In the NFL, injuries are an unavoidable occurrence. No matter how lucky a team gets on the injury front in a given year, they are bound to lose someone to injury at some point during the season. The Arizona Cardinals lost defensive lineman Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL this week. Dockett has been a…
It was a good day back on the job for reigning Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. Smith missed all offseason workouts and the start of training camp for the Seattle Seahawks after having ankle surgery this spring. After a limited workload in his first practice on Monday, Smith was ramped up to full participation in…
In an effort to not create a monster, the Browns may have made a mess. Two years ago, Washington immediately installed quarterback Robert Griffin III as the team’s starter. And Griffin, who instantly rose to superstardom in D.C., ended up being not quite as coachable as former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may have wanted. With…
The Eagles have added a tailback who shouldn’t need much time to pick up Chip Kelly’s offense. The club announced Tuesday night it had acquired Panthers running back Kenjon Barner for a conditional 2015 seventh-round pick. The 25-year-old Barner played collegiately at Oregon under Kelly, rushing for 3,623 yards and 41 touchdowns. A 2013 sixth-round…
The Lions opted not to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s rookie contract in order to give him extra incentive in what became a contract year. So far, it hasn’t worked. As coach Jim Caldwell recently explained, Fairley has officially become a second-team player, backing up C.J. Mosley, who now is…
Former Packers safety Nick Collins announced his retirement on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday. Collins’ Green Bay career ended because of a neck injury suffered in the club’s second regular season game of 2011. Collins, who underwent vertebrae fusion surgery, was released by Green Bay in April 2012. He has not appeared in an…
A full 15 days have passed since hearing officer Harold Henderson concluded the hearing in connection with the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension. Nearly four months have passed since word of the suspension first emerged. And there’s still no ruling. The substance-abuse policy requires that a decision be made within a “reasonable…
Former linebacker Tim Shaw, who retired after being released last year by the Titans, has become the latest NFL player to develop ALS. Shaw spent six seasons in the NFL after arriving via the 2007 draft to Carolina. He made the announcement on Tuesday via a video posted at the Titans’ website. He then took…
As it has grown and grown and grown some more, the NFL has continued to find more and more and more revenue streams. The latest could be the Super Bowl halftime show. Currently a gig the performer plays for free in order to turn a gigantic international platform into the high profile and profits that…
With the new season starting, an enhanced in lineup is coming to NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk. But you’ll still be stuck with me. (Sorry.) On Tuesday, NBC Sports Group announced that Paul Burmeister arrives as the new co-host of the program on Tuesday, September 2. Burmeister, who played quarterback, served as a captain, and won…
The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday ''I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!'' The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 12 games in 2013. Pittsburgh drafted Stephon Tuitt in the second round and signed Cam Thomas as a free agent as part of a youth movement along an aging…
Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. ''I thought our offense stunk today,'' Manning said after Tuesday's two-hour practice in shells and shorts. ''I don't feel like we had our best day as a group, especially on the offensive side of the ball,'' Demaryius Thomas said.
This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn't chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that's not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him - or anyone, really - that they deserve the job.
Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray got a chance to showcase themselves in the Chiefs' preseason game in Carolina. Jamaal Charles was held out of practice Tuesday after the Pro Bowl running back hurt his foot in a freak accident while moving out of the dorms at Missouri Western last week. So as training camp shifted back to Kansas City, it was Davis and Gray who were lining up for first-team snaps. ''It's next man up,'' Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said.
The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights. Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. He said he was convinced the Vikings and owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were committed to the cause, and committed to being leaders on this issue in the NFL. The Vikings said in a statement that the deal resolves all issues related…
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.
Eagles acquire running back Kenjon Barner from Panthers
Da Beard Returns; Steelers bring back veteran defensive end Brett Keisel
He called out Manziel on his WFAN radio show.
With Jones in Oakland, Packers rookie Adams hopes to help replace veteran wideout
30-year-old reveals his diagnosis before joining in ice bucket challenge.
Jay Cutler thinks new wide receiver Santonio Holmes can be good fit with Bears
Healthy for now, Steelers offensive line showing promise in preseason
Rams will keep giving Greg Robinson double duty on offensive line
After 2 missed field goals, 49ers' Phil Dawson eager to get back to work at Levi's Stadium
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson pleads his case against suspension from NFL
Odell Beckham Jr., a wide receiver who was the Giants’ first-round draft pick, has a sore hamstring and will miss Friday’s preseason game against the Jets.
This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns.
If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.
Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended target.
Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews officially moved from the right side to the left on Monday.
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery.
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Monday and will be lost for the NFL season.
Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
CBS, in partnership with the NFL Network, has mounted what it says is its biggest campaign ever to promote “Thursday Night Football,” a package of eight games.
Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara (strained groin muscle) and middle linebacker Jon Beason (foot) each had encouraging news on their recoveries, with both expecting to be ready for the season opener on Sept. 8.
He has two of the surest hands in NFL history, but only now does Antonio Gates fully grasp what his little sister meant to him.
Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 7, Ohio State:
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After scrambling at times last season with only a few scholarship receivers, USC has a number of players at the position for 2014.
Like a teacher on the first day of school, USC assistant coach Tee Martin anxiously awaited the arrival of the Trojans' receivers.
UCLA receiver Mossi Johnson was quickly becoming one of quarterback Brett Hundley's favorite targets when yet another injury struck.
On Tuesday, Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and chief executive, accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge after being nominated by the San Francisco Giants.