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Report: Texans, J.J. Watt agree to terms on 6-year, $100M extension

J.J. Watt and the Texans have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal worth up to $100 million.

Despite Challenges Ahead, Raiders Naming Derek Carr Starter Was Right Move

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders announced that rookie second-round draft pick Derek Carr would be their starting quarterback this season, per the team's official website. For anyone who watched the Raiders play this preseason, it wasShow More Summary

J.J. Watt and Texans Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

J.J. Watt never considered holding out. He just went about his business on the field, establishing himself as the most dominant defensive lineman in the league over the past two seasons. And that has earned him a handsome raise. According...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Brian Hoyer's Subpar Preseason for the Cleveland Browns

Quarterback competitions are fun for fans and interesting fodder for media. They create storylines and tend to deflect attention away from the other problems that plague the team. For the Cleveland Browns, it was also extremely unimpressive. Brian Hoyer won the starting job because, well, Johnny Manziel just wasn ’t ready to take the job. Show More Summary

Report: J.J. Watt, Texans agree to long-term extension

The Houston Texans and defensive end have reportedly reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension that will keep Watt in Houston for the foreseeable future. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans and Watt agreed in principle to deal on Monday night. Despite having two years remaining on his rookie contract,…

Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans Complete Game Preview

On Saturday in Eugene, Oregon a team will claim an inside track to the first ever College Football Playoff. Pac -12 powerhouse Oregon will host Big-10 co-favorite Michigan State in a battle of Top 10 programs. Let's just call it flash...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Initial Projections

The 2015 NFL draft is months away from being on the minds of most NFL fans—unless you're a fan of the Oakland Raiders, then you're probably honed in on the upcoming draft class—but it's never too early to do a mock draft. Early-September...Show More Summary

Alex Boone passes physical, 49ers request roster exemption

After sitting out the entirety of the preseason in a contract dispute with the team, guard Alex Boone reported for duty with the San Francisco 49ers after receiving a new contract from the team. According to the Associated Press, Boone passed his physical with the team Monday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption to allow…

Sebastian Vollmer Move to Guard Puts Best 5 Forward for Patriots Offensive Line

When push comes to shove—as it often does on the offensive line—a guard has the same basic job as a tackle: Don't let their guys touch our guys. Sebastian Vollmer's posited move from right tackle to guard may leave him with the sameShow More Summary

How RB Carlos Hyde Can Thrive in 49ers' Rushing Offense

San Francisco 49ers fans are witnessing the end of one era and the assured beginning of another. At 31 years old, five-time Pro Bowler Frank Gore is winding down his storied career in San Francisco. His heir apparent? Carlos Hyde. The...Show More Summary

Is the Miami Dolphins' Offensive Line Ready for the Season?

Flash back to the end of the 2013 season, and the Miami Dolphins’ offensive line consisted of 34-year old tackle Bryant McKinnie, career backup Nate Garner at guard, 32-year-old tackle Tyson Clabo, guard John Jerry and Pro Bowl center...Show More Summary

How the Minnesota Vikings Can Stop the Rams Offense in Week 1 Matchup

The Minnesota Vikings' new-look defense will take the field for the first time in 2014 against a St. Louis Rams offense with new pieces of their own. Many things remain the same though. The Rams offense is still led by offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and will still feature Zac Stacy on the ground. Show More Summary

Miami vs. Louisville: Score and Twitter Reaction

A unique Labor Day college football game pitted the Louisville Cardinals and the Miami (Florida) Hurricanes. After the Cardinals beat Miami 36-9 in last year's Russell Athletic Bowl, the Hurricanes were again dominated on Monday by a...Show More Summary

Recruiting Offers of the Week

One week after landing 3-star California offensive lineman Dru Samia, the Oklahoma Sooners doubled down in the Golden State by offering a pair of 2015 standouts in 4-star receiver Ykili Ross and 4-star linebacker Khaylan Thomas. The 6’2”, 185-pound Ross is a U.S. Show More Summary

New York Giants: 5 Preseason Stats That Must Carry Over to the Regular Season

With the 2014 preseason in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the regular-season campaign, where forecasters have been quick to put the finishing touches on their prognoses for each team’s win-loss record. In looking overShow More Summary

Chicago Bears: How the Offense Has Evolved Under Marc Trestman, by the Numbers

A flip was switched in the offseason leading up to the 2013 season, and it was Marc Trestman who flipped it. The Chicago Bears finally had an offense to talk about, and a head coach who actually knows a thing or two about offensive innovation. No...Show More Summary

WWE invites Michael Sam to appear on Sept. 8 'Monday Night Raw'

If Michael Sam is looking for something to do on Sept. 8, he has an invitation to show up on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw.'

NFL News: Raiders Make Right Call to Start QB Derek Carr over Matt Schaub

The biggest story sweeping across the NFL on Labor Day is the decision the Oakland Raiders have made to start rookie quarterback Derek Carr over veteran newcomer Matt Schaub. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer had the news: It was the right call, and one that coach Dennis Allen should take pride in. Show More Summary

Troy Polamalu named Steelers captain for first time in 12-year career

For the first time in his NFL career, Troy Polamalu was named a team captain on Monday.

Dennis Allen: Raiders QB Derek Carr will start over Matt Schaub in opener

Derek Carr will be the Raiders starting quarterback in the team's regular season opener against the Jets.

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