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Vikings extend coach Mike Zimmer’s contract

The Vikings are about to move into a shiny new stadium, but they have another important piece of their future secured now as well. The team announced that head coach Mike Zimmer’s contract has been extended. They didn’t announce the time frame or the terms, but locking up their coach was a reward after an 11-5…

Damon Harrison starts first Giants camp on PUP list

Signing defensive tackle Damon Harrison was part of the Giants’ plan to remake their defense this season, but he isn’t quite ready to start practicing with the team. The Giants announced Thursday that Harrison has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Linebacker J.T. Thomas and defensive tackle Jay Bromley are also on…

John Fox: Leonard Floyd was sick, will be fine

After Bears rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd was carted off the field at practice on Thursday, a league source told PFT that Floyd was “woozy” early in practice and his departure was related to that rather than a torn ACL or other injury that would have him joining wide receiver Kevin White as Bears first-rounders who…

Leonard Floyd injury highlights Bears’ restrictive media policy

Details are scarce regarding the injury suffered by Bears first-round linebacker Leonard Floyd during the team’s first training-camp practice, and for good reason. The team utilizes an unreasonably restrictive media policy that limits...Show More Summary

Browns expect to name starting QB before first preseason game

The Browns haven’t named their starting quarterback for the 2016 season, but it doesn’t sound like coach Hue Jackson plans to extend the competition too deep into August. During a press conference on Thursday, Jackson said that “whoever earns the job is going to earn it on the field” and suggested that they’ll do it…

Ryan Fitzpatrick Set a Jets Franchise Record with 31 TD Passes in 2015 Season

Fact: Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday. Last season, Fitzpatrick threw 31 touchdown passes, the most in a single season in Jets history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports...Show More Summary

College Football Playoff moves semifinals to Saturdays and holidays

In a move aimed to ensure better television viewership numbers, the College Football Playoff will only host future semifinals games on Saturdays and holidays.   “We had healthy discussions with a lot of people who love college football and we concluded that making these changes would be the right...

Browns say “grave disappointment” in Crowell, but he’s making necessary steps

The since-deleted Instagram post showing a police officer’s throat being slashed made by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell was the first topic of conversation at the team’s pre-camp press conference on Thursday. The public message from Browns coach Hue Jackson and executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown was that Crowell is taking necessary…

Washington could be in the veteran RB market later

Teams will use the early days of training camp to take a look at the kids they’ve collected. But as time wears on, some of them will realize they need to find some experience. That could be the case in Washington, as coach Jay Gruden admitted they could be in the market for a veteran…

Report: Lawrence Timmons, Steelers “not close” on extension

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons is entering the final year of his contract with the Steelers and, thanks to his $15.1 million cap number, he looked like a possible candidate for an extension when the offseason opened. The months went by without any change in Timmons’ status, however, and it doesn’t look like any change is imminent…

Two years ago, Jaworski saw clear gap between Nick Foles and Russell Wilson

Three years ago, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski cooked up one of the hottest takes of all time, taking the position that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Jaworski’s opinion somehow became news for his employer, feeding the four-letter network’s engine for several days in August 2013. A year later,…

Leonard Floyd leaves Bears practice on a cart

Training camp practices are underway, which means reports of injuries suffered during training camp practices are also starting to buzz across social media. One of the first is likely to have people in Bears country crossing their fingers. Multiple reporters at Bears practice on Thursday have shared the news that linebacker Leonard Floyd left practice…

No Nick Foles for Broncos, Bills reportedly not interested

Broncos General Manager John Elway called the team’s starting quarterback competition wide open on Wednesday, but it isn’t so wide open that they are looking to add other players to the mix. Coach Gary Kubiak was asked during an interview on 104.3 The Fan if the team had any interest in bringing Nick Foles into…

Is Double-Digit 5-Star Commits a Legit Possibility for Ohio State?

Back in December 2013, high school freshman Danny Clark set things off for Ohio State's 2017 class. Little did the 3-star, pro-style quarterback realize then that he would jump-start the nation's premier class as we inch closer to national...Show More Summary

SEC Extra Points: Why Alabama's Defense Could Be Even Better in 2016

Alabama used its stout defense—which gave up just 276.3 yards per game and 4.3 yards per play—to roll all the way to the national title a year ago. That defense was paced by its fast and physical front seven led by defensive end Jonathan...Show More Summary

Lawrence Timmons Contract: Latest News, Rumors on LB's Talks with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Lawrence Timmons are reportedly “not close” to agreeing on a long-term contract extension, sources revealed to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Thursday. Timmons has a $15.1 million...Show More Summary

Nick Foles: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent QB

Now that Nick Foles is a free agent after the Los Angeles Rams released him, the veteran quarterback can turn his attention to finding another team to play with in 2016. Foles can check t wo teams that could be in search of depth at quarterback off his list. Show More Summary

Ryan Fitzpatrick Comments on Re-Signing with Jets, Offseason, More

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick stated Thursday morning he's relieved the drawn-out contract stalemate with the franchise is finally over and compared his first day back at the team facility like a kid's first day at school. Manish...Show More Summary

Warren Sapp bitten by a shark (True story)

Warren Sapp (Getty Images) If you believe in karma, this story is for you. Retired defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who last year was charged with three counts of domestic violence after he allegedly bit and stepped on the face of his then-girlfriend, got some comeuppance on Wednesday thanks to a hungry shark. Show More Summary

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