The Raiders took care of business with franchise quarterback Derek Carr, who was about to enter the final year of his rookie contract until this happened:
Until he got swept away by the recent round of layoffs, Ron Jaworski dissected Xs and Os for several of ESPN’s NFL-related programs. Those gigs gave him a prominent platform from which he could draw heavily on his knowledge as a former NFL quarterback. Jaworski still loves to boast about how much tape of NFL games he…
There’s a straight line to be drawn from the Patriots’ signing today of David Harris, a respected veteran inside linebacker who had been unceremoniously dumped two weeks ago as part of the Jets’ roster purge. That line takes you back. It runs you through tampering charges, Darrelle Revis’s Super Bowl ring, the …
Monday night, I wrote about the lawsuit a Packers fan had filed against the Bears. Russell Beckman, a Wisconsin resident who is also a Bears season ticket holder, is suing the team because, he claims, they prevented him from going on the field in his Packers gear.
Ryan O’Callaghan played 51 games for the Chiefs and Patriots over the course of his five-year NFL career, which ended in 2011. In an interview with Outsports this morning, he came out as gay, discussed how hard it was to transition out of a playing career, and opened up about how he planned to commit suicide after…
The NFL has “taken advantage” of players by failing to be transparent about the risks of brain injury, Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis said today.
The Packers and Bears have played 194 times. Chicago and Green Bay are less than four hours apart, and fans from either team frequently attend Bears-Packers game at the opposing team’s field. This is fine. This is how sports work. But one thing the Bears won’t stand for is letting a fan in Packers gear stand on…
Chile’s national football team, reigning South American champions, played Cameroon in the Confederations Cup yesterday, and after scoring what they thought was their first goal (it was later called back for offside) celebrated with a homage to their current Mario Kart obsession.
Former 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is now handling the Skins’ defensive line, and not only is he free of the crushing burden of working for Jed York, but he’s also lost some facial hair and fat.
Randy Moss was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings’ ring of honor this week, and at a press conference on Wednesday he was asked what he would say to Dennis Green, who coached Moss in Minnesota and died last June, if he had the chance.
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell, but Bell has yet to sign his tender and did not report for any of the team’s offseason program. That includes this week’s mandatory minicamp, which for Bell was actually not mandatory because he’s not officially under contract.
After suffering two concussions in a five-week span, Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd had his rookie season cut short last year—with effects that have lingered well into the offseason, he says.
The national football schedule hasn’t even started and already the Jaguars are in the news. It says here that QB Blake Bortles is “sick and tired of being below average.”
The handwringing over Odell Beckham Jr.’s decision to skip out on the Giants’ voluntary OTAs has been the most exhausting storyline of the NFL offseason. The NFL media would be a lot better if everyone stopped pretending to care that some players skip OTAs, and Beckham appears to agree with that sentiment.
Everyone in the football universe is talking about Alex Hunter, from pundits Men in Blazers to Ronaldo himself.
Police in Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) have given their investigation into Michael Irvin’s alleged sexual assault of a 27-year-old Florida woman to the Broward County (Fla.) state attorney’s office, which will decide whether to press charges. The case has been pending since late March. [Dallas Morning News]
This week, the Seahawks signed Austin Davis to back up Russell Wilson. I don’t need to tell you that Austin Davis is a shitty quarterback. He didn’t play a single snap in 2016, and in 2015 he started two games for Cleveland and promptly committed five turnovers. In terms of statistics, physical attributes, and…
Stop me if you’ve heard this sort of thing before, but the NFL is trying to screw over players with contract language. The difference this time is that the NFLPA has flagged the league’s efforts as actual violations of the collective bargaining agreement.
On Sept. 9, 2007, Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett put his head down as he tackled Denver Broncos returner Domenik Hixon. Everett suffered severe injuries to his neck and spine and was paralyzed; doctors weren’t sure the then-25-year-old would walk again. Eventually, the NFL player recovered and returned to Ralph…