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Derek Carr jokes about Seahawks for not handing Marshawn Lynch the ball in Super Bowl

Derek Carr had some jokes about the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLIX play call. (AP) It’ll be Super Bowl 100, and people will still bring up the Seattle Seahawks not giving Marshawn Lynch the ball at the 1-yard line. If you don’t know the story by now, welcome to NFL football, good to have you. Show More Summary

Derek Carr's extension makes him highest paid NFL player ever

It’s official: Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere. And he’s a very rich man. After a report Wednesday that Carr and the Oakland Raiders were close on an extension, Carr tweeted caution that it wasn’t done yet. A little after 7 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, it was done. Show More Summary

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers look quite underpaid in wake of Derek Carr contract

Bell: Raiders star enjoys good timing, but Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers should be atop NFL QB pay scale.        

NFL Network lists Top 100 players; you'll never guess who ranked No. 1

This guy is a pretty decent quarterback. (AP) Football is a year-round sport, but during the seven months we’re not actually seeing games, the “sport” comes from talking about the games: games gone by, games to come, games that don’t even exist. Show More Summary

Kevin Greene hopes to get more out of Lorenzo Mauldin

The name of Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been in the news several times recently, for the wrong reasons. Hall of Famer Kevin Greene hopes to get Mauldin’s name into the news for the right reasons. Greene has been working with the Jets defensive players to get more heat on the quarterback. “I was a…

Mike Matthews approaching Steelers shot the right way

Being part of one of the first families of football has given Mike Matthews the chance to learn plenty of lessons. But the perspective he gained last year gave him a chance to teach one to his Hall of Fame father. The son of legendary offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, Mike is fighting for a chance…

Corey Linsley learned his lesson about rushing back from injury

Packers center Corey Linsley sat out the team’s offseason workouts in 2016 and then went on to miss training camp, preseason and the first eight weeks of the regular season because of a hamstring injury. Linsley was a spectator again this spring after having ankle surgery early in the offseason, but he says that the…

Bradley Roby: Bengals were going to pick me in 2014

The Broncos have an embarrassment of riches at the cornerback position. They nearly didn’t. In a recent profile from Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, cornerback Bradley Roby said that the Bengals had told him he’d be their pick with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2014 draft. “Don’t worry about it,”…

Chiefs preview: Kansas City looks to break from status quo

Kansas City made several surprising moves this offseason.        

Tuesday morning one-liners

Will uncertainty about his future affect Bills QB Tyrod Taylor this season? Dolphins rookie WR Isaiah Ford got some advice from Steve Smith. LB David Harris will wear No. 51 with the Patriots. QB Christian Hackenberg remains a big unknown for the Jets. The Ravens want to get the run game going. A look back…

Terrell Owens, Michael Vick to debut flag football venture

Basketball fans looking for a fix this summer can take in the Big 3, a three-on-three competition full of retired players headed by rapper Ice Cube and former Raiders executive Amy Trask. Football fans may have a similar option next summer, if tonight’s test goes well. According to Sal Pizarro of the Bay Area News…

Connor Barwin feeling right at home with new team, in old spot

Connor Barwin had proven himself in one defense, and felt like he was beginning to in another. But even if he wasn’t hoping to be released by the Eagles after they transitioned him to a 4-3 defensive end, he fell into a comfortable spot, where he can again rush as an outside linebacker in the…

Tom Brady finishes first in Top 100 players poll

NFL Network likes to fill the slowest part of the offseason with a list of the Top 100 players in the league, and this year, for the first time, a player has repeated as No. 1. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ranked as the best player in the league in this year’s poll of players, the…

Former Dolphins step up to replace Jim Kiick’s lost Super Bowl ring

Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has been without his championship ring from Super Bowl VIII for a long time. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins and some of his former teammates stepped up in an attempt to rectify the issue. The Dolphins presented Kiick with a new ring a…

Seahawks’ third-round pick Shaquill Griffin to be in mix for starting role

Until Deshawn Shead can return from his torn ACL, the Seattle Seahawks will need to find at least a temporary option to start opposite Richard Sherman to begin the regular season. While the leader in the clubhouse to earn the job is veteran Jeremy Lane, third-round pick Shaquill Griffin will likely factor into the discussion…

Tamba Hali laments departure of John Dorsey in Kansas City

Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has seen good, and bad, front office management during his 11-year tenure in Kansas City. He played through the final three years of Carl Peterson’s tenure in Kansas City and the rocky four years of Scott Pioli’s run before John Dorsey and Andy Reid took over in 2013. Dorsey and…

Aaron Rodgers wins big on ABC'S '$100K Pyramid'

(Getty) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is well known for his clutch throws on the gridiron and on Sunday night, Rodgers appeared as a contestant on “The $100,000 Pyramid“ on ABC and proved that he is capable of coming through in big time moments away from the football field as well. Show More Summary

Saints place Nick Fairley on reserve list, ending his season

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley could have a concerning heart condition. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the reserve/non-football-injury list, a roster move that means he won’t play again this year. Show More Summary

Predicting the NFL records: AFC North

1 of 5 | NEXT » With NFL training camps schedule to open in a month, its time to start looking ahead to the 2017 season. What is going to happen in the ever changing AFC North? Are the Pittsburgh Steelers the favorites to remain theShow More Summary

2017 NFL Preview: Boring Rams need their new coach to fix Jared Goff

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2017 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason. Show More Summary

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