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Teddy Bridgewater overwhelmed with emotion in return

There had to be moments when Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t sure he’d ever be back in uniform for an NFL game. Bridgewater made it all the way back from a horrific knee injury suffered more than 14 months ago and was active for the Minnesota Vikings’ game against the Washington Redskins. Show More Summary

Rishard Matthews, strong advocate of protests, runs onto field with military

The Tennessee Titans’ Rishard Matthews, who once said he’d quit the NFL if he was forced to stand for the national anthem, marched onto the field at Nissan Stadium Sunday alongside two members of the military: WR @_RMatthews running out with members of the Army during introductions. Show More Summary

Ezekiel Elliott leaving the country during suspension

Ezekiel Elliott’s immediate future is now clear: He’ll be out at least four, and as many as six, of the Dallas Cowboys’ upcoming games due to suspension. Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport indicated that Elliott will be following in the footsteps of everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Kobe Bryant and going abroad. Show More Summary

Report: Seahawks to face consequences after violating concussion protocol

The NFL’s investigation into how the Seattle Seahawks handled Russell Wilson and a potential head injury on Thursday night will likely lead to some consequences for the Seahawks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting. Citing “a source close...Show More Summary

NFL Week 10 inactive players lists

(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File) Here are the inactive players for Week 10 of the NFL’s regular season slate, as announced by the individual teams on Twitter: Bye week: Chiefs, Eagles, Raiders, Ravens. Notable injuries: Injury Update:...Show More Summary

Report: Goodell sought $50 million, lifetime private jet in new contract

Years of skyrocketing growth put NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the highest throne in sports, a lucrative gig earning him, at one point, $44 million per year. But months of repeated missteps, failures and black eyes have sawed the...Show More Summary

Martellus Bennett takes shots at Packers team doctor

The Martellus Bennett story got strange in a hurry. To recap: The Green Bay Packers cut Bennett, saying he failed to disclose a medical condition. The New England Patriots, to the surprise of nobody, scooped up Bennett, who played for the Patriots last season. Show More Summary

The Chicago Bears are playing football the weirdest way

The Chicago Bears are playing perhaps the most contrasting style of offensive football the NFL has seen all season. After naming rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky their starter, the Bears have gone 2-2, while Trubisky has thrown the ball just 80 times, far and away the fewest attempts in the league during that span. Show More Summary

NFL investigating if concussion protocol was followed with Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) loses the ball out of bounds as he is hit by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Haason Reddick (43) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Show More Summary

NFL against the spread picks: Last call for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons’ season isn’t truly over if they lose on Sunday. But it would sure seem like it. We’ve waited all season for the Falcons to play like the team we saw in the Super Bowl last season. It hasn’t happened, aside from one great night against the Green Bay Packers early in the season. Show More Summary

With Richard Sherman out, the list of injured NFL stars grows more stunning

It’s a grim joke at this point: if you created a team made up exclusively of injured NFL stars, it’d be the odds-on Super Bowl favorite … for 2018, obviously. J.J. Watt. Aaron Rodgers. Odell Beckham Jr. David Johnson. Dalvin Cook. Deshaun Watson. Show More Summary

Richard Sherman tears his Achilles and will have season-ending surgery

The NFL has lost another superstar for the season. On Thursday night, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tore his Achilles tendon and the Seahawks are planning on him having season-ending surgery, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in his postgame press conference. Show More Summary

There has never been a quarterback quite like Russell Wilson

The NFL is insanely detailed and structured. Coaches don’t spend 80 hours a week coming up with the perfect play for the perfect situation just to have their quarterback go off script. Yet, the Seattle Seahawks have embraced their random offense. Show More Summary

Russell Wilson gets sent off to get checked for a concussion, comes right back to play

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was removed from a game to be checked for a concussion, but never appeared to get checked. (AP) The NFL has put in plenty of concussion protocols over the past few years, and for the most part its efforts are in good faith. Show More Summary

Seahawks stand for anthem in honor of Veterans Day

The Seattle Seahawks, including longtime protester Michael Bennett, stood as a team for the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. This weekend will mark the NFL’s annual commemoration of Veterans Day, and the Seahawks indicated they stood to honor the sacrifices of America’s veterans. Show More Summary

Jerry Jones accuses Arthur Blank of lack of transparency with Roger Goodell's extension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes the owners are being misled on Roger Goodell’s extension. (AP) There are many interesting layers to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones leading the charge against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s extension, and one is seeing the league’s owners at odds with each other. Show More Summary

To the surprise of no one, Patriots claim Martellus Bennett off waivers

Pretty much the moment news came on Wednesday that the Green Bay Packers released Martellus Bennett just months after signing him to a free-agent contract, NFL Twitter had Bennett back in Foxborough, Mass. as a member of the Patriots. Show More Summary

O.J. Simpson booted from a Vegas casino for drunken belligerence

O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center this past July. (AP) You’d think O.J. Simpson would be keeping a low profile these days. Laying low isn’t really in Simpson’s nature. The Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, who was released from a Nevada prison on Oct. Show More Summary

David Johnson 'optimistic' he can return, help fantasy owners

Practically anytime an NFL player mentions fantasy football, it’s in a derisive tone. That’s understandable, given that most interactions between fantasy owners and players probably aren’t too positive. Presumably, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has heard from upset fantasy owners this fall. Show More Summary

Ezekiel Elliott's suspension on again after court ruling keeps him out Sunday vs. Falcons

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t be playing on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, barring a legal Hail Mary, after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied his request to continue his stay of six-game suspension. Show More Summary

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