Injuries are the worst. Every year, some of the NFL's marquee players go down. But, while the league is not better off without stars like J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, it does mean that opportunities open for other players and teams. More»
It's time to give some credit where it's due for the NFL. The league made some small tweaks that have been successful this season, including fewer commercial breaks, a better instant replay process and relaxed touchdown celebration rules. More»
It's been a running narrative in Los Angeles from the beginning of the season, but the Chargers have a problem. Due to a rushed move from San Diego, fans aren't showing up to games in LA, and barely anyone even notices the team. More»
The drubbing of the Ravens by the Jaguars on Sunday in London took place in front of 40,000 passionate fans at Wembley Stadium. With plenty of room for growth and only a few hurdles to clear, the NFL is in the UK to stay. More»
Joe Thomas played his 10,000th consecutive snap on Sunday, something unheard of in the NFL. In fact, Cleveland's veteran left tackle hasn't missed a single snap in his 11-year career. That, in all ways, is truly remarkable. More»
There was a clear split between NFL teams that succeeded in Week 1 and teams that failed, and the difference was often made by one unit -- the offensive line. The Giants, for example, did not improve the group this offseason and, as a result, their future looks bleak. More»
The football season is just around the corner, so what does that mean? Making outlandish predictions about how it might all unfold this year. From Tom Brady to the Browns to Colin Kaepernick, let's look into the crystal ball. More»
While it may just seem like a bunch of names on paper, the cuts that happen the week before the NFL season kicks off are quite real. For some, it means that their dream of playing professional football has come to an end -- a reality that's hard to face. More»
Some say that contract holdouts are a waste if a new deal never gets hammered out, but I beg to differ. There are benefits that most don't realize associated with holdouts, and when you take a closer look, more players may begin to hold out for contracts in the future. More»
The Jacksonville Jaguars have no idea what they're doing. The only proof you need is the lack of foresight they showed by placing a fifth-year option on incumbent quarterback Blake Bortles, who is now in a competition with Chad Henne. More»
Whether for business reasons or otherwise, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made sure Ezekiel Elliott's discipline was significant. Regardless of the motive, it was the way things may go from here on out in the league. More»
This summer, the Patriots have scheduled joint practice sessions with three separate opponents. While joint practices aren't new, the volume and way Bill Belichick will use them could set a new standard for the league. More»
It would be hard for anyone to argue that there isn't some link between the repetitive hits to the head that football players absorb and CTE. That alone should be enough to give any NFL player pause. I know it would for me. More»
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson both fired their general managers this summer in surprising fashion. These moves signal dysfunction and should worry fans and players alike. More»
Is there ever a good enough reason to switch the team that you root for? What if you root for the Washington Redskins, a franchise that has been embroiled in controversy and failed to come to a long-term agreement with a potential franchise QB. Can fans call it quits? More»
Football and basketball free agency provide very different paths for free agents looking for money and security. In the NBA, players often leave and make a splash, while in the NFL they get locked up in longer deals. More»
Many football fans and analysts have come to the conclusion that a long-term deal between the Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins will not get done. I beg to differ. Why? It simply comes down to common sense and human nature. More»
Derek Carr is well worth the money the Raiders decided to pay him when he signed a five-year, $125 million deal, but his assertion that he wanted to do the deal in a manner to make it easier for the Raiders to sign other players doesn't pass the sniff test. More»
After the Titans added receiver Eric Decker, the franchise's strong offseason got even stronger. Tennessee isn't alone, though, in the way it has improved. What other football teams around the league have seen their stocks on the rise? More»
This offseason, the Jets have gone into full rebuild mode, while the Chiefs are making incremental moves for the future at the expense of the present. Are both viable options for success? More»
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