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Moss: Dennis Green picked the right words, right beats

Former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss shared some memories of former Vikings coach Dennis Green Friday on ESPN’s NFL Live, and Moss remembered one Monday Night Football game during his rookie season for which Green was especially wound up. “It was a big game, and I remember Coach Green saying throughout the week that he…

Colts’ Arthur Jones suspended four games for PEDs

Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jones can participate in training camp and the preseason but will have to sit out the first four games of the regular season. He can return to the Colts on Monday,…

Elliott’s father says his son did no wrong, the truth will come out

Stacy Elliott, the father of Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, released a statement Friday in which he denied any wrongdoing by his son in regard to recent allegations of domestic violence. “The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false,” Stacy Elliott’s statement said. “Ezekiel has done nothing wrong. The police…

Eagles cut a wide receiver, leaving them three roster spots to fill

The Eagles made a roster move in advance of reporting to training camp this weekend, giving them three spots to fill. The team announced they had released wide receiver Jonathan Krause, who was with the team last season. They now have 87 on the roster, giving them room for some additions before rookies and selected veterans start…

Bill Belichick has the NFL’s least diverse coaching staff

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has assembled the least diverse staff of any head coach in the NFL, according to an ESPN study of diversity in NFL coaching. Belichick’s staff of 14 coaches includes just two minorities, meaning the Patriots have the NFL’s least diverse staff, according to ESPN. Those numbers do not include strength coaches…

Report: Ezekiel Elliott incident stemmed from breakup of relationship

A he-said/she-said situation seems to be shaping up regarding the assault allegations against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a source claims that the incident stemmed from the fact the first-rounder from Ohio State broke off a relationship with the woman. The source said the “alleged victim…

Vikings mourn the passing of Dennis Green

The man who coached the Vikings for nearly a decade died Friday. The team has issued the following statement regarding Dennis Green. “We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings head coach Dennis Green,” the team said in a statement. “Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football…

Michael Bidwill hails Dennis Green as innovator and pioneer

The death of former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green has sparked many remembrances from around the league on Friday, including one from Cardinals president Michael Bidwill. “All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green’s passing,” Bidwill said in a statement. “Coach Green will rightly be remembered as…

Report: Cowboys don’t believe allegations against Ezekiel Elliott are true

The Cowboys aren’t making any official statement about allegations of domestic violence against rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. But that doesn’t mean they’re not skeptical of them. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys “don’t believe the allegations against Elliott are true.” Of course, they can’t say that out loud at…

NFL will investigate Ezekiel Elliott allegations

With an allegation of domestic violence being made against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the rookie automatically has a separate potential problem: The NFL will investigate the situation, too. “[W]e begin a review when we become aware of a potential violation of the personal conduct policy,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy too PFT via email. The…

Cedric Cobbs avoids jail, tells judge he’s being treated for brain injury

Former Patriots and Broncos running back Cedric Cobbs avoided jail time on drug charges, in part because of a suspected brain injury from his days playing football. Cobbs was given probation and community service after pleading guilty to charges of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution conspiracy, in a prescription pain pill ring And…

Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, former head coach of the Vikings and Cardinals, has died at the age of 67. Green became head coach of the Vikings in 1992, instantly leading the team to a playoff berth. In 1998, he coached the team to one of the best offensive performances in league history. The team finished 15-1 and…

Will NFL investigate Ezekiel Elliott allegations?

The NFL no longer defers to the criminal justice system when dispensing discipline under the personal conduct policy. Instead, the league does its own investigation. With the league’s highest-profile rookie (who also have the highest-selling...Show More Summary

Report: Ezekiel Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly denied a domestic abuse allegation made against him in Columbus, Ohio. TMZ Sports reports that a 2o-year-old woman filed a police report with the Columbus Police Department on Friday morning and accused Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a car together. She said she and…

Michael Vick still hoping to play, if a contender calls him

Michael Vick is still trying to hustle up a job. But not just any job. Appearing at a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte, Vick said he still hoped to play this season, but wasn’t interested in joining a bad team. “I’m going to continue to stay optimistic about my 2016 season and try to enjoy it,”…

Le’Veon Bell previously denied he missed test, but rumor of potential suspension was accurate

Last month, in response to rumors that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had missed a drug test. He denied that he missed or otherwise failed a test. But that doesn’t mean the issue didn’t exist. With the news that Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing a drug test, the rumor is now truth.…

Patriots add another Belichick to the payroll

The Patriots kept things in the family this year when they named Steve Belichick as the safeties coach on his father Bill’s staff. They went back to the Belichick well to fill out their scouting department. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the team has confirmed that Brian Belichick has been hired as a scouting assistant…

Report: Le’Veon Bell faces four-game suspension, currently appealing

The Steelers may have to start the season without running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a missed drug test, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports. Under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, players can be disciplined not only if they test positive, but also if they do not make themselves available for a…

Doug Pederson makes it clear defense is Jim Schwartz’s to run

We don’t know how Eagles coach Doug Pederson will fare in his first year on the job. But we know he’s steering clear of anything Chip Kelly, and embracing all things Andy Reid. Among the steps Pederson’s taking in his first chance at being the boss is leaving half the roster in the hands of…

Washington cuts injury-plagued linebacker Adam Hayward

Adam Hayward, a Washington linebacker and special teams player who has played well at times but been plagued by injuries, has been released. The team announced the move this morning. The 32-year-old Hayward has spent the last two years in Washington. In 2014 he was chosen as the team’s special teams captain, but he suffered…

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