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Raiders Sean Smith arrested, charged with felony assault stemming from July 4 incident

It’s already been a tough summer for Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith on the field; now, according to one report, it’s been even worse off it. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced on Thursday that Smith, a 30-year-old headed into his ninth season, was arrested and charged with multiple felony charges. Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch addresses media, says nothing about national anthem

When Colin Kaepernick sat out the national anthem last year, he spoke repeatedly about his reasons for doing so. Marshawn Lynch is taking a different approach. Lynch, the Raiders running back who sat out the anthem last week before his first game back from a one-year retirement, addressed reporters today but said nothing about his [more]

Ezekiel Elliott off board for NFL prop bets at one major Nevada sportsbook

Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott, the defending NFL rushing champ, was a 4-1 favorite before his suspension forced him off the board.        

Will NFLPA sue NFL over allegation of victim-shaming?

The legal battle arising from the Ezekiel Elliott suspension could spawn other courtroom skirmishes. On Monday, the NFL made a stunning allegation against the NFL Players Association: “[W]e’ve received multiple reports of the NFLPA spreading...Show More Summary

Michael Bennett’s cause would benefit more from a franchise quarterback

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett believes that national anthem protests would benefit from the involvement of white players. There’s another group of players that would benefit the effort even more. Franchise quarterbacks. Regardless of race, the decision of the best of the best players at the most important position on the field are the ones [more]

NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the end of the day and making sure they’re getting a fair and [more]

Michael Bennett: Protest for equality needs a few white faces

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett has been the most outspoken of late, among the players protesting during the national anthem by sitting or raising a fist. And he’d like to have a little more help in the effort — specifically from a white player. “It would take a white player to really get things changed,” [more]

John Lynch respects players’ reasons for standing during anthem but says it’s “divisive”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the face of the national anthem protests last season. Two of his teammates, Eli Harold and Eric Reid, later joined him. While Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the anthem in games over the weekend, every 49ers player, including Harold and Reid, [more]

Jerry Jones still not talking about Ezekiel Elliott suspension

Since March, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has insisted Ezekiel Elliott had done nothing to warrant a suspension and would not be suspended. Four days after the league suspended the star running back for six games, Jones still has not talked publicly about it. Jones missed his annual media party in Malibu on Friday night and [more]

Report: Ezekiel Elliott filed harassment claim against Tiffany Thompson last year

As Ezekiel Elliott‘s representatives prepare to formally appeal his suspension — and in turn to launch a P.R. campaign aimed at proving Elliott’s innocence — bits and pieces of their case have begun to trickle out. On Monday, some inflammatory excerpts emerged from documentation suggesting that Elliott will claim that Tiffany Thompson targeted him with [more]

Chris Long on show of support for Malcolm Jenkins: “I just told Malcolm, ‘I’m here for you.'”

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been raising a fist in the air during the national anthem since last season as a symbol of protest. Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills, Jenkins was joined in a show of unity as defensive end Chris Long stood adjacent with his arm draped on Jenkins’ shoulders. The events of [more]

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiting on QB still best if you're starting 1

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiting on QB still best if you're starting 1        

Bills receiver Rod Streater left game on cart with apparent foot injury

Bills head coach Sean McDermott had called Rod Streater one of the highlights of training camp this year in Buffalo. That made the abrupt conclusion to his night in Philadelphia that much more difficult to handle. Streater left Thursday night’s game against the Eagles on the back of a cart after being injured on the [more]

Jaguars open up QB competition after 12-8 loss to Bucs

Blake Bortles' career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end after Jaguars open up QB competition        

Gun charge against former NFL linebacker dropped

A gun charge against a former NFL linebacker has been dropped after his lawyer says the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied        

Offense starts slow, but not new Eagles CB Ronald Darby

Observations from the Eagles' preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.        

Doug Marrone puts Jaguars' QB job up for grabs after Blake Bortles struggles again

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't hold back in venting his frustrations with his offense.        

Doug Marrone: “I’m looking for someone that’s gonna lead this offense”

The Jaguars probably already regret picking up Blake Bortles‘ fifth-year option. After a sluggish night for the team, a blunt and pointed coach Doug Marrone took to the podium to provide a blunt and pointed assessment of the quarterback position. “I met with both quarterbacks afterward,” Marrone told reporters, referring to Bortles and Chad Henne. [more]

Gun charges dismissed against free agent linebacker Khaseem Greene

Linebacker Khaseem Greene was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in May after he was indicted on gun charges stemming from a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth, N.J. According to Jessica Remo of, those charges against Greene have been dismissed after the alleged shooter admitted he lied about Greene’s involvement. Greene was alleged [more]

Scot McCloughan visits PFT Live on Friday

He recently has emerged as a compelling and informative presence on Twitter. On Friday, he’ll make a phone call to PFT Live. Former San Francisco and Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan will join the show at 8:35 a.m. ET to talk some football. And only football. We won’t be delving in to his departure from Washington [more]

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