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Term of De Smith’s new deal has not yet been determined

The NFLPA’s selection committee has decided to extend the contract of executive director DeMaurice Smith. The union has not yet decided whether it will be a three- or five-year extension. NFLPA president Eric Winston explained to PFT on Wednesday that the precise term of the contract will be determined later, with the union’s Executive Committee [more]

Marcell Dareus, Cordy Glenn not practicing Wednesday

The Bills are dealing with injuries on both the offensive and defensive lines as they head toward Sunday’s matchup with the Broncos. Coach Sean McDermott announced on Wednesday morning that defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive end Shaq Lawson and left tackle Cordy Glenn will all sit out practice later in the day. The Bills are [more]

Bills sign safety Blanton, defensive tackle Coleman

The Buffalo Bills have reshuffled their defensive depth by signing safety Robert Blanton and tackle Deandre Coleman in preparing to host the Denver Broncos this weekend        

Cody Parkey kicks way to AFC special teams player of the week

The kicking carousel in the NFL can move in strange ways, as illustrated by the sequence of events that led Cody Parkey to the Dolphins this season. The Dolphins once cut Caleb Sturgis in order to make Andrew Franks their kicker and Sturgis wound up replacing Parkey as the kicker in Philadelphia after Parkey was [more]

Punt return TD makes Jamal Agnew top NFC special teamer of the week

The Lions are 2-0 after beating the Giants on the road on Monday night with the help of a big play from rookie Jamal Agnew. Agnew caught a Brad Wing punt on his own 12-yard-line early in the fourth quarter, broke a couple of tackles, used a spin move to evade another and then sprinted [more]

Chris Jones named AFC defensive player of the week

Chris Jones nearly single-handedly beat the Eagles last week, so it made sense to hand him some hardware. The Chiefs defensive end was named AFC defensive player of the week, after dominating the Eagles. He had three sacks, forced two fumbles, batted down a pass and intercepted another. The 2016 second-rounder isn’t an every down [more]

J.J. Nelson named NFC offensive player of the week

The Cardinals were down 13-3 in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Colts and needed someone to provide them with an offensive spark if they were going to win the game. They got that spark from wide receiver J.J. Nelson. Nelson caught a 45-yard touchdown pass to cut Indianapolis’ lead to three [more]

Desmond Trufant named NFC defensive player of the week

Desmond Trufant missed the Falcons’ Super Bowl run last year because of a pectoral injury. He’s making up for lost time this season. The Falcons cornerback was named NFC defensive player of the week for a pair of game-changing plays against the Packers last week. Trufant picked off a pass which led to points before [more]

Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of the week

Pity the team that catches Tom Brady after a bad week. The Saints bore the brunt of the Patriots’ quarterback’s poor opener, and Brady was rewarded for it Wednesday. Brady was named AFC offensive player of the week for his bounceback performance against New Orleans. Brady was 30-of-39 for 447 yards and three touchdowns, as [more]

Bills bring two back to fill roster spots

The Bills brought back two familiar faces to fill their available roster spots. The team announced they signed safety Robert Blanton and defensive tackle Deandre Coleman. Coleman made the Bills roster to start the season, but was shuffled off since then. He might be needed depending on the condition of Marcell Dareus‘ ankle. Blanton was with [more]

Reports: Ex-Bears cornerback Charles Tillman in training for FBI

Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, who retired last summer, is looking to move to the FBI, as first reported by the Chicago Tribune.        

Trent Williams says his marijuana use was for pain management

Marijuana isn’t the boogeyman it used to be in society, and the NFL is slowly moving toward the point of admitting they need to research it more. And stories like Washington tackle Trent Williams‘ should be part of the conversation. In a long profile by Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, Williams admits that his [more]

Todd Gurley happy to be making highlight reels again

During his rookie season, Rams running back Todd Gurley made a lot of highlight reels while running for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games but he wasn’t featured too prominently in those packages last year. Gurley slumped to 885 yards on 3.2 yards per carry in the Rams’ first season in Los Angeles, [more]

Week 3 fantasy football studs, duds and sleepers

A look at who to start and who to sit in Week 3.        

Chris Harris: Playing without T.J. Ward is still hard

The Broncos’ defense has played well after cutting safety T.J. Ward just before the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t missed him. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said on PFT Live that playing without Ward has been difficult. “It’s still hard,” Harris said. “Not being able to take the field, he just [more]

Santana Moss: RG3’s issues with coaches are why he’s not playing anymore

Santana Moss says he’s just trying to level with Robert Griffin III. After a war of words erupted between Moss and Griffin, Moss went on CSN Mid Atlantic and said that Griffin needs to understand that his inability to work with coaches Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden is the reason he’s no longer in the [more]

Belichick’s Patriots have lost five times to rookie quarterbacks

Yes, the Patriots have defeated rookie quarterbacks fifteen times under coach Bill Belichick. But, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, they’ve also lost to rookie signal-callers five times. While 15-5 is an impressive win-loss mark, the notion that Belichick has lost five times to still-wet-behind-the-ears quarterbacks is a little stunning. Making it even more stunning is [more]

Eagles secondary short on healthy bodies

The Eagles played without cornerback Ronald Darby in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs and they appear to be on track to adding to the list of injured defensive backs on the inactive list for this Sunday’s game against the Giants. Safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Jaylen Watkins, who replaced Darby in the starting lineup, [more]

Jim Caldwell on contract: If we win, everything takes care of itself

In March, Lions coach Jim Caldwell was asked about his lack of a contract beyond the 2017 season and he said he wasn’t worried about it. Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden did some worrying about it for him during ESPN’s broadcast of Detroit’s win over the Giants on Monday night, pointing out that it’s unusual [more]

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