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Kasen Williams makes a splash with the first team

Receiver Kasen Williams, a Washington native who played for the Huskies, is hoping to finally make an impact on the local NFL team. In his third season with the Seahawks and limited contributions in the first two, Williams has made a major impact in the 2017 preseason. Of his six catches for 147 yards and [more]

As Michael Bennett sits, two teammates stand with hand on his shoulder

Like five nights ago, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat for the national anthem before a game. Unlike five night ago, he had two teammates with him. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, tackle Justin Britt and cornerback Jeremy Lane stood near Bennett with a hand on his shoulder during the anthem preceding [more]

Nathan Peterman doesn’t hear the calls for him to start

The Bills remain committed to Tyrod Taylor. Some members of the Bills mafia wish they weren’t. Backup Nathan Peterman was asked be reporters on Friday about whether he hears the calls for him to start from Bills fans. “I love Bills Mafia and all that, but I don’t,” Peterman said. “I kind of just focus [more]

Saints' Te'o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends all week while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers        

Bills coach McDermott reiterates support for Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott voices support for Tyrod Taylor as starter a day after providing a non-committal answer        

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier returns to practice

On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to break camp and return home, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier was just glad to be back on the field        

Steelers and Le'Veon Bell's agent thought they had a deal, until Bell nixed it

Give Le’Veon Bell this: He does not lack confidence. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is holding out, and how he got to this point has been an interesting story. When the deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal came and went, there were reports that Bell had turned down a large contract from the Steelers. Show More Summary

After a Path Full of Obstacles, Deon Simon Is Rising With the Jets

A defensive tackle’s darkest moments came when he was dealing with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a high school senior.

Jordan Howard to miss preseason game with eye injury

Bears running back Jordan Howard won’t play in Saturday night’s preseason game at Arizona after suffering an eye injury in today’s practice. The Bears said Howard suffered a corneal abrasion. It is not believed to be serious. Howard wasn’t likely to play much if at all anyway, as the Bears know he’s going to be [more]

Not everyone likes the new-old approach to football in Jacksonville

Lost in the sudden quarterback controversy in Jacksonville is the fact that there has been a sudden, in 2017, increase in the physicality and overall demands of training camp under coach Doug Marrone and executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin. Albert Breer of paints a positive picture of the new approach, which includes [more]

Falcons signing veteran OL Austin Pasztor

The Falcons are signing veteran offensive lineman Austin Pasztor to a one-year deal, according to a tweet from Pasztor’s agent, Sunny Shah. Pasztor, 26, started 43 games and played in 15 others the past five seasons for Jacksonville and Cleveland. He started 16 games last season for the Browns, playing both right tackle and right [more]

Giants defense looking to build off excellent season

New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has every right to be optimistic about the upcoming season        

Stephen Paea pushing for starting NT job with Cowboys

Stephen Paea was miscast in a 3-4 defense the past two seasons. He’s back at a familiar spot with the Cowboys, reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and playing the nose in the Tampa 2. “Just be aggressive in there,” Paea said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “A lot of guys they [more]

Report: Miami Dolphins to lay down new turf before start of regular season

The current turf at Hard Rock Stadium became an issue during Thursday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.        

A strike would create fantasy football havoc

When NFL players went on strike in 1987 and the league replaced them, fantasy football wasn’t really a thing yet. It now is, and a repeat of ’87 would create havoc for the millions with a passion for this twisted branch of the football tree. Let’s play it out. The CBA expires in March 2021. [more]

Washington waives WR Kendal Thompson with injury settlement

Washington announced it has waived receiver Kendal Thompson with an injury settlement. Thompson, 25, signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2016. He was waived before the start of the season but brought back on the practice squad. Washington signed him to a future/reserve contract in January but a leg [more]

Best Kansas City Chiefs positional players for fantasy football

1 of 4 | NEXT » Over the course of the last three to four years, the Kansas City Chiefs have not been known as a dynamic offensive team. Instead they have gained a reputation of possessing one of the toughest defenses in the NFL. With...Show More Summary

Stefon Diggs to wear Starbucks cleats tonight

If/when Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs ever leaves Minnesota, he could be destined for the place he’ll be playing tonight. With his team in Seattle for a game against the Seahawks, Diggs will be rocking Starbucks cleats, via SportsBusiness Daily. The shoes, made by Nike and designed by Mache Custom Kicks, look like a cup of [more]

Game-by-game preview of the 2017 Vanderbilt Commodores schedule

1 of 15 | NEXT » Just two weekends away from college football returning, it’s time to take a look at the 2017 Vanderbilt Commodores schedule! The SEC staff at OPSN is carrying on the annual tradition of breaking down the season game-by-game and predicting the overall outcome. Show More Summary

Bills make it clear, “all the confidence in the world” in Tyrod Taylor

It was a quick evaluation. Unless it wasn’t an evaluation at all. Via Mike Rodak of, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday afternoon that quarterback Tyrod Taylor would start next week’s preseason game against the Ravens. He also added that he has “all the confidence in the world” in Taylor. It didn’t necessarily sound [more]

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