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Dak Prescott limited in Wednesday’s practice
Dak Prescott isn’t wearing a boot any longer, and the Cowboys repeatedly have said they feel “very good” about their star quarterback playing Sunday against the Vikings. But what exactly...
Rep. Krishnamoorthi “disturbed” by Roger Goodell’s comments regarding WFT investigation information
During the same press conference in which Commissioner Roger Goodell said that more information will not be released regarding the Washington Football Team investigation, he said that the NFL will be...
J.J. Watt won’t play Thursday night, DeAndre Hopkins questionable
The Packers are likely to be without wide receiver Davante Adams for Thursday night’s game and the Cardinals are definitely going to be without defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt was ruled out by the team...
Brandin Cooks appears unhappy with Texans trading Mark Ingram
The Texans are packing it in on the 2021 season and building for the future, and veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks appears unhappy about that. Moments after news broke that the Texans are trading veteran...
Public deserves full report on WFT investigation
As Mark Davis calls for a written report on the NFL's Washington investigation, Mike Florio and Myles Simmons agree the league has 'gone too far' in trying to conceal its findings from the public.
Baker Mayfield limited in Wednesday’s practice
Baker Mayfield has a completely torn labrum, fraying and a fractured humerus bone in his left shoulder. He sat out last Thursday’s game against the Broncos, ending his streak of 53 consecutive starts...
Where are the Seahawks heading this season?
With the Seattle Seahawks on a losing streak, Dr. Jason Johnson joins Michael Smith and Michael Holley to wonder what direction the Seahawks are heading and if Russell Wilson will stay with the team.
Texans trading Mark Ingram to Saints
Mark Ingram is headed back to New Orleans. NFL Media reports that the Texans are trading the veteran running back to the Saints. The full terms of the deal are not known, but it is expected to involve late-...
Saints place Ken Crawley, Lil’Jordan Humphrey on the COVID-19 list
The Saints placed cornerback Ken Crawley and receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. Crawley also was designated to return from injured reserve, so when he will return to...
Jack Conklin says he’s healthy and ready to roll
It remains to be seen if quarterback Baker Mayfield will be back in the Browns lineup for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, but it looks like he’ll have Jack Conklin protecting him at right...
Smith: Tomlin-USC buzz requires racial context
Michael Smith breaks down why Mike Tomlin being mentioned in relation to the USC job carries a different connotation than it does when white NFL coaches are connected to college openings.
Simms: 'People have caught on' to Panthers offense
Chris Simms breaks down the tape to figure out what's gone wrong for Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers, and if things can be fixed ahead of Week 8.
Simms: 49ers offense is 'still really good'
Chris Simms explains why despite some early struggles and a 2-4 start to the season, the San Francisco 49ers can still get their offense back on track with some help from the passing game.
Preston Smith, Kevin King listed as questionable for Thursday night
Edge rusher Preston Smith and cornerback Kevin King did not play for the Packers in last Sunday’s win over Washington and final word on their status for Thursday night’s game against Arizona...
How Bengals D slowed down Jackson, Ravens
Chris Simms breaks down the tape to show how the Cincinnati Bengals defense was able to slow down Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens offense in Week 7.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling making trip to Arizona and could play
The Packers are short-handed at receiver, with their top two wideouts, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, on the COVID-19 reserve list. Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers, Equanimeous St. Brown and Malik Taylor are...
Javon Kinlaw might need season-ending knee surgery
Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw has played 18 games since the 49ers made him the 14th overall choice in the 2020 draft. Kinlaw injured his knee in a Dec. 20 game against the Cowboys that required multiple...
Kyle Shanahan denies that Patriots tried to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo before the draft
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan says there’s no truth to a recent report that the Patriots reached out about acquiring quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo before the draft. Asked today about the claim in...
Bills won’t have Dawson Knox this week
Bills tight end Dawson Knox broke his right hand before throwing a two-point conversion to quarterback Josh Allen in the team’s Week Six loss to the Titans, but he won’t have a chance for a...
Dan Campbell: It would mean everything to win this week, particularly going into a bye
The Lions have been close to getting over the hump several times, but still have not put a number in the win column in 2021. Head coach Dan Campbell pulled out all the stops last week against the Rams, and...
Patriots are signing Calvin Munson off Dolphins’ practice squad
The Patriots are signing linebacker Calvin Munson off the Dolphins’ practice squad, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. Munson returns to New England, taking the spot of linebacker Harvey Langi after the...
Limited practice for Trey Lance on Wednesday
49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance will return to practice on Wednesday after missing all of last week with a knee injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Lance will be a limited participant in his...
Matt Rhule: We feel really good about Sam Darnold
The Texans may or may not trade Deshaun Watson before Tuesday’s trade deadline. So far, the quarterback has waived his no-trade clause only for a trade to the Dolphins. The Panthers, who have interest...
Davante Adams doesn’t travel with Packers
There’s a slim chance that wide receiver Davante Adams will be cleared to play against the Cardinals on Thursday night, but he’ll need to get to Arizona via different means of transportation...
Jayon Brown, Derick Roberson, Aaron Brewer designated for return by Titans
The Titans started the process of bringing three players back to their active roster from injured reserve on Wednesday. The team announced that linebackers Jayon Brown and Derick Roberson have beed...
Teddy Bridgewater: It’s not time to panic yet, but it almost is
After starting out 3-0, the Broncos have lost in each of the last four weeks to fall to 3-4. The team had a long weekend after falling to the Browns last Thursday night. And with Washington coming to town...
Ravens signing Cedric Ogbuehi to practice squad
The Ravens are off this week, but they are making a move to shore up their depth at offensive tackle for when they return in Week Nine. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that they are signing Cedric...
Stan Kroenke begins backing away from relocation indemnity agreement
St. Louis may be moving closer to a potential expansion team, if it wants one. Earlier this month, we outlined the factors that could result in the league throwing up its hands and accepting defeat in the...
Tua Tagovailoa: I don’t not feel wanted by the Dolphins
The last two weeks have featured a lot of chatter about the Dolphins potentially making a trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson and that’s left the team’s current quarterback to answer questions...
Jalen Hurts: We have to stop beating ourselves
Philadelphia had all kinds of trouble slowing down Las Vegas’ offense in Sunday’s 33-22 loss, allowing quarterback Derek Carr to complete 31 of his 34 passes. It didn’t help that the...
Brandon Scherff returns to practice, Terry McLaurin sits out
Washington welcomed right guard Brandon Scherff back to the practice field on Wednesday. Scherff has missed the last three games with a knee injury and did not practice at all in the weeks leading up to...
Antonio Brown remains out indefinitely with sprained ankle
Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown missed the Week Six romp over the Bears with an ankle injury. He’ll likely continue to miss time. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, coach Bruce Arians told...
Douglas, Williams among biggest Week 7 surprises
A career-high day for Packers CB Rasul Douglas puts him at the top of PFF's list of the biggest Week 7 surprises from around the NFL.
Joe Burrow: We’ve got bigger aspirations than 5-2
The Bengals put the league on notice with their 41-17 victory over the Ravens on Sunday, but that win won’t mean much if Cincinnati doesn’t continue to play well. That was the message from...
Mark Davis believes the league should release a written report of the WFT investigation
Pitched under the bus by selective leaks of emails that forced him to make an in-season coaching change, Raiders owner Mark Davis is breaking ranks. Asked on Wednesday whether the NFL should release a...
PFF: NFL Week 7's highest graded players
See who the highest graded player is from NFL action in Week 7, including D'Earnest Johnson, Wyatt Teller, Jason Pierre-Paul, A.J. Brown, and Kyle Pitts.
Jerry Jones is “very satisfied” with WFT investigation
The NFL’s owners haven’t said very much about the investigation that the league is determined to keep secret. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shared his two cents on Wednesday. Via multiple reporters...
Robert Saleh: Mike White to start for Jets, same expectations for him as for any QB
Jets quarterback Mike White will get the first start of his NFL career on Sunday against the Bengals, and coach Robert Saleh said today that the Jets don’t expect any big changes in their offense....
Texans designate Tyrod Taylor to return from IR, Davis Mills may still start this week
Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor is on the brink of returning from his injured hamstring, but it’s still unclear whether he’ll suit up for Sunday’s matchup against the Rams. Head coach...
Juston Burris returning to Panthers practice
The Panthers designated Myles Hartsfield for return from injured reserve last week and another defensive back took a step back toward returning to the lineup on Wednesday. Safety Juston Burris will practice...
Taking a look at the “summary of findings” from Beth Wilkinson’s WFT investigation
On at least two occasions during Tuesday’s press conference after the first day of the first in-person ownership meetings since December 2019, Commissioner Roger Goodell justified the absence of...
Matt Nagy: We’re working through everything with Khalil Mack
A report on Wednesday indicated Bears linebacker Khalil Mack will miss this weekend’s game against the 49ers with a foot injury and that he could wind up going on injured reserve as a result of an...
Jets designate Jarrad Davis for return from injured reserve
The Jets put a pair of linebackers on injured reserve Tuesday and they started the clock on getting one off the list on Wednesday. The team announced that they have designated linebacker Jarrad Davis for a...
Rob Gronkowski returns to practice
Tom Brady may be getting one of his favorite weapons back soon. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has returned to practice, per multiple reporters at the session. Gronkowski hadn’t practiced since suffering...
Baker Mayfield feels “noticeable difference” in left shoulder, will see what he can do in practice
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield missed last Thursday’s win against the Broncos with a left shoulder injury that will likely require a surgical solution at some point, but he hopes to be able to wait...
Steelers activate Anthony McFarland off IR
The Steelers are getting a potential boost to their run game. Pittsburgh announced that the team has activated second-year running back Anthony McFarland off of injured reserve on Wednesday. McFarland was...
Saquon Barkley, injured Giants wideouts at practice Wednesday
The Giants were down four skill position players on offense in last Sunday’s win over the Panthers, but there were positive signs about getting them back for Monday night’s game in Kansas City...
Lions sign Tommy Kraemer to 53-man roster
The Lions have done some shuffling to their roster as they look for their first victory of the season in Week Eight. Offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer has been signed to the 53-man roster from the club’...
Mike Tomlin should be honored, not offended, by USC chatter
On Monday, USC legend Carson Palmer threw Mike Tomlin’s hat in the ring for the vacant job with the Trojans. On Tuesday, the Steelers coach provided a passionate denial of any interest — past,...
Ben Roethlisberger feeling healthier after Steelers’ bye week
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has had the kind of start to this season that is leading people to wonder whether he can still get the job done at age 39. But Roethlisberger says he’s feeling...
Report: Khalil Mack is not expected to play this week, may be placed on IR
Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack has been playing through a foot injury, but now it looks like the Bears are going to give him some time off to heal. According to a report from NFL Media, Mack is not expected...
Matt LaFleur: David Bakhtiari looks great, but timing needs to be right to activate him
The Packers will be short on wide receivers for Thursday’s game against the Cardinals and it looks like they’ll also remain without left tackle David Bakhtiari. Bakhtiari’s window to...
Report: Deshaun Watson has waived his no-trade clause only for the Dolphins
The two teams most likely to land quarterback Deshaun Watson are the Dolphins and the Panthers. As explained on Sunday, it comes down to whether Watson will waive his no-trade clause for one or both of...