The Colts added eight players in the 2015 draft and they’re more than halfway toward having the entire group under contract. The team announced Wednesday that they have signed their five third day picks. Fourth-round safety Clayton Geathers, fifth-round defensive tackle David Parry, sixth-round running back Josh Robinson, sixth-round linebacker Amarlo Herrera and seventh-round tackle Denzelle…
Ed Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler and one of the best safeties of his generation, is officially calling it a career. The Ravens announced that Reed will retire at a ceremony hosted by the team on Thursday. Reed didn’t play in the NFL last year, so this news comes as no surprise. But it’s a…
Chris Canty is upset at Tom Wells’ findings because it interferes with the integrity of the game and says the precedent was set with “ignorance is not an excuse” and the Patriots should be punished.
Ross Tucker and Jason Taylor discuss the findings of Tom Wells’ report with analyst surprised at the findings. Tucker says fans shouldn’t debate the report, the debate should be about punishment.
Tom Curran talks about the revealing nature of the text messages uncovered in Tom Wells’ report. Curran says Bill Belichick won’t let this go without speaking with Tom Brady about the texts.
So many stories surfaced during the Deflategate media feeding frenzy that it’s hard to remember them all. One that has been largely overlooked was a report from ESPN that a Patriots locker room attendant tried to put an unapproved ball, not an NFL-mandated kicking ball, into the game on a special teams play. The Deflategate…
When the NFL imposed what appeared to be a pair of wrist slaps on the Browns and Falcons for violating the game-integrity rules regarding in-game texting and artificial crowd noise, respectively, it was confusing. Now, it may not be. When the time comes for Commissioner Roger Goodell to discipline the Patriots, the most recent precedent…
The Eagles have joined the Bears and Buccaneers as teams that have started signing members of their 2015 draft class less than a week after the draft got underway. The team announced Wednesday that they have signed second-round defensive back Eric Rowe, sixth-round cornerback Randall Evans and seventh-round defensive end Brian Mihalik to four-year contracts.…
Veteran running back Chris Johnson told a TMZ cameraman that he’d be a good fit with the Cowboys and invited the team to “holler at me,” but it appears the Cowboys plan to do their hollering in different directions at the moment. The Cowboys passed on taking a running back during the draft, making good…
Rule Two, Section One of the NFL Rule Book states game footballs “shall remain under the supervision of the Referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant just prior to the start of the game.” However, according to the Wells Report, when it came time for referee Walt Anderson and the officiating staff to…
A woman has accused San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks of groping her while she was unconscious at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald. The allegation was contained in a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Clara County against Brooks and McDonald.
The 243-report on ''Deflategate'' came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims ''implausible'' and left little doubt that he had a role in having footballs deflated before New England's AFC title game against Indianapolis in January and probably in previous games. In his report, attorney Ted Wells said the quarterback ''was at least generally aware'' of all the plans to prepare the balls to his liking, below the league-mandated minimum of 12.5 pounds per square inch. Wells said it was ''more probable…
Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has no intention of putting ''a muzzle'' on his players. ''I'd rather just be ourselves,'' Ryan said following the team's voluntary conditioning session Wednesday. I think you'll get a real feel for who we are.'' Ryan, however, declined to weigh in on the comments McCoy made to ESPN The Magazine regarding Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles coach. ''But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players - the good ones - like that.'' McCoy did not explain what he believed to be Kelly's reasoning behind certain moves, though it was unclear whether he was asked.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with West Virginia receiver Kevin White, the seventh overall pick in the draft.
An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday. Jermaine Cunningham, a free agent who was with the New York Jets last year, is charged with invasion of privacy, unlawful weapons transport and possession of hollow-point bullets. Authorities say the charges against Cunningham stem from a domestic violence incident at a Summit residence on Dec. 29. A prosecutor's spokesman says a loaded handgun was found in Cunnin…
Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. ''It was a natural thought,'' Solder said Tuesday. He caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the Patriots 45-7 win in the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. He helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl.
While La'el Collins may not be meeting with NFL teams, that hasn't stopped some of his former LSU teammates from recruiting the offensive lineman. Deryk Gilmore said Tuesday that his client isn't meeting with NFL teams after going undrafted despite being widely projected as a first-round choice. Teams became apprehensive about drafting the All-Southeastern Conference performer when Baton Rouge Police said they wanted to interview him about the shooting death of a pregnant woman he knew. Though Collins has not been named as a suspect or a person of interest in any crime, there are a lot ques…
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.
In bid to regain Pro Bowl form, fourth-year player has Regenexx procedure and platelet-rich plasma therapy.
Youth football and rugby to get together for safety initiative
Indianapolis makes quick move by signing 5 draft picks with rookie minicamp this weekend
Patriots, Bill Belichick cleared of wrongdoing, but report suggests Tom Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities."
Father of Patriots QB vigorously defends son: "I don't have any doubt about my son's integrity."
Remember, ignorance is no excuse, as the Saints and others have learned. Now the marquee QB must sit.
Wells report places blame on two locker room attendants, Brady
Panthers rookie linebacker David Mayo spent year living in a shed before realizing NFL dream
Lawsuit accuses 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks of groping unconscious woman
Brooks was named in a cross-complaint as part of the Ray McDonald suit.
A 243-page investigative report could have been boiled down to a single sentence: Tom Brady — one the most accomplished N.F.L. quarterbacks ever — is more probably than not a cheater.
Ted Wells’s report, released on Wednesday, found that “it is more probable than not” that Patriots personnel deflated the footballs in the A.F.C. championship game to gain an edge.
The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January.
Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota helped announce a bid for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship for the still-incomplete stadium going up in downtown Minneapolis.
The 2015 NFL Draft class has now been welcomed into the league, one that could grow safer as their careers unfold through new-age research into identifying concussions.
La'el Collins' agent says his client is not meeting with NFL teams about his pro football future at this time.
The strange-but-true story behind Robert Van Fleet’s famous 1965 photograph from a football game between bitter high school rivals in Massachusetts, which has found its second wind on social media.
Mike Maccagnan continued his revamping of the team’s scouting department, firing five college scouts and Brandon Prophett, who had been the pro personnel director for nine seasons.
Based on surrounding personnel and opportunity, here are the draft picks with the most upside and downside, from a fantasy football perspective.
Mike Maccagnan fired five college scouts and the team’s longtime pro personnel director, Brandon Prophett.
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.
By now you are well aware of the term "more probable than not" and that in the case of deflate-gate, two New England Patriots employees you've never heard of were probably at fault and quarterback Tom Brady knew about it ... more probable than not, of course.Investigator Ted Wells' report, which took more than three months to put together, runs 243 pages. Don't have time to read it? That's OK, we did, and we found 10 not-so-obvious items that are worth noting:1. Who is John Jastremski? Who is Jim McNally?Odds are you'd never heard of either man. Now both will be synonymous with deflate-ga…
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league before the Super Bowl if there were no findings in the deflate-gate case, and he's not backing down following the somewhat damning release of the Ted Wells investigation report.Kraft issued a statement that laid waste to Wells' presentation, essentially asking where the hard evidence is:“When I addressed the media at the Super Bowl on January 26 — over 14 weeks ago — I stated that I unconditionally believed that the New England Patriots had done nothing inappropriate in this process or in violation of the NF…
You know that old line about how it's not the crime that gets you, it's the cover-up? Yeah, let's expand on that for the 21st century: it's not the crime that gets you, it's the cover-up involving grown men who text like middle-schoolers.Sure, the Wells Report on the entire New England Patriots deflated-balls scandal is a fine banquet from end to end, but the juiciest, tenderest morsels come early, when we start to learn just what some Patriots employees think of Big Man On Campus Tom Brady. Ol' Touchdown Tom takes care of his people, yes, but he ticks 'em off, too.Our characters in this li…