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Rams announce Tavon Austin extension

With the Tavon Austin extension official, a debate already has begun regarding whether the Rams are paying the 2013 first-rounder too much. “Tavon has been an integral part of our offense and special teams since we drafted him in 2013,” coach Jeff Fisher said in the press release announcing the deal. “It is important to…

Another Colts cornerback suffers injury

Colts cornerback Darius Butler intercepted Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford on the first Eagles possession of Saturday night’s preseason game. By the second drive, Butler was out with an ankle injury. Two weeks from the season opener, it’s bad timing for Butler and worse for the Colts. They’re already without starting cornerback Vontae Davis until at…

Ravens lose Ben Watson for season

Veteran Ravens tight end Ben Watson suffered a torn Achilles tendon on the first play of the Ravens-Lions preseason game Saturday night and will miss the 2016 season. The Ravens signed Watson in March. He played the last three seasons with the Saints and had a career-best 74 receptions last season. The team announced the…

FSU's Victor Viloria charged with DUI

At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his...        

Cameron Heyward fully expects to play Week 1 for Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers received a scare on Friday after their star defensive end Cameron Heyward suffered a high ankle sprain. With the regular season opener 16 days away, there’s optimism from Heyward that he’ll be suiting up for the opener against the Washington Redskins. Show More Summary

Kelly: Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated doesn’t affect football matters

49ers coach Chip Kelly told reporters Saturday that quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem does not affect Kaepernick’s place on the depth chart or any other football matters. Kelly said Kaepernick, who started Friday night’s preseason game, remains in competition with Blaine Gabbert for the team’s starting quarterback job. Kelly…

Giants kicker Brown violated protective order

This happened two months after the Giants kicker was arrested on domestic violence charge.        

Tennessee to wear helmet stickers honoring Pat Summitt

Vols coach Butch Jones announced Saturday that the team would wear the stickers.        

NFL hands out $18,231 fines for roughing the passer in preseason

The NFL starts handing out real fines before the players are receiving real paychecks. The league office has confirmed to PFT two players who have already received $18,231 fines for roughing the passer in the preseason: Kerry Hyder of the Lions and John Simon of the Texans. Players are paid their base salaries in 17…

Pros and Cons of Naming Sean White Auburn's Starting QB

AUBURN, Ala. — John Franklin III might have been the star of the summer Netflix hit Last Chance U, but Sean White will be the one getting another opportunity on the Plains this fall. On Thursday evening, nine days before Auburn's season opener against No. Show More Summary

Tony Romo Injury Means Dak Prescott is the Cowboys' QB of the Present and Future

Let the Dak Prescott era begin for Dallas Cowboys. The rookie has shown enough promise this preseason to start, while Tony Romo's injuries have rendered him unreliable. The back injury that didn't seem to be much of a concern when Romo...Show More Summary

Rams extend Tavon Austin’s contract by four years

The Rams don’t have many offensive weapons. One of the few they have will be sticking around for a while. PFT has confirmed that receiver Tavon Austin, the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft, has agreed to terms on a four-year extension. It’s a four-year extension, worth $42 million. Per a league source with…

Connor Shaw suffers broken leg in preseason game

Bears backup quarterback Connor Shaw needs surgery after suffering a broken leg in Saturday’s preseason game vs. the Chiefs. Bears Coach John Fox told reporters the team will know more about the extent of the injury after Shaw has surgery. He was injured when he was hit by Rakeem Nunez-Roches of the Chiefs while making…

Prescott gives Cowboys better odds without Romo

Tony Romo will be out a while with a back injury, but Dallas shouldn't fall apart with stellar rookie.        

Tom Brady comes off the bench - the bench! - as Patriots play Panthers

It’s been a long time – a long time – since Tom Brady came off the bench for the New England Patriots. And it is just the preseason, but that’s what happened Friday night, with the Patriots in Charlotte to play the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game. Show More Summary

Tavon Austin, Rams Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Tavon Austin has established himself as the Los Angeles Rams' most versatile offensive weapon over the past few seasons, and the franchise rewarded him Saturday with a four-year contract extension. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the four-year extension is valued at $42 million, including $30 million guaranteed. Show More Summary

Chicago Bears’ first team offense sluggish in preseason loss vs Kansas City Chiefs

The Chicago Bears put forth an uninspiring effort in a 7-23 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL’s AFC West in both teams’ third preseason game. The Bears’ first team offense played abysmally. Quarterback Jay Cutler completed...Show More Summary

Terrance Knighton doesn’t play on Friday night

Maybe the Patriots will soon be leaking that they’ll be cutting Terrance Knighton, so that they can trade him. The veteran defensive tackle didn’t play in Friday night’s preseason game against the Panthers. Knighton, who played last year in Washington, didn’t sound happy about the development. “I prepared myself to play,” Knighton said, via Jeff Howe of the…

Redskins announce roster cuts

The Redskins made 10 roster cuts Saturday as they prepare for two mandatory roster cutdowns this week. Waived by the team were offensive tackles Al Bond and Cody Booth; linebackers Shiro Davis and Ejiro Ederaine; cornerback Jeremy Harris; linebacker Willie Jefferson; running back Kelsey Young and wide receivers Valdez Showers, Dez Stewart and Jarvis Turner.…

Saturday one-liners

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake accepts his current role as a non-starting pass-rush specialist. Bills TE Chris Gragg suffered a torn ACL on Friday night against Washington. Patriots WR Julian Edelman was rusty in his preseason debut. Jets WR Brandon Marshall says that rookie WR Robbie Anderson “has that wow factor.” Ravens QB Joe Flacco will…

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