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Geragos has “reason to believe” a collusion “smoking gun” exists
Lawyer Mark Geragos, who has been hired to represent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, hasn’t said much publicly about the collusion grievance filed last Sunday on Kaepernick’s behalf against the...
Through six weeks, Deshaun Watson has the most popular rookie jersey
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has emerged quickly as one of the best players in the NFL. He likewise has the best-selling jersey among all rookies. According to, from the start of the...
Browns sent Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman home from Houston for missing curfew
The winless Browns have been a mess on the field this year, and they have some problems off the field as well. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, last week in Houston receivers Kenny Britt and Corey...
Browns reportedly hadn’t required injured players to adhere to curfew
Now that it’s known that the Browns sent receivers Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman (pictured) home early last weekend for missing curfew in Houston, the apparent excuse for the violation given by Britt...
Datone Jones dubs Brett Hundley a “future Hall of Famer”
The timeline may not work as smoothly, but the Packers could be in the early days of their third straight Canton-bound signal caller, according to one of his former teammates. Via Dave Birkett of the...
Ravens re-sign Tony Bergstrom
The Ravens re-signed offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom on Saturday. They had released him Thursday to make room for wide receiver Griff Whalen. To make room, the Ravens waived cornerback Tony McRae. The...
Packers promote Jermaine Whitehead
The Packers promoted safety Jermaine Whitehead from the practice squad Saturday.   Whitehead originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of Auburn in 2015. He spent most of his rookie season...
Jaguars promote Jaydon Mickens
The Jaguars promoted first-year wide receiver Jaydon Mickens from the team’s practice squad. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived first-year wide receiver Max McCaffrey.   Mickens originally...
Lane Johnson returns on Monday, Ronald Darby might
The Eagles host Washington on Monday night, in a critical rematch of their annual home-and-home series which saw the Eagles win in Washington earlier in the season. As Philly tries to extend their record to...
Josh Norman ruled out Monday night
Washington cornerback Josh Norman will miss another game with a rib injury. Coach Jay Gruden confirmed today that Norman is out for Monday night’s game against the Eagles. Norman was able to practice...
At his first home game as owner, Jerry Jones was criticized for sitting during the anthem
Jerry Jones has appeared to become the most strident of the NFL owners in his stance that players must stand for the national anthem. But it hasn’t always been that way. After Jones’s first home...
Jeremy Lane downgraded to out
As the Seattle Seahawks try to end the one-game winning streak of the juggernaut Giants, the Seahawks won’t have one of the key pieces from their defense. The Seahawks have downgraded cornerback...
Gregg Williams hopes Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is hurting “a lot”
Five years after the bounty scandal, the man at the heart of it is making jokes about quarterback injuries. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has had a resurrection to his career that would...
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a colorful description of the Jets’ culture change
The Jets have greatly outperformed expectations in 2017, due in part to a dramatic change in the culture of the team. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has explained the difference between last year and...
Texans lead NFL in scoring since Deshaun Watson became starting quarterback
The Houston Texans started Tom Savage at quarterback in Week One, and the result was a disaster, as the Texans were held scoreless in the first half. Houston coach Bill O’Brien made a change at...
Saturday one-liners
Patriots WR Chris Hogan sounds like a Bill Belichick ventriloquist doll when talking about facing Atlanta again. The Dolphins get another chance to play the team that “beat the sh-t out of” them...
High school flashback: Coleman, Hooper, Neal
Before they were putting on a show in the NFL, Tevin Coleman, Austin Hooper and Keanu Neal lit up the field at their respective high schools.
PFTPM gets you ready for Week Seven
You may have seen references to the PFTPM podcast here in recent days and wondered, “What the hell is the PFTPM podcast?” In lieu of saying “none of your damn business” (since after...
Cam Newton completes week without speaking to media
Two weeks after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton created a major stir via something he said, he’s making more waves with nothing he said. Because he has said nothing to the media this week, in...
Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games
Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history. Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from...
Al Riveron says a sideline camera could have been helpful on Colts’ late challenge
NFL V.P. of Officiating Al Riveron says the crucial Colts challenge on a fourth down late in their loss to the Titans could have benefited from a better replay angle. In a video distributed to the media,...
Report: Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will appeal his one-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A hearing is expected early next week. The league suspended Lynch for leaving the sideline...
Marshawn Lynch suspended one game for shoving official
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game for shoving an official during Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. The NFL announced on Friday evening that NFL V.P. of Football...
Report: Packers hoping for Aaron Rodgers’ return Dec. 17
The Packers are hoping quarterback Aaron Rodgers can return for their Dec. 17 game against Carolina, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. Demovsky says it “might be a long shot, but they’re hoping...
DeShone Kizer calls players-only offensive meeting
In an attempt to display his leadership skills, Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer called a players-only offensive meeting Friday. “As I said earlier this week, it’s about doing more, and that...
Washington expects Rob Kelley to play Monday
Washington coach Jay Gruden said he expects running back Rob Kelley to play Monday night. Kelley missed last week’s game against the 49ers with a sprained ankle and was limited in practice the past...
Marshawn Lynch hasn’t been talking to media
Here’s an unusual footnote to Thursday night’s ejection of Marshawn Lynch. Apparently, Lynch has not been regularly speaking to the media. You’re shocked, I know. Lynch has a long history...
Week Seven injury report roundup
Week Seven kicked off on Thursday with a Raiders win and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday, which means that the 26 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday....
David Irving plans to do something during the anthem
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it mandatory for players to stand for the anthem. It’s believed that Cowboys players will stand for the anthem. There’s a chance that one player will break...
Aaron Rodgers placed on injured reserve, will miss at least eight weeks
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may miss the rest of the season. He will definitely miss at least half of the season. The Packers officially placed Rodgers on injured reserve today. That means he will be...
Cameron Jordan fined for dunking football
Saints coach Sean Payton famously gave Jimmy Graham an earful in a 2014 preseason game after the team’s former tight end twice dunked over the crossbar, punctuating touchdowns but drawing penalties....
Jake Ryan fined for horse collar tackle
Packers linebacker Jake Ryan likely knew he was going to be fined for a horse collar tackle the moment he pulled down Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon illegally. The league did, in fact, fine Ryan $18,...
Le’Veon Bell fined for touchdown celebration against Chiefs
Safety Mike Mitchell wasn’t the only member of the Steelers to pick up a fine in Week Six. PFT confirmed with the league that running back Le'Veon Bell and linebacker Bud Dupree joined Mitchell...
Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith
On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined...
Laquon Treadwell fined for blindside block
Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell was fined $24,309 for an illegal blindside block in Sunday’s victory over the Packers. Treadwell was penalized for his block on Green Bay cornerback Lenzy Pipkins in...
Eric Rowe, Stephon Gilmore out again for Patriots
The Patriots didn’t have cornerback Stephon Gilmore when they faced the Falcons in the Super Bowl last February and they won’t have him when they face the Falcons this Sunday night. Gilmore will...
Tom Brady: Missed opportunities in passing game hurting team
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played pretty well this season, but he said Friday that he doesn’t feel he’s been as sharp as he could be during the first six games of the year. Brady is...
Anthony Barr not fined for hit that injured Aaron Rodgers
In the debate about Anthony Barr‘s hit that injured Aaron Rodgers, the league office has ruled: It was legal. The NFL did not fine Barr, the Vikings pass rusher who may have ended the Packers...
Keenan Allen questionable after fall in practice
Wide receiver Keenan Allen fell on his shoulder during Thursday’s practice, and the Chargers list him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. “He wants to play, but we...
Jason McCourty questionable after tweaking ankle in practice
Browns cornerback Jason McCourty might not play against his old team after all. According to Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, McCourty tweaked his ankle in practice Thursday, and will be listed as...
Jeremy Lane doubtful, Michael Bennett questionable
The Seahawks ruled left guard Luke Joeckel out for Sunday’s game, as expected. Joeckel will miss several weeks after undergoing knee surgery during the team’s bye week. Seattle also could play...
Patriots' Lewis, Bills' Taylor have great matchups
Patriots RB Dion Lewis, Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and Panthers WR Devin Funchess all have strong matchups in Week 7 and should be in your lineups.
Seahawks make it official, place Cliff Avril on IR
The Seahawks made the move official Friday, placing defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve. He continues to explore his medical options after injuring his neck during an Oct. 1 game against the Colts...
Colts place Robert Turbin on IR
Colts running back Robert Turbin suffered an elbow injury in the team’s loss to the Titans on Monday night and initial word out of Indy was that it would end Turbin’s season. It looks like that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...