Previewing the inaugural USFL playoffs in Canton, Ohio with matchups between the Birmingham Stallions and the New Orleans Breakers in the south division and the New Jersey Generals and the Philadelphia Stars in the north division.
Davante Adams is now a Las Vegas Raider, and Aaron Rodgers is looking at a fairly young receiving corps. Can the Green Bay Packers overcome the loss of their star pass-catcher and win another Super Bowl?
Pulling together several NFL power rankings — from a wide range of sources — gives bettors a range for where every team fits across the league and will help bettors identify the under or overrated teams when it comes to betting the 2022 NFL season.
Two years have passed since the Cincinnati Bengals selected quarterback Joe Burrow first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Ben Linsey takes a look back on how the draft should have gone, which includes Justin Herbert going to Washington and Justin Jefferson going to Detroit.
Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Daniel Snyder as owner of the Commanders amid ongoing scrutiny into the organization's workplace culture and accusations from women employees of pervasive sexual harassment by team executives.
The Saints have signed linebacker Demario Davis to a one-year extension, sources told ESPN. The deal, which now runs through 2024, gives Davis the opportunity to earn an additional $18 million over the next three seasons, sources said.
Despite winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams last season, defensive end Ogbonnia 'Obo' Okoronkwo told ESPN that his only logical step was to sign with the Houston Texans so he could give back to his community.
Giants rookie edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux spent the offseason program in a red jersey and working on the side with trainers. Thibodeaux’s injury was unknown as Giants coach Brian Daboll declined to say what it was. The mystery is solved, though, as Dan Duggan of TheAthletic.com reports that Thibodeaux has a “tweaked” hip. Duggan adds […]
The Birmingham Stallions left town for the first time on Saturday night, after playing all 10 regular-season games in the town for which they’re named. And they managed to win their first ever game in Canton, Ohio. The Stallions beat the New Orleans Breakers, 31-17, in the second of two semifinal contests. Quarterback J’Mar Smith […]
The Cowboys moved on from veteran kicker Greg Zuerlein after he missed six field goals and six PATs in 2021, his second with the team. The only kicker on Dallas’ roster currently is undrafted rookie Jonathan Garibay. The Cowboys surely will bring in competition at some point, probably before training camp begins late next month. […]
Much was made of the fact that the Browns gave Deshaun Watson a base salary for 2022 of only $1 million, given that the approach would reduce dramatically the financial consequences of, for example, a six- or eight-game suspension. If Watson misses all of 2022, it doesn’t matter. A full-season suspension by rule would toll […]
A slow Saturday on the NFL calendar has picked up considerably. With the NFL knowing that coverage of all things Deshaun Watson is unavoidable, the league steered the emergence of reports into a window where they could be less noticed. And here we are. At 6:05 p.m. ET, the Wall Street Journal posted an item […]
The Philadelphia Stars were the best team in the first iteration of the USFL, winning the league championship in two of the USFL’s three seasons. And now the Stars may win the title in the USFL 2.0 as well. Philadelphia beat the New Jersey Generals 19-14 today to advance to next week’s USFL championship game. […]
Why bother dumping bad news into a Friday afternoon in late June when it can instead be buried close to five o’clock on a Saturday? At a time when many were waiting for the NFL to initiate the process of disciplining Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson under the Personal Conduct Policy by proposing a significant suspension […]
The 49ers were poised to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo until he surprised them with a decision to have surgery on his throwing shoulder. Soon, he’ll be cleared to throw again, following the March procedure. That’s the report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Garoppolo will be cleared within the next few weeks, and he’ll commence throwing. […]
Last month, mixed signals emerged from Tampa Bay regarding whether quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask will compete for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Tom Brady. Position coach Clyde Christensen said no. Head coach Todd Bowles disagreed, saying Trask would have a chance. Bowles recently provided more clarity. Basically, competition is […]
When the Giants drafted quarterback Daniel Jones in 2019, Pat Shurmur was the head coach and Mike Shula was the offensive coordinator. In 2020, Joe Judge was the Giants’ head coach and Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator. In 2021 Judge returned but fired Garrett during the season and replaced him with Freddie Kitchens. And […]
The Bears signed second-round draft choice Kyler Gordon on Saturday, the team announced. The cornerback from the University of Washington was the team’s top draft choice, No. 39 overall. He becomes the 11th of the Bears’ 12 draft choices to sign his four-year deal with only second-round safety Jaquan Brisker remaining unsigned. Gordon appeared in […]
In addition to bracing for a suspension of six games or more due to a charge of felony battery arising from an incident in Las Vegas on Pro Bowl weekend, Saints running back Alvin Kamara expects to face a lawsuit in civil court. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the man whom Kamara […]
Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones knows he’s taking on a tough quarterback to start the season. Asked by Joy Taylor who the biggest obstacle is to the Raiders among Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, Jones said the only one he’s focused on now is Herbert, because the […]
Last October, then-Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson could have settled all but four of the civil lawsuits pending against him. He wanted to resolve all of them or none of them. This week, Watson reached a tentative settlement with all but four of the individuals who have sued him for sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. […]
Many are excited about the inevitability of NFL Sunday Ticket landing with a new provider for various reasons, from the possibility of improved customer service over DirecTV’s current “please hold” approach to the potential for expanded functionality and more options for viewing out-of-market games. One important change won’t be made. It won’t get a whole […]
There’s been some ill will and even death threats since Tyreek Hill‘s contract demands led the Chiefs to trade him to the Dolphins, but one former teammate is standing up for Hill’s right to seek greener pastures. Chiefs guard Trey Smith said on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville that the business of football dictates that […]
It rarely happens. As explained in Playmakers, it should happen more often. The best prospects in any given draft, destined to be selected by a potentially hapless franchise, should always consider making a power play in the hopes of landing with a better team. In the past 40 years, however, it’s only happened twice: John […]
As DirecTV prepares to conclude an exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket run that began nearly 30 years ago, three companies have made a play to take over the package in 2023. Alex Sherman of CNBC.com reports that Disney, Apple, and Amazon have submitted bids for the out-of-market package. At this point, the three mega-companies are playing the […]
The NFL will go without a supplemental draft again this year. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the league has informed teams that there will not be a supplemental draft this summer. This is the third straight year that the league has gone without the draft. Supplemental drafts have been held in the past […]
Saints running back Alvin Kamara‘s arrest on felony battery charges in Las Vegas in February is expected to result in a suspension under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. PFT reported this week that Kamara is bracing for a six-game suspension and the prospect of a ban came up during General Manager Mickey Loomis’ appearance on […]