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2022 NFL season's early top-10 safeties: Derwin James at No. 1; rookies paying immediate dividends
Safeties play a critical role in today's NFL. So, who are the top dogs at the position in the early goings of the 2022 season? The Next Gen Stats analytics team's top-10 ranking spotlights familiar names, breakout studs and instant-impact rookies.
Vikings officially hire Rams OC Kevin O'Connell as new head coach
New Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell, some two weeks after reaching an agreement with the club to replace Mike Zimmer, can finally wear some purple. The Vikings officially hired the Rams offensive coordinator on Wednesday.
Revamped and determined defense ready to help Vikings challenge Packers for NFC North
After a poor performance last season, a restocked Minnesota Vikings defense is determined to return to the dominant form it once embodied under Mike Zimmer, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
2021 NFL season: One Making the Leap candidate for each NFC team
Is Bears WR Darnell Mooney about establish himself as a preeminent deep threat? Will Daniel Jones flourish with the Giants' upgraded weaponry? Can Trevon Diggs lock down one side of the field for the Cowboys? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights one Making the Leap candidate for each NFC team.
State of the 2021 Minnesota Vikings: Time for Mike Zimmer's crew to strike
Can Mike Zimmer and the Vikings push the Packers for the NFC North title, regardless of Aaron Rodgers' status? Adam Rank takes stock of where Minnesota stands heading toward the 2021 season.
Top five pass-catching tandems in the NFL; Cowboys' offense worthy of the hype
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks unveils his ranking of the NFL's top five pass-catching tandems in the wake of the Julio Jones trade. Plus, why the confidence of one key Cowboys player is justified and a look at how the Vikings could bounce back on defense.
NFC East roster reset: Cowboys the favorites with Dak Prescott back in the saddle?
As we hurtle toward the 2021 NFL Draft, where do NFC East teams stand? Nick Shook provides the biggest offseason addition, most impactful loss and top draft priority for each of the division's four teams.
After Vikings' nightmarish defensive season, Mike Zimmer rejuvenated following free agency
Following the trials and tribulations of 2020, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer is excited to tackle the 2021 campaign with a host of new defensive players.
2021 NFL free agency: Best fits for Jadeveon Clowney, Carlos Dunlap and more
After the first wave of free agency, there are still number of impact players on the open market. Where could they be headed? Nick Shook reveals team fits for notable free agents.
2021 NFL free agency guide: Which teams will be spenders? Which players could be traded?
With the NFL's salary cap dropping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, free agency feels more unpredictable than ever before. Not to fret! Gregg Rosenthal provides a big-picture guide explaining which teams could be spenders, which players might be traded and much, much more.
Packers' system elevating Aaron Rodgers; Bills' brilliant move
The secret to Aaron Rodgers' success in 2020? Bucky Brooks says it's the Packers' system. Plus, why Bills receiver Stefon Diggs could be the acquisition of the year.
Thursday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 1
A trio of Chiefs defensive players -- and one Texans running back -- sustained injuries in the season opener on Thursday night. Also, Bears running back David Montgomery (hamstring) told reporters he's a step closer to finally feeling healthy ahead of their season opener.
Wednesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 1
Titans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and linebacker Vic Beasley will practice for the first time today. Here's other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Wednesday.
NFC East roster reset: What's next for high-profile division?
Did the Eagles finally fix a longtime Achilles' heel? How will the Cowboys replace a massive loss in the secondary? And what's next for the rebuilding Giants and Redskins? Gennaro Filice explores the state of each NFC East team heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
2020 NFL mock draft ... with a twist! What teams SHOULD do
Tired of reading the same prospect-team groupthink? Adam Rank delivers a mock draft based on what clubs SHOULD do in Round 1. His recommendation calls for the Patriots to end a surprising slide.
2017 NFL Draft do-over: Mahomes to Browns; Bears skip QB
Adam Rank revisits the 2017 NFL Draft. Just how high does Christian McCaffrey rise? Where do Deshaun Watson and his fellow quarterbacks end up?
Chiefs CB Ward leads NFL in performance-based pay
Charvarius Ward of the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs leads the list of the top performance-based pay distributions as he earned $428,335 in incentive-based pay.
Zach Ertz plays through rib injuries in Eagles' defeat
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz told reporters he played with two non-displaced rib fractures in Sunday's wild-card loss: "I wanted to play for this city."
Roundup: Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz questionable
The Philadelphia Eagles overcame a load of injuries to claw their way to an NFC East title, and they might get a few key players back for the playoffs. Plus, other injury news from around the NFL.
Roundup: Eagles rule out Zach Ertz (ribs) for Sunday
The Philadelphia Eagles will have to win the NFC East without Zach Ertz. The Pro Bowl tight end was ruled out Friday for this weekend's game vs. the Giants due to a ribs injury.
Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson among Players of the Week
They're running! Week 9's Offensive Player of the Week recipients -- Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson -- are less than three weeks removed from going head to head on the field.
Rank's 11 Week 7 sleepers: Roll with Minshew
Despite a rough outing, don't be shy to start Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew against a struggling Cincinnati Bengals defense this week. Adam Rank provides 11 fantasy sleepers for Week 7.
Roundup: Amari Cooper (ankle) limited at practice
The Colts are still without two of their best players as they prepare for the Raiders. WR T.Y. Hilton, who's dealing with a quad injury, and LB Darius Leonard, who's been out with a concussion, aren't practicing Wednesday.
Week 3 injury report for Sunday's NFL games
Week 3 is here! Check out the full tally of the official injury report and gameday designations for all 14 Sunday games.
Xavier Woods bats down Brady's fourth-down pass to Otton
Carolina Panthers safety Xavier Woods bats down Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady's fourth-down pass to tight end Cade Otton.
Previewing Panthers' 2022 floor and ceiling
See what changes the Carolina Panthers made to their roster this past off-season along with predictions on their best and worst case scenarios.
Xavier Woods intercepts Matthew Stafford's pass in a different area code
Minnesota Vikings free safety Xavier Woods intercepts Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford's pass in a different area code.
Xavier Woods breezes by Chase Claypool off the edge for blitzing TFL
Minnesota Vikings safety Xavier Woods breezes by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool off the edge for blitzing TFL.
PFF: Vikings' five highest-graded players through 9 weeks
Check out the Minnesota Vikings' top five PFF grades through the first nine weeks of the 2021 season.
Xavier Woods looks like heat-seeking missile with sack-fumble on safety blitz
Minnesota Vikings safety Xavier Woods looks like a heat-seeking missile forcing a fumble on a safety blitz.
Tip-drill INT! Xavier Woods swipes Harrison Smith's batted ball for pick
Minnesota Vikings safety Xavier Woods swipes Vikings safety Harrison Smith's batted ball for an interception.
Xavier Woods picks off Kyler Murray's ill-advised downfield heave
Minnesota Vikings safety Xavier Woods picks off Kyler Murray's ill-advised downfield heave.
Where do the Vikings stand entering 2021 draft? | 'Around the NFL'
The "Around the NFL" crew discuss the Minnesota Vikings entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
Cowboys vs. Giants highlights | Week 17
Watch highlights from the Week 17 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
Peyton Barber bruises his way to strong fourth-down pickup
Washington Football Team running back Peyton Barber bruises his way for a 2-yard gain on fourth-and-1 against the Dallas Cowboys for a first down.
Crazy endings of the week | Week 11
Watch the crazy endings of Week 11 during the NFL 2020 season.
Slater: Cowboys defense to have 'a lot of exotic looks' under Mike Nolan
NFL Network's Jane Slater shares the latest news for the Dallas Cowboys before their Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Xavier Woods says he would pay Dak Prescott 'whatever he wants'
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods breaks down Super Bowl LIV matchups and shares his opinion on quarterback Dak Prescott's contract value.
Redskins vs. Cowboys highlights | Week 17
Watch highlights from the Week 17 game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.
Xavier Woods swallows up Sanders on third down
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods swallows up Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders on third down.
Bills vs. Cowboys highlights | Week 13
Watch highlights from the Week 13 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys vs. Giants highlights | Week 9
Watch the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants highlights in Week 9 of the 2019 season.
Xavier Woods runs under Daniel Jones' deep heave for INT
Dallas Cowboys defensive back Xavier Woods picks off New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones.
Eagles vs. Cowboys highlights | Week 7
Watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys highlights from Week 7 of the 2019 season.
Xavier Woods brings Eagles' drive to an abrupt halt with INT
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods brings Eagles' drive to an abrupt halt with interception.
Cowboys vs. Redskins highlights | Week 2
Watch the highlights from the Week 2 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins.
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods felt 'disrespected' by critics saying Cowboys needed new free safety
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods joins NFL Network's Jane Slater for an interview at training camp.
McCoy's fluttering pass picked off by Xavier Woods
Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods intercepts Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy.