The guys of PFT discuss the Vikings splitting reps at the quarterback position between Matt Cassel and rookie Teddy Bridgewater while star running back Adrian Peterson may not see any time during preseason.
The Seahawks lost cornerback Walter Thurmond to the Giants as a free agent, costing them a bit of depth that they may fill with a player who used to play for the Giants. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a contract that will bring Terrell Thomas to Seattle. The…
The Panthers didn’t really need sixth-round running back Tyler Gaffney this year anyway, so when he was injured recently, stashing him on IR made sense. But the Patriots had other ideas. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots claimed Gaffney off waivers, even though he needs season-ending knee surgery. It’s similar to their 2012…
The Bills have not provided much information about the illness that has forced tackle Cordy Glenn to miss all of training camp thus far, but whatever’s troubling him does not look like it will keep him out of the lineup into the season. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports via a team source that…
Probably because franchise quarterbacks without serious injury questions (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees) rarely if ever change teams, few have taken notice of the situation in Pittsburgh, where Ben Roethlisberger is grossly underpaid and the team won’t do anything about it until 2015 at the earliest. The situation has prompted speculation that the two sides may…
The Dolphins offensive line is one big construction zone, so why not shuffle the deck a little more the first few days into camp. The team announced they had signed veteran Tony Hills and Steven Baker, who apparently are an upgrade over the camp bodies they have. Hills has kicked around a bit, spending time…
Emmanuel Sanders arrived in Denver this offseason after four years in Pittsburgh. He immediately noticed a big difference between Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders said on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that Manning’s leadership and determination to win goes far beyond that of Roethlisberger or any other teammate Sanders has ever had. “I feel…
The riders in that Tour de France thing covered plenty of ground in Europe during the last three weeks, knocking Pro Football Talk on NBCSN off the air in the process. In our first show back after the annual cycling hiatus, we’ll climb back on the tricycle and pedal like hell for 60 minutes. With…
The 49ers appear willing to do business with those who will do business with them. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said the team wanted to try to extend both guard Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree before they become unrestricted free agents next spring. “We’re going to try,” Baalke…
The Panthers were optimistic that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin would avoid bad news from the MRI on his left knee that was scheduled after Benjamin banged knees with another player during Sunday’s practice. Benjamin didn’t get a totally clear bill of health after his trip into the tube, but the diagnosis fell well short of…
The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks i…
The Minnesota Vikings have pledged to make Kyle Rudolph a larger part of their offense for, well, his whole career. ''It's an honor to know that they have the faith in me and the trust in me to instill that value in me, and I'm going to do everything I can to go out on the field and perform at that level,'' Rudolph said between practices on Monday, after signing a five-year contract extension the night before. He added: ''I want to be the best tight end in the NFL, and that's why I go out every day to work the way that I do.'' The Vikings were enamored enough with the soft-handed, slender Ru…
Peyton Manning's top target is back. Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday, but his flight from Georgia didn't get back in time for him to participate in a spirited practice at Dove Valley that featured three scuffles. Thomas missed the first five days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his grandmother. Bubba Caldwell filled in with Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Cody Latimer also getting more work during the seven workouts Thomas missed.
Justin Blackmon is probably gone for good. Ace Sanders is suspended the first four games of the season. Good thing the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted fellow receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, two second-round picks who could be opening-day starters. Lee and Robinson have stood out during the first few days of Jacksonville's training camp - and not just because they're running with the first-team offense.
The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning test into a sideshow and Mike Shanahan using the podium to remind everyone that he was Robert Griffin III's boss. ''You just want to play football, instead of worry about things you have no control over.'' Welcome to Camp Peace and Harmony, or at least that's the general ambiance in the first few days under new coach Jay Gruden. ''We're not in the headlines,'' defensive tackle Barry Cofield said.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.
The Carolina Panthers are awaiting word on the results of an MRI on rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's left knee. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin came in for treatment Monday morning on his left knee. Trainer Ryan Vermillion examined Benjamin and decided to send the team's first-round draft pick to Charlotte for the medical exam. Benjamin did not participate in Monday's practice.
Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season. Hardy addressed the media before Sunday's practice but refused to answer specific questions about his recent conviction on two domestic violence charges except to say, ''I hate that I have distracted my team.'' Hardy did not show any remorse during a six-minute interview and didn't offer an apology to the victim in the domestic dispute.
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.
Benjamin was selected 28th overall to fill a major area of need for Carolina
Detroit Lions postpone contract talks with Ndamukong Suh until after season
Vikings counting on -- and paying -- Rudolph as elite tight end, so now it's time to produce
A look at Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at training camp
Bradford: It's yet another make or break season for Rams quarterback
Running back excited about what new coaches bring to table on offense.
Giants WR Mario Manningham comes back to team, but with no guarantees
The sweet notes of Tennessee's fight song came across the speakers at Broncos' training camp on Monday.
Demaryius Thomas returns from bereavement leave but not in time for Monday's spirited practice
Adolpho Birch had a rough Monday morning.
Even as they fight sports betting, pro leagues are viewing websites that have whittled fantasy seasons down to a single day as potentially important to their future.
Andrew Furney, an unsigned kicker out of Washington State, will not find a starting spot with the Jets, but he is not deterred.
Friendship Baptist, Atlanta’s oldest African-American Baptist church, is being torn down, perhaps this summer, to make way for the Falcons’ new football stadium.
Buffalo's Scott Chandler left practice with a groin injury, leaving the Bills without three of their tight ends.
San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice Friday.
Jordy Nelson kept the deal secret for a while, but word leaked out quickly on social media.
Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.
Teams have adapted various methods to try to get their players through training camp without an injury.
Jordy Nelson had a secret on the way to the first practice of Packers training camp.
There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.
You just knew the Dodgers would make a move before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and here it is:
The Lakers finally appear to have landed a coach in Byron Scott, although the team is saying that nothing is official yet.
In the wake of a three-game sweep at AT&T Park, the Dodgers stand 1 1/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.
KEY MOMENT: With one out and runners at second and third in the fifth inning, Adrian Gonzalez was struck out by Jake Peavy, his former teammate on the San Diego Padres. But Peavy's pitch went in the dirt and squirted away from catcher Buster Posey, who retrieved it and threw out Gonzalez at...
Game, set, gold.
Is this it?
It was Donald Sterling's last chance to present evidence that might persuade a judge he should remain in control of the Clippers. And things didn't go so well.
David Freese had the grace to acknowledge how lost he had been feeling at the plate before he slammed a slider from Detroit reliever Joba Chamberlain over the fence in left-center in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Tigers.
The world zigs, and Jerry Jones zags.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 gets inducted on Saturday. Shutdown Corner will profile the seven new Hall of Famers this week, looking at each of their careers and their impact on the game.Michael StrahanNew York Giants, 1993-2007Defensive endGreatest momentWhile Strahan's most impressive individual accomplishment is the single-season sacks record of 22.5 set in 2001, we all know that it comes with a bit of an asterisk after Brett Favre took it upon himself to run a play nobody had called, roll Strahan's way and lay down to give him the record.That doesn't diminish Stra…
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.In Chip Kelly's first year as Eagles head coach, Philadelphia led the league in yards per rushing attempt. Oh, and they also led the NFL in yards per passing attempt too.That sweep – during a season in which offenses continued to get better, including the highest scoring offense in NFL history – is remarkable. It also…
Commissioner Roger Goodell might be the one handing down discipline in the NFL, but he doesn't always have to be the first to respond to criticism for it.The league sent out of NFL vice president labor policy and government affairs Adolpho Birch as a human bullet shield on ESPN in lieu of Goodell on Monday after Friday's two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, discipline that roundly was met with contempt from the public.“It is multiple games and hundreds of thousands of dollars. I think it’s fair to say that doesn’t reflect that you condone the behavior,”…
It almost happened, everybody: the perfect marriage of unhinged player and untethered town, the match of talent and spotlight and hedonism that the NFL hasn't seen since Joe Namath in the early '70s. Johnny Manziel was almost a Cowboy.You remember draft night from earlier this year, yes? Manziel's fate was one of the draft's biggest stories, and as he fell further down the draft board, the realization dawned: he might be available for Dallas! How amazing would that be?On paper (or, you know, iPhone) it all seemed perfect: Texas kid joins the Texas royal family, learns the ropes from the agi…