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Report: Colts' Andrew Luck may not play until October

The Mystery of Andrew Luck’s Shoulder continues. We already knew the Indianapolis Colts quarterback was not playing in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams as he continues to make his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. But he may miss quite a bit longer than that. Show More Summary

NFL Week 1 inactive players lists

Here are the inactive players for Week 1 of the NFL’s regular season slate, as announced by the individual teams on Twitter: Sunday’s early slate Jets at Bills Christian Hackenberg is the backup QB. Complete #Jets inactives for #NYJvsBUF ?? pic.twitter.com/9JTuHndq3y — New York Jets (@nyjets) September 10, 2017 Today's Bills inactives. Show More Summary

Tyler Eifert will stand for anthem, wear military-inspired cleats

The national anthem protest-and-criticism cycle consumed much of the NFL’s off-field conversation over the past year. Now it’s headed inside the white lines. Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert announced on Twitter that he’ll be standing for the national anthem; not only that, he’ll be honoring a member of the U.S. Show More Summary

Longtime Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski lands on injured reserve

All the talk of Sebastian Janikowski’s back injury wasn’t just a negotiating ploy, it turns out. Janikowski, who took a $1 million pay cut this week, landed on injured reserve on Saturday. The veteran Oakland Raiders kicker will be placed on injured reserve due to his bad back, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said. Show More Summary

Aaron Donald ends his holdout, reporting to Rams facility

The best player on the Los Angeles Rams roster, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, surprisingly ended his holdout on Saturday, reporting to the Rams’ facility and passing his physical. Pro Football Talk was first with the news. The 13thShow More Summary

NFL Preview Week: Which coach will be the first one fired?

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox watches players warm up before an NFL football preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) One of the few certainties of this NFL season is that some of the 32 coaches won’t return in 2018. Show More Summary

Ezekiel Elliott granted temporary restraining order; could play entire season

Ezekiel Elliott’s battle with the NFL won’t go away quickly or easily. A Texas district court judge granted a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today and other reports. That means...Show More Summary

The touchdown celebrations we'd like to see under the NFL's new rules

A new season of the National Football League is upon us and wide receivers everywhere can finally feel free to be themselves without worrying about being hit in the pocketbook. [ Pick one winner a week. Play Survival Football for chance...Show More Summary

NFL Superlatives: Class clown? Worst attendance? We got them here

(Yahoo Sports graphic by Amber Matsumoto) With the NFL season upon us, it’s time to crack open the yearbook and see what superlatives we have for this year’s class. CLASS CLOWN: Roger Goodell Dan Wetzel had all the details of Goodell’s visit to New England on Thursday night, with plenty of Goodell clown-nose shirts and towels in the crowd. Show More Summary

The Chiefs will have a tough time overcoming Eric Berry's injury

It’s not like Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry hasn’t dealt with adversity before. He survived cancer and came back to be an All-Pro. It’s the Chiefs that might need to worry about Berry’s rough injury. Kansas City lost Berry, who...Show More Summary

NFL against the spread picks: Winning now would help Packers in January

As the Green Bay Packers were getting blown out of the NFC championship game at Atlanta, Aaron Rodgers turned to Jordy Nelson with a thought. “We gotta get one of these at home, man,” Rodgers told Nelson on the bench, as shown by NFL Films. Show More Summary

NFL opening-game ratings take a significant hit from last season

If the NFL figured that all the offseason drama would vanish once there were games to watch, it can’t be pleased with its opening-night ratings. The Nielsen rating for the Kansas City Chiefs’ upset win over the New England Patriots was a 14.6 according to Variety and other outlets. Show More Summary

Jon Dorenbos to undergo open-heart surgery after Saints doctor discovers aneurysm

Some sobering news for New Orleans Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos: Saints coach Sean Payton announced on Friday that Dorenbos will undergo immediate open-heart surgery after team doctor John Amoss discovered the 37-year-old has an aortic aneurysm. Show More Summary

Former Giants kicker Josh Brown suspended again by NFL, for six games

In a bit of curious timing, the NFL suspended former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown for six additional games. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the story on Friday. Also on Friday, a federal court is expected to rule on a temporary...Show More Summary

Falcons fans, deal with 28-3 now, or live with it forever

ATLANTA—28-3. 28-3. Drink it in, Falcons fans. Inhale it, the way you inhale a dogwood-scented breeze. Face it … and then face it down. It’s going to be a long season otherwise. Here we are, seven months after the Super Bowl, on the cusp of a new season, and that Super Bowl still burns in the hearts of Falcons fans. Show More Summary

Russell Wilson launches TraceMe, a content-driven social platform for all super fans

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is launching TraceMe, a content-driven social platform for all super fans. In doing so, the 28-year-old perennial Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion continues to develop an already prominent presence off the football field. Show More Summary

The Patriots have to figure out the issues that were exposed, and fast

It’s not hard to figure out why the New England Patriots were the consensus pick to win Super Bowl LII. They went 14-1 with Tom Brady in the lineup last season, including playoffs, won a championship and added a lot of talent in the offseason. Show More Summary

Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffers 'potential tear' in Achilles tendon

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stepped to the podium after his team defeated the defending champion New England Patriots, 42-27, on opening night of the NFL. The first thing that came out of his mouth, however, wasn’t to praise rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who rushed for two touchdowns and caught another. Show More Summary

Undefeated Patriots talk ends quickly as they're blasted by Chiefs in opener

Yeah, that 19-0 talk was premature. We’re not going down the road of burying the New England Patriots after a surprising loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. We’ve been down that road before. But this was an opening night shocker. Not only did the Chiefs beat the Patriots 42-27, the Chiefs looked like the better team most of the night. Show More Summary

Kareem Hunt, who never lost a fumble in college, loses fumble on first NFL carry

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt lost a fumble on his first NFL touch. (AP) If you play in a fantasy football league that pays the slightest attention, Kareem Hunt became a popular man over the past few weeks. The Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back from Toledo took over lead back duties for the Chiefs after Spencer Ware’s injury. Show More Summary

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