Most people think the Buccaneers will take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. But will the Titans take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota second overall? That’s an open question, but there’s been increasing chatter lately that if the Titans don’t take Mariota, they’ll be able to trade the second…
Dan Snyder’s radio station is finally going to debut a radio show hosted by one of his sharpest critics, and somebody at that station is either the most gullible person in the world or a horrible liar. According to Will Hobson and Paul Farhi of the Washington Post, former Post beat writer Jason Reid’s show “The Man…
I’ve been agitating all week for the owners to take the reins of the sport over which they reign and do what the league office won’t regarding the catch rule. Namely, change it. Not tweak the language or otherwise pretend to change the rule without changing it. Actually change it, making what Cowboys receiver Dez…
The murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was suspended today when a bomb threat was called into the courthouse in Fall River, Massachusetts. Just before 1 p.m. Eastern those who had been evacuated were given the all clear to return to the building, according to Michele Steele of ESPN. There was no…
Last year, as Arizona was closing in on passing a religious freedom law that would have allowed business owners to deny service on the basis of sexual orientation that conflicted with the religious beliefs of said business owners, the NFL expressed concern about the situation. “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on…
NFL owners voted down a proposal to change overtime this week, and from all indications the league does not want to tinker with the overtime format. This week’s proposal, which would have guaranteed each team a possession, was the latest idea to change overtime that got to the discussion phase but didn’t have enough support…
Darrius Heyward-Bey finally has a new niche. But for a former seventh overall pick, it’s not the one you’d think. The Steelers announced they signed Heyward-Bey to another one-year contract, keeping him around. After he failed to convert his raw speed into consistent production with the Raiders, he settled in with the Steelers as a special teamer…
Rams coach Jeff Fisher has said that his team only agreed to trade Sam Bradford because Nick Foles was the player the Eagles’ offered, and that the Rams thought Foles could be their franchise quarterback. That meshes with what Chip Kelly revealed at this week’s league meeting: He tried to get the Rams to trade…
Two things seem apparent in regards to former Ravens running back Ray Rice. Plenty of people want to see him get a second chance in theory. No one, however, seems interested in putting that theory into practice. A number of coaches at the league meetings mentioned that they think Rice could or should get another…
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free agency and the…
Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday. Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks in the draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season at Nebraska, where he recorded 17 1/2 sacks in two seasons.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.
The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. Goodell noted the league ''wants to succeed long term'' in LA, so ''right now the focus is on the process and also understanding what it takes to be successful in the LA market.'' A report on all three teams interested in moving there - the Rams, Chargers and Raiders - is expected in late April, and Goodell said the owners then would discuss it in San Francisco.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Greg Hardy must ''do the right things from the beginning'' to be part of the Cowboys. Garrett said the team did an extensive examination of Hardy's background before signing him. ''Like with any other player, you have to do your research about him and talk to people,'' Garrett told reporters during the NFC coaches' availability at the NFL owners meeting on Wednesday. ''But our job is to make sure he comes in and does the right things from the beginning.'' Garrett said the Cowboys weren't alone in trying to sign Hardy.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn't come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, though.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings don't plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season.
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.
Judge said that court was being suspended while the building was evacuated.
Randy Gregory tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in February.
Steelers, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey agree to 1-year deal
Randy Gregory tells NFL Media he tested positive for marijuana at combine, twice at Nebraska
Offensive tackle comfortably in wait-and-see mode now that combine, pro day are complete.
Vikings and former U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appearing at Louisville trucking show
Charles Haley plans to get in touch with Greg Hardy.
Let's spice it up: NFL likely to make changes to boring extra point conversions for 2015
USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell discusses what happened during Kelly's roundtable with reporters at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Would owner Stan Kroenke go rogue just to move the St. Louis Rams to L.A.?
Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, lifted an earlier bomb threat and will resume the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez at 2pm ET, a court security official said.
A bomb scare forced the evacuation on Thursday of the Massachusetts courthouse where the murder trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez was underway.
At the N.F.C. coaches’ round table, Kelly spoke about trading running back LeSean McCoy and acquiring the injured quarterback Sam Bradford.
It's the dullest play in football, the one when viewers head for the fridge, fans in the stands head for the concessions. Even some of the players don't pay attention when the extra point is being tried.
Spice it up.
Goodell, the league’s commissioner, is still grappling with the fallout from domestic abuse scandals and botched attempts to penalize players last season.
A U.S. District judge in Minnesota refused on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players accusing the National Hockey League of knowingly withholding information about the long-term effect of concussions.
The Minnesota Vikings don't plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Greg Hardy must "do the right things from the beginning" to be part of the Cowboys.
The charge is a result of comments that Robert K. Kraft, owner of the Patriots, made Monday about Darrelle Revis, the star cornerback who signed with the Jets this month.
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.
Whenever Jim Harbaugh does the whole "Who's got it better than us?" thing, the proper reply really should be "Tom Brady!"Nobody is on a better run. He just won a fourth Super Bowl to take the top spot in the greatest quarterback ever debate. His wife is a supermodel who happens to make way, way more money than him, if you can believe that. He has three children. And he's off in Costa Rica on vacation (via NESN), just riding horses on the beach with his family in that post-Super Bowl glow (from his wife Gisele Bundchen's Instagram):Sure, Tom.He even had the kids bury him up to his neck on…
There are still a few quality players remaining on the free-agent market, but for the most part the shopping has been done.There were big-name signings, under-the-radar additions and even some blockbuster trades. At this point teams might search for a bargain or two and look to the draft to fill any other remaining holes.How did each team do in free agency? Here are the grades, though there are still chances to help the grade a bit with a smart late signing (and for the purposes of this exercise, trades were included): - - - - - - -Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo S…
Rex Ryan has hit the ground in Buffalo running, bringing attitude and (deep breath) SWAG to a team in desperate need of both.At the owners' meetings this week, Ryan has been in typical form, which is to say outspoken and not particularly caring whether you agree with him. He announced his intention to "come after" New England, which is what you'd expect him to say. (What, he's supposed to concede the division in March?)Ryan also had some brotherly advice for his twin Rob, the defensive mastermind for the New Orleans Saints. Rob is head coaching material, Rex believes, except for one tiny iss…