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Lamar Jackson expected to make first start
The Ravens are expected to start Lamar Jackson at quarterback Sunday against the Bengals, according to multiple reports. It would be the first-round draft pick’s first career start. Starter Joe Flacco...
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NFL doesn’t fine Tyreek Hill for camera celebration
Placing a cell phone under the padding of the goal post for celebratory purposes: $30,000. Commandeering a TV camera for celebratory purposes: $0.00. The headache that comes from trying to reconcile the two...
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League imposes more than $43,000 in fines on Aaron Donald, Justin Britt
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Seahawks center Justin Britt will be making significant involuntary contributions to the league’s favorite charities as a result of their interactions during,...
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NFL fines Nate Stupar, Alec Ogletree
The NFL fined two Giants for their actions in Monday night’s victory over the 49ers. Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree lost $26,739 for an unnecessary roughness penalty. Officials penalized the Giants...
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Washington activates Byron Marshall, cuts Brian Quick
Washington activated running back Byron Marshall from injured reserve. The team waived receiver Brian Quick in a corresponding move. Washington placed Marshall on injured reserve the week of the season...
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Eric Reid fined for hit to Ben Roethlisberger’s head
The NFL has docked the pay of Panthers safety Eric Reid for his hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger last week. Reid was fined $10,026 for the hit, which also got him ejected. If anything, Reid...
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Lions give Nathan Peterman a workout
The worst quarterback in recent NFL history has recently gotten a chance to find another NFL job. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, the Lions gave Nathan Peterman a workout on Saturday. Peterman, a...
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Cardinals release David Amerson, Kendall Wright
Necessity has ended the Arizona experiment with a couple of players whose best days are behind them. The Cardinals have released cornerback David Amerson and receiver Kendall Wright. The Cardinals needed...
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Sammy Watkins is questionable for Monday night
The Chiefs may, or may not, have receiver Sammy Watkins for Sunday night’s showdown against the Rams. Watkins is officially listed as questionable for the game, with the foot injury that knocked him...
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Bears activate 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen
The Bears used the 45th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft on tight end Adam Shaheen, but so far he hasn’t done a lot in his NFL career. Chicago can see if that changes starting on Sunday night....
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Keke Coutee travels with Texans to Washington
As the Texans make the trip to Washington on Saturday, a key member of the receiving corps will be on the plane. Receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring) has not been downgraded from questionable to out, which...
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Peyton Manning talks up Eli, says Giants’ offensive line is struggling
At least one person who knows the quarterback position thinks Eli Manning can still play. In a video produced by ESPN, Peyton Manning offered a detailed analysis of his little brother’s performance in...
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Report: Lions tried to get Rashaad Penny from Seahawks
The Seahawks made running back Rashaad Penny a first-round pick in late April. And then the Lions made a run at trying to get him. Via Mlive.com, Jay Glazer of FOX reported during the Thursday Night...
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Canadians are watching a lot more American football
The CFL season still hasn’t ended, but Canadians have taken to American football this year. John Kryk of the Toronto Sun reports that the overall Canadian TV audience grew by 19 percent over the first...
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Trumaine Johnson has been an expensive disappointment for the Jets
When the Jets signed cornerback Trumaine Johnson to a five-year, $72 million contract this offseason, the thought was he should come in and immediately improve the Jets’ defense. In a sense, he did,...
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Todd Gurley doesn’t know what the over/under is
Three weeks ago, at the end of a 29-27 win over the Packers, Rams running back Todd Gurley went down the instead of scoring a touchdown, angering fantasy owners with Gurley on the roster and bettors who...
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Sean McVay: Cooper Kupp ACL surgery went “really well”
You know the drill by now. When it comes to a pro athlete with an injury that must be repaired by a doctor, the surgery is always a success, and the rehab is always ahead of schedule. Even when it’s...
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Rams’ pass rush is doing its job as the rest of the defense struggles
Given that the Rams are 9-1 and favored to beat the 9-1 Chiefs on Monday night in a matchup of the two teams with the best records in the league, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the Rams’...
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Aaron Rodgers: The ball “stuck to my hand” on last throw of the game
The Packers’ last offensive play in Thursday night’s loss to the Seahawks was an incomplete pass that Aaron Rodgers wishes he could have back. The play was a third-and-2 and Marquez Valdes-...
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Seahawks win means Rams can’t clinch NFC West this week
The Rams had a chance to become the first team since 2002 — when the NFL went to 32 teams — to clinch a division title before Week 12. Then, they didn’t. The Seahawks didn’t...
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Seahawks had to use silent count at times last night
The stadium in Seattle is one of the loudest in the NFL. On Thursday night, it was a little too loud, at times, for the home team. The Seahawks had to resort to a silent count at times during Friday night...
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Yes, odds are available for Le’Veon Bell’s next contract
Prop bets are available for just about anything that can be imagined. In football, odds have been set regarding the next contract to be signed by running back Le'Veon Bell. According to Bovada.lv, the...
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Arizona works out Matt McCrane with Phil Dawson questionable
The Cardinals worked out kicker Matt McCrane on Friday, Darren Urban of the team website reports. They have not signed him yet but might Saturday depending on Phil Dawson‘s health. Dawson’s...
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Washington isn’t accelerating Trent Williams due to Watt, Clowney
Washington surprisingly upgraded left tackle Trent Williams from out to questionable on Friday, but coach Jay Gruden said that the move had nothing to do with the challenge presented by the Houston defense...
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Mychal Kendricks rejoined Seahawks on Friday
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks rejoined the Seahawks on Friday, coach Pete Carroll told reporters. Kendricks will return to practice next week but remains ineligible to play until Dec. 10 against Minnesota....
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Dirk Koetter gives Bucs’ playcalling back to Todd Monken
After one game and three points, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is giving up playcalling. Koetter said on his radio show today that he will give playcalling back to offensive coordinator Todd Monken...
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Sammy Watkins out of practice Friday
Signs this week have pointed toward Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins facing his former team in Los Angeles on Monday night, but that was not the case on Friday. Watkins practiced on a limited basis...
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Week 11 injury report roundup
Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a Seahawks win and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of...
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Johnson, Smith have strong Week 11 matchups
In Week 11 expect underpriced Kerryon Johnson to run circles around the Panthers' defense, and Tre'Quan Smith to have a strong performance.
Bucs promote a safety with Justin Evans out this week
The Buccaneers made a roster move to bolster their secondary on Friday. The team promoted safety Godwin Igwebuike from the practice squad to the active roster. The move came shortly after the Bucs ruled...
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Eagles activate Richard Rodgers from IR
The Eagles activated tight end Richard Rodgers from injured reserve on Friday. They placed tight end Josh Perkins on injured reserve with a knee injury. Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced earlier this...
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Jimmy Graham broke his thumb
Packers tight end Jimmy Graham hurt his thumb in Thursday night’s loss to the Seahawks and word after the game was that the team feared a serious injury. That initial read looks like the correct one....
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Marvin Jones out, Darius Slay in for Lions
The Lions will be without one of their top targets, with the news of wide receiver Marvin Jones getting a second opinion on his knee. They at least get their top cornerback back on the field. Darius Slay...
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Chargers list Joey Bosa and Antonio Gates as questionable
The Chargers listed a pair of players as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, but the designation is more positive for one of the players than the other. Defensive end Joey Bosa has not...
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Raiders downgrade Jordy Nelson to out
The Raiders initially had at least a sliver of hope receiver Jordy Nelson could play Sunday, listing him as questionable with the knee he injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. But the team...
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Ereck Flowers set to start at left tackle for Jaguars
Ereck Flowers has not made a start since joining the Jaguars earlier this season, but that’s set to change on Sunday. Head coach Doug Marrone said on Friday that Flowers is likely going to be at left...
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Tom Brady: Patriots are close to being healthy
The Patriots won’t play this weekend. When they return next weekend, they’ll be closer to having something they haven’t had for most of the year: A healthy complement of players. “I think...
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Mike McCarthy’s reliance on “the numbers” underscores the extent of his blunder
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has parlayed the absence of a traditional owner and the presence of a transcendent quarterback into the kind of job security that few other coaches enjoy. McCarthy’s...
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Cowboys rule out four defensive players
The Cowboys ruled out four defensive players, including three defensive linemen, and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (concussion) is doubtful. Defensive end Taco Charlton (shoulder), defensive lineman David...
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Anthony Barr questionable, Adam Thielen off injury report
The Vikings may get linebacker Anthony Barr back in the lineup on Sunday night. Barr has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury, but the bye week gave him time to heal and he returned to...
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Mike McCarthy on job security: I’m focused on what’s in front of us
Mike McCarthy has paced the sideline in Green Bay for 13 seasons. He has won .624 percent of his regular-season games. Nine times in his tenure the Packers have reached the playoffs, with four NFC...
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Trent Williams hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday after all
When discussing his team’s injured players earlier this week, Washington head coach Jay Gruden said that left tackle Trent Williams would miss a third straight game with a dislocated thumb. Gruden may...
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Joe Flacco listed as doubtful for Sunday
The Ravens haven’t announced their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, but we have a pretty good idea of who won’t be in the mix. Joe Flacco was listed as doubtful...
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Marvin Jones seeks second opinion on injured knee
Lions receiver Marvin Jones originally was diagnosed with a bone bruise, which made him day to day. But after not practicing all week, Jones is seeking a second opinion, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports....
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Raiders cancel practice again because of air quality
It will be interesting to see if the Raiders look any different this week, since they’ve barely practiced. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders canceled practice...
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Bengals place Tyler Kroft on IR, sign Brandon Bell
The Bengals placed tight end Tyler Kroft on injured reserve Friday. Kroft injured his foot in a game against Miami in Week Five. He was inactive the past four games. Kroft made four catches for 36 yards...
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Jon Gruden talks up Raiders’ draft picks, cap space
Jon Gruden doesn’t have a lot to show for his first year back in Oakland, as the Raiders have the worst record in the NFL. But he says there’s a lot to show for over the next two years. On a...
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Falcons kicker Matt Bryant ready to return
The Falcons are getting their old kicker back this week. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is cleared to return Sunday against the Cowboys....
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Torrey Smith out again for Panthers
The Panthers will again be without wide receiver Torrey Smith, but are otherwise healthy after their long weekend to rest. The veteran wide receiver is listed as out for Sunday’s game against the...
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Robert Kraft “would very much like to see” Colin Kaepernick in the NFL
A full-blown collusion hearing is looming, with a climax that could be a cross between the trial in My Cousin Vinny and the Seinfeld finale. Barring a settlement with Colin Kaepernick, it will be time for a...
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Broncos lose Max Garcia to a torn ACL
The Broncos have lost another offensive lineman to a season-ending injury. Left guard Max Garcia will miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL. Garcia practiced on Wednesday and Thursday without incident,...
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Quenton Nelson fined $26,739 for lowering helmet to initiate contact
Colts rookie left guard Quenton Nelson really has something to scream about now. A video produced by the team that highlighted Nelson’s pancake block of Jaguars safety Barry Church in last Sunday...
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Best of PFT Live: Looking ahead to Week 11
Mike McCarthy's decision to punt the ball late in the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes' love of ketchup, and why Mitch Trubisky needs to win in Week 11 highlight the best of PFT Live.