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Reports: Martavis Bryant’s reinstatement a matter of time

It was around this time last year when Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Martavis Bryant stood at a “crossroads of his professional life.” Soon, it appears Bryant will resume that life. The Steelers wide receiver, who was suspended for all of 2016 for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, is headed for reinstatement. There were multiple…

Lions seem to leak new uniforms to ticket holders

One clever fan found a way to get a closer look at what might be the Lions' new uniforms.        

NFL suspends free agent T.J. McDonald eight games

T.J. McDonald is a good enough safety that he’s the No. 67 player in our Free Agent Hot 100. But he hasn’t found a team yet, and he won’t play until midway through the season. McDonald has been suspended by the NFL for the first eight games of the season. In May McDonald crashed into…

Cowboys give surprise present to 94-year-old

Marie Dansby was delighted a birthday gift provided by the Dallas Cowboys.        

NFL referees group adds 4 members to start work in 2017

The NFL Referees Association has added four new members who will start work this season        

Greg Hardy to play indoor football if fans approve

It’s been difficult to keep up with Greg Hardy. Long ago, NFL teams stopped trying. The guilty verdict for domestic violence and issuing threats. The trial absence of his accuser, leading to the case’s dismissal. The personal pleas of innocence — “I’ve never put my hand on any woman” — amid graphic evidence to the contrary. An arrest for cocaine…

Lions want it both ways on Thanksgiving, early-season home games

The Lions have talked to the NFL about getting themselves a more favorable early-season schedule after playing three of their first four games on the road the last two years. But given that the NFL’s schedule-makers already give the Lions a home game on Thanksgiving every year, there’s only so much flexibility the Lions can…

Jerry Jones has Tony Romo's 'interest at the top of my list' as Cowboys QB mulls future

Cowboys owner mulling his options while longtime quarterback ponders own future.        

New York Giants: What would the ideal draft class look like?

1 of 4 | NEXT » The New York Giants were pretty quiet during free agency in 2017. While Big Blue made plenty of splashes last year, most of their moves flew under-the-radar this month. That will put an added focus on New York’s 2017 draft class. Show More Summary

McCarthy: Martellus Bennett “potentially” NFL’s best TE

Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski shared a depth chart in New England last season. Based on Wednesday comments, Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes there’s a chance he got the better of the two in free agency. McCarthy spoke glowingly about Bennett at the annual head-coach media breakfast in Phoenix. Specifically, he said the 30-year-old may “potentially be”…

On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules changes        

Bengals owner Mike Brown defends keeping Adam Jones: 'You are dealing with people’s lives here'

Bengals owner Mike Brown explained his defense of cornerback Adam Jones. (AP) When an NFL team acquires or keeps a player who gets in trouble off the field, there’s a predictable and cynical response. That cynical response is not wrong. Show More Summary

NFL draft profile: No. 29 — Alabama OT Cam Robinson, massive man with consistency issues

Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. 29. Alabama OT Cam Robinson 6-foot-6, 322 pounds Key stat: Over three seasons in Tuscaloosa, Robinson started each of Bama’s 44 games at left tackle. Show More Summary

Saints to sign Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel is returning to his roots as a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. Daniel, a free agent quarterback who spent his first four seasons as a backup with the Saints, will sign a one-year contract with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Daniel originally entered the NFL as an undrafted…

“Egregious” hits more likely to result in suspensions than ejections

Introduced as a measure that will result in more ejections or suspensions, the reality is that the NFL’s new emphasis on eliminating certain “egregious” hits from the game will lead to enhanced suspensions. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the point of emphasis will apply to suspending the player who commits an egregious hit,…

Bruce Arians: David Johnson is “too young to overuse”

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed on Wednesday that the recently re-signed Andre Ellington will be used as a wide receiver this season, which means that the team is still without a clear No. 2 running back behind David Johnson. That doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for Arians. Johnson had 293 carries and…

Bengals owner defends arrested CB Adam Jones

Adam Jones recently had felony charges dropped against him but still faces three misdemeanors.        

Team has fans vote on signing Greg Hardy

The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles have the chance to sign the controversial defensive end.        

Bills waive defensive lineman Crichton for failing physical

The Buffalo Bills have waived defensive lineman Scott Crichton for failing his physical        

Browns not giving up on Josh Gordon just yet

The Browns GM opened up the door for a possible return.        

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