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Bleacher Report's Preseason Week 2 NFL Awards

In some ways it felt like we jumped back in time during Week 2 of slopfest football, otherwise known as the preseason. First we had Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III catapulting balls deep downfield and showing us an extended glimpse at the passer who was once the NFL's Rookie of the Year. Show More Summary

NFL Power Rankings 2016: Breaking Down Preseason Look at League's Pecking Order

We're halfway through the NFL preseason, and many questions are starting to be answered as we gear up for the 2016 NFL season. Position battles are starting to come into focus for many teams, while other teams are finding more questions...Show More Summary

Sean Payton: I’d try to get Michael Thomas in fantasy football

Plenty of people will be taking part in fantasy football drafts in the coming weeks and they’re likely looking high and low for an edge that can put them in the winner’s circle come the end of the season. Saints coach Sean Payton might not be the likeliest tipster for such information, but he’s offering…

Browns may have planted Gordon trade story to drum up interest

When Adam Schefter of ESPN reported yesterday that the Browns had fielded trade offers for receiver Josh Gordon, he added that a Browns source told him the team is not looking to trade Gordon. But now another ESPN reporter is suggesting that the Browns may have planted that story precisely because they’re considering trading Gordon.…

Orlando Scandrick likely out for rest of preseason

In 2015, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick made his preseason debut in the team’s second game and then didn’t play in another game all year due to a torn ACL suffered in a subsequent practice. Scandrick made this year’s preseason debut last Friday against the Cowboys and it will likely be his last game action of…

Texans release defensive end Alex Carrington

The Texans were looking for defensive line depth, but it didn’t take long for them to realize Alex Carrington wasn’t going to provide it. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans released the veteran defensive end. The former Bills third-rounder was signed a week ago, as they were looking for someone to…

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL's Inexperienced Refs in for Rough Season

The best rules analyst on television will be with Fox for a long time. Also, CTE and Hillary Clinton. No, that's not a phrase you read every day. 1. Officiating guru Mike Pereira on new season In the NFL, there really is only one person—just one—who can explain the complex, frustrating, impossible-to-decipher NFL rules book. Show More Summary

Madden 17: Early Review and Initial Player Ratings

The 2016 NFL season doesn’t start until Sept. 8, but Madden 17 ushered in a new year of simulation pigskin on Tuesday. The iconic video game franchise is back with another installment, and this year’s version will help football fans pass the final stretch of the offseason with new features and upgrades. Show More Summary

Josh Norman: Everything’s magnified by 10, but I can take it

Cornerback Josh Norman knows that the big contract he signed as a free agent this offseason means that he’s “no longer the underdog” and that he “has to take on a new mask.” Based on the interview he gave to ESPN The Magazine that made headlines on Tuesday, that mask won’t get in the way…

More than 20 teams showing up for Tebow’s baseball workout, supposedly

The Phillies scout won’t be feeling like the Maytag repairman at next week’s Tim Tebow workout, apparently. Adam Schefter of ESPN, co-worker of Tebow’s at ESPN, reports that more than 20 teams are “confirmed” to attend Tebow’s Major League Baseball showcase/workout/one-man fantasy camp/whatever in L.A. next Tuesday. The Phillies are simply doing their due diligence.…

Giants brass says nothing, leaving Ben McAdoo to face Josh Brown questions

When Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended one game (not six) as a result of his 2015 domestic violence arrest, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he supported Brown “as a man, a father and a player.” But since then, details have emerged about the situation — specifically the allegations by his ex-wife of over 20…

Steelers linemen on David DeCastro talks: “Pay the man”

The Steelers are working on a contract extension for guard David DeCastro, but they’re pushing up against their self-imposed deadline of the regular season. So according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, his linemates are doing what they can to speed things up. “Pay the man,” center Maurkice Pouncey said. “Please, pay the man,”…

Unsure what to do about Roberto Aguayo, Bucs are supporting him

The Buccaneers don’t know how to fix Roberto Aguayo at the moment. But they know he’s theirs, so they’re going to support him. After a rough day of practice from the rookie kicker yesterday which included heckling from his own fans, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter admitted the obvious. “He’s struggling,” Koetter said, via Greg Auman…

Wednesday morning one-liners

Said Texans coach Bill O’Brien of the new kickoff rule, “When the rule was put into place, it was, I believe, intended to be put in for player safety, to monitor player safety and try to help that issue as far as big hits. What I’m seeing, though – and preseason is a lot about…

Jay Gruden optimistic Josh Doctson will play Week One

Last week, Washington coach Jay Gruden said he had “no expectations” for when receiver Josh Doctson would return from an Achilles injury. This week, Gruden says he has “total expectation” that Doctson will play in the first regular season game. “He did the route tree today, which is very positive – not 100 percent yet…

College Football Countdown: No. 2 Oklahoma

Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2016 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projecteda No. 1 team. Today at No. 2: Oklahoma Coach: Bob Stoops...

Pete Carroll: Jimmy Graham uncertain for opener, but “everything is positive” in recovery

The Seattle Seahawks gave Jimmy Graham a day off on Tuesday after four heavy days of work as he continues his rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right leg over the offseason. Graham has yet to be involved in full team workouts since being activated off the physically unable to…

Familiar stories, not much sizzle in “Hard Knocks”

Three weeks in, the most memorable line of this year’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series on the Rams remains coach Jeff Fisher telling his players he’d cut Deon Long for participating in “some 7-9 b——t” and that Fisher would not be putting up with 7-9 b——t. The show is still good. The cast is just very,…

HBO 'Hard Knocks' 2016: Best Rams Storylines, Moments, Reaction for Episode 3

Tuesday's episode of Hard Knocks with the Los Angeles Rams highlighted the emotional struggles of NFL training camp, the joy of a preseason victory, the demanding nature of the sport and the temporary distractions of days off. It was...Show More Summary

Marquise Goodwin Injury: Updates on Bills WR's Possible Concussion and Return

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin hit his head on the ground during Tuesday's practice and entered the NFL's concussion protocol. Continue for updates. Goodwin's Solid Preseason Stalled Tuesday, Aug. 23 Per Jay Skurski ofShow More Summary

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