Charles Woodson is returning for a third season in his second stint with Oakland. The Raiders announced Monday they had signed Woodson to a new deal covering the 2015 season. The Raiders’ starting free safety, Woodson notched 113 tackles and intercepted four passes in 2014, his 17th NFL season. He turns 39 in October. The…
Last week, the NFL released a statement saying they were continuing their investigation into under-inflated footballs used by the Patriots during their AFC Championship game victory over the Colts to determine if the deflation was “the result of deliberate action” by the Patriots. Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both denied any knowledge of…
Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is in a very different position this year than he was at this point in 2014. Browner was a member of the Seahawks, but he wasn’t getting ready to play in the Super Bowl because he was serving a suspension. During an interview with Josina Anderson of ESPN, Browner discussed how…
When the Redskins were looking for a head coach in 2014, they interviewed Perry Fewell before hiring Jay Gruden. Fewell was defensive coordinator of the Giants at the time, a job he lost at the end of the 2014 season thanks to a dismal performance by his unit on the way to a 6-10 finish.…
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says there’s only one tight end in the NFL better than Rob Gronkowski: Martellus Bennett. Martellus, the Bears’ tight end, is Michael’s brother. So it’s probably safe to say that Michael is a little biased on that evaluation. “I think Gronkowski’s the second-best tight end. My brother’s first, obviously,” Michael…
49ers tight end Vernon Davis apparently wouldn’t mind if the club went a certain way with its upcoming offensive coordinator hire. At the very least, there’s a certain candidate he would like to meet. As Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area notes, Davis posted a picture of Colts special assistant to the head coach Rob…
The trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on charges that he murdered Odin Lloyd in 2013 will begin on Thursday as a result of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. A jury of 18 people — 13 women and five men — was selected on Monday in Fall River, Massachusetts, but the…
The Falcons continue to keep busy while waiting to officially make Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn their new head coach. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that Redskins defensive backs coach and former Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris has verbally accepted a spot on the team’s coaching staff, a move that was reported over the…
Like a lot of people, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson feels that he has heard enough about Deflategate. Asked what he thinks it means that the Patriots allegedly deflated the footballs they used on offense against the Colts, Wilson said it’s a big nothingburger. “It had nothing to do with anything,” Wilson said. “We’re not focused…
A veteran NFL assistant currently in the college coaching ranks is reportedly on the Raiders’ radar for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 Washington reports Oakland is “meeting with” Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Grantham, 48, was the Browns’ defensive coordinator from 2005 through 2007. He also had NFL coaching stints with…
BOSTON (AP) -- Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl.
Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in Boston, chanting ''Brady! Brady!'' and waving signs that read ''Finish the Job,'' ''In Tom We Trust'' and ''Keep Calm and Go Long.'' Brady told the crowd his team will be relying on their support as it faces the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's NFL title game in Glendale, Arizona. We're going to go represent you guys in Arizona as best as we possibly can.
Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries in the NFC championship overtime victory against Green Bay. On Sunday, they showed little to no concern about how they will feel - and perform - against the New England Patriots. I can still play fearless and throw my body around and whatever happens, happens.'' Pretty much what Sherman had to say, too, when the Seahawks arrived in Phoenix.
Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. The wide receiver for the Browns has failed yet another drug test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Gordon, who has twice been suspended by the NFL for drug violations, could be banned for one year, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the testing. ''Clearly we are very disappointed to hear the latest report regarding Josh,'' a Browns spokesman said Sunday in a release.
Capping an electrifying season, Watt intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and showed off his dance moves to a sellout crowd at the Pro Bowl Sunday night. Team Irvin won it over Watt's Team Carter team 32-28. He shimmied again during timeout in the fourth quarter, this time drawing Team Carter teammate Marcell Dareus into the mix. ''Guys are dancing around and having a good time, that's what it's all about,'' Watt said.
J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl in the desert was all about having a good time. Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played Sunday. The Texans defensive end intercepted pass, recovered a fumble and led the crowd in dances during commercial breaks.
The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its website or to its broadcast partners. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official NFL channel on the video website. Content posted daily to the portal by the league will include game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps and clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice and other original programming from NFL Network and NFL.com. Game highlights and other content will also be available through G…
PHOENIX (AP) -- Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doubts the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game.
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A physics professor, who also happens to be a Patriots fan, attempts to unravel the ball deflation issues with science.
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Josh Gordon's latest failed drug test proves one thing: He needs help.
The Bills coach throws challenge flags at Tony Romo in the commercial.
A cool review of the storylines each week.
At the 2015 SAG Awards, Hollywood celebrities give their take on 'deflate-gate.'
There isn't an easy answer in this debate between the Seahawks and the Patriots.
Wide receiver has long been one of American football's glamour positions but in the buildup to Sunday's Super Bowl it is the conerbacks on the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks packing the star power.
A Massachusetts judge on Monday completed jury selection for the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on charges of killing a semiprofessional football player near his home in June 2013.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will face the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, said on Monday his feelings have been hurt during the NFL's investigation into his team's use of deflated balls.
A season in the charmed, cutthroat life of the N.F.L.’s most enigmatic quarterback.
Like Bears quarterback Jim McMahon in 1986, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has excelled at drawing the N.F.L.’s ire in the lead-up to a Super Bowl.
The two All-Pros in the Legion of Boom promise they'll be ready and "fearless" for the Super Bowl.
The odd rules that the NFL tried in the Pro Bowl made for a strange sideshow.
Matt Ryan threw the winning score on a fourth down to give Team Irvin a dramatic 32-28 victory over Team Carter in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday.
Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in Team Irvin’s 32-28 victory over Team Carter during Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
J.J. brought some Wattage to the Pro Bowl with an array of athleticism and hip-shaking shimmying.
The Lakers finished an unlucky Week 13, not only losing four more games to extend their streak to eight, but also losing Kobe Bryant for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ending his 19th season with the Lakers a little past its halfway point. He will have surgery on Wednesday morning, the team said.
He’s emerging as the most dominant pitcher of his generation. He’s renowned for his work ethic, competitiveness, faith and humanitarianism. All at the age of 26.
Robert Allenby's incredible story of being beaten, kidnapped and robbed continues to fall apart more than a week after his caddie originally told the tale to the Golf Channel.
For the better part of two years, the Kings have been waiting patiently for Mike Richards to find his game. On Monday, they finally wavered.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs extensively during his career, said he would use them again if he was competing in the doping-abundant culture that existed in professional cycling during the 1990s.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been abnormally quiet on Twitter for most of the past week, but he broke his silence Sunday with a series of mostly high-road tweets that praised the New England Patriots.
So it turns out that sure-fire Hall of Fame, multiple Super Bowl-winning, widely-considered-one-of-the-best-ever NFL quarterbacks who just happen to have rugged good looks, a supermodel wife and a house with a moat have feelings too.
The Lakers (12-33) lost their eighth straight game on Sunday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (31-14). Here are five takeaways from their 99-87 defeat at Staples Center.
If this keeps up, Nick Young might need a new nickname.
PHOENIX – New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was embarrassed about all the time he had to spend studying and discussing footballs after the AFC championship. He’s right. He’s likely not embarrassed for himself. He’s embarrassed over the insane overreaction to this deflate-gate controversy.Let’s get this out of the way so I can answer countless emails and tweets at once: I’m not a Patriots fan, I’m not from New England, I do not personally know Belichick and don’t really want to. I don’t care if the Patriots win or lose. They're just one of 32 teams to me.B…