Some may flounder, some -- like Jimmy G -- may be cursed by the fates, but you h To the pine with Sam Bradford. The Arizona Cardinals have made a quarterback switch, handing the team over to first-rounder Josh Rosen in time for Sunday's home tussle with the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Steve Wilks made the announcement Monday , on San Francisco's darkest fears have become reality: Jimmy Garoppolo's season is over. Sunday's unforgiving crucible has left the Niners wanting on both sides of the ball. On offense, star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday in a loss to the Chiefs.
It's September and everything we thought we knew has been blown into a thousand pieces and scattered to the autumn wind. The Steelers are the class of the AFC. The Buccaneers are a ghost-ship veering toward the void. Sunday's slate of action featured a rash of scenery-shifting upsets, none more jaw-dropping than Buffalo's dismantling of the Vikings.
Pundits and fans alike rolled into the weekend expecting Kirk Cousins and his high-powered Minnesota offens This elusive, slippery villain from the West. Alive and kicking on a inch television in my seventh-grade bedroom. Pulling Denver down the field. Steadily unraveling a Browns defense gasping for air. Week 2 doubles as the equalizer. After finally viewing games that matter for the first time since February, it's understandably human to draw rock-solid conclusions coming out of Week 1.
Viewed in a bubble, last Sunday would suggest that Tampa Ba The offseason journey is behind us at last. After long months of focus on roster shuffling, rookie additions, new coaches, altered schemes and hope-filled hyperbole, we have arrived. Thursday's clash between the Eagles and Falcons kicked off a This year's Oakland Raiders now waltz into their opener without the help of Khalil Mack. With the star pass-rusher shipped to Chicago in Saturday's stunning trade , it's fair to wonder how Oakland plans to hassle the quarterback. At least one Raide Mark Herzlich has roamed as a linebacker for the Giants since That journey is now over.
New York is releasing the year-old veteran after seven years of service in the Big Apple, per multiple sources. The undrafted Herzlich appeared in Two teams immediately altered for all of time. With the Bears forging a deal to acquire All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders, Saturday morning doubled as a pivot point for two franchises battling for relevancy in their A nasty wave of cuts will send too many players to the breadline this weekend, but Arizona's quarterback room is safe, for now.
One of the cheerier aspects of the preseason has been the return of Andrew Luck. After missing all of last year's campaign due to shoulder surgery, the star Colts quarterback has eased back into the saddle and certainly looked the part in Saturday The Titans have swung a trade for a young linebacker. Tennessee on Tuesday acquired Kamalei Correa from the Ravens in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick, per the Titans' website.
A second-rounder, Correa looms as a known commodity to th The Lions continue to seek ways to help their less-than-stellar pass rush. The team later announced the signing. How about a little trade action to go with your Thursday morning coffee?
The Lions have swung a deal with the 49ers, acquiring outside linebacker Eli Harold from San Francisco in exchange for Detroit's conditional seventh-round pick in , a sour AJ McCarron is back in Buffalo. McCarron is still dealing with a dash of shoulder soreness, but th A trimmed-down Big Ben appears to be a positive for Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger shed pounds this offseason after cutting sugar and carbs from his diet. His finest training camp to date, according to offensive coordinator Randy Ficht The league's new helmet rule has generated its share of criticism and vitriol.
Weeks away from games that matter, the NFL plans to take a closer look at those newfangled guidelines. A Competition Committee conference call has been scheduled for The Terrance West story is over in New Orleans. West, who signed with the team in June, was part of a crowded backfield led by Mark Ingram an Teams are running out of time. With September closing in, the NFL preseason hits its zenith with this week's slate of starter-heavy games, affording players one more chance to vie for a No.
Every roster, though, has issues. The early word on Leonard Floyd is hopeful out of Chicago. Bears coach Matt Nagy revealed Monday the third-year pass-rusher suffered a fracture in his right hand during Saturday night's preseason tussle with the Broncos. The Dallas Cowboys rolled into their preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday with star back Ezekiel Elliott tucked away on the sideline. It's fair to wonder if the same strategy should have been used with Zack Martin, the All-Pro Johnny Robinson is one step closer to Canton. I can't tell you how pleased I am to h A relatively insignificant preseason outing has leveled the Patriots with a rough-and-tumble setback on the injury front.
First-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn is out for the year after tearing his Achilles tendon in Thursday's win over t Tempers have bubbled -- and fists have flown -- in Houston. Terrelle Pryor is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. One day after the Jets wideout revealed to reporters that he broke his ankle in May , Gang Green coach Todd Bowles made it clear Pryor spoke out of turn. Training camp is a finicky beast. Upon its launch, everyone from the casual fan to the diehard fantasy-head is suddenly flooded by an unruly firehose of data and hot-to-the-touch takes after months of summertime silence from the NFL.
The rookie running back spent the session observing positional drills before exiting to spend time with the training staff. Dez Bryant is coming to Cleveland. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday the Browns are expecting a visit from the free-agent receiver during the middle of next week, per a source, adding that Bryant is likely to swing by Thursday. It's easy to get caught up on Andy Dalton's early and ugly pick six, but the Bengals gave their fans an ounce of hope on offense in Thursday's win over the Bears.
The argument in Cincinnati is that second-year back Joe Mixon and fellow sophom Baker Mayfield's first NFL drive came and went in a blink. His second, though, put on display some of the qualities the Browns -- winners over the Giants on Thursday -- fell for in drafting the former Oklahoma star first overall in April's d The second-overall pick in the draft was the first to make an impact for the New York Giants on Thursday night. Saquon Barkley spun magic right away, taking the ball on New York's opening snap for a tantalizing yard gain.
The highly touted bac The Cleveland Browns continue to hold an interest in Dez Bryant, but are the feelings mutual? General manager John Dorsey told reporters Thursday the team plans to work out a gaggle of free-agent wideouts next week. Bryant is on the The San Francisco 49ers will use the campaign to honor team legend Dwight Clark.
His memory will be preserved this autumn on a variety of fronts Texans fans have waited patiently for it. Waited patiently for the chance to see a healthy J. Watt paired all season long with the run-stuffing, whirlwind known as Jadeveon Clowney. Nearly two weeks into camp, the wait continues as Clowney, ent Wars rage across the earth, but we have nothing to worry about here in the NFL Media newsroom.
Because the ponderous, elongated feud between cornerback Aqib Talib and wideout Michael Crabtree is at an impasse. Teams like the Chargers are just hoping to get through camp without any additional lost men, but good luck with that, Joan of Arc. New Browns general manager John Dorsey inherited a boatload of picks and a laundry list of players from the former regime.
He happily used the picks, but the players are a different story. Corey Coleman's trade to Buffalo tells us two things: The Dolphins are counting on Ryan Tannehill to return under center from wire-to-wire and flip the switch for Miami. The emergence of Mike Gesicki should help. The second-round tight end was listed fifth on Miami's initial depth chart, but we alre Andrew Luck's return looms as an immediate game-changer for top Colts wideout T.
Hilton, but who will play the role of Indy's No. Clues to that question surfaced Monday when new head coach Frank Reich told reporters: Grab your cup of coffee, huddle up by the fireside and prepare for a little nose guard talk. It's part of the defense we rarely touch on, but J. Watt believes the Texans have someone who will change that vibe in D. Few teams in the league draft and develop their own talent like the Atlanta Falcons. If the Packers plan to mine their way into January play, Green Bay's defense will be asked to handle a tall task. Over the course of five weeks, the unit will square off against a trio of top-tier quarterbacks -- Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Matt Corey Coleman holds the inglorious distinction of being the only first-rounder from the draft class no longer with his original team.
The Browns gave up on the injury-saddled, less-than-productive wideout by shipping him to Buffalo for a The Denver Broncos last season were saddled with a turnover-prone, mistake-filled offense that left their formidable defense in one fix after another. When the Cardinals took to practice on Friday, Deone Bucannon was nowhere to be seen. Head coach Steve Wilks announced the veteran linebacker was a no-show after hyperextending his left knee during Thursday's session, according to the team's offic For the first time in multiple eons, the Cleveland Browns have not one, but two players they adore at quarterback.
Rookie Baker Mayfield has impressed the team during training camp, but head coach Hue Jackson remains adamant that veteran Tyrod Tayl After sitting out all last season, the former If the Jaguars plan to return to the AFC title game, they'll need to carbon copy last year's antics: The key to Jacksonville's run attack remains Leonard Fournette, the bruising, big-bodied back who Bruised and banged up at wide receiver, the Patriots are hunting around for help.
The Patriots house a handfu Seattle's depth at wide receiver is already being tested. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Tuesday that Doug Baldwin is battling "a little bit of a sore knee," per John Boyle of the team's official website. The club's top wideout will be hel When Thursday's Hall of Fame Game kicks off between the Ravens and Bears, don't hold your breath for much veteran presence.
While starters are typically yanked minutes into the early August affair, football fans will get their first look at one of Arik Armstead's training camp journey has hit a snag. The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that the year-old defensive lineman is "week-to-week" with a hamstring injury. Armstead's promising career has been sideswiped by injuries. Are we perched on the cusp of a juicy bounce-back season for Joe Flacco?
It sure sounds that way based on the daily buzz from Ravens camp, where the year-old quarterback is doing his part to fend off enticing rookie challenger Lamar Jackson. Hue Jackson has vowed all along that veteran Tyrod Taylor would start the season as Cleveland's quarterback, but rookie Baker Mayfield has made an impression of his own on the Browns head coach.
Orleans Darkwa is on the move. The Jets met with Darkwa and f As Jets camp wages on, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is nowhere to be seen. Hue Jackson's mark over two seasons in Cleveland would have triggered the end for most NFL front men. Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, though, decided to stick with their head coach despite the notorious results. The Cardinals have their passer of the future in Josh Rosen, but the job -- for now -- belongs to veteran Sam Bradford.
First-year Arizona coach Steve Wilks made that clear Saturday, telling reporters, per the team's official website: With the launch of training camp comes the inevitable, dark wave of injuries that leave teams empty at key positions. In Pittsburgh, though, disaster has been averted. The Packers had their fill of veteran wideout Jordy Nelson.
His new team, the Raiders, can't get enough. With Josh Gordon tucked away in absentia, the Browns are on the prowl for receiving help. Could Dez Bryant be the answer? The best news we've heard all summer arrives courtesy of the New York Giants. General manager Dave Gettleman announced Friday that his cancer is in "complete remission. With training camps getting into full swing this week, several rookie quarterbacks will encounter sky-high expectations as they embark on their NFL careers.
How long will fans have to wait to see these highly touted signal callers in regular-season Wentz will be limited in The Steelers put plenty of focus this summer on trying to ink Le'Veon Bell to a long-term pact. That deal didn't get done -- and Bell remains away from the team -- but coach Mike Tomlin has moved on. Disaster has struck the New York Giants. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that rookie cornerback Sam Beal, taken earlier this month in the supplemental draft, has almost certainly been lost for the year with a shoulder injury As the buzz around Lamar Jackson balloons hourly, the Ravens continue to mold their plans for the rookie quarterback.
As of Tuesday, those plans include giving Jackson regular-season reps under center. The Titans are moving on from Kevin Dodd. The outside linebacker was informed of his release on Tuesday, the team announced. The year-old Dodd was a second-round pick of the Titans in , but managed only snaps over his first two seasons When Detroit's veterans report to camp on Thursday, Ezekiel Ansah won't be among the actives. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press no Randy Gregory is all the way back.
One week after the Cowboys defensive end was conditionally reinstated , Gregory on Monday was fully cleared and reinstated by the league, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport The lack of a new contract won't keep Odell Beckham from taking the field. At long last, David Johnson is back on the field. The Jaguars will open the new season without the help of Dante Fowler, Jr.
The third-year defensive end has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, the team announced Friday. Fowler will miss Jacksonvi Andrew Luck is ready to roll. Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced as much Friday, saying the team's star quarterback was "good to go" for training camp, per Kevin Bowen of The Fan in Indianapolis. Ballard told reporters Luck would The Jets receiver is facing a two-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources informed of the Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w Malik Jackson is doubling down on his prediction for perfection in Jacksonville.
I don't think anybody can beat us as long as we stay healthy and The starry, wondrously unique career of Darrelle Revis has come to an end. Darrelle Revis Revis24 July 18, The North South West East Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. With camps opening later this month, Jeremy Bergman, Herbie Arizona rolled into the offseason without a quarterback, but today the Cardinals are flush with options.
Veteran Sam Bradford and first-rounder Josh Rosen are weeks away from engaging in a training camp tussle to decipher this year's starter. The Browns opted not to pick a player in Wednesday's supplemental draft, but they aren't done finessing the roster. Andre Johnson finished his career as the all-time leading pass-catcher for the Texans. He dominated the league for 12 years in Houston, piling up seven 1,yard seasons and 64 touchdowns for the franchise. It's one of the club's current receivers David Tepper's purchase of the Carolina Panthers is in the books.
The team announced Monday that the sale of the franchise to Tepper, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has closed. Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons Jameis Winston's punishment is now official. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Thursday.
If Michael Thomas has flown under the radar in New Orleans, you can blame the team's front office. After all, it was general manager Mickey Loomis who went out and drafted Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore, a pair of headline-stealing rookies who Around the globe, next-level Madden enthusiasts have previewed an on-screen Rams defense for that stars wild behemoth Ndamukong Suh paired with game-plan destroyer Aaron Donald.
In our world, Donald's participation has hit a snag. It hasn't been a good offseason for safeties, but things are looking up for Ron Parker. The Falcons later confirmed the signing Free agency hasn't been kind to veteran safeties. NFL backstops have struggled to find work, something Tre Boston has experienced firsthand after recently turning down a low-level offer from the Cardinals. Gene Steratore is marching off into the great night.
Steratore made his intentions known to Riveron on Friday, The San Francisco 49ers have made it clear how they feel about Laken Tomlinson. Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five re Does Jarvis Landry prefer his current quarterback to his last one? It sure sounds that way. Cleveland's newly minted wideout went out of his way Thursday to praise Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor while taking a not-so-subtle dig at his former If you're a Browns player assuming the equipment staff will compliantly paste the team's traditional black-and-white stripe on your helmet this summer -- think again, pal.
This offseason, the roster is toiling away with plain orange headgear -- no The New York Jets are down a safety. According to a source, the procedure is expected to shelve the veteran backstop for three to fou Chuck Pagano admitted this week that Andrew Luck's presence in Indy "got me more years than I probably deserved.
Josh Gordon has seen his share of quarterbacks in Cleveland.
The newest of them all, Baker Mayfield, is still getting used to the sight of Gordon. Things are looking up for the Texans. Watt -- are rapidly on the mend from last year's injuries.
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The Packers have one their starting wideouts back in the fold. Davante Adams returned to the field for Monday's organized team activities after missing the past two weeks with a hamstring injury, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Tabbed as one of Green Odell Beckham was a no-show at Monday's organized team activities, but the Giants continue to hold out hope their star receiver will soon take the field.
Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Beckham will "possibly" be medically cleared for next w When the 49ers open their season against the Minnesota Vikings, Victor Bolden won't be there to lend a hand. San Francisco's return man from has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's poli The concept of Antonio Gates returning to the Chargers is picking up steam. Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers wants the veteran tight end back on the roster -- and he might not be alone. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco acknowledged Friday t Another first-rounder is in the books.
The Chargers on Friday inked safety Derwin James to his rookie contract, the team announced. Josh Allen has been tucked away with the third-stringers in Buffalo, but he hasn't gone unnoticed by at least one Bills starter. Talented second-year cornerback Tre'Davious White is impressed with the handiwork of the team's rookie quarterback, cho The Cardinals are in need of safety help. The free-agent safety is set for a team visit after spending last season with the Chargers.
The Green Bay Packers have padded their offensive line. The team announced Wednesday that Byron Bell has been signed to an undisclosed deal. Sean McVay's Rams took the league by storm last autumn, scorching opponents with an air-and-ground attack that led the NFL in points. The team's newest defensive stars still can't believe what they're seeing. Leisurely dipping into the joy of a new summer, grilling juicy steaks, spending days at the beach, brushing off all human responsibility to live a little.
Still thinking about football. It's the 29th of May, which means we're They could go anywhere. Any white-hot vacation spot would do. Instead, they've come here, halfway across the world to a hushed, tucked-away airstrip in the northeastern wing of Italy. Five NFL players The long and winding career of Vincent Jackson is officially over. Jackson sat out last season after spending the previous five years with the Buccane Jason Garrett has just one losing season in Dallas since taking over as the Cowboys' full-time coach in He also boasts just two playoff appearances, which left one former Cowboys star asking why Garrett is still in charge.
San Francisco's massive defensive end is on the mend. The procedure was described to Rapoport as a "minor cleanup. Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods are at it again. The retired star quarterback and iconic golfer are set to join forces May 30 for the pro-am at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Tournament officials announced the pairing Wednesday. Terrance West is wandering the country in search of work. He's scheduled to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, Rap The Chargers hope Forrest Lamp can hit the ground running as a starter in his second pro season.
The Texans have a plan -- a specific one -- for Tyrann Mathieu. After lining up all over the field during his run with the Arizona Cardinals, "The Honey Badger" will operate purely as a safety in Houston. At least for now. Dez Bryant remains a man without a home, but one former teammate has a feeling where the free-agent wideout might wind up. He's motivated and I think he's going to end up going to th It's one and done in Carolina for Russell Shepard. The team later made the news official. Shepherd reportedly requested his release after declin The Cowboys have hammered out a contract with their first-round pick.
Dallas later announced the signing. Mason Rudolph will not apologize for landing with the Steelers. One week after veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned why Pittsburgh used a third-round pick on the rookie quarterback, Rudolph shrugged off the notion that he's under pres When Ryan Tannehill went down last season, the Dolphins pounded the pavement for a veteran passer and lured Jay Cutler -- for better or worse -- to Miami.
This time around, coach Adam Gase is confident his quarterback room, backed by Brock Osweiler The Washington Redskins arguably pulled off a steal by grabbing Derrius Guice with the 59th-overall pick in last month's draft. The pound bulldozing runner out of LSU reminds scouts of Ezekiel Elliott on the ground, but can Guice develop into a Loaded with pass rushers, the Broncos are preparing for life beyond Shane Ray.
The team is not expected to pick up the outside linebacker's fifth-year option, a source told NFL Network's James Palmer. A first-round draft pick, Ray finds hims Today, Baker Mayfield is firmly entrenched as Cleveland's quarterback of tomorrow. In another reality, though, the former Oklahoma star might have wound up in Foxborough as the heir apparent to the year-old Tom Brady. Mayfield's agent, Jack Mi The Jacksonville Jaguars have plucked up a quarterback.
The 6-foot-4, pound Lee boasts a strong arm, but struggled with The Dallas Cowboys have landed a brand-new signal-caller. The 6-foot-4, pound White started 27 games for the Maurice Hurst has finally found an NFL home. The defensive tackle out of Michigan was picked up by Oakland in the fifth round No.
The Raiders moved up to grab Hurst, swinging a trade with the Colts that saw Oa Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore have company in Miami. The Dolphins on Saturday used their fourth-round pick No. The New York Giants have unearthed a quarterback. Big Blue on Saturday used their fourth-round pick No. Greg Olsen has company in Carolina. Thomas is an uber-athletic, pass-catching tight end who drew comparison The 49ers are keeping Jaquiski Tartt around for the long haul.
The team on Friday inked the fourth-year safety to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in San Francisco through Jay Cutler is ready to walk away from football.
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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the year-old veteran quarterback is expected to retire for the second year in a row. Per Rapoport, Cutler "may be coming to a reality The New England Patriots are busy rebuilding their offensive line. Smack dab in the middle of the NFL draft, the team has finalized a trade for 49ers tackle Trent Brown, the team announced Friday. In exchange for the 6-foot-8, pound blocker, Tucked away inside a rushing flood of draft picks Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders struck a trade for a playmaking wide receiver.
Baker Mayfield is Cleveland's quarterback of tomorrow. As for today, the first-overall pick in the draft is prepared to sit and learn behind Tyrod Taylor, the veteran signal-caller scheduled to start from wire-to-wire for the Browns in The Patriots have brought a little bit of Georgia to Massachusetts. New England on Thursday used the No. The selection came eight picks after Bill Belichick and friends grabbe The Atlanta Falcons have found a brand-new weapon for quarterback Matt Ryan. The explosive Ridley becomes the second wideout off the boa The wideout-needy Cowboys were widely expected to take a receiver during Thursday night's first round.
Instead, Dallas flipped the script to add a playmaker on defense. The Saints on Thursday night swung a trade with the Packers -- rising from No The Cleveland Browns have kicked off the first round of the draft with a pair of surprises. After making quarterback Baker Mayfield the first-overall pick on Thursday night, the team bypassed pass-rusher Bradley Chubb in favor of cornerback Denzel At long last, we have our answer. Cleveland's twisting, twirling and wholly unpredictable path toward the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft reached its final destination Thursday night with the selection of quarterback Baker Mayfield.
While the Browns aren't planning to shop the No. John Dorsey -- and John Dorsey alone -- knows how this will end. The Browns general manager told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that he "hasn't even told [his] wife" who Cleveland will select with the first-overall pick in the draft come Thursday night The NFL's exclusive fifth-year option party rolls on. The Dolphins on Tuesday became the latest team to join the fray, exercising DeVante Parker's fifth-year team option.
We're all witness to a pair of no-brainer moves out of Los Angeles. The Rams on Tuesday picked up running back Todd Gurley's fifth-year option. The club did the same with traded-for cornerback Marcus Peters, the Rams announced. Both players are no The Indianapolis Colts have found the perfect place for Reggie Wayne. A tangible uptick in play. If Aaron Rodgers is "frustrated" over his lack of input in Green Bay, that's not what new general manager Brian Gutekunst had in mind. Amid reports that Rodgers, the team's star quarterback, felt burned by the club moving on from wideout Jordy Nel The Raiders have made their feelings clear on Amari Cooper.
The team on Monday exercised the fifth-year option on their lead wideout, putting to bed a brief rash of hemming and hawing over Cooper's future in Oakland. The option is set to be worth The Steelers aren't ready to give up on Bud Dupree. When it comes to Jadeveon Clowney, the Texans are all about hammering out a long-term deal. The year-old career backup passer announced his retire Dez Bryant has yet to find a home.
The Honey Badger would like to fix that in a hurry. Newly signed Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made his pitch for Houston's front office to sign Bryant, the veteran wideout suddenly released by the Cowboys The Bills figure as a raging lock to pick a rookie quarterback in next week's draft. That would loom as ill news for AJ McCarron, but Buffalo's free-agent addition isn't losing any sleep. One draft can change everything. For all the white noise surrounding free agency, history shows that Super Bowl champions and burgeoning dynasties are constructed in April with the right people picking the right college prospects.
The deadline to employ the injury-guaranteed option on players fr Ziggy Ansah has been a ghost during Detroit's offseason conditioning program, but that's about to change. The Seabass has found a new home upstream in the Pacific Northwest. The team quickly confirmed the Dez Bryant's storied run with the Dallas Cowboys has come to a sudden end.
The team on Friday released the veteran wideout. The move comes after the year-old Bryant met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones , who personally broke the news of the club For Mike Wallace, the challenge is clear. Chalk it up as a With his Spring League stint in the books, Johnny Manziel is left to ponder what comes next in his quest to play quarterback. On Thursday evening, the former Cleveland Browns first-rounder played in his second and final game with the developmental Derek Newton's career with the Texans is a wrap. The team on Thursday announced the release of the veteran offensive tackle, capping an injury-plagued final two seasons in Houston.
The year-old Newton ruptured his patellar tendon in both knees The Browns are making sure one of their big-name acquisitions is around for the long haul -- but it won't come cheap. Cleveland signed traded-for wideout Jarvis Landry to a five-year contract extension, the Browns announced Friday. Cameron Meredith is bound for New Orleans. This month's draft offers the deepest pool of potential franchise quarterbacks we've seen all century.
With a possible four passers set to be taken with the first five picks, Marc Sessler has updated his rankings of each QB class since the turn of th Friday's rash of transactions included a head-turning move from the Jon Gruden-led Raiders. Oakland announced the release of popular and productive punter Marquette King. The dumping of King comes as a surprise. A Pro Bowl alternate last season The former Titans and Bears wideout signed with the Vikings on Friday.
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Never missed practice or anything like that. Would we have wo Something is bound to go wrong. It usually does when we sit around confidently telling you who won or lost free agency. Fans and analysts alike spend the middle of March frothing over teams that ransack the marketplace and shell out massive-money Orlando Scandrick spent the past decade clashing on-field with the Washington Redskins.
Now he's joining them. The Patriots have dipped their hand into the free-agent pool. The team later confirmed the signing. Set to turn 30 in July, Claybor This time around, the Ravens found a wideout they plan to keep. One day ago, the Chiefs had nobody in their quarterback room beyond starter Patrick Mahomes.
Vontaze Burfict is facing yet another league-mandated punishment. Be careful when it comes to measuring teams in March. Free agency too often doubles as an intoxicant, a hazy elixir that sweeps over fans and analysts like a drunken cloud. Completely forgetting the rash of massive free agency deals of old that Cleveland's constantly churning roster continues to add and drop names at a fever pitch. The Browns on Thursday traded away veteran cornerback Jason McCourty and a seventh-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for New England's sixth-rou The Panthers have found a replacement for Star Lotulelei.
Don't call him a bridge. Introduced Thursday as Cleveland's newest quarterback, Tyrod Taylor made it crystal clear he doesn't plan to simply log a few starts before giving way to a fill-in-the-blank rookie passer. Tom Savage is bringing his act to New Orleans. He was their rock through a million Sundays in Cleveland. The ultra-reliable left tackle who announced his retirement from the Browns on Wednesday after 11 pristine seasons.
Jonathan Stewart is heading to The Big Apple. The quarterback-needy Vikings have taken a decisive lead in the open-market chase for Kirk Cousins.
The Saints don't plan to let Drew Brees escape. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported "significant progress" was made Monday toward a new two-year deal for Brees during the star quarterback's visit to the facility, according to sources. Kirk Cousins is about to make one quarterback-needy team extremely happy come Wednesday's official launch into free agency.
What becomes of those other clubs, though, who fail to land the former Redskins starter? Here's what we learned Monday abo Tamba Hali's marvelous decade-plus run in Kansas City is over. The Chiefs released the veteran outside linebacker on Monday, the team announced. It's a move reporters close to the team expected all along, with Hali turning 35 in December and set As the Raiders continue to craft and fine-tune Jon Gruden's roster for , Oakland is parting ways with at least one big-name veteran. Smith's departure has pl When Tom Brady finally calls it quits, football won't be the only factor.
Capping a week that's seen the Eagles, Seahawks and Rams wheel-and-deal like madmen, the Browns are closing Friday with three big-time deals. Cleveland has agreed to acquire Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a fourth-round The NFL's wave of fever-dream trade action rages on. Richard Sherman's marvelous and memorable run in Seattle is over. Free agency kicks off next week, but for Muhammad Wilkerson, the search for a new team has already begun. With next week's free-agency onslaught just around the bend, teams are gearing up to recruit the biggest names on the open market.
In Cincinnati, Joe Mixon is ahead of the pack. The Bengals running back made an open pitch to Sammy Watkins, asking The Seahawks are dumping players left and right on defense. On offense, though, they're looking to add help. The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to look vastly different in Running back Wide receiver Cornerback Quarterback It's roster-remake season, as NFL teams get ready to overhaul or tweak the personnel formulas upon which their fortunes hinge.
Before free agency and the draft NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the hot-and-cold veteran receiver was informed by the Patriots that his option has been picked up, according to a source The Chicago Bears don't plan to let Kyle Fuller get away -- not easily, at least. The team applied the transition tag to their talented young cornerback.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome promised to "leave no stones unturned" in revamping Baltimore's paper-thin receiver room. Few players generated more hype last offseason than John Ross.
Instead of barnstorming the league, though, Cincinnati's first-round wideout operated as a ghost during an injury-plagued, disappointing rookie campaign. The wayward debut served as a The veteran's exodus opened up a clear path to the starting role for second-year pas Will Cleveland be forced to add left tackle to the list? With All-Pro bookend Joe Thomas still pondering h The new league year launches on March 14, but that's just a date in time. This week's NFL Scouting Combine marks the true beginning of the madness and frenzy stirred up by flocks of front-office men, coaches and heat-seeking agents gathered togethe Kurt Coleman is suddenly looking for work.
The Carolina Panthers have released the veteran safety the team announced Monday. Add Minnesota to the list of teams heat-seeking a new starting quarterback. The Jaguars are done with Chris Ivory. The Jaguars also parted ways with Will the Seahawks tag Sheldon Richardson -- or won't they? Echoing what coach Pete Carro The Colts have made it official with Adam Vinatieri. Alshon Jeffery's season-long heroics in Philadelphia came with a cost. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles wideout underwent successful surgery Wednesday on a torn rotator cuff, per a source informed of the situation.
Next week's NFL Scouting Combine promises to deliver a whirlwind of chatter, gossip and juicy rumors. The machine is already churning in Denver, where the future of quarterback Trevor Siemian is entirely up in the air. AFC fits NFC fits The free-agency period is drawing ever closer, but for now, it remains a future proposition -- which means there's still space to dream up team-player pairings that tantalize with the promise of just how right they feel.
The Eagles have pinpointed a new offensive coordinator. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that in-house assistant Mike Groh has been chosen to fill the void left by Frank Reich, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans. With year-old kicker Sebastian Janikowski out the door in Oakland , Tom Brady now stands in a class of his own in every possible sense. The Patriots quarterback remains the final player from the NFL Draft employed by the team that picked h The long, proud run of the Seabass is over in Oakland.
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was informed by the Raiders that he will not be brought back for the season. Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts.
You either have a franchise passer -- or you don't. That's life in today's NFL, meaning the offseason to-do list is far more pressure-packed for teams still questing for a quarterback. Land one -- like the Niners did with Jimmy Garoppolo -- and A decade-plus after starting his coaching career as a Colts intern, Frank Reich is back in Indianapolis under a brand new title: The Colts on Tuesday introduced Reich to the media, an episode of fanfare coming less than a week after th The Cardinals have a new coach in Steve Wilks.
They're teed up for a new starting quarterback, too, after Carson Palmer called it quits following 15 seasons in the NFL. Team owner Michael Bidwill made it clear that Arizona will address the most The league has selected who will square off in this summer's annual Hall of Fame Game. The Ravens are making their The NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and the draft will vastly reshape all 32 teams into new creations.
Just look at the Eagles. A year ago, Chase Daniel sat as the understudy to a Jimmy Garoppolo became a dangerously wealthy man on Thursday. He's about to have company. In a league that waits for no team, the Colts have but one option: Jilted in jaw-dropping fashion on Tuesday by Josh McDaniels, who withdrew from an agreement to become Indy's head coach to remain with the Patriots, the Colts find Philadelphia's storybook win over the mighty Patriots came on a day in w Doug Pederson tugged the Eagles to the Super and Bill Belichick can do no wrong, but this year's voters looked elsewhere for the game's most transformative coach.
The Vikings are in the rear-view mirror for newly hired Giants coach Pat Shurmur, but his handiwork in Minnesota hasn't been forgotten. They aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but the Pittsburgh Steelers received some welcome news on Thursday. Philadelphia's head coach split the day's practice in two with a simulated minute halftime break to match the extended respite they'll experience Rob Gronkowski continues to mine his way through the NFL's concussion protocol.
The Patriots coach clarified that Gronkowski we Cousins is all anyone wants to talk about, though, which makes sense after the Redskins hit the ejector seat on their veteran quarterback in favor of Tuesday's stunning trade Are we alone in the universe? What on earth constitutes a catch? Three equally beguiling mysteries of the human experience.
It's been an unusual Super Bowl week in the sense that our loudest headline has nothing to do with the Eagles or Patriots. Washington's stunning trade for Alex Smith has triggered a series of aftershocks around the league. The Redskins have a new Crisco didn't cut it, so the cops in Philly are shifting to Plan B. Should the Eagles upset the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the city believes it's unearthed a better solution to keep rowdy fanatics from climbing light poles. Obsessive hours are poured into the task.
Lamp-lit midnights in the office alone. Watching snap after snap of looped game film in search of that one elusive clue to unpacking the mystery. Teaching signal-callers at the pro leve San Francisco's offseason to-do list is topped by one painfully obvious task: Find a way to keep Jimmy Garoppolo around for years to come. Set to become a free agent, the traded-for quarterback transformed the 49ers down the stretch, guiding a Lodged as the new offensive coordinator of the Browns, Todd Haley left Pittsburgh under a cloud of whispers over his fraught relationship with Ben Roethlisberger.
On Wednesday, the Steelers quarterback took the high road while unpacking his six se The Carolina Panthers are in the clear. The Panthers are handing over their offense to newly hired play-caller Norv Turner. What does that mean for Cam Newton? Carolina's star quarterback is coming off a campaign that saw him operate as a comprehensive mixed bag. Newton was one of the w As coaches, general managers and scouts descend on this week's Senior Bowl, all eyes will be on a pair of high-profile quarterbacks.
Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma and Wyoming's Josh Allen both loom as first-round prospects at the most important The Cleveland Browns have landed a new offensive coordinator. The team officially announced on Wednesday that Todd Haley is taking the job. Haley spent the past six years as Pittsburgh's play-caller, but the Steelers decided not to renew his cont Instead of preparing for a Super Bowl in their home stadium, the Vikings -- just like that -- are left to ponder an offseason flush with questions.
Questions that begin under center, with Minnesota's trio of quarterbacks -- Case Keenum, Sam Bradfor Is this the end of the road for Dick LeBeau? The storied defensive coordinator will not to return with the Titans next season, a source told Jason Wolf of The Tennessean.
The year-old LeBeau was informed Monday that he would not be invited to When it mattered most, New England knew who to turn to. In , Samuel Goldwyn made the popular play into a movie of the same name and transported the six rowdy boys to Hollywood. Gorcey became one of the busiest actors in Hollywood for the next 20 years.
In the Bowery Boys movies, Leo's father, Bernard Gorcey , played Louie Dumbrowski, the diminutive sweetshop owner from whom the boys conned banana splits and financial loans. Leo's character "Slip" was famed for his malapropisms always delivered in a Brooklyn accent , such as "a clever seduction" for "a clever deduction", "I depreciate it! In , Gorcey married year-old dancer Kay Marvis, who appeared in four of his Monogram movies. They divorced in , after which Kay met Groucho Marx and very soon after, became Groucho's wife. She gave birth to Leo Gorcey, Jr.
In , after his father was killed in an automobile accident, Gorcey began abusing alcohol and lost a great deal of weight. When he trashed a movie set in an intoxicated rage, the studio refused to give him the pay raise he demanded, so he quit the Bowery Boys and was replaced in the last seven movies by Stanley Clements. Leo's brother David remained with the series until it ended in early During the s, Leo did very little acting. Gorcey then made two final appearances on film with Huntz Hall in a pair of low budget productions: In , Gorcey's son Leo, Jr.
Gorcey's first cousin, twice removed, is sports writer Ryan Gorcey. His image was to appear on the cover of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band but he requested a fee and was painted out. Coincidentally, he died on the second anniversary of the album's US release. Years of alcoholism eventually caught up with Gorcey. He died of liver failure on June 2, , one day short of his 52nd birthday. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.