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Davante Adams replaces Julio Jones in Pro Bowl

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn’t eligible to play in the Pro Bowl last year because the Falcons were in the Super Bowl. Atlanta’s loss to Philadelphia last weekend means that they won’t be playing in the Super Bowl again this year, but Jones still won’t be taking part in the Pro Bowl. Jones was [more]

Vikings would play Super Bowl as visitor in their home stadium

The Vikings, of course, could become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. But just because it has never happened doesn’t mean the NFL has not considered the possibility until now. The plan since the beginning has had the AFC practicing at the Vikings’ Winter Park facility, with the NFC [more]

Terron Armstead doesn’t think he needs surgery on “jacked up” hip

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has dealt with a variety of injuries over the last couple of years, but he doesn’t think a current hip ailment will require surgical intervention. Armstead wrote on Twitter that his hip flexor was “ripped,” but didn’t repeat that diagnosis while talking to reporters in New Orleans on Tuesday. He [more]

Joe Schobert added to AFC Pro Bowl team

The Browns didn’t have a win during the 2017 season, but they will have a representative at the Pro Bowl. Linebacker Joe Schobert has been added to the AFC roster as the replacement for Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a season-ending spinal injury in December. Schobert tied Bills linebacker Preston Brown and Packers linebacker [more]

Eagles fan arrested for punching a horse, of course

Did we really expect Eagles fans to handle themselves in a civil manner after a playoff win? I say neigh. One of them decided to go full Mongo Saturday night, and was arrested for punching a police horse. According to USA Today, 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks was charged with aggravated assault, taunting a police animal, simple [more]

Doug Pederson takes hands-on role in correcting Eagles’ special teams mistakes

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spends most of his time working with the offense, but since Saturday’s game he has taken an increased role in working with the special teams. Pederson said after the Eagles lost the ball on a muffed punt and missed an extra point Saturday that he has met with special teams [more]

Jets announce ticket prices will drop for more than half of seats

The Jets have missed the playoffs for seven straight years and watching their attempt to avoid an eighth straight year out of the postseason will cost many of their ticket holders less money. The team announced Tuesday that they will be decreasing the price of season tickets for more than half the seats at MetLife [more]

Drew Brees: I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me

Quarterback Drew Brees talked about his future with the Saints after last Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, which was a pretty good sign that Brees wants to sign another contract with the team after playing out the final year of his last deal in 2017. On Tuesday, Brees continued to make it clear that he [more]

Bengals fans donate to Blakes Bortles’ foundation for knocking out Steelers

It’s not quite at the point (yet) that it reached two weeks ago when Bills fans donated in droves to Andy Dalton‘s foundation after the Bengals beat the Ravens to deliver a playoff berth to Buffalo, but Bengals fans are now showing their appreciation to Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles for eliminating Cincinnati’s chief rival from [more]

Leonard Fournette OK after minor car accident

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has come out OK after plenty of on-field collisions during games and the team says he did the same after an off-field collision on Tuesday. Jaguars spokesman Tad Dickman announced that Fournette was in a minor car accident. Per the announcement, Fournette’s car was rear-ended by another vehicle and both [more]

Tomlin not ready to talk about potential coaching-staff changes

Amid increasing chatter than Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, whose contract is expiring, won’t return, coach Mike Tomlin did nothing to fuel — or extinguish — those flames during a season-ending press conference on Tuesday. Tomlin told reporters regarding his staff, “I don’t know where these roads are going to lead,” and Tomlin made it [more]

Sean Payton on “Skol” clap to Vikings fans: Good playoff fun

While the Vikings waited to take a knee after Stefon Diggs‘ game-winning touchdown against the Saints, quarterback Case Keenum led the fans at U.S. Bank Stadium in the “Skol” clap that Vikings fans do during games in Minneapolis. Keenum wasn’t the only person on the field to participate on Sunday, although the other one was [more]

Saints tackle Zach Strief unsure if he’ll play again

Zach Streif was thinking about the end of his NFL career after he had surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL. But the way the Saints lost to the Vikings in the playoffs has him wondering if he might come back for a 13th season. Via Mike Triplett of, the veteran tackle said he [more]

Titans: “Zero concern” about third coach for Marcus Mariota in four years

The Titans are looking for a new head coach and their eventual hire will be their third since they took quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick of the 2015 draft. That lack of stability might be a concern for some teams, but Titans General Manager Jon Robinson made it clear that the Titans [more]

Philly fans scooping up dog masks

After the Eagles beat the Falcons in the divisional round, Philly tackle Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long donned dog masks, a Captain Obvious reference to their status as underdogs in the postseason. Look for more of those dog masks to show up before and during Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Via SportsBusiness Daily, [more]

Reports: Cardinals expected to interview Mike Munchak, John DeFilippo again

The Cardinals have yet to hire a head coach to replace the retired Bruce Arians, but they’ve reportedly identified a couple of candidates they want to talk to a second time. Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media report that the team is expected to set up a second interview with Steelers offensive line coach [more]

Source: Some Steelers limited partners want a coaching change

Plenty of Steelers fans currently are upset with the performance of coach Mike Tomlin, given the team’s inability to get back to the Super Bowl or, more specifically, to get past the Patriots. (And now the Jaguars.) A small group of Steelers fans who own pieces of the franchise’s equity are particularly miffed with Tomlin [more]

Big Ben says he’s not allowed to check to a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak

In Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, the Steelers twice got stopped on fourth-and-1. On both plays, there appeared to be room in the middle of the line for Ben Roethlisberger to run a quarterback sneak for a yard. So why didn’t he? Roethlisberger says he isn’t allowed to check out of the play that offensive [more]

Other quarterbacks pass when they’re losing, Tom Brady passes to win

When a quarterback throws a lot of passes in a game, it usually means his team is losing. Tom Brady is different. In Brady’s NFL career, he has thrown 50 or more passes a total of 28 times, including both regular season and postseason games, through Saturday’s 53-pass game against the Titans. That’s by far [more]

Falcons should consider adding Jimmy Graham

Yes, tight end Austin Hooper had a solid year for the Falcons in 2017, with 49 catches for 526 yards and three scores. But the team hasn’t had a big-time pass-catching tight end since Tony Gonzalez retired, and a big-time pass-catching tight end is about to become a free agent. Jimmy Graham likely wont be [more]

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