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Falcons add veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin

Ahtyba Rubin didn’t do much for the Broncos, but he wasn’t out of work long. Released Tuesday by a team in need of receiving depth, Rubin was signed by the Falcons today. The 31-year-old Rubin was a 16-game starter for the Seahawks a year ago, but was only active for two games this year in [more]

Raiders plan to start NaVorro Bowman tonight

The Raiders didn’t sign Navorro Bowman to sit around and watch. So not only is he going to play tonight against the Chiefs, he’s going to start. That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, noting how quickly the Raiders coaches have gotten him up to speed. He only signed with them Monday, [more]

Report: Mike Mitchell fined $48,620 for hit on Alex Smith

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been vocal about his distaste for the late hit to the back of his knees that he took from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell in last week’s game and the league reportedly agrees with Smith’s feeling that “it was about as flagrant as it gets when it comes to a low [more]

NFLRA hits back at “misguided” claims of officiating bias

After the Eagles beat the Panthers last Thursday night, PFT and other outlets pointed out that the Eagles had 10 penalties accepted for 126 yards in the game while the Panthers were deducted one yard on their one accepted penalty. That wasn’t out of the norm for Eagles games officiated by referee Pete Morelli. The [more]

Bucs expect Jameis Winston to throw at Thursday’s practice

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston only skipped one part of Wednesday’s practice, but it was a pretty big one. Winston hurt his right shoulder during last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and he did not throw any passes during the team’s first practice of this week. That should change on Thursday. Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken [more]

Luke Kuechly takes the practice field with a helmet, another step

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly just walked onto the practice field. And unlike yesterday, via the team’s official Twitter account, he was carrying a helmet. That’s at least a sign that Kuechly is advancing through the steps of the concussion protocol, which includes practicing without a recurrence of symptoms. He’ll still need to be cleared [more]

Ravens sign Griff Whalen

The Ravens had three wide receivers on Wednesday’s injury report, so they added a healthy one to the roster on Thursday. The team announced the signing of Griff Whalen to the 53-man roster. They also announced that offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom has been released from the active roster and that cornerback Sheldon Price has been [more]

Ronald Darby returning to practice this week

The Eagles defense is closing in on getting a key player back in the lineup. Cornerback Ronald Darby has not played since dislocating his ankle in the season opener, but head coach Doug Pederson offered a positive update on his condition at a Thursday press conference. Pederson said that Darby is doing “extremely well” and [more]

Will Andrew Luck play at all this year?

The latest news regarding the three-legged-tortoise slow recovery of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck from shoulder surgery performed in January necessarily delays his timetable for a return even deeper into the season. It also raises a fair question: Will he play at all this year? I’m starting to think he won’t. But I also think the [more]

PFT’s Week Seven picks

Just when MDS was getting a little cocky, he got knocked down a peg or two. His six-game lead has been cut to four, after being swept in the two games on which we disagreed last week. This week, we disagree on two more. Which means that his lead could be down to two, soon. [more]

Eagles put Chris Maragos on injured reserve

The Eagles will be without one of their top special teamers, as the knee injury suffered by safety Chris Maragos is season-ending. The team announced Maragos was placed on injured reserve because of the knee injury suffered last Thursday against the Panthers. To replace him on the roster, they promoted linebacker Nate Gerry to the active [more]

Patriots LB Harvey Langi's wife shares emotional reunion after car accident

Days after Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy, were injured in car accident, she posted a video on Instagram of their tearful reunion in the hospital. (Via Instagram screengrab) New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy, were hospitalized after a car accident less than five days ago. Show More Summary

Seahawks' Cliff Avril says he isn't considering retirement as he recovers from neck injury

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril isn’t considering retirement, he told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday, refuting a media report. “People are saying I’m retiring because of what coach Carroll said but he’s referring to surgery,” Avril...Show More Summary

Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to [more]

Jets short on sacks, but aren't about to panic

The New York Jets have won three games despite ranking second-to-last in the NFL with seven sacks        

Hue Jackson says Kevin Hogan’s badly bruised ribs are reason he won’t suit up

Kevin Hogan won’t play Sunday. He won’t even suit up. Badly bruised ribs have relegated the quarterback to third string this week. “My thinking with Cody was because obviously, Kevin has some ribs,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “They’re pretty bruised in my opinion. It’s not [more]

Lions sign DE Smith, OT Harris and add QB Kaaya off waivers

The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Jacquies Smith and offensive tackle Bryce Harris        

Woods heads to London looking for 1st TD catch of season

Robert Woods has one missing statistic this season: A touchdown.        

Dolphins dropping too many passes to suit Adam Gase

The Dolphins rank only 16th in the NFL with seven drops, according to STATS, but it feels like more to Dolphins coach Adam Gase. A lot more. “It’s just they haven’t caught them,” Gase said Wednesday, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post. “They haven’t caught the passes. It’s an area that we’re really [more]

Former cornerback not bitter at Titans now he's with Browns

The Tennessee Titans released cornerback Jason McCourty in April to avoid paying the veteran $7 million and to get younger in their secondary. Now he's proving in Cleveland he's not done yet with more interceptions than Tennessee's cornerbacks.        

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