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Report: Goodell made $32 million in 2015

It hasn’t been hard to find negative opinions about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during 2015, but he’s still making out OK on the financial end of things. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports that a tax filing by the NFL shows that Goodell made $32 million in 2015. That’s a drop from $34.1 million the…

Trevone Boykin avoids jail time with plea deal in assault case

Seahawks rookie quarterback Trevone Boykin will avoid jail time after pleading down from an assault charge, and will get to satisfy his probation while in Seattle. That’s good news for the team, as he’s pretty much their No. 2 quarterback at this point. According to Stephen Cohen of SeattlePI.com, Boykin pleaded no contest to charges…

Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

During the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cardinals were sitting at No. 55 and knew exactly who they wanted: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. There was just one problem: The Lions wanted Abdullah, too. And the Lions picked 54th. The new Amazon series All or Nothing reveals that. All or Nothing, which…

Connor Shaw says farewell to Browns

It appears the Browns are down to four quarterbacks. Connor Shaw said goodbye to Cleveland in a Twitter post on Thursday that said he “learned and grew a lot” during his two years with the team. There’s been no official word from the Browns at this point, but a move was expected with the Browns…

DeMarcus Lawrence's Suspension Appeal Denied: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will officially be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season after the NFL denied his appeal Thursday. The NFL confirmed the denial of the appeal, via Clarence Hill of the Fort...Show More Summary

Connor Shaw Released by Browns: Latest Comments and Reaction

On Thursday afternoon, quarterback Connor Shaw announced that he has been released from the Cleveland Browns: The 24-year-old appeared in just one game for the Browns back in 2014, where he completed 14 passes for 177 yards. While Shaw's...Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel Suspended: Twitter Reacts to NFL's Ruling on Free-Agent QB

If Johnny Manziel is able to convince an NFL team he's worth taking a risk on, he will be forced to sit out the first four games of next season. Per Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, the NFL has suspended Manziel four games for...Show More Summary

Sheldon Richardson Suspended: Latest Details and Reaction on Jets Star

New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was suspended for the first game of the 2016 season Thursday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the 25-year-old's ban. Richardson...Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel Suspended by NFL: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

On the heels of myriad off-field issues, including an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend, quarterback Johnny Manziel was reportedly suspended for four games by the NFL on Thursday. According to TMZ Sports, the suspension is related to a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Show More Summary

Manziel suspension could save Browns $2.173 million

When the Browns cut quarterback Johnny Manziel after two years of his four-year contract and no team claimed the contract on waivers, the Browns landed on the hook for the remaining guaranteed money in his contract. His salary of $1.169 million is fully guaranteed for 2016, along with $1.004 million of his 2017 salary. But…

NFL suspends Sheldon Richardson for Week One

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson will have to sit out the team’s Week One game against the Bengals. The NFL announced today that Richardson is suspended for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Richardson will have to miss all practices during the first week of the season but is eligible for training…

What’s next for the Chargers?

With the likelihood of the Chargers obtaining taxpayer funding for a new stadium in San Diego taking a major hit via a recent ruling of the California Supreme Court, the team’s geographic future has become even more uncertain. With a 66.6 percent supermajority now needed to justify public money, a new stadium in San Diego becomes a…

Report: NFL to suspend Johnny Manziel four games for substance abuse

NFL suspensions routinely come down on Fridays, which I’m sure is coincidental. The Friday before a holiday weekend would be a perfect time to drop one, especially if it was a big one. And one might be on the way, a little earlier than expected. According to TMZ, former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will be…

Osweiler has his wife play offensive coordinator as he learns Texans’ playbook

NFL players are off until training camp, but Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler is working. And putting his wife to work as well. Osweiler is trying to learn the playbook so that he’ll have it down pat by the time his first training camp in Houston begins, and so he has his wife quizzing him by…

David Johnson embraces high expectations

Cardinals running back David Johnson showed flashes of his potential as a rookie. In 2016, his team expects a lot more. And Johnson is fine with that. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Johnson made it clear that he embraces the high expectations that people like coach Bruce Arians have established for him.…

Drew Brees not concerned about Saints’ inexperienced receivers

The Saints’ wide receiver depth chart is so full of young players that the experienced veteran of the group, Brandin Cooks, is 22 years old. But Saints quarterback Drew Brees is not concerned about that. Brees told the New Orleans Advocate that young receivers Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman and Michael Thomas are, along with Cooks,…

Jim Kelly’s advice to Lionel Messi: “Go out and enjoy yourself”

Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was one of the most prolific scorers in his sport, even though he never won a title. So perhaps as well as anyone, he understands how soccer star Lionel Messi feels, and wants him to know things could be much worse. Messi couldn’t lead Argentina to a Copa America title last…

Robert Griffin III vs. Josh McCown: Updates on Browns' QB Battle

The Cleveland Browns addressed the quarterback position this offseason by rolling the dice on Robert Griffin III, and a report this week suggests the 26-year-old has the inside track on veteran Josh McCown for the starting job. As seen...Show More Summary

Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

When the Vikings were at the Scouting Combine earlier this year, General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team was using analytics to derive data beyond 40 times and bench press totals. Spielman called it “another tool” the team could use to evaluate players and it is something that the team appears set to do…

Jason Pierre-Paul doesn’t hide hand in new fireworks PSA

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul does more than talk about fireworks safety in his new public service announcement — he shows what can happen. The safety PSA he made with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which debuted this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” can be viewed in full here. Pierre-Paul lost a large…

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