiel Elliott: An every-down back is hard to replace
Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan began the week game planning with Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden as his running backs. He found out Tuesday night Ezekiel Elliott was returning to...
Jonathan Allen heads to injured reserve
Word on Wednesday was that rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen would miss the rest of the regular season because of a Lisfranc injury to his foot and the Redskins made a roster move on Thursday that...
Jay Gruden on Carson Wentz: I don’t know how he got to Philadelphia
Jay Gruden and Browns fans have something in common: They both wish Carson Wentz didn’t go to Philadelphia. Gruden, the Washington coach whose team is preparing to face Wentz’s Eagles, lavished...
Mike Wallace “should be fine” for Sunday’s game
The Ravens signed wide receiver Griff Whalen on Thursday as they have three wide receivers dealing with injuries, but one of them said on Thursday that he expects to be ready to play against the Vikings,...
49ers sign Logan Paulsen
Tight end Logan Paulsen wasn’t off the 49ers’ roster long. The team, which released him Tuesday, re-signed him Thursday. He will take cornerback Leon Hall‘s spot on the roster. Hall,...
Olivier Vernon out of practice Thursday after limited work on Wednesday
There was some encouraging news for the Giants defensive line on Wednesday when defensive end Olivier Vernon took part in practice on a limited basis. Vernon missed the last two games with an ankle injury,...
DeMarco Murray misses second straight practice
After the Titans beat the Colts on Monday night, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called the game a “good model” for what they want at running back. Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray had a nearly even...
Peterson has mouth-watering matchup in Week 7
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson could follow up his best game of the season with another monster performance in Week 7.
Cowboys will stand as a team for national anthem
A week has passed since Cowboys players had a meeting with Jerry Jones regarding the owner’s national anthem edict. With the team on a bye last week, Dallas has not played a game since Jones publicly...
Cam Newton passes on talking to media for second day in a row
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got into some hot water when he spoke to the media earlier this month and now he may be creating some more by not talking to the media. Joseph Person of the Charlotte...
49ers releasing Leon Hall, before he plays a game
The Leon Hall era in San Francisco lasted zero games. Hall, the former Bengals and Giants cornerback, is being released by the 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 49ers just signed Hall...
Leonard Fournette still out of practice, says he’ll be healthy enough to play
The Jaguars practiced without running back Leonard Fournette for the second straight day on Thursday, but Fournette did do a bit more on the side. Fournette said that he did some running on the ankle he...
Duane Brown, Texans still at impasse
With six games done and 10 to go, the Texans and left tackle Duane Brown are no closer to resolving their contractual differences. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing new has happened...
Rams won’t get new uniforms until 2019 at the earliest
Fashion critics — and non-fashion critics for that matter — gave the Rams’ mismatched uniforms they wore against the Cowboys and Jaguars a thumbs down. The good news for the Rams is they...
Jameis Winston doesn’t do much in open portion of Bucs practice
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said that Jameis Winston would throw some passes during Thursday’s practice and reporters on hand for the open portion of Tampa’s practice confirmed...
Hue Jackson supports players celebrating big plays, even when Browns get blown out
With the Browns trailing the Texans 24-3 on Sunday, Cleveland defensive tackle Danny Shelton tackled Houston running back Lamar Miller for a loss of three yards. Shelton got up and celebrated boisterously....
Dolphins hoping DeVante Parker can emulate Lazarus this weekend
Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker didn’t play last weekend and remains out of practice with an ankle injury, but the team isn’t counting him out of this weekend’s game against the Jets...
Teddy Bridgewater: I definitely believe I’ll play this year
Teddy Bridgewater met with the media on Thursday for the first time since his return to practice and opened up his comments by saying it’s been a “long 14 months” since the knee injury...
Best of PFT: Packers continue to struggle
The Green Bay Packers are struggling to find their footing without Aaron Rodgers and it doesn't look like it's going to get better anytime soon.
Ezekiel Elliott settlement seems unlikely
It’s unclear whether the NFL and the representatives of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott have discussed a potential settlement of the litigation sparked by his suspension. Regardless, a settlement...
Falcons add veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin
Ahtyba Rubin didn’t do much for the Broncos, but he wasn’t out of work long. Released Tuesday by a team in need of receiving depth, Rubin was signed by the Falcons today. The 31-year-old Rubin...
Raiders plan to start NaVorro Bowman tonight
The Raiders didn’t sign Navorro Bowman to sit around and watch. So not only is he going to play tonight against the Chiefs, he’s going to start. That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of the...
Report: Mike Mitchell fined $48,620 for hit on Alex Smith
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been vocal about his distaste for the late hit to the back of his knees that he took from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell in last week’s game and the league reportedly...
NFLRA hits back at “misguided” claims of officiating bias
After the Eagles beat the Panthers last Thursday night, PFT and other outlets pointed out that the Eagles had 10 penalties accepted for 126 yards in the game while the Panthers were deducted one yard on...
Bucs expect Jameis Winston to throw at Thursday’s practice
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston only skipped one part of Wednesday’s practice, but it was a pretty big one. Winston hurt his right shoulder during last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and...
Luke Kuechly takes the practice field with a helmet, another step
Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly just walked onto the practice field. And unlike yesterday, via the team’s official Twitter account, he was carrying a helmet. That’s at least a sign that...
Ravens sign Griff Whalen
The Ravens had three wide receivers on Wednesday’s injury report, so they added a healthy one to the roster on Thursday. The team announced the signing of Griff Whalen to the 53-man roster. They also...
Ronald Darby returning to practice this week
The Eagles defense is closing in on getting a key player back in the lineup. Cornerback Ronald Darby has not played since dislocating his ankle in the season opener, but head coach Doug Pederson offered a...
Will Andrew Luck play at all this year?
The latest news regarding the three-legged-tortoise slow recovery of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck from shoulder surgery performed in January necessarily delays his timetable for a return even deeper into...
NFL not backing down from Elliott case
The NFL-Ezekiel Elliott legal battle doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon and a settlement is impossible at this point.
PFT’s Week Seven picks
Just when MDS was getting a little cocky, he got knocked down a peg or two. His six-game lead has been cut to four, after being swept in the two games on which we disagreed last week. This week, we disagree...
Eagles put Chris Maragos on injured reserve
The Eagles will be without one of their top special teamers, as the knee injury suffered by safety Chris Maragos is season-ending. The team announced Maragos was placed on injured reserve because of the...
Diggs in danger of missing Week 7
Stefon Diggs could be the latest Minnesota Viking to have caught the injury bug and may miss Week 7.
Who's under more pressure, McCarthy or Hundley?
With Colin Kaepernick available, Mike McCarthy will be under the microscope for sticking with Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley.
Cardinals-Rams got more exciting with AD
With the addition of Adrian Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams' matchup in London just got a lot more intriguing.
NFL smart not to enforce standing during anthem
If the NFL enforced standing during the national anthem, it could lead to a big rebellion from players.
Packers' stubbornness impacting ticket sales
The Green Bay Packers are famous for being conservative on roster moves and fans skepticism is apparent on the resale of tickets.
OBJ would be smart to sign extension soon
It's time for Odell Beckham Jr. to abandon his goal of becoming the NFL's highest-paid player and opt for contract security instead.
Home-field advantage just a myth this season
Road teams in the NFL are a game over .500 through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season.
Time to worry, not panic, about Cowboys
Even though Ezekiel Elliott's status is up in the air, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys aren't panicking, but they should be worried.
Adrian Peterson in for big day against Rams
The Arizona Cardinals will feed new weapon Adrian Peterson time and again in their matchup with the L.A. Rams in London.
Bridgewater's return may be complicated by deal
There are some contractual changes for Teddy Bridgewater after his return to the Minnesota Vikings' practice field.
Packers experiencing culture shock without Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers are in trouble this week against the New Orleans Saints without Aaron Rodgers.
Raiders' offense must show up against Chiefs
The Raiders are built around their offensive stars, but it's been a season of struggles heading into their matchup with the Chiefs.
TV ratings show most NFL teams losing local support
The NFL’s national television ratings are down 7.5 percent this year, but it’s not just the national TV audience that’s struggling: The vast majority of teams are seeing their local...
Teammates impressed with Teddy Bridgewater in first day back
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer did his best to keep the expectations in check. His players felt no such compulsion after watching quarterback Teddy Bridgewater practice for the first time in 14 months. Via Chris...
Jack Del Rio: We feel good about NaVorro Bowman playing Thursday
Linebacker Navorro Bowman signed with the Raiders on Monday, which didn’t give him much time to get the defense down before Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. It appears that it was...
Brandon Williams is “just a guy,” but Ravens run defense needs him
NFL teams love to talk about “next man up” whenever someone gets injured, but not all men are created equal when it comes to their ability to impact a football game. One prime example of that is...
Derek Carr needs to earn his contract tonight (not all of it but you get the point)
The Raiders return to prime time on Thursday night, putting their 2-4 record on the line against the 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs. And it’s time for quarterback Derek Carr to play like a prime-time player...
Todd Bowles: Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams playing well
On Wednesday, we noted that the Jets have yet to get a sack from their defensive line through the first six games of the season despite having Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams a year after they had...
Thursday morning one-liners
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor knows he can play better. Dolphins C Jake Brendel‘s likely to start this week after replacing C Mike Pouncey (concussion). More work for Patriots RB Dion Lewis has led to better...
Dan Quinn: We don’t want to go into rematch world
The Falcons and Patriot will face off on Sunday night, which means there’s going to be a lot of references to the last time those two teams played each other. That was in Super Bowl LI, of course, and...
John Mara: Ben McAdoo wasn’t pressured into giving up play-calling
While Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said they respected coach Ben McAdoo making adjustments last week which led to their first win, his fellow co-owner made it clear they didn’t push that choice to give...
Jerick McKinnon shows up on practice report with an ankle injury
With rookie running back Dalvin Cook out for the year, veteran Jerick McKinnon has shown up significantly the last two weeks. He may not be able to do the same thing on Sunday against the Ravens. McKinnon...
Darius Butler on meeting: Owners showed they’re prepared to give back
Colts safety Darius Butler wasn’t sure what to expect when he was part of the meetings with a group of NFL owners Tuesday. As one of the 13 players who met with Commissioner Roger Goodell and a group...
Resale prices for Packers tickets decline 50 percent after Aaron Rodgers injury
The injury to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dramatically affected how much Green Bay fans are willing to spend to see this week’s game. Ticket King in Green Bay told WBAY that ticket prices...
Road teams are a game over .500 through six weeks
Through six weeks of the NFL season, road teams are winning more often than home teams. Teams playing on the road have compiled a 46-45 record through the first 91 games of the season. According to Barry...
Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s camp, NFL have discussed settlement to case
With Ezekiel Elliott suspended, un-suspended, suspended and un-suspended yet again, there may finally be an ability to find common ground for representatives of Elliott and the NFL to reach a settlement in...
Arik Armstead says he’d play with his broken hand if possible
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead was placed on injured reserve this week after sustaining a broken hand Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The injury requires surgery and Armstead...
Michael Bennett expects to play against Giants despite plantar fascia injury
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sustained a plantar fascia injury in the second quarter of Seattle’s 16-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. With a week to rest the injury through Seattle...
Khan: President Trump is “jealous” of NFL
So much for not responding to the sniping from the White House. Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who recently dubbed President Trump “the great divider,” provided more specific and detailed criticism of...
Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team
As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the...
Hue Jackson says Kevin Hogan’s badly bruised ribs are reason he won’t suit up
Kevin Hogan won’t play Sunday. He won’t even suit up. Badly bruised ribs have relegated the quarterback to third string this week. “My thinking with Cody was because obviously, Kevin has...
Dolphins dropping too many passes to suit Adam Gase
The Dolphins rank only 16th in the NFL with seven drops, according to STATS, but it feels like more to Dolphins coach Adam Gase. A lot more. “It’s just they haven’t caught them,” Gase said Wednesday,...
Patriots should be worried about Falcons pass rush
If the Patriots are going to win their third straight game, they'll need to keep Tom Brady clean in the pocket against the Falcons.
Redskins' Pryor will face major Week 7 upgrades
Fantasy owners can play Terrelle Pryor and Michael Thomas with confidence in Week 7, but should shy away from Rishard Matthews and T.Y. Hilton.
Broncos' Anderson has favorable matchup in Wk 7
Matt Ryan and C.J. Anderson are both expected to have bounce back weeks in Week 7 and join Dez Bryant as top DFS anchor plays.
Wentz showing development with Eagles
Carson Wentz and the Eagles bring their 5-1 record into a crucial divisional matchup against the Redskins. Can the sophomore quarterback keep things going against Washington?
Brett Hundley confident he can keep Packers rolling
Everyone outside the building has given up on the Packers, but Brett Hundley and his teammates haven’t. Their goals have stayed the same despite losing Aaron Rodgers. “I’ve been doing this...
Reuben Foster calls fleeing attempted robbers “a scary moment”
49ers linebackers Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong likely never have run faster than they did early Monday morning while fleeing armed robbers. “It was a scary moment for my family and for the...
Eric Reid to continue kneeling for national anthem
49ers safety Eric Reid called Tuesday’s meeting with NFL owners productive, but it hasn’t changed his stance on the national anthem. “It doesn’t change our plans [to kneel] just yet,” Reid said...
Jay Cutler shrugs (shocker) at prospect of negative fan reaction at home
The last time the Dolphins played at home, quarterback Jay Cutler heard it from the fans. He recognizes that he may hear it again on Sunday against the Jets. To little surprise, he doesn’t care. “We...
Lions release Datone Jones, sign Bryce Harris among roster moves
The Lions were busy this week making roster moves. Their signing of defensive end Jacquies Smith and claim of quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers already were reported. Detroit also signed offensive tackle...
Hue Jackson thinks a week off will help DeShone Kizer
Some (me, at least) think that the Browns benched quarterback DeShone Kizer for a week because the Browns didn’t want to showcase the DeShone they drafted against the Deshaun they didn’t. On...
2021 Super Bowl officially awarded to Tampa
When the NFL moved the Super Bowl set for Los Angeles back from 2021 to 2022 in May, they gave the game to Tampa instead with the proviso that the city meet certain requirements in order for the decision to...
Packers look a little healthier at Wednesday’s practice
Over the years, the Packers have been able to count on Aaron Rodgers coming up with ways to cover for players missing due to injury while still winning games. That won’t be an option for them this...
Bills add a linebacker off waivers
Tyrell Adams lost his job with the Raiders when Navorro Bowman joined the team, but the linebacker didn’t have to wait long to find a new home. The Bills announced on Wednesday that they have claimed...
Cliff Avril headed to injured reserve as he faces “big decision”
The Seahawks will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve as he contemplates his future, coach Pete Carroll said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Cliff Avril will go on IR,” Carroll said. “...
Lions bring back quarterback Brad Kaaya
One of the last players the Lions cut before finalizing their 53-man roster is now back in Detroit. The Lions claimed quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers from the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network...
Raiders list three linebackers as questionable; Marshall Newhouse out
The Raiders have ruled out cornerback Gareon Conley (shin) and offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (foot) for Thursday’s game against the Chiefs. Neither practiced Wednesday. Conley has played only two...
Andrew Luck won’t practice this week due to shoulder soreness
Quarterback Andrew Luck has practiced with the Colts the last two weeks, but he won’t be on the practice field this week. General Manager Chris Ballard made that announcement during a media session on...
Sean Lee returns to practice; Tyron Smith sits out
The Cowboys welcomed All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee back to practice Wednesday. He was a full participant and appears ready to return to action Sunday against the 49ers. Lee injured his hamstring in the final...
DeShone Kizer says benching “sparked my competitive juices”
The Browns benched quarterback DeShone Kizer last week and reversed course this week by naming him their starter for this Sunday’s game against the Titans. That wasn’t a very long time, but...
Ezekiel Elliott appreciates “opportunity” to return to field
No one in the NFL was happier to practice Wednesday than Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. He rejoined his teammates after a U.S. district judge in New York granted Elliott a temporary restraining order...
NFL is apparently done responding to political attacks
It took the President less than 24 hours to attack the league for its decision not to change the anthem policy to require players to stand. The NFL knows it’s not the last attack, and the NFL has...
Vernon Hargreaves: I’m not making any plays; I’m not producing
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday he was “extremely” concerned about cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III’s play. That followed defensive coordinator Mike Smith’s revelation that...
Kelvin Benjamin leaves Panthers practice with knee issue
Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been on the injury report for a few weeks with a knee problem. But it may be worth seeing what he does the rest of the week, after an unusual addition to the...
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I messed up
Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie took part in practice on Wednesday, a day after the team announced that his suspension came to an end after a week. Rodgers-Cromartie spoke to the media after...
Goodell says NFL believes everyone should stand
Roger Goodell says the NFL believes players should stand for the anthem and the league is committed to solving the underlying issues behind the protests.
Vince Biegel returns to practice after five-month absence
Packers rookie outside linebacker Vince Biegel returned to the practice field for the first time in five months. The fourth-round draft pick broke a bone in his foot the second day of the team’s...
NFL won’t answer “hypotheticals” about teams disciplining players for kneeling
In a press conference following the end of owners meetings in New York on Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated the league’s position that they want all players to stand during the...
Roger Goodell: NFL will “encourage,” but not force, players to stand
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said after meeting with team owners today that the league wants players to stand for the national anthem but has not passed a rule that would force them to stand. “We...
Saints keep rising in Rotoworld's Power Rankings
After rolling up 52 points on the Lions in Week 6, the Saints moved up nine spots in this week's rankings.
Eric Ebron: Year hasn’t been the best, but I can’t be down on myself
Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a talk with quarterback Matthew Stafford before last week’s game against the Saints in hopes of getting his season on the right track, but it didn’t do the trick....
Jameis Winston doing everything but throwing in practice
The bad news is that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t throw today. The good news is they haven’t signed another quarterback, which means his shoulder injury may not that bad. Via...
Best of PFT: NFL takes step back on social issues
The NFL owners and players held a meeting in New York to discuss how to handle social issues moving forward and Mike Florio thinks the league made a big mistake.
Sterling Shepard back at practice for Giants
The Giants may be a little deeper at wide receiver than they were in last Sunday’s victory over the Broncos. Shepard sprained his ankle in the team’s Week Five loss to the Chargers that also saw...
Mike Tomlin: Martavis Bryant hasn’t said anything about being unhappy
Amid talk that Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is unhappy and wants to be traded, coach Mike Tomlin says he hasn’t seen it. Asked if Bryant has expressed anything about being unhappy in Pittsburgh,...
Chiefs rule out three for Thursday night
The Chiefs have turned in their final injury report ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Raiders and three players have been ruled out. Running back Charcandrick West will not play after...
Ravens’ passing attack sputters under Mornhinweg, Flacco
When the Ravens added Greg Roman to the coaching staff, he was described by some (maybe us; I can’t recall) as the team’s next future interim offensive coordinator. The future soon could be the...
Mike Zimmer: We don’t know what Teddy Bridgewater’s return will lead to
Wednesday is a big day for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He’s practicing for the first time since injuring his knee 14 months ago, which starts the clock on a three-week window to add him to...
Jerry Jones didn’t try to dominate Tuesday’s meeting
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had become, whether deliberately or not, a lightning rod in the anthem controversy. From his efforts to dominate past ownership meetings to his stand-for-the-anthem mandate to...
Falcons IR linebacker LaRoy Reynolds begins practicing again
As the Falcons get healthier, they’re taking a look to see if one of their guys on injured reserve can come back. Via the team’s official website, linebacker LaRoy Reynolds is returning to...
Browns promote Cody Kessler to second string, demote Kevin Hogan to third string
The Browns have made DeShone Kizer their starting quarterback again after a one-week benching in favor of Kevin Hogan. But if Kizer loses his job again, it won’t be Hogan who replaces him. Cody...
Report: Jonathan Allen to miss rest of season
Word from coach Jay Gruden early this week was that Redskins rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen would hopefully miss three or four weeks after suffering a Lisfranc injury in his foot during last Sunday...
Report: 2018 NFL Draft is heading to Dallas
The NFL has managed to turn the draft into a road show. So it stands to reason that the league’s showman-king wants in on the action. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the league is...
Jaguars say no practice for Leonard Fournette
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette gave everyone a good scare when he left last Sunday’s game against the Rams after his leg gave out when he was trying to change direction while running with the...
On “fairness,” NFL can’t have it both ways
Tuesday became a significant day for the NFL, for multiple reasons. In the morning in New York City, some of the NFL’s owners met with players so that owners could convince players that owners care...
Browns have changed quarterbacks 20 times in last 43 games
Breaking news: The Browns can’t find a quarterback. Today’s announcement that Cleveland will go back to DeShone Kizer after a one-week experiment with Kevin Hogan means the Browns have now...
Broncos promote wide receiver Hunter Sharp from practice squad
The Broncos were down to three healthy wide receivers by the end of last Sunday night’s loss to the Giants, so it’s no surprise that they have opted to add to that number ahead of this weekend...
Something's gotta give with Ravens offense
WIth Joe Flacco and the offense at an all-time low, the Baltimore Ravens could be forced into making serious changes.
Lower TV ratings should lead to NFL deep dive
No matter what the NFL says, TV ratings are down a significant amount and the league will need to look at itself to find a way to reverse the trend.
Chiefs still top team in NFL after six weeks
Even though the Kansas City Chiefs suffered their first loss of the season in Week 6 to the Steelers, they're still on top of PFT's Power Rankings.
Mariota running less is key to Titans' run game
Getting Marcus Mariota to run less and pass more is the key to the Tennessee Titans getting their offense on track.
Will NFL learn from getting Jets-Pats call wrong?
The NFL got the Jets-Patriots call wrong, but Ron Riveron's refusal to admit his mistake is concerning for the immediate future.
Kalil will help Panthers run the ball effectively
The Panthers are expecting center Ryan Kalil to return in Week 7, which would be a big upgrade to their running game.
Report: DeShone Kizer to be reinstated as Browns starter today
Last week, the Browns benched rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. This week, he’s back. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says via Twitter that she expects Kizer to be reinstated today as QB1...
Ryan Succop boots way to AFC special teams player of the week
Titans kicker Ryan Succop entered the league as Mr. Irrelevant after being selected with the final pick of the 2009 draft, but he’s wound up with a much more relevant career than that spot would...
Chris Long donating 10 more game checks to charity
At a time when some are wondering what NFL players who protest care about, Chris Long is showing the world what matters to him through his actions. The Eagles defensive end, who already pledged six game...
NFL ratings down 7.5 percent for the season
When it comes to the week-in, week-out NFL ratings, skilled P.R. professionals know how to make bad numbers look good and/or good numbers look bad. Cumulative, all-encompassing numbers are more difficult to...
Cameron Jordan nabs NFC defensive player of the week
The Saints played a wild game against the Lions last Sunday and came out on top thanks in large part to the work of defensive end Cameron Jordan. Jordan did a little bit of everything in the 52-38 win, up...
Colon: Owners feel protests are costing NFL money
Former NFL player Willie Colon believes that NFL wants to resolve its anthem protest issue before Military Appreciation Month as owners believe protests are costing teams money.
Pharoh Cooper wins NFC special teams player of the week
Kick returns might be dying as an art form, but Rams wide receiver Pharoh Cooper is doing his part to keep them alive. He was named NFC special teams player of the week, after returning the opening kickoff...
Ezekiel Elliott is struggling in sophomore season
Dallas Cowboys reporter Clarence Hill believes that Ezekiel Elliott hasn't been able to match his rookie year production due to his ongoing trial and his team's O-line issues.
Le’Veon Bell named AFC offensive player of the week
The Steelers needed to bounce back from a loss to the Jaguars that featured five interceptions from Ben Roethlisberger when they faced the Chiefs last Sunday and they did that by giving the ball to running...
Johnathan Joseph snags AFC defensive player of the week
Even after losing J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries, the Texans still have guys who can make plays. Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph was named AFC defensive player of the week for...