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Bears waiving receiver Tanner Gentry

The Bears are waiving wide receiver Tanner Gentry, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Chicago hopes to re-sign Gentry to the practice squad, per Jahns. The Bears already have lost receivers Cameron Meredith (knee) and Kevin White (shoulder fracture) to season-ending injuries, with Gentry earning a promotion after White went on injured reserve last [more]

Must-watch games for NFL Week 3

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' NFL insider Lindsay H. Jones previews three of Week 3's top games.        

Did he say 'Kershaw?' Lions QB Stafford's audible inspired by Dodgers ace

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was mum when asked about the meaning of "Kershaw," a nod to his childhood friend and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.        

Corey Coleman's injury gives Browns fans no hope

Our weekly look at the Browns is a bummer this week.        

Moss says Griffin gloated about Shanahans being fired

Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III took credit for coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan being fired by the Washington Redskins in 2013        

Panthers place Greg Olsen on injured reserve, expecting him to return later this season

The Panthers placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve, expecting him to return later this season. “The only thing that he has to do now is heal,” trainer Ryan Vermillion said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Olsen broke his foot in Sunday’s 9-3 victory over Buffalo. He underwent surgery Monday. The Pro Bowler [more]

Mike Tomlin: There will be a time we call on James Harrison

James Harrison was in uniform for the Steelers on Sunday, but he didn’t play a snap in the victory over the Browns as Pittsburgh turned to Anthony Chickillo when T.J. Watt left with a groin injury. Chickillo also got the start in the opener when Bud Dupree was ruled out with a shoulder injury while [more]

Offenses are struggling, but rookies aren’t

Touchdowns are down through two weeks of the NFL season, but first-year players are making an impact offensively. According to the NFL, rookies have accounted for 2,733 yards from scrimmage this season, the highest production from rookies since 1970. It’s also a dramatic jump over the 2,057 yards from rookies through the first two weeks of [more]

Cardinals release Jim Dray

The Cardinals released tight end Jim Dray, the team announced Tuesday. They signed Dray on Friday because of injuries to tight ends Jermaine Gresham (ribs) and Troy Niklas (hip). Niklas ended up playing in Arizona’s overtime victory over the Colts. Dray played five special teams snaps against Indianapolis. Dray, 30, played for the Cardinals from [more]

Panthers promoting rookie fullback Alex Armah

The Panthers know they’re going to be without tight end Greg Olsen for some time, after the Pro Bowler broke his foot Sunday and had surgery Monday. And while there’s no replacing him in the stat sheet, they’re bringing up a guy who can fill many roles. Per Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, the [more]

Matt Patricia on Malcolm Butler: It’s all about this year

In the season opener, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was on the field for every defensive snap of a 42-27 loss to the Chiefs. Butler’s playing time dropped to 75 percent of the snaps against the Saints in Week Two and didn’t start as Eric Rowe, who played a little over half the snaps each week, [more]

With 10th career pick-six, Aqib Talib is No. 4 all-time

When Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib picked off a pass in one end zone and raced 103 yards to the other end zone on Sunday, he joined some very select company. That pick-six was Talib’s 10th career interception return for a touchdown. Only four players in NFL history have returned 10 interceptions for touchdowns. The NFL’s [more]

Study: Tackle football before age 12 leads to brain issues

Boston University study found that tackle football before age 12 corresponded with several cognitive and behavioral consequences.        

Breaking: Colin White’s Wrist, Out 6 to 8 Weeks

In a media scrum this afternoon, general manager Pierre Dorion acknowledged that Senators Colin White...

Jerry Jones defends Ezekiel Elliott, says RB wasn't only Cowboys player who loafed on interception

The Cowboys owner said his star running back wasn't alone in not chasing down a defender after a turnover.        

All 32 NFL fantasy football RB situations, ranked

After all the RB1s, there's a lot of uncertainty and tough situations to gauge.        

Chris Long donates game checks to fund scholarships In Charlottesville

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has decided to donate his game checks from the first six games of the season to fund two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Va., through the Chris Long Foundation.        

RG3: I was put in an impossible situation because Mike Shanahan never wanted me

After spending most of this year unemployed and silent, Robert Griffin III decided this morning to speak up and give his side of the story of his career. Spurred by former teammate Santana Moss ripping him, Griffin took to social media and explained that he thinks he never had a chance in Washington. Griffin wrote [more]

Tyler Boyd not sure why Bengals sat him last week

With the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, there wasn’t much attention paid to wide receiver Tyler Boyd being a healthy scratch for Thursday night’s loss to the Texans. The 2016 second-round pick had been active for every other game in his brief career and caught 54 passes for 603 yards during his [more]

Report: NFL official Carl Johnson under investigation for domestic violence

It appears the NFL has another domestic violence case to sort out, although this one doesn’t involve a player. TMZ reports that line judge and former NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson is under investigation in Louisiana for domestic violence. Johnson has denied the allegations by a woman who claims she and Johnson lived [more]

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