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Wes Welker’s Undrafted finishes fourth at Newmarket

In the sternest test of his career, Wes Welker’s Undrafted garnered a measure of esteem on Saturday, finishing a good fourth in the Group 1 July Cup at England’s Newmarket Racecourse. A four-year-old chestnut-colored gelding, Undrafted raced near the back of the back early and ran on well in the stretch, beaten about 2-to-3 lengths…

Shutdown Countdown: Atlanta Falcons get tougher on both lines

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins...Show More Summary

Police investigating after man claims Pouncey twins assaulted him

Police are investigating after a man claimed Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey assaulted him at a Miami Beach nightclub, but no arrests have been made and police have not confirmed that the Pounceys are the subjects of the investigation. “There was an incident that occurred at Cameo last night at 4:20…

Larry Fitzgerald heard 'nothing at all' about Patriots trade rumors

Larry Fitzgerald said recently he heard 'nothing at all' about the Patriots interest in trading for him.

Report: Alex Boone won’t show for start of camp without new deal

49ers right guard Alex Boone wants a new contract. And he’s reportedly set to stay away from training camp until he gets it. Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports there is “no way” Boone is present when camp begins without a new deal. The 27-year-old Boone has two years left on his current contract.…

How Much Should the Packers Really Expect from Derek Sherrod in 2014?

The 2014 season will be a very interesting season for offensive tackle Derek Sherrod of the Green Bay Packers. The same holds true for offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. Both are former No. 1 picks and have shown a history of being injury...Show More Summary

Full Breakdown of the New York Jets Secondary Ahead of Training Camp

An exceptionally strong secondary always seems to be the trademark of a Rex Ryan-led defense, and the New York Jets hope that can be the case once again in 2014. The unit has seen its share of reshuffling the last couple of years, and...Show More Summary

Teammate on Jimmy Graham: Welcome to the business of football

Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who is atop the depth chart as long as Jimmy Graham remains unsigned, says Graham has learned a valuable lesson this offseason: Even if your team appreciates the work you do, they’ll fight as hard as they can to pay you as little as they can. Asked about Saints coach…

Browns are 22nd in PFT’s preseason power rankings

The Browns are getting better. That’s how the PFT staff sees it, anyway. Cleveland checks in at No. 22 in our preseason power rankings. Overall, that’s a jump of nine spots from a season ago. As far as the AFC goes, the Browns are 10th in our rankings after being 15th entering 2013. Much of…

On a big Cleveland weekend, Brian Hoyer gets some spotlight

On a weekend when Cleveland gets to rise up out of its collective Clevelandness and feel good about all its sports teams, it’s only natural that the Browns quarterback throws out the first pitch at the Indians game. No, not that one. The other one. The starter. The Browns announced that Brian Hoyer would do…

How Much Has Each Washington Redskins Positional Unit Improved This Offseason?

We know about the wide receivers. Frankly, if Robert Griffin III can't find someone to throw the ball to this year, then there will be serious questions about the young quarterback. But what about the rest of his Washington teammates? With...Show More Summary

Preseason Power Rankings No. 22: Cleveland Browns

There are many reasons to want the NFL regular season to just get going already. One is how the Browns’ roster looks on paper. Top to bottom, the Browns have a very interesting depth chart, an enviable foundation of both young and experienced talent. While the Browns were just 4-12 a season ago, they have…

Healthy Dennis Pitta Will Finally Take on a Starring Role in Baltimore's Offense

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta broke out in 2012, catching 61 of 93 regular-season passes thrown his way for 669 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 21 receptions for 233 yards and four touchdowns in the Ravens' postseason...Show More Summary

Where Does Tony Romo Rank Among All-Time Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks?

We often debate Tony Romo's place among the current NFL quarterback batch, and it's always a hot discussion. That's because Romo's numbers are superb, but he has been known to make big errors in big moments, inflating the perception that he isn't whatever the hell "elite" is. Show More Summary

Saturday morning one-liners

The Bills have announced information regarding complimentary tickets for night practices at training camp. Patriots DB Kyle Arrington will host the Triple A Football Camp on Saturday in Brandywine, Maryland. Underprivileged kids in Rochester, New York will have backpacks full of supplies when school starts, thanks in part to Dolphins LT (and Rochester native) Branden…

Colts will give Trent Richardson first shot at starting RB job

Trent Richardson averaged just 2.9 yards a carry after arriving in Indianapolis last season, and he was even worse in the playoffs. Under ordinary circumstances, a player who performed like that would have a tough time earning any job at all. But in Indianapolis, where the Colts gave up a first-round draft pick to acquire…

Fantasy Football 2014: Breaking Down the Best Handcuffs at RB

Running backs are precious commodities in fantasy football nowadays. The workhorse is a dying breed, making their backups important assets. Should the starter go down, the handcuff is liable to take over and grab the opportunity to score fantasy points. Show More Summary

How Much Has Each Eagles Positional Unit Improved This Offseason?

Every offseason NFL teams seek to fill holes and add depth to their rosters. This year, the Philadelphia Eagles made a splash by signing running back Darren Sproles, but they also made a splash in a negative way by releasing wide receiver...Show More Summary

How Much Has Each Dallas Cowboys Positional Unit Improved This Offseason?

The goal of every team in the NFL during the offseason is to get better; the Dallas Cowboys are no different. As John Gruden once said, "You never stay the same. You either get better or you get worse." The Cowboys took some significant...Show More Summary

Miami ranked No. 44, Hurricanes chase Coastal Division title

The Miami Hurricanes are ranked No. 44 in the Orlando Sentinel's college football countdown. UM is chasing an ACC Coastal Division title.

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