NFL NEWS ARCHIVE
Scandrick gets extension with Cowboys
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to an undisclosed contract extension.
Bills’ Dareus suspended for opener
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Buffalo Bills All-Pro defensive lineman Marcell Dareus has been suspended by the NFL for Week 1 of the 2015 season due to a prior arrest for drug possession.
Texans release OT Tyson Clabo
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans released veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday.
Saints sign 1st-round pick Andrus Peat
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints on Thursday agreed to a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Andrus Peat.
Rice case dismissed after completion of program
Mays Landing, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice after the former Baltimore Ravens star completed a pretrial intervention program.
Extra Points: Geno’s the starter?
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jets nation unleashed a collective sigh on Wednesday when new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey proclaimed the embattled Geno Smith as the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.
Giants’ Beatty out 5-6 months after surgery
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants announced that left tackle Will Beatty underwent successful surgery Wednesday night to repair a torn pectoral muscle.
Giants LT Beatty has pectoral tear
(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants will be without starting left tackle Will Beatty for much of the upcoming 2015 season after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights.
Cowboys sign second-round pick Gregory
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed second-round pick Randy Gregory on Wednesday.
NFL changes extra-point rules
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Football League's dullest play underwent significant changes on Tuesday at the owners meetings.
Union wants NFL, Goodell held in contempt in Peterson case
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association filed a motion Tuesday to have the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held in contempt of court over their handling of Adrian Peterson's suspension.
Chargers sign Joseph Barksdale
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Chargers signed free agent right tackle Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Union asks for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association said Tuesday it has formally asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself and allow Tom Brady's appeal to be heard by a neutral arbitrator.
Saints release K Graham, sign WR Lewis
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints released veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday, just over three months after signing him to a one-year contract.
Extra Points: Kraft’s bark had no bite
(SportsNetwork.com) - Robert Kraft had the big bark, but history will confirm there was no bite as the New England Patriots owner tapped out on Tuesday, deciding his team will "reluctantly" accept the NFL penalties handed down in the deflated footballs scandal.
Kraft says Patriots won’t appeal penalties
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - In the interest of moving on, the New England Patriots are moving on.
Seahawks DT Williams diagnosed with papillary Type 2 cancer
Renton, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with papillary Type 2 cancer and will undergo kidney surgery, the team announced Monday.
Pats bring back LB Spikes
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have brought back Brandon Spikes, signing the linebacker to an undisclosed contract on Monday.
Dolphins sign Tannehill to extension
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension through the 2020 season on Monday.
49ers’ Justin Smith retires after 14-year NFL career
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that defensive lineman Justin Smith has decided to retire after 14 NFL seasons.
Extra Points: Manuel’s future probably isn’t in Buffalo
(SportsNetwork.com) - Stop me if you heard this ... Rex Ryan needs a quarterback.
Kraft believes in Brady’s innocence
(SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apparently believes quarterback Tom Brady did not have footballs altered in the AFC Championship Game four months ago as alleged in the Wells Report.
Former NFL kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70
(SportsNetwork.com) - Garo Yepremian, who won two Super Bowls as a kicker for the Miami Dolphins and played parts of 14 seasons in the NFL, has died at the age of 70.
Chiefs sign top pick Peters
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs signed their first-round pick, cornerback Marcus Peters, on Friday.
Browns sign 1st rounders Shelton, Erving
Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Browns signed their first- round picks from the 2015 draft on Friday, defensive lineman Danny Shelton and offensive lineman Cameron Erving.
Chargers sign first-round pick Gordon
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Chargers have signed running back Melvin Gordon, their first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Steelers reach deal with first-round pick Dupree
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they have signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree, the team's first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Brady
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association has filed an appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension.
Patriots offer response to Wells Report
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have released a response to the Ted Wells report concerning the deflated balls scandal from the AFC Championship Game and said the conclusions of the investigation are basically insufficient.
Extra Points: Pats’ rebuttal appears deflated
(SportsNetwork.com) - You've probably heard it a million times ... If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Ravens add Arrington
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - It didn't take long for Kyle Arrington to find a new home.
Appeal puts NFL concussion settlement on hold
(SportsNetwork.com) - Attorneys say an appeal filed by a former offensive lineman and his wife over the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could delay care for players in need by "many months."
Lions sign WR Salas, CB Owens
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Chris Owens and wide receiver Greg Salas to one-year contracts on Wednesday.
Jarret Johnson retires after 12-year career
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Linebacker Jarret Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday before announcing his retirement following a 12-year career in the NFL.
Cardinals sign LB Sharpton
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Darryl Sharpton to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Bucs claim D.J. Swearinger
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Houston Texans on Tuesday.
Patriots sign LB Dekoda Watson
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed linebacker Dekoda Watson on Tuesday.
Saints sign LB Anthony, CB Williams
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback P.J. Williams to four-year contracts on Tuesday.
Lions sign veteran WR Moore
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with wide receiver Lance Moore on a one-year contract.
Wells defends ’Deflategate’ probe as impartial
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL-appointed attorney who led the investigation over deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game defended his probe as impartial, a response to claims by the New England Patriots and the agent for quarterback Tom Brady that it was one-sided and unfair.
Extra Points: Covering up Goodell’s credibility problem
(SportsNetwork.com) - The cover-up is always worse than the crime.
Redskins sign top pick Scherff
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins signed their top pick, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, on Tuesday.
Jags sign Fowler
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their first-round draft pick, Dante Fowler Jr., on Tuesday.
Brady gets 4 games; Pats fined, lose draft picks
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in penalties doled out by the NFL on Monday over the deflated balls scandal.
Patriots release CB Arrington
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots released cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday.
Texans waive D.J. Swearinger
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans waived safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday.
Ravens lock up Perriman with 4-year deal
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that first-round pick and wideout Breshad Perriman signed a four-year contract.
Hernandez charged with witness intimidation
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, is facing a new charge of witness intimidation in a double-homicide case against him.
Extra Points: Rice was Goodell’s Waterloo
(SportsNetwork.com) - Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy was often described as "Big Stick diplomacy," stemming from his famous quote: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Redskins sign nine of 10 picks in draft class
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with nine of their 10 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jaguars rookie Fowler tears ACL
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 3 overall draft pick Dante Fowler, Jr. tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first day of practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp.
No. 3 pick Fowler injured in Jags rookie camp
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 3 draft pick Dante Fowler, Jr. suffered an apparent left knee injury on Friday during the first day of practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp.
Cowboys’ Brent retires again
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has decided to retire again.
Texans sign entire draft class
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans on Friday signed their entire 2015 draft class, including first-round pick Kevin Johnson.
Bears sign 3rd-round pick Grasu
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed center Hroniss Grasu to a four-year contract on Friday and have now finished deals for their entire 2015 draft class.
Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers have signed first- round linebacker Shaq Thompson, the 25th overall pick.
Dolphins sign entire draft class
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, cornerback Bobby McCain, running back Jay Ajayi, safety Cedric Thompson and cornerback Tony Lippett.
Brady says he has no reaction to Wells report
Salem, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Brady remains coy on Deflategate.
Raiders sign former Alabama WR Cooper
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday the signing of wideout Amari Cooper, the club's first-round draft selection.
Vikings sign entire draft class
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings signed every member of their 10-player 2015 draft class on Thursday.
Veteran safety Ed Reed retires a Raven
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Ed Reed returned the Baltimore Ravens' active roster one last time.
Cowboys sign undrafted LSU lineman La’el Collins
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed former LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins, who went undrafted last week despite being seen as a potential first-round pick.
Eagles, Agholor agree to 4-year deal
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Thursday that they have reached agreement with wide receiver Nelson Agholor on a four-year contract.
Hill signs tender with Ravens
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens signed safety Will Hill to a restricted free-agent tender on Thursday.
LB Wimbley announces retirement
(SportsNetwork.com) - Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley has retired from the NFL.
Extra Points: The lesson of Deflategate: grow up
(SportsNetwork.com) - Stop being so damn surprised.
Brady agent critical of Wells report
(SportsNetwork.com) - The agent for Tom Brady responded Thursday to the release of the Ted Wells probe on deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game last January and said the report contained "significant and tragic flaws."
Wells report: Pats intentionally deflated balls
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ted Wells has completed his investigation into deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and concluded that team personnel deliberately tried to "circumvent the rules."
Bears sign top two picks
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with first-round draft pick wide receiver Kevin White on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option and second-round draft pick defensive lineman Eddie Goldman on a four-year contract Wednesday.
Extra Points: Race-based criticism of Kelly is off the mark
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Patriots release CB Dennard
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was among three players placed on waivers by the New England Patriots Tuesday.
James Jones among Raiders cuts
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wide receiver James Jones was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, along with guard Kevin Boothe and linebacker Miles Burris.
Chiefs waive Pryor, three others
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that four players were waived, among them quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
49ers sign QB Dylan Thompson
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers signed nine undrafted free agents on Tuesday, including former South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson.
Extra Points: Draft report cards: The AFC
(SportsNetwork.com) - Here's an early look at how the AFC teams fared during the 2015 NFL Draft:
Cardinals TE John Carlson retires
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson has decided to retire.
Texans, Mercilus agree to extension
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans announced Monday that the team has signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a contract extension.
Baton Rouge PD: Collins not a suspect in slaying
(SportsNetwork.com) - Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday as part of an investigation into the recent homicide of the undrafted NFL prospect's former girlfriend and newborn son.
Broncos waive T Cornick, WR Kelley
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos waived tackle Paul Cornick and wide receiver Jeremy Kelley on Monday.
Extra Points: Draft report cards: The NFC
(SportsNetwork.com) - Here's an early look at how the NFC teams fared during the 2015 NFL Draft:
Vikings pick up fifth-year options on LT Kalil, S Smith
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they have picked up the fifth-year options on left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith.
NFL Draft Update, Day 3
Extra Points: Packers get greedy at QB position
(SportsNetwork.com) - We all remember one Brett that worked out pretty well in Green Bay but expecting another to make it three Hall of Famers in a row at the game's most important position is probably a stretch.
Petty, Hundley headline Day 3 draft picks
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Petty didn't have to wait long to finally have his name called on Day 3 of the NFL draft. For fellow quarterback Brett Hundley, the delay took a bit longer.
Jets grab Baylor QB Petty in 4th round
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty didn't have to wait long to finally have his name called on Day 3 of the NFL draft, with the New York Jets selecting the 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year with the fourth pick of the fourth round.
No. 1 pick Winston signs with Bucs
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Less than 24 hours after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cowboys end Gregory’s slide late in 2nd round
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys finally ended Randy Gregory's free fall.
NFL Draft Update, Day 2
Extra Points: Cowboys take Day 2 risk on Gregory
(SportsNetwork.com) - There is no truth to the rumor that the Dallas Cowboys plan to replace their iconic star with a red flag but Jerry Jones sure doesn't mind taking a chance or two.
Texans sign S Stevie Brown
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed veteran safety Stevie Brown.
Extra Points: ’Dateline NFL,’ whispers derail Collins
(SportsNetwork.com) - Talented LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins was either done in by circumstance or iniquity on Thursday night at the NFL Draft.
NFL Draft: Pick-by-Pick Analysis
(SportsNetwork.com) - The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft concluded Thursday night from Chicago, as teams began the three-day draft process by bolstering their rosters with the best rookie talent.
QBs Winston, Mariota drafted 1-2 by Bucs, Titans
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jameis Winston watched from a friend's home in Alabama as he heard his name called in Chicago.
Broncos swap with Lions, select LB Ray
Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - The Denver Broncos swapped first-round picks with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, moving up from No. 28 to 23 overall to select Missouri linebacker Shane Ray.
Extra Points: Desperate Titans ignore the suitors
(SportsNetwork.com) - Let's just say the quarterback position has been a problem in Nashville since the late Steve McNair left for Baltimore in 2006.
NFL Draft Update, Day 1
(SportsNetwork.com) - With the 32nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Malcolm Brown, defensive lineman from Texas.