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Chiefs take over top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Falcons are 2nd

Chiefs take over top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Falcons jump to No. 2; 3 AFC West teams among the top 6.        

Packers' Martellus Bennett having fundamental issues with drops

Sunday’s loss to the Falcons still was an unsightly performance for Packers tight end Martellus Bennett.        

Former NFL player blames limited time in pads for the league’s wretched OL play

Derrick Deese spent 11 seasons in the NFL, playing every position on the offensive line at one time or another. He has never seen offensive line play this wretched. No one else has either. Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers and Lions left tackle Greg Robinson became the faces of the league’s offensive line problem Monday [more]

Eli Manning: I can handle Ben McAdoo’s criticism

Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s criticism of quarterback Eli Manning for a delay of game penalty that led the Giants to give up trying for a touchdown in favor of kicking a field goal on fourth down 10 points in the third quarter Monday night has elicited several reactions, including criticism of McAdoo for the way [more]

Waiver-wire gems for Week 3 in fantasy football

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports fantasy sports guru Steve Gardner highlights the top players to add -- and which ones to drop --- on the heels of Week 2 in the NFL.        

Bad look from Ben McAdoo in calling out Eli Manning

For at least one night, Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s hairstyle was only his second-worst look. McAdoo had no qualms about publicly calling out quarterback Eli Manning for a delay-of-game penalty that ultimately forced a field goal when the Giants trailed by 10 points in the third quarterback. It was a surprising, and unnecessary, moment. “Sloppy [more]

Ben McAdoo: We aren’t the first good team to start 0-2

The Giants honored their 2007 team during Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Lions and their presence may have been on current head coach Ben McAdoo’s mind when he met with the media on Tuesday. That Giants team opened the season in Dallas and then got beaten soundly by an NFC North team — the [more]

FANTASY PLAYS: Taking stock of hurt tight ends, others in W3

FANTASY PLAYS: Taking stock of hurt tight ends, others in W3        

Panthers TE Olsen heads to IR; will miss at least 8 games

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will miss a minimum of eight games after the team placed him on injured reserve with a broken right foot.        

Jets waive Raymond, who had costly fumbled punt at Oakland

The New York Jets have waived wide receiver Kalif Raymond, two days after his costly fumbled punt changed momentum against Oakland        

Bills release two, including Jelani Jenkins

Jelani Jenkins‘ stay with the Bills was a short one, and he may not have broken a sweat. The Bills announced they cut the veteran linebacker, who was signed last week but was inactive for their game against the Panthers. The Bills also released safety Trae Elston, giving them a pair of open roster spots. [more]

Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott to activate Damontre Moore

Jayrone Elliott‘s stay with the Cowboys didn’t last long. They waived the linebacker Tuesday after only two weeks to make room for the return of defensive end Damontre Moore from the reserve/suspended list. The league suspended Moore two games for violating the substance-abuse policy. The suspension stemmed from his December arrest for suspicion of DWI [more]

Miami Dolphins suspend LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

Linebacker left team without permission Saturday in Los Angeles.        

Browns place WR Coleman on injured reserve after surgery

Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand        

Jaguars claim Jaelen Strong

Jaelen Strong doesn’t play for the Texans anymore, but he’s staying in the AFC South. According to multiple reports, the Jaguars claimed Strong off of waivers a day after the Texans cut him loose. Strong didn’t play in the opener because he was serving a suspension and didn’t catch a pass in last Thursday’s victory [more]

22 minute conversation with Joe Thomas is coming

Browns tackle Joe Thomas has put together an impressive 10,000-plus streak of snaps. He also has accomplished an impressive run of interviews in the aftermath of his ironman streak. The tour included an ironman interview with PFT Live — a full 22 minutes that will appear on the PFT Live afternoon podcast any minute now. [more]

Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

The Miami Dolphins have made a decision regarding linebacker Lawrence Timmons. And it’s an aggressive one. The Dolphins have announced that Timmons has been suspended indefinitely. As a practical matter, the Dolphins definitely can suspend Timmons for up to four weeks without pay. He’ll lose $58,823 per week (based on a $1 million annual salary), [more]

Jets waive Kalif Raymond

The Jets are making a change at punt returner. Kalif Raymond filled the role during the first two games of the season after being claimed off of waivers from the Broncos, but the Jets announced on Tuesday that Raymond has been placed on waivers again. The move comes a couple of days after Raymond muffed [more]

Browns put Corey Coleman on injured reserve

Browns receiver Corey Coleman will miss at least half the season. The Browns announced today that they have placed Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Under NFL rules, they could bring him back after eight weeks. Coleman has started both games this season and has six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. [more]

Fantasy football rankings: Week 3

Broncos' C.J. Anderson cracks the top 10 running backs behind No. 1 Le'Veon Bell; Tom Brady again the top-rated quarterback.        

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