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Kaepernick could become involved in future meetings between NFL, players
The anthem issue remains unresolved, and the NFL and  the NFL Players Association have resolved to engage in future meetings and discussions on the issue. Those future meetings may, or may not, involve free...
Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming
In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for...
NFL, NFLPA say promoting equality a “common issue” after Tuesday meeting
A meeting in New York between representatives of the NFL and the NFLPA along with players and team owners wrapped up after about four hours on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was set up to discuss ways for...
49ers sign Tony McDaniel
The 49ers have signed veteran defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, his agency tweeted Tuesday. San Francisco lost defensive lineman Arik Armstead to a hand fracture Sunday. McDaniel was a salary-cap casualty of...
On Seferian-Jenkins ruling, league office erred
When final say regarding replay review belonged to the referee at the game site, a convenient vehicle existed for publicly keeping him honest: The NFL’s V.P. of officiating, who had the ability via...
Broncos making moves, and more likely to come
The Broncos came out of Sunday’s loss to the Giants battered, and appear set to make multiple transactions. According to Mike Klis of KUSA, the Broncos are releasing veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba...
Who were the best replacement quarterbacks of all time?
Inspired by the extended absence of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and his replacement by the largely unproven Brett Hundley, Tuesday’s PFT Live took a look at the question of the best replacement...
Uncertainty in backfields for Cowboys, Giants
Find out whether Alfred Morris or Darren McFadden is the better option in Dallas and what to make of the Giants' backfield entering Week 7.
Defensive-minded Texans become offensive-minded Texans
Even without three-time NFL defensive player of the year J.J. Watt for most of last year, the Texans still led the league in total defense. Houston, in fact, ranked in the top 10 in total defense five of...
Lane Johnson practiced for Eagles Tuesday
The Eagles were without right tackle Lane Johnson in last Thursday’s victory over the Panthers, but it looks like they’re on track to get him back for next Monday night. Johnson missed the game...
Luke Kuechly not practicing Tuesday, still in concussion protocol
If Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly doesn’t have a concussion, the Panthers sure are treating him like he has one. According to Bill Voth of the team’s official website, Kuechly was...
Steelers' Mitchell tried to hurt Chiefs' Smith
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell clearly tried to hurt Alex Smith in his controversial play on Sunday, despite what he might say publicly.
Monday Night Football ratings down last night, season still up over 2016
AFC South games routinely generate the NFL’s lowest television ratings, and last night was no exception. The Titans’ win over the Colts drew a 6.1 overnight rating for ESPN on Monday night,...
Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant told me he doesn’t want to go anywhere
Sunday brought a report that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant requested a trade, which was followed by Bryant tweeting that he’s happy in Pittsburgh and his girlfriend apparently confirming the...
NFL decided not to formally review Derrick Henry touchdown
With the Titans up by seven on Monday night and in position to burn up the clock and exit with a win, running back Derrick Henry broke a 72-yard touchdown run — giving Tennessee a 14-point victory....
Del Rio is on the hot seat with Raiders at 2-4
The Oakland Raiders might consider several changes, including firing Jack Del Rio, if the team fails to meet expectations this year.
OBJ is the Kanye West of NFL
Odell Beckham Jr. is unpredictable and entertaining, similar to rap star Kanye West, according to NFL analyst Peter Schrager.
Vikings coach defends Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer doesn't think Anthony Barr's hit that injured Aaron Rodgers was dirty.
It's too early to call Carson Wentz the NFL's MVP
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is off to a strong start, but Peter Schrager explains why it's too early to name the sophomore star an MVP favorite.
Raiders hope Derek Carr can save fading season
The Oakland Raiders' strange move to take Derek Carr completely off the injury list might point to their desperation to have him save a disappointing season.
Bucs taking wait-and-see approach with Winston
Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston injured his shoulder in a Week 6 loss to the Cardinals and even though he said he wouldn't miss any time, that might not be the case.
Giants missed opportunity to draft Tom Brady
Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi said a scout begged him to draft Tom Brady, but he failed to listen.
NFLPA will be involved in NFL's new anthem rules
The NFL is carefully considering its players as it tries to figure out new rules for the national team, which means the league will work with NFLPA, in a rare instance, to come to a solution.
Ravens make a change at linebacker
The Ravens offense has been a big problem through the first six weeks of the season, but a Tuesday roster move addressed the other side of the ball. The Ravens announced that they have released linebacker...
From 2013: Ted Thompson and the backup quarterback “jinx”
Mike McCarthy can reiterate until he’s gray in the face that his quarterbacks moving forward will be Brett Hundley and Joe Hallahan Houlihan O’Callahan Callahan, but it’s ultimately not...
Tuesday meeting in New York includes 13 players, 11 owners
The NFL and NFLPA announced last week that there would be a Tuesday meeting involving officials from both organizations as well as players and team owners as a precursor to the league meetings regarding the...
Mike McCarthy shouldn't have yelled at reporter
When asked about signing Colin Kaepernick, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doubled down on his current crop of quarterbacks by yelling at the reporter.
Panthers add linebacker depth with Andrew Gachkar
With Luke Kuechly remaining in the concussion protocol, the Panthers brought in some linebacker insurance with their spare roster spot. The team announced they had signed veteran Andrew Gachkar. He fills...
Week Six power rankings
1. Chiefs (5-1; No. 1): They lost but they’re still No. 1? Welcome to 2017, when it’s impossible to figure out who really is/isn’t the “best” team in football. 2. Eagles (5-1;...
Saints expect Brett Hundley to be “well ready” for Sunday
The Saints are the first team preparing to face a Packers team quarterbacked by Brett Hundley and that’s prompted two different reactions from defensive end Cam Jordan. The first is that he’s...
Brady, Warner are best replacement QBs of all-time
Tom Brady, Kurt Warner and Warren Moon became superstars after replacing their team's injured starting quarterbacks, making them the best replacements of all-time.
Falcons hope to move past SBLI in rematch vs. Pats
The Atlanta Falcons hope things will be different when they play the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl LI on Sunday Night Football (NBC, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. ET).
Packers should place a call to Tony Romo
With Aaron Rodgers likely out for the rest of the season due to a broken collarbone, the Packers should take a look at Tony Romo.
Ezekiel Elliott has hope in injunction hearing
Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott could delay his suspension further due to a pro-employee judge hearing his injunction case in New York.
NaVorro Bowman's stay with Raiders could be short
After spending eight seasons with the 49ers, NaVorro Bowman has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders.
Browns need to ditch analytical experiement
The Cleveland Browns are 1-21 since they've decided to go the analytical route and its clear the team needs changes at the front office level.
Sam Martin returning to practice for Lions
The Lions placed punter Sam Martin on the non-football injury list before the start of the regular season, which left him ineligible to practice or play in the first six weeks of the season. Those six weeks...
Doug Baldwin, Roger Goodell write joint letter supporting sentencing reform
Responding to players whose anthem protests shined a spotlight on criminal justice in America, the NFL has come out in support of sentencing reform. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Seahawks receiver Doug...
NFL's playoff picture is out of control
After six weeks of the NFL season, the playoff picture is wide open thanks to poor play from the Patriots, Seahawks and Cowboys.
Mariota shows off passing ability in win over Indy
Titans QB Marcus Mariota returned to the field in Week 6 and showed why he's one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.
Jay Gruden: We’ll “actively expand” Josh Doctson’s role
Wide receiver Josh Doctson has scored touchdowns in two of his last three games, but he only saw a quarter of the snaps in last Sunday’s win over the 49ers despite scoring in the first quarter....
Mariota overcomes injury to shine vs. Colts
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota overcame his hamstring injury to throw for over 300 yards against the Colts.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back after one-game suspension
The Giants’ suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t last long. Rodgers-Cromartie will be back with the team when they return to work tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network...
Jason Myers out as Jaguars kicker, Josh Lambo in
The Jaguars had a miserable special teams day against the Rams in Week Six and one member of the group lost his job on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is cutting kicker Jason Myers....
Bills “still have confidence” in Marcell Dareus
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is the highest-paid player on the Bills, although you wouldn’t know it from watching the team play this season. Dareus has not played more than a third of the snaps in...
Will Jerry Jones try to take over Tuesday’s meeting?
The league has opted for an efficient, streamlined approach to Tuesday’s previously-scheduled ownership meeting in the hopes of resolving permanently and satisfactorily the anthem issue. But with a...
Panthers cut Brad Kaaya, back down to three quarterbacks
The Panthers didn’t have four quarterbacks for too long. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers released quarterback Brad Kaaya. It seemed someone was surplus to requirements when they...
Colts’ second half struggles continue to baffle them
If the Colts have been consistent at anything this year, it has been at finding new ways to lose. Primarily in the second halves of games. Last night against the Titans, even one of the most dependable...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Bills players are fond of taking long Uber rides. Optimism is the order of the week for the Dolphins. The Patriots defense started slow on Sunday. What to make of the 3-3 Jets? Ravens CB Jimmy Smith saw his...
John Fox: Mitch Trubisky played outstanding on Sunday
There isn’t anything eye-popping about the numbers Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky compiled during Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win against the Ravens, but that isn’t how the Bears are...
Ernie Accorsi: A Giants scout begged me to draft Tom Brady, I didn’t listen
One of the most interesting “what ifs” in NFL history is, What if some other team had drafted Tom Brady before the Patriots finally took him late in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft? Former...
Mike Mitchell: I’m not a dirty player
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell drew a flag for roughing the passer during Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs when he hit Alex Smith in the back of the knees after Smith had delivered a pass to Kareem...
Bucs playing wait-and-see this week on Jameis Winston
As other teams around the league are having their seasons scrambled by quarterbacks with shoulder injuries, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is glad he’s not having season-ending conversations about...
NaVorro Bowman: I still have a lot of juice left
Linebacker Navorro Bowman‘s brief spell as a free agent came to an end on Monday when he signed a $3 million deal with the Raiders for the rest of the season. Bowman was released by the 49ers on...
Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers was “dirty”
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr‘s hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have been a lot of things (including season-changing for the league and the Packers). But according to Vikings coach...
Derek Carr is completely healed, supposedly
On the fourth Sunday of the regular season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered not one but, reportedly, three fractured transverse processes in his back after taking a knee to the area in a loss to the...
Marcus Mariota hailed by teammates for coming back strong
The Titans knew Marcus Mariota might not be 100 percent. But they were still amazed at what he was able to give them Monday night in beating the Colts. “Credit to Marcus,” Titans running back Derrick Henry...
Seahawks’ Luke Joeckel not expected to play this week after knee surgery
Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the arthroscopic procedure done last...
Report: Texans linebacker Dylan Cole has Grade 2 hamstring strain
Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole left Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after injuring his left leg on an interception return. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Cole...
Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry carry Titans to 36-22 win over Colts
Derrick Henry‘s 72-yard touchdown run in the final minute put an exclamation point on the Tennessee Titans’ 36-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. After missing a game-and-a-...
Robert Turbin leaves with elbow injury
Colts running back Robert Turbin suffered what looked like a nasty elbow injury late in the fourth quarter. The team listed him as questionable to return, but he headed directly to the locker room. Turbin...
Tyreek Hill listed with neck injury on Chiefs injury report, avoids concussion
If Tyreek Hill had sustained a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it would have been practically impossible for him to play this Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders....
Titans score first touchdown to take fourth-quarter lead
It took the Titans almost 50 minutes, but they finally scored their first touchdown of the night. DeMarco Murray scored on a 3-yard run with 10:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Titans a 22-19...
John Simon scores on interception return for 19-9 Colts lead
It’s a safe bet Marcus Mariota would like at least one pass back Monday night. His first pass in the third quarter, intended for running back DeMarco Murray, went right to Colts linebacker John Simon...
Jacoby Brissett directs Colts to 13-9 halftime lead
The Titans can’t stop Jacoby Brissett. The Colts quarterback has completed 12 of 17 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, leading Indianapolis to a 13-9 halftime lead. Neither team has punted, with...
Jacoby Brissett throws a touchdown pass to give Colts the lead
Jacoby Brissett seems to be getting comfortable with his new team. After passing for 314 yards last week, the Colts quarterback is off to a fast start Monday night. He has completed 7 of 10 passes for 77...
Marcus Mariota leads Titans to pair of field goals in first quarter
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota doesn’t quite look like himself since he isn’t a threat to run. But his arm appears just fine. Mariota, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring...
Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s hearing expected to be held Tuesday
Ezekiel Elliott‘s attorneys are doing everything they can to give the star running back a chance to play this week. The hearing on the NFLPA’s emergency temporary restraining order motion is...
Saints special teamer Nate Stupar reportedly tears ACL
Saints linebacker Nate Stupar tore an anterior cruciate ligament Sunday, according to Herbie Teope‏ of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The team will place Stupar on season-ending injured reserve. Stupar was...
Panthers promote QB Garrett Gilbert from practice squad
The Panthers opened Monday with three quarterbacks on their 40-man roster and they’ll close the day with four. The team announced that Garrett Gilbert has been promoted to the active roster from the...
With Fifth Circuit case stalled, NFLPA seeks relief in New York case for Elliott
The NFL Players Association had hoped to promptly get clarity from the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit regarding the question of whether the injunction blocking Cowboys running back Ezekiel...
Arik Armstead needs hand surgery, IR possible
49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand and needs surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. San Francisco could place Armstead on injured reserve, which would rule him out for at least...
Marcus Mariota active for Titans, as is Brandon Weeden
It’s official: Marcus Mariota will start for the Titans on Monday night. Mariota was questionable on the status report Saturday but still expected to play after practicing every day last week. He...
Mike McCarthy gets angry as reporter asks about Colin Kaepernick
Packers coach Mike McCarthy grew visibly angry today when a reporter asked if Green Bay would consider signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. McCarthy said that with Aaron Rodgers injured, the...
PFTPM podcast: Week Six Five-Down Territory edition
Monday began with the PFT Live three-hour radio/TV show. Monday ends with the PFTPM podcast. It’s the Week Six Five-Down Territory edition, with a deep dive into five different topics from the Sunday...
John Harbaugh won’t just blame Marty Mornhinweg for offensive trouble
The Ravens offense showed some signs of life in their Week Five victory over the Raiders, but Sunday’s loss to the Bears saw a return of the bad results from the opening weeks of the season. They...
Elliott will seek preliminary injunction in New York case
As the NFL and NFL Players Association wait for clarity (or something close to it) from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding whether Ezekiel Elliott‘s injunction will remain in...
Washington will work out kickers in wake of Dustin Hopkins’ injury
Washington will work out kickers this week in case Dustin Hopkins can’t play against the Eagles next Monday night. Hopkins strained his right hip rotator muscle against the 49ers, coach Jay Gruden...
Sunday night ratings up, but Week Six sputters overall
Sunday’s Giants-Broncos game had far less appeal than it may have had, given the 0-5 record of the New York team entering the content. But it was still enough to spark an improvement over last year...
Aaron Rodgers to have surgery
The Packers are prepared for an extended run without quarterback Aaron Rodgers and they should have a better idea about exactly how long pretty soon. Coach Mike McCarthy said at a Monday press conference...
Bengals sign Clark Harris to extension, promote Hardy Nickerson
The Bengals signed long snapper Clark Harris to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the team announced Monday. Cincinnati also promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad...
Jonathan Allen could miss a month, but Josh Norman close to a return
Washington expects to play without defensive lineman Jonathan Allen for the next three to four weeks, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. The first-round pick has a Lisfranc sprain in his foot, prompting a visit...
Ben McAdoo will meet with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie later this week
The Giants got a win on Sunday night, which was much needed even if it can’t erase all that went wrong for them during the first five weeks of the season. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie‘...
Chiefs bring back C.J. Spiller
The Chiefs have a short week before facing the Raiders on Thursday, which means that running back Charcandrick West will have a tough time getting out of the concussion protocol before kickoff. Terez Paylor...
Chargers sign linebacker Josh Keyes
The Chargers added a linebacker Monday, bringing in a face familiar to their coaching staff. Via Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News, the Chargers signed linebacker Josh Keyes. He spent time on the...
NaVorro Bowman joins the Raiders
Navorro Bowman didn’t have to wait long or go far to find his new NFL team. Bowman has agreed to terms with the Raiders on a one-year contract. A source tells PFT that Bowman will get $3 million for...
Todd Bowles: I don’t give “two shakes” about replay decision
Aside from Patriots fans, NFL head of officiating Al Riveron doesn’t have many people siding with him in his decision to overturn a Jets touchdown and award the ball to New England on Sunday. Riveron...
Dan Quinn wants Julio Jones getting the ball more often
The Falcons handed over a 17-point lead against the Dolphins on Sunday, paving the way for a 20-17 loss and a two-game losing streak that will launch a lot of deep thinking in Atlanta this week about how to...
Bills activate Seantrel Henderson after suspension ends
The Bills finished last season and started this season without Seantrel Henderson. But they welcomed him back today. The team announced that the veteran offensive tackle had been activated back to the...
Browns dispute report of efforts to reach out to football executives
The Browns reached out to PFT after Sunday’s report regarding efforts to reach out to football executives, calling the report “not true.” Slightly stronger language was used when reacting...
Packers promote Joe Callahan, place Quinten Rollins on IR
The Packers have found a quarterback, and no, his name is not Colin Kaepernick or Tony Romo. The Packers will go with Brett Hundley as their starter, and as Mike McCarthy announced Sunday night, they will...
Teddy Bridgewater will practice Wednesday
The long wait for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to return to the field is taking a major step forward on Wednesday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed that Bridgewater has been given medical...
Browns will decide by Wednesday whether to go back to DeShone Kizer
The Browns can’t do anything to change last year’s draft or the 2016 draft for that matter. Instead of having Carson Wentz or Deshaun Watson as their quarterback of the future, the Browns have a...
Jerry Richardson skipping this week’s owners meeting
NFL owners are meeting in New York this week in hopes of coming up with a way to extricate themselves from a public relations mess. At least 30 of them are. PFT has learned that Panthers owner Jerry...
Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie to miss at least one game
The Broncos sent a couple of their wide receivers for MRIs on Monday and the results showed that they’ll be down a pair of wideouts for at least one game. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said during an...
Saints re-signing John Hughes
The Saints are re-signing defensive tackle John Hughes on Monday, according to Josh Katzenstein‏ of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Hughes spent training camp with the Saints and re-signed with the team...
Jim Caldwell on bye week after loss: Festering can be a good thing
One of the many cliches employed around the football world is that you have to have a short memory. Whether you’re a quarterback who just threw an interception, a cornerback who got toasted or a team...
Bill Belichick: “Incomprehensible” to think team would start season in peak form
The Patriots improved to 4-2 with a 24-17 win over the Jets on Sunday that featured some good work on both sides of the ball without being quite as overwhelming as many people thought the Patriots would be...
Golden Tate expected to miss a few weeks with shoulder injury
The Lions are going to be without their No. 1 receiver for a while. Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate suffered a shoulder injury and is likely to miss a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An...
Jameis Winston could play through AC joint sprain
There was a moment yesterday after he left with a shoulder injury that Jameis Winston was throwing on the sidelines. And he may be ready to get back on the field soon. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL...
Al Riveron stands by call, declines comment on his predecessors’ criticisms
NFL head of officiating Al Riveron is standing by his decision to overturn a Jets touchdown and award the ball to the Patriots on Sunday, even as two of his predecessors in the job are saying he got it...
DeAndre Hopkins believes “anything’s possible” with Deshaun Watson
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s torrid start to his NFL career continued in Sunday’s 33-17 rout of the Browns as he went 17-of-29 for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Watson is setting all...
Best of PFT: Rodgers' injury will crush Packers
The impact of Aaron Rodgers' injury and Austin Seferian-Jenkins' controversial fumble highlight the best of Pro Football Talk Live.
Kaepernick faces tough road to winning lawsuit
Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, but he's going to need to find a "smoking gun" in order to win.
Jaguars hit attendance low under Khan’s ownership
At 3-2 before Sunday, the Jaguars entered their second true home game of the season with a winning record and a signature victory over the Steelers. Jacksonville’s home team also was alone in first...
Teddy Bridgewater cleared to practice for first time in 14 months
More than a year after suffering a career-threatening knee injury, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater can return to the practice field. Bridgewater was given medical clearance to return to practice today...
"The Mountain" from GOT pumps up Vikings crowd
"Game of Thrones" star Thor Bjornsson was in Minnesota for Week 6 and fired up the VIkings crowd prior to their game with the Packers.
Clay Matthews: “Almost ridiculous” the lack of injury luck we’ve had
Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb called the news of quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ broken collarbone a “devastating” development after Sunday’s game in what could probably be used as a...
Jameis Winston injury comes at bad time for Bucs
Jameis Winston suffered an injury to his shoulder in a loss to the Cardinals in Week 6, which creates another roadblock for the Buccaneers.
How Colin Kaepernick could win collusion grievance
Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against the NFL after the Titans showed no interest in signing him.
Packers’ new backup quarterback is a former Division III player with no experience
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he’s sticking with Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan at quarterback. The first part is plausible. The second part isn’t. Callahan has no NFL regular-season game...
Seferian-Jenkins' TD should have counted
Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins appeared to score a key touchdown against the Patriots, but it was overturned because he fumbled the ball and failed to regain possession of it.
Falcons can't find cure for Super Bowl hangover
The Atlanta Falcons continue to prove they are not over their Super Bowl collapse, as yet another meltdown cost them a win in Week 6.
Bashaud Breeland having MRI on knee Monday
Bashaud Breeland joined Josh Norman on the list of injured cornerbacks in Washington on Sunday and he’ll find out how bad the injury to his knee is on Monday. Breeland said after the game that he...
Jared Goff's success stems from maturity as a QB
St. Louis Rams quarterback Jared Goff discusses everything from his upcoming London trip to the reasons behind his strides as a quarterback.
Public speculation about Bryant trade surprising
Martavis Bryant probably won't be a Pittsburgh Steeler next season, but the public speculation about it was surprising.
Watson off to historic start for Texans
It hasn't taken Deshaun Watson long to crush the Houston Texans' quarterback records and don't be surprised if he holds all of their passing records sooner rather than later.
Steelers find winning formula by feeding Bell
Giving Le'Veon Bell a bigger workload allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to control the game and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss.
Chicago Bears come up with nickname for Trubisky
Jordan Howard discusses the final play against the Baltimore Ravens and how they came up with Mitchell Trubisky's nickname.
Colin Kaepernick is perfect system fit for Packers
Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo are two names that could make a lot of sense for the Packers in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' injury.
Peterson still the same AD in Cardinals debut
While Aaron Rodgers could miss the rest of the NFL season with a broken collarbone, Adrian Peterson shined in his debut as an Arizona Cardinal.
Sunday’s games had the two biggest NFL upsets of the last two years
In the last two years, only two teams have lost games in which they were favored by more than 10 points. Both of those games were yesterday. Sunday afternoon’s action in the NFL saw the Falcons, as 14...
Peyton Manning “proud” of little brother’s streak
Peyton Manning has seen his little brother Eli play better games. But it was the sheer volume of games played which impressed big brother last night. The Giants quarterback moved closer to the retired...
Mike Williams “came through when we needed him”
The Chargers had to wait longer than they hoped to get wide receiver Mike Williams in the lineup after making him the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft. Williams hurt his back in the spring...
Alex Smith upset by late hit from Mike Mitchell
The Chiefs offense took a long time to get going against the Steelers on Sunday and they got some help from a penalty on Pittsburgh once they finally found some success. A 37-yard gain on a pass to running...
Derek Carr says back wasn’t to blame for offensive struggles
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr returned to action after missing one game with transverse process fractures in his back and the Raiders offense failed to impress in a 17-16 loss to the Chargers. Carr was 21-...
Denver MRIs to work overtime Monday on Broncos
The Broncos are going to be busy today. Not dissecting the film from last night’s loss to the Giants, but running players back and forth from their MRIs. According to Jeff Legwold of, there...
Martavis Bryant’s girlfriend appears to confirm he wants to be traded
Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant has denied a report that he is unhappy as a Steeler and wants to be traded. But Bryant’s girlfriend appeared to confirm the report. Deja Hiott, whom Bryant has...
Falcons safety tired of “disrespect” they’re showing others
Blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl is another thing. It’s the losing two straight home games that’s under the collective feathers of the Falcons at the moment. After dropping their pre-bye...
Monday morning one-liners
The Bills didn’t play on Sunday, but they lost their share of first place. A win put a happy ending on a trying week for the Dolphins. The Patriots beat the Jets, but their defense still has work to...
Dolphins getting used to dealing with adversity
Since everything’s relative, the hole the Dolphins found themselves in yesterday in Atlanta was fairly shallow. When you’ve been postponed by a hurricane, brought a retired broadcaster in to...
John Harbaugh on receivers: You want to see guys step up and make plays
The Ravens played without Jeremy Maclin on Sunday afternoon, which meant there were plenty of opportunities for younger receivers like Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore and Michael Campanaro against the Bears....
Eric Reid blames self for “miscommunication” that led to seven kneelers
Hopefully Eric Reid does a better job of explaining his thoughts Tuesday than he did on Sunday. The veteran safety, who has kneeled during the national anthem since last year when he joined quarterback...
Andy Reid on passing on FG: I do what my gut says to do
Chiefs coach Andy Reid opened himself up to second-guessing on Sunday afternoon when he opted to go for it on fourth-and-two from the Steelers’ 4-yard-line early in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs were...
C.J. Anderson on Giants: “They kicked our (butt) tonight, plain and simple”
Some days, the analysis needs to cut deep, to get to the bottom of why a team lost. Some days, it’s not that hard. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson offered a simple explanation of their 23-10 loss...
Dirk Koetter: I did a horrible job getting team ready to play
The Buccaneers outscored the Cardinals 33-7 over the final 24 minutes of Sunday’s game in Arizona, which would have been great for Tampa if they hadn’t spotted Arizona a 31-point lead up to that...
Martavis Bryant: I’m happy to be a Steeler
Shortly after the Steelers beat the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, a report surfaced about one of their players being unhappy with his situation in Pittsburgh. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that wide...
Ben McAdoo on giving up play calling: The whole locker room needed me this week
The Giants got their first win of the season in Denver on Sunday night and it came after head coach Ben McAdoo made a big change to the way he’s doing his job. McAdoo was the team’s offensive...
Aaron Rodgers injury may usher in a radical rules change, and other Week 6 thoughts
The hit that broke Aaron Rodgers‘ collarbone on Sunday wasn’t illegal. Maybe it should be. Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr hit Rodgers just after Rodgers released a pass, and the two of...
Patriots defense has hands full with Falcons
The Patriots have allowed six straight 300-yard passing games, which doesn't bode well against Matt Ryan and the Falcons. However, Cris still has faith in Bill Belichick's defense.
Giants upsetting Broncos shows no easy games
The Broncos may have overlooked the depleted Giants and it came back to haunt them, proving there is no such thing as an easy game in the NFL.
Giants' Pierre-Paul gets three sacks in big win
Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul explains how he motivated the team before their first win of the season and did his part with three sacks on the night.
Giants' Orleans Darkwa fills in, has career night
Giants RB Orleans Darkwa gives credit to his offensive line for his career night and explains how he's always ready when his number is called.
Giants' Justin Pugh: All smiles on plane home
Giants' Justin Pugh explains how the revamped offensive line worked against the tough Broncos front and expects "all smiles" on the plane home.
Sunday Night wrap-up: Ben McAdoo gains by giving up control
Before Sunday night, every button Ben McAdoo pushed this year was the wrong one. For a night at least, his decisions turned out to be the right ones. The Giants stunned the Broncos, winning 23-10 on the...
Giants' Engram dives into end zone to cap drive
Giants extend their lead early as Eli Manning connects with TE Evan Engram for a 5-yard touchdown reception.
Titans snub was last straw for Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick remained patience for months. His patience finally ran out, and he filed a claim for collusion. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the final straw came when the Titans snubbed...
Vikings should reward Case Keenum
Case Keenum has given life to the Vikings' offense this season and with Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater's futures up in the air, Keenum might be Minnesota's best option.
Emmanuel Sanders out with ankle injury
The Giants aren’t going to feel sorry for them, for sure. But the Broncos are running out of wide receivers. Emmanuel Sanders was just carted off the field after he was hit low by Giants safety Landon...
49ers turn page to C. J. Beathard
Kyle Shanahan decided to bench Brian Hoyer and turn to rookie C. J. Beathard who almost led the 49ers to a miraculous road win against the Redskins.
Expect Adrian Peterson to keep rolling in Arizona
Adrian Peterson never had the chance to get into a rhythm with the Saints, but with the Cardinals, Peterson immediately turned back the clock.
Touchback rule that burned Jets needs to go
The controversial touchback rule that had a big impact on the Jets losing to the Patriots needs to be changed, says Mike Florio.
Packers can still win games without Rodgers
The Packers may be without Aaron Rodgers, but Tony and Rodney think they can rely on their defense and strong receivers to win games with Brett Hundley.
Falcons, Patriots face off in Super Bowl rematch
The Falcons need to get their running backs more involved in order to get their offense going against the Patriots in a Super Bowl rematch.
Cardinals RB Peterson, WR Fitzgerald a dynamic duo
Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson and WR Larry Fitzgerald, as well as Steelers RB LeVeon Bell and WR Antonio Brown are this week's dynamic duos.
How Colin Kaepernick could lead to CBA termination
Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance alleging collusion amongst NFL owners to keep him off of the field.
Janoris Jenkins' pick-six ignites Giants defense
Giants' Janoris Jenkins jumps the route, intercepts Broncos QB Trevor Siemian's pass and returns it for a pick-six right before half.
Tyreek Hill does not have a concussion
The Chiefs got some good news after their first loss: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill does not have a concussion, a source told PFT. Coach Andy Reid said after the game that Hill and running back Charcandrick...
Giants dominating the Broncos, Trevor Siemian injured
The Giants are proving why past results are not an indicator of future performance. The Broncos can only hope that’s true. Despite their 0-5 record and every bad thing that’s happened to them...
Report: Martavis Bryant unhappy in Pittsburgh, requests a trade
Talented but troubled Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant could be on the way out, if he gets his way. Bryant has requested that the Steelers trade him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The report says...
Tarik Cohen becomes shortest player to throw touchdown pass in 83 years
On Sunday, Tarik Cohen became the first Bears rookie running back to throw a touchdown pass since Gale Sayers in 1965. That’s not the only piece of history Cohen made. According to NFL Research, Cohen...
Giants get a touchdown, then a turnover
The Giants are making plays on both sides of the ball, all of a sudden. After Eli Manning led a touchdown drive to give them a 10-0 lead at Denver, Landon Collins followed with an interception to give them...
Adrian Peterson: This was the opportunity I’ve been waiting for
After being traded to the Cardinals this week, Adrian Peterson insisted he has “so much left” in the tank despite running on empty for his brief time in New Orleans. He did his best to prove...
Tyreek Hill, Charcandrick West being evaluated for concussions
Today’s game in Kansas City may have been costly for the Chiefs beyond just losing their first game of the season. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after today’s game that Tyreek Hill and...
Leonard Fournette said he’s “fine” after injury scare
Leonard Fournette‘s injury looked worse than it turned out to be, much to the relief of the Jaguars and their fans. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone and Fournette both confirmed the rookie running back...
Ben McAdoo lets coordinator call plays tonight
Ben McAdoo said he’d consider giving up play-calling a few weeks ago, but he didn’t. Perhaps being 0-5 convinced him it was time. NBC’s Al Michaels mentioned during the broadcast that...
Giants score first, of course
The Giants are 0-5. The Giants are out of players on offense, such that they had enough to begin with. The Giants are playing the league’s top defense on the road. The Giants scored the first points...
Kaepernick hopes to invalidate the CBA through collusion grievance
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL alleging collusion in relation to his ongoing unemployment. Eventually, we’ll explain what he needs to prove, and what he...
Union will support Colin Kaepernick’s grievance, but had no role in it
The NFL players’ union says it will support Colin Kaepernick in his grievance against the NFL, but the union also says it had no role in it and didn’t even learn of it until it was reported in...
Brady, Gronk, Arians highlight Sounds of the Week
Patriots Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, as well as Packers QB Brett Hundley and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians highlight Sounds of the Week.
C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for 49ers next week
The 49ers made a quarterback change during Sunday’s loss and it will be a permanent one. C.J. Beathard relieved Brian Hoyer before halftime with the 49ers down 17-0 and went 19-of-36 for 245 yards....
Bell, Steelers hitting stride after Week 6 win
Le'Veon Bell's return to form comes at the perfect time for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mark Geragos confirms filing of Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance
Attorney Mark Geragos, whose client list has included the likes of Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson, and Chris Brown (pictured with Geragos), now represents Colin Kaepernick. Geragos confirmed...
X-rays negative on Jameis Winston’s shoulder
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said X-rays on Jameis Winston‘s right shoulder were negative. Winston will undergo an MRI this week, though. The quarterback expects to play next week, saying “I...
Jameis Winston doesn't think he'll miss time
Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder against the Cardinals, but he said after the game that he believes he'll play in Week 7.
Would Packers bring in Romo or Kaepernick?
Aaron Rodgers' injury leaves the Packers in a tough spot. Would they consider trying to bring in Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick or trade for Eli Manning?
Case Keenum not thinking about Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater
Sunday started for the Vikings with a report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that quarterback Sam Bradford‘s knee injury is worse than has been acknowledged and it ended with a 23-10 victory over a...
'Clear evidence' Seferian-Jenkins didn't score TD
Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins appeared to score a key touchdown against the Patriots, but the scoring play was overturned due to a controversial fumble.
Rams beat Jaguars 27-17 with special teams
The Jaguars had more first downs (19-12), more plays (66-56), more yards (389-249) but not more points. They lost to the Rams 27-17. Special teams made the difference. Jaguars kicker Jason Myers missed two...
Following 0-6 start Browns will once again reboot
The Cleveland Browns front office will likely undergo changes following the team's dreadful start to the season.
Steelers hand Chiefs first loss of season
Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said this week that the Chiefs would see linebacker James Harrison on Sunday despite Harrison being inactive the last two weeks and playing sparingly when he was...
Siemian: Learning from Peyton, Elway is special
Broncos QB Trevor Siemian explains how special it was to see Peyton Manning overcome adversity, his thoughts on being nicknamed "Peter Parker" and how much he likes playing on Sunday night.
Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL
Colin Kaepernick has run out of patience and filed a collusion grievance against the NFL. It remains to be seen if that will help or hurt his ability to land with a new team.
Chargers make it two in a row with upset of Raiders
Just when the Chargers looked like we could leave them for dead, they’ve suddenly won two in a row. The Chargers went to Oakland and upset the Raiders today, completing a 17-16 comeback victory with a...
Leonard Fournette leaves with ankle injury
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette left in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury. The Jaguars listed him as questionable to return, but he did not re-enter the game. Fournette scared the Jaguars...
Cardinals lean on their old guys for big win
The old guys can still get it done, and the Cardinals have a new life. With big games from 32-year-old running back Adrian Peterson and 34-year-old Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals took a closer-than-it-had-...
NFL saw “clear and obvious” evidence of Seferian-Jenkins fumble, failure to recover
The biggest officiating controversy of the day, if not of the year, came from the Patriots-Jets game, which featured what appears to be a proper application of the most unfair rule in football. In the...
Landon Collins active for Giants
The Giants didn’t have much space on their inactive list after ruling out six players with injuries on Friday and they didn’t need one for the only player listed as questionable on the final...
Deshaun Watson doing things no rookie quarterback has done
Deshaun Watson showed up to work wearing a Warren Moon jersey. He then went out and reminded Texans fans of the Hall of Famer Moon’s Houston Oiler days. “I’ve got great respect for Warren...
Kyle Shanahan: “Nothing true” about Carlos Hyde trade chatter
After the 49ers lost to the Colts in overtime in Week Five, linebacker Navorro Bowman and running back Carlos Hyde both discussed their displeasure with a drop in playing time from previous weeks. Bowman...
Browns begin reaching out to football executives
It’s not known precisely when the Browns will be making changes to the football operations, but changes to the football operations seem to be coming. Per a league source with knowledge of the...
Hue Jackson denies sending Deshaun Watson draft-day text
Browns coach Hue Jackson denies sending Deshaun Watson a draft-day text that read “be ready,” even though the Texans quarterback says he did. “Oh my God, I don’t know anything about...
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: I have to have better ball security
Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in one of the biggest plays of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Patriots when officials watching video in New York ruled he fumbled a ball out of the end...
Packers won't dwell on Aaron Rodgers' injury
After losing to the Vikings in Week 6, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy discusses the impact of Aaron Rodgers' injury.
Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL
Colin Kaepernick has been waiting patiently for his next NFL opportunity. His patience has now expired. PFT has confirmed that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL under the Collective...
Rams get two special teams touchdowns for halftime lead
The Rams’ special teams have lifted them to a 24-14 halftime lead. The Jaguars’ special teams have them in a 24-14 halftime hole. However you want to look at it, the Rams have returned a kickoff...
Chiefs get one first down, six total yards in first half
The Chiefs offense was the best in the league through the first five weeks of the season, but they did almost nothing in the first half of Week Six. Kansas City’s first possession ended when center...
NaVorro Bowman visiting Raiders then Cowboys
The Navorro Bowman free-agency tour begins Monday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bowman will visit the Raiders on Monday. Unless he does a deal with Oakland, Bowman will visit the Cowboys...
Todd Bowles: We didn’t lose because of one call
The Jets lost 24-17 to the Patriots on Sunday afternoon, but might have had a different outcome if the initial ruling of a touchdown by tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins held up after a review by officials...
Jameis Winston doubtful to return with right shoulder injury
There is worse news for the Buccaneers than being down 24-0 in the second quarter. Quarterback Jameis Winston has been replaced by backup Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Buccaneers announced that Winston was doubtful...
Steelers up 9-3 with Le’Veon Bell running well
The Steelers were done in by five Ben Roethlisberger interceptions last weekend, but they haven’t had much call for Roethlisberger to throw the ball this weekend. Le'Veon Bell has run 12 times...
Leonard Fournette had 100 yards in first quarter, but Rams have lead
It didn’t take Leonard Fournette to get this third 100-yard game. Of course, a 75-yard touchdown run helps. The Jaguars rookie running back had 100 yards on six first-quarter carries. But the Rams...
Raiders donate $1 million for North Bay fire relief
There was some concern this week that Sunday’s game between the Chargers and Raiders might have to be moved from Oakland because of the wildfires that have been raging around the area. That did not...