• San Diego Chargers in contact with L.A. Coliseum about possible move

    USA Today "The San Diego Chargers recently have been in contact with representatives of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum about possibly relocating there for the 2017 season, the Coliseum Commission President told USA TODAY Sports. The team has been contemplating a move to Los Angeles after San Diego..." December 07

  • NFL says Gregory “not in compliance,” not eligible to return to practice yet

    Pro Football Talk "Suspended Cowboys pass rusher Randy Gregory will not be allowed to return to practice this week, according to the Cowboys. Per Albert Breer of the MMQB.com, the NFL informed Gregory he was “not in compliance” and therefore can not practice with his teammates on Wednesday. The Cowboys confirmed..." December 07

  • Jeff Fisher hilariously explains why he couldn’t find challenge flag

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher’s seemingly clueless ability on the sideline has been the subject of many jokes around the NFL world in recent years. This was taken to a completely different level when Fisher was seen fishing (drum roll, please) for his challenge flag during the Rams’..." December 07

  • Giants to be without DE Jason-Pierre Paul for remainder of regular season

    ESPN "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a sports hernia and his injured groin and is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, a source told ESPN's Jordan Raanan. Recovery time is expected to be in the six-week range, the..." December 07

  • Harrison Smith could miss rest of Vikings’ season

    Fanrag Sports "That 5-0 start could push the Vikings on course to join the 2009 Broncos and 2003 Vikings among fast-starting teams that proved to be flukes. Minnesota sits at 6-6 now and is in danger of losing one of its best players for the rest of the season. Harrison Smith will not play Sunday against the..." December 07

  • Rams GM Les Snead also got an extension

    L.A. Daily News "Somewhat lost, in the shock and debate over the contract extension given to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, was the fact that General Manager Les Snead also received a new deal. The Rams hired Fisher in Jan. 2012, then hired Snead one month later, presumably with Fisher’s blessing. Their relationship..." December 07

  • Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick playing with plantar fasciitis

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Orlando Scandrick’s return from a serious knee injury sidelined him all of last season continues to be complicated by nagging injuries. He missed the 2015 season after tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in training camp. His return this season was..." December 07

  • Vic Fangio rumored to be leaving Bears after season

    Chicago Tribune "There is nothing like losing to stir gossip in NFL circles. It's not unusual to hear one whopper after another. And when dubious stories are repeated often enough, they can be mistaken as truth. With that warning comes a surprisingly widespread belief in NFL circles that Bears coach John Fox..." December 07

  • Colin Kaepernick shoots down report he’ll opt out: ‘It blew me away’

    Sportsnaut "Based on everything we’ve heard about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, nobody batted an eyelash when a report came out over the weekend that the quarterback would opt out of his contract with the team after this season. Everyone but Kaepernick, that is. Speaking about the..." December 06

  • Al Michaels: Tony Romo ‘No. 1 draft choice’ as NFL broadcast analyst

    Dallas Morning News "Al Michaels, the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, says he has never talked to Tony Romo about his interest in broadcasting. Still, Michaels believes the Cowboys' backup quarterback would make an ideal network analyst. "If I was in the position to hire, he would be my No. 1 draft choice,"..." December 06

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson suspended 4 games for PEDs

    Indianapolis Star "The backbone of the Indianapolis Colts' linebacking unit, defensive captain D'Qwell Jackson, has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jackson, who will be suspended without pay, will miss the team's next four games and will be eligible..." December 06

  • Darren Sharper's Hall of Fame Nomination Continues to Be a Disgrace

    Complex "Up until last week, you may have remembered Darren Sharper by his 14-year NFL career that ended in 2010 and included five Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pros in stints with the Packers, Vikings, and Saints, and a reputation as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the league. But recently,..." December 06

  • Former Bears running back Rashaan Salaam dead at 42

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday brings some sad news about former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears first-round pick Rashaan Salaam. A spokesman for Salaam’s family has announced, via Adam Schefter of ESPN, that Salaam is dead at the age of 42. No further details about the cause of death have been announced at this..." December 06

  • Witness: Will Smith was 'hostile, erratic, uncontrollable' during confrontation

    ESPN "A friend of the man charged with the murder of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith told Outside the Lines that the shooting of Smith was "justified" and that there was no negligence involved with Smith's death. Kevin O'Neal, 30, was at the scene in New Orleans on the night Smith..." December 06

  • Eagles player supports a fake Yeezy charity for #MyCauseMyCleats

    CBS Sports "The NFL finally allowed players to wear non-standard cleats in Week 13, creating the #MyCauseMyCleats campaign that allowed players to support causes of their choice. Plenty of players took the opportunity to support worthy causes. Among them: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wore blue cleats..." December 06

  • RUMOR: Cam Newton's Benching on Sunday Night Actually Due to Strip Club Incident

    12 Up "On Sunday, superstar QB Cam Newton was benched in favor of Derek Anderson for the game's first series (which turned out to be a one-pass drive that ended in a pick) after it was said he violated a team rule. It would later be revealed that Newton was benched by Head Coach Ron Rivera for..." December 06

  • Tom Brady: Roger Goodell didn’t congratulate me after record-breaking win

    Sportsnaut "The frosty relationship between Tom Brady and Roger Goodell is apparently still as frigid as ever. When the New England Patriots took the Los Angeles Rams behind the woodshed for their 10th win of the season in Week 13, Brady became the winningest quarterback in NFL history (201). After..." December 06

  • Jets cut C.J. Spiller and Jeremy Ross

    Pro Football Talk "It was a bit of a surprise in some quarters when the Saints cut C.J. Spiller before the start of the season. Maybe it shouldn’t have been, because he hasn’t been able to hold down a job since. The Jets are the latest to release the former No. 9 overall pick, announcing the move..." December 06

  • Randy Gregory eligible to practice, could play in Week 16

    Sportsnaut "In a surprise turn of events, it’s being reported that Randy Gregory is eligible to return to practice with the Dallas Cowboys this week, per Albert Breer of The MMQB. Gregory, who the Cowboys have had serious concerns about yet have stood behind him, hasn’t done a lot of positive things since..." December 06

  • Johnny Manziel reportedly spent $35K on birthday celebrations

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel is currently unemployed, but he certainly isn’t the kind of guy who is going to let not having a job stand in the way of going all-out with birthday celebrations. Manziel turned 24 on Tuesday, and he has apparently been treating himself and his friends to some top-notch partying..." December 06

  • After Getting Benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to Start vs Jets

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick will remain as the 49ers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the New York Jets. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins made the announcement on Tuesday while coach Chip Kelly was in Maine for services for his father, E. Paul Kelly, who passed away on Friday. Kaepernick has..." December 06

  • Jason Pierre-Paul visiting sports hernia specialist

    Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s game because of a groin injury. Now, they’re awaiting word on the rest of the season. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Pierre-Paul is in Philadelphia today, visiting noted sports hernia surgeon Dr. Williams..." December 06

  • How much of a nerd is Andrew Luck? He likes reading books about concrete

    CBS Sports "Andrew Luck is a superstar quarterback. Across his five seasons, he has shown himself to be among the best players in the NFL at his position. He is also, apparently, a pretty weird dude. In a story at Bleacher Report, Ty Dunne talked to several of Luck's teammates, friends and coaches about..." December 06

  • Jerry Jones: We don’t plan to rest starters

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have secured a spot in the playoffs and a win over the Giants this weekend will assure them a division title with the possibility of clinching home field throughout the NFC playoffs on the table as well. Even if things remain up in the air on those fronts into Week 15, the Cowboys..." December 06

  • Alleged Joe McKnight shooter Ronald Gasser jailed on count of manslaughter, records show

    The Advocate "Ronald Gasser, the man accused of fatally shooting former NFL player Joe McKnight in Terrytown on Thursday, has been jailed on a count of manslaughter, Jefferson Parish Correctional Center records showed Tuesday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has called a news conference at 10 a.m...." December 06

  • In Peterson's possible return to Vikings, is it 'Yo, Adrian,' or 'No, Adrian'?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings kept on rolling in the first few weeks after Adrian Peterson, their seven-time Pro Bowl running back, underwent knee surgery on Sept. 22, a few days after he was hurt in their big Week 2 victory over the Green Bay Packers. With Peterson resting the surgically-repaired lateral..." December 06

  • RG3 plans to help the Browns 'not just for these 4 weeks, but into the future'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III sounded Monday like a man who knows he's starting Sunday against the Bengals, even though it hasn't been made official yet. "It's just an opportunity to play in the NFL with a group of guys who don't deserve to be 0-12,'' Griffin said. "So I just want to..." December 06

  • Bryce Petty to start final four games for Jets

    Pro Football Talk "Jets head coach Todd Bowles said that Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after another dismal showing for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets’ offense Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Bowles claimed that the decision to start Petty for the final four games of the..." December 06

  • Packers' Julius Peppers unsure on retirement

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At times, Julius Peppers admits, he has caught himself thinking about next year. He’ll drive down the road after work, heading in the opposite direction of Lambeau Field, when his thoughts start mulling over his future. There’s more uncertainty than he ever has faced. Peppers has played..." December 06

  • Panthers to activate Kuechly when he clears protocol

    CBS Sports "The Carolina Panthers reportedly won't be taking things to an extremely cautious level with star linebacker Luke Kuechly the rest of this season. Currently in the league's concussion protocol after missing the last two games, Kuechly is expected to be activated and play over the final portion..." December 06

  • Jets’ Wilkerson: We need to play harder and less like ‘s–t’

    New York Post "Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was questionable heading into Monday’s game with the Colts. After Wilkerson did not practice Saturday, there were questions of whether he would play. Wilkerson did play, and ended up with seven tackles and a quarterback hit. After the game, Wilkerson said..." December 06

  • It’s time for Jets to fire Todd Bowles after lifeless performance vs. Colts

    New York Daily News "Two seasons is not a lot of time, but it's more than enough to come to this conclusion: The Jets need to fire Todd Bowles. Why give him a third year when 28 games into his head coaching career he has proven he's not the right man to end the Jets nearly half-century Super Bowl drought? No need..." December 06

  • Chargers coach Mike McCoy clear about wanting to return

    Fox Sports "While sifting through the aftermath of another loss, Chargers coach Mike McCoy made something clear: he wants to return next season. "Yes I do," McCoy said Monday, "without a doubt." When asked if he had been approached about an extension, McCoy declined to elaborate. "I'm worried about..." December 06

  • Arizona Cardinals may replace Drew Butler at punter

    Arizona Republic "As well as the Cardinals played overall during their 31-23 victory over Washington on Sunday, a recurring problem raised its ugly head: the lack of a consistent punting game. Drew Butler, brought back to the team last month following his release on an injury settlement, ranks last in the league..." December 06

  • Pederson should bench McLeod, Ertz for soft play

    Philly.com "Little else turns the stomach like watching football players quit. Their job is brutal; their nature, brutish. Yet they choose this life and they are paid like princes to perform, and they never turn down their paychecks. It is their job to fight and flail and finish. The Eagles failed in..." December 06

  • Shorts, Humphries injuries leave Bucs dangerously thin at receiver

    Tampa Bay Times "With Cecil Shorts done for the year with a major knee injury and Adam Humphries in concussion protocol, the Bucs are again scrambling to replenish an already depleted group of receivers as they go for their fifth straight win Sunday at home against the Saints. "We're concerned. We finished the..." December 06

  • Left tackle Ereck Flowers' struggles are derailing Giants' offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers appeared to be making progress for a stretch earlier this season. But the No. 9 pick in the 2015 draft has been on a backslide that hit a low point in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Steelers. Flowers was called for a costly holding penalty on the Giants' second..." December 06

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas out for season with broken tibia

    Seattle Times "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that free safety Earl Thomas is out for the season with a broken tibia. Thomas suffered the injury with 10:40 to play in the second quarter when he collided legs with teammate Kam Chancellor as each was attempting to defend a pass from Carolina’s Cam..." December 06

  • Detroit Lions lose cornerback Quandre Diggs for season

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions' remarkable run of good health appears to have come to an end. NFL Network reported today that nickel cornerback Quandre Diggs suffered a season-ending injury in Sunday's 28-13 win over the New Orleans Saints. Diggs, who's scheduled for further examination on Tuesday, left..." December 06

  • Bears Place QB Jay Cutler On I.R. Claim CB Johnthan Banks Off Waivers From Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "Brad Biggs reports that the Bears have claimed CB Johnthan Banks off of waivers from the Lions on Monday and placed QB Jay Cutler on injured reserve. Cutler, 33, is in the third year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary..." December 06

  • Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are dominating the Pro Bowl vote

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Cowboys are once again America's Team, and if you need proof of that, just look at the Pro Bowl voting. After roughly six weeks of voting, the Cowboys have been the clear winners on America's ballot with Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott ranking as the top two vote-getters in..." December 05

  • Doug Pederson has been assured he'll return as Eagles coach in '17

    ESPN "With the Eagles faltering, coach Doug Pederson has come under heavier scrutiny of late. His team has dropped seven of nine, including a 32-14 defeat at the hands of the struggling Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, to fall to 5-7 and out of the playoff picture following a 3-0 start. Play on both..." December 05

  • Odell Beckham Doesn’t Want to Blame Refs For Loss, Then He Blames the Refs

    Black Sports Online "Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not pleased with the officiating crew that handled yesterdays Giants v. Steelers game, a loss for the Giants halting their six game win streak. OBJ got into several discussions with Terry McAulay’s crew during the game and implied there is some..." December 05

  • Julio Jones dealing with turf toe

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Falcons are fighting to hold onto their lead in the NFC South after a tough loss on Sunday, and they are hoping their most explosive playmaker can battle through his latest injury. Julio Jones, who has dealt with a number of minor injuries this season, was hobbled late in Sunday’s..." December 05

  • Broncos Claim Veteran RB Justin Forsett Off Waivers From Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Denver Broncos have claimed veteran RB Justin Forsett off of waivers from the Lions on Monday, according to Adam Schefter. Forsett is reunited with HC Gary Kubiak, whom he played for while with the Texans. Forsett, 31, was actually among the team’s roster cuts coming out of the preseason..." December 05

  • Cardinals' Bruce Arians says lack of friends discredits retirement report

    Sporting News "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians strongly denied the CBS Sports report over the weekend claiming his "confidants" believed he'd retire after the 2016 season. "First of all, I don't have that many friends," Arians joked on his appearance with "Bickley & Marotta" on Arizona sports radio. Then he..." December 05

  • Bills place Percy Harvin on non-football illness list

    Pro Football Talk "The Percy Harvin first annual unretirement has ended. There was one? The Bills have announced that Harvin has been placed on the non-football illness list. Harvin had missed the last two games with an “illness” designation; prior to the Week 12 win over the Jaguars, the illness reportedly was a..." December 05

  • Ron Rivera 'very comfortable' with decision to bench Cam Newton

    USA Today "One day after facing intense scrutiny for his unorthodox move, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he remains satisfied with his decision to bench star quarterback Cam Newton for a dress code violation. “I’m very comfortable with it,” Rivera said Monday afternoon during a press conference...." December 05

  • Cam Newton & Ron Rivera: The Wardrobe Confrontation At Team Bus

    TMZ "Here it is ... the moment Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confronted Cam Newton about his dress code violation before the team trip to Seattle ... and TMZ Sports has the video. It all went down on Saturday at the bay area hotel where the team had been staying since playing the Raiders in..." December 05