• Tom Jackson likely out at ESPN after 28 years, still weighing options, source says

    New York Daily News "Tom Jackson, who spent 28 seasons as one of the most recognizable and insightful NFL studio analysts on television, likely will not return to ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” the Daily News has learned. “He’s still weighing his options,” an NFL TV source said. “This will be Tommy’s call. It’s up..." July 26

  • NFL, NFLPA announce stricter concussion protocol policy

    The Score "The NFL and NFLPA have announced that a new, stricter policy to enforce concussion protocol will be put into place this season. The new policy will set harsher disciplinary actions against teams that do not follow the Concussion Protocol, designed to ensure players receive care that reflects..." July 25

  • Josh Gordon & Manziel Supporting Each Other in SnapChat Video

    Black Sports Online "Despite the trouble that seems to follow these two, one thing you can’t do is question the sincerity of their friendship. While I can write sweet music to their friendship, lets not turn a blind eye to the sometimes reckless actions these two engage into together and apart." July 25

  • Jaguars GM: Greg Hardy workout was to ‘do our homework’

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says he was doing his "homework" on Greg Hardy when he brought in the polarizing defensive end for a two-day workout and interview session last week. Caldwell said he has "no imminent plans" to sign Hardy, a free agent who spent last season in..." July 25

  • Jags GM: Denard Robinson did nothing wrong in car crash

    ESPN "Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is satisfied with the explanation he got from running back Denard Robinson about the details of his one-car crash that resulted in his car ending up in a retention pond earlier this month. Caldwell said Monday that he spoke with Robinson multiple times..." July 25

  • Bengals released Mays due to threat of 2nd drug suspension

    The Score "The Cincinnati Bengals had plenty good reason to release Taylor Mays. Mays - already subject to a four-game suspension for substance abuse - was waived because the 28-year-old safety is facing a second drug ban, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo." July 25

  • Mike McCarthy not concerned about Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers PED allegations

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has concluded its investigation regarding the alleged used of performance-enhancing drugs (HGH) by former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He was cleared of any wrongdoing after the league could not find sufficient evidence to support the claims initially made in an Al Jazeera..." July 25

  • Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

    Yardbarker "Free agent quarterback Michael Vick says he can still play, and the 36-year-old wants to sign with a team for the 2016 season. “I still have a lot in the tank. I still feel good,” Vick said on The Dan Patrick Show Monday. “I didn’t like how the season ended last year. I ended the year inactive...." July 25

  • Pederson: Sam Bradford still the man at QB

    Philly.com "Doug Pederson said Monday that nothing has changed with the Eagles’ quarterback situation since the last time we talked to him six weeks ago. Sam Bradford still is the starter. Chase Daniel still is the backup. And rookie first-round pick Carson Wentz still is No. 3. “I’ve said all..." July 25

  • Redskins LB Junior Galette tears Achilles, out for the season

    SI "Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire 2016-17 season with a torn Achilles that will require season-ending surgery, according to NFL media's Rand Getlin. Galette missed the 2015 season with a torn Achilles. The new injury is not related to the previous torn Achilles..." July 25

  • Jonathan Williams pleads with officer during DUI arrest

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained footage from the night Buffalo Bills rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for drunk driving ... and at one point he begs the officer for mercy because he just got drafted. Williams -- who was selected in the 5th round of the 2016 Draft -- was pulled over..." July 25

  • Mike McCarthy raves about Aaron Rodgers' conditioning

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers' cheese-free diet appears to have paid off. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy raved about his quarterback's conditioning on Monday, when players reported for the start of training camp. "I would say Aaron's vibe, and really his offseason participation and performance, looks..." July 25

  • Retired RT Anthony Davis applies for reinstatement

    NFL.com "Anthony Davis is officially ready to make his return to the field. After announcing his temporary retirement last June, the 49ers offensive tackle tweeted Monday that he has sent in the necessary paper work to rejoin the NFL:" July 25

  • Cromartie denies retirement reports: 'I've been busting my ass'

    The Score "So much for those reports of Antonio Cromartie's impending retirement. Reports surfaced Monday that hip problems could force the veteran cornerback to hang up his cleats after 10 seasons in the league. Cromartie addressed those reports on Twitter." July 25

  • Josh Gordon conditionally reinstated, can play starting in Week Five

    Pro Football Talk "Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The report said Gordon has been suspended for the first four games of this season and that his reinstatement is conditional, but he can participate in training camp and be in meetings..." July 25

  • Aldon Smith tweets 'Good try, not me' after questionable video surfaces

    USA Today "After ESPN reported that the NFL is looking into a video circulating online that shows an unidentified man and woman discussing a hand-roll cigarette from a Periscope account used by Aldon Smith, the linebacker posted what appears to be a denial on Twitter:" July 25

  • Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he'll talk with Nelson Agholor: 'We all make mistakes'

    Penn Live "Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday he hasn't spoken to Nelson Agholor since the second-year wide receiver learned last week he would not be charged with sexual assault in connection to a June 9 incident at a strip club. The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced July..." July 25

  • 49ers name Tom Gamble assistant General Manager

    San Jose Mercury News "Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager by the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Monday. Gamble returned to the 49ers in January 2015 after two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he worked as vice president of player personnel alongside then-Eagles and current 49ers..." July 25

  • Hip injury may keep Antonio Cromartie from playing again

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Cromartie is one of the best free agents available as training camps open, but his days in the NFL may be done. Concerns about his hip may keep Cromartie from ever playing again, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports." July 25

  • Jets have given Ryan Fitzpatrick multiple contract offers to choose from

    New York Daily News "The latest wrinkle in the painstaking attempt to reunite the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick has a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure theme that might put an end to this six-month impasse. The Daily News has learned that the Jets have given the veteran quarterback multiple offers with the hope of bringing..." July 25

  • NFL concludes Peyton Manning didn't use HGH

    ESPN "After a seven-month investigation, the NFL has determined that Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other performance-enhancing drug banned under the league's policy, according to sources close to the investigation. Before its final determination, the NFL interviewed Manning and his wife..." July 25

  • It’s time for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets to get serious about a deal

    Washington Post "The most perplexing contract stare-down of the NFL offseason is poised to extend into training camp. It has become more confounding than ever. The New York Jets haven’t lost their starting quarterback from last season. They haven’t re-signed him either. Ryan Fitzpatrick remains a free agent...." July 25

  • Julian Edelman -- Dating Adriana Lima ... PDA On the Pier ...

    TMZ "Another New England Patriots star ... dating ANOTHER smokin' hot supermodel. This time, it's wide receiver Julian Edelman and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima. Sources close to the two tell us ... they met at the beginning of the month in Miami through mutual friends and have been out..." July 25

  • NFL to investigate questionable Aldon Smith video

    The Score "The NFL will look into the possibility that suspended linebacker Aldon Smith violated league protocol for a suspended player, a source told Ed Werder of ESPN. Smith posted a video on Periscope in early July that appears to show him smoking an unknown substance. The post was made under the name..." July 25

  • Stephon Gilmore says he'll be at Bills camp

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore intends to report to training camp and play out the final season of his rookie contract. "I'm planning to go out to training camp," Gilmore told ESPN NFL Insider Josina Anderson on Monday. "I know what I am. [A new contract will] happen..." July 25

  • Steelers' Bell on social media: 'I am not going to miss games, trust me'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in June said he's never missed a drug test. Bell doubled down on that on Monday, but in a quite unassuming way. Bell, who is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substance of Abuse for missing multiple drug..." July 25

  • Dallas Cowboys Team Bus Involved In Fatal Crash... 4 Dead

    TMZ "The Dallas Cowboys team bus was involved in a fatal two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Arizona ... leaving 4 people dead. Officials confirmed the Cowboys bus and a van collided on U.S. Highway 93 in Western Arizona. No Cowboys players were on the bus at the time of the crash. No one on the..." July 25

  • Phil Loadholt plans to retire from the NFL

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Phil Loadholt has told the Vikings he plans to retire, a source confirmed. Loadholt, 30, was placed on injured reserve in each of the previous two seasons, only playing in 11 of the team’s 32 regular-season games. In 2014, a torn pectoral ended his season after 11 games. In 2015, he tore his..." July 25

  • Greg Jennings retires from NFL, says he's excited for future

    ESPN "Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings on Monday announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons. In a video posted on the FamiLeague channel on YouTube, Jennings said he was "done" with football and is "excited to be done." "The past 20 years of my life has been football but today that..." July 25

  • Injured Watt tweets message: 'See you on the field very soon'

    The Score "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made his first public comments, via Twitter, since undergoing back surgery last week that could see him miss the first game of his career. As I sit here, recovering from back surgery, the doctors won't really let me do much, so I end up just pacing..." July 25

  • Aldon Smith posts questionable video titled 'Fire up session'

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is living outside the spotlight these days while serving a calendar-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Raiders edge rusher and former 49ers first-round draft pick hasn’t spoken publicly in some time but has been active on Periscope, a social media..." July 25

  • QB Jimmy Clausen to work out for Detroit Lions

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions have six weeks to decide whether Dan Orlovsky or Jake Rudock will be Matthew Stafford's backup. On Monday, they'll get a look at Plan C. Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is scheduled to visit the Lions on Monday, according to NFL Network. The Lions also are..." July 25

  • Seahawks agree to extension with GM John Schneider

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks and general manager John Schneider have reached agreement on a contract extension, the team announced Sunday night via a Tweet from owner Paul Allen. The new deal is expected to make Schneider among the highest-paid GMs in the NFL, a source tells ESPN's John..." July 24

  • Suspended Brady can't discuss football with teammates

    Boston Herald "Along with wondering how the Patriots are going to fare without Tom Brady during the first four games of the season, there’s been a lot of discussion during the past week about how No. 12 will be able to stay in the loop, not to mention keep his sanity, during his suspension. After all, Brady..." July 24

  • Michael Bennett to Seahawks: Pay me or 'get rid of me'

    Yardbarker "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still unhappy with his contract, and he’d like the team to do something about it one way or another. Bennett told Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post that he’s tired of being underpaid and wants the Seahawks to pay up — and if they don’t..." July 24

  • Luck: 'Gutsy' for Colts to keep Pagano, Grigson

    The Score "After the conclusion of the Indianapolis Colts' disappointing 2015 campaign, which was dominated by a power struggle between head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson, both were presumed to be dead men walking. Owner Jim Irsay, however, opted not to wipe the slate clean. He gave..." July 24

  • Darnell Dockett to announce retirement Monday

    ESPN "One of the most outspoken players in Arizona Cardinals history will hang it up Monday. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is expected to retire Monday, sources told ESPN. Dockett was cut by the Cardinals in February 2015, seven months after tearing his ACL during training camp in 2014. He..." July 24

  • Le'Veon Bell Completes Weed Probation ... Despite New Pot Drama

    TMZ "Although he's facing a 4-game suspension from the NFL for a missed drug test, Le'Veon Bell has got some GOOD weed news in his life ... 'cause he recently completed his probation from his 2014 marijuana arrest. The Pittsburgh Steelers star was charged with marijuana possession and DUI in August..." July 24

  • Victor Cruz says he’ll ‘be ready to go’ when Giants training camp opens

    New York Daily News "At long last, after nearly a year-and-a-half away from the game, Victor Cruz is finally ready to hit the field. Hopefully. The Giants’ one-time star receiver, who missed all of 2015 and the final 10 games of 2014 with an assortment of leg woes, said he expects to be ready for action when..." July 24

  • Tom Brady can’t play catch with teammates while suspended

    Pro Football Talk "We may see a rusty Tom Brady in Week Five. Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season over Deflategate, so he’s scheduled to make his regular season debut in Week Five against the Browns. Quarterbacks regularly miss time with injuries and then return to the field without any..." July 24

  • Carroll praises Wilson, calls 2016 Seahawks' 'best offseason'

    USA Today "In his first four years in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played in two Super Bowls (winning one), made three Pro Bowls, earned a massive new contract and became a crossover celebrity, in part because of his marriage to pop star Ciara. But 2016 could be the year the..." July 24

  • Bengals release Taylor Mays

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With training camp beginning on Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals have tweaked their 90-man roster by releasing veteran safety/linebacker Taylor Mays. Mays, who was signed on April 15, would have been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance..." July 24

  • Still unsigned, Ryan Fitzpatrick is golfing as camp approaches

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick remains unsigned as NFL training camps begin to open, and when last we heard about him he was declining to talk about his contract status. But Fitzpatrick will talk about golf, telling NBC he found teeing off at the American Century Championship “nerve..." July 23

  • Roger Goodell is using virtual reality to learn about empathy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell often comes across as a talking-point spewing robot, pushed in front of the cameras to lay down a defense of the league and whatever scandal is brewing at that moment. So I guess it's no surprise that he went to Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab to learn about..." July 23

  • Bills' McCoy on negative reputation: 'I know what type of person I am'

    The Score "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he isn't letting the negative media attention that has surrounded him in recent seasons get to him. "I know what type of person I am," McCoy told reporters before hosting a football camp for kids Saturday. "What I do for my community, the type of..." July 23

  • Drew Brees: No contract talks with Saints in last 3 months

    ESPN "Drew Brees won't have a new contract in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp, unless something changes drastically in the next few days. Even though other quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco have gotten long-term extensions done this offseason, Brees said Saturday..." July 23

  • Steelers' Bell skipped multiple drug tests

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell claimed last month that he never missed a drug test. He reportedly missed more than one. Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network that Bell missed “several” drug tests. Bell was already in the NFL’s substance-abuse program and was suspended for the first two..." July 23

  • We cannot find Ezekiel Elliott guilty by association

    Sporting News "It's nearly impossible in today's court of public opinion not to assume guilt in someone accused of a crime, especially when that person is a high-profile NFL player. But that's exactly what we owe Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, whose ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson alleged Friday..." July 23

  • Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins wants fair deal for his skills

    ESPN "Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is the next Texans first-round pick due for a contract extension. He's not consuming himself with those negotiations, but he has an idea of what he wants. "I'm not looking for a certain range," Hopkins said, during a break at a football camp for local children. "I..." July 23

  • Michael Vick claims to be faster than Cam Newton

    The Score "If you buy into what free-agent Michael Vick is selling, then it would seem that 36 is the new 27. Vick, previously revered for his lightning-quick speed, is hoping for another year in the NFL and says he's still one of the top three fastest quarterbacks in the league - even faster than Cam..." July 23