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NFL docs: Elliott accuser eyed sex tape blackmail
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:34 GMT
In documents obtained by Yahoo Sports, Tiffany Thompson, who implicated the Dallas star in domestic violence claims, discussed a plan to sell videos for large sums of money.
Trying to make sense of Patriots backfield for fantasy drafts
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:45:32 GMT
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Analysis | Here's how to pull off the perfect fantasy draft using the Zero RB strategy
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:38:11 GMT
There are many different strategies you can employ on draft day, but none haveÂ been written about or scrutinized more than the Zero RB strategy, whichÂ advocatesÂ steering clear of running backs until the fifth or sixth round of a draft. The reasoning behind the championship-winning blueprint is simple
Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith finally set to make NFL debut
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:03:08 GMT
A long, hard road for Jaylon Smith will finally lead to his first NFL game on Saturday.
Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux's fractured leg
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:32:22 GMT
The Saints fired two team orthopedists when it was determined cornerback Delvin Breaux had a fractured fibula, not a contusion as first thought.
Judy Battista: If nothing new is presented in Elliott's appeal the suspension won't be reduced
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:03 GMT
NFL Network's Judy Battista talks about the six game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and the likelihood of it being reduced upon appeal.
Judy Battista: Tom Coughlin is very committed to the Jaguars
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:03 GMT
NFL Network's Judy Battista talks about Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and how he's adjusting to working with head coach Doug Marrone.
Raiders getting most bets to win Super Bowl this season
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:43:00 GMT
The Oakland Raiders don't arrive for a couple of years, but they're already Las Vegas'team at the betting window. This offseason, more bets have been placed on the Raiders to win the Super Bowl than on any other team at sportsbooks around town. Oakland's Super Bowl odds, which opened
What is the PUP list and which NFL players are on it?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:12:51 GMT
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Giants Insider: Cornerback Valentino Blake
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:21 GMT
Giants Insider: Cornerback Valentino Blake Cornerback Valentino Blake discusses takeaways from the preseason opener
Giants Insider: Safety Nat Berhe
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:01:17 GMT
Giants Insider: Safety Nat Berhe Safety Andrew Adams discusses goals for season
20 most hated NFL players in 2017: The disrespected and the downright dirty
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:59:39 GMT
SN presents its ranking of the most hated players currently in the NFL.
Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:55:36 GMT
Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24. Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday. Mowins will start the season calling a Monday night NFL game between the Chargers
Player from each team with most to prove in NFL preseason Week 2
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:59 GMT
Philip Rivers was magnificent in the one drive he engineered Sunday night against the first-team Seattle Seahawks defense. Then Clemens came in and reminded the world that the Chargers are absolutely doomed if Rivers gets injured. Unless, of course, Clemens can somehow find it within himself to do better
Seahawks'Doug Baldwin: Some fans are 'yelling at players, cussing'during the anthem
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:39 GMT
As he ponders whether to join one of his teammates in protest during the playing of the national anthem, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is mindful that some of the very people who take issue with player protests often are hardly respectful during the playing of the song. Baldwin's teammate
Jameis Winston will have the best receiving options in the NFL this season
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:16:03 GMT
And where will this room come from? Look no further than the offseason addition of DeSean Jackson. The wideout had an inconsistent period with the Washington Redskins, as he battled some injuries and an inconsistent plan of receiving the ball from Kirk Cousins. But in Tampa Bay, coaches and players alike
Fantasy players rising, falling and flying too far under the radar
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:11:13 GMT
Andrew Luck, Eddie Lacy and John Brown are heading in the wrong direction for fantasy purposes.
Kyle Rudolph: Dalvin Cook is going to be a big addition for Vikings this year
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:08:02 GMT
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph shares his impressions of running back Dalvin Cook.
Reuben Foster a starter, Kyle Shanahan says
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged Tuesday what had appeared obvious: Rookie Reuben Foster, who started the preseason opener and has lined up with the first team in practices this week, is a starting inside linebacker, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Foster, the No. 31 overall
Can J.J. Watt regain his dominance as he rejoins the Texans'top-ranked defense?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. â€” It is, in theory, a formula for absolute defensive domination. The Houston Texans are spending this training camp reincorporating J.J. Watt, their three-time NFL defensive player of the year, into a defense that ranked No. 1 in the league last season without him. But there
Pete Carroll supports Michael Bennett but thinks 'we should all be standing'for anthem
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:18:49 GMT
Pete Carroll has long been known as a players'coach, and he said Tuesday that while he was taken by surprise by Michael Bennett's decision to sit during the national anthem, he supported hisÂ defensive end. â€śWhen it comes to it, I love our country and I think we should all stand for the opportunities
ESPN adds to a bad week for race and the NFL
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:15:46 GMT
Less than 48 hours after the outcomes of Charlottesville, Va., sports has once again shown why it is a microcosm of America. Simply put, racism is ingrained in every part of our culture. If you're reading this then you probably have seen or heard about the idiotic, and utterly racist â€śskitâ€ť that
Will the Seahawks trade for Sheldon Richardson?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:12:37 GMT
You'll notice in the video above, Mike Garafolo references the Seahawks will be 'tweaking'their roster before the season begins. 'Just stay tuned'Garofolo adds, providing a layer of intrigue. So what could this be? We know the Seahawks are trying to sign Tramaine Brock with Jason
Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for Packers in second preseason game
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The Washington Redskins return to the practice field Wednesday after breaking camp in Richmond on Monday and receiving Tuesday off. Now, they begin preparing for Saturday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Coach Jay Gruden called the time in Richmond a success, but as the preseason
Slot receivers are more important to NFL offenses than ever, but their salaries haven't caught up
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMT
The space between the end of an offensive line and an outside receiver, commonly called the slot, decides more NFL games than ever before. Cole Beasley lined up there on 85 percent of his snaps last season, and he led the Dallas Cowboys in catches and receiving yards. His ability out of the slot provided
How much longer will Ben Roethlisberger play?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:55:21 GMT
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to make it clear that he has entered the Brett Favre one-year-at-a-time phase of his career. So how many more one-year-at-a-times will he last? Thatâ€™s the Wednesday PFT Live question of the day. Cast a vote below, drop a comment, and then tune your radio
Eli Manning is ready to play until heâ€™s 40, also
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:50:56 GMT
If youâ€™re a quarterback of a certain age this offseason, youâ€™re practically obligated to announce how long youâ€™re intending to play. And 36-year-old Eli Manning of the Giants is no different. Manning toldÂ Ian Oâ€™Connor of ESPN.com that he was ready to join Tom Brady and others in playing until thebig
With Carson Wentz at QB, 2017 isn't too soon for Eagles to emerge
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
The shots kept on coming, one after another, and Carson Wentz absorbed them all with a smile. Four fans at the last practice of training camp had spotted the bright red jersey, and they swarmed to it with smartphones in hand. One after another, Wentz obliged them, stooping down to selfie height and mugging
Eagles News: Nnamdi Asomugha opens up about his time in Philadelphia
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Let's get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... From NFL Sundays to Sundance: Nnamdi Asomugha Is Living His Best Life - B/R Then came the report from former Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas, who said Asomugha regularly ate lunch by himself in his car, the 1997 Nissan Maxima that he's had
Silva's Dynasty Rookie Ranks
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:46:00 GMT
Evan Silva updates his Dynasty Rookie Rankings as preseason action heats up.
Dose: Eagles Dump Mathews
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:26:00 GMT
Philadelphia's great Ryan Mathews experiment has come to an end. Jesse Pantuosco gives his take in Wednesday's Dose.
Will UCLA's Josh Rosen finally live up to NFL potential and deliver this season?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:46:35 GMT
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has seemingly made more headlines off the field than on in his college career. But he's set up for success this season.
Vic Carucci's Bills camp superlatives: McCoy, Peterman &Yarbrough sparkle
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Here are my superlatives from the Buffalo Bills'training camp, which broke Tuesday at St. John Fisher College: It was only 13 practices, most of which were low intensity, so I hesitate to draw much in the way of hard conclusions. But my eyes told me these were the best performers at their respective
Mark Gaughan's Power Take: Check out the scrubs who have jobs ahead of Colin Kaepernick
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Remember when Doug Flutie played for the Bills and we all said: â€śHow on earth did the NFL conclude he wasn'tÂ better than some of the 90 quarterbacks in the league the past 10 years?â€ť There are 118 quarterbacks in NFL camps. How is Colin Kaepernick, who took a talented, well-coached team to the Super
Countdown to kickoff: 26 is Shalom Luani, who wore it best?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:24:43 GMT
The beginning of the end of camp was today. The first of three final practices of 2017 training camp. We are now at 26 days until the start of the regular season, and almost as if it were meant to be, number 26 is the guy you may have heard a lot about since Saturday. S Shalom Luani This seventh round
Texans may be the ones to pressure Patriots in AFC
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:46:26 GMT
Joe Thuney was covered in sweat and little bits of grass as he raised his eyebrows and shook his head. The topic of conversation had shifted to JJ Watt. "Obviously he's a really talented player and he has a very high motor,"Thuney said after spending a chunk of Tuesday morning trying
Raiders teammate on Marshawn Lynch's protest: 'I'm proud of him'
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:02:58 GMT
NAPA, Calif. â€” Marshawn Lynch isn't shedding anymore light on his decision to sit during the National Anthem before the Oakland Raiders'first exhibition game. Lynch declined to comment on why he chose to sit down Saturday night while the rest of his teammates stood during the anthem before a
Jets KR/PR Lucky Whitehead suffers broken foot, kicker competition remains a 'dogfight'
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:30:52 GMT
The Jets have run out of Luck. Lucky Whitehead, a leading candidate to win Gang Green's kick and punt return jobs, suffered a broken foot in practice Monday and is out indefinitely, Todd Bowles said. Bowles doesn't know if Whitehead will need surgery. â€śWe're still checking it out,â€ť he said
Martellus Bennett, Doug Baldwin support Michael Bennett's national anthem protest
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:36:00 GMT
Michael Bennett has the support of fellow Seahawks teammate Doug Baldwin and brother, Martellus, after he sat for the national anthem.
Vikings WR Treadwell back at practice after hamstring injury
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:48:00 GMT
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has returned to practice following a two-week absence caused by a hamstring injury. Treadwell took his first turns in full-team drills on Tuesday since July 31, when he was last seen engaging in a scuffle with safety Antone Exum. Treadwell said he hopes
The Jets have announced the creation of the New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame, debuting this season. Dedicated fans will be chosen via an annual selection process, coordinated by Jets personnel, legends and a fan vote. Fans can nominate themselves or be nominated through a third party. The inaugural cl...
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:03:40 GMT
The Jets have announced the creation of the New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame, debuting this season. Dedicated fans will be chosen via an annual selection process, coordinated by Jets personnel, legends and a fan vote. Fans can nominate themselves or be nominated through a third party. The inaugural class
Ex-NFL player injures cops trying to leave court
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:39:44 GMT
Former cornerback Dimitri Patterson injured two police officers, sending one to the hospital when he tried to run from a Miami-Dade court Tuesday, accordingÂ to the Miami Herald . According to the Herald, a judge ordered Patterson be placed under custody, leading him to attempt to flee from the court.
Young running backs getting up to speed in Packers camp
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:37:54 GMT
Ty Montgomery is getting much more attention this season in Green Bay Packers camp because of his expanded role on a potent offense. The converted receiver is now the starting running back in a young, but relatively inexperienced backfield. When Montgomery sits out a practice because of a lower leg
How to value fantasy running backs without a three-down role
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:30:42 GMT
Three-down running backs are rare in today's game as roles have become specialized. How much is each role worth?
Tyvon Branch Tracking Down Praise
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:23:10 GMT
David Johnson had a fantastic run during Monday's training camp practice, darting to his left and finding daylight for a gain of about 70 yards. But he didn't score a touchdown, because Tyvon Branch chased him down from behind at the 16. The closing speed by the Cardinals'30-year-old safety
Jaron Brown's play elevates him to Arizona's No. 2 receiver
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:18:15 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. Jaron Brown made it to the NFL the hard way, impressing the coaches on special teams to earn a spot on the Arizona roster in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. Now he's coming back from a significant knee injury, but you'd hardly know it. He's been the best Cardinals receiver
Have Jets found secret to selling NFL tickets to millennials?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:16:12 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” The Jets have have missed the NFL Playoffs six straight seasons and unfortunately play in the same AFC East division as the Super Bowl champion Patriots. But theÂ club has come up with an ticket idea adventurousÂ enough to appeal to millennials: the new Jets Boarding Pass season
Jets will give Josh McCown extended playing time this week
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:05:23 GMT
Josh McCown will play more than the one series he played in the Jetsâ€™ preseason opener, though coach Todd Bowles wouldnâ€™t commit to exactly how much action McCown will see Saturday. McCown led the Jets to their only points against the Titans as he completed 3 of 4 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown
National Football League roundup
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:20:40 GMT
Aug 15 (The Sports Xchange) - The NFL Players Association on Tuesday officially appealed the six-game suspension handed to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence
Jets OC Morton on Hackenberg: 'Basically, he's a rookie'
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:40:05 GMT
The re-education of Christian Hackenberg is well underway. The New York Jets'second-year quarterback took the field in a game for the first time in nearly a year last Saturday night, getting extensive action in the win over Tennessee. ''He did a really good job,''Morton said Tuesday
Which fantasy players are worth the risk in the draft?
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:44:03 GMT
NFL Network's Michael Fabiano covers some of the riskier popular fantasy options, and when he feels most comfortable drafting them in the upcoming 2017 fantasy draft.