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Shoulder injury gives Alshon Jeffery’s contract new perspective

With a month left in the regular season, Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery swapped another shot at free agency for a four-year extension. The news that he’ll miss up to six months with a previously-undisclosed shoulder injury suffered at training camp in July provides a fresh perspective for Jeffery’s new deal. If Jeffery had, as many [more]

Doug Pederson: If Carson Wentz were healthy, he would’ve been Super Bowl MVP

Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles played so well in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl that some have suggested the Eagles actually caught a break when Carson Wentz got hurt. Eagles coach Doug Pederson doesn’t buy it. Pederson told Rich Eisen that if Wentz had stayed healthy, the Eagles would have won the Super [more]

Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah cleared to return from fractured patella

After fracturing his patella twice in the last 18 months, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah has been cleared to return to football, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. Adjei-Barimah has appeared in 23 games with eight starts for Tampa Bay after signing out of Bowling Green as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He was [more]

Report: Saints to discuss new Drew Brees contract at Combine

The New Orleans Saints and representatives for quarterback Drew Brees intend to discuss parameters on a new contract at next week’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Brees has made it clear he has no intention of leaving the Saints despite his contract being set to void with the [more]

Jon Gruden says Raiders have been hampered by lack of continuity

Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable, Hue Jackson, Dennis Allen, Tony Sparano and Jack Del Rio. That’s nine different head coaches for the Oakland Raiders in the 17 years between Jon Gruden’s two stints as head coach of the Silver and Black. In an interview with KNBR on Wednesday, Gruden said [more]

Vikings pay it forward, send charitable Eagles fans confetti from Super Bowl

The Minnesota Vikings sent some special souvenirs to charitable Philadelphia Eagles fans on Wednesday.

Colts seek “athletic, speed players” for switch to 4-3 defense

The Cowboys switched from the 3-4 to the 4-3 in 2013 in an effort to add speed to their defense. Matt Eberflus coached the Cowboys’ linebackers then. Now, he is the defensive coordinator in Indianapolis and switching the Colts from a 3-4 to a 4-3. “We have to make that switch with the personnel first, [more]

Polian explains his Lamar Jackson-should-move-to-receiver take

When Kramer found himself driving a public bus after knocking out the man who had hijacked it, Kramer explained that he kept making all the stops because the passengers kept ringing the bell. As former NFL G.M. and ESPN analyst Bill Polian keeps ringing the bell on Lamar Jackson, we have no choice but to keep [more]

Chad Kelly working out with Phil Simms

Overlooked and largely forgotten in the Denver Broncos’ quarterback conundrum is last year’s Mr. Irrelevant, the nephew of the incredibly relevant Jim Kelly. Now healthy after a season lost to pre-existing injuries, former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly is preparing for his chance to compete. Jim Kelly has posted a video of Chad working out under [more]

Jon Gruden: Raiders offense has to play better

The Raiders ranked 16th in passing, 25th in rushing, tied for 17th in total offense and 23rd in scoring offense. Derek Carr‘s passer rating of 86.4 ranked 19th. No one has to ask, “Is that good?” The team’s offensive numbers go a long way in explaining why the Raiders slipped to 6-10 and have a [more]

Longtime NFL linebacker estimates he sustained 2,500 concussions in his career

Playing 15 seasons of professional football took a pretty serious toll on Gary Plummer.

Amos Jones says Jabrill Peppers could become “really special returner”

Jabrill Peppers admitted near the end of the season he was “frustrated” at not making more of an impact as a returner. He hopes to do more in his second season, and new Browns special teams coach Amos Jones expects that to happen. “The biggest thing with him... is taking that first [more]

Heisman Trophy-winning QB Weinke to coach RBs for Tennessee

Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke joining Tennessee's staff as running backs coach        

Sebastian Janikowski calls 18 seasons with Raiders an “honor and privilege”

The Raiders told kicker Sebastian Janikowski last week that he was not part of their plans for 2018. His agent, Paul Healy, has said Janikowski plans to continue kicking. Janikowski, who becomes a free agent next month, released a statement through the team Wednesday. He called it “an honor and a privilege to wear the [more]

Mike Mayock: On-field comparisons between Manziel, Mayfield are “valid”

Baker Mayfield has done his best to try to convince the world he’s not Johnny Manziel. Manziel has agreed. Both, however, were talking about off the field. On the field, Mike Mayock said he believes the comparisons between the quarterbacks are fair. “The world of 6-1 and under quarterbacks is a small world, so just [more]

Jon Gruden: We need Marshawn Lynch “better and stronger” all season

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has spoken to running back Marshawn Lynch and said that the team is “counting on him” for the 2018 season. Lynch came back from a year on the sidelines to run 207 times for 891 yards and seven touchdowns for the Raiders last season. He turned in his best work during [more]

NBA fines Mark Cuban $600,000 for tanking remarks

Last year, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave Mavericks owner Mark Cuban a mulligan. This year, Silver fined Cuban more than a half a million. The NBA has announced that Silver has fined Cuban $600,000 for his latest round of comments admitting to a tanking campaign lasting more than a year. Cuban admitted to tanking a [more]

Josh Gordon will be a restricted free agent

This year’s crop of free-agent receivers lacks significant star power, especially if Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins are tagged by the Jaguars and Rams, respectively. (The Dolphins already have franchise-tagged Jarvis Landry.) One of the most talented receivers in the league will be part of it, however, with an important limitation. According to the NFL [more]

Pernell McPhee, Markus Wheaton among expensive Bears likely to get cut

The Bears are already near the top of the league in available cap space for 2018, with about $50 million to spend. And they’re likely to have a lot more space available when they get done cutting expensive veterans. Mike Glennon has a team-high cap hit of $16 million for 2018, and it goes without [more]

Vikings send Super Bowl gift to charitable Eagles fans

After the NFC Championship Game, we shared news about Eagles donating to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation as a way of apologizing for bad behavior by other fans before, during and after the game. Some Eagles fans also donated to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and some of them got a Super Bowl-related gift from the [more]

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