Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed Week Two because of a nerve problem in his right shoulder and he’s still being bothered by it this week. It’s not for a lack of trying to find ways to alleviate the issue. Palmer told reporters that he has tried methods including electrical stimulation, acupuncture and dry needling in…
The Pegula family bid for the Bills was approved by the league’s finance committee. Dolphins QB Ray Tannehill is trying to fix his inaccuracy. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s absence was not injury related. Jets CB Antonio Allen, a converted S, has a big challenge on his hands this week. Ravens QB Joe Flacco has a…
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill did not have a good game in Sunday’s loss to the Bills. He’s not happy about that. Tannehill threw for just 241 yards on 31-of-49 passing, and he was also sacked four times for a loss of 31 yards. That’s just 3.96 yards per dropback, and that’s a big part of…
The Bills moved closer to officially having new owners on Wednesday. Terry Pegula met with the league’s finance committee on Wednesday so that they could approve the $1.4 billion bid for the team that the Pegulas made last week. Approval was expected coming into the meeting and the Pegulas got it by a unanimous vote. NFL…
We all need a feel-good story about football players right now, and what better way than for family to matter more than the regional rivalries, and for something more than the game to overcome. Former Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu, who had to retire from the game because of kidney problems, got the gift of life…
It was easy to lose sight of everything but the paid vacation given to Panthers defensive end Greg hardy yesterday, but the Panthers had some other stuff going on. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, they had to practice without seven starters, and they were down to one healthy running back. The…
The Minnesota Vikings came to the decision to place running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list early Wednesday morning to keep him away from all team activities until the resolution of his legal issues. However, not all members of the Vikings organization seem to understand the move. Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn disagrees with the…
Below is a compilation of skill position players listed on Wednesday’s Week Three injury report. Players bolded might be of particular interest to fantasy football players: Did not practice Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee). Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring). Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee). Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (other). Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder). Panthers…
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch left the sidelines early with still over a minute to play in Seattle’s 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday the reason for Lynch’s early departure was due to a sore back that tightened up late in the game. “It’s an ongoing…
The Commissioner wants to become a leader in the “domestic violence space.” A group opposing domestic violence will return to the airspace (see what I did there?) over an NFL stadium with the message that it’s too late. The national women’s advocacy organization known as UltraViolet will once again fly a “Goodell Must Go” banner…
Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer says he's tried everything under the sun to try to heal his ailing right shoulder. Palmer injured a nerve when he collided with San Diego's Eric Weddle and fell to the ground in Arizona's season-opening win over the Chargers. He missed last Sunday's 25-14 road victory over the New York Giants. Hopefully that trend continues so I can be ready to roll on Sunday.'' Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and the players spoke to reporters before news surfaced of backup running back Jonathan Dwyer's arrest on domestic violence charges.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. The NFL said the case will be reviewed under the league's personal-conduct policy. Authorities depicted a stormy relationship between Dwyer and the woman that escalated into violence on July 21, four days before the Cardinals…
The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved. The team removed Hardy from its active roster Wednesday, ending three weeks of indecision regarding his playing status. So the Panthers placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list just hours after the Vikings took a similar disciplinary approach with Adrian Peterson. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said it was a tough decision given the changing climate in the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. ''We made a mistake,'' Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, ''and we needed to get this right.'' Vikings executives emerged Wednesday from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play this week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. Now Peterson is back on paid leave through a special roster exemption granted by the NFL, the same protoc…
Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what an official called ''inappropriate language'' by the 49ers quarterback following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears. Kaepernick reiterated that he did nothing wrong when he and Chicago defensive end Lamarr Houston went at it - and Kaepernick points to Houston's comments that the quarterback didn't say anything offensive or out of line. Kaepernick shoved Houston.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are making changes - just not the one many outsiders want. Coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday that rookie Luke Bowanko will start at center against Indianapolis and veteran Sam Young will start at right tackle. Chad Henne, however, remains the starting quarterback ahead of rookie Blake Bortles. Bowanko replaces journeyman Jacques McClendon, who beat out Bowanko and Mike Brewster for the job in the preseason.
The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rules in which players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended.
The Bengals haven't ruled him out for Sunday against Tennessee (1-1) at Paul Brown Stadium. They could sit him for the game, giving him an additional week to heal heading into Cincinnati's bye. Also on Wednesday, the Bengals said that Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict had more concussion symptoms, leaving his availability for the game in doubt. Burfict had a concussion during an opening 23-16 victory in Baltimore, but was back for a game last Sunday against Atlanta.
Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson says he expects to play Sunday in his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia. Jackson has a Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder from the Redskins' win over Jacksonville, but he said Wednesday that the swelling and soreness have gone down and he's getting back to full strength and full motion in his arm. Coach Jay Gruden said he doesn't expect Jackson to practice until Friday, but the coach was optimistic that Jackson will play.
Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike ''in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL.'' The move comes the same day that the Vikings took Peterson off the team's active roster while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
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.
Super Bowl XLVIII rematch highlights this week's schedule.
McDonald puts punctuation mark on game packed with big plays in Rams' first win
Development of RT Newton has helped Houston's offensive line be a strength for Texans early
After throwing 3 picks, Matt Ryan looking to bounce back when Falcons host Bucs in prime time
A look at key developments in the NFL's domestic violence controversy
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Column: As NFL domestic violence controversy intensifies, Goodell is silent
Cardinals quickly deactivate running back Jonathan Dwyer after arrest
Jonathan Dwyer is suspected of aggravated assault.
PepsiCo is another major NFL sponsor commenting on the league's handling of recent events.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.
Welker, reinstated after the N.F.L. agreed to a new drug policy, practiced with the Denver Broncos for the first time since Sept. 1.
Facing the Chicago Bears, the Jets have the unenviable mission of trying to contain two of the league’s bigger — and better — receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.
Detectives in Phoenix arrested Jonathan Dwyer, a running back with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, on charges of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Women around the country expressed disillusionment this week as the N.F.L. desperately tried to stanch the public backlash to several controversial cases.
Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals was arrested in a domestic violence case Wednesday as the league continued to find itself under siege for its handling of such cases.
Another N.F.L. player, Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested in a domestic violence case Wednesday as the league was already under siege for their handling of such cases.
The N.F.L., the multibillion-dollar cultural giant that offers sanctioned violence and controlled mayhem during its season, has been reduced to a group of amateurs.
The NFL's Arizona Cardinals said they deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer from all team activities on Wednesday after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
A look at how Tampa Bay and Atlanta match up for Thursday night’s game.
When the Angels were in Boston in August, several players asked veteran infielder John McDonald to bring the World Series ring he won with the Red Sox last season from his home in Scituate, Mass., to Fenway Park.
In every week of spring training, from every corner of the Angels clubhouse, the mantra was the same: We can't afford another slow start. We can't bury ourselves for the third consecutive April.
KEY MOMENT: Howie Kendrick singled to right-center field with one out in the seventh inning, and David Freese followed with a soft single to right. Mariners right fielder Chris Denorfia pulled up at the last second, and the ball bounced past him and to the wall, allowing Kendrick to score for a...
The NFL’s tumult deepened Wednesday with the arrest of Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer in connection with a domestic violence case, hours after two other players, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, were placed on indefinite leave by their teams.
Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football because of lingering conditions over the last year after suffering at least one concussion.
Jerry Neuheisel was in at quarterback, trying to beat Texas. Brett Hundley was on the bench, his left elbow in a mummy-like wrap.
So it's come to this: With the Dodgers' division lead about to be reduced to two games Wednesday afternoon, Manager Don Mattingly acknowledged the possibility of a bullpen game in the coming week.
USC (at Ft. Sumter) replaces USC (at Ft. Figueroa) in the Super 16.
It was a performance that brought back memories of famously poor USC defensive efforts against Arizona State in 2013 and Oregon in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
The Kings' summer was short but sweet, highlighted by celebrations of their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons and the wonderful tradition of players and staff members enjoying a day with the Cup.
After 10 days in which the NFL has been forced to come to terms with the specter of domestic violence among some high-profile players, Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on allegations of two incidents of aggravated assault that occurred over the summer. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer from all team activities.Tyler Baldwin of Arizona's 3TV first offered this news:According to source: Cards RB Johnathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence @azfamily @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/S9Kh0pgkfT— TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September 17, 2014The Phoenix Police D…
Did a second week of NFL football help clear anything up?Almost everything we came out of Week thinking — other than, "Whoa, the Buffalo Bills are unbeaten ..." — has been undone.[Join FanDuel's $1.25 million, 1-week fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 11,490 teams get paid]That leads us to believe that one of the two weeks (and, heck, maybe both) were out of whack. With that in mind, we kinda sorta reverted back to a solid mix of our preseason biases colored by what we have seen so far.The Super Bowl champs are 1-1, and runners-up are 2-0, but perhaps not an overly impressive 2-0. Oh, a…
The most interesting moment of the Minnesota Vikings' news conference on Wednesday, when the team's brass repeated the message about "getting it right" in having Adrian Peterson stay away from the team while his child injury case is resolved, came when Kevin Warren, the team's executive vice president of legal affairs, wanted to answer a question that almost slipped by without an answer.Who made the decision that Peterson wouldn't play for the Vikings until his case is resolved, the player or the team?The NFLPA said Peterson being put on the exempt/commissioner's permissions list was a "vol…