Receiver Dwayne Bowe has said he plans to take his new team, the Browns, to the next level. He also plans to get himself back to an old level. With 13 total receiving touchdowns in four full seasons since catching 15 in 2010, Bowe plans to turn back the clock to an earlier phase of…
The Montreal Alouettes hold defensive end Michael Sam’s rights in the CFL. Their General Manager believes Sam may indeed choose to give Canadian football a try. “The CFL is cut out perfectly for his style,” Popp told the Montreal Gazette. “It would give him the opportunity to do what he does best. “His agent knows.…
Following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has also decided to forgo attending the NFL Draft on April 30. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Mariota has elected to remain home in Hawaii instead of attending the draft in person in Chicago. Per Schefter, Mariota feels it’s important for him, personally…
Kevin Gilbride gives his analysis of Jameis Winston following the QB’s pro day. Gilbride said he saw what he expected, including arm strength, but didn’t see anything to separate him from Marcus Mariota.
Jameis Winston is full of confidence following his pro day, saying being surrounded by his teammates played a big factor and just hopes teams see him as the “workaholic” he is.
Questions remain regarding whether quarterback Jameis Winston will thrive at the next level. But there should be no questions about his confidence. Winston displayed that confidence after Tuesday’s Pro Day workout, in response to a question from Paul Burmeister of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk. “On Saturdays, right there on that field, you knew if you…
Another of the NFL’s Veteran Combine invitees has found a job in the league. The Chargers have signed offensive guard Michael Huey, the team said Tuesday. This is his second stint with the club; he spent time with San Diego in the 2011 preseason. A Texas product, the 26-year-old Huey was with Washington’s practice squad…
The Arizona Cardinals have added an extra arm to their roster with Carson Palmer still recovering from an ACL tear. The Cardinals signed former Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Harnish has not appeared in a regular season game in his three seasons since being “Mr. Irrelevant”…
The Bears secured a contender for a reserve role in their backfield Tuesday, signing tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, the club said. Rodgers, 25, has played the last four seasons with Atlanta, rushing 305 times for 1,116 yards and five touchdowns and catching 155 passes for 1,104 yards and five TDs. He has also returned 49 kickoffs…
Quarterback Matt Schaub has made plenty of money over the years for playing quarterback at a good but not great level. In 2015, he’ll make pretty good money by, ideally, not playing at all. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schaub’s deal with the Ravens has a base value of $2 million, with…
Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. No doubt, Winston put on quite a show for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. His next public workout might be as the top pick in the NFL draft. Asked why Tampa Bay should select him, Winston didn't hesitate to respond.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed quarterback Matt Schaub to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Schaub has 90 career starts but is expected to contend for backup to Joe Flacco. Tyrod Taylor served behind Flacco for four years before leaving for Buffalo as a free agent. Schaub played with Oakland last season, throwing only 10 passes as a backup.
New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez's murder trial over the June 17, 2013, slaying of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He first said 1 Patriot Place, the address of Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play. When asked what he did at work, he replied, ''Whatever they ask me to do.'' Then, asked if he ran a business, he replied: ''We're a packaging and paper business an…
Peyton Manning will have to do without his top target this offseason unless the Denver Broncos reach an agreement with Demaryius Thomas on a long-term contract. Thomas said he'll stay in Georgia, where he'll continue rehabbing his right ankle, which was hurt Dec. 3 when a teammate stepped on him, hampering him down the stretch. Thomas echoed general manager John Elway's recent assertion that the goal was to get a long-term deal done ''as soon as possible.'' If the talks do reach an impasse, he said he'd sign the Broncos' $12.8 million franchise tender by the July 15 deadline. A prolonged bo…
In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise. The NFL announced Monday that it had fined the team $350,000, stripped away a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's powerful Competition Committee for at least three months after the Falcons conceded pumping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. For owner Arthur Blank, the whole episode has been a huge embarrassment on top of firing long-time coach Mike Smith after last season and dealing with criticism over a pricey seat-licensing plan to help fund the team's new stadiu…
The NFL sent a tough message to Browns general manager Ray Farmer for texting. The league announced its punishment on Monday, ending an investigation that hung over the franchise during yet another turbulent offseason and threatened to undermine the Browns' upcoming draft. The league said his ban begins on midnight of the Sunday preceding the Browns' first regular-season game and will end immediately after the fourth regular-season game. ''I respect the league's decision and understand that there are consequences for my actions,'' Farmer said in a statement released by the Browns.
Steven Jackson is just one of the NFC South players with something to prove.
Ex-CFL coach Marc Trestman kicks off Canada Week, our examination of North America's other league.
The Jets opened up the checkbook this offseason in an attempt to jumpstart the passing game. Will it work?
Tom Brady is clearly the class of the AFC East at quarterback. But who's next in line? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar debate.
Florida State QB wows teams again in his throwing display.
If Sam doesn't make an NFL roster, he may have another option: The Canadian Football League.
Home for the summer: Jets to hold camp in New Jersey after training 5 years at SUNY Cortland
Quarterback would miss out on festivities in Chicago.
Packers bring back size to defensive line, signing Letroy Guion and B.J. Raji
Chris Fischer, special to USA TODAY sports, details how Jameis Winston fared in one of his final auditions for the No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft.
Colts add another veteran receiver to mix by signing free agent Vincent Brown
During "Jim Rome on Showtime," Rome asked Gronkowski to describe his ideal wife.
Niners re-sign free agent LB Desmond Bishop to 1-year deal
Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran wide receiver Miles Austin to 1-year contract
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez insisted he had nothing to do with the shooting death of an acquaintance near his home when the team's owner and security director confronted him, a jury at his trial heard on Tuesday.
Following a leaguewide trend, the Jets announced on Tuesday that they would hold their training camp at their headquarters in New Jersey.
The murder trial of the former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is two months old, and the prosecution is still making its case. Bob Kraft testified on Tuesday.
Receiver Demaryius Thomas said he would skip Denver’s off-season workouts until the sides agreed on a long-term contract.
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez asked his fiancée to dispose of a heavy cardboard box that smelled of marijuana a day after prosecutors say he fatally shot an associate, the fiancée told jurors at his murder trial on Monday.
The league suspended Cleveland General Manager Ray Farmer for four games for sending text messages to coaches during games. Atlanta will forfeit a draft pick for piping in crowd noise.
Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he's learned from mistakes made off the field and ready to become the face of a franchise.
In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise.
The National Football League on Monday fined the Atlanta Falcons $350,000 and stripped them of a fifth-round draft choice in 2016 for piping in artificial crowd noise during their home games in 2013 and part of 2014.
The NFL sent a tough message to Browns general manager Ray Farmer for texting.
Matt Barnes had 22 points, including making six of his seven three-point attempts to help the Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, 120-108.
Missouri rookie Jabari Brown made his NBA debut on Thursday night, scoring seven points in 17 1/2 minutes in the Lakers' 101-94 loss to the New York Knicks.
The Dodgers and Elvis, what’s not to love? He sings to them. Can’t you hear him? “It’s now or never.”
Since Blake Griffin was sidelined Feb. 8, J.J. Redick has stepped up in a major way.
Tiger Woods' self-imposed exile will continue through next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the former No. 1 golfer in the world is aiming to play in the Masters.
A weekend soccer player was sentenced Friday to at least eight years in prison for punching and killing a referee during a game in the Detroit area last summer.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been retained to supervise rigorous drug testing for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, leaving each exposed to serious repercussions if either is found to be using performance-enhancing drugs.
There was a reunion of sorts Thursday, not really the type that involved cousins and hot dogs and maybe even fireworks.
Will Ferrell's major league career was brief — one day and five games. But he made history just the same, becoming the first player to bat for one team and catch for the other in the same half-inning.
On an afternoon filled with tuxedoed ushers, tap-dancing performers and anonymous players, a lovely bit of old-fashioned college basketball broke out.