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Josh Doctson, Ryan Anderson say they feel fine; status for Saturday’s preseason game TBD

A 40-minute walk-through at Redskins Park Friday morning shed no light on whether second-year wide receiver Josh Doctson or rookie linebacker Ryan Anderson intends to play in Saturday’s preseason game against Green Bay at FedEx Field. Coach Jay Gruden had indicated earlier in the week that he felt both would be pregame decisions. Anderson has […]
Via The Insider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cam Newton's throwing shoulder 'feels fine'

Cam Newton is not expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, but that does not mean Carolina Panthers fans need to hit the panic button.While ESPN’s Dianna Russini said the Panthers decided to hold Newton out after evaluating his shoulder, it sounds like the decision is more precautionary. Tom Pellisero of NFL Network reports that Newton has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell may be clearing a path to free agency in 2018

Since the deadline for signing Le'Veon Bell to a long-term deal expired one month and one day ago, the Steelers periodically have tried to make Bell look greedy and unreasonable, from leaking some (but not enough) details about their last, best offer to periodically calling him out for not accepting the one-year franchise tender and [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
4 hours ago

Keidel: Does Ezekiel Elliott Deserve Six Game Suspension?

By Jason Keidel Few things are as ugly as domestic violence. But this escalating tete-a-tete between the NFL and the NFLPA over Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension is growing ugly, rancorous layers, from a basic union dispute to a referendum on domestic violence, appropriate punishment, and the appropriate power a commissioner should have to mete out said punishment. Not to mention accusations...
Via CBS DC
4 hours ago

Former Giants Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard Signed By Chicago Bears

Another former Giant gets a job The list of former New York Giants without a gig in the 2017 preseason decreased by one on Friday as the Chicago Bears announced that they have signed linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Sheppard was the Giants' nominal starting middle linebacker in 2016, but was often replaced by Keenan Robinson on passing downs. Robinson was playing the bulk of the defensive...
Via Big Blue View
4 hours ago

Where to Watch: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

The 49ers are ready for their preseason home opener against the Denver Broncos. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Via 49ers.com
4 hours ago

‘Um, I just took it’: Miami Dolphins’ Cordrea Tankersley takes ball and goes home

Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) and defensive back T.J. McDonald (22) tackle Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.(Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — This is the kind of story that can’t be properly told today, because rest assured, it will be infinitely better five or 10 years from now. By then, the ball that Cordrea Tankersley intercepted...
Via The Daily Dolphin
5 hours ago

A look back at Tyrod Taylor’s night against the Philadelphia Eagles

GIFs galore as we examine Tyrod Taylor’s night against the Eagles. In case you didn’t hear, Tyrod Taylor didn’t play that well for the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night in Philadelphia. But as you know football is the ultimate team sport, so even though Tyrod will get most of the blame, there wasn’t much help around him either. I’m definitely not saying the quarterback had...
Via Buffalo Rumblings
5 hours ago

Falcons vs. Steelers: Takk McKinley's playing status, key matchups and five things to know

The Falcons will play their second preseason game, and final one on the road, against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
5 hours ago

Five Redskins players with something to prove in Saturday’s game versus the Packers

The Washington Redskins return to action Saturday night, hosting the Green Bay Packers for the second game of the preseason at 7:30 p.m. The starters are expected to see a more significant workload than the six-play (for the offense) and three-play (defense) sampling they received in last week’s loss to Baltimore. This early on, every […]
Via The Insider
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Simms: Bortles “was not put on earth to throw the football”

Chris Simms officially joins PFT Live on Monday. He offered a preview of the candor he’ll be bringing to the show during a Friday morning phone call. The target was embattled Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. “The man was not put on earth to throw the football,” Simms said. “He is something that I would call [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

“Expect a quantum leap” from Jameis Winston

The Bucs quarterback is ready to take the next step. Jameis Winston looked a little inconsistent against the Jacksonville Jaguars: very sharp at the start, a pair of boneheaded throws at the end of the second half, and a lack of red zone efficiency. Overall, though, Winston played well and it looks like he’s ready to take the next big step. That’s exactly what Sports Illustrated’s...
Via Bucs Nation
5 hours ago

The faster Jay Cutler ran Miami Dolphins’ offense, the better the results

Dolphins coach Adam Gase talks things over with QB Jay Cutler. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — This isn’t to make excuses, because in the NFL, nobody has much use for them. Besides, there can be no excusing a performance that nets seven points and 120 total yards. But a close examination of Jay Cutler’s first two offensive series with the Dolphins confirms...
Via The Daily Dolphin
5 hours ago

The Baltimore Ravens’ secret weapon: Josh Woodrum

The most interesting position to watch at training camp for the Baltimore Ravens has been at quarterback. When starter Joe Flacco went out with a back injury, the need for a true backup arose in Baltimore for the first time in nearly ten years. Ryan Mallett is getting experience with the first-team offense, but in the past two preseason games, he hasn’t been very impressive. Amid...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Le’Veon Bell wants $15 million per year

As the Pittsburgh Steelers await the return of holdout running back Le’Veon Bell, new information has emerged about why no long-term deal occurred this summer.According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers and Bell’s agent agreed on a deal before the July 17 deadline.“The five-year deal, according to sources, averaged more than $12 million annually....
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where To Watch, Listen To & Follow The Seahawks’ Preseason Game vs Minnesota Vikings

Broadcast information for the Seahawks' second preseason game of 2017 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Via Seahawks.com
5 hours ago

12 Questions From The 12s For Seahawks Linebacker K.J. Wright

We asked fans what they wanted to know about K.J. Wright.
Via Seahawks.com
6 hours ago

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Packers Fantasy Primer

The Green Bay Packers have been among the best offenses in football for the last decade.  In 2007, Mike McCarthy’s second season as head coach of the Packers, he helped resurrect the (pretty awful) late stages of Brett Favre’s career.  Favre had an 82-67 TD/INT ratio from 2003-05 and the Packers had just finished 16th in offensive DVOA.  The only reliable fantasy player Green...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
6 hours ago

WATCH: Joe Thomas listing all 18 QBs he’s protected is hilarious

One of the reasons the Cleveland Browns are known as the Factory of Sadness is that the franchise has been unable to get the quarterback position right. All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas has been around for 18 starting quarterbacks in his 10-year career. And wouldn’t you know it, he can list them all.Though, it took some doing. That’s pretty amazing, folks. To be put on the spot...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Mitch Trubisky have already shown the Bears he’s ready to start?

Could the Bears have already seen something in Mitch Trubisky that gives the front office and coaching staff a reason to believe he can start right away?
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Buffalo Bills defensive front is not a concern for Football Outsiders

The Buffalo Bills pass rush fell off in 2016 by traditional statistics. After 54 sacks in 2014, they had just 21 in 2015 followed by 39 in 2016 under head coach Rex Ryan. With a young and inexperienced secondary, it will be important to get a good pass rush but that’s not what Football Outsiders is concerned with. Aaron Schatz disputes the fact that the Bills’ pass rush hasn’t...
Via Buffalo Rumblings
6 hours ago

WATCH: Patriots Rookie Derek Rivers Tears ACL | Bill O'Brian Praises New England Team Before...

New England Patriots Rookie Derek Rivers Tears ACL & Bill O'Brian Praises Former Team Before Preseason Matchup
Via YouTube
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton won’t play in Week 2 preseason game

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who’s recovering from shoulder surgery, is being held out of Saturday’s Week 2 preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.After getting his shoulder evaluated, the team has opted to play it safe with Newton, per Dianna Russini of ESPN. The Panthers are coming off a Super Bowl hangover 2016 campaign in which they won just six games. They...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: Giants Sign WRs Ed Eagan And Canaan Severin, Waive Two

The sign two receivers to replace injured rookies The New York Giants announced Friday that they have signed wide receivers Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin. In their official announcement, the Giants said: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Last Friday, Canaan Severin caught two passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason opener against the Giants. Today, he is a member of the Giants...
Via Big Blue View
6 hours ago

Steelers vs. Falcons Preseason Week 2: Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown both ruled out; Joshua Dobbs to get second start

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and they will be without several players as they enter Week 2 of the NFL preseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-0 in the preseason, not that such a feat is of any significance, but they enter Week 2 prepared to host the Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field. However, for fans who are going to attend the exhibition game,...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
6 hours ago
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