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NFL may have to use pre-Ray Rice procedures for other Josh Brown violations

As the NFL reopens its investigation of Josh Brown, its hands could be tied by the policies that were in place at the time any other incidents of alleged domestic violence occurred. The NFL’s new six-game baseline suspension for first-offense domestic violence was adopted after the Ray Rice situation in 2014, as a response to…

Cleveland Browns: Five things to watch vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 of 6 | NEXT » Will game number seven be lucky for the Cleveland Browns? Sunday, the Browns travel to Paul Brown stadium to take on their in state and AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns will try for win number one for the seventh time. Show More Summary

Brandon Marshall touts his maturity

If there’s a silver lining in the ongoing free fall of the New York Jets, it comes from receiver Brandon Marshall learning how to handle tough times. “I’m growing, man,” Marshall told on Friday. “I’m growing as an individual. Obviously, it hasn’t been perfect. But through adversity, character is built. I’m not saying I’ve…

League is considering a developmental league

With NFL Europe/Europa/Whateva long gone and the Arena Football League close to joining it in extinction, football players not yet ready for the NFL have limited options for developing their game. And so the NFL continues to discuss the possibility of launching a developmental league. “We’ve talked about it,” Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters earlier this…

Minnesota Vikings: Five things to watch for vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 of 6 | NEXT » The Minnesota Vikings are back in action on Sunday versus the Philadelphia Eagles in a much-anticipated matchup. Both teams were atop the NFC standings through Week 3. The Eagles have lost two games in a row since then, but the Vikings continue their winning ways. Show More Summary

Steelers can beat Pats even without Roethlisberger

Landry Jones will face a struggling secondary.        

Landry Jones’ performance will determine Steelers’ draft outlook

Landry Jones will be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting quarterback for at least one week.  There’s no exact timetable for Ben Roethlisberger’s recovery from knee surgery, although some reports say that he could be out four to six weeks. ...Show More Summary

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers: three key matchups

1 of 4 | NEXT » This week’s meeting between the New England Patriots (5-1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) was looking like a toss-up between two of the league’s top offenses up until last Sunday. Now that Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled...Show More Summary

Indiana puts out lifeless performance in 24-14 loss to Northwestern

The Indiana Hoosiers appeared on the verge of turning a corner after a strong start and nice showings against ranked teams. The writing was on the wall, then, for Indiana to pull out an important road win against the Northwestern Wildcats. Show More Summary

Owners unhappy with NFL over Josh Brown, but why do they remain anonymous?

In the aftermath of Josh Brown being re-investigated by the NFL for his past domestic abuse with his ex-wife, various reports have come out (by ESPN and CBS, among others) that many in the league — from players to coaches to owners — are upset with how the NFL handled the situation. Show More Summary

Greg Cosell's Look Ahead: Patriots creativity with Rob Gronkowski makes offense click

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes the tight end is critical for his offense. The Patriots put a lot of emphasis on the tight end position. When you watch them you’ll see more formation diversity with the tight ends than you’ll see from any other NFL team. Show More Summary

Buccaneers make receiver swap

The Buccaneers made a wide receiver swap Saturday, promoting Freddie Martino from the practice squad and waiving Donteea Dye. Martino has previously spent time this season on both the active roster and the practice squad. He’s played in two games. Dye could land back on the practice squad next week. Earlier this week the Bucs…

LeSean McCoy travels with Bills to Miami

Bills running back LeSean McCoy still may not play in Sunday’s game at Miami with a hamstring injury, but he still hasn’t been ruled out. McCoy has made the trip to South Florida, PFT confirms. The news was first reported by Jeff Darlington of ESPN. While it’s possible a ruse aimed at making the Dolphins…

Jets place Henderson on non-football injury list

The Jets placed veteran linebacker Erin Henderson on the non-football injury/illness list Saturday. Henderson had started four games this season and led the team in tackles in each of the last two games. His absence creates another hole in the defensive lineup with first-round linebacker Darron Lee out for at least Sunday’s game vs. the…

With Carlos Hyde out, 49ers promote DuJuan Harris

49ers running back Carlos Hyde will miss Sunday’s game against the Bucs with a shoulder injury. That means more reps for Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn — and a roster spot for DuJuan Harris. The 49ers have promoted Harris to the active roster. To create space for him, the team waived defensive tackle Taylor Hart.…

Okung, Latimer await final clearance for Monday night

As the Broncos prepare to return to prime time, 11 days after a Week Six loss to the Chargers, two of the team’s players await final clearance to return from concussions. Tackle Russell Okung and receiver Cody Latimer are both listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Texans. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told…

NFL’s TV ratings gains in the UK are overstated

We previously passed along a report about a supposed 80 percent increase in TV viewership for NFL games in the United Kingdom this season. But it turns out that report was spinning the NFL’s UK ratings in a more positive light than is warranted. A reader who tracks NFL viewership on UK television at…

Roger Goodell Discusses Public Perception of NFL's Response to Domestic Violence

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday there's a misunderstanding among those who criticize the league for its perceived problems with punishment when it comes to issues such as domestic violence and touchdown celebrations. Richard...Show More Summary

Texans place 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson on IR

Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson has been placed on injured reserve. Johnson, the Texans’ first-round draft pick last season, suffered a broken foot on Sunday against the Colts. Although it’s possible that Johnson could return in eight weeks, he is likely done for the season. Johnson also suffered a foot injury as a rookie last year,…

Five key NFL matchups: Can Eagles get to Bradford?

Quarterbacks facing their former teams highlight the slate for Week 7.        

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