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Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett communicates 'nonstop' with Russell Wilson: 'We're joined at the hip'
Mar 27, 2022
The Broncos had been in search of a QB for years. Russell Wilson was looking for a new NFL home for at least a year. That explains the pure joy emanating out of Denver in the aftermath of their alliance. First-year HC Nathaniel Hackett said he and his new QB are already in constant communication.
Bruce Arians: Buccaneers 'would've turned over every stone' for a QB had Tom Brady stayed retired
Mar 26, 2022
Tom Brady was always the apple of Bruce Arians' eye this offseason. But if the legendary quarterback was going to remain retired, the Buccaneers were prepared to go all-in on acquiring another starter. The process, in fact, had already begun.
Bills' Sean McDermott looking for Josh Allen to run less in 2022: 'We want to evolve'
Mar 26, 2022
As Josh Allen prepares for his fifth NFL season, his coach expects him to continue improving. Sean McDermott also wants his superstar QB to do it in a slightly different manner. That is, he wants Allen to run less.
Chargers signing TE Gerald Everett to two-year, $12 million deal
Mar 20, 2022
Justin Herbert has a new toy to play with. The Chargers are signing veteran tight end Gerald Everett to a two-year, $12 million deal, Ian Rapoport reports. The pact includes $8 million fully guaranteed and a max value of $13.5 million.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford signs four-year, $160M extension
Mar 19, 2022
After paying off in his first year in Los Angeles, Matthew Stafford is cashing in. The Rams and the Super Bowl-winning QB have agreed to a four-year, $160 million extension that includes $135 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport reports.
Browns send Case Keenum to Bills for 2022 7th-round pick; Cleveland signing Jacoby Brissett
Mar 19, 2022
The Browns are trading backup quarterback Case Keenum to the Bills for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, Tom Pelissero reports. Cleveland has also agreed to terms with former Dolphins and Colts QB Jacoby Brissett.
Von Miller hints at potential reunion with Broncos ahead of free agency
Mar 07, 2022
As he prepared to play in Super Bowl LVI for the Rams, Von Miller reiterated that he never wanted to leave the Broncos. In the aftermath of victory, the star linebacker might be preparing a return to Denver. Miller shared a series of social media posts on Monday hinting at a possible reunion with the Broncos.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers torn on where he wants to play in 2022
Mar 04, 2022
Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play in 2022. He just isn't sure where yet.
As Green Bay awaits his decision, the reigning MVP is torn on whether to return to the Packers and is going back and forth on what he wants, Ian Rapoport reports.
Commanders offered multiple first-round picks for Russell Wilson; Seahawks declined
Mar 04, 2022
The Commanders believe they're a quarterback away from contention. The Seahawks are not partnering in that pursuit. Washington offered multiple first-round picks for star Russell Wilson, but the proposition didn't go anywhere, Ian Rapoport reports.
Scott Fitterer: Panthers aiming for 'best available' with No. 6 pick but will 'be aggressive' in adding a QB
Mar 03, 2022
The Panthers were in prime position to select a quarterback high in last year's draft but chose not to. They're in even better position this year, and are even more interested in adding one, but again might pass. GM Scott Fitterer assured the club is determined to improve its QB room regardless.
Ron Rivera: Commanders 'being very proactive' in pursuit of franchise QB
Mar 01, 2022
A year ago, the Commanders were in position to trade up for a QB on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft and ultimately decided to stand pat. If Ron Rivera's comments Tuesday are any indication, the club is pursuing a new starter much more intently this offseason.
Buccaneers' Pro Bowl guard Ali Marpet announces retirement after seven seasons
Feb 27, 2022
Ali Marpet is coming off the best season of his career. He plans for it to be his last. The Buccaneers guard announced via Instagram on Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL. The 28-year-old Marpet was a Pro Bowler in 2021, his seventh season.
Bengals safety Jessie Bates hopes to sign long-term deal, avoid tag: 'You only get one shot at this'
Feb 23, 2022
Decisions must be made between Jessie Bates and the Bengals in the coming weeks, with the fourth-year safety eligible for the franchise tag or free agency. After breaking out in 2020 and taking a star turn in the 2021 playoffs, Bates wants to re-sign with Cincinnati but avoid playing under the tag.
Pro Bowl CB J.C. Jackson says Patriots 'feel like they don't need me' as contract talks remain silent
Feb 22, 2022
No NFL player has ever recorded more interceptions in their first four seasons than J.C. Jackson. Mr. INT's next takeaway might not come as easy. As the franchise-tag window opened Tuesday, the Pro Bowl cornerback said the Patriots have not discussed a new contract with him.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor in line for lucrative contract extension after Super Bowl LVI
Feb 13, 2022
After leading the Bengals on an improbable run to Super Bowl LVI, set to kick off in a few hours, Zac Taylor has positioned himself for a nice payday. Ian Rapoport reports the third-year coach's representation will sit down with the club after the season and begin to hammer out a lucrative contract extension.
Saints adding Alabama OL coach, former Jaguars coach Doug Marrone to offensive staff
Feb 09, 2022
Tasked to take the baton from Sean Payton and continue the Saints' prestige, new coach Dennis Allen is turning to an old colleague who helped build the foundation in New Orleans. The Saints are hiring Alabama offensive line coach Doug Marrone for a key role on their offensive staff, Ian Rapoport reports.
Bill Belichick salutes Tom Brady amid retirement: 'The best player in NFL history'
Feb 02, 2022
One day after Tom Brady confirmed he is retiring from football, and deservedly drew praise from across the sports and entertainment landscape, his former head coach weighed in. Bill Belichick, in fact, offered about as big of a compliment as can be given to a player.
Jimmie Ward: 49ers 'confused' Aaron Rodgers in defensive masterpiece vs. Packers
Jan 23, 2022
The Packers' 10 points were the fewest in 21 career playoff starts for Aaron Rodgers, who got off to a hot start before 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans & Co. cooled off the presumptive MVP in a shocking turn of events at Lambeau Field on Saturday night.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expresses frustration with WR Amari Cooper
Jan 22, 2022
There's no joy in Dallas these days, and mighty Jerry Jones is still swinging. His latest target is Amari Cooper. During a Friday interview with 105.3 The Fan in which the Cowboys owner offered praise to QB Dak Prescott and coordinators Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn, Jones did not hide his disappointment in the four-time Pro Bowl WR.
Browns QB Baker Mayfield undergoes successful shoulder surgery: 'This is not the end of my story'
Jan 19, 2022
Baker Mayfield underwent repair for his torn labrum Wednesday and posted a short video afterward deeming it a "complete success." He is expected to begin light throwing in April, but a full recovery will require 4-6 months.
Titans not activating RB Derrick Henry for Sunday's game vs. Texans
Jan 08, 2022
Derrick Henry returned to practice this week. He'll need more time before he's back on the playing field. The Titans announced they did not activate their All-Pro back Saturday and he will thus not play versus the Texans in Week 18.
Georgia, Alabama advance to 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Dec 31, 2021
The rematch is on. After routing their respective semifinal opponents, the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) and No. 3 seed Georgia Bulldogs (13-1) will play for the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 10, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Russell Wilson on Seahawks' home finale vs. Lions: 'I hope it's not my last game' in Seattle
Dec 30, 2021
Russell Wilson's time with the Seahawks is not unlimited. Judging from his comments Thursday, it might soon be running out. The superstar QB said he wasn't sure if Sunday would be his last home game with the Seahawks.
Trent Williams' return to being NFL's top tackle powered by gratitude after terminal cancer diagnosis
Dec 22, 2021
Trent Williams is maximizing his potential in his "second chance" -- in the NFL and at life. The 49ers veteran talks to Adam Maya about his return to the field after a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2019.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott denies he's in a slump, 'but I'm definitely not up to my standards'
Dec 16, 2021
Whether Dak Prescott is in a slump has been a sore subject this week in Dallas. Jerry Jones didn't want to use the S-word himself, but admitted it was an appropriate description of his quarterback's recent play. Mike McCarthy disagreed with the notion that the Pro Bowler is slumping. Prescott concurred with his coach.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh 'plans' for Lamar Jackson (ankle) to start vs. Packers in Week 15
Dec 13, 2021
John Harbaugh isn't the most communicative coach when it comes to injuries. But he was willing to offer an update on Lamar Jackson -- and Ravens fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. The star QB does not have a high-ankle sprain and is expected to start versus the Packers in Week 15.
Urban Meyer takes aim at internal leaks after Jaguars fall to Titans: 'That's nonsense, that's garbage'
Dec 12, 2021
Jacksonville was shut out at Tennessee, 20-0 -- its third 20-point defeat in four weeks and fifth straight loss overall. Much of the conversation afterward, however, was centered on reports of turbulence between Urban Meyer and the Jaguars.
Lincoln Riley details why he left Oklahoma for USC: 'We can build one of the best rosters in the country'
Dec 09, 2021
The scuttlebutt long had been if Lincoln Riley was going to leave Oklahoma it would be for the NFL. The Cowboys expressed interest after jettisoning Jason Garrett following the 2019 season, and have other teams in recent years. Riley, thus, shocked and shook up the sport last week when he departed Oklahoma for USC.
Giants QB Daniel Jones likely out multiple weeks with neck injury
Dec 05, 2021
Mike Glennon has made only five starts over the past four seasons. He might get a few more with the Giants this December. Daniel Jones will likely be out multiple weeks while dealing with a neck injury, Ian Rapoport reports.
Matt Rhule: Cam Newton will remain Panthers' starter following rough outing vs. Dolphins
Nov 28, 2021
Cam Newton didn't finish the Panthers' blowout loss in Miami. He'll start their next game in Carolina. The former MVP struggled mightily Sunday before being replaced by P.J. Walker, but coach Matt Rhule said Newton will remain QB1 moving forward.
Titans WR A.J. Brown (chest) placed on injured reserve, expected to return in December
Nov 27, 2021
A.J. Brown's chest injury will keep him out a while. The Titans placed their top wideout on injured reserve Saturday, which sidelines him for at least the next three games. Ian Rapoport reported Brown's injury isn't considered season-ending and he should be back in December.
Cam Newton: Carolina homecoming 'special day for me' despite loss to Washington
Nov 21, 2021
Thirteen years to the day Cam Newton was arrested for stealing a laptop while at the University of Florida, the veteran QB made his highly-anticipated return to Carolina. Newton got the start, his first in just his second game since reuniting with the Panthers, but was unable to lead a last-minute scoring drive in a 27-21 loss to Washington.
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) activated off IR ahead of Cowboys game
Nov 20, 2021
The Chiefs are getting one of their top weapons back this weekend ahead of a potential high-scoring affair. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was activated off injured reserve Saturday, clearing his path to play Sunday versus the Cowboys. The second-year RB has been sidelined since spraining his MCL in Week 5.
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) added to injury report again, questionable vs. Bears
Nov 20, 2021
Lamar Jackson is still sick. And it's left his status for Sunday's game against the Bears in question. One day after being a full participant in practice, the Ravens QB was added to the injury report and listed as questionable with an illness.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger activated from reserve/COVID-19 list, to start vs. Chargers
Nov 20, 2021
Big Ben is back. The Steelers announced Saturday that QB Ben Roethlisberger has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list "after passing the NFL's required" protocols. He's expected to start Sunday night versus the Chargers.
Cam Newton runs for TD on first snap vs. Cardinals, throws TD on second play: 'I'm back!'
Nov 14, 2021
It took all of one play for Cam Newton to make a booming announcement to the football world: "I'm back!" The former MVP repeated that roar after rushing for a 2-yard touchdown on his first snap of the 2021 season. His second snap resulted in a passing touchdown.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: Injured finger 'feels pretty dang close' to 100 percent
Nov 11, 2021
Doctors told Russell Wilson he'd be out between 6-8 weeks. That wasn't going to fly for one of the NFL's most maniacal competitors. The 10th-year veteran veteran had never missed a game, much less multiple weeks. Wilson, as he's wont to do amid adversity, just worked harder.
Former Pro Bowl RB Frank Gore to fight ex-NBA star Deron Williams in heavyweight boxing match
Nov 09, 2021
Frank Gore, the NFL's third all-time leading rusher, will take on retired NBA standout Deron Williams in a heavyweight match on Saturday, Dec. 18. The two boxing neophytes are the undercard for Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, as part of a Showtime pay-per-view event that kicks off at 9 p.m. ET at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
Baker Mayfield: Browns 'are bought in' following big win over Bengals, Odell Beckham's release
Nov 07, 2021
With the 4-4 Browns seemingly at a crossroads, embattled QB Baker Mayfield put together perhaps his finest performance of the season in a 41-16 win over the Bengals. He was equally impressive in how he addressed Odell Beckham's departure, which followed a tumultuous week involving the star wideout.
Jaguars LB Josh Allen sacks, intercepts Bills QB Josh Allen to make NFL history
Nov 07, 2021
In a rare showdown between opponents with the same listed name, Jaguars LB Josh Allen sacked and intercepted Bills QB Josh Allen and recovered his fumble in a shocking 9-6 Jacksonville upset. All three plays were firsts for two players sharing a first and last name.
Saints inquired about Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater before trade deadline
Nov 07, 2021
The QB position is, and likely will be, the Saints' biggest question in the aftermath of losing Jameis Winston for the rest of the season to injury. Just before the trade deadline, New Orleans tried to secure a familiar answer. The Saints reached out to the Broncos to propose a swap for Teddy Bridgewater, Tom Pelissero reported.
Odell Beckham, Browns finalize agreement granting his release; WR to hit waivers Monday
Nov 06, 2021
Odell Beckham will officially be waived by the Browns next week. He might become a free agent for the first time in his career soon after. OBJ and the Browns signed their settlement to finalize his release and send him to waivers on Monday, Ian Rapoport reports.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) to start vs. Bears on 'MNF' despite new ailment
Nov 06, 2021
A right shoulder injury for Ben Roethlisberger surfaced in Friday's injury report. The Steelers QB was already limited in practice this week by nagging hip and pectoral injuries. None of it will ultimately sideline him for Monday Night Football against the Bears.
Bucs reward fan who gave back Tom Brady's 600th-TD ball with season tickets, signed memorabilia
Oct 25, 2021
Byron Kennedy wasn't supposed to receive Tom Brady's 600th-touchdown football. He's being rewarded handsomely for giving it back. The Buccaneers are giving Kennedy two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats, $1,000 credit at the team store, and two season passes for the remainder of this season and 2022.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa on Watson trade chatter: 'I do hear it. I just don't listen to it'
Oct 24, 2021
The Dolphins' purported interest in Deshaun Watson took center stage this past week in the buildup to the NFL's Nov. 2 trade deadline. Tua Tagovailoa did all he could Sunday to adjust that spotlight.
Patrick Mahomes feeling 'fine' after exiting early in Chiefs' loss to Titans
Oct 24, 2021
Patrick Mahomes had a rough day, and it ended early. The Chiefs' all-world quarterback was knocked out midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans. Mahomes would clear the concussion protocol, but Andy Reid opted to shut him down with the game already decided.
J.J. Watt on facing struggling Texans for first time: 'It hurts me to see where it is now'
Oct 21, 2021
J.J. Watt, the greatest player in the history of the Texans franchise, can barely recognize the team that parted ways with him in February. It'll make for a polarizing reunion Sunday when the Cardinals defensive end takes on his former team for the first time.
Browns activate WR Jarvis Landry (knee) from IR ahead of 'TNF' vs. Broncos
Oct 21, 2021
Calling the Browns banged up would be an understatement. But not all injury news is bad news for Cleveland heading into Thursday Night Football. WR Jarvis Landry has been activated from injured reserve in time to take on the Broncos
Derrick Henry gives Titans 'big shot of life' in win over Bills
Oct 19, 2021
Derrick Henry is producing the best encore to a 2,000-yard season in NFL history. The show continued Monday night with another virtuoso performance. Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Tennessee edged Buffalo, 34-31, in a battle of division leaders.
Panthers place RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) on IR
Oct 16, 2021
Christian McCaffrey will be gone till November. The Panthers placed their star running back on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for at least three more games. McCaffrey had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings after suffering a setback in practice this week.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton met with Andrew Luck while recently pondering retirement: 'I almost hung it up'
Oct 14, 2021
T.Y. Hilton returned to practice Wednesday and could return to the playing field Sunday. After undergoing neck surgery just before the season, the Colts wideout was contemplating whether he'd return to the game of football.