List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Arc of History Bends a Knee Toward Kaepernick

The Arc of History Bends a Knee Toward Kaepernick

Within minutes of each other Wednesday afternoon, Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. spiked the proverbial football. NFL owners had just announced a new policy for the national anthem that… Read more »

Notebook: Former Bucs QB Freeman retires

Notebook: Former Bucs QB Freeman retires

Former first-round draft pick Josh Freeman retired after attempting a comeback in the Canadian Football League. Freeman spent most of his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who drafted… Read more »

Dolphins’ Scott among NFL players who have found secret weapon in Miami track coach Deem

Dolphins’ Scott among NFL players who have found secret weapon in Miami track coach Deem

After dealing with a foot injury last season, receiver Rashawn Scott knew he might need help to regain the speed and power needed to get back in the Miami Dolphins’… Read more »

The Patriots have serious competition at wide receiver

The Patriots have serious competition at wide receiver

Over the past five years, the New England Patriots have traditionally held five wide receivers on the roster, in addition to special teams captain Matthew Slater. Danny Amendola was the… Read more »

NFL anthem ruling about money, not patriotism

NFL anthem ruling about money, not patriotism

When will we learn the fact of life? Once we cease to follow the money, we’re off the trail; we’ve lost the scent. Despite what we have been told, the… Read more »

NFL Requires Players To Stand During Anthem: POLL

NFL Requires Players To Stand During Anthem: POLL

This week National Football League owners decided to require their players to either stand for the National Anthem before the game or remain in the locker room until the anthem… Read more »

Players who don’t like anthem rule can take immediate action

Players who don’t like anthem rule can take immediate action

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s decision by the NFL to alter the anthem policy in a way that managed to do more harm than good, the NFL Players Association wasn’t… Read more »

Republican Peter King compares NFL protests to ‘players giving Nazi salutes’

Republican Peter King compares NFL protests to ‘players giving Nazi salutes’

A Republican congressman from New York on Saturday said NFL player protests over police brutality and racial injustice were “premised on lies”, and compared the action of kneeling during the… Read more »

NFL teams up with Woodruff Foundation to help veterans

NFL teams up with Woodruff Foundation to help veterans

When veteran Todd Desgrosseilliers was recovering from battle wounds, he went back to a boyhood love: fly fishing. Desgrosseilliers’ group for disabled veterans is one of many receiving funding though… Read more »

NFL vs. NBA: Which Will Be America’s Biggest Sport 10 Years From Now?

NFL vs. NBA: Which Will Be America’s Biggest Sport 10 Years From Now?

NFL vs. NBA: Which Will Be America’s Biggest Sport 10 Years From Now? Powered by WPeMatico

NY pol compares anthem protests to Nazi salute

NY pol compares anthem protests to Nazi salute

Rep. Pete King, a Long Island Republican, has taken issue with Christopher Johnson’s offer to pay players’ fines, saying it’s “time to say goodbye to Jets!” Powered by WPeMatico

Police Killed At Least 378 Black Americans From The Moment Colin Kaepernick Protested

Police Killed At Least 378 Black Americans From The Moment Colin Kaepernick Protested

These Americans deserve to be more than another statistic. Powered by WPeMatico

Jets Chairman Christopher Johnson Won’t Fine Players For Anthem Protests

Jets Chairman Christopher Johnson Won’t Fine Players For Anthem Protests

“I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players.” Powered by WPeMatico

Updated Best-Ball WR Tiers

Updated Best-Ball WR Tiers

Evan Silva updates his Wide Receiver Rankings & Tiers for Best-Ball leagues. Powered by WPeMatico

National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players

National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players

The NFL’s move Wednesday to change its policy to effectively ban players from protesting on the field during the national anthem drew no shortage of reaction, both in support of… Read more »

2018 NFL USO Tour

2018 NFL USO Tour

Every memorial day, we honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation, both at home and abroad. This year, the… Read more »

Fantasy Football Mailbag: Making trades fun in dynasty leagues, rookie drafts

Fantasy Football Mailbag: Making trades fun in dynasty leagues, rookie drafts

We’re finishing up the draft for our CBS Sports office dynasty league, and I tried to be proactive in making trades to improve my roster. That’s the fun of formats… Read more »

NFL 360: Duty calls for Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin

NFL 360: Duty calls for Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin

In this installment of “NFL 360” Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci take a special, and at times harrowing, trip to the Fort Irwin National Training Center to walk in the… Read more »

Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor wishes NFL consulted with players ahead of National Anthem rule

Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor wishes NFL consulted with players ahead of National Anthem rule

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor was very much in line with the NFL Players’ Association and the believe that their officers should have had a place at the… Read more »

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day… Read more »

Ranking the NFL’s top defensive lines heading into 2018

Ranking the NFL’s top defensive lines heading into 2018

NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal ranks the top defensive lines in the NFL heading into 2018. Powered by WPeMatico

Moubarak Djeri’s journey to Cardinals spans three continents

Moubarak Djeri’s journey to Cardinals spans three continents

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America Follow on Twitter TEMPE, Ariz. — Four years… Read more »

Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is in shape, and he wants NFL teams to know it. Peterson has been posting videos of himself doing grueling cardio workouts on the… Read more »

Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is in shape, and he wants NFL teams to know it. Peterson has been posting videos of himself doing grueling cardio workouts on the… Read more »

NFL forces fans, others to pick sides

NFL forces fans, others to pick sides

The NFL punted. The league’s owners and commissioner Roger Goodell had a chance to stand up for what is right. Instead, they caved and capitulated with a new stance regarding… Read more »

The pressure is on Jimmy Garoppolo, could he regress?

The pressure is on Jimmy Garoppolo, could he regress?

This is about to be the most unpopular opinion ever. What happens if Jimmy Garoppolo regresses? It’s been a question for a while and something more so after NFL network… Read more »

Madden and NBA Live’s new leadership talk about their roads ahead

Madden and NBA Live’s new leadership talk about their roads ahead

Maybe now we can close the book on NBA Live’s troubled times, and stop referring to the series in the yes-but way that followed it for almost eight years. Last… Read more »

Koetter downplays Catanzaro’s early success

Koetter downplays Catanzaro’s early success

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not been able to find a consistent kicker since the team had Matt Bryant from 2005-2008. At 42 years old, he continues to dominate and… Read more »

Ranking NFL teams by best offensive skill players: Eagles No. 1? Giants top-5 with Saquon Barkley? Cowboys fall without Dez Bryant, Jason Witten

Ranking NFL teams by best offensive skill players: Eagles No. 1? Giants top-5 with Saquon Barkley? Cowboys fall without Dez Bryant, Jason Witten

When it comes to offensive weapons, some teams load up on running backs, some load up on receivers, while others try and find depth across all of the skill positions… Read more »

Dolphins sign Mike Matthews

Dolphins sign Mike Matthews

The Miami Dolphins announced Friday the signing of free agent center Mike Matthews. The son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, brother of Atlanta Falcons 2014 sixth-overall pick… Read more »

NFL notebook: Packers sign tight end Lewis

NFL notebook: Packers sign tight end Lewis

That’s fine by Bostic. The well-traveled 27-year-old signed a two-year deal in March following a productive if injury-marred season in Indianapolis. Bostic’s arrival appeared to be for depth purposes, but… Read more »

Activists: Detroit Lions must pick side on NFL’s anthem policy

Activists: Detroit Lions must pick side on NFL’s anthem policy

Members of the National Action Network Michigan Chapter call out the Detroit Lions to make a stance on the NFL’s controversial policy regarding the national anthem in Detroit. The organization… Read more »

Scout’s Notebook: Are safeties undervalued in today’s NFL?

Scout’s Notebook: Are safeties undervalued in today’s NFL?

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks and Will Blackmon discuss whether the safety position is undervalued in today’s NFL. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL, other leagues getting sued for blocking New Jersey gambling

NFL, other leagues getting sued for blocking New Jersey gambling

The Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports gambling, allowing sports books in New Jersey and other states to open. But one major player in the New Jersey… Read more »

The NFL fumbles on kneeling

The NFL fumbles on kneeling

Like all civil peace, American contentment depends on its people believing in a certain story about how this country functions. Elementary school civics lay the groundwork: We live in a… Read more »

Kevin Jackson: Kaepernick took a knee for the wrong cause

Kevin Jackson: Kaepernick took a knee for the wrong cause

Groups protest at NFL headquarters for players’ ‘right to kneel’ after NFL team owners unveil new anthem policy; Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson has insight. Powered by WPeMatico

Poll: There is overwhelming support for the NFL’s new national anthem policy from NFL fans

Poll: There is overwhelming support for the NFL’s new national anthem policy from NFL fans

By a significant margin, NFL fans are in favor of the league’s new policy regarding the national anthem, according to a Yahoo Sports/YouGov poll. Powered by WPeMatico

Poll: Fans stand in favor of NFL’s anthem policy

Poll: Fans stand in favor of NFL’s anthem policy

By a significant margin, NFL fans like the league’s new policy regarding the national anthem, according to a Yahoo Sports/YouGov poll. Powered by WPeMatico

Lane Johnson not pleased with ranking on NFL’s top 100

Lane Johnson not pleased with ranking on NFL’s top 100

Lane Johnson was ranked as the 95th best player in the NFL and he’s not happy about it. By Dave Zangaro  Powered by WPeMatico

Why the NFL is petrified of (some) players

Why the NFL is petrified of (some) players

The ruling is the latest example of how fearful the league is of players having a voice or thought that resonates beyond the playbook. The league forces players use their… Read more »

The other controversy: NFL’s use of helmet rule actually rooted in logic

The other controversy: NFL’s use of helmet rule actually rooted in logic

The best way to bury a controversial rule change is to follow it with the establishment of a policy that’s exponentially more contentious and transcendent. Heady play by the NFL… Read more »

PFF ranks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib as contenders for NFL’s best CB

PFF ranks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib as contenders for NFL’s best CB

The Los Angeles Rams had a very strong secondary last season, ranking sixth in interceptions, 13th in yards allowed and 10th in touchdown passes surrendered. They did so with overlooked… Read more »

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Calls NFL Ban On Protests ‘Fake Patriotism’

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Calls NFL Ban On Protests ‘Fake Patriotism’

Forbidding players to take a knee during the national anthem is “idiotic,” the coach said. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL receiver getting CFL crash course at Bombers camp

NFL receiver getting CFL crash course at Bombers camp

Rueben Randle admits his brain is a little fried after his third day of Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp on Friday. That’s not all that surprising, of course. “I knew… Read more »

While the NFL cowers to President Trump, the WNBA takes a stand

While the NFL cowers to President Trump, the WNBA takes a stand

In the summer of 2016, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — two black men whose shootings by police officers were caught on cell-phone video and went viral… Read more »

Group calls on Lions to disregard NFL anthem policy

Group calls on Lions to disregard NFL anthem policy

Detroit — A civil rights group is threatening public protests during Detroit Lions football games if team owners abide by a new NFL policy requiring all football players to stand… Read more »

Grading the AFC West offseason: Chargers’ strong draft makes them division favorites

Grading the AFC West offseason: Chargers’ strong draft makes them division favorites

The AFC West was the strangest division in the NFL last season. The Chiefs raced out to an incredible start, only to falter in the middle of the year. The… Read more »

Reaction to the NFL’s “Kaepernick Policy” Reveals Fractures in Ownership’s United Front

Reaction to the NFL’s “Kaepernick Policy” Reveals Fractures in Ownership’s United Front

I’m interested in stories, and since its inception, I’ve been riveted by the story Colin Kaepernick has been trying to tell with his protest. I’ve always tried in my small… Read more »

Will TV Networks Hit The Jackpot With Sports Betting?

Will TV Networks Hit The Jackpot With Sports Betting?

A 2016 survey of 1,000 people by the American Gaming Association (AGA) offers some hints about the potential size of the jackpot for broadcast and cable networks. For instance, adults who… Read more »

Breakfast: Breaking down the NFL 100

Breakfast: Breaking down the NFL 100

The NFL Network show The Top 100 Players of 2018 is my favorite show on television. It’s my favorite show that NFL Films has ever done, really. I don’t miss… Read more »

Clawing for his career, Robert Griffin III is back in overdrive as he starts with Ravens

Clawing for his career, Robert Griffin III is back in overdrive as he starts with Ravens

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes explains why some of the NFL’s biggest superstars are skipping OTAs and whether those absences should cause fans to panic. OWINGS MILLS, Md. –… Read more »

Why coming to the Bears was the right opportunity for Harry Hiestand to leave Notre Dame

Why coming to the Bears was the right opportunity for Harry Hiestand to leave Notre Dame

Harry Hiestand could’ve stayed at Notre Dame for as long as he wanted, but coming back to the NFL with the Bears was the right fit for him.  Powered by… Read more »

Orlando joins the NFL’s national anthem debate

Orlando joins the NFL’s national anthem debate

Well that doesn’t settle that. NFL owners decided this week to start fining teams if their players don’t stand for the national anthem, though conscientious objectors like Colin Kaepernick (if… Read more »

The NFL’s new anthem policy is about knees. It should be about spines. [Opinion]

The NFL’s new anthem policy is about knees. It should be about spines. [Opinion]

I am married to a native Texan, have two Texan-born children and have lived in Houston for 30 years. Yet, while Texas has become home, I am still attached to… Read more »

How kickoff and kickoff return rule changes will impact Vikings’ approach

How kickoff and kickoff return rule changes will impact Vikings’ approach

Mike Priefer, special teams coordinator for the Vikings, just got a busier offseason. Under the current of the national anthem policy, the NFL also adopted rule changes that will tweak… Read more »

NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle’s recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything… Read more »

Josh Rosen paints with the rest of the 2018 NFL Rookie Class

Josh Rosen paints with the rest of the 2018 NFL Rookie Class

With the NFLPA rookie experience come and gone, some fun aftermath has come out of it. During the 2018 NFL Rookie Experience, the NFL shot a little video to not… Read more »

Why the rest of the NFC East has no chance in 2018

Why the rest of the NFC East has no chance in 2018

The 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season was not a surprise to die-hard fans. In 2016, after watching Wentz dazzle and show greatness as a rookie, Eagles fans who truly understood the… Read more »

No NFL expansion teams have ever come close to the Vegas Golden Knights’ ridiculous success

No NFL expansion teams have ever come close to the Vegas Golden Knights’ ridiculous success

What the Vegas Golden Knights are doing to the NHL right now is nearly unprecedented in major sports. The brand new franchise, made up of the players other rosters couldn’t… Read more »

Browns QB Baker Mayfield tries to quickly draw team logo in fun segment

Browns QB Baker Mayfield tries to quickly draw team logo in fun segment

Yesterday, the NFL Network aired a fun clip of some of this year’s first-round picks trying to quickly draw their team logos off of memory. As you can see, we… Read more »

NFL.com thinks Patriots will make 8th straight AFC Championship Game

NFL.com thinks Patriots will make 8th straight AFC Championship Game

In a league built on the principles of parity, no team has been as much of an outlier as the New England Patriots: The franchise has won 15 of 18… Read more »

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Celtics-Cavs Game 6 preview; Did the NFL get it right?

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Celtics-Cavs Game 6 preview; Did the NFL get it right?

On today’s edition of the Breakfast Pod: The Celtics aim to finish off the Cavaliers in Game 6, the NFL announces a new National Anthem policy, and Dustin Pedroia is… Read more »

Tennessee politician not satisfied with NFL anthem policy

Tennessee politician not satisfied with NFL anthem policy

If the NFL was hoping to pacify the loudest of the loud with their national anthem “compromise,” it doesn’t appear to be working. Not only is the President taking a… Read more »

El-P: Run the Jewels Rejected NFL’s Super Bowl Song Placement Offer “Because F— Them”

El-P: Run the Jewels Rejected NFL’s Super Bowl Song Placement Offer “Because F— Them”

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What’s next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

What’s next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national… Read more »

There are no winners in the NFL’s new national anthem rules

There are no winners in the NFL’s new national anthem rules

The NFL has in recent years mishandled every major controversy to befall professional football, from disciplining players for off-field domestic violence to imposing consistent penalties for on-field infractions. The debate… Read more »

NFL stars Michael and Martellus Bennett have this advice for young players

NFL stars Michael and Martellus Bennett have this advice for young players

Michael and Martellus Bennett have gotten a lot of attention during their time in the National Football League. Now the players are speaking out about what they’ve learned along the… Read more »

Updated Best-Ball TE Tiers

Updated Best-Ball TE Tiers

Evan Silva updates his Tight End Tiers and Rankings for Best-Ball leagues. Powered by WPeMatico

Top-10 favorite NFL Draft classes, do the Cowboys make the cut?

Top-10 favorite NFL Draft classes, do the Cowboys make the cut?

With the 2018 NFL Draft complete, the instant reactions have been rampant the last month. Only time will tell which teams “won” or “lost” the 2018 NFL Draft with the… Read more »

3 ways the NFL’s national anthem policy could affect college football

3 ways the NFL’s national anthem policy could affect college football

If there is a Mount Rushmore for “You Missed The Point Entirely” decisions, the NFL owners’ decision to penalize players who kneel or otherwise “disrespect” the national anthem before a… Read more »

Why the NFL is light-years behind the NBA on social justice front

Why the NFL is light-years behind the NBA on social justice front

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter ATLANTA — Why is this so hard for… Read more »

National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players

National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players

HOUSTON — The NFL’s move Wednesday to change its policy to effectively ban players from protesting on the field during the national anthem drew no shortage of reaction, both in support of… Read more »

What every Round 1 QB’s best and worst college games tell us

What every Round 1 QB’s best and worst college games tell us

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer Former NFL safety Matt Bowen is a veteran of four teams over seven seasons, and now provides analysis for ESPN Insider. Follow on Twitter The… Read more »

Trump welcomes NFL decision on national anthem protests

Trump welcomes NFL decision on national anthem protests

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League’s decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying if they don’t want… Read more »

Trump: If NFL players don’t stand for the national anthem ‘maybe they shouldn’t be in the country’

Trump: If NFL players don’t stand for the national anthem ‘maybe they shouldn’t be in the country’

President Donald Trump backed an NFL rule change Wednesday that bans kneeling during the national anthem and hits violators with fines. However, the president — who instigated the new policy… Read more »

Trump Says NFL Players Unwilling To Stand For Anthem Maybe ‘Shouldn’t Be In The Country’

Trump Says NFL Players Unwilling To Stand For Anthem Maybe ‘Shouldn’t Be In The Country’

“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms,” Trump told Fox News. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing.” Powered by… Read more »

Trump Welcomes NFL Decision on National Anthem Protests

Trump Welcomes NFL Decision on National Anthem Protests

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League’s decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying if they don’t want… Read more »

NFL execs admit pressure from Trump a factor on anthem policy

NFL execs admit pressure from Trump a factor on anthem policy

A day removed from the NFL changing its national anthem policy, it’s hard to escape the feeling that they were simply bullied by the President into doing something, whether it… Read more »

Bengals’ latest ‘NASCAR’ package should give NFL fits in 2018

Bengals’ latest ‘NASCAR’ package should give NFL fits in 2018

The Cincinnati Bengals have assembled one of the NFL’s nastiest pass-rushing units and have placed new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin in charge of running it. Led by Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap,… Read more »

New York Daily News Rips NFL Over Anthem Kneeling Ban

New York Daily News Rips NFL Over Anthem Kneeling Ban

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Sources: NFL used polling firm to get public opinion on Colin Kaepernick

Sources: NFL used polling firm to get public opinion on Colin Kaepernick

The poll could create a significant point of contention in Kaepernick’s collusion complaint, raising the question of why the NFL conducted research on the former 49er. Powered by WPeMatico

Vox Sentences: The NFL bans “taking a knee”

Vox Sentences: The NFL bans “taking a knee”

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the… Read more »

Hochman: NFL owners’ new rule is the opposite of patriotism

Hochman: NFL owners’ new rule is the opposite of patriotism

So before you skip straight to anger, how about taking a deep breath and thinking: Wow, if this player is risking everything — his career, his financial stability, his good… Read more »

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice… Read more »

Anthem policy proves Trump’s power over NFL

Anthem policy proves Trump’s power over NFL

President Trump can declare a major victory because of how much his anti-anthem protest talk influenced the NFL’s new policy. Powered by WPeMatico

Jarvis Landry considers himself “the best receiver in the NFL”

Jarvis Landry considers himself “the best receiver in the NFL”

Jarvis Landry has more catches than any other player in NFL history in his first four seasons. Yet, Landry ranked only 52nd in the NFL Network’s list of top-100 players…. Read more »

Bethea: New NFL policy ‘not really a compromise’

Bethea: New NFL policy ‘not really a compromise’

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Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, others react to NFL’s national anthem policy

Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, others react to NFL’s national anthem policy

Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and others reacted Wednesday to the NFL’s new national anthem policy. Powered by WPeMatico

Sam Acho doesn’t want NFL anthem policy to keep Bears from standing up for beliefs

Sam Acho doesn’t want NFL anthem policy to keep Bears from standing up for beliefs

Outside linebacker Sam Acho is the Chicago Bears representative for the NFL Players Association, holding an important leadership position when it comes to league policy issues. He shared his thoughts… Read more »

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Richie Incognito, the NFL offensive lineman who was once suspended for bullying a teammate, was taken into custody Wednesday for psychiatric examination after an incident… Read more »

Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

Senquez Golson has enough talent that the Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. But he still hasn’t played in an NFL game, and the… Read more »

Fenwick grads, cousins Robert Spillane and Ryan Smith sign with NFL teams

Fenwick grads, cousins Robert Spillane and Ryan Smith sign with NFL teams

Fenwick football coach Gene Nudo called them “legendary Friars.” Now, they’re also professional football players. Fenwick graduates Robert Spillane and Ryan Smith — cousins of each other and grandchildren of… Read more »

“Sunday Night Football” sets TV ratings record

“Sunday Night Football” sets TV ratings record

For the seventh consecutive year, NBC’s ”Sunday Night Football” has topped the season’s television ratings, as measured by Nielsen. The football games averaged 18.2 million TV viewers in 2017, a… Read more »

San Diego could get an AAF team

San Diego could get an AAF team

The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track”… Read more »

NFL Discusses 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling During Anthem: Report

NFL Discusses 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling During Anthem: Report

“The clubs explore every option and idea on any policy, and discuss the merits and drawbacks of each approach,” an NFL spokesman said. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL Discusses 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling During Anthem: Report

NFL Discusses 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling During Anthem: Report

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3 Ravens who could see a top-50 spot on the ‘NFL’s Top-100 Players of 2018’ list

3 Ravens who could see a top-50 spot on the ‘NFL’s Top-100 Players of 2018’ list

The Baltimore Ravens tend to not get a lot of offseason love. They’re relatively boring in the world of high-flying offenses and headline-worthy signings. When combined with some disappointing performances… Read more »

Taking a knee: NFL owners debate anthem policy

Taking a knee: NFL owners debate anthem policy

NFL owners are still debating where they stand collectively on the issue of players refusing to stand individually. At the league meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday, no consensus was reached… Read more »

‘Overwatch League’ eSports dreams of rivaling mainstream

‘Overwatch League’ eSports dreams of rivaling mainstream

The Los Angeles Gladiators becoming as well known as the Los Angeles Lakers? It may seem like a distant, unlikely prospect, but the founders, participants and fans of the Overwatch… Read more »

NFL owners vote to change kickoff, ejection rules

NFL owners vote to change kickoff, ejection rules

While the 32 NFL teams are holding organized team activities all over the country, the league’s 32 owners are meeting in Atlanta to discuss a multitude of topics: The Super… Read more »

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