• NFL Raiders TE Darren Waller nearing return

    Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller told ESPN he should be ready to practice next week. Waller, 29, has been sidelined since early August with what the network reported as a hamstring injury. Per ESPN, the injury is not considered serious. He will not participate in Sunday’s preseason opener against the visiting Minnesota Vikings. […]

  • NFL Colts release OT Jason Spriggs

    The Indianapolis Colts released offensive tackle Jason Spriggs on Friday. Spriggs, 28, signed with the Colts in June. He participated in 90 snaps on offense and 54 on special teams while appearing in 15 games (one start) with the Atlanta Falcons last season. Spriggs also has played with the Packers and Chicago Bears since being […]

  • NFL NFL preseason roundup: Graham Gano’s FG lifts Giants over Patriots

    Graham Gano made a 24-yard field goal as time expired to lift the New York Giants over the New England Patriots 23-21 on Thursday night in a preseason game in Foxborough, Mass. New England had taken a 21-20 advantage with 4:51 left to play in the fourth after quarterback Bailey Zappe connected with wide receiver […]

  • NFL preseason roundup: Graham Gano’s FG lifts Giants over Patriots

    Graham Gano made a 24-yard field goal as time expired to lift the New York Giants over the New England Patriots 23-21 on Thursday night in a preseason game in Foxborough, Mass. New England had taken a 21-20 advantage with 4:51 left to play in the fourth after quarterback Bailey Zappe connected with wide receiver […]

  • NFL Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (groin) likely out for preseason opener

    Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny likely will miss Saturday’s preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a groin injury, coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Thursday. Carroll said Penny is “feeling a little bit of groin tightness,” and that rookie Kenneth Walker III would see a good amount of action. Penny, 26, has […]

  • NFL Reports: QB Malik Willis starting preseason opener vs. Ravens

    Rookie Malik Willis will be the starting quarterback when the Tennessee Titans open the preseason against the host Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Willis, a third-round pick out of Liberty, is competing with Logan Woodside for the backup job behind starter Ryan Tannehill. Willis, 23, is viewed as the team’s quarterback […]

  • NFL Saints cut DT Jaleel Johnson, RB Malcolm Brown

    The New Orleans Saints released defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson and running back Malcolm Brown on Thursday. The Saints also officially signed quarterback K.J. Costello and defensive backs Brian Allen and Jack Koerner. Johnson, 28, was a fourth-round pick by Minnesota in 2017 and has 110 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 65 games (20 starts) with […]

  • NFL Vikings send QB Kirk Cousins (illness) home from training camp

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was sent home from training camp with an undisclosed illness, coach Kevin O’Connell told reporters on Thursday. Cousins missed a walk-through practice in the early afternoon at Eagan, Minn. The Vikings also were slated to hold a full practice later Thursday. O’Connell said the team wasn’t prepared to say if […]

  • NFL Reports: Adam Shaheen fails physical, trade to Texans nixed

    The Houston Texans are voiding this week’s trade with the Miami Dolphins after tight end Adam Shaheen failed a physical, multiple outlets reported Thursday. The Dolphins dealt Shaheen and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Texans on Tuesday in exchange for a sixth-round selection in 2023. Shaheen, 27, reverts to the Miami roster. He had […]

  • NFL Report: Jets signing OT Duane Brown

    The New York Jets are signing five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown to a two-year deal, ESPN first reported Thursday. The deal is worth $22 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported. The signing comes in the aftermath of the Jets losing right tackle Mekhi Becton to a season-ending knee injury. Brown visited the Jets […]

  • NFL Broncos name Damani Leech new team president

    The Denver Broncos named Damani Leech their team president on Thursday. It’s the latest shuffling of executives since the new ownership group took over after NFL owners approved the team’s sale on Tuesday. Joe Ellis resigned as CEO/president of the team earlier this week. New owner Rob Walton announced that his son-in-law and co-owner, Greg […]

  • NFL Patriots RB James White announces retirement

    Patriots running back James White announced his retirement Thursday following eight NFL seasons — all in New England. White, 30, won three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots. In Super Bowl LI, he scored 20 points in the second half, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime to secure the unlikely comeback win over the Atlanta […]

  • NFL Cowboys to use RB Tony Pollard at slot receiver

    The Dallas Cowboys finally have figured out a way to get backup running back Tony Pollard on the field with Ezekiel Elliott at the same time — use the former at the slot receiver position this upcoming season. Away from peering eyes at open training camp practices, Pollard has been working with Cowboys offensive quality […]

  • NFL Tom Brady (personal) away from Bucs until Aug. 20

    Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady was excused from Thursday’s practice and will be away from the team through Aug. 20 for personal reasons, Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said Thursday. Bowles did not divulge details. “It’s a personal issue. That’s all I can tell you,” Bowles said. Brady will return to the team sometime after […]

  • NFL QB1, done: Starters sit preseason openers

    Starting quarterbacks are mastering the sideline route this preseason. Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Mac Jones of the Patriots are the latest starting quarterbacks to be informed they won’t play in preseason openers this week, extending a trend that goes well beyond the majority of No. 1 quarterbacks in the league. “Josh Allen will not […]

  • NFL Report: Bears WR N’Keal Harry needs surgery, could miss 8 weeks

    Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry is expected to miss up to eight weeks recovering from surgery to repair a high-ankle sprain. Chicago is dealing with myriad injuries at the position entering its preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. Harry was injured Saturday during training camp practice. Multiple reports on Thursday indicated […]

  • NFL Bears activate LB Roquan Smith off PUP list

    The Chicago Bears activated unhappy linebacker Roquan Smith from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday. The move allows the club to fine Smith $40,000 per day for skipping practice. Smith, 25, went public with his request to be traded earlier this week, saying the Bears are “trying to take advantage of me” and “left […]

  • NFL Deshaun Watson to start Browns’ first preseason game

    Deshaun Watson will make his first start in a Cleveland uniform on Friday when the Browns face the Jacksonville Jaguars in their preseason opener. The Browns said Wednesday in a brief post on their website that most of their starters will play Friday in Jacksonville. Watson, 26, was the only player mentioned by name. When […]

  • NFL Matt Ryan will play in Colts’ first preseason game

    The Matt Ryan era with the Indianapolis Colts will begin Saturday in Buffalo. Ryan will start the Colts’ first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, his first appearance in a game with the club since the March trade from Atlanta. “Play maybe a quarter, maybe a little less,” Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday. […]

  • NFL Mitchell Trubisky well ahead in Steelers’ QB derby

    No official declaration has been made, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ plans at quarterback are becoming clearer by the day. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Mitchell Trubisky would start if the season began now. “Mitch has won in this league, the statistics bear that out and he has more experience than the others,” Tomlin said. Trubisky […]

  • NFL Report: Eagles signing RB DeAndre Torrey

    The Philadelphia Eagles are signing undrafted running back DeAndre Torrey, NFL Network reported Wednesday. The former North Texas standout worked out for the Eagles at training camp on Wednesday. The 5-foot-7 Torrey rushed for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns in 12 games last season for the Mean Green. Over four seasons, he rushed for 3,228 […]

  • NFL Lions’ 1st-round pick to wear No. 9 with Matthew Stafford’s blessing

    Lions rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams reached out to Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford for permission to wear the No. 9 jersey in Detroit. Williams, who was selected with the 12th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, initially chose No. 18 in what he considered to be honoring Calvin Johnson. The Pro Football […]

  • NFL Broncos add two running backs to roster

    The Denver Broncos added running backs Stevie Scott and JaQuan Hardy to their roster on Wednesday. The Broncos signed Scott, 22, during training camp last year but quickly waived him. He appeared in one preseason game, running for 23 yards on seven carries. This spring, Scott played for the Michigan Panthers of the USFL and […]

  • NFL Packers WR Randall Cobb (foot) misses practice

    Green Bay Packers wideout Randall Cobb missed practice Wednesday with a foot injury, multiple outlets reported. Head coach Matt LaFleur did not comment on the injury during his morning session with reporters. Cobb, who turns 32 later this month, is entering his 12th NFL season. The slot specialist has 591 receptions for 7,168 yards and […]

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