The Buccaneers have made their first moves on the way to 75 players and one of the guys jettisoned was part of their 2015 draft class. The team has waived seventh-round running back Joey Iosefa. Iosefa played tailback in college at Hawaii, but was moved to fullback with the Buccaneers after he joined the team.…
It looks like Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s first game action since tearing his patellar tendon last year will come in the regular season. Cruz has not played yet this preseason as the Giants were bringing him along cautiously early and a calf injury has kept him from the field more recently. That injury left…
The Texans have ended their quarterback competition by naming Brian Hoyer as the starter for the first week of the regular season, but coach Bill O’Brien has made it clear that he won’t be afraid to turn to Ryan Mallett if Hoyer can’t find a way to lead a successful offense. One way Hoyer can…
Robert Griffin III is reportedly remaining in Washington only because owner Dan Snyder is overruling the football people who want to depart with the quarterback. Front office officials and coaches want to move on from Griffin but are meeting resistance from ownership, according to ESPN. The report says the team has talked about trading Griffin,…
Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb feared a broken collarbone when he was first injured in Saturday’s game against the Eagles, but they were able to rule out an injury of that severity before the night was over. Cobb went for further tests on Sunday and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he has been…
Plenty of players will be getting bad news in the next few days as teams make their cuts to 75 players. The Titans delivered that bad news to 10 former members of their club on Sunday. Offensive lineman Fernando Velasco is the most experienced member of the unlucky group. Velasco signed with the Titans in…
Colts defensive tackle Arthur Jones left Saturday’s game against the Rams in a walking boot after injuring his left ankle early in the contest. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that x-rays on the ankle were negative, but coach Chuck Pagano said that Jones would undergo a full evaluation on Sunday. That evaluation will apparently…
The Seahawks starting offense failed to score a touchdown for the third time in three preseason games on Saturday and they managed just two field goals against the Chargers despite playing into the third quarter. Concern created about those shortcomings have largely centered on the passing attack. Russell Wilson was 7-of-15 for 56 yards against…
The Carolina Panthers trimmed their roster by eight players Sunday, most notably veteran offensive tackle Tony Hills. Hills, 30, signed with the Panthers at the beginning of camp. Also waived rookie wide receivers Paul Browning and Avius Capers, punter Matt Wile, tight end Dallas Walker, fullback Lee Ward, defensive end Steve Miller and linebacker Kevin…
If Ray Rice is ever going to get back into the NFL, this may be his best chance. The Browns, who have admitted to at least talking about the possibility of signing Rice, are now in the market for a running back. Coach Mike Pettine said today that the team might have to add a…
Duke Johnson's concussion has aggravated the Browns' headache at running back. Johnson is following the NFL's protocol on head injuries after the rookie sustained a concussion in the first half of Saturday night's 31-7 win over Tampa Bay. Coach Mike Pettine said Sunday that Johnson, whose exhibition debut ended after he was rocked on a hit by Buccaneers cornerback Mike Jenkins, could be sidelined for some time.
The New York Jets - and their anxious fans - can exhale. An MRI exam Sunday revealed that rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind one of his knees, and the team avoided a potentially devastating injury to its first-round draft pick. Williams got hurt in the first half of the Jets' 28-18 preseason victory over the Giants on Saturday night.
Alex Smith was familiar with Jeremy Maclin long before the wide receiver signed with Kansas City, first catching him on television and then studying him on film with the Eagles. ''It was good for us,'' Maclin said. Smith went 15 of 20 for 146 yards and two scores, and the Chiefs led 17-0 before Tennessee finally scored.
Injuries are piling up in the preseason for the Green Bay Packers. Receiver Randall Cobb was the latest star to get hurt. Shaking off rust, quarterback Sam Bradford was 10 of 10 for 121 yards and three touchdowns in his most extensive action in exhibition play, and the Eagles (3-0) stayed perfect in the preseason with a 39-26 win on Saturday night over the Packers.
Jay Gruden intends to judge the health of Robert Griffin III before choosing his starting quarterback in the regular season. If RG3 can't go, then Kirk Cousins is more than happy to take his place atop the Redskins' depth chart. Cousins filled in capably for Griffin on Saturday night, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown as Washington beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-13.
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, was expected. Owner Arthur Blank recently said an agreement would come soon, and he has consistently said he wants Jones to play his full career with the Falcons.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams agreed to terms Saturday on a new five-year contract that comes with $32 million in guaranteed money. Williams' agent, Vincent Taylor, said Williams will receive an $8.5 million signing bonus. Taylor said the contract is the largest in NFL history for an offensive tackle.
Military husband surprises cheerleader wife
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.
Cleveland's depth is hurting, and coach Mike Pettine has acknowledged Rice possibility.
Falcons place offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on PUP, cut 13 players to reduce roster to 76
Denver's defense in midseason form while offense continues to work out kinks
Whatever Judge Richard Berman decides, Tom Brady may be playing in Week 1 regardless.
Washington still has questions to answer about how it handled QB's lack of clearance.
Center Fernando Velasco, receiver Tebucky Jones among 10 players waived by Titans
Panthers trim 8 players from roster in advance of mandatory roster cuts
However players like Randall Cobb, Andy Dalton and Leonard Williams appear to have escaped major problems.
MRI reveals Jets rookie DL Leonard Williams has muscle strain in knee, no ligament damage
New York Jets get down to 78 players by cutting 12, including 5 wide receivers
His Pro Bowl receivers haven't been on the field with him all offseason. He hasn't found the end zone all month. And he's coming off his first three-sack outing since mid-2013.
Someone made off with 22 helmets from Walnut Ridge’s equipment room, so a Riddell salesman put in a rush order for replacements. The team then won its season opener.
Injuries are piling up in the preseason for the Green Bay Packers. Receiver Randall Cobb was the latest star to get hurt.
Facing a 60-yard field goal attempt on a steamy evening with 16 seconds left and his Seattle Seahawks trailing by two, Steven Hauschka's mindset was to just swing away.
Early on, the Giants’ offense was sputtering and the defense was being manhandled. But at the beginning of the second quarter, the offense put together a long drive.
Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers.
The Cleveland Browns were a tough matchup for Jameis Winston.
Jay Gruden intends to judge the health of Robert Griffin III before choosing his starting quarterback in the regular season.
Andy Dalton's sore neck gave AJ McCarron a chance for his first NFL keepsake.
Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
August can be a slow month at the box office, but don't tell that to "Straight Outta Compton." Since its release three weeks ago, the film about the rise of N.W.A has collected a whopping $134.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, making it the highest-grossing musical biopic ever. It also posted the...
North America's tallest peak is getting a new name.
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The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes were among 23 players called up by U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann on Sunday for upcoming friendlies with Peru and Brazil.
There aren't too many high school players quite like Norco quarterback Victor Viramontes, who also moonlights as a middle linebacker when needed.
If the Angels haven't hit rock bottom yet, they're getting very close. They found another way to lose on Sunday, their two best outfielders - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun - losing fly balls in the sun, both key plays in a 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
The Supreme Court gets its first chance this week to respond to religious-liberty advocates who say the high court's landmark ruling in favor of same-sex marriage threatens the rights of some conservative Christians.
With "Hannibal" ending, television loses one of its finest examples of how to delve into psychiatric matters and still tell stories that are lush and complicated while upholding the clear-eyed humanity the subject matter deserves.
Los Angeles school officials have promised a "transparent" search for the next superintendent of schools, but got that process off to a murky start by the listing of a faulty address for a Sunday morning board meeting.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame running back Leo Lambert III said Sunday morning he was feeling "pretty good."
One of the thoughts when the Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Tim Tebow was that Chip Kelly could use him as a two-point conversion specialist.It made sense. Tebow is a great goal-line option because he's big and athletic. And if preseason is any indication, there will be many more two-point tries throughout the NFL with the new extra point rule. On Saturday night, Kelly rolled out that plan, sending Tebow in for the first two two-point conversions of the game.It didn't go well, though it was a very tiny sample. On the first attempt, Tebow was stuffed on a run. On the second, he field…
Well now, this Buffalo Bills quarterback battle just got a little more interesting.Matt Cassel started the preseason opener. Tyrod Taylor got his crack in the second game. And it was EJ Manuel's chance to start Saturday's third preseason game.All have performed almost stunningly well. But it has been fascinating to see how the playing time has been divvied up recently, with that division of labor a better indication of who might actually win this job.Manuel, Cassel and Taylor ping-ponged in this game, and Manuel and Taylor combined to complete 19-of-21 passes for 292 yards and two TDs. On…
The folks at StubHub have cross-referenced their NFL ticket sales with people in those various cities purchasing concert tickets and, wham bam, we have a pretty fun list. Yes, these musical acts are the ones that NFL fans are most flocking to in each of the 32 areas.Here they are:Arizona Cardinals — U2Larry Mullen Jr. is huge in the desert, apparently.Atlanta Falcons — The Rolling StonesWhat, no Widespread Panic?Baltimore Ravens — Florida-Georgia LineGeographically confused fans.Buffalo Bills — Garth BrooksGuessing Rex named-dropped him in his opening press conference or somet…
Fantasy football is back. Money and bragging rights are squarely on the line. To those unfortunate souls who have already drafted and ended up with Jordy Nelson, I feel your pain. I own both Nelson and Aaron Rodgers in a keeper league. For everyone who has drafts yet to come, your secret weapon is here. I have assembled a list [...]