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Manti Te’o stars against his former team

Maybe all Saints linebacker Manti Te'o needed was extra motivation. Te’o looked like an All-Pro player in 36 snaps against his former team. “It looked like Manti might have played for the... Chargers before or something,” Cam Jordan said, via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Time-Picayune. “It’s crazy the way he [more]

Trade from Eagles still motivates Byron Maxwell

The Dolphins are in Philadelphia for a couple of joint practices with the Eagles before they play on Thursday night and that means Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell got questions about the trade that sent him from Philadelphia to Miami last year. Maxwell spent one dismal year with the Eagles after signing a six-year, $63 million [more]

Trevor Siemian starts the season as the starter in Denver

It didn’t quite go down to the wire, but it was close. An open competition for the starting quarterback job in Denver has ended, at least for now. Incumbent starter Trevor Siemian has won the job over 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch. Coach Vance Joseph will make the announcement a a press conference scheduled for 3:15 [more]

Jaguars players don’t think QB change would affect them much

The Jaguars went into training camp with Blake Bortles set to be the team’s starting quarterback, but two poor performances in preseason games and some shaky days of practice have opened the door for Chad Henne to take the job. For those two players, coach Doug Marrone’s ultimate decision is a big one. Other players [more]

FOX adds Eric Dickerson

At a time when ESPN is shedding employees, FOX is rounding them up. Specifically, they’re hiring a small army of former NFL players. The latest arrival, via multiple reports, is Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson. He will serve as an NFL analyst. Dickerson notoriously took on Rams coach Jeff Fisher last year, badgering [more]

Eclipse will soon start, which means it mercifully will soon end

Football coaches don’t care much about the eclipse. Pretty much everyone else does. Put me down for “don’t care,” which serves only to make the non-stop obsession on cable news and elsewhere more irritating. Which makes me anxious for the eclipse to get here, so that it will finally end. So the moon will for [more]

Dolphins may not have Kraig Urbik for start of regular season

The Dolphins lost their projected left guard Ted Larsen to a torn biceps earlier this summer, which left Kraig Urbik as a likely starter on the offensive line for the start of the regular season. It looks like the team will have to come up with a Plan C. Coach Adam Gase said Monday, via [more]

Darron Lee cleared after personal conduct policy investigation

The Jets finally caught a break on something. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets linebacker Darron Lee has been cleared after the NFL investigated him for a possible violation of the personal conduct policy. “Following a review, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to support a finding that there was a [more]

Lions sign a tight end

The Lions added a tight end to the roster when they signed Andrew Price last week and they added another one on Monday. The team announced the signing of Scott Orndoff to the 90-man roster. Orndoff signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent earlier this year, which left him with a short trip [more]

Kurt Warner in February: I’d “bang on table” for Anquan Boldin to Hall of Fame

After former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner made it to the Hall of Fame, we asked him to identify a former teammate for whom he’d bang on the table for a bronze bust. “It’s like picking your favorite kid you know because I’ve got four guys that I believe all belong in the Hall of Fame [more]

Dante Fowler charged with three misdemeanors due to July incident

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler is set to play in his first regular season game of the year on September 10 and he has a court date set for the next day. Fowler was arrested in July after an incident in an apartment complex parking lot. reports that he was formally charged with three [more]

Ravens call off practice to visit Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery

The Ravens were supposed to have a practice on Monday, but the team will be taking a field trip instead. The Ravens announced in a statement from coach John Harbaugh that they are taking their players to the Pentagon for a tour and then to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb [more]

DeAndre Hopkins, Jadeveon Clowney remain out of practice for Texans

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins‘ absence from the practice field continued on Monday. Hopkins has not practiced since the team’s preseason opener on August 9 due to a hand injury and remained out to kick off the week leading up to the third outing of the summer. The Texans will be in New Orleans to [more]

Andy Reid makes it clear, Alex Smith is his starting quarterback

The Chiefs bumped rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes up to the second string last week, but that’s as far as he’s going. At least this year. Chiefs coach Andy Reid attempted to temporarily block out the light emanating from his bright young quarterback, saying there’s not a competition for starting quarterback Alex Smith‘s starting role. “It’s [more]

De Smith hopes to extend his stay with union, too

Commissioner Roger Goodell is close to having job security beyond the finalization of the next labor deal. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith still has a hurdle or two before he can match that. His third three-year term expires in March 2018. In an interview to be televised by HBO on Tuesday, Bryant Gumbel asked Smith [more]

Titans activate Tajae Sharpe from PUP list

The Titans expect to have first-round pick Corey Davis back on the field soon and another wide receiver got cleared to practice with the team on Monday. The team announced that Tajae Sharpe has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. Sharpe had foot surgery after being injured in June and was cleared [more]

Anquan Boldin: Retirement wasn’t a decision I made all of a sudden

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin announced his retirement on Sunday in a statement saying that he feels “drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority” in his life. Boldin delved deeper into the reasons for his decision during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Ross Tucker and Vic Carucci on Monday. [more]

Giants-Browns ratings could be impacted by presidential address

Thursday’s preseason game on ESPN didn’t attract a very big audience, possibly due to the lack of teams with a strong TV following. Monday’s preseason game on ESPN faces a different challenge. When the Giants (who typically put butts in the seats) facing the Browns (who typically don’t) at 8:00 a.m. ET, the powers-that-be at [more]

NFL makes deal to stream games, other content in China

The NFL would like to play a regular season game in China at some point in the near future and they will have a chance to build the audience for their product over the next three years. The league announced on Monday that they have reached a three-year deal with Tencent Holdings Limited to stream [more]

Mark Davis picks a winner in the “Fight for L.A.”

The Chargers and the Rams are fighting for L.A. Raiders owner Mark Davis thinks that’s cute. “You know, it’s kind of funny,” Davis said, via Vincent Bonsignore of the L.A. Daily News. “They’re talking about the fight for Los Angeles. And Raiders fans have been telling me we already won that fight, And that the [more]

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