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Stories tagged: football

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Analysis: Reviewing the Seahawks’ rookie draft class as season hits the quarter pole

On Sunday, just one of the 11 players taken in the draft figures to be in the starting lineup – receiver DK Metcalf.

Giants defense struggling so far after 3 games

The stats speak for themselves. After three games, the New York Giants are ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed passing per game (332.3), 31st in yards per game …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Jalen Ramsey’s roller-coaster ride has been ongoing for years

Jalen Ramsey’s three-plus seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars have been far from smooth. Between fighting, trash-talking, getting ejected, being suspended, questioning coaches, ripping quarterbacks and requesting a trade, Ramsey has …

Akiem Hicks’ injury could make stopping Dalvin Cook even tougher

The Chicago Bears face a huge challenge trying to contain NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That task could be even tougher if …

Running man: Browns wary of QB Lamar Jackson’s shiftiness, speed

Lamar Jackson has as many cool moves as Justin Timberlake. Like the pop sensation on stage, Baltimore’s do-it-all quarterback shimmies, shakes and jukes on the field. He changes directions on …

Hurry-up offense; Steelers TE Nick Vannett cramming after trade

Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end.

Panthers undrafted QB Kyle Allen ‘bet on himself’ and it paid off

Kyle Allen realized it was a monumental gamble to turn pro after his junior season of college, knowing he wouldn’t be selected in the NFL draft.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes more comfortable with his emotions

Patrick Mahomes was put on his backside before he had time to blink, a mix-up along his offensive leaving one of the Baltimore Ravens’ big defensive linemen with a clear …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Cowboys may have found Ezekiel Elliott’s sidekick in speedy Tony Pollard

Now that the schedule is getting more difficult and Ezekiel Elliott is pretty much up to speed after missing the entire preseason in a holdout, the Dallas Cowboys have to …

Deer Park running back Matthew Jorgensen lights up Friday nights

From watching three older brothers play under Deer Park’s “Friday Night Lights” to his own time as a running back for the Stags, the home field is a revered place …

Rams glad to be unbeaten despite ordinary offensive start

In production, in execution and in overall cleverness, Sean McVay’s offense has been fairly ordinary during the first three games of his third season with the Los Angeles Rams.

New-look Bills not focused on Pats’ dominance

Cole Beasley knows little about the decades of dominance from the New England Patriots against his new team, the Buffalo Bills. And he’s not particularly interested in it. “I wasn’t …

Luke Willson returns to Seahawks, likely to play soon

Luke Willson was about to get on a flight Tuesday for another tryout and another shot at landing an NFL job. He was at the San Francisco airport waiting to …

Injury to Chad Beebe brings Vikings back to Marcus Sherels, Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings had moved on, comfortable going in a new direction at punt returner and distancing themselves from one of the biggest first-round draft misses in team history. All …

TE Darren Waller provides rare bright spot for Raiders

The knock on Darren Waller for most of his brief NFL career has been that his team couldn’t count on him. An injury cut short his first season and two …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

AP Source: Chargers’ Melvin Gordon to end holdout Thursday

Running back Melvin Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Falcons try to address penalties with full crew of officials

Looking for clean play in real games, the Atlanta Falcons welcomed additional enforcement to Wednesday’s practice. For the first time under coach Dan Quinn, a full crew of seven officials …

Pressure building for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to perform

Pressure is mounting on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to perform better or possibly be benched in favor of backup Ryan Tannehill. At least that’s what some angry Titans fans would …

Giants QB Daniel Jones is suddenly a celebrity after 1 game

Daniel Jones has become one of the hottest commodities in the New York City metropolitan area, and beyond.

Panthers rediscovering pass rush after offseason of change

The Panthers are finally figuring out how to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Now coach Ron Rivera hopes his defense can do it on a consistent basis beginning Sunday when …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Redskins’ Case Keenum has foot injury, status vs. Giants in doubt

Quarterback Case Keenum’s foot injury puts his availability in doubt for the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the New York Giants. Coach Jay Gruden said Keenum underwent an MRI and …

Jacoby Brissett making smooth transition as Colts’ starting QB

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett first won over the locker room two years ago with his purely professional demeanor. Now he’s winning them all over again.

Chiefs offense forcing opposing offenses to alter strategies

After watching his Ravens miss a trio of 2-point conversions and fail on fourth down near midfield, coach John Harbaugh was forced to defend his go-for-broke decision-making against the Chiefs …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Broncos cornerback Bryce Callahan out until November

The Denver Broncos still wonder how cornerback Bryce Callahan will buttress their secondary. They’ll have to wait at least another month to find out.

Longtime Saints star Mark Ingram bolsters Ravens running game

Watching Mark Ingram plow through and around would-be tacklers, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson finds it hard to believe he’s looking at a player in his ninth NFL season.

Carson Wentz, Eagles look to get back on track against 3-0 Packers

Only one team in the Super Bowl era – the 2001 New England Patriots – started the season 1-3 and rebounded to win it all. Despite that fact, the Philadelphia …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Disgruntled Jalen Ramsey leaves Jags for birth of 2nd child

Disgruntled cornerback Jalen Ramsey has left the Jacksonville Jaguars to be with his family for the birth of his second child. The team made the surprising announcement with a statement …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Picked 6: Baker Mayfield taking heat for early season struggles

Baker Mayfield’s getting picked off and picked upon. Just three games into this second season, Cleveland’s confident-and-cocky quarterback is being surrounded. He hasn’t performed up to expectations – including his …

Jags’ Calais Campbell returns home, recalls last ‘trip’ in Denver

The way Calais Campbell sees it, he should have scored. The veteran defensive lineman should have been dancing in the end zone in October 2014, celebrating with teammates in his …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Reports: Seattle Seahawks trade tight end Nick Vannett to Steelers

The Seahawks have traded tight end Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round pick, according to multiple reports Tuesday night, including ESPN and the NFL Network.