Being hurt isn’t the kind of thing that automatically puts your job in jeopardy. But when you were on the fringes of jeopardy because of your performance, it doesn’t help. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said kicker Caleb Sturgis would miss the rest of the offseason work because of a leg injury, with no timetable on…
On June 5, 2014, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham downplayed the fact that he sat out of a Giants OTA practice because of a sore hamstring as a precautionary decision. Beckham said, via the New York Daily News, that he’d played in games with similar soreness earlier in his career and that he’d be able…
The date June 1 isn’t as significant for NFL cuts as it used to be, but many wondered (with good reason) whether Brandon Carr would still be a Cowboy when the calendar flipped yesterday. While the Cowboys might still like to have Carr at something other than his $8 million salary and $12.17 million cap figure…
Rex Ryan gave his players Monday off to play golf. But he had a bigger goal in mind, obviously. While the players might have enjoyed a day away from OTAs, Ryan’s plan is clearly to draw a link from the current Bills (who haven’t seen the playoffs in 15 years) to the team’s more glorious…
It’s clear by their actions the Chargers don’t think a deal for safety Eric Weddle is a priority. But there is another member of their defense they’d like to lock up. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers want to extend defensive lineman Corey Liuget, “quietly working” on the deal now. (Or at…
The bad news for the Broncos is that, for the second time in three seasons, they’ll have to get by without left tackle Ryan Clady. The good news for the Broncos is that, unlike 2013 when Clady suffered a season-ending injury in Week Two of the regular season, they’ll have plenty of time to prepare…
Monday marked the commencement of the trial that contests the decision of Saints owner Tom Benson to change his will to bequeath New Orleans football and basketball franchises to his wife, Gayle Benson. The legal challenge to Benson’s competence to change his will is unfolding behind closed doors. But the participants will be coming and…
June 21 remains a key date for the effort to keep the Raiders in Oakland. Unless it isn’t. Only days after Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear that Floyd Kephart is expected to come up with a financing plan to bridge a $400 million gap in funding for a new Oakland stadium by June…
A pair of college players have declared themselves eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, West Georgia defensive end Darrius Caldwell and North Carolina Central wide receiver/kick returner Adrian Wilkins have both applied for inclusion in the supplemental draft. Caldwell led the Gulf South Conference (Division II) with…
With Cam Newton nearing a new deal with the Panthers, Mike Florio breaks down the reported terms and the PFT crew debates whether or not Newton should be paid in the company of elite quarterbacks.
Shane Ray, Denver's first-round draft pick, has signed his rookie contract, worth approximately $9 million over four years. It includes a signing bonus of nearly $5 million. Ray practiced with the Broncos for the first time Monday, taking part in on-field individual drills for the first time since sustaining a turf toe injury five months ago.
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their second round draft selection, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Off-field issues dropped the 6-foot-5, 237-pound Green-Beckham from a likely first-round selection down to No. 40 overall to Tennessee. The native of Springfield, Missouri, spent his first two seasons at Missouri where he caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards with 17 touchdowns before being dismissed in April 2014 after several run-ins with the police during his two years at the school.
Rattled but mostly unhurt, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford said he's just happy to be alive after totaling a rented car on the New Jersey Turnpike early Monday as he tried to return home for practice from watching the birth of a daughter in California. Weatherford posted a picture of the mangled car on Instagram after the 3:30 a.m. crash (http://bit.ly/1AFSikk ), saying it wrecked as he hit ''a massive body of water'' going about 70 mph. ''I hydroplane, slam into the median, get blasted in the face by the air bags,'' Weatherford said. ''Before I could call I looked behind me and hea…
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss the rest of the team's spring practices with a leg injury.
Contract talks between the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton on a multi-year contract extension are continuing and the sides are close to getting a deal done, said a person close to the negotiations. Newton is expected to command a contract in excess of $20 million per season, which would be line with what several other starting NFL quarterbacks have signed. The 26-year-old Newton is entering his fifth season with Carolina and has led the Panthers to back-to-back NFC South championships.
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.
Leah is awake and making progress after complications last week.
After tough year, Jonathan Cooper looks to show Cardinals he was worth high pick
Shane Ray's $9M contract leaves Jeff Heuerman as only unsigned member of Denver's draft class
Right side, left side doesn't matter to Chargers lineman Fluker: 'Just be a team player'
Broncos balancing snaps to keep Peyton Manning fresh, get good look at Brock Osweiler
Welcome back, Kelly: Hall of Fame QB upbeat in return to host golf event after cancer battle
Jaguars awarded QB Jeff Tuel off waivers from Bills, waive rookie QB Jake Waters
More than likely, it signals Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson will also join $20-million-plus-per-year club.
Cardinals complete signing of rookie class with first-round pick Humphries' 4-year deal
AP Source: Cardinals give DT Frostee Rucker a 1-year contract extension
The team agreed to a four-year-contract with Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, the 24th overall pick in the N.F.L. draft.
Weatherford escaped serious injury when his rental car hydroplaned on the New Jersey Turnpike as he was rushing to return from the birth of his fourth child in California.
Contract talks between the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton on a multi-year contract extension are continuing and the sides are close to getting a deal done, said a person close to the negotiations.
Troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel threw a water bottle at a heckler in an incident that didn't lead to any arrests or charges at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament.
Some players compete out of passion while others hope to get noticed by a team in the Arena Football League, C.F.L. or the N.F.L.
The former All-Pro safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in New Orleans in connection with allegations that he drugged and assaulted women in four states.
The Atlanta Falcons released Prince Shembo on Friday after the football player was charged with aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his girlfriend's dog, the team said.
Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs.
Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges in New Orleans, prosecutors said.
Clady has torn his left anterior cruciate ligament and will probably miss the season, leaving Denver to search for someone to protect quarterback Peyton Manning’s blind side.
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.
Rob Gronkowski is going to drive the pace car at a NASCAR race later this month. What could possibly go wrong?Our closet living equivalent to DuffMan will serve as Grand Marshal for the Chicago Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday, June 20. (For those not in the know, the Xfinity Series is a developmental race series just below the top level, NASCAR's equivalent of Triple-A baseball ... or, in NFL terms, the NFC South.) Gronk and his brothers Gordie Jr., Chris, Dan and Glenn -- why why WHY is there not a reality show with these dudes -- will all be co-marshals, and Gronk's pops will be…
Giants punter Steve Weatherford welcomed his daughter into the world over the weekend in San Diego, then flew across the country to join the team at OTAs. But early Monday morning, he suffered a major wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that had him thanking heaven on social media.Weatherford was flying in from San Diego, but poor weather forced him to land in Washington, D.C. He landed at 11 p.m. and rented a car to get to Monday morning's practice on time. At 3:30 a.m., he hit water on the turnpike, hydroplaned and hit the median as the airbags deployed."I walked out without a scratch," Weath…
Mike Sherman is getting another shot at being a head coach – but this time at the high school level.According to the Cape Cod Times, Sherman, the former head coach of the Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M University, has accepted the head-coaching job at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, Massachusetts.Keith Kenyon, Nauset’s athletic director and now former football coach, said Sherman will meet his new team this week.“This has been in the works for a few months after I knew I would be giving up coaching,” Kenyon said. “It’s exciting. Mike is a quality person and obviously hi…
Update: 5/29 - 5:35 p.m. ETHours after news of his arrest emerged, the Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo. “We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo," the team said in a statement. "We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.”- - - Original story - - -Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog.According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Shembo’s ex,…
Most football fans know that NFL teams suit up 46 players on game day while a club carries 53 players on its active roster. Many have asked why have extra players that can’t be used. After all, there is a 10-man practice squad as well. Some have suggested that all 53 players be allowed [...]