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Jaguars' 'mercenary for hire' Malik Jackson loves to get booed

Malik Jackson describes himself as a “mercenary for hire.” Football is his business, and it was booming after he starred on the Denver Broncos‘ title team in the 2015 season. (You may remember him in Super Bowl 50 for scoring off Cam...Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson good with Sean Payton, but 'didn't sign up for nine snaps'

The moment from Adrian Peterson’s debut with the New Orleans Saints that went viral was Peterson yelling something to coach Sean Payton on the sideline, and Payton wheeling around and saying something back. It looked worse than it was, apparently. Show More Summary

Deshaun Watson makes one play in first start, and that's enough to win

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was bad. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was bad. But Watson made one play. The positive spin: It was a fantastic play. It wasn’t quite worth NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin stealing...Show More Summary

Of course: Marshawn Lynch fined in his first game back

Marshawn Lynch, the man who famously said “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” got fined in his first game out of retirement. It really wouldn’t have been a Lynch return to the NFL without some kind of fine. Lynch gave a double one-finger salute to the Tennessee Titans during last week’s game. Show More Summary

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who employed Riley Cooper, dislikes Colin Kaepernick

The Eagles probably won’t be signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) anytime soon. (AP) Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who gave Riley Cooper a five-year extension not long after Cooper was caught on video using a racial slur at a concert, is not a fan of Colin Kaepernick. Show More Summary

NFL ratings down for Week 1, how can the league bounce back?

There are no presidential debates to blame for the NFL television ratings drop this time. The NFL’s ratings were down from Week 1 last season. We already knew the ratings for the Thursday night opener were down. The Kansas City Chiefs’ upset over the New England Patriots drew a 14.6 rating, down 11.5 percent from last season. Show More Summary

Lions revoke season tickets of man who used racial slur to describe African-American fans

A Detroit Lions fan who posted a racist Snapchat during Sunday’s season opener has had his season tickets revoked, the team announced on Thursday. The fan took to the social media site after taking a picture of an African-American man...Show More Summary

Giants kicker watched birth of first child on FaceTime, then debuted in NFL

For most of the New York Giants, last Sunday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys was as forgettable as they come. For kicker Aldrick Rosas, though, it was part of one of the greatest days of his life. Rosas was slated to make his debut for New York on Sunday, then fly to Sacramento on Monday for the birth of his first child. Show More Summary

A new approach: Vikings hire 18-year-old to work as 'Gen Z advisor'

So this is a new one – and definitely…unique: the Minnesota Vikings have hired a recent high school graduate who calls himself a “Gen Z guru” to consult with the team on how to attract and keep young fans. Jonah Stillman is an 18-year-old who is a 2017 graduate of Minnetonka High School, which is only 10 miles from the Vikings’ current facility. Show More Summary

Texans, Bengals headline NFL season's first Sorry Six

The NFL is a league of icons, a league of heroes, a league of teams that look history in the eye and say, “I own you.” But today, we’re not talking about those teams. We’re setting our sights …a little lower. Welcome to the Sorry Six. Show More Summary

Five bold predictions for NFL Week 2

Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season is in the books, which means we shouldn’t be surprised that the Jaguars, Bills and Rams are all in sole possession of first place at the same time for the first time ever. Who didn’t see that coming? Without overreacting too much, here are our Week 2 bold predictions. Show More Summary

Dolphins help out Miami high school team stranded due to Hurricane Irma

The Miami Dolphins have a lot on their minds lately, having been displaced in California all week after having their Week 1 game postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Still, the Dolphins heard about a Miami high school team stranded in Las Vegas after playing there and they sprang into action. Show More Summary

What Sergio Dipp tells about sideline reporters (NFL in 90)

One minute Sergio Dipp was struggling his way through a cringeworthy Monday Night Football segment, the next his name was going viral for all the wrong reasons. But while the ESPN reporter has vowed to come back and do better, I already see one positive coming out of his highly-publicized meltdown. Show More Summary

Texans LB Brian Cushing suspended again for positive PED test

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (C) was suspended 10 games by the NFL. (AP) Back in 2010, there was a big controversy when Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing – right after being named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year – was suspended for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs policy. Show More Summary

Josh Gordon reinstatement possible? He's almost done with rehab

Your browser does not support iframes. What’s more amazing: That Josh Gordon hasn’t played an NFL game since Dec. 21, 2014, or that he’s still just 26 years old? Gordon’s harsh punishment for alcohol and marijuana use may be ending soon. Show More Summary

CFL announces end to all full-contact practices, effective immediately - is NFL next?

Here’s an interesting bit of football news from north of the border: effective immediately, the Canadian Football League is putting an end to full-contact padded practices during the season. As reported by TSN’s Dave Naylor, the CFL and CFL Players’ Association will announce the change on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Will you watch? Facebook pays big to stream Marshawn Lynch reality show

Outside of his ability to run the the ball on the football field, Marshawn Lynch is largely an enigma to NFL fans. And it seems he likes it that way. The running back, who came out of retirement earlier this year to play for the Oakland...Show More Summary

San Diego fan buys 'No Freaking Loyalty' billboard near Chargers stadium in Los Angeles

When the Los Angeles Chargers come in to their temporary stadium in Carson, California, this week for their first game in their new city, they’ll be trolled by a billboard. San Diego fan Joseph Macrae raised $10,000 on GoFundMe and paid for the rotating digital image billboard near the StubHub Center. Show More Summary

Who were Week 1's biggest surprises? Plus: What's Adrian Peterson's future?

Welcome to the War Room, where Yahoo Sports’ football minds kick around the big topics of the week. Got a suggestion for a question? Hit us up right here. Today: Week 1 surprises, and the fate of Adrian Peterson. Onward!  Question 1:...Show More Summary

Ravens' Justin Tucker can belt 60-yard FGs and opera tunes

A high school band director gave Justin Tucker a choice: pick playing the trumpet or go play football. Both wasn’t an option. “I was kind of put on the spot at a pretty young age,” Tucker told Yahoo Sports’ Tony Siragusa. “I was 15,Show More Summary

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