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The Cowboys are going 8-8 next season

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:18:02 GMT

The "Good Morning Football" crew debates if the Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC East next season.



Source: WR Cruz, Bears agree to 1-year deal

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:30:04 GMT

ESPN.com news services The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent wide receiver Victor Cruz, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday. Cruz, 30, joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of UMass in 2010 and quickly made his mark. He starred on their Super



What's next for Richard Sherman, Seahawks?

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:28:43 GMT

Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab shares his thoughts on the ESPN cover story about possible feuding inside the Seattle locker room.



Von Miller sets his sights on being the greatest of all time

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:22:08 GMT

Broncos linebacker Von Miller has accomplished an extraordinary amount for a guy who just turned 28 years old: He’s been a Super Bowl MVP, a rookie of the year, a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time first-team All-Pro. But his ambitions are even higher. “I want to be the best player in the National



Lions' Diggs not sweating heated competition

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:18:06 GMT

Allen Park – Quandre Diggs is on the hot seat, but the Detroit Lions cornerback isn't feeling the heat. Maybe because he's used to it. Diggs has always been something of an underdog. The half-brother of Quentin Jammer, a two-time All-American and top-10 NFL draft pick, Diggs had big shoes to



Kaepernick supporters assemble at NFL headquarters in solidarity

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:17:38 GMT

Seventy-plus Colin Kaepernick backers reportedly huddled in front of NFL headquarters Wednesday, voicing displeasure for the continued unemployment of the former 49ers quarterback. TMZ reported that the non-profit 100 Suits For 100 Men coordinated a collection of Kaepernick supporters expressing solidarity



Bucs coach condemns 'unprofessional' social media team over Falcons tweet

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:34 GMT

The Buccaneers scored a figurative touchdown with their 28-3 tweet directed toward the Falcons earlier this week. The 28-3 is, of course, in reference to the lead the Falcons blew in the Super Bowl to the Patriots, which has become a running joke online. While the tweet played well online and was a win



Trent Murphy Will Remain Prepared For Return During Season

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:12:00 GMT

With supportive teammates and coaches, Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy has remained positive and focused on on-field improvement as he awaits a Week 6 return during the regular season. Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy said it was “extremely disappointing to find out” that he had



Ron Rivera defends Kelvin Benjamin after WR was shamed for being overweight

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:10:24 GMT

Teams across the NFL are currently in the middle of organized team activities, or as they're more commonly known, OTAs. They're completely voluntary for players, and they can't be punished for skipping them. Just ask Odell Beckham Jr. how he feels about them. OTAs are the first real step



Reminder: The 2016 Cowboys exhausted backup QB options before turning to Dak

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:10:06 GMT

With the offseason settling in and the Dallas Cowboys considered the prohibitive favorites to win the NFC East again, it's easy to forget where Dallas was this time last year in its search for a backup to Tony Romo . Dak Prescott was not definitely the answer. Just ask his quarterbacks coach Wade



International flair: 4 players added to NFL practice squads

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:56:03 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) - Four NFL teams will carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads during the 2017 season. Three players are from Britain and one from Germany. The announcement by the NFL on Thursday is part of a new International Player Pathway program. The international players are: tight



Observations from Panthers OTAs: How QB Cam Newton participates – even when he is out

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:10:01 GMT

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn't throw a pass or take a repetition Thursday while he continues his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. But Newton did a little bit of everything else – going though agility drills and so-called mental reps, acknowledging a young fan who yelled his



5 best free agent signings in Eagles history

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:54:56 GMT

The Eagles have been one of the biggest players in free agency once again this off-season. It's a spotlight they've found themselves in many times in recent seasons, with mixed results. LeGarrette Blount's recent signing was likely the final stroke on a class of signings highlighted by Alshon



Malcolm Butler on Pats future: Whatever happens, happens

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:48:09 GMT

Cornerback Malcolm Butler is back with the Patriots for another season, but there was a time when another year in New England was in doubt. Butler was a restricted free agent this offseason and met with the Saints about signing an offer sheet for a long-term deal, but the Saints would have had to give



Victor Cruz says he’s narrowed down to two teams: Baltimore Ravens or Chicago Bears

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:43:01 GMT

The Cruz sweepstakes are coming to a headToday, on the Victor Cruz Show, from VSporto and Bears Sports Radio, Victor Cruz announced where he expects to play next season.Actually two teams, Cruz states, from the question on if theres a shortlist. The Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens. Those are the



Keidel: Richardson Has A Long Way To Go To Be The Man Marshall Is

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:40:00 GMT

We've heard all manner of sports cliches over the years. Among them are that you can't teach speed, or height, or quickness, or any number of physical gifts. Another way to put it: you can't teach whatever it is that Sheldon Richardson does on the gridiron. But the other part, the hard part



Here's why you might not see intricate TD celebrations this NFL season

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:29:01 GMT

The NFL is doing its best to shed the “No Fun League” label that it's carried for the past few years. That tag has been tied to the league mostly because of commissioner Roger Goodell and the officials' crackdown on celebrations, which irritated not only fans but players as well. “No dunking



Panthers LB Luke Kuechly won't alter play despite concussions

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:28:26 GMT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won't alter the way he plays despite missing multiple games in each of the past two seasons with concussions. "You play the game and don't think about getting hurt because that slows you down and increases the likelihood of getting



Former England Sevens captain Gray among four NFL global hopefuls

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:27:39 GMT

Alex Gray, a former England rugby sevens captain, was among four players named Thursday to NFL practice squads under a new International Player Pathway program. NFC South division teams -- the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints -- will each have a roster



The Redskins Have A Top-10 Talent Team According To Gil Brandt

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:24:00 GMT

Jake Kring-Schreifels Staff Writer The first week of OTAs is not a time to start making predictions about the upcoming season, nor is it beneficial to begin scrutinizing players, many of whom are learning new schemes and playing with them at full speed for the first time. But, as you try to grasp onto



Skip Bayless: Why haven't the Seahawks signed Colin Kaepernick already?

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:08:42 GMT

“The thing is… Austin Davis, he and Colin Kaepernick are so diametrically opposite. Austin Davis is a drop back passer, not a very good one I might add, because we saw what happened to him in St. Louis. That didn't go very well. So I think Colin Kaepernick would be the best fit in Seattle, because



Three Ohio State 2017 NFL Draftees Remain Unsigned; How Long Past Players Took to Sign With Their New Teams

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:05:00 GMT

When football players finally hear their names called during the NFL Draft, the moment represents a lifetime of hard work coming together for a massive payday. As long as those draftees put pen to paper and agree to terms with their new employers, anyways. Franchises, agents, families and the players



Momentum continues to build for Jaylon Smith's return

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:59:00 GMT

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith has yet to practice in front of the media because the team is still being cautious with two months to go before the start of training camp and four months before the start of the season. And while he is still wearing a brace for drop foot, stemming from nerve damage



Raiders' Mario Edwards Jr. could be defense's missing link

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:41:37 GMT

The Raiders were contact hitters in their off-season pursuit of defensive help. Sure, they hope first-round cornerback Gareon Conley and second-round safety Obi Melifonwu hit their share of home runs, but it's not as if the Raiders went out and brought in a slew of new obvious starters to help a



Will Michael Oher be back for mandatory minicamp? Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't sure

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:39:05 GMT

The first week of Carolina Panthers' organized team activities wrapped up Thursday without a Michael Oher sighting – and with no assurances from head coach Ron Rivera that the offensive tackle would be back for next month's minicamp. As the Observer reported this week, Oher's continued absence



NFL re-draft: Ravens grab young QB and pass rusher to start new team

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:33:31 GMT

If you're like me, you own a copy of the Madden video game franchise. One of the cooler parts is acting like a general manager and completely re-drafting your team from scratch. The chance to build up a roster completely of your own choosing and fitting your playing style is an amazing feeling. But



Belichick declares Patriots to be fully caught up

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:33:12 GMT

After winning their fifth Super Bowl, Patriots coach Bill Belichick declared that his team was about five or six weeks behind. In a Thursday media appearance, Belichick declared the deficit to be gone. “I think we’re probably caught up to where we are now,” Belichick told reporters. “I think it’s the



Why did it take so long for Lombardi to commit to Starr?

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:31:45 GMT

Ron from Charlotte, NC Bart Starr without a doubt is a great quarterback. After leading the Packers to four consecutive wins to close out 1959, how in the world did he end up as Lamar McHan's backup again in Games 2 through 5 in 1960? Bet you know the answer. Lombardi appears to have made very few



Bills announce Gerald Hodges signing

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:21:31 GMT

Thursday started with word that linebacker Gerald Hodges was on his way back for a second visit with the Bills that coach Sean McDermott said had a “good chance” of ending with a contract for the former 49er. McDermott’s prediction turned out to be right on the money. The team announced that he has signed



12 Players Who Retired From the NFL in 2016 — and the ‘Beast’ Who Couldn’t Stay Away

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:20:00 GMT

The NFL saw several legendary players retire this offseason... and then one re-entered the league. Here is a look at the 12 biggest NFL retirements in 2016.



Demonstrators gather near NFL offices in New York in 'show of solidarity' for Colin Kaepernick

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT

Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed by an NFL team, and a group of people decided to let the league know they're not happy about the situation. A rally was held Wednesday afternoon across the street from the NFL offices in Manhattan. There were two trucks holding video boards: one showing



Video: NaVorro Bowman practices without restrictions at OTAs

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:15:00 GMT

Video: NaVorro Bowman practices without restrictions at OTAs



6 NFL quarterbacks with the best chance to become elite in 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:06:36 GMT

Prescott only has one year of experience under his belt, but he's already an above-average quarterback. Last season, he had 23 touchdown passes with just four interceptions, winning Offensive Rookie of the Year and tossing his name into the discussion for league MVP. Granted, he wasn't asked



Morris Claiborne: Why I Signed with the Jets

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:06:00 GMT

After testing the nerve-wracking free agent waters for the first time in his career, Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne said head athletic trainer John Mellody was a key part of why he signed with team. “I just fell in love with the training staff, the things that they do and the options they give you



Derek Carr, Megatron, Del Rio, Downing hit the links after Raiders OTAs

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:03:46 GMT

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr found some time after offseason training activities (OTAs) to hit the links with Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, offensive coordinator Todd Downing and retired NFL receiver Calvin Johnson Wednesday. Carr and Downing both documented their outings with a picture of themselves



Loudoun Chamber To Host 'Leadership On The Gridiron' With Redskins Great Santana Moss

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Join us for a special event on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The National Conference Center, where the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will host Washington Redskins legend Santana Moss for a special “Leadership Series” luncheon event. Moss will discuss his experiences as one of the team's all-time



Odell Beckham still a no-show at Giants practice

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:45 GMT

Odell Beckham Jr. was conspicuous by his continued absence at the start of the Giants' voluntary OTA session Thursday. Beckham had been expected to rejoin his teammates in the fieldhouse for practice, but there was no sign of No. 13. Beckham, who just signed an historic shoe deal with Nike, was photographed



Charles Tapper: Cowboys have 'freaky' combo when I'm lined up next to Taco Charlton

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:00 GMT

FRISCO -- Charles Tapper's energy level has been so high during the first week of organized team activities that members of the coaching staff have told him to turn it down a notch. "I'm at full-throttle, full-go," Tapper said Wednesday, "so I'm out there going 110 [miles per



The pieces are in place for Tom Brady, Patriots to challenge NFL's scoring record

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:55:16 GMT

Thanks to the messy saga that was Deflategate, Tom Brady played only 12 games during the 2016 season. Those 12 games, though, were among the most efficient of his 17-year career.  Brady completed 67.4 percent of his passes, the second-best mark of his career. He averaged 8.2 yards per attempt, the third-best



Kalil: I really like our depth

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:55:00 GMT

Kalil: I really like our depth Center Ryan Kalil talks with the media as the Panthers wrap up the first week of OTAs.



Coby Fleener's Cleats from My Cause, My Cleats Up for Auction

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:50:46 GMT

During Week #13 of the 2016 regular season, NFL players were allowed the opportunity to highlight the charitable organization or causes that are important to them by donning customized cleats in-game as part of the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign. NFL Auction has been featuring weekly online auctions



Cowboys OL La'el Collins continues to work exclusively at right tackle

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:49:26 GMT

FRISCO - La'el Collins continues to work at right tackle during organized team activities this week. The third-year offensive lineman said he expects to work exclusively at the position, which looks more and more like his new spot on the vaunted line, throughout the remaining offseason sessions and



Bills concerned with Charles Clay’s “knee situation”

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:48:06 GMT

The Bills signed a tight end on Wednesday with Wes Saxton joining the team as part of a series of roster moves and coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that the move was not made because of the team’s concerns about Charles Clay’s knee. That’s not to say that the team has no concerns about Clay’s…



WR Beckham remains MIA from Giants' OTAs

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:46:36 GMT

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was one of several New York Giants who did not attend organized team activities on Thursday. The workouts are voluntary. Beckham missed the first two OTAs on Monday and Tuesday as he waited



Bills sign LB Gerald Hodges

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:44:10 GMT

Just minutes after coach Sean McDermott told the media that there was a “good chance” that former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Gerald Hodges would be signing with the Bills, the team made it official by signing the 26-year-old to a one-year contract, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hodges visited Buffalo



Redskins’ Norman confident that changes will improve defense

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:39:02 GMT

On Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that even though there have been a lot of changes to his teams defense, there would be no grace period for them to gel and start playing effectively. RELATED: Who are the Redskins' roster locks? The organization responded by promoting Greg Manusky to defensive



Giants add defensive depth with DE Devin Taylor & Safety Duke Ihenacho

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:50 GMT

The Giants have signed DE Devin Taylor and Safety Duke Ihenacho: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today added two veteran defenders who have played in 102 NFL games and registered a combined 306 tackles (including playoffs). The newcomers are defensive end Devin Taylor, formerly of the Detroit Lions



NFL free agency 2017: Where the top 100 free agents have signed

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:31:48 GMT

The NFL’s annual free agent frenzy kicked off at the beginning of March. There’s no shortage of optimism for NFL fans in the spring, and nothing says hope springs eternal like a brand new free agent acquisition. While there are a few names still on the market, most of the biggest money has already



Cowboys in 'put up or shut up' seasons, and whether Randy Gregory ever plays for Dallas again

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Moore: Some might put Jaylon Smith in that category since he didn't play his rookie season. I wouldn't. So let's take him off the table. I'd say this is a big year for offensive tackle Chaz Green. If he can't stay healthy and contribute, I'm not sure what his future holds in Dallas



For better or worse, Packers show trust in development of OLB Kyler Fackrell

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:43 GMT

The Green Bay Packers wouldn't have taken such a relaxed approach at outside linebacker this offseason without having some level of trust in the development of Kyler Fackrell. The Packers clearly like last year's third-round pick more than most outsiders. Despite spending $60 million to keep



New York Giants release Rahim Moore, Ishaq Williams

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:24:08 GMT

The New York Giants officially announced the signings of defensive end Devin Taylor and safety Duke Ihenacho on Thursday. The duo had reportedly agreed to terms with the team on Wednesday. In order to make room for Taylor and Ihenacho on their 90-man roster, the Giants also announced that they have terminated