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Stories tagged: nfl

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.

Pats, Chiefs, Rams, Cowboys are top 4 in AP Pro32 poll

Through three weeks, the NFL’s big four are as dominant as ever. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys, all division winners last year, …

Analysis: Problems for mistake-filled Seahawks begin with coach Pete Carroll

While he’s shown willingness throughout his time in Seattle of taking accountability for decisions, it hasn’t been often where Pete Carroll straight up calls out his own performance in general …

Mobility key for young QBs thrown onto field early in NFL

It’s an NFL rite each season that young quarterbacks find themselves playing early whether because of high draft status, injuries or simply a struggling team looking for a spark.

Dante Pettis’ rough start to 2nd season with 49ers leads to big TD

Dante Pettis’ roller-coaster start to his second season in the NFL has led him to the end zone for the biggest touchdown of the year for the San Francisco 49ers.

Behind the Call: When Tom Brady talks, the NFL listens – and acts

Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL’s 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett.

Mitchell Trubisky leads Bears to 31-15 win over Redskins

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signaled it was going to be a good night for the Chicago Bears five minutes into Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Couch Slouch: What if Colin Kaepernick had written this letter to the NFL?

Couch Slouch has obtained an open letter sent to all 32 NFL franchises recently by one of the league’s former employees – social injustice, self-empowerment and shoe spokesperson Colin Kaepernick. …

NFL roundup: Chiefs stop 3 2-point conversions, beat Ravens 33-28

Patrick Mahomes threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns in another dazzling performance, Kansas City held quarterback Lamar Jackson in check most of the rain-soaked afternoon, and the Chiefs held …

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

On the morning his most recent team was preparing to play without him, fleet-footed but fleeting New England receiver Antonio Brown said in a tweet: “Will not be playing in …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

Gardner Minshew returns to Washington State amid much fanfare ahead of UCLA clash

Children peeked around nearby adults, or if that didn’t work, they hopped in the air, waiting for the first look at Gardner Minshew donning crimson once more.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

In his 13 seasons in charge, New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side.

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson says the team wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct – the third team in seven months to tire of …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew earns first NFL win as Jacksonville Jaguars down Tennessee

Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks not expecting to see ‘a crazy different’ Saints offense without Drew Brees

It’s not that the New Orleans Saints haven’t decided who their starting quarterback will be Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, it’s just that they’ve decided not to say.

Los Angeles Rams’ pass defense off to another strong start

Just like the rest of the pigskin-loving world, the Los Angeles Rams’ secondary was dazzled by Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest feat of one-handed brilliance when they watched Monday night’s game. …

Oh, brother: J.J., Derek Watt face each other for first time

Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents’ home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and …

Cowboys’ Robert Quinn faces former team in return from suspension

Dallas defensive end Robert Quinn wasn’t sure how to respond when asked if he had talked to any of his former teammates in Miami as he prepares to make his …

Suspension over, Richie Incognito rejoins Raiders

Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he’s anxious to play. He’s just as eager to leave …

Broncos have had it with Garett Bolles’ holds

His teammates and even his boss have had it with Broncos grabby left tackle Garett Bolles, who suggested officials are unfairly targeting him for holding infractions. Their 2017 first-round draft …

Seahawks line looks to improve after sacks, penalties

Back in May, Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown said he believed Seattle’s offensive line had a chance to be the best in the NFL. While Seattle is off to a …