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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.
Colts signing former Chargers K Michael Badgley to practice squad
Oct 13, 2021
In need of insurance for Rodrigo Blankenship, the Colts are investing in the Money Badger. Indianapolis is signing Mike Badgley to its practice squad following a Wednesday workout, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), QB Daniel Jones (concussion) exit early in loss to Cowboys
Oct 10, 2021
Giants RB Saquon Barkley suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter. Late in the second quarter, QB Daniel Jones was carted off after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit as he tried to barrel into the end zone. Both were ruled out in the first half, as was WR Kenny Golladay.
Von Miller on facing Ravens: Time for Broncos 'to show what we've got against a worthy opponent'
Sep 30, 2021
It's been a while since the Broncos were in a big game. They're in one this weekend against the Ravens and former MVP Lamar Jackson. It has Denver LB Von Miller telling his teammates "it's really like a playoff game."
Giants HC Joe Judge: OC Jason Garrett, DC Patrick Graham will continue calling plays
Sep 27, 2021
The Giants went winless in September. If New York's fortunes are going to change soon, it won't be the result of a staff shakeup. Amid questions about his coordinators, Judge told reporters Monday that OC Jason Garrett and DC Patrick Graham will continue calling plays. Naturally, he was asked why.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) expected to miss a few weeks
Sep 24, 2021
Christian McCaffrey is going to miss some time again. The Panthers star running back is expected to be out a few weeks as the team continues to run tests on the hamstring injury that he suffered Thursday night, Ian Rapoport reports.
Packers RB Aaron Jones honors late father with 4 TDs in rout of Lions
Sep 21, 2021
Packers RB Aaron Jones recently dedicated the rest of his career to his father, who passed away during the offseason due to complications with COVID-19. In his first game at Lambeau Field without his father in attendance, Jones had a night to remember.
Texans QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) likely to miss multiple weeks, might land on IR
Sep 20, 2021
The Texans have looked like a different team than advertised with Tyrod Taylor on the field this season. They'll now be without him for a while. The veteran QB will likely miss multiple weeks of action because of his hamstring injury and could land on injured reserve, Tom Pelissero reports.
Jon Gruden: 'I felt like I died and woke up, and died again' in Raiders' wild win over Ravens
Sep 14, 2021
The Raiders thought they'd won. A touchdown was called, both benches emptied onto the field and fans started to exit. Then things really got crazy. Two turnovers later, Las Vegas claimed an overtime victory over Baltimore that neither team will soon forget.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott picks up where he left off in first game since ankle injury
Sep 10, 2021
Dak Prescott didn't throw for nearly a month of the preseason. He was on a pitch count when he finally resumed two weeks ago. There were no such limitations Thursday, as the Pro Bowl QB starred in the Cowboys' narrow loss to the Buccaneers in the NFL Kickoff Game.
Seahawks LT Duane Brown returns to practice, will play Week 1 vs. Colts
Sep 06, 2021
The Duane Brown saga seems to have come to an end. The Seahawks LT returned to practice Monday, ending a hold-in that began when training camp did. While Brown does not have the extension he sought, Ian Rapoport reports that his agent is in talks with Seattle regarding a contract adjustment.
Belichick on whether Cam Newton or Mac Jones will start Week 1: 'We still have a lot of decisions to make'
Aug 29, 2021
Following the Patriots' 22-20 win over the Giants on Sunday, coach Bill Belichick said he has yet to determine who'll be his starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Dolphins. Rookie Mac Jones' latest showing only made it a tougher call to go with incumbent Cam Newton.
Eagles' Jalen Hurts sent to hospital, 'going to be OK' after late scratch vs. Pats because of stomach illness
Aug 19, 2021
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was ruled out shortly after Thursday's kickoff against the Patriots and sent to the hospital with an illness. HC Nick Sirianni said afterward that Hurts experienced pain in his abdomen and was sent to the hospital to get evaluated. "Everything's good," Sirianni said.
Colts HC Frank Reich: Mixed performances a 'best-case scenario' for QBs Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger
Aug 15, 2021
Frank Reich has a lot to look at and think about regarding his quarterback situation. Either Jacob Eason or Sam Ehlinger will likely start the Colts' season opener in four weeks. Both appeared in their first ever preseason game Sunday, and they offered reasons for encouragement and concern in the process.
Belichick: Mac Jones exhibits 'some good things, plenty of things' to improve on in preseason debut
Aug 12, 2021
The numbers won't tell the story. One preseason game won't either. But Mac Jones looked like he belonged in his preseason pro debut. Cam Newton didn't look much different than he did the last time he took an NFL field.
Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) opting for rest, rehab over immediate surgery
Aug 01, 2021
Carson Wentz is holding off on surgery for now. The Colts QB plans to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days rather than undergo an immediate procedure, Ian Rapoport reports. This leaves the door open for Wentz to be available for Week 1.
Jerry Jones: Cowboys-Buccaneers in Kickoff Game is 'David against Goliath'
Jul 31, 2021
Jerry Jones knows how to buy and sell. He's done a fair share of both heading into the 2021 season, investing hundreds of millions to improve the Cowboys and marketing their Week 1 game against the Bucs as "David against Goliath."
Lamar Jackson eyes No. 1 jersey -- if the Ravens win the Super Bowl
Jul 27, 2021
A year ago, Lamar Jackson was the league's reigning MVP, an award voted on by media, and headed The Top 100 Players of 2020 list, an honor determined by his peers. In that same vein, he'd like his jersey number to reflect that position. But first, the Ravens QB feels he must earn it.
Aaron Rodgers plans to play for Green Bay Packers in 2021 season
Jul 26, 2021
It appears Aaron Rodgers' long summer of frustration with the Packers will end back where it started: with Rodgers under center for the green and gold. Rodgers has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for the Packers this season.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford: 'We're going to have a successful running game' despite Cam Akers' injury
Jul 26, 2021
The reverberations from Cam Akers' torn Achilles in Los Angeles' locker room are still being felt. Matthew Stafford, though, is most concerned with how Akers' season-ending injury affects the second-year back himself.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow healthy heading into training camp
Jul 25, 2021
The Bengals start training camp Tuesday, and so will Joe Burrow. The second-year QB was not included on the team's physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists heading into camp and will be on the field and healthy when workouts commence, Ian Rapoport reports.
Deshaun Watson reports to Texans training camp Sunday, still seeks trade
Jul 25, 2021
Deshaun Watson was among the Texans QBs to report to training camp Sunday, Ian Rapoport reports. The embattled star was present for testing to begin entry into camp, though his stance about the organization and desire to be traded remains unchanged.
NFC West training camp preview: Rams turn to Matthew Stafford; Nick Bosa ready to lift 49ers?
Jul 13, 2021
Will Matthew Stafford deliver for the Rams? Can a healthy Nick Bosa get the 49ers back on track? Adam Maya provides a training camp preview for the NFC West, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers plans to 'figure things out in a couple weeks'
Jul 11, 2021
Deadlines force decisions, and Aaron Rodgers has a major one impending. Whether he will play for the Packers, or anyone, in 2021 has been the question of the offseason. The reigning league MVP finally intimated this weekend that he'll have an answer shortly.