NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lions’ receivers playing at elite level

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions still cannot run the ball, and their offensive line is a mess. But with three games left in the season, it is clear they have one of the deepest receiving corps in the NFL.

Marrone won’t talk about Jaguars’ playoff chances

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's the second week in December and the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't discussing an early first-round pick in the upcoming draft.

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Texans next in line for Jaguars’ defense

HOUSTON -- It was a perfect storm, a combination of an aggressive pass rush and lockdown pass coverage that completely overwhelmed an overmatched Houston Texans offense.

Titans QB Mariota won’t blame injury for slump

Most of the talk regarding the Tennessee Titans -- aside from their overall poor play Sunday in Arizona -- has been about what is going on with quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Challenge ahead for Patriots in Pittsburgh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (10-3) are coming off their worst defensive performance in months, allowing the Dolphins to throw and run the ball equally productively in New England's 27-20 in Monday night's loss in Miami.

Season officially over for TE Reed

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins finally had to stop waiting for tight end Jordan Reed.

Goodell and Jones kiss and make up

IRVING, Texas -- Roger Goodell has his exit date set, and there will be a new NFL leader in 2024.

Eagles’ Wentz undergoes knee surgery

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent surgery to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament on Wednesday, he confirmed via his Twitter account.

Carr empty for answers on what ails Raiders’ offense

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' problems have run deep a year after going 12-4.

49ers seek to extend win streak

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers are proud to boast: If the NFL playoffs began this week as an everyone's-invited tournament, they would enter as one of the hottest teams in the league.

Takeaways key for Chiefs’ success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs delivered their most complete game of the season in last week's 26-15 win over the Oakland Raiders, and now they face the challenge of repeating that performance in another AFC West divisional matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Statistics suggest Bears QB Trubisky is improving

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The numbers for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky are beginning to reflect improvement, according to the coaching staff.

Bears work to finish season strong

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee refused to downplay the significance of the final three games, even if his 4-9 team is out of the playoff picure and the future is uncertain for the coaching staff and players.

Eagles QB Foles plans to ’keep this thing rolling’

PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Foles practiced for the first time Wednesday as the Philadelphia Eagles' new starting quarterback.

Seahawks try to overcome defensive injuries

RENTON, Wash. -- With five Pro Bowl defensive players potentially out for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams, the Seattle Seahawks face a tall task in their pursuit to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

Chargers face Chiefs and crowd Saturday night

COSTA MESA. Calif. -- It's an AFC West showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night that few saw coming.

Saints hope to feast on Jets

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have had extra time to stew on their last game, a bitter 20-17 loss at Atlanta last Thursday.

Crucial division game for Rams in Seattle

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- In dropping a game they seemingly had control of Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams certainly made life more difficult for themselves relative to the playoffs.

Dolphins increase creativity on offense

DAVIE, Fla.-- Offensive diversity is serving the Miami Dolphins well, and it will likely be a staple in Sunday's game at Buffalo -- a contest that has AFC wild-card implications.

More shuffling on Cardinals’ O-line

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals' offensive line hasn't been nearly as decimated as the one belonging to their opponent this Sunday, the Washington Redskins, but it's been beaten up and battered just the same.

Giants CB Apple apologizes for Twitter post

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Cornerback Eli Apple's strange season with the New Yorek Giants took another weird twist when, after being deactivated for the fourth week in a row, he took to Twitter during the NFL's mandated "social media blackout" period.

Giants eager for rematch with Eagles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For the New York Giants, their Week 3 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles will probably be viewed as the turning point in what has been a miserable season.

Rodgers set to return Sunday for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It didn't happen at 12:12 a.m. or p.m., as many predicted it would.

Steelers play huge game that matches big-time QBs

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will play a game Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field that likely will decide the No. 1 seed in the AFC. For the first time in NFL history, a game will pit two quarterbacks with a combined seven Super Bowl victories.

For Vikings, no place like home

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coming off his first loss since Oct. 1, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn't feeling all that nostalgic about 2008 to 2013 when he was Marvin Lewis' defensive coordinator in Cincinnati.

NFL notebook: Rodgers prepares to play vs. Panthers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

Ravens stay serious for game vs. Browns

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are not taking the winless Cleveland Browns lightly.

Pagano focuses Colts on winning

INDIANAPOLIS -- With three games remaining in the 2017 regular season, don't expect the Indianapolis Colts to use the occasion to take a long look at the team's younger players.

Mood lighter for Broncos after Sunday victory

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The notion of "tanking" as the Denver Broncos' lost season winds down only sounds good in theory, and only from the outside.

Browns know new GM Dorsey watching closely

BEREA, Ohio -- If the Cleveland Browns need any new inspiration to finish the season strong, they have it in the form of a new boss.

Bengals know well Vikings head coach Zimmer

CINCINNATI -- For all the struggles they have endured as a franchise in recent years, the Cincinnati Bengals have been a cradle of coaches, so to speak.

Panthers prep for return of Packers QB Rodgers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are back in a tie for first place in the NFC South, but they are also in a week of preparation that comes with uncertainty about the opponent to some degree.

Taylor likely at QB for Bills Sunday

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- In what has been an almost weekly question surrounding the Buffalo Bills since head coach Sean McDermott made the ill-fated decision to start Nathan Peterman for a game a month ago in Los Angeles, McDermott did not have a definitive answer on who would start Sunday's home finale against Miami.

Packers QB Rodgers preparing to play Sunday

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

Eagles TE Ertz clears concussion protocol

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has cleared concussion protocol, coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday.

’Mr. Falcon’ Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons, died Wednesday. He was 74.

Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said in an interview he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease known as CTE.

Broncos place S Simmons (ankle) on IR

The Denver Broncos placed safety Justin Simmons on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots sign WR Britt, welcome back DL Jean Francois

The New England Patriots officially signed veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt on Wednesday, giving quarterback Tom Brady a taller, bigger target.

Commissioner Goodell to retire at end of contract

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

Roethlisberger, Stewart earn NFL honors

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 506 yards in Sunday night's win against the Baltimore Ravens.

49ers sign WR McCaffrey off Packers’ practice squad

The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver Max McCaffrey from the Green Bay Packers' practice squad on Wednesday.

Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies

Pete Brown, the Cincinnati Bengals' senior vice president of player personnel and co-founder of the team in the mid-1960s along with his brother Mike and father Paul Brown, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said in an interview he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease known as CTE.

Packers’ Rodgers says he is cleared to play

The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved Tuesday night when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football.

» Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Week 15 Game Scout: Broncos at Colts

DENVER BRONCOS (4-9) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-10)

NFL notebook: WR Britt reportedly agrees to join Patriots

Kenny Britt is getting another shot, and with the defending Super Bowl champions no less.

WR Britt reportedly agrees to deal with Patriots

Kenny Britt is getting another shot, and with the defending Super Bowl champions no less.

Dolphins remain alive in unlikely playoff chase

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins are back in the AFC wild-card playoff picture thanks to Monday's surprising 27-20 win over New England.

Agent: Redskins’ Cravens medically cleared to return in 2018

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens has received medical clearance to resume football activities and wants to return next season, his agent said in a statement Tuesday.

WR Britt close to deal with Patriots

Kenny Britt is close to getting another shot, and with the defending Super Bowl champions no less.

Bucs promote LB Bullough, waive CB Olatoye

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted linebacker Riley Bullough to the active roster from the practice squad and waived cornerback Ayodeji Olatoye, the team announced Tuesday.

Patriots want to quickly forget Monday night

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The defending champion New England Patriots (10-3) had been cruising toward this Sunday afternoon's trip to Pittsburgh for a showdown with the Steelers (11-2) that will likely decide the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture, simultaneously serving as a rematch of last year's conference title game and a would-be preview of what's in store for this January.

Lions C Swanson dealing with concussion

Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol after reporting symptoms following the team's 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Tuesday.

Broncos place RG Leary (back) on injured reserve

The Denver Broncos placed right guard Ron Leary on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Steelers place LB Shazier on injured reserve

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve Tuesday, nearly one week after he underwent spinal stabilization surgery.

Agent: Redskins’ Cravens medically cleared to return in 2018

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens has received medical clearance to resume football activities and wants to return next season, his agent said in a statement Tuesday.

Hester announces retirement over Twitter

Devin Hester, the all-time leader in combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, announced his retirement from the NFL on Twitter Tuesday.

NFL Network suspends Faulk, 2 others, amid sexual harrassment claims

The NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and fellow analysts Heath Evans and Ike Taylor "pending an investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced.

Tough night in Miami for Brady, Patriots

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Only one of Tom Brady's first-quarter passes was caught Monday night, but that grab was made by the other team.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

Shanahan spreads credit around for wins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jimmy Garoppolo is 2-0 as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback.

Cowboys DE Lawrence rips officials

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence could be facing a fine from the NFL.

Second-half surges keep Cowboys’ playoff hopes alive

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are riding a two-game win streak and have renewed playoff hopes because they suddenly changed their fortunes in the second half.

Titans’ offensive woes continue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans' lackluster play the past two months -- especially on offense -- bit them Sunday and bit them hard with a 12-7 loss at Arizona.

Seahawks regret end-of-game actions

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks will not see any suspensions handed down from the NFL for actions taken by several players in the closing moments on Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Eagles QB lose Wentz; offense in Foles’ hands

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles clinched their first NFC East title in four years Sunday. But it came at a steep price.

Jets’ McCown bids sad farewell to 2017 season

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown will need surgery on his fractured left hand, head coach Todd Bowles announced on Monday.

Texans coach O’Brien passionate about Savage situation

HOUSTON -- In an impassioned and detailed breakdown of the events surrounding Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage suffering a scary concussion and briefly going back into the game Sunday, head coach Bill O'Brien was emphatic Monday about one thing.

With McCown injured, it’s Petty’s turn for Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-- Let's start today with a joke: The New York Jets still aren't eliminated from postseason contention.

Chargers dominate Redskins; head to Kansas City

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The right side of .500 looks just fine for the Los Angeles Chargers. It took a four-game winning streak to reach 7-6 and if the players want to enjoy it, have at it.

Jaguars finally get O-line back together

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the first time since Week 4, the Jaguars' offensive line was intact. Tackles Cam Robinson and Jermey Parnell, guards Patrick Omameh and A.J. Cann along with center Brandon Linder finally started a game together.

Mystery of Raiders’ offense continues

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Where has Derek Carr gone?

Jaguars QB Bortles silencing the doubters

JACKSONVILLE -- With the Jacksonville Jaguars gaining more and more attention, the first thing people talk about is the success the Jaguars have had due to their defense.

Chiefs CB Peters back from suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters sat out Sunday's game against Oakland with a one-game suspension handed down by head coach Andy Reid.

RB Riddick provides spark for Lions’ offense

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions won't find a permanent fix for their league-worst rushing attack until the offseason, but they are at least willing to try a new approach down the stretch.

Reid credits complete effort for Chiefs’ win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It took a long 40 days and 40 nights between victories for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sunday's dominating 26-15 triumph over the Oakland Raiders arguably ranks as the team's most complete game since Week 3 for head coach Andy Reid's squad.

After tough loss, Rams look ahead to Seahawks

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams were kicking themselves after essentially giving a game they had control over to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, denying themselves a chance to open a two-game lead over the Seahawks and move into a tie for the top seed in the NFC playoff.

Broncos get back to basics in victory

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos' equation for success had not changed: Avoid egregious errors on offense and special teams, get an early lead and play pressure defense that forces the opponent into mistakes.

Rodgers might be back for Packers this week

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Back in 2010, Aaron Rodgers returned after missing the majority of two full games late in the season with a concussion, then led the Green Bay Packers to six straight wins and an eventual Super Bowl title.

Packers were determined not to lose to Browns

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers were hell bent on making sure they were not the first team to lose to winless Cleveland.

After snow game, Colts have short week

INDIANAPOLIS -- It will be a short week for the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare for Thursday night's nationally televised home game against the Denver Broncos.

Blowout losses have Redskins reeling

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The goal for the Washington Redskins was to finish the season strong, even if the playoffs were a remote possibility.

Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan is expected to play in Monday's game against the host Miami Dolphins following a four-game absence due to a shoulder injury.

Bears’ Miller present after multiple leg surgeries

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- There have not been many positives in the second half of the Chicago Bears' season, but one came Sunday and another followed a day later.

Spagnuolo proud of Giants’ effort in defeat

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants might not have won the game against the Dallas Cowboys, but interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo believes that the character shown by the players after experiencing one of the most difficult and emotionally charged two weeks in the franchise's history was admirable.

Giants still keep rookie QB Webb under wraps

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With the 2017 season lost, the New York Giants have started to look at some of their younger talent, such as rookie running back Wayne Gallman, the team leader Sunday in carries and rushing yardage.

Despite loss, Ravens in good position for playoffs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are still in a solid position to earn a berth in the postseason despite another disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Blowout losses have Redskins reeling

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The goal for the Washington Redskins was to finish the season strong, even if the playoffs were a remote possibility.

NFL notebook: Eagles’ Wentz (ACL) out for season

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

Bucs QB Winston strongly denies rift with Koetter

TAMPA -- This has been a tough year for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and head coach Dirk Koetter. Winston missed three games with a shoulder injury and was banged up in four others.

Vikings beat up on offensive line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings lost ground to Philadelphia in the race for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, but the bigger concern is the health of their offensive line heading into a Week 15 home game against the Bengals.

Cardinals lose LT Veldheer for season

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals will be without left tackle Jared Veldheer for the final three weeks of the season, head coach Bruce Arians announced on Monday, after it was learned the veteran suffered a fractured ankle during Sunday's 12-7 victory over the Titans.

Sack leader Jones of Cardinals bemoans his misses

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Chandler Jones took over the NFL lead in sacks on Sunday when he bagged his 14th of the season in the Arizona Cardinals' 12-7 victory over the Titans.

Steelers’ defense has struggled lately

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense continues to struggle, especially when it comes to giving up big plays.

Browns fail again in final quarter

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are picking themselves up off the sod again after losing to the Green Packers 27-21 in overtime on Sunday.

Offense coming alive for Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- There was a time not all that long ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers had trouble scoring.

Bengals embarrassed by loss to Bears

CINCINNATI -- Defensive end Carlos Dunlap called it "embarrassing." Running back Giovani Bernard said it was "frustrating."

McDermott’s questionable decision works out for Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott made a dubious decision, one that could have cost the Bills any chance at sneaking into the playoffs.

Quarterback huge question mark for Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- With the Buffalo Bills' playoff chances hanging in the balance, they have all kinds of problems at the quarterback position this week.

Panthers remain in mix after big home win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The right kind of mindset worked for the Carolina Panthers, both leading into the game against the Minnesota Vikings and during the game when adversity struck.

Jets QB McCown to miss rest of season with broken hand

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured left hand, the team announced Monday.

NFL investigating Savage concussion protocol

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Monday he "never would have allowed (Tom Savage) back in the game" had he seen the video of the quarterback's hands appearing to shake involuntarily.

Patriots WR Hogan expected to play Monday night

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan is expected to play in Monday's game against the host Miami Dolphins following a four-game absence due to a shoulder injury, multiple outlets reported.

NFL investigating concussion protocol

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Monday he "never would have allowed (Tom Savage) back in the game" had he seen the video of the quarterback's hands appearing to shake involuntarily.

Eagles QB Wentz out for season with torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

NFL, Verizon strike five-year deal to expand streaming

The NFL and Verizon announced on Monday a multi-year deal that will allow games to be streamed on Verizon mobile and digital platforms.

Eagles QB Wentz out for season with torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

NFL, Verizon strike five-year deal to stream games

The NFL and Verizon announced on Monday a multi-year deal that will allow games to be streamed on Verizon mobile and digital platforms.

NFL roundup: Eagles outgun Rams despite Wentz’s injury

LOS ANGELES -- Carson Wentz passed for four touchdowns, and Jake Elliott added three field goals to help lift the Philadelphia Eagles past the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a battle between NFC divisional leaders on Sunday.

Steelers dedicate win to injured teammate Shazier

PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Shazier watched from a hospital bed Sunday night as his Pittsburgh Steelers blew a lead, rallied to come within a yard of tying the score, blew it again, and then rallied again for a 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens that clinched the AFC North Division.

Seahawks’ Jefferson tries to climb into stands

Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, sent to the showers late in Seattle's 30-24 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, nearly took a detour into the stands on his way off the field.

Seahawks Jefferson tries to climb into the stands

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, sent to the showers late in Seattle's 30-24 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, nearly took a detour into the stands on his way off the field.

Eagles fear QB Wentz may have torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz left Sunday's 43-35 win against the Los Angeles Rams with a knee injury in the third quarter.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

Foles steps in for Wentz and gets win over Rams

LOS ANGELES -- With the Hollywood sign overlooking the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on a smog-free Sunday, Philadelphia's Nick Foles was ready for his close-up.

Bortles outduels Wilson in Jaguars’ win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is no longer a punchline.

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald’s latest milestone may be last

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald moved into third place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list, passing childhood idol Randy Moss when he hauled in a 23-yard catch in the third quarter of Sunday's 12-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Broken hand clouds rest of McCown’s season

DENVER -- New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown's improbable career resurgence has taken a hit.

Bears QB Trubisky shows progress against Bengals

CINCINNATI -- One way for Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to measure the improvements he has made in recent weeks is the level of trust his teammates give him in the huddle during games and in practice.

Redskins flustered over late-season collapse

CARSON, Calif. -- Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins expressed their frustration over how poorly the team has played recently.

NFL notebook: Eagles’ Wentz injures knee in win vs. Rams

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz left Sunday's 43-35 win against the Los Angeles Rams on with a knee injury in the third quarter.

NFL roundup: Eagles outgun Rams despite Wentz’s injury

LOS ANGELES -- Carson Wentz passed for four touchdowns, and Jake Elliott added three field goals to help lift the Philadelphia Eagles past the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a battle between NFC divisional leaders on Sunday.

Titans LT Lewan departs with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter with a lower back injury and will not return, according to Titans' officials.

QB Savage concussed in Texans loss to 49ers

HOUSTON -- There was no denying the unsightliness of the image of Texans quarterback Tom Savage early in the second quarter on Sunday, prone and on his back, frighteningly rigid, and seemingly concussed following a devastating hit from 49ers left defensive end Elvis Dumervil

Winter wonderland perfect setting for Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- As the winter weather rolled into Western New York this week, the Buffalo Bills team motto was: "When it's too cold for them, it's just right for us."

Bucs QB Winston denies report of rift with Koetter

TAMPA, Fla. -- On and off the field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' promising season has come apart at the seams.

Injured Berry much more than safety valve for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most valuable player on the Kansas City Chiefs defense wore a hoodie Sunday instead of a helmet, delivering a message that only he could deliver at the time when his teammates needed it most.

Backup QB Hundley keeps Packers afloat

CLEVELAND -- Aaron Rodgers can return as the Packers' quarterback next week with a chance to keep Green Bay in the playoff hunt, thanks to his backup, Brett Hundley.

Eagles QB Wentz out with knee injury

LOS ANGELES -- Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz left Philadelphia's game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday with a knee injury in the third quarter.

QB Manning returns to cheers in Giants loss to Cowboys

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lost in the New York Giants 11th loss in a season that the team probably can't wait to see end was the return to the starting lineup by franchise quarterback Eli Manning.

Panthers’ defense leaves Vikings seeing red

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' goal-line defense rose to the occasion twice to prevent the Minnesota Vikings from taking the lead.

Jets QB McCown injures hand vs. Broncos

DENVER -- New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown was shaken up for the second time Sunday when he took a hit from Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray as he released a pass.

Titans LT Lewan departs with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Tennessee Titans left tackle Jake Lewan left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter with a lower back injury and will not return, according to Titans' officials.

NFL roundup: Stewart (3 TDs), Panthers top Vikings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jonathan Stewart's third touchdown run of the game was a 1-yard leap with 1:47 remaining, lifting the Carolina Panthers past the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 on Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium.

Texans QB Savage (concussion) exits vs. 49ers

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage suffered a concussion in the second quarter and did not return for the second half on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.

Bills rookie QB Peterman injured vs. Colts

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman was escorted to the locker room and evaluated for a concussion during the third quarter of Sunday's snow-ravaged game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Packers CB House (back) exits vs. Browns

CLEVELAND -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House suffered a back injury with about 11 minutes to play in Sunday's game with the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Buccaneers DT McCoy (biceps) injured vs. Lions

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sustained a biceps injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions at Raymond James Stadium.

Raiders WR Cooper leaves with leg injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper left midway through the second quarter with an apparent leg injury in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lions QB Stafford (hand) active vs. Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who suffered a hand injury last week at Baltimore and was limited all week in practice, was declared active for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

Steelers LB Shazier shows gradual improvement

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday after sustaining a severe back injury against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, remains hospitalized but continues to show gradual improvement.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dolphins G Bushrod ruled out for Monday game

The Miami Dolphins will sport a makeshift offensive line for the third straight week when they play the New England Patriots on Monday night.

NFL notebook: Brady sorry for yelling at McDaniels

New England quarterback Tom Brady on Saturday put to rest any talk of a rift between himself and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Cowboys’ Durant, Irving, Scandrick ruled out for Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys on Saturday ruled out three players for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Steelers to honor Shazier with special cleats

Several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including wide receiver Antonio Brown, will honor injured teammate Ryan Shazier on Sunday.

Brady apologizes for outburst directed at McDaniels

New England quarterback Tom Brady on Saturday put to rest any talk of a rift between himself and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Bengals place CB Jones on IR

The Cincinnati Bengals placed cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Giants QB Smith’s father received death threats

Geno Smith Jr., father of New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith, said he received a death threat last week before his son started in place of a benched Eli Manning.

» Friday, December 8, 2017

Week 14 Game Scout: Colts at Bills

IINDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-9) AT BUFFALO BILLS (6-6)

Week 14 Game Scout: Vikings at Panthers

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-4)

Week 14 Game Scout: Bears at Bengals

CHICAGO BEARS (3-9) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7)

Week 14 Game Scout: Packers at Browns

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-6) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-12)

Week 14 Game Scout: 49ers at Texans

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-10) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (4-8)

Week 14 Game Scout: Raiders at Chiefs

OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-6) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-6)

Week 14 Game Scout: Cowboys at Giants

DALLAS COWBOYS (6-6) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (2-10)

Week 14 Game Scout: Lions at Buccaneers

DETROIT LIONS (6-6) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-8)

Week 14 Game Scout: Titans at Cardinals

TENNESSEE TITANS (8-4) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-7)

Week 14 Game Scout: Jets at Broncos

NEW YORK JETS (5-7) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-9)

Week 14 Game Scout: Redskins at Chargers

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (5-7) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-6)

Week 14 Game Scout: Seahawks at Jaguars

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (8-4)

Week 14 Game Scout: Eagles at Rams

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-2) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-3)

Week 14 Game Scout: Ravens at Steelers

BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-5) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-2)

Week 14 Game Scout: Patriots at Dolphins

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-7)

Injury report for Sunday NFL games

CHICAGO BEARS at CINCINNATI BENGALS

NFL notebook: Browns say they complied with Rooney Rule

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduced new general manager John Dorsey on Friday morning and said the team "absolutely" complied with the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate.

Raiders WR Cooper game-time decision for Chiefs

Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper returned to practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Saints loss to Falcons tightens AFC South

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints had an opportunity to take control of the NFC South.

Defense gets Falcons in thick of playoff race

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- With Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan misfiring, the team needed a defensive stop to stay in the NFC playoff race and pick up some ground on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

Browns release WR Britt

Wide receiver Kenny Britt was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday, the team announced.

Saints coach Payton irate about officiating in loss to Falcons

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is still fuming over what he called "extremely poor" officiating in Thursday night's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Lions QB Stafford questionable for Sunday

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a bruised right hand.

Cardinals RB Peterson (neck) ruled out for Sunday

Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson will miss Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans due to a neck injury, coach Bruce Arians told reporters Friday.

Browns insist they followed Rooney Rule in GM hire

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduced new general manager John Dorsey on Friday morning and said the team "absolutely" complied with the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate.

Bengals down six starters for game vs. Bears

The Cincinnati Bengals ruled out six starters for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, including five on defense.

Ex-Giants RB Jennings retires after 8 NFL seasons

Former New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings announced Friday he is retiring after eight seasons in the NFL.

Brees on injuries: ’100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night’

The New Orleans Saints lost six players to injuries during a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Drew Brees sounded off after the game, saying the reason is "100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night."

Pain, no gain, for Saints

ATLANTA -- The New Orleans Saints have a nine-day break before hosting the New York Jets on Dec. 17, and the NFC South leaders will need all that time and maybe more.

Browns hire Dorsey as GM after firing Brown

The Cleveland Browns shook up their front office Thursday, first firing executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, then hiring John Dorsey as the new GM.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

Browns hire Dorsey as GM after firing Brown

The Cleveland Browns shook up their front office on Thursday, first firing executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, then hiring John Dorsey as the new GM.

Saints’ Kamara exits with concussion

ATLANTA -- New Orleans standout rookie running back Alvin Kamara sustained a concussion in the first quarter of the Saints game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

Dolphins know problems Patriots present

DAVIE, Fla. -- Injuries remain a big deal for the Miami Dolphins as quarterback Matt Moore, running back Damien Williams and right guard Jermon Bushrod are all sidelined and it's conceivable none returns this season. That cuts into the starting quality and depth on the offense, a unit that, considering it averages 17.4 points per game, 26th in the NFL, can't afford to lose any talent.

NFL notebook: Browns fire GM; Shazier undergoes surgery

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, the team announced on Thursday.

Browns fire executive VP Sashi Brown

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, the team announced on Thursday.

Steelers LB Shazier undergoes spinal surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday night on the heels of the injury he sustained earlier in the week, the team announced Thursday.

Bills CB White calls Gronk a "dirty player"

Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White told reporters that it's "a joke" that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received only a one-game suspension from the NFL following his late hit in Sunday's game.

Bengals’ Lewis: Rookie WR Ross admits he hid injury

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross admitted to concealing an injury to his left shoulder, coach Marvin Lewis said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Browns fire executive VP Sashi Brown

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, the team announced on Thursday.

Miller: 49ers stake future on Garoppolo

Joe Montana was a late, third-round draft choice passed over by every other team in the NFL. Steve Young was a refugee from the defunct USFL, thought more of a running back than a quarterback by most NFL people. Jeff Garcia was a Canadian Football League quarterback not even on NFL teams' radar.

Reports: Browns fire executive VP Sashi Brown

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

Hall of Fame QB Moon accused of sexual harassment

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual battery in a lawsuit filed by a female employee of his sports marketing firm.

O’Brien still supports Texans defensive coordinator Vrabel

HOUSTON -- A year ago, the Hoiuston Texans sported the top-ranked defense in the NFL.

Texans’ Cushing expected to play Sunday after suspension ends

HOUSTON -- Surrounded by cameras inside the Houston Texans' locker room, a contrite Brian Cushing got choked up as the veteran linebacker discussed the 10-game suspension he served for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.

Crucial game ahead for Eagles against Rams

PHILADELPHIA -- A week ago, the Philadelphia Eagles were experiencing the high of a nine-game winning streak and looking forward to the possibility of home-field advantage in the playoffs and a first-round bye.

Lions QB Stafford ’not out of the woods yet’

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ranks third among NFL quarterbacks with 108 straight starts, but he is no lock to make it 109.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Titans hope TE Stocker can help run game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It might not be this week, but eventually it looks as if Luke Stocker will make a contribution to the Tennessee Titans ground game.

Seahawks ready for late-season run

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is optimistic that his team is on the verge of making another late-season surge.

Elway bemoans Broncos’ lack of competitiveness

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos will not be able to avoid their first losing season of the John Elway era as general manager. That was assured with last week's 35-9 loss at Miami.

Jets’ secondary needs to bounce back

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets' secondary has made one interception in its last five games after a stretch of eight picks in five games, and last week against the Chiefs, it allowed Alex Smith to throw for 366 yards and four touchdowns.

Cowboys can’t afford any more losses

The Dallas Cowboys (6-6) need to win all four of their remaining games, starting Sunday against the New York Giants (2-10), to legitimize any and all hope of making the playoffs.

Jets have issues playing on the road

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have shown they can fly high at home, but to prevent their playoff hopes from crashing and burning, they will have to bring their air show on the road.

49ers must address needs other than QB

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Now that the focus has been taken off quarterbacks in the next draft, the San Francisco 49ers can shift their attention to other positions of need.

Rams work while fires rage nearby

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The biggest game of the Los Angeles Rams' season comes with an ominous backdrop included.

Redskins can’t get TE Reed healthy

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The insinuation rankles Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden.

Deja vu for Patriots against Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If it feels like the New England Patriots (10-2) and Miami Dolphins (5-7) just played, that's because the AFC rivals met just two weeks ago for a 35-17 New England win in Foxborough.

Bucs remain consistently inconsistent

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions have lost two games in a row, and at 6-6, their postseason chances are likely teetering on Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8), who are likely playing to save head coach Dirk Koetter's job.

Jaguars reminded what winning feels like

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The excitement and riveting atmosphere that will permeate throughout EverBank Field when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday has been missing in recent years.

Chargers focus only on next game

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The view from atop the AFC West is a nice perch for the Los Angeles Chargers. They face the Washington Redskins on Sunday with a piece of the division lead in their back pocket.

Cardinals ageless WR Fitzgerald keeps on ticking

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If it weren't for their 34-year-old wide receiver, the Arizona Cardinals would be getting almost next to nothing out of the rest of their receiving corps.

Jaguars have avoided consecutive losses

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars have won twice as many games as they have lost is that they have not lost back-to-back games this season.

Raiders’ Carr looks for first win at Arrowhead

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr said he looks forward to playing at Arrowhead Stadium. The results indicate otherwise.

Packers wary of winless Browns

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- No one wants to be the 2008 Detroit Lions, the only team in NFL history to ever go 0-16. For the second straight season, Cleveland is trying to avoid that ghastly label.

Steelers LB Shazier transferred to Pittsburgh hospital

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been transferred from University of Cincinnati Medical Center to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment and additional testing on his spinal injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Bears K Nugent faces former team

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- After two straight games in which they were burned by former Chicago players, the Bears have that same formula working to their advantage this week.

Giants rookie QB Webb might get shot

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The strange season that is quarterback Davis Webb's rookie year with the New York Giants seemed to take another odd turn.

Spagnuolo takes over Giants for last four games

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's been an emotional 60 hours for Steve Spagnuolo, who on Monday was named the New York Giants interim head coach following the dismissal of Ben McAdoo.

Bears O-line hurting without Long

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears center Cody Whitehair noticed how difficult football had become for injured teammate Kyle Long as the season progressed, and so did others.

NFL notebook: Goodell signs five-year extension

Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a memo sent to league owners from the compensation committee on Wednesday.

Ravens like their secondary depth

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens' secondary has been the strength of the team.

Steelers prepare with Shazier in their thoughts

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Baltimore Ravens this week while still dealing with some uncertainty about the health of their teammate Ryan Shazier, who remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a spinal cord injury.

Browns still searching for first win

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns' opportunities to avoid becoming only the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16 are down to four.

Vikings are road warriors

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since their birth in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have not won six consecutive road games in a single season. They are sitting on five straight as they head to Carolina as a 2 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's game.

Steelers LB Shazier transferred to Pittsburgh hospital

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been transferred from University of Cincinnati Medical Center to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment and additional testing on his spinal injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Bills QB Peterman could get call again

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills might have to turn to rookie Nathan Peterman at quarterback Sunday when they host the Indianapolis Colts in a game they must win to continue to entertain any realistic chance of making the playoffs.

Goodell signs five-year extension

Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a memo sent to league owners from the compensation committee on Wednesday.

RB Kamara key to Saints’ evolution

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are three-quarters of the way through the season and their offense has evolved from what it has traditionally been.

Ryan and Brees to battle for 18th time

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees have faced each other 17 times.

Panthers need bounce-back game vs. Vikings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Maybe it was some sort of reality check for the Carolina Panthers, who had been on a roll for more than a month.

Colts GM Ballard to evaluate roster in final four games

INDIANAPOLIS -- While the Indianapolis Colts head into this week's game at Buffalo with a 3-9 record and a three-game losing streak, first-year general manager Chris Ballard is using the Bills game and the three games after that to continue his evaluation of the franchise.

Bengals WR Ross placed on Injured Reserve

CINCINNATI -- It was thought that Cincinnati rookie wide receiver John Ross was likely to be part of the active roster on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Giants QB Manning returns to starting role vs. Cowboys

Eli Manning is officially back as the New York Giants' starting quarterback for Sunday's home game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Goodell signs five-year extension

Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a memo sent to league owners from the compensation committee on Wednesday.

Bengals S Iloka’s one-game ban reduced to fine

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka's one-game suspension has been overturned following appeal, and he will play in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

Chiefs suspend CB Peters one game

KANSAS CITY -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters received a one-game suspension from head coach Andy Reid following his actions against the New York Jets on Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents involving the volatile and competitive Peters in his young career.

Bengals S Iloka’s one-game ban reduced to fine

The one-game suspension of Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka was overturned and he instead received a $36,464.50 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, the league announced Wednesday.

Patriots re-sign LB Freeny

The New England Patriots re-signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny on Wednesday to fill the open roster spot when tight end Rob Gronkowski was suspended one game.

Week 14 Game Scout

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (7-5)

Seahawks’ Wilson earns NFC Offensive Player of Week

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance in Sunday night's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

» Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Steelers WR Smith-Schuster, Bengals S Iloka suspended

CINCINNATI -- Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka received one-game suspensions from the NFL for violations of safety-related playing rules in Monday night's game.

NFL notebook: Steelers’ Shazier remains hospitalized

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital on Tuesday, one day after he sustained a spinal injury in Monday's game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Broncos place DE Wolfe on IR

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, the team announced on Tuesday.

Patriots TE Gronkowski has appeal denied

The NFL has denied New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski's appeal of his one-game suspension for his late hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White last Sunday in Buffalo, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Bills place DE Lawson on IR, ending his season

Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots.

Steelers WR Smith-Schuster, Bengals S Iloka suspended

CINCINNATI -- Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka received one-game suspensions from the NFL for violations of safety-related playing rules in Monday night's game. Both players are expected to appeal.

A familiar script for Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Steelers followed a familiar script for the Cincinnati Bengals. They built a 17-0 lead in the second quarter, and still led 20-10 in the fourth. But, a franchise-record 173 penalty yards, key drops, and lack of execution late in the game led to yet another second-half meltdown against the AFC North rival Steelers, similar to the epic collapse in the closing minutes of the 2015 AFC wild-card game.

Steelers thoughts with LB Shazier

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers were hopeful Tuesday after receiving news that linebacker Ryan Shazier had movement in his lower extremities after a scary back injury sent him to the hospital Monday night when the Steelers played the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Steelers WR Smith-Schuster, Bengals S Iloka suspended

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka received one-game suspensions from the NFL for violations of safety-related playing rules in Monday's contest.

Steelers LB Shazier remains hospitalized

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital on Tuesday, one day after he sustained a back injury in a game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Stock Report: Roquan Smith confirms status as college’s top LB

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Ex-Giants WR Cruz calls firing of McAdoo "long overdue"

Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said the firing of coach Ben McAdoo should have happened sooner.

Steelers’ Brown cites ’karma’ following win vs. Bengals

Antonio Brown was overheard repeating the word "karma" as fellow Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster talked to reporters about his block that left Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict prone on the field Monday.

Bears sign K Nugent, place K Santos on IR

The Chicago Bears signed Mike Nugent and placed fellow kicker Cairo Santos on injured reserve, the team announced.

Steelers’ Shazier ’continues to improve’ in hospital

CINCINNATI -- Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was carted off the field during the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, was due to remain in the hospital overnight.

Cushing officially back from suspension

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing took an important step toward rejoining his teammates on the field as soon as Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Steelers LB Shazier hospitalized with back injury

CINCINNATI -- Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was carted off the field during the first quarter of Pittsburgh's Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lions unable to protect Stafford well enough

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford has gutted his way through two different ankle injuries this year, but the Detroit Lions quarterback was finally forced to miss time Sunday against the Ravens because of a swollen right hand.

Slow starts, Stafford injury limit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Back-to-back losses and four straight slow starts have the Detroit Lions' playoff chances on life support, but head coach Jim Caldwell said he does not think major changes are needed to his coaching staff, his game plans or anything else.

Kizer to remain Browns’ QB

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer was again reminded there will be setbacks to his career just when it seems he has things figured out.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

Eagles hope to practice better on road

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said after Sunday night's 24-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle that he didn't think his team had a particularly good week of practice leading up to the game.

Garoppolo was not the 49ers’ only star against Bears

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo stole the headlines, but it was hard to determine which was most impressive in Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears -- the 49ers' offense or defense.

49ers coach Shanahan pleased with Garoppolo debut

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- And now the San Francisco 49ers have a new problem.

Turnovers, protection issues plague Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated much of Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. But three things doomed one of their best offensive efforts of the season and spoiled the return of quarterback Jameis Winston.

Seahawks happy to have McDougald around

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald has proven to be a vitally important free-agent addition in the wake of Kam Chancellor's season-ending injury.

Seahawks QB Wilson on fire against Eagles

RENTON, Wash. -- With no running game and three Pro-Bowl defensive starters out for the season, quarterback Russell Wilson has needed to be spectacular to keep the Seattle Seahawks among the league's best teams.

Losing Jones may hurt Titans’ run defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The heart of the Tennessee Titans defense for the last two seasons has been their ability to stop the run.

Packers’ pass rush picks up steam

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers had seven sacks against Tampa Bay on Sunday, and that was their most since Week 3 of 2015, a streak of 45 games.

Stayin’ alive is Packers mantra

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Since 2007, just 10 of the 106 teams that failed to record double-digit victories in a season (9.4 percent) qualified for the postseason. It is no wonder Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has been preaching 10 wins to his troops for several days now.

Steelers LB Shazier carted off

CINCINNATI -- Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was carted off the field during the first quarter of Pittsburgh's Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rams competing for first-round playoff bye

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams' dramatic turnaround and now very real playoff push took a decided turn for the best on Sunday.

Steelers WR Brown active for game vs. Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is listed as active for Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Jets still have post-season hopes

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The song "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey has special meaning to people from New Jersey, because it was the song played during the final scene of The Sopranos.

Gabbert likely in Cardinals’ plans for 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After making his first two starts of the season in Weeks 11 and 12, it almost seemed like a virtual lock that quarterback Blaine Gabbert would have a significant role with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018.

Dolphins’ Gase piles on Broncos with onside kick

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the Denver Broncos trailing Miami 33-9 in the fourth quarter Sunday, their former offensive coordinator, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, seemed to rub their nose in the defeat by calling a successful onside kick.

Broncos hit even lower than rock bottom

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The question is no longer about whether change is coming to the Denver Broncos after the season.

Saints have another chance to solidify lead

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints strengthened their hold on first place in the NFC South on Sunday when they beat Carolina and Atlanta lost to Minnesota.

Raiders battle back for division tie

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders got even Sunday in more ways than one.

Despite struggles, Fox sees progress from Bears QB Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It's become routine now for Chicago Bears head coach John Fox to face questions about his job security during the midst of a current five-game losing streak.

Chargers climb back into division tie

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Three's company atop the AFC West, and the Los Angeles Chargers could not be more thrilled.

Jaguars pull off another fake punt

JACKSONVILLE -- So how many times can a team execute a fake punt play without the rest of the NFL catching on and watching for a pass or run? Apparently, the answer is at least three as that's how many times the Jacksonville Jaguars have successfully accomplished such a feat.

Jaguars pull off another fake punt

JACKSONVILLE -- So how many times can a team execute a fake punt play without the rest of the NFL catching on and watching for a pass or run? Apparently, the answer is at least three as that's how many times the Jacksonville Jaguars have successfully accomplished such a feat.

Colts eliminated, but Pagano stresses effort

INDIANAPOLIS -- Moving on.

Zimmer has eyes focused on Vikings’ next game

EDEN PRAIRE, Minn. -- Placement and perception at the top of the NFC shifted dramatically Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings (10-2) moved ahead of Philadelphia (10-2) into the top spot in the conference heading into Week 14.

Patriots LB Lee performs well against former team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Linebacker Eric Lee was a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad barely two weeks ago. Sunday afternoon in Buffalo he notched his second game as a member of the New England Patriots with a pretty impressive performance against his former team.

Ravens on a roll heading to home stretch

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are playing their best football at the most critical time of the season.

Patriots likely won’t have TE Gronkowski for next game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sunday's trip to Buffalo to take on the Bills brought the New England Patriots another win, the team's eighth straight, as well as a less-expected short-term loss as tight end Rob Gronkowski earned a one-game suspension thanks to a fourth-quarter, post-play hit on a Buffalo defender.

NFL notebook: Giants fire McAdoo, GM Reese

The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

Falcons’ road to playoffs goes through New Orleans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- If the defending NFC Champions are going to return to the playoffs, they must defeat their arch-rivals New Orleans Saints at least once and maybe twice.

Manning still wants to play somewhere next season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning doesn't know what the future has in store for him. But one thing he does know is that he wants to play somewhere in 2018.

Beckham claims double standard for old GOAT Brady

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham took to social media to claim a double standard exists on the heels of watching New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's fiery outburst on the sideline Sunday.

Third-down defense a nightmare for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It never really mattered what the New York Jets offense did on first or second down in their 38-31 win over the Kansas City on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Total housecleaning hits the Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With the New York Giants having made the earth-shattering and historic franchise decision to dismiss both head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese, team co-owner John Mara and the rest of the organization are now left to pick up the pieces of what Mara termed "the perfect storm" behind the embarrassing downward spiral of the team's 2017 season.

Panthers bemoan missed opportunities in loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers did not perform up to their standards in the showdown at New Orleans, losing 31-21 to snap a four-game winning streak.

Dolphins play complete game in beating Denver

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins finally played complementary football -- offense, defense and special teams -- and the result was their only blowout victory of the season, a 35-9 victory over Denver that broke an energy-sapping five-game losing streak.

QB Taylor’s status unknown for next game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor did not sustain any ligament damage in his knee and instead suffered a patellar tendon contusion.

Falcons CB Trufant out of concussion protocol

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant is out of the league's concussion protocol and set to return to practice, coach Dan Quinn said Monday.

Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a season-ending left torn Achilles injury in Sunday's game, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Monday.

Patriots’ Gronkowski suspended one game for late hit

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received a one-game suspension from the NFL on Monday following his late hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White.

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

Lions QB Stafford gets good news on hand injury

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford does not have any broken bones in his throwing hand and is just dealing with soreness, coach Jim Caldwell said Monday.

Bills QB Taylor day-to-day with knee injury

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is considered day-to-day with a bruised patellar tendon in his knee, coach Sean McDermott said Monday.

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

2018 mock NFL draft: Giants replace Manning with Rosen

Turnarounds sparked by young star quarterbacks Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and -- prior to his season-ending injury -- Deshaun Watson could be all the encouragement QB-needy clubs need in 2018, with five passers projected to be among the first 32 picks in this updated first-round mock draft.

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a season-ending left torn Achilles injury in Sunday's game, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, according to multiple reports Monday.

Seattle’s McDougald proves to be more than fill-in

SEATTLE -- Last offseason, the Seattle Seahawks were ecstatic to sign Bradley McDougald, knowing they probably were going to need the veteran safety to fill in at some point for Earl Thomas and/or Kam Chancellor.

NFL roundup: Seahawks end Eagles’ win streak

SEATTLE -- Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, and the Seattle defense held the league's No. 1 offense to a season low in points as the Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-10 on Sunday night.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

Eagles TE Ertz exits with possible head injury

SEATTLE -- Zach Ertz, the Philadelphia Eagles' star tight end, left the game against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter Sunday night after due to a possible head injury.

Rams reach new horizons by not looking ahead

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It would have been hard to blame the Los Angeles Rams if they were looking ahead to next week's NFC showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Manning, still itching to play, plans to be active in ’18

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Giants quarterback Eli Manning found himself in an unfamiliar position Sunday, standing on the sideline as the backup to Geno Smith during New York's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Potent tandem Ingram, Kamara too strong for foes

NEW ORLEANS -- "Picking your poison" is an expression that usually refers to trying to stop a multi-faceted opponent in one area at the expense of another, hoping that the balance sheet will work out in the end.

Chargers K Coons finds new fame

CARSON, Calif. -- Kicker Travis Coons was a trivia answer to a Los Angeles sports question before leading the Chargers to a 19-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

NFL notebook: Giants may fire McAdoo

New York Giants ownership may be ready to fire coach Ben McAdoo after Sunday's loss against the Oakland Raiders, which would come less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

NFL roundup: Brady, Pats continue mastery of Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tom Brady completed 21 of 30 passes for 258 yards en route to his 27th career victory over the Buffalo Bills as the New England Patriots won 23-3 on Sunday for their eighth straight victory.

More of the same for spiraling Broncos in Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.-- The Denver Broncos were hoping for something different on Sunday that would help snap a long losing streak, but the team had its two nagging variables crop up again.

Chiefs’ Revis returns to New York with a dud

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The return of Darrelle Revis was mostly a dud.

Jaguars’ young receivers come up big

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are down their top two receivers in Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.

Awaiting Rodgers’ return, Packers keep playoff hopes alive

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For years, the Green Bay Packers' winning formula started with, and sometimes ended with, quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

’Dirty’ hit by Gronkowski draws ire of Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski could be facing disciplinary action for his late hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White during Sunday's game.

Injuries, turnovers piling up for Texans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien felt like he were pushing a rock up a hill all day with no reward, one couldn't blame him.

Rams LB Ogletree injures elbow, out vs. Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree exited Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with an elbow injury and will not return.

Harbaugh bids to keep rolling Ravens grounded

BALTIMORE --The Baltimore Ravens suddenly look like a dangerous team.

Garoppolo impressive in 49ers’ starting debut

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Garoppolo felt butterflies in his stomach as he warmed up before making his first start with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

Vikings RB McKinnon unveils dance move in homecoming

ATLANTA -- Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon said in advance that he had something special ready if he scored in his homecoming on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Ravens CB Smith suffers season-ending Achilles injury

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during Sunday's 44-20 victory over the Detroit Lions.

NFL roundup: Brady, Patriots continue mastery of Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tom Brady went 21-of-30 passing for 258 yards en route to his 27th career victory over the Buffalo Bills as the New England Patriots won 23-3 on Sunday for their eighth straight victory.

Bills QB Taylor, CB White exit game against Patriots

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor left Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with a knee injury and did not return and Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White was escorted to the locker room and evaluated for a head injury during the fourth quarter.

Colts RB Gore fifth on NFL rushing list

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore moved into fifth place on the NFL's all-time rushing list during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bills QB Taylor exits with knee injury

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor left Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with a knee injury and will not return.

Ravens CB Smith departs with Achilles injury

BALTIMORE -- Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered an Achilles injury and was ruled out against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

McAdoo in limbo: Giants coach could be canned in 24 hours

The New York Giants ownership may be ready to fire coach Ben McAdoo after Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, which would come less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

Vikings TE Morgan, Falcons G Levitre exit with injuries

ATLANTA -- Minnesota Vikings backup tight end David Morgan suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Chiefs’ Reid gives up play-calling duties

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid plans to give up his play-calling duties for Sunday's game against the New York Jets, handing over the responsibilities to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

Cardinals RB Peterson a game-day decision vs. Rams

Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson is a game-day decision for Sunday's contest against the Los Angeles Rams with a neck injury, although ESPN reports the team is "pessimistic" about his chances to play.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

Patriots DE Flowers to miss Bills’ game

New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the host Buffalo Bills, the team announced on Saturday.

Steelers’ Brown misses practice, questionable for Monday’s game

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice for the second straight day on Saturday, putting his availability in question for Monday's game against the host Cincinnati Bengals.

Chargers place K Novak on IR, promote Coons

The Los Angeles Chargers placed Nick Novak on injured reserve and signed fellow kicker Travis Coons from the practice squad on Saturday.

NFL notebook: Packers QB Rodgers returns to practice

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrated his birthday Saturday by practicing with the team for the first time since breaking his collarbone on Oct. 15.

Packers QB Rodgers returns to practice

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrated his birthday Saturday by practicing with the team for the first time since breaking his collarbone on Oct. 15.

Colts promote WR Brent, C Fabiano

The Indianapolis Colts promoted wide receiver K.J. Brent and center Anthony Fabiano to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Saturday.

Jaguars release S Pryor

The Jacksonville Jaguars released safety Calvin Pryor and promoted defensive end Carroll Phillips to the active roster, the team announced Saturday.

Buccaneers add OL Liedtke to active roster

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted offensive lineman Mike Liedtke from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday.

Colots promote WR Brent, C Fabiano

The Indianapolis Colts promoted wide receiver K.J. Brent and center Anthony Fabiano to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Saturday.

Eagles sign WR Jeffery to four-year extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced Saturday.

» Friday, December 1, 2017

Week 13 Game Scout: Vikings at Falcons

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (9-2) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (7-4)

Week 13 Game Scout: Chiefs at Jets

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-5) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-7)

Week 13 Game Scout: Lions at Ravens

DETROIT LIONS (6-5) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-5)

Week 13 Game Scout: Patriots at Bills

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-2) AT BUFFALO BILLS (6-5)

Week 13 Game Scout: 49ers at Bears

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-10) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-8)

Week 13 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Packers

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-7) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-6)

Week 13 Game Scout: Colts at Jaguars

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-8) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (7-4)

Week 13 Game Scout: Broncos at Dolphins

DENVER BRONCOS (3-8) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-7)

Week 13 Game Scout: Texans at Titans

HOUSTON TEXANS (4-7) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (7-4)

Week 13 Game Scout: Browns at Chargers

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-11) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-6)

Week 13 Game Scout: Rams at Cardinals

LOS ANGELES RAMS (8-3) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-6)

Week 13 Game Scout: Panthers at Saints

CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-3) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (8-3)

Week 13 Game Scout: Giants at Raiders

NEW YORK GIANTS (2-9) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (5-6)

Week 13 Game Scout: Eagles at Seahawks

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-1) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-4)

Decision for Redskins on injured guys playing

One blowout loss on Thursday put an end to any realistic hopes the Washington Redskins had of reaching the NFC playoffs.

Secondary changes help Dallas defense

FRISCO, Tex. -- When head coach Jason Garrett talked about changes the Dallas Cowboys were looking at on defense following three consecutive double-digit losses, the one that was acknowledged was the benching of cornerback Anthony Brown for rookie second-round pick Chidobe Awuzie.

Win provides Cowboys hope

FRISCO, Tex. -- The Dallas Cowboys' fans finally exhaled and they have started dreaming again following a 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

NFL notebook: Panthers DE Johnson suspended for PED use

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Friday.

Panthers DE Johnson suspended for PEDs

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Friday.

NFL injury report for Sunday games

CAROLINA PANTHERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Packers RB Montgomery to undergo surgery

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery was placed on injured reserve on Friday and will soon undergo season-ending wrist surgery.

Cardinals sign DT Peters to three-year extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed defensive tackle Corey Peters to a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced Friday.

Broncos promote CB Rios

The Denver Broncos promoted cornerback Marcus Rios to the active roster from the practice squad on Friday.

Panthers DE Johnson suspended for PEDs

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Friday.

Jackson has ’big plans’ for Gordon’s return Sunday

BEREA, OHIO -- Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson will not ease wide receiver Josh Gordon into the lineup Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

Cowboys finally find their offense

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It took four games, but the Dallas Cowboys finally figured out how to score points and win a game without Ezekiel Elliott in the lineup.