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Texans hope Jadeveon Clowney has already had as many injuries “as he needs to have”

When the Texans took linebacker Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick of the 2014 draft, their hope was that he’d team with defensive end J.J. Watt to lift the team’s defense to the top of the league. Injuries have kept that from happening. Clowney has missed 15 regular season games and last year’s playoff…

Luke Kuechly: Defense has plenty of “attitude, enthusiasm” without Josh Norman

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly said last week that the Panthers need to bring the same mindset to the 2016 season that they had heading into last season, but they won’t be bringing back the same group of players. The biggest departure is cornerback Josh Norman, who signed with the Redskins after the Panthers rescinded the…

Buying or Selling Contract-Year NFL Stars in 2016

In the National Football League, there's no motivator like an expiring contract. We've seen it time and again. Players regularly post career seasons when their deals are about to end. It's almost as if millions of dollars were on the line. The stakes are even higher since the collective bargaining agreement changed back in 2011. Show More Summary

Networks escape Sunday Ticket class action

The networks that broadcast NFL games will no longer be required to answer for the way those broadcasts are bundled and sold by the NFL and DirecTV. Via the Hollywood Reporter, NBC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN no longer appear as defendants in a class action that challenges the manner in which the league and its…

Leonard Williams “more comfortable overall” in second year

Among the reasons cited for the lack of a serious push from the Jets to sign defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term contract this offseason is the presence of Sheldon Richardson and 2015 first-round pick Leonard Williams. With Williams and Richardson filling out the defensive line, the argument is that the Jets don’t feel…

Julius Thomas could be poised to have a huge year

Three years ago, former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning provided during a preseason DirecTV-sponsored media tour a tip for anyone who was paying attention: Pay attention to tight end Julius Thomas. As Thomas prepares for his second season with the Jaguars, here’s a tip for anyone who is paying attention: What Peyton said. Via Hays Carlyon…

Greenbrier taking in flood victims

The resort where the Saints have held training camp the last few years has closed its doors indefinitely after record flooding devastated the region. Although it’s not open for business, the Greenbrier is making some of its rooms available to those who have lost their homes as a result of 8-10 inches of rain that fell…

Texans sign first-round pick Will Fuller

It took some time for WR Will Fuller and the Texans to work out the details of Fuller’s first professional contract, but they’ve finally come to an agreement. According to multiple reports, Fuller has agreed to his rookie deal with Houston. It’s a four-year contract that Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports has a…

Sunday morning one-liners

Bills S Corey Graham has remained close to his high school coach. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had to remain patient during Dolphins offseason work. S Jordan Richards is bidding for a bigger role with the Patriots. Which Jets players are on the roster bubble? The names have changed, but the scheme is the same for the…

Jim Irsay buys a Prince guitar for $137,500

Colts owner Jim Irsay isn’t saving all his money for Andrew Luck’s next contract. Irsay spent $137,500 on the “Yellow Cloud” guitar that Prince used in the 1990s, the Associated Press reports. Irsay made the purchase at an auction in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. Although $137,500 sounds like a lot of money to those…

Russell Wilson Official Nike Logo Revealed: Photos, Comments and Reaction

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson officially has his own logo with Nike. He announced the news Saturday via his Twitter account: Wilson signed with the company in January after a one-year stint with Under Armour in 2015. More to follow. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

J.P. Urquidez to Texas: Longhorns 4-Star OT Prospect

The University of Texas received a boost to its incoming freshman class Saturday, as 4-star offensive tackle J.P. Urquidez committed to the Longhorns. Urquidez announced his decision on Twitter. He originally signed a letter of intent to play at Baylor, but he backed out of that pledge after the recent fallout involving former head coach Art Briles. Show More Summary

Jhamon Ausbon to LSU: Tigers Land 4-Star WR Prospect

LSU bolstered its passing attack Saturday, securing the commitment of wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon, who announced his decision via Twitter: Ausbon is the No. 11 wideout in the 2017 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite ranking. He...Show More Summary

Sanders will “keep playing ball” while agents talk new deal with Broncos

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final season on his current contract, and it makes sense that the Broncos would want to keep Sanders with the team. In the meantime, Sanders is saying the right things as his representatives talk with the Broncos about a possible extension. Even if the Von Miller situation…

Herschel Walker, king of the hollow offseason boast

Maybe Herschel Walker doesn’t want to be known as the subject of the worst trade in NFL history. Alternatively, Walker could be angling to become known as the king of the hollow offseason boast. He’s done it again this year. Not once, but twice. Making the media rounds on Thursday, he said he’ll participate in another…

PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flooding

The heavy flooding that closed The Greenbier resort in West Virginia has canceled the PGA tour stop there set for the second weekend in July. The Saints hold their training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs. With the Saints set to report to training camp July 27, it could take some major…

Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLs

Most people would like to receive money for nothing. Some sports fans still pay plenty of money for literally nothing. It’s called the Personal Seat License: a private tax on the ability to buy season tickets with a catchy name that literally means you are paying for the privilege to sit in the chair that…

Calvin Johnson Reveals When He Decided to Retire from NFL

It's been nearly four months since Calvin Johnson officially retired from the NFL, but the three-time All-Pro wide receiver knew long before making the announcement that 2015 would be his last season of professional football. Speaking...Show More Summary

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