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Jaguars newest star was recently sleeping in his car

The Jaguars have plenty of great players. One arrived fairly recently, joining the practice squad in late September, climbing to the active roster in late October, and twice winning the AFC special-teams player of the week award since then. Receiver Jaydon Mickens, who had been cut by the Raiders in September, had no idea whether [more]

Reggie Bush knows he’s done, wants to retire as a Saint

A couple months ago, Reggie Bush was putting out word that if any team needed a veteran running back, he was available. Now Bush realizes that isn’t happening. “I’m done,” Bush said on NFL Network. “I’m done. I said it. It’s not breaking news. I’ve been saying it. I said it all season, I said, [more]

Concerns of inconsistency emerge regarding Panthers investigation

When learning last night that the Panthers are investigating Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for allegations of workplace misconduct, my first thought was this: Why isn’t the NFL doing this? I’m not alone. As one league source explained it, other teams wouldn’t have the luxury of conducting their own investigation. And few, if any, team personnel [more]

NFL must explain why Michael Bennett faced no discipline

When the NFL fines or suspends a player, it issues a statement about what the player did to draw the fine or suspension. This week, the NFL needs to issue a statement to explain what a player did to avoid a fine or suspension. The player in question is Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who [more]

Nick Bosa: I think I’d be ready for the pros now, if the NFL would let me

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa can’t enter the 2018 NFL draft because he’s a sophomore, and league rules require players to be three years out of high school before they can turn pro. But Bosa thinks he’d be ready to make a big impact in the pros right now, if only the league would [more]

Hue Jackson doesn’t have much to say about John Dorsey’s remarks

On Thursday, Browns G.M. John Dorsey submitted to a radio interview that generated several significant headlines. Browns coach Hue Jackson has now met twice with the media since Dorsey said what he said. And, based on the transcripts generated by the team, no one directly asked Jackson about the most important thing Dorsey said. Or [more]

Is the XFL coming back?

In 2001, the WWE (then the WWF) and NBC launched the XFL, a no-holds-barred football league that served as a supplement to the NFL, whose broadcast rights NBC didn’t have at the time. A documentary that debuted earlier this year regarding the long-defunct league ended with WWE owner Vince McMahon and former NBC Sports chairman [more]

Ejections should last for 60 minutes of game time

Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Jaguars was marred by another late-game tantrum from Seattle defenders who sometimes have a hard time processing the fact that the team may not be as good as they think it is. Like the final snaps of Super Bowl XLIX, things got ugly, prompting multiple ejections. But no one [more]

Xavier Howard played Monday night with the flu

The performance of Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard already was sufficiently impressive to land him the AFC defensive player of the week award. The performance becomes more impressive with the knowledge that he played on Monday night against the Patriots with the flu. He told reporters on Friday that the bug hit him on Monday morning. [more]

Antonio Brown for MVP campaign is rolling

A kicker has won the league’s MVP award, but a wide receiver never has. Not Don Hutson. Not Jerry Rice. Not Randy Moss. But Washington kicker Mark Moseley won the award in 1982. “Man, that’s crazy,” Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown said, via Chris Adamski of triblive.com. “That’s crazy, man. Hopefully, we can make [more]

Matt Ryan trusts process as he tries to rebound from three-pick game

Matt Ryan has had more than a week to get over his last outing. He’s put the three interceptions and season-low 55.2 passer rating behind him. Of course, it helped that the Falcons beat the Saints. “I feel like I’ve got a good process, a good routine that I get into that helps me prepare [more]

NFL has no comment on Jerry Richardson situation

The Panthers have launched an investigation regarding allegations of workplace misconduct against owner Jerry Richardson. The NFL, for now, is saying nothing. League spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email that the league has no comment on the situation at this time. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL first became aware [more]

Cooper Kupp breaks team rookie record for catches in a season

The Rams didn’t draft Cooper Kupp until the third round. They got a steal with the 69th overall choice. Kupp has more catches, more yards and more touchdowns than the three wide receivers drafted in the first round combined. He already has set the team rookie record for receptions and needs 142 receiving yards to [more]

Pete Carroll not surprised Michael Bennett avoided fine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was not surprised Michael Bennett avoided a fine despite the defensive end starting the brouhaha at the end of Seattle’s loss to Jacksonville. Carroll again defended Bennett, saying Bennett was merely trying to time up the snap and swipe the ball. “Yeah, he did what I said he did,” Carroll said [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

Jerry Richardson being investigated for alleged workplace misconduct

The Panthers announced on Friday that team owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for workplace misconduct. An internal investigation into the unspecified allegations against Richardson is being led by the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, and will be overseen by limited owner and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. Team [more]

Olivier Vernon fined $18,231 for roughing Dak Prescott

There hasn’t been much to celebrate about the 2017 season for Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon and Week 14 was no exception. The Giants fell to 2-11 after a 30-10 loss to the Cowboys on their home field and Vernon helped set up the first score of the game by roughing Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. [more]

Garrett Celek, Benardrick McKinney each fined $18,231

Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney and 49ers tight end Garrett Celek had a costly day for different plays during San Francisco’s victory over Houston on Sunday. McKinney was penalized for a third-quarter hit on Jimmy Garoppolo, drawing a 15-yard roughing penalty. Garoppolo completed the pass to Marquise Goodwin for 13 yards, and with the penalty tacked [more]

Trumaine Johnson fined $9,115 for unsportsmanlike conduct

Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third quarter of last Sunday’s loss to the Eagles that hurt the team on the field and hurt his wallet this week. PFT has confirmed that Johnson was fined $9,115 after being flagged for adding some verbal discouragement to Eagles wide receiver Alshon [more]

League issues $64,693 in fines from Seahawks-Jaguars game

The league has handed out fines for Sunday’s brouhaha in Jacksonville. The NFL fined two Seahawks and one Jacksonville player for their part in the ugly final plays of the game, with the Jaguars lined up in victory formation. Seattle coach Pete Carroll also was docked $10,000 for “improperly entering the playing field” during the [more]

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