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Saints preparing to start Andy Dalton with Jameis Winston doubtful to play; Michael Thomas ruled out vs. Vikings
The Saints are preparing Andy Dalton to start as coach Dennis Allen declared QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) as doubtful to play vs. the Vikings. Wideout Michael Thomas has been ruled out.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Thursday, Sept. 29
NFL.com keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit NFL.com's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.
Vikings pass rusher Za'Darius Smith amped to play Packers: 'That's why I'm here now. So I can play them twice a year'
Minnesota pass rusher Za'Darius Smith, who played in just one game during the 2021 season due to a back injury, believes he was treated poorly in his third and final season in Green Bay and is happy to have the opportunity to vent his frustrations playing for the Vikings against his old squad on Sunday.
2022 NFL season preview: Ranking all eight divisions
Jeffri Chadiha ranks all eight divisions entering the 2022 NFL season. Could this year's AFC West be the best division in NFL history? Can the NFC West's Rams fend off the rest of the conference and reach a second straight Super Bowl?
Training Camp Buzz: Derrick Henry working hard to avoid complacency; Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson growing confident
How big of a workload does Titans RB Derrick Henry expect as he enters 2022 healthy? How is Aidan Hutchinson progressing amid his first training camp? Find out other interesting items we're tracking from today's training camps.
State of the 2022 Minnesota Vikings: Can Kevin O'Connell get more out of Kirk Cousins?
Will first-time head coach Kevin O'Connell coax better play out of veteran QB Kirk Cousins in Minnesota? Adam Rank checks in on the state of the Vikings in 2022.
Vikings pass rushers Za'Darius Smith, Danielle Hunter 'a scary look' for opposing quarterbacks
New Vikings pass rusher Za'Darius Smith believes he and Danielle Hunter have the potential to become the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL.
NFL pass rusher relocations: How will Randy Gregory, Khalil Mack, Von Miller fare on new teams?
A number of big-name pass rushers have been on the move this offseason, including Randy Gregory, Khalil Mack and Von Miller. How will they fare with new teams? Maurice Jones-Drew examines seven sack artists' relocations, providing 2022 stat projections and analysis.
Vikings signing former Packers OLB Za'Darius Smith to three-year, $42M deal
Za'Darius Smith has agreed to terms with the Vikings on a three-year deal. Smith's contract has a base value of $42 million and can be worth up to $47 million with incentives.
2022 NFL free agency: Latest league news from Monday, March 21
Baltimore's utility man is staying in Charm City. The Ravens agreed Monday to a three-year deal with fullback Patrick Ricard. Plus, the Giants added a RB, and a veteran QB returned to Buffalo.
Za'Darius Smith no longer signing with Ravens, remains a free agent
Za'Darius Smith isn't headed back to Baltimore, after all. The veteran pass rusher is no longer signing with the Ravens and remains a free agent, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.
Ex-Packers pass rusher Za'Darius Smith returning to Ravens on four-year, $35M contract
Za'Darius Smith agreed to a four-year, $35 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported.
Packers agree to terms with Preston Smith on four-year, $52.5M extension; Za'Darius Smith released
The Green Bay Packers are splitting up the Smith Bros. Preston Smith is getting a contract extension to remain in Green Bay, while Za'Darius Smith is being released.
Restructure or release? Ezekiel Elliott, Michael Thomas among eight NFC players to keep an eye on
Is Ezekiel Elliott's massive salary still tenable for the Cowboys? What's the plan with Michael Thomas in New Orleans? Will the Packers cut Za'Darius Smith? Cynthia Frelund spotlights eight NFC players who could be due for a restructure or outright release.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Tuesday, Jan. 18
The Packers might finally get two of their best defenders back this week. Coach Matt LaFleur said pass rusher Za'Darius Smith and CB Jaire Alexander will practice Tuesday and he's hopeful they'll play Saturday. Also, the latest NFL roster and injury news from Tuesday.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Jan. 10
The Eagles RB room could be back to full strength ahead of Saturday's playoff clash with the Buccaneers. Plus, other news from around the NFL.
Packers' Za'Darius Smith undergoes back surgery, expected to remain out for extended period of time
Packers' standout pass rusher Za'Darius Smith is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time after undergoing back surgery this week, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
'Monday Night Football' preview: What to watch for in Lions-Packers
NFL.com's Jelani Scott breaks down four things to watch for when the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
Packers placing edge rusher Za'Darius Smith (back) on IR
The Packers will try to bounce back from their blowout Week 1 loss without star pass rusher Za'Darius Smith. Coach Matt LaFleur said Smith will go on IR as he continues to deal with a back issue that had him listed as questionable for the season opener.
Injury roundup: Giants running back Saquon Barkley expected to play against Broncos
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, fully cleared by doctors following a strong week of practice, is expected to play against the Denver Broncos, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 60-51: Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson make debuts
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
NFC North training camp preview: Will Justin Fields show out? Will Aaron Rodgers show up?
Will Justin Fields force the Bears to start him? Will Aaron Rodgers force the Packers to trade him? And who DOESN'T have cornerback questions in the NFC North? Tom Blair provides a training camp preview for the division, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
NFL Championship Sunday game picks: Buccaneers edge Packers; Chiefs outlast Bills
Who will prevail in a dream quarterback matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers? Can the breakout Bills knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs? Gregg Rosenthal picks the winner of each NFL conference championship game.
Championship Sunday: 16 things to watch in NFC, AFC title games
How will Josh Allen's Bills and Andy Reid's Chiefs counter each other? Is there any better matchup than Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady? Gregg Rosenthal lists 16 things to watch on Championship Sunday.
Za'Darius Smith contains Dalton for sack on third-down
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith contains quarterback Andy Dalton for sack on third-down.
Jason McCourty's top defensive plays from Week 1
NFL Network's Jason McCourty shares his top defensive plays from Week 1.
Za'Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter on Week 1 win vs. Packers
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith and defensive end Danielle Hunter on Week 1 win against the Green Bay Packers.
Vikings' best defensive plays vs. Packers | Week 1
Watch all of the best defensive plays made by the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.
Za'Darius Smith's bear-crawl celebration after sacking Rodgers is epic
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Vikings to watch on improved defense in Week 1 vs. Packers | Baldy's Breakdowns
NFL analyst Brian Baldinger takes a deep look at the Minnesota Vikings defensive front and the improvements they made heading into the 2022 season.
Za'Darius Smith: We're bringing 'Purple People Eaters' back to Vikings
Minnesota Vikings linebackers Za'Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter join "Inside Training Camp Live."
Previewing Vikings' 2022 floor and ceiling
See what changes the Minnesota Vikings made to their roster this past off-season along with predictions on their best and worst case scenarios.
Best under-the-radar offseason move? | 'GMFB'
"GMFB" discuss what the best under-the-radar move this offseason was.
Garafolo: Za'Darius Smith agrees to three-year, $42M contract with Vikings
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo: Linebacker Za'Darius Smith agrees to a three-year, $42M contract with Minnesota Vikings.
Garafolo discusses what's next for Za'Darius Smith after not signing with Ravens
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo discusses what's next for Za'Darius Smith after not signing with Ravens.
Garafolo: Za'Darius Smith no longer signing with Ravens
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo says that free agent outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith is no longer signing with the Baltimore Ravens.
Palmer: Chiefs eyeing Za'Darius Smith following LB's release from Packers
NFL Media's James Palmer breaks down the Kansas City Chiefs free agency needs on defense.
Rapoport: Packers release Za'Darius Smith
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports on the Green Bay Packers releasing linebacker Za'Darius Smith.
Frelund: Chances of notable NFC players being released or traded
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund examines the chances of notable NFC players being released or traded in the 2022 NFL offseason.
Willie McGinest projects potential new homes for multiple stars in '22 | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's Willie McGinest projects potential new homes for multiple stars in '22 on 'NFL Total Access'.
Za'Darius Smith steamrolls through OL for first sack since Week 1 injury
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith steamrolls through OL for first sack since Week 1 injury.
Rapoport: Za'Darius Smith fully cleared for playoffs
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith fully cleared for playoffs.
Rapoport: Packers placing Za'Darius Smith on injured reserve
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Green Bay Packers will be placing linebacker Za'Darius Smith on injured reserve.
Pelissero: Za'Darius Smith's injury status is one to monitor ahead of Week 1
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero offers an update on Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith's injury status ahead of their matchup with the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Za'Darius Smith fools Packers fans with tweet
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith tweets he needs a realtor and fools Packers fans into thinking he's being traded.
2021 Superstar Club: Baldy, Douzable break down who's in, out
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger and Leger Douzable explain which players are in and out of the superstar club entering 2021.
Casserly's keys to victory for Bucs vs. Packers
NFL Network's Charley Casserly breaks down his keys to victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Rams vs. Packers highlights | NFC Divisional Round
Watch the game highlights from the NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers.