Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst said living with depression led to a suicide attempt four years ago when he was playing college football at South Carolina, telling First Coast News that he woke up in the hospital and didn't know what had happened.
The Los Angeles Rams are promoting Sophie Luoto to director of football operations, a source confirmed to ESPN, making her the highest-ranking woman in football operations for the Rams. Yahoo Sports first reported that Luoto was expected to be promoted.
If and when a collective bargaining agreement is finalized, it it is expected to change the NFL's playoff structure as currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN, including an expansion to seven teams from each conference.
Separate meetings being held by the NFL's owners and the players' association could result in votes to approve or reject the current CBA proposal, sources close to the negotiations told ESPN's Dan Graziano.
NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson was being held Wednesday in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge after federal agents said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding.
We're not saying he's definitely retiring. Heck, we don't even know where Brady will play next season. But if we don't believe his Super Bowl commercial and Brady hangs 'em up, here's how some NFL teams could honor the G.O.A.T.
Safety Patrick Chung is under contract with the New England Patriots for the 2020 season. Fellow safety and special teams standout Nate Ebner is not under contract with the Patriots but wants to be back with the team this fall. However, the possibility exists that if they are both back with the team for the […]
Eric Bieniemy is unlikely to take the head-coaching job at the University of Colorado. Unless he isn’t. A day after Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reported that the Chiefs offensive coordinator is “unlikely” to jump from the NFL to a college program that has become a Michigan State stepping-stone, Mike Klis of 9News.com reported that Bieniemy, […]
The NFL had hoped to gather its board of player representatives on Thursday to further discuss the pending NFL proposal for a new labor deal. That meeting was canceled. The reason was far from strategic. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, scheduling and travel challenges intervened. The 32 player representatives fly commercial airlines, […]
Core special teams player Nate Ebner wants to return to New England. “I mean, that would be the best thing, I think, when you consider my entire career has been here,” Ebner said Wednesday night, via Zack Cox of NESN. “I understand how things go. I’ve got some true friendships here. “I understand how things […]
More details emerged Wednesday night in the arrest of Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson. Robinson and ex-NFL player Quan Bray were taken into custody after Border Patrol found 156.9 pounds of marijuana in the back of their 2020 Chevy Tahoe, according to law enforcement documents obtained by TMZ.com. If convicted, the former Auburn teammates face […]
The Rams are promoting Sophie Luoto to director of football operations, Charles Robinson of yahoo.com reports. Luoto previously served as manager of business and executive operations. She drew praise — and a game ball — for her assistance to Rams’ employees during the Southern California fires in 2018. The move makes Luoto one of the […]
The Chiefs earned a first-round bye on the last day of the 2019 regular season on their way to the Lombardi Trophy. That quite possibly could mark the final season of two teams getting byes in each conference. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement proposal, the NFL would add a playoff team to each conference beginning […]
Lane Kiffin has been out of the NFL for 12 years and is now the head coach at Ole Miss, but he’s still not completely over the one who got away during his first year as head coach of the Raiders. Kiffin told Dan LeBatard today that in the 2007 NFL draft, Kiffin was sure […]
Tight end Demetrius Harris didn’t need long to find a new home. Harris signed a one-year deal with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Harris’ signing comes only two days after the Browns cut him. Harris, 28, has familiarity with Bears coach Matt Nagy, having played for him in Kansas City. The Bears […]
The NFL Players Association wants to get rid of the funding rule. The NFL doesn’t. And the league has offered a compromise. Per a league source, the NFL is willing to give teams a $10 million credit against the requirement that future guarantees be placed in escrow. So if a team were required to set […]
It’s usually a good idea to not disrupt the schedules of billionaires without good reason. The league office apparently has a good reason. Mike Silver of the NFL reports that the NFL has “summoned” owners to New York for a meeting later this week regarding the ongoing labor negotiations with the NFL Players Association. Per […]
Auburn tackle Prince Tega Wanogho pulled out of Senior Bowl practices because of a knee issue and he’s also set to miss doing drills at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Wanogho had his knee scoped late last month and won’t do on-field work as a result. He pulled […]
Nigel Bradham wasn’t going to be with the Eagles next year anyway. Now, he gets a head start on free agency. The Eagles announced they had released the veteran linebacker. Yesterday, the word was that they weren’t picking up his 2020 option, which would have forced him to wait until the start of free agency […]
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about the prospect of taking a hometown discount last summer and said he didn’t think it was fair “for somebody to say you can only take so much” when it comes time to negotiate a contract. The lack of a contract extension with the Cowboys suggests that Prescott has […]
The Texans made sure nose tackle Brandon Dunn won’t reach free agency. With Dunn’s contract set to expire, the Texans got him signed to a new deal before free agency begins next month. The team announced the contract extension Wednesday, and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports it’s a three-year deal worth $12 million. […]
The Titans brought back one of their own Wednesday. The team announced a new one-year deal for wide receiver Cameron Batson. He was set to be an exclusive rights free agent, which means not really a free agent at all since he couldn’t negotiate with other teams. Batson spent last year on injured reserve after a […]
Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods held a press conference on Wednesday and said he feels like he is “coming into a very fortunate situation” with the talent on hand in Cleveland. He pointed to cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams and said it “excites you” to have players like that in the secondary. He also […]
The Roughnecks had the first XFL player of the week after the opening weekend. They have the second XFL player of the week, too. Quarterback P.J. Walker won the award after the season opener. Receiver Cam Phillips is the winner this week in a Twitter poll conducted weekly by the XFL. Phillips caught eight passes […]
Alex Van Pelt’s roles are clearly defined. He will serve as both the quarterbacks coach and the offensive coordinator with the Browns. It remains undecided who will call the plays in Cleveland. Van Pelt said Wednesday that new head coach Kevin Stefanski has not decided whether he or Van Pelt will serve as play-caller. “I […]
Jordan Reed might be done in Washington, but he’s not done playing football. According to Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com, the veteran tight end cleared the concussion protocol Wednesday. That’s good news for Reed from a health standpoint, though he’s expected to be released this offseason. But a source close to Reed said his hope is […]