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Jake Plummer Blasts Jerry Jones for CTE Comments, Talks Drug Usage in NFL

Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer believes football players don't get enough support for their physical and mental health, and he pointed toward comments from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to illustrate his opinion. Ryan Koenigsberg...Show More Summary

Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

As teams around the NFL discuss the possibility of going for two more often, Lions coach Jim Caldwell sounds unconvinced. Caldwell said he’s aware that quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees have said they want to go for two as the default after every touchdown, but Caldwell said that’s more a matter of quarterbacks…

Troy Vincent: NFL is still trying to help “out of control” Johnny Manziel

Many continue to pay attention to the life and times of Johnny Manziel in order to determine whether the story ends with Manziel turning things around — or whether it concludes with a much worse outcome. Even though Manziel currently isn’t (and likely never again will be) employed by an NFL team, the NFL wants to help…

NFLPA demands “credible evidence” of PED violation by Harrison, Matthews, Peppers, Neal

The dance continues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding the Al Jazeera PED allegations, and at this point it’s becoming a mosh pit. The NFL Players Association has sent a letter to the NFL on behalf of Steelers linebacker James Harrison, in which the union reiterates its request “that the NFL inform…

Longtime defensive lineman Cory Redding retires

Cory Redding, a defensive lineman who has played in the NFL since 2003, announced his retirement today. The 35-year-old Redding, who was released by the Cardinals in April, wrote on Twitter that he is “leaving the game I’ve played for 23 years.” Redding played 12 games for the Cardinals last season. His most memorable moment…

Report: No significant improvement in Jaylon Smith’s injured nerve

The Cowboys were able to get linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round of the draft because fears about lingering nerve damage resulting from the knee injury he suffered in the Fiesta Bowl. Teams wondered if the issue would keep him from playing in 2016 and if it would limit his effectiveness beyond this year,…

Jake Plummer slams “billionaire a–hole” Jerry Jones over weed policy

A number of former and a few current players have been able to eloquently state their cases for research into the use of medicinal marijuana as a pain-killing alternative for players. And then, there’s Jake Plummer, who is willing to be a little salty when it comes to the collection of NFL owners who have…

Doug Baldwin recalls humbling start to career after signing extension

Tuesday’s announcement that the Seahawks and wide receiver Doug Baldwin have agreed to a four-year contract extension didn’t come as much of a surprise given how often both sides talked this offseason about wanting to get a deal done. Telling someone in 2011 that Baldwin would one day ink a deal with $24 million in…

Patrick Hudson to Texas: Longhorns Land Former 4-Star Baylor OT

Coveted offensive lineman Patrick Hudson is reportedly set to play college football at Texas. Matt Hladik of College Spun passed along the former Baylor commit's decision Wednesday. Gerry Hamilton of also confirmed the news. Hudson is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. Show More Summary

Michigan Extends Scholarship Offer to 8th Grade QB Sol-Jay Maiava

A general guideline to follow when building a college football roster is to sign a quarterback in every recruiting cycle. Well, Jim Harbaugh is already thinking about Michigan football's 2020 class. Sol-Jay Maiava — an eighth-graderShow More Summary

Why John Franklin III Needs to Be Auburn's Starting QB from Day 1

"We're going to name somebody. Hopefully sooner rather than later once we start fall camp." Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said in May at the College Football Hall of Fame that he was going to stay true to his roots and not let his three-man...Show More Summary

How the Most Underrated QB Fought His Way to Elite 11

Through 48 hours of Elite 11 finals action, Tommy DeVito felt like he was on the cusp of a personal breakthrough. The 6'2", 185-pound New Jersey quarterback, considered a 3-star prospect and competing alongside 23 positional contemporaries...Show More Summary

Tennessee Football Recruiting: 5 Players Who Could Make or Break Vols' Class

As the race to fill the final eight or so spots remaining in Tennessee's 2017 recruiting class heats up, there are a lot of huge names on head coach Butch Jones' big board. That's excellent news for the Volunteers as their current class of 17 isn't too high on star power despite being ranked 10th by the 247Sports composite team rankings. Show More Summary

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL Teams Still Tone-Deaf to Domestic Abuse

The NFL has struggled when it comes to its players and violence against women. Well, here we go again... 1. The NFL Still Doesn't Get It The NFL said it learned. It said it over and over again when it came to accusations of violenceShow More Summary

Thankless Dominance: Piecing Together the NFL's Best Offensive Line Today

Building the perfect anything can be an impossible task, but it's even more so when trying to piece together the best possible combination among the league's top offensive linemen. Truly great offensive lines don't exist anymore. The days of the Electric Company or the Hogs are long gone. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers in Denver Broncos Offseason So Far

The Denver Broncos' offseason has not been a smooth one. After winning Super Bowl 50, the Broncos had to deal with the loss of key free agents, the retirement of a future Hall of Fame quarterback and off-field issues. Free agency was tough on the Broncos as key starters on defense like Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan moved on. Show More Summary

Eli Manning expects to score more points this season

When Ben McAdoo arrived as the Giants’ offensive coordinator in 2014, the Giants were coming off a season that saw them rank 28th in points scored. McAdoo has overseen a steady rise over the last two seasons, with the Giants jumping from just over 18 to 26.3 points a game by the end of the…

Wednesday morning one-liners

Joe Namath says all the Jets on the Super Bowl III-winning team loved their defensive line coach, Buddy Ryan. Bills WR Sammy Watkins might be better off not talking about his injury. Patriots coach Bill Belichick says it was Buddy Ryan’s 46 that drove the two-back offense out of the NFL. The Dolphins like their…

NFLPA agrees: NFL needs “credible evidence” before players must respond to PED charges

The plain language of the NFL’s PED policy indicates that, before a player ever talks to the league or otherwise provides information regarding a potential violation arising from anything other than a positive test, the league must have “credible documented evidence” that a violation happened. Per a source with knowledge of the union’s thinking on…

Jim Kelly getting stronger as he goes through cancer battle: “I feel awesome”

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly didn’t want to dive back into his recent controversial comments about the future of coach Rex Ryan, but said something that was even more important to Bills fans. Via Jack Woods of the Buffalo News, Kelly said he was feeling much stronger than he has during his battle…

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