• Jason Garrett doesn’t rule out Tony Romo for Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Notwithstanding a report from PFT (those bastards) that quarterback Tony Romo will miss 6-10 weeks with a broken bone in his back, coach Jason Garrett said Saturday that he won’t rule out Romo for Week One. Regardless of whether Romo could play that soon (and there’s a very, very, very strong..." August 27

  • Rams WR Tavon Austin to sign 4-year, $42M extension

    NFL.com "After a career year in 2015, Rams wideout and former first-round pick Tavon Austin has earned himself an extension. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source who has spoken to the player, Austin is signing a four-year extension to stay in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old..." August 27

  • 49ers trade CB Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for seventh-round pick

    Today's Pigskin "The San Francisco 49ers have traded former starting cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a seventh-round selection in 2018 according to sources. Although terms of the deal are agreed upon, Acker must still pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The move..." August 27

  • NFL facing new PR disaster over Colin Kaepernick protest

    Sporting News "The NFL is facing a potential image disaster at a time when the league seemed to be finally putting Deflategate and other scandals in its rearview mirror. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during Friday's night's playing of the national anthem could lead other..." August 27

  • Dak Prescott a fantasy must-add after Tony Romo injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is going to be thrust into a starting role much sooner than anyone expected. With news breaking on Saturday that Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, the Cowboys are Prescott’s team indefinitely. From a fantasy football standpoint, Prescott is..." August 27

  • Charles Barkley weighs in on Zeke Elliott: 'all marijuana made me want to do was eat potato chips'

    CSN Philly "Charles Barkley may have recently had his hip replaced but he hasn't let a little procedure slow him down. Well, slow his mouth down at least. Sir Charles joined the 94 WIP morning show on Friday to chat with his old pal Howard Eskin. The worst part about the hip replacement and need to use..." August 27

  • Giants kicker Josh Brown was actually arrested twice in 2015

    New York Daily News "Another day, another story about another arrest for Josh Brown. Makes you wonder if Giants president and co-owner John Mara is still “comfortable” with having the troubled kicker on his team. According to police reports obtained by the Daily News, Brown was arrested two months after the..." August 27

  • Even Jerry Rice hates 49ers coach Chip Kelly's offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chip Kelly has been the San Francisco 49ers head coach for all of three preseason games and he has already drawn the ire of the greatest wide receiver to play the game. 49ers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice took to Twitter Friday night after Kelly's offense once again..." August 27

  • Odell Beckham Jr.: Fans Flip Over Giants WR Singing ‘Sexual Healing’ In Hot Tub

    Hollywood Life "Odell Beckham Jr. is back at it! The incredibly sexy Giants player showed off his hot bod and his singing skills in a new video on Aug. 26, and we’re totally obsessing over it. The wide receiver was baring his cut abs and tattooed chest singing Marvin Gaye’s hit “Sexual Healing” while soaking in..." August 27

  • Jared Cook Establishing Rapport With Aaron Rodgers

    Real GM Football "Jared Cook is quickly establishing a rapport with Aaron Rodgers in his first season with the Green Bay Packers. “I think he’s going to be a good part of our offense,” Rodgers said. “He made a lot of plays out there. Did a good job on the basic route on third down that I hit him on, made some..." August 27

  • Tony Romo's MRI reveals broken bone in back, could miss 6-10 weeks for Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "If that hit on quarterback Tony Romo’s back looked bad, there’s a good reason for it. It was bad. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Romo is expected to miss 6-10 weeks with a broken bone in his back. The team will be announcing the injury; it’s unclear whether the team will put a..." August 27

  • Players Back Kaepernick, Coaches & Team Execs Not So Much

    Black Sports Online "Is anyone surprised by this? The majority of players are black and the majority of front office types are white, this speaks to the divide that Kaepernick is speaking about." August 27

  • Kaepernick: Won't support 'a country that oppresses black people'

    NFL.com "Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly and knowingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. His latest refusal to..." August 27

  • Le'Veon Bell says he feels 'great' after first game action since knee injury

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's knee looked just fine in his first live action in 10 months, and he's hoping for more progress after 11 months. Yes, he's choosing to consider a positive from his looming three-game suspension for missed drug tests. Bell, who tore two ligaments in..." August 27

  • Patriots sign LB Jonathan Freeny to a two-year extension

    Providence Journal "The Patriots got a jump-start on one of their upcoming defensive free agents, but probably not you’d guess. On Friday, the team inked linebacker Jonathan Freeny to a two-year extension, the Providence Journal confirmed. The 27-year-old originally signed a one-year deal in the..." August 27

  • 49ers' Hyde in concussion protocol

    Sporting News "A concern for the 49ers entering the season was if running back Carlos Hyde could stay healthy for a full season as Chip Kelly's bellcow in his fast-paced offense. The anxiety came to fruition Friday as the second-year back was diagnosed with a concussion in the first half of the 49ers'..." August 27

  • Judge Rules ESPN Could Owe Jason Pierre-Paul Millions of Dollars For Releasing His Medical Records

    Complex "After Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blew one of his fingers off in a July 4, 2015, fireworks accident, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter posted a photo of Pierre-Paul’s private medical records on Twitter. Schefter said ESPN “obtained medical charts,” but people immediately pushed back with one..." August 27

  • Snoop Dogg Let Ezekiel Elliott Smoke Weed ... NFL Rules Are Stupid

    TMZ "If Ezekiel Elliott wants to smoke weed ... THE NFL SHOULD LET HIM SMOKE WEED ... so says Snoop Dogg. Snoop is sick and tired of players getting punished for weed -- and he decided to vent about it while watching a segment about the Ezekiel Elliott pot shop story on ESPN's "First Take." "The..." August 27

  • Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand during national anthem

    The Comeback "If you’ve gone to any organized sporting event, you’ve likely stood for the national anthem. It’s omnipresent. Sometimes there are even two of them, if a Canadian team is involved. Normally the only potential controversy is whether or not they’re performed well. (Sometimes yes, very well! Other..." August 27

  • NFL tries to reduce kick returns, promptly causes more kick returns

    Denver Post "The last time the Broncos returned a kickoff for a touchdown feels like ancient history. Trindon Holliday, a 5-foot-5 mighty mite, ran 105 yards through a crowd of head-hunting Philadelphia Eagles defenders from deep in his end zone to the other coast in 2013. There were, amazingly, two kickoff..." August 27

  • Texans WR Jaelen Strong I'm Going to Drug School ... Thanks to Weed Arrest

    TMZ "Get your trapper keeper ready ... 'cause Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong is going back to school -- DRUG SCHOOL -- as part of the deal he cut in his weed arrest case. As we previously reported, the former Arizona State standout was popped in Scottsdale back in February ... when cops..." August 27

  • NFL may consider a game in Australia

    Sydney Morning Herald "The resounding success of the first Sydney Cup college football game has raised hopes that an NFL fixture will be next to hit Sydney's shores. A bumper crowd of 61,247 flocked to ANZ Stadium to witness the University of California thump the University of Hawaii 51-31, but the big question was..." August 27

  • Chargers say they would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

    NFL.com "In the eyes of public opinion, the Joey Bosa-Chargers contract standoff has developed into a cold war of accusatory statements. After Bosa rejected the Chargers' best offer on Wednesday, the Chargers released an unprecedented statement outlining their latest concessions and plans to restructure..." August 27

  • Chip Kelly: “There’s never been a talk about cutting Kaepernick”

    Pro Football Talk "So what will the 49ers do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, if he doesn’t win the starting job? They can pay him not to play, they can try to trade him, or they can cut him. As to the last option, coach Chip Kelly told reporters after Friday night’s preseason game against the Packers: “There’s..." August 27

  • All signs point to Gabbert after Kaepernick rusty vs. Packers

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick threw a pass in his first game since Nov. 1 and looked like someone who had gone nearly 10 months without any game action. Kaepernick, who entered on the 49ers’ third series in Friday night’s 21-10 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, went 2 of 6 for 14 yards with the..." August 27

  • Lions' Hyder fined more than his training camp pay

    ESPN "Detroit Lions defensive lineman Kerry Hyder might have lost all of the money he has made during training camp because of one hit in a preseason game. Hyder was fined $18,231 for roughing Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron in the third quarter of the Bengals' 30-14 win over the Lions on..." August 27

  • Falcons working out veteran safety Dashon Goldson

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons might have avoided the worst-case scenario news with safety Keanu Neal’s knee injury. But they’re making backup plans as well. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons are working out veteran safety Dashon Goldson today." August 27

  • Report: NFL slightly concerned about recent behavior of Ezekiel Elliott

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t in any trouble with the NFL at the moment, but he’s being watched closely by the league office. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the league is concerned with Elliott’s recent “pattern of behavior.” As stated by this report, team owner Jerry..." August 26

  • Marshawn Lynch still giving Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael advice

    ESPN "In the days leading up to the Seattle Seahawks' third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, running backs Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael heard from an old friend: Marshawn Lynch. He was calling from Australia where he's spending the week with the Cal football program. "Me and..." August 26

  • Jimmy Garoppolo to start for New England Patriots Friday, Tom Brady will also play, per report

    Mass Live "Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start for the Patriots Friday against the Panthers, but Tom Brady will also play, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Bill Belichick faced a unique dilemma all week, as Brady clearly has made it known that he'd like to play. This might be Belichick's best compromise:..." August 26

  • Browns wanted second-round pick for Josh Gordon

    NFL.com "Josh Gordon doesn't want to be traded by the Cleveland Browns. The team says it has no plans to trade the receiver. Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, rejected a report from earlier this week that the team is fielding trade calls regarding..." August 26

  • Here's why securing Muhammad Wilkerson is biggest key to Jets' playoff aspirations

    CBS Sports "The Jets have made some flashy moves in the short time general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles have been together on the job, like signing Darrelle Revis to a mega-deal and trading for Brandon Marshall. But the pivotal, foundational transaction of their regime came this past..." August 26

  • Drew Brees outlines why players don't trust the NFL

    Sporting News "Drew Brees, who as a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee was part of the 2011 CBA negotiations, of all people should know all about the relationship between the NFL and its players. The Saints quarterback was candid when speaking about issues facing the league during an interview on the..." August 26

  • NFL General Managers Laughing at Chargers for Ruining Joey Bosa's Rookie Season

    Bleacher Report "There is a resounding feeling across all of football that the rookie season of Joey Bosa isn't heading toward trouble. It isn't close to over. Actually, what three general managers said in interviews was that it is over. It's done. It's gone. The dumbass Chargers flushed it down the toilet...." August 26

  • Investors say public must pay $750M for Raiders

    Today's Pigskin "One of the big sticking points keeping the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas is how much public money will be used to build their new stadium. Recently, the investors in the project laid down the law by saying the public would have to front $750M or the move wouldn’t happen. One of the investors..." August 26

  • Brandon Marshall's 1st opinion of Ryan Fitzpatrick? 'He was terrible'

    Newark Star-Ledger "They say first impressions are everything. Just not if you're the Jets' Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick. During an entertaining media scrum by his locker, Marshall talked to reporters about the first time he saw Fitzpatrick play. During their overlapping time in the NFL, Marshall and..." August 26

  • Tyler Eifert aims to return for Cincinnati Bengals' opener

    UPI "Tyler Eifert continues to make progress coming off ankle surgery stemming from an injury he suffered in the Pro Bowl. On Wednesday, Eifert was seen working out on the rehab field, which is a crowded place for the Bengals these days. Eifert began running on Monday. He's still hoping to be..." August 26

  • Cowboys: Romo's injury not serious, won't affect Week 1 availability

    Sports Day "That's not what the Dallas Cowboys were hoping to see. On the first series against the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Tony Romo appeared to hurt his back. According to the TV broadcast, Romo said he just tweaked his back. It was tight. He twisted it. He pulled it. He pleaded to go back to..." August 26

  • Falcons rookie Keanu Neal out 3–4 weeks with knee injury

    SI "Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will miss three to four weeks with a knee injury, the team announced Friday. Neal was injured during the first quarter of Thursday’s preseason game against the Dolphins. Atlanta called the injury “minor,” and Neal will have a scoping procedure done on Monday. He..." August 26

  • Giants' Josh Brown cited for violating protective order in July 2015

    ESPN "New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was cited last summer for violation of a protection order that was issued following his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Under the protection order, Brown was not allowed within 500 feet of his ex-wife's residence. Molly Brown called police when she..." August 26

  • Center Bryan Stork informs Redskins of plans to report this weekend

    Washington Post "Center Bryan Stork has informed the Washington Redskins that he plans to report to team headquarters sometime this weekend, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Redskins received news of the third-year pro’s plans a day after they acquired him from the New England..." August 26

  • Eric Berry to end holdout, rejoin Chiefs next week

    NFL.com "Eric Berry's return to the Kansas City Chiefs is coming soon. The Pro Bowl safety has been staying away from the team after the sides couldn't agree on a long-term contract extension last month. Berry was slapped with the franchise tag, but hasn't signed the tag, so he's not currently under..." August 26

  • Six worst quarterback situations in the NFL

    Sportsnaut "Earlier in the offseason, we covered some of the NFL’s most awkward quarterback situations. Sadly for some of those same teams, they are still facing the unknown as the regular season approaches. When a head coach has to hold a quarterback competition to determine if its former starter is..." August 26

  • Robert Griffin III smooches girlfriend Grete Sadeiko during practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Robert Griffin III and his new girlfriend, Florida State track and field star Grete Sadeiko, are not trying to hide their relationship from the public. Earlier this week, Griffin took a break from practice to go over and give Sadeiko a smooch right in front of fans during the Cleveland Browns’..." August 26

  • Kam Chancellor “a little surprised” by Ezekiel Elliott’s physical play

    Seattle Times "Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor saw some action and made his preseason debut against Dallas. Chancellor, who was dealing with a groin injury, played two series against the Cowboys in the 27-17 victory Thursday night at CenturyLink Field. “I wanted to stay out there,” he said. “I don’t really..." August 26

  • Tom Brady To Play Vs. Panthers

    NESN "The New England Patriots officially have the lamest, most minor quarterback controversy in history. Tom Brady will play in the Patriots’ third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Thursday, but it’s unknown if Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo will start..." August 26

  • Tre Mason's mother: Rams RB has '10-year-old's mindset' because of head injuries

    Palm Beach Post "The mother of NFL player and former Park Vista High School star Tre Mason told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies last month that her 22-year-old son has “10-year-old’s mindset” as the result of head injuries sustained playing football. “Tre is not himself at all,” Tina Mason said on audio..." August 26

  • Chargers' McCoy: We all want Bosa here

    Chargers.com "Contract negotiations between the Chargers and Joey Bosa were at the forefront on Wednesday when the Bolts gave an update on where things stood with the third overall pick. On Thursday, Head Coach Mike McCoy weighed in on the team’s statement, explaining feelings on the defensive end as well as..." August 26

  • Panthers to work out Stevie Brown

    Pro Football Rumors "Donte Whitner isn’t the only safety the Panthers are working out. Stevie Brown, who was released by the Chiefs earlier this week, will join him, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). " August 26

  • Browns now have 2017 draft picks from four different teams

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Browns’ impressive stockpile of 2017 draft picks added another on Thursday. Cleveland acquired a fifth-round pick from the New England Patriots in exchange for 2013 first-round bust Barkevious Mingo, giving the Browns picks from four different teams—the Patriots, Philadelphia..." August 26