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» Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seahawks need to get healthy in mind and body, improve blocking

12:40 AM

RENTON, Wash. -- Injuries to key players, an offensive line that floundered for most of the season and a star player ripping both coordinators in sideline outbursts all ultimately contributed to a premature end to the Seahawks' season.

» Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Rodgers’ strong hands pivotal in Packers victory in Dallas

10:02 PM

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn't asked about it in the jubilation that followed the Packers' 34-31 upset win over the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Packers’ Peppers dodges retirement question, relishing another opportunity

9:34 PM

The retirement question came up for Julius Peppers as he fulfilled his NFC Championship week media obligation at the podium Wednesday.

Ryan can prove he’s MVP vs. Packers, Rodgers

8:36 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Pro Football Writers of America selected quarterback Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons as the NFL's 2016 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

NFL notebook: Ryan, Mack receive player of the year honors

7:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who led the top-scoring offense in the NFL with franchise records in passing yards and touchdowns, was selected as the 2016 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.

After Chiefs’ loss to Steelers, Reid played it again

7:14 PM

KANSAS CITY -- A couple hours after Kansas City's 18-16 loss to Pittsburgh, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left Arrowhead Stadium, drove down the hill and pulled into his parking spot at the team's nearby facility.

Patriots have been here before, don’t take it for granted

6:49 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Coach Bill Belichick and handful of New England players held press conferences on Wednesday in front of an AFC Championship Game backdrop at Gillette Stadium.

Packers WR Adams not expected to practice until weekend

6:41 PM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams isn't expected to practice until the weekend as the team prepares for its NFC Championship Game against the host Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Bills hire Skipper as RB coach

6:10 PM

The Buffalo Bills named Kelly Skipper as their new running backs coach on Wednesday.

Dynamic rookies give Cowboys bright future

6:01 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys ultimately didn't get it done.

Steelers S Davis fined, will appeal

5:38 PM

Rookie safety Sean Davis of the Pittsburgh Steelers told reporters on Wednesday he was fined approximately $24,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley last weekend.

Best of AFC’s best as Steelers face Patriots

5:21 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The two most successful teams from the AFC since the NFL merger in 1970 will meet in this year's conference title game. The winner will be the first team in NFL history to play in nine Super Bowls.

Packers WR Adams not expected to practice until weekend

4:42 PM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams isn't expected to practice until the weekend as the team prepares for its NFC Championship Game against the host Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Jones misses practice, expected to face Green Bay

4:38 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are exercising caution with All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, who participated in Wednesday's walkthrough before sitting out practice.

Ravens long snapper Cox to return to Pro Bowl

3:34 PM

Baltimore Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox was added to the Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday for the second straight season.

Falcons’ Blank on losing Shanahan: It’s ’a big loss’

3:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank admits the likelihood of losing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers is a "big loss."

PFWA tabs Ryan as MVP, Mack as Defensive Player of Year

2:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who led the top-scoring offense in the NFL with franchise records in passing yards and touchdowns, was selected as the 2016 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Falcons’ Quinn, front office build culture with ’DQ guys’

2:06 PM

General manager Thomas Dimitroff and right-hand man Scott Pioli helped push the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC Championship Game with a heavy DQ diet.

Texans to promote Vrabel to DC, keep Crennel

12:35 PM

The Houston Texans are planning to promote linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to defensive coordinator to replace Romeo Crennel, who is expected to stay with the team as assistant head coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Texans to promote Vrabel to DC, keep Crennel

11:47 AM

The Houston Texans are planning to promote linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to defensive coordinator to replace Romeo Crennel, who is expected to stay with the team as assistant head coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Packers WR Nelson unlikely to play vs. Falcons

11:24 AM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson's chances of playing in the NFC Championship Game are slim to none.

Patriots WR Hogan ready for Steelers

11:06 AM

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan will play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a thigh injury.

Steelers’ Brown apologizes for locker room video

1:14 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown issued an apology Tuesday night for his online post that caused an uproar Sunday.

» Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Boras named Bills’ tight end coach

8:30 PM

The Buffalo Bills named Rob Boras as the team's tight ends coach on Tuesday.

Chargers QB Rivers shoots down reports of trade request

7:11 PM

Quarterback Philip Rivers shot down reports Tuesday that stated he asked to be traded in the wake of the Chargers' move from San Diego to Los Angeles.

49ers expected to hire Shanahan

6:56 PM

The San Francisco 49ers plan to offer their vacant head coaching position to Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

NFL notebook: Tomlin apologizes, will punish Brown

6:52 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he regrets the language he used while discussing the New England Patriots in his postgame address to the team after Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

PFWA honors Elliott, Bosa as top rookies

4:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, was named the Rookie of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America on Tuesday.

Steelers coach Tomlin apologizes; WR Brown to face discipline

2:29 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he regrets the language he used while discussing the New England Patriots in his postgame address to the team after Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Broncos elevate Woods to DC, replacing Phillips

1:24 PM

The Denver Broncos promoted defensive backs coach Joe Woods to defensive coordinator on Tuesday.

NFL commish Goodell won’t attend AFC title game

1:05 PM

Roger Goodell won't be walking through that door when the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

95 underclassmen declare for 2017 NFL Draft

12:58 PM

The deadline for eligible underclassmen to enter the 2017 NFL Draft passed with 95 prospects announcing their intention to go pro.

2017 NFL Draft: Top 50, Big Board 1.0

12:52 PM

The 2017 NFL Draft is over three months away, but with the underclassmen additions to the draft pool, it is time to map out the top-rated prospects available in this class.

Jones still non-committal on Romo’s future with Cowboys

12:29 PM

After sticking with rookie sensation Dak Prescott for the stretch run, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the future of four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo with the team is still in flux.

Jackson expresses concern for Panthers’ Newton

10:52 AM

On the heels of one of football's greatest players saying he "would have never played" the game today because of health risks including concussions, Bo Jackson is expressing concern about fellow Auburn alum and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Texans look to boost offense, fire offensive boss Godsey

12:10 AM

George Godsey lost his job Monday as offensive coordinator, consequences of a historically bad Texans offense that struggled mightily to generate points and yards behind the inept play of $72 million quarterback Brock Osweiler.

» Monday, January 16, 2017

Ageless TE Witten has no thoughts about retiring

11:39 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to reflect on his career but expects to return in 2017.

Cowboys’ Elliott just wants NFL investigation to be over

11:28 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- Ezekiel Elliott's season is over, but the ongoing NFL investigation into whether the Dallas Cowboys' rookie running back violated the personal conduct policy after an ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence last summer remains open.

Garrett defends Cowboys’ spike on final possession

11:10 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas coach Jason Garrett has no regrets about spiking the ball on the final offensive possession in the Cowboys' 34-31 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Cowboys swallow bitter pill but look forward to future runs

11:00 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- Losing to the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers in thrilling fashion was a huge letdown and major disappointment for the Dallas Cowboys after going 13-3 in the regular season.

Jets keep G Winters with four-year extension

9:57 PM

New York Jets right guard Brian Winters signed a four-year contract extension on Monday.

Jags add Wheatley as running backs coach

9:40 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach on Monday.

Godsey out as Texans’ OC

9:22 PM

The Houston Texans put together the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL this season, but the offense came up short of expectations mainly because quarterback Brock Osweiler was a major disappointment.

Seahawks’ Sherman nursed ailing knee throughout season

8:12 PM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that cornerback Richard Sherman had a knee injury this season that was never listed on the team's injury report.

Seahawks’ Shead dealing with ’significant’ ACL injury

8:07 PM

Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead sustained a torn ACL in his left knee in Saturday's season-ending loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Seahawks’ Carroll laments squandered opportunities

8:03 PM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll saw similarities between the way their season ended on Saturday and the way his team played all season.

NFL notebook: Shanahan emerging as 49ers’ top choice

6:31 PM

Kyle Shanahan is the favorite to be named head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Poise key for Falcons against Packers

6:30 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gathered the team up on the sidelines in the third quarter of the divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Crosby provides finishing kicks for Packers

6:17 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mason Crosby became a Super Bowl champion in his native state of Texas six years ago.

Rodgers again keeps Packers ticking

6:09 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Give Aaron Rodgers just a few seconds of wiggle room and he's bound to make a play out of supposedly nothing.

Smith, Chiefs waste big opportunity at Arrowhead

5:38 PM

A lot of the postgame focus for the disappointing end to the Kansas City Chiefs' season will fall on quarterback Alex Smith. It will renew the debate on whether Smith is the man capable of leading his team to a championship.

Kelce’s immaturity again proves costly for Chiefs

5:34 PM

Once again, the immaturity of tight end Travis Kelce caused problems for the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC divisional playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Chiefs doomed to another early offseason

5:29 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even under the dark, foggy skies of a major ice storm that did not cause expected chaos in Kansas City, the Chiefs performed as if blinded by the powerful lights of the playoffs in their AFC divisional round game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Pumped for Patriots, Tomlin rips scheduled ’head start’

4:50 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not spotted on a video posted by wide receiver Antonio Brown, but his message to the team following the AFC Divisional Playoff win at Kansas City comes through loud and clear.

Steelers phase out Chiefs, earn rematch with Patriots

4:42 PM

PITTSBURGH -- One week after looking unstoppable on offense, the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn't manage a touchdown in their AFC divisional round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cowboys’ Elliott headlines PFWA All-NFL Team

4:13 PM

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, the league's leading rusher, was among four Dallas Cowboys players named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL Team announced on Monday.

Jaguars to interview Kelly for OC post

2:38 PM

Chip Kelly could be going coast-to-coast again, interviewing to become offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars two weeks after Kelly was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Cowboys RB Elliott seeks ’closure’ on domestic violence probe

2:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see "closure" on the NFL's domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer.

Pumped for Patriots, Tomlin rips scheduled ’head start’

1:47 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not spotted on a video posted by wide receiver Antonio Brown, but his message to the team following the AFC Divisional Playoff win at Kansas City comes through loud and clear.

McDaniels to stay with Patriots, passes on 49ers

1:38 PM

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew from consideration to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers target Falcons OC Shanahan for head coach

1:20 PM

Kyle Shanahan is the favorite to be named head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Chiefs TE Kelce rips ref over holding call on two-point try

10:41 AM

Travis Kelce pinned the Kansas City Chiefs' 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on poor officiating.

Steelers’ Tomlin upset Pats ’spotted’ day and half

10:19 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not spotted on a video posted by wide receiver Antonio Brown, but his message to the team following the AFC Divisional Playoff win at Kansas City comes through loud and clear.

PK Boswell the fourth Killer B for Steelers

1:35 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There were once only three Killer B's as fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers like to call their offensive trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. But there was a fourth Killer B added Sunday night in the Steelers' 18-16 victory over Kansas City in an AFC divisional round game at Arrowhead Stadium.

» Sunday, January 15, 2017

Packers’ win over Cowboys feels ’special’

10:49 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Green Bay Packers have enjoyed a number of special seasons in the past.

No surprises on inactive lists for Steelers, Chiefs

8:31 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As it turned out, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs could have played their AFC Divisional round playoff game on Sunday afternoon at the scheduled time after the weekend ice storm roaming across the Midwest did not cause the type of problems that were expected.

49ers, Cable meet to discuss head coaching vacancy

7:44 PM

The San Francisco 49ers, the only team still looking for a head coach, interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable for their vacant head coaching job, the team announced on its website Sunday.

No surprises on active lists for Steelers, Chiefs

7:29 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As it turned out, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs could have played their AFC Divisional round playoff game on Sunday afternoon at the scheduled time after the weekend ice storm roaming across the Midwest did not cause the type of problems that were expected.

NFL notebook: League continues inquiry of Cowboys RB Elliott

6:12 PM

The NFL continues its investigation of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer.

Seahawks’ Hester expected to retire

6:11 PM

Devin Hester's brief stay with the Seattle Seahawks is over -- and it appears that he's ready to call it a career.

Falcons lose DE Clayborn for rest of postseason

4:38 PM

The Atlanta Falcons lost veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn for the remainder of the playoffs after he suffered a torn biceps in the 36-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.

Packers CB Rollins out, but Randall available

4:23 PM

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall was active, but fellow corner Quinten Rollins will miss Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Steelers-Chiefs game to go on as scheduled

3:54 PM

Kansas City was mostly spared from the ice storm that prompted the NFL to delay the start to Sunday night for the Pittsburgh Steelers-Chiefs divisional playoff game.

Jones has no problem with Cowboys using Romo against Packers

3:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he is not worried if veteran quarterback Tony Romo must relieve rookie sensation Dak Prescott in Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.

Rutgers’ alum have red-letter day for Patriots

3:09 PM

New England safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon and cornerback Logan Ryan all played college football together at Rutgers before being drafted by the Patriots.

Nelson eyes playing next week if Packers advance

2:52 PM

Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who already was ruled out with cracked ribs for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, hopes to play next week if his team advances to the NFC title game.

Patriots, Belichick did just ’enough’ to advance

2:39 PM

Most teams advancing to the conference championship game would be ecstatic, almost regardless of how they got the job done.

Zimmer: No timetable on Vikings QB Bridgewater’s return

12:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer doesn't know when Teddy Bridgewater will return in 2017 as the quarterback recovers from a torn ACL and left knee dislocation.

NFL continues inquiry of Cowboys RB Elliott over assault claims

11:33 AM

The NFL continues its investigation of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer.

Texans NT Wilfork considering retirement

1:28 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Houston nose tackle Vince Wilfork says he still isn't sure if Saturday night marked the end of his distinguished career.

Lewis produces record-setting perfornance for Patriots

1:13 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Dion Lewis assessed his performance in Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans a little bit differently than most.

» Saturday, January 14, 2017

Falcons’ defense goes prime time with showing against Seahawks

10:04 PM

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons' high-scoring offense naturally gets most of the attention, but Atlanta's aggressive young defense has also played a part in getting the team one victory away from a Super Bowl appearance.

Texans S Demps misses playoff game against Patriots

8:27 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps was inactive for Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots with a hamstring injury.

Seahawks’ Shead carted off field

6:37 PM

ATLANTA -- Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead sustained a knee injury in the third quarter of Seattle's playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday and was taken to the locker room on a cart.

NFL notebook: Raiders expected to file relocation papers

5:44 PM

The Oakland Raiders are expected to file the necessary paperwork in the coming weeks to relocate the NFL franchise to Las Vegas.

Seattle RB Prosise out vs. Falcons

3:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise was ruled out for Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Patriots WR Mitchell (knee) expected out vs. Texans

1:53 PM

New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is not expected to play in Saturday night's divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans because of a knee injury.

Raiders expected to file relocation papers to move to Vegas

12:48 PM

The Oakland Raiders are expected to file the necessary paperwork in the coming weeks to relocate the NFL franchise to Las Vegas.

» Friday, January 13, 2017

NFL notebook: Storm pushes back Steelers-Chiefs kickoff

7:27 PM

The NFL decided Friday to delay the kickoff time of Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1:05 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. because of an impending ice storm.

Former Ravens executive David Modell dies at 56

7:14 PM

David Modell, the former president of the Baltimore Ravens, died Friday afternoon after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

NFL divisional playoffs GameScout: Packers at Cowboys

7:11 PM

Green Bay Packers (11-6) at Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

NFL divisional playoffs GameScout: Steelers at Chiefs

7:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

NFL divisional playoffs GameScout: Texans at Patriots

7:09 PM

Houston Texans (10-7) at New England Patriots (14-2)

NFL divisional playoffs GameScout: Seahawks at Falcons

7:07 PM

Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

NFL divisional playoffs: Keys to all games

7:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

Bills add Frazier, two others, to coaching staff

6:13 PM

The Buffalo Bills reached agreements to add three coaches to their staff, including defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Patriots RB Blount ready for Texans

5:55 PM

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was removed from the injury report on Friday.

NFL Injury Report

5:38 PM

Divisional Playoffs Injury Report

Buccaneers retain defensive coordinator Smith

4:44 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive coordinator Mike Smith to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ending speculation he would leave after one season to take one of the NFL's open head-coaching positions.

NFL divisional playoffs: Keys to all games

4:06 PM

Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

NFL divisional playoffs GameScout: Steelers at Chiefs

4:00 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

Seahawks, Falcons nearly at full strength

3:48 PM

The Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons are nearly at complete full strength entering Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Atlanta.

Weather forces Steelers-Chiefs to be moved to Sunday night

3:43 PM

The NFL decided Friday to delay the kickoff time of Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1:05 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. because of an impending ice storm.

San Diego Mayor says Chargers will regret move to Los Angeles

3:41 PM

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer wasn't thrilled with the way he deemed Chargers owner Dean Spanos fumbled the team's departure to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Rams hire McVay; he becomes youngest head coach

3:40 PM

The Los Angeles Rams hired Sean McVay as head coach on Thursday after he impressed the organization in two separate interviews.

Lynn is in as Chargers’ new head coach

3:39 PM

Just hours after the Chargers announced they were moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, they selected former Buffalo Bills interim head coach and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn as their next head coach, multiple media outlets reported Thursday night.

Packers WR Nelson (ribs) out vs. Cowboys

3:39 PM

The Green Bay Packers ruled out leading wide receiver Jordy Nelson with a rib injury for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Steelers’ Porter reinstated, will coach vs. Chiefs

3:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was reinstated by the team Friday and will return to the sidelines for Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs after charges were reduced from an alleged altercation at a bar.

Special teams coach DeCamillis bolts Broncos for Jaguars

1:50 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Joe DeCamillis as special teams coordinator on Friday.

Reports: Rams hire Phillips as DC

12:25 AM

Wade Phillips is heading west, joining the Los Angeles Rams as the new defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

» Thursday, January 12, 2017

Packers delay decision on WR Nelson’s status

8:35 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As expected, there was no change in the status of injured Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Thursday.

NFL notebook: San Diego mayor angered by Chargers’ move to L.A.

8:02 PM

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer wasn't thrilled with the way he deemed Chargers owner Dean Spanos fumbled the team's departure to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Vince Young sentenced to probation for drunk driving

6:46 PM

Former Texas star and NFL quarterback Vince Young pleaded no contest to a drunk-driving charge on Thursday and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

Charges reduced against Steelers’ Porter

4:24 PM

Charges against Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter were reduced Thursday after a district attorney's office viewed video of Sunday's incident outside of a bar.

Ravens add former Bills OC Roman to coaching staff

4:00 PM

The Baltimore Ravens hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman as the team's senior offensive assistant/tight ends coach on Thursday.

Steelers LB Dupree fined for hit on Dolphins QB Moore

3:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree told ESPN that he was fined $18,231 by the NFL for his hit on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore during Sunday's AFC wild-card game.

Miller: Home teams brace for tough road in divisional round

2:21 PM

Home teams won all four first-round playoff games by at least two touchdowns and are favored to win all the games again this weekend. But the point spreads are narrow (except for New England against Houston) and history tells us to expect at least one upset.

Patriots RB Blount sidelined by illness

1:42 PM

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount sat out practice for the second day in a row on Thursday due to illness.

Chargers officially announce move to Los Angeles

1:32 PM

The Chargers are bolting to Los Angeles and leaving San Diego behind.

Chargers officially announce move to Los Angeles

12:07 PM

The Chargers are bolting to Los Angeles and leaving San Diego behind.

Chargers officially announce move to Los Angeles

11:56 AM

The Chargers are bolting to Los Angeles and leaving San Diego behind.

Report: Former Bills OC Roman to join Ravens

11:13 AM

Former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman is joining the Baltimore Ravens, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday, citing a source.

Bradshaw backpedals on Tomlin ’cheerleader’ comment

10:48 AM

Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw lamented his word choice when revisiting comments he made last month about Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Miller: Home teams brace for tough road in divisional round

10:22 AM

Home teams won all four first-round playoff games by at least two touchdowns and are favored to win all the games again this weekend. But the point spreads are narrow (except for New England against Houston) and history tells us to expect at least one upset.

Texans’ Griffin returns home to face Patriots

1:15 AM

HOUSTON -- Growing up in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin was a passionate fan of the New England Patriots.

Texans’ No. 1 pass defense faces big test against Patriots’ Brady

1:12 AM

HOUSTON -- Eyes fixated downfield while the chaos of flailing bodies surrounds him, New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady maintains a singular focus in the pocket as he calmly locates his targets.

Caldwell ’encouraged’ by Lions’ 2016 season

12:47 AM

As disappointed as the Detroit Lions were to lose their final four games, Jim Caldwell said the program took a major step forward this year in his third season as coach.

Texans secondary hope they can contain Brady

12:22 AM

HOUSTON -- Eyes fixated downfield while the chaos of flailing bodies surrounds him, New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady maintains a singular focus in the pocket as he calmly locates his targets downfield.

» Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Elliott key to Dallas attack as usual

11:40 PM

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott had a little fender pender Wednesday morning that scared the entire Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Report: Chargers to relocate in Los Angeles

10:45 PM

After 21 years with no NFL teams, Los Angeles is likely to get a second club in a span of 12 months.

Bills hire Panthers DC McDermott as next head coach

10:26 PM

The Buffalo Bills hired Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their head coach two weeks after firing Rex Ryan.

QB Wilson felt great playing without knee brace

10:16 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played without a brace on his knee last Saturday against the Detroit Lions for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee in a September game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Seahawks hope to have Prosise back this week

10:10 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise could return to the lineup this Saturday after missing the last seven weeks with a fractured scapula.

Seahawks hoping history repeats itself

10:02 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have often referred to their playoff loss at Atlanta in 2012 as a major catalyst that vaulted the team to consecutive Super Bowl trips in 2013 and 2014. The subject came up again this offseason as Seattle looked to use their divisional round loss to Carolina last January as a similar springboard for their 2016 campaign.

Broncos hire Dolphins DC Joseph as coach

9:33 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Packers confident heading to Dallas Sunday

9:23 PM

GREEN BAY -- Can you blame Aaron Rodgers for all but guaranteeing that Sunday's game in North Texas won't have the end result expected by many?

Bills turn to Panthers DC McDermott as head coach

9:13 PM

The Buffalo Bills hired Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their head coach two weeks after firing Rex Ryan.

NFL notebook: Broncos, Bills hire head coaches

8:34 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Steelers wary of ball-hawking Chiefs

8:22 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers had a dominating performance in their 30-12 victory over Miami in the AFC wild card game Sunday.

Falcons-Seahawks sideshow: Jones vs. Sherman

7:51 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The last game ended in controversy with Seattle's Richard Smith dragging Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones to the ground.

Broncos promote Joseph to head coach

7:42 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Chiefs-Steelers figures to be give-and-take

7:41 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's the time of the NFL year when the word turnover gets thrown around a lot. That's especially true in places like Buffalo, Denver, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, where there is turnover with coaches, front office or both.

Dolphins credit Gase, staff for resurgence

6:22 PM

DAVIE, Fla. -- It was an outstanding season for the Miami Dolphins, who finished with a surprising 10-6 record and earned their first playoff berth since 2008.

Rams RB Mason arrested in Florida

6:04 PM

Embattled running back Tre Mason of the Los Angeles Rams was arrested as a result of an ATV incident that occurred in July, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Texans have some defense against Patriots

5:55 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (14-2) are the heavy favorite in Saturday night's divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans (10-7) at Gillette Stadium.

Broncos hire Dolphins DC Joseph as coach

5:15 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Manziel to sign autographs for money prior to Super Bowl

5:09 PM

Johnny Manziel may be an unemployed quarterback but he will be making money during Super Bowl week.

Broncos hire Dolphins DC Joseph as coach

4:31 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Bills turn to Panthers DC McDermott as head coach

4:25 PM

The Buffalo Bills agreed to hire Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their head coach two weeks after firing Rex Ryan, according to reports Wednesday.

Broncos hire Dolphins DC Joseph as coach

2:58 PM

The Denver Broncos didn't waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Bills target Panthers DC McDermott as head coach

12:27 PM

The Buffalo Bills are targeting Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head-coaching opening.

Cowboys RB Elliott fine after minor fender-bender

11:51 AM

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor two-car accident close to the team's headquarters on Wednesday morning, but the rookie was not injured.

NFL Note - Kansas City Chiefs Charles, Jamaal

3:48 AM

RB Jamaal Charles wrote on his personal website that he is uncertain about his future after undergoing knee surgery in November. "I honestly don't know what the future holds for me," the 30-year-old said after being placed on injured reserve Nov. 1 with a meniscus tear in his right knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who also cleaned out Charles' left knee. Both procedures were minor. Charles is owed $7 million in salary and bonuses next season and will "almost certainly" be asked to take a pay cut, NFL.com reports.

» Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Packers WR Allison facing marijuana charge

8:32 PM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison is scheduled to appear in court later this month on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

NFL notebook: Raiders OC Musgrave not expected to return

7:23 PM

The Oakland Raiders are parting ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave despite having the sixth-ranked offense in the NFL this season.

Bears sign WR Randle to futures contract

7:04 PM

The Chicago Bears signed veteran wide receiver Rueben Randle to a reserve/futures contract Tuesday.

Raiders OC Musgrave not expected to return

7:00 PM

The Oakland Raiders are parting ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave despite having the sixth-ranked offense in the NFL this season.

Texans try to quiet noise about O’Brien’s future

3:39 PM

HOUSTON -- The noise surrounding the future of Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien hasn't quieted down despite owner Bob McNair insisting he won't be fired and the two-time AFC South champion having two years remaining on a five-year contract.

Steelers coach Tomlin takes blame for Roethlisberger injury

3:17 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed the finger at himself for the play call that resulted in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injuring his right foot late in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Falcons to face big brothers in Seahawks

3:07 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn served two stints in Seattle and was their defensive coordinator from 2013-2015.

Chiefs RB Charles uncertain about future after knee surgery

2:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles wrote on his personal website that he is uncertain about his future after undergoing surgery on both knees in November.

» Monday, January 9, 2017

Lions’ Stafford eyes rest in bid to heal injured finger

10:20 PM

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reiterated that he won't need surgery on his injured right middle finger.

Caldwell sees loftier heights ahead for Lions

10:16 PM

Few people picked the Detroit Lions to make the playoffs this season, but coach Jim Caldwell disputed the notion that his 9-7 team overachieved.

Texans QB Savage clears concussion protocol

9:12 PM

Houston Texans backup quarterback Tom Savage has been cleared under the mandatory NFL concussion testing protocol after missing Saturday's playoff win against the Oakland Raiders.

O’Brien thrilled to be working with Texans

9:04 PM

The noise surrounding the future of Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien hasn't quieted down despite owner Bob McNair insisting he won't be fired.

Packers QB Rodgers on Hail Mary success: ’It’s fun’

8:38 PM

Aaron Rodgers has the throw down pat, but practice doesn't necessarily make what the daring quarterback seemingly has perfected.

Packers WR Nelson’s playoff availability in question

8:34 PM

The Green Bay Packers' seventh straight victory - and their most important win, to date - didn't come without a potentially tough break.

Dolphins struggled to run in the cold

8:33 PM

Miami was bounced from the playoffs by Pittsburgh, 30-12, in an AFC wildcard game at Heinz Field played in bone-chilling conditions.

Jaguars to retain Marrone as coach, hire Coughlin

8:03 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted Doug Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time position and hired Tom Coughlin as executive vice president of football operations on Monday.

Seahawks WR Richardson healthy, contributing

7:59 PM

It was two years ago this week when Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a torn ACL in a Divisional Round victory over the Carolina Panthers. After last year was almost completely derailed by injuries, Richardson is stepping up to fill the shoes of an injured Tyler Lockett.

Seahawks FB Reece enjoying first taste of postseason

7:52 PM

Seattle Seahawks fullback Marcel Reece never once made the playoffs in eight years with the Oakland Raiders.

Seahawks RB Rawls steps up when it counts

7:47 PM

Thomas Rawls roused a struggling Seahawks rushing attack from its slumber to carry Seattle to a 26-6 victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

Giants GM on WR Beckham: ’He has to help himself’

7:45 PM

Ever since setting foot onto an NFL field, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wanted to be known as the best at his position.

Veteran WR Cruz wants to return Giants in 2017

7:39 PM

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz made it through his first NFL campaign since back-to-back injuries that wiped out most of his 2014 season and all of 2015.

New York’s offense takes Giant step back

7:33 PM

The expectations were that Year 3 in Ben McAdoo's system combined with the return of Victor Cruz and the drafting of rookie Paul Perkins would take the New York Giants' offense to newer heights.

NFL notebook: Steelers put assistant Porter on leave

7:26 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter on leave Monday after his arrest outside a bar on Sunday night, hours after the team's 30-12 AFC wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.

Steelers must plan for Chiefs’ Hill in rematch

6:36 PM

When the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers met at Heinz Field back in early October, rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill's on-field impact had not really been exposed.

Chiefs coach Reid remains mum about contract

6:32 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs' front office is reportedly planning to discuss a contract extension with head coach Andy Reid upon the completion of the 2016 season. Reid has one more season remaining on the five-year deal he signed with the club in Jan. 2013.

Reid, Chiefs relatively silent ahead of Steelers rematch

6:26 PM

NFL head coaches are some of the greatest sports orators around when it comes to the understatement. As a group, they do not wish to reveal anything, at any time and couch their words so as little information as possible is provided to the listener -- and especially the next opponent.

Patriots’ McDaniels, Patricia do their jobs amid interviews

5:58 PM

Josh McDaniels had interviews with the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars last Saturday regarding the teams' vacant head coaching jobs.

Patriots stay focused on Texans in playoff rematch

5:52 PM

Bill Belichick and his coaches will spend this week convincing Patriots players that the Texans team headed to Gillette Stadium for Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff game is a far cry from the Houston squad that New England shut out 27-0 back in Week 3.

Jaguars to retain Marrone as coach, hire Coughlin

5:22 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly prepared to promote Doug Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time position.

Packers WR Nelson will not practice all week

4:54 PM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hospitalized Sunday night after sustaining a rib injury in Sunday's 38-13 rout of the New York Giants in the NFC wild-card round, but has returned to the team's facilities.

Steelers assistant coach Porter placed on leave after arrest

4:16 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter on leave Monday following his arrest outside a bar on Sunday night, hours after the team's 30-12 AFC wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.

Raiders succumb to painful, predictable fate

4:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders' season ended predictably, but their fate wasn't any less difficult to deal with for those intimately involved.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger downplays foot injury

3:51 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out of the walking boot on his right foot after an MRI exam Monday showed "nothing severe" to an old injury suffered in Sunday's AFC wild-card game.

Steelers RB Bell conjures up great memories

3:32 PM

PITTSBURGH -- Running back Le'Veon Bell has drawn comparisons to Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk because of his ability to run and catch out of the backfield.

Steelers brace for revenge-minded Chiefs

3:21 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers won a rematch from the regular season in the wild card round of the playoffs. Now their opponent in the divisional round will try to do the same against the Steelers.

Steelers assistant coach Porter released from jail

12:44 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was released from jail Monday after posting bond for his arrest outside a bar, hours after the team's 30-12 AFC wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.

Steelers coach Porter arrested after nightclub incident

12:09 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was detained by police and transported to jail Sunday night after an altercation with an officer, according to multiple media reports.

» Sunday, January 8, 2017

Steelers coach Porter arrested after nightclub incident

11:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was detained by police offers and transported to jail Sunday night after an altercation with an officer, according to multiple media reports.

Reports: Emotional OBJ punched hole in wall postgame

11:15 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. punched a hole in a wall after the New York Giants' 38-13 playoff loss to the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday, according to multiple media reports.

One play changes the Packers-Giants game

11:12 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers rolled out to his right and, from about midfield, uncorked a Hail Mary pass that soared high into the frigid Green Bay air. The ball looked like it was headed out of the end zone, then dropped practically straight down. Receiver Randall Cobb, behind four Steelers defenders in the back of the end zone, made an uncontested catch for a Hail Mary touchdown.

Steelers assistant coach Porter detained by police

10:52 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was detained by police offers on Sunday night after an altercation with a police officer, according to Chris Mueller of the Beaver County Times.

Matchups, times set for divisional playoffs

9:33 PM

After a wild-card weekend that featured no close results, the top seeds jump into action in the divisional playoffs next Saturday and Sunday.

Packers’ Nelson leaves game with injury

7:05 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A hard hit by New York Giants safety Leon Hall knocked out Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson from Sunday's NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field.

Packers’ Nelson leaves game with injury

6:45 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A hard hit by New York Giants safety Leon Hall knocked out Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson from Sunday's NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field.

Steelers fire on all cylinders, appear worthy of challenging Patriots

6:19 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The New England Patriots sailed through the NFL season with a 14-2 record, securing the top seed in the AFC playoffs and it would seem, based on various projections from coast to coast, a direct path to the Super Bowl.

NFL notebook: Williams named Browns defensive coordinator

6:16 PM

The Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton after one season and hired Gregg Williams to become the new coordinator, the team announced Sunday.

Roethlisberger in walking boot, says he’ll play next week

6:03 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared in a walking boot on his right foot after Sunday's 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins in the AFC wild-card game.

Packers WR Cobb returns from ankle injury vs. Giants

4:29 PM

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was active for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants.

Chiefs want to extend Reid’s contract

2:32 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are part of the postseason for the third time in four seasons under Andy Reid and reportedly will offer a contract extension to the veteran coach after the season.

Williams replaces Horton as Browns defensive coordinator

2:15 PM

The Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton after one season and hired Gregg Williams to become the new coordinator, the team announced Sunday.

Steelers TE Green (concussion) out vs. Dolphins

12:22 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green was declared inactive for Sunday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins due to a concussion.

Williams replaces Horton as Browns defensive coordinator

12:01 PM

The Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton after one season and hired Gregg Williams to become the new coordinator, the team announced Sunday.

Williams to replace Horton as Browns’ defensive coordinator

11:45 AM

The Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton after one season and Gregg Williams agreed in principle to become the new coordinator, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Lions never find a way to stop Seahawks’ Rawls

12:44 AM

SEATTLE -- After a frustrating regular season, Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls finally broke out Saturday night -- in a big way.

» Saturday, January 7, 2017

Texans’ Clowney, Mercilus turn heat up on Cook, Raiders

10:43 PM

HOUSTON -- It didn't require much effort to unearth social media commentary against the gratuitous camera shots of injured Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt cheerleading on the sideline on Saturday.

NFL notebook: Browns’ Hamilton mulling Harbaugh reunion

6:56 PM

Cleveland Browns associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton is considering leaving the team to reunite with Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, according to reports Saturday.

QB McGloin (shoulder) is Raider backup

4:32 PM

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin is active as the backup to rookie Connor Cook for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

Browns’ Hamilton considers joining Harbaugh at Michigan

12:04 PM

Cleveland Browns associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton is considering leaving the team to reunite with Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, according to reports Saturday.

Week 18 GameScout: Lions at Seahawks

11:30 AM

DETROIT LIONS (9-7) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-5-1)

Lions downgrade C Swanson to out vs. Seahawks

11:27 AM

The Detroit Lions downgraded center Travis Swanson to out for Saturday night's wild-card playoff game in Seattle against the Seahawks.

» Friday, January 6, 2017

Dolphins WR Landry fined $48K for TD celebration

8:56 PM

Jarvis Landry's touchdown celebration last weekend was a costly one.

NFL notebook: Falcons QB Ryan tops All-Pro team

6:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan beat out New England's Tom Brady on the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team announced Friday.

NFL injury report

5:34 PM

NFL Wild Card Injury report

Texans QB Savage officially ruled out vs. Raiders

5:11 PM

The Houston Texans officially ruled out quarterback Tom Savage with a concussion for Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders.

Lions LB Levy questionable for Seahawks

4:41 PM

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was listed as questionable for Saturday night's NFC wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Giants DE Pierre-Paul to miss game versus Packers

4:10 PM

The New York Giants officially ruled out defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for Sunday's wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers.

Steelers TE Green questionable for Dolphins

3:29 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and is questionable for Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins.

Falcons QB Ryan heads NFL All-Pro Team

2:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan beat out New England's Tom Brady on the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team announced Friday.

Colts decide to retain Pagano, Grigson

10:38 AM

The Indianapolis Colts are bringing back head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson for the 2017 season, according to multiple reports Friday.

» Thursday, January 5, 2017

NFL notebook: Tannehill ruled out of Dolphins’ game vs. Steelers

7:32 PM

The Miami Dolphins officially ruled out Ryan Tannehill on Thursday for their wild-card game Sunday against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

Saints fire five assistants, including Vitt

6:56 PM

The New Orleans Saints made sweeping changes on their coaching staff, as five assistant coaches were fired, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

NFL suspends Dallas DE Gregory for at least one year

6:53 PM

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended without pay for at least one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the third time.

Gase: Injured Dolphins QB Tannehill needs more time

5:23 PM

The Miami Dolphins officially ruled out Ryan Tannehill on Thursday for their wild-card game Sunday against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

Veteran LB Hawk plans to retire

3:40 PM

Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk has announced his intention to retire after an 11-year NFL career.

Cardinals added WR Dobson, P Leone

1:43 PM

The Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots effectively have swapped wide receivers.

Jets owner Johnson firmly behind Bowles

1:26 PM

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Thursday he isn't interested in declaring a playoffs-or-bust mandate for coach Todd Bowles in 2017.

Redskins fire coordinator Barry, assistants

1:25 PM

The Washington Redskins' defensive struggles went a long way in preventing the club from reaching the postseason.

Patriots TE Bennett feels home in New England

12:19 PM

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett may have finally found a home.

Bills QB Taylor’s surgery puts $27.5M in play

12:09 PM

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor underwent surgery to repair a core muscle issue on Thursday.

Bills QB Taylor’s surgery puts $27.5M in play

11:52 AM

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor underwent surgery to repair a core muscle issue on Thursday.

Playoff forecast: Heating up in Green Bay

11:22 AM

Give the NFL credit for knowing how to stretch out the anticipation on the first playoff weekend. We begin with a matchup of quarterback-stressed teams, Oakland at Houston, and finish with the two best teams playing on the opening weekend, the New York Giants at Green Bay.

Packers’ Rodgers, Steelers’ Bell ring up December honors

11:18 AM

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell were named NFL Offensive Player of the month of December/January for their respective conferences on Thursday.

Dolphins QB Tannehill out vs. Steelers

11:14 AM

The Miami Dolphins officially ruled out Ryan Tannehill on Thursday for their wild-card game Sunday against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cardinals have a happy quandary: Two capable left tackles

12:31 AM

Most NFL teams are lucky if they find one left tackle who is talented, durable and dependable enough to protect their quarterback's blind side. In the case of the Arizona Cardinals, it now appears they have two who can do the job quite well.

ZZ (Zenner) becomes top Lions runner

12:21 AM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Zach Zenner may not be the Detroit Lions' long-term solution at running back, not with the team expected to address the position in some form or fashion this offseason. But the second-year rusher is the Lions' answer at the position for now.

» Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Inconsistent Seahawks brace for Lions’ arrival

10:50 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks haven't lost a home playoff game since 2004. The Detroit Lions haven't won a road playoff game since 1957. The Seahawks are hoping to keep both of those streaks intact in their wild-card round matchup with the Lions on Saturday.

49ers face busy offseason

10:34 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Fittingly, the 49ers' season ended Jan. 1 with the television cameras focused on Colin Kaepernick on the sidelines.

Moore expected to start at QB Sunday

9:57 PM

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore seems more and more likely to get the start Sunday at Pittsburgh in the AFC wild-card game. Ryan Tannehill still hasn't practiced yet.

Packers know not to sleep on visiting Giants

9:30 PM

GREEN BAY -- A season after the Green Bay Packers stunned most of NFL Nation by becoming the second No. 6 seed to win the Super Bowl, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a hunch that playing for a repeat title would happen.

Giants primed for challenge of facing Rodgers

9:27 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For as well as New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo knows Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, trying to figure out how to stop the two-time league MVP in this weekend's wild-card matchup at Green Bay has definitely created some additional sleepless nights.

Osweiler relishes chance at redemption

8:43 PM

HOUSTON -- Ever since the day he was benched, Brock Osweiler has worn his helmet on the Houston Texans' sideline to monitor the plays while hoping for another opportunity to be the starting quarterback.

Cowboys don’t want replay of 2007

8:24 PM

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys finished 13-3. They have the best record in the NFC and they have a first-round bye.

QB Cook glad for chance with Raiders

7:54 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Welcome to the NFL, Connor Cook.

NFL notebook: Raiders turn to Cook for playoff opener

7:50 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook will make his first career NFL start in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans, coach Jack Del Rio announced Wednesday.

Bears (3-13) stick with Fox, Pace

7:28 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The McCaskey ownership family continues to support Chicago Bears coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace after a 3-13 season, although it doesn't say anything about future seasons.

Ryan, Falcons look to improve playoff record

7:07 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't feel there's any added playoff pressure on him after a three-year hiatus.

Ryan, Falcons looks to improve playoff record

7:01 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't feel there's any added playoff pressure on him after a three-year hiatus.

Bucs (9-7) on the rise under Koetter

6:13 PM

TAMPA -- The lack of a consistent running game, injuries to Doug Martin and Charles Sims, and a defense that did not catch fire until midway through the season probably prevented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from reaching the playoffs in the first year under Dirk Koetter.

Patriots know the drill on playoff bye week

5:51 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Devin McCourty, Pro Bowl safety and defensive captain of the New England Patriots has been to the postseason in each of his first seven NFL seasons and each of the trips to the playoff has included a bye week.

Steelers’ Tomlin refuses to warm up to weather edge

5:51 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers should have an advantage when it comes to the weather conditions Sunday. The high is expected to be only 23 degrees with wind child dipping into the teens or single digits. The Dolphins played the majority of their games in much warmer weather, including eight games in sunny Miami.

Steelers’ Big Three set for bright lights of postseason

5:46 PM

For the first time in their four seasons together, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will play as a unit in a playoff game Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC wild card game.

Coaching carousel: Lions jump off, but plenty others still on

5:45 PM

While many turns of the NFL's coaching carousel have yet to take place, the Detroit Lions were quick to get off the ride on Wednesday by confirming that Jim Caldwell will remain as the team's coach heading into the 2017 season.

Bills find themselves back at square one

5:21 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Familiarity breeds contempt. That's the overwhelming feeling of Buffalo Bills fans who must sit back and watch the Bills hit the reset button yet again.

Savage won’t be Texans backup QB vs. Raiders

5:06 PM

Quarterback Tom Savage remains in the NFL's concussion and will not back up Brock Osweiler in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders.

Chiefs, Reid have turned byes into an advantage

4:46 PM

KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Chiefs have a not-so secret weapon as they wait to see who they'll play on January 15 in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs -- Andy Reid and his coaching staff.

Raiders QB Cook to start wild-card game vs. Texans

4:29 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook will make his first career NFL start in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans, coach Jack Del Rio announced Wednesday.

Lions to bring back Caldwell in 2017

3:42 PM

The Detroit Lions will keep head coach Jim Caldwell through at least next season, ending speculation Wednesday as the team prepares for Saturday night's wild-card game.

Colts’ Mathis ends career as player of week

3:06 PM

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17 in the final game of his career, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Colts’ Mathis ends career as player of week

2:55 PM

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17 in the final game of his career, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Dolphins QB Tannehill (knee) misses practice

2:12 PM

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill did not practice Wednesday due to his left knee injury but still could return for Sunday's wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Patriots OC McDaniels to interview for three jobs

1:18 PM

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to interview with three NFL teams this weekend for their head-coaching openings.

Bengals CB Jones released from jail, questions charges

12:23 PM

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning -- more than 24 hours after being booked following an alleged confrontation -- and questioned the multiple charges against him.

Lions to bring back Caldwell in 2017

11:05 AM

The Detroit Lions will keep head coach Jim Caldwell through at least next season, ending speculation Wednesday as the team prepares for Saturday night's wild-card game.

Seahawks sign veteran Hester for playoffs

12:31 AM

The Seattle Seahawks added kick return specialist Devin Hester for the playoffs.

Browns’ owners apologize for another horrid season

12:14 AM

Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam sent a letter to season ticket holders apologizing for the 1-15 record in 2016.

» Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Seahawks to sign veteran Hester for playoffs

11:44 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are adding kick return specialist Devin Hester for the playoffs.

QB carousel keeps turning for Raiders, Texans

11:36 PM

In a conference where only three of six quarterbacks in the postseason (Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith) have started in a playoff game, many eyes will be on a game Saturday which has none: the Oakland Raiders visiting the Houston Texans.

2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

8:38 PM

Here are capsules on the finalists who will be discussed to determine the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

No slam dunks in HOF Class of 2017

8:27 PM

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2017 finalists Tuesday, it included seven nominees who made it this far for the first time, including three rookie eligibles -- running back LaDainian Tomlinson, safety Brian Dawkins and defensive end Jason Taylor.

NFL notebook: QB Osweiler to start in Texans’ playoff game

7:17 PM

Brock Osweiler will be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

Coaching carousel: Jets make sweeping changes

6:36 PM

The New York Jets are making sweeping changes to their coaching staff.

49ers plan to interview Redskins OC McVay

6:27 PM

The San Francisco 49ers plan to interview Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay next Monday for the team's head coaching vacancy, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

Broncos QB Siemian needs surgery on left shoulder

3:15 PM

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian will undergo surgery on his left shoulder later this week.

Coaching carousel: Jets make sweeping changes

3:03 PM

The New York Jets are making sweeping changes to their coaching staff.

Chargers interested in interviewing Taub

2:42 PM

The San Diego Chargers requested to interview Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Taub for their head-coaching vacancy, NFL Network reports.

Jets OC Gailey retires, five other coaches dismissed

2:09 PM

The New York Jets are making sweeping changes to their coaching staff.

Bills to take another look at Eagles OC Reich

1:32 PM

The Buffalo Bills are interested in discussing their vacant head-coaching position with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, multiple outlets reported.

Texans name Osweiler starter; Raiders to start QB Cook

1:24 PM

Brock Osweiler will be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders expected to start QB Cook vs. Texans

11:17 AM

All eyes will be on Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook in Saturday's playoff matchup with the Houston Texans.

Bengals CB Jones arrested after assaulting man

10:21 AM

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning in Cincinnati after allegedly pushing and poking a man in the eye and failing to comply with law enforcement officials.

Arians says Cardinals’ season was derailed vs. Patriots

12:29 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were injuries, significant gaffes on special teams and a leak in an offense that set multiple franchise records just a year ago.

Cardinals RB Johnson avoids serious knee injury

12:29 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson avoided serious injury as an MRI exam on Monday revealed he suffered only a sprained MCL in his left knee during Arizona's 44-6 rout of the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday.

» Monday, January 2, 2017

Despite poor record, Jaguars have potential

11:53 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars started and ended the 2016 season in similar fashion, losing a game they could have won in the final minutes. While that's not a good thing, it would have been more acceptable if there weren't another seven games that had the similar settings and results.

Titans RB Murray limps to AFC rushing crown

11:35 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray finished the season atop the AFC in rushing yards and was third in the league with 1,287.

Titans go out with a win and a whimper

11:29 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans finished 2016 better than most expected, but still not good enough.

49ers York wants coach and GM to work together

11:23 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers fired general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Chip Kelly on Sunday.

Bears’ future at QB remains murky

11:18 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- This was called the end of the Jay Cutler era since early in the 2016 season, largely because the quarterback's bonus money no longer eats a hole in the salary cap as he piles up interceptions.

Bears limp to 3-13, talk big about next season

11:08 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery created a stir following the Chicago Bears' season-ending 38-10 loss at Minnesota Sunday by taking the Joe Namath route on 2017.

Viking’ Greenway soaks in final moments

10:52 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With a minute left in Sunday's game, the stadium cameras focused on Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

49ers York wants coach and GM to work together

10:49 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calid. -- The San Francisco 49ers fired general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Chip Kelly on Sunday.

Colts’ Pagano laments games that slipped away

10:45 PM

The future of the Indianapolis Colts remains on hold, one day removed from their 24-20 home-field win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to wind up with their second straight 8-8 record.

Vikings’ biggest need is offensive line help

10:44 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings' 38-10 win over Chicago on Sunday prevented a losing season while reminding the Vikings one more time that their top priority for 2017 is the offensive line. Period.

Rams players look forward to new coach

10:27 PM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The end of the Los Angeles Rams season was really a beginning.

Jets’ Bowles on season: ’Accountability for everyone’

10:24 PM

Like a student acing a meaningless test at the end of a lost semester, the New York Jets concluded the 2016 season on a winning note Sunday by routing the Buffalo Bills, 30-10.

Payton dismisses talk about leaving

10:13 PM

METAIRIE, La. -- Instead of going into the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints went Monday into at least a short period of uncertainty -- depending on whom you talk to -- as they started to look ahead to the 2017 season.

Bucs DC Smith eyes available Jaguars’ job

9:55 PM

Defensive coordinator Mike Smith will interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars' head coaching job.

Bucs’ Koetter ponders relinquishing play-calling duties

9:49 PM

Dirk Koetter said he is contemplating giving up the play-calling duties next season so he can spend more time on other obligations as Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach.

Browns’ owner makes no significant changes to staff

9:41 PM

BEREA, Ohio -- Jimmy Haslam, hoping the worst is behind him for the team he has owned since 2012, plans no major changes to the front office or coaching staff of the Cleveland Browns.

49ers to interview Packers executives for GM post

9:30 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will interview a pair of Green Bay Packers executives for their general manager vacancy.

NFL notebook: Kubiak steps down as Broncos coach

9:29 PM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak officially stepped down on Monday, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

Redskins’ offseason begins with free agent issues

9:18 PM

The Washington Redskins had one major goal for the 2016 season: Reach the playoffs for a second consecutive year.

Kubiak’s departure puts Broncos on coaching hunt

9:14 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos -- and head coach Gary Kubiak -- weren't quite the same after their Week 5 loss to the Falcons.

Chargers enter 2017 with plenty of uncertainty

9:09 PM

The San Diego Chargers aren't sure where they're playing next season.

Panthers’ Rivera: ’Our expectations weren’t met’

8:59 PM

When the Carolina Panthers last cleaned out their lockers, it was less than 48 hours after the good vibes from their record-setting season were erased in Super Bowl 50.

Falcons’ Jones will benefit from bye week

8:58 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones didn't appear limited by his bothersome toe on against the Saints. Still, Jones said he looks forward to the postseason bye week the Falcons earned by winning 38-32 at the Georgia Dome.

Bills QB Taylor mulls future

8:52 PM

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor spoke with reporters on locker clean-out day and admitted that he was not happy with his benching for the season finale due to the injury clause in his contract. Taylor said the decision, which apparently was made by ownership so that it was protected from having to pay $27.5 million to Taylor in March if he is injured at that time, showed a lack of confidence in him as a player.

Cowboys achieved what they wanted in finale

8:45 PM

FRISCO, Tex. -- The Dallas Cowboys approached Sunday's season finale against the Eagles with differing agendas.

GM Whaley under fire as Bills begin coaching search

8:45 PM

The Buffalo Bills' ongoing dysfunction was on full display Monday afternoon when general manager Doug Whaley was grilled for nearly 40 minutes by a ravenous press corps that demanded answers to several pressing questions, and Whaley, in large part, failed to deliver coherently.

Bills begin coaching search with interim Lynn

8:41 PM

It is unlikely that team owners Terry and Kim Pegula will factor too much of what happened in the dreadful 30-10 season finale loss to the Jets into their final evaluation of Anthony Lynn as their potential future head coach.

Raiders’ riddled with QB issues entering playoffs

8:38 PM

The Oakland Raiders went in to their regular-season finale intent on proving there was more to their team than injured starting quarterback Derek Carr.

Eagles players optimistic about future

8:20 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- For a team that finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year, the Philadelphia Eagles were surprisingly upbeat Monday as they cleaned out their lockers and headed into the offseason.

Texans RB Miller expected to return vs. Raiders

8:16 PM

Although the Houston Texans' quarterback situation is up in the air, they do have clarity elsewhere in their offensive backfield.

Texans’ O’Brien wants more than just winning record

8:10 PM

For three consecutive seasons, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien's teams have topped out with 9-7 records.

Packers WR Allison emerges in place of Cobb

8:08 PM

McCarthy said he's "hopeful" veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb can play Sunday against the Giants.

NFL notebook: Kubiak steps down as Broncos coach

8:07 PM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak officially stepped down on Monday, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

Texans QB situation remains in limbo

8:06 PM

Repeatedly booed, frequently dismissed as an epic free agent failure and ultimately benched, Brock Osweiler might have to be the $72 million answer to the Houston Texans' pending quarterback decision heading into a playoff game Saturday against the Oakland Raiders.

Packers CB Rollins dodges serious injury

8:05 PM

A scary situation Sunday night took a turn for the better in less than 24 hours.

Rodgers, Packers deliver on promise

8:01 PM

The Packers aren't content to stop at six in a row.

Dolphins QB Tannehill may return for playoffs

7:52 PM

DAVIE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins visit Pittsburgh in an AFC wild-card matchup that's a rematch of their Oct. 16 regular-season game that the Dolphins won 30-15. And there is a remote chance quarterback Ryan Tannehill could play.

Inconsistent Seahawks struggling to ignite ground game

7:42 PM

The Seattle Seahawks limped across the finish line into the postseason with a less-than-inspiring 25-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Kelce’s late start in San Diego remains a mystery

7:19 PM

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce spent the first quarter on the Chiefs sideline in San Diego. Why the team's leading receiver did not participate until the second quarter of K.C.'s 37-27 victory over the Chargers remained under wraps after the game, but it appeared to be some sort of punishment for Kelce.

Chiefs’ Hill off to the races in San Diego

7:15 PM

There are many reasons that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is a successful punt returner, the best in the NFL over the 2016 season.

NFL notebook: Pagano expects to be back with Colts

7:12 PM

Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he has not met with Colts owner Jim Irsay after missing the playoffs for a second straight year but expects to return for the 2017 season.

Zenner taking over as Lions lead back

7:10 PM

The Detroit Lions placed leading rusher Theo Riddick on season-ending injured reserve Saturday because of a wrist injury, and appear ready to go with Zach Zenner as their No. 1 running back in the playoffs.

Smith, Chiefs ready to hang another banner

7:07 PM

Satisfaction adequately describes the sensation the Kansas City Chiefs were feeling after they finished the regular season with a 12th victory, and they received some help to wind up as the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.

Stafford to stick with glove in playoffs

7:05 PM

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Sunday that he plans to continue wearing a splint and modified glove on his throwing hand during the playoffs.

Lions not worried about backing into playoffs

7:01 PM

The Detroit Lions lost their final three games of the regular season by an average of 13 points and needed the New York Giants to beat the Washington Redskins in Week 17 just to earn a wildcard spot.

Steelers QB Jones shows he is ready if needed

6:51 PM

PITTSBURGH -- Backup Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones picked up his second career victory on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, and he was quite impressive at times. Jones finished the game 24 for 37 for 277 yards and three touchdowns, including the winning toss to Cobi Hamilton in overtime.

Steelers try to avenge earlier loss to Dolphins

6:36 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC North division title last week when they beat the Baltimore Ravens a couple of months after losing to them. Now, for the Steelers to advance in the playoffs, they'll have to exact revenge on another team that defeated them early in the season.

McAdoo unconcerned about receivers’ vacation

6:16 PM

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo had little to say about receivers Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis Jr. jetting off to Miami to party after the team's win against Washington.

Giants go all-out until the end with no regrets

6:11 PM

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo insisted all along that he planned to play his entire roster in the regular-season finale at Washington, a statement that not many people believed he'd follow through with.

Ravens’ Smith ready to ride off into sunset

6:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith capped a stellar career that will likely merit Hall of Fame consideration.

Giants getting little things right as they head to playoffs

6:06 PM

At first glance, the New York Giants' performance on offense in Sunday's 19-10 win over Washington seems about as unimpressive as all the others the team posted this season.

Bengals’ 2016 experience may pay off in 2017

6:04 PM

CINCINNATI -- Although he is a free agent and might not be in Cincinnati to see if it all comes to fruition in 2017, veteran tackle Andrew Whitworth believes there's a silver lining to the Bengals' disappointing 2016 season, one which bodes well for the future.

Dumervil, Suggs face uncertain futures with Ravens

6:04 PM

Baltimore will likely have to make several hard decisions with its defense for next season.

Pitta enjoys bounce-back year with Ravens

6:00 PM

There were many questions surrounding Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta entering the season.

Ravens cap disappointing season with dud vs. Bengals

5:57 PM

The Baltimore Ravens hoped to end the season on a high note.

Bills WR Watkins reportedly set for surgery

5:48 PM

Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will have a second surgery performed on his broken left foot, the Buffalo News reported Monday, citing sources.

Kubiak officially steps down as Broncos head coach

4:51 PM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak officially stepped down on Monday, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

Coaching carousel: Tracking Black Monday

4:45 PM

Black Monday came early to the NFL this season, but there remains plenty of speculation about potential replacements for the current six (and likely to climb) vacancies among the NFL head-coaching fraternity.

Floyd a big hit for Patriots in Miami

4:30 PM

New England wide receiver Michael Floyd continued his quick indoctrination into the Patriots' offense on Sunday in Miami. Little more than two weeks after joining the Patriots off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals following a DUI arrest, the former first-round pick notched his first touchdown in his new home when he fought through and carried a handful of Dolphins defenders into the end zone for a 14-yard score.

Patriots’ Blount: Dolphins’ Suh ’always been a dirty player’

4:15 PM

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount earned a 15-yard penalty for grabbing Ndamukong Suh's face mask and ripping off the Pro Bowl defensive tackle's helmet in the second half of Sunday's 35-14 win against the Dolphins Miami.

One year later, Patriots finish job in Miami

4:03 PM

A couple weeks after checking off the team's first goal by securing yet another AFC East title, the New England Patriots (14-2) closed out the season in the strong fashion it desired to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC and homefield advantage in the playoffs with a 35-14 win over the Dolphins (10-6) in the season finale in Miami.

Chargers target Patriots DC Patricia

3:50 PM

The San Diego Chargers are reportedly targeting New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for their head-coaching vacancy.

Colts coach Pagano expects to be back in 2017

3:40 PM

Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he has not met with Colts owner Jim Irsay after missing the playoffs for a second straight year but expects to return for the 2017 season.

Patriots OC McDaniels in demand

3:00 PM

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been contacted by three teams about their vacant head-coaching positions.

Kubiak officially steps down as Broncos head coach

2:46 PM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak officially stepped down on Monday, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

Jaguars to interview Falcons OC Shanahan

1:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head-coaching opening Friday.

Jaguars to interview Falcons OC Shanahan

12:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head-coaching opening Friday.

Patriots OC McDaniels in demand for head-coaching openings

12:10 PM

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been contacted by three teams about their vacant head-coaching positions.

Rams expected to pursue Saints’ Payton

12:02 PM

The Los Angeles Rams are expected to ask permission to speak with New Orleans head coach Sean Payton about their job opening and the Saints may be open to a trade.

Rams expected to pursue Saints’ Payton

12:01 PM

The Los Angeles Rams are expected to ask permission to speak with New Orleans head coach Sean Payton about their job opening and the Saints may be open to a trade.

Kubiak officially steps down as Broncos head coach

10:47 AM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak officially stepped down on Monday, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

NFL roundup: Pats clinch home field throughout AFC playoffs

3:16 AM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tom Brady passed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs, beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14 on Sunday.

Packers hope to keep rolling in playoffs

1:58 AM

DETROIT -- Green Bay completed the six-game plan. Now it wants to follow the six-year plan.

NFL wild-card schedule announced

1:05 AM

The NFL playoffs will open Saturday with one wild-card team in each conference traveling to face a division champion.

NFL roundup: Pats clinch home field throughout AFC playoffs

12:14 AM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tom Brady passed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs, beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14 on Sunday.

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Broncos’ Kubiak to retire

11:22 PM

DENVER -- After enduring another health scare earlier this season, Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has decided to retire, less than a year after leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

Packers CB Rollins carted off against Lions

11:08 PM

DETROIT -- Green Bay starting cornerback Quinten Rollins was carted off during the final minute of the third quarter against Detroit on Sunday night. He suffered a neck injury on the play and was declared out for the remainder of the game.

NFL roundup: Pats clinch home field throughout AFC playoffs

11:01 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tom Brady passed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs, beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14 on Sunday.

Rams end lost season with seventh straight defeat

10:39 PM

LOS ANGELES -- The season ended just as it began for the Los Angeles Rams with another lopsided defeat.

49ers part ways with Kelly and Baalke

10:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers made it official on Sunday night: coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke have been fired.

McCoy fails to win enough to save his job

10:17 PM

SAN DIEGO -- Will Mike McCoy stay or will he go? That was the question leading up to Sunday's game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Beasley, Falcons battle through injuries

10:04 PM

ATLANTA -- Vic Beasley Jr. returned to the field for the Atlanta Falcons after hurting his left shoulder early in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints and raised his NFL-leading sack total to 15 1/2 by dropping Drew Brees.

No day off for Giants’ starters in 19-10 win over ’Skins

10:00 PM

LANDOVER, Md. -- Each time the ball changed hands during Sunday's game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, the question was whether the Giants' starters would still be in the game.

Chargers fire McCoy

8:55 PM

Mike McCoy is out as San Diego Chargers coach after four seasons.

NFL notebook: Kubiak tells Broncos he is retiring

8:21 PM

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak informed his players that he is retiring due to health concerns following Sunday's 24-6 win over the Oakland Raiders in the regular-season finale, according to the NFL Network.

Report: Kubiak tells Broncos’ players he is retiring

8:18 PM

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak informed his players that he is retiring due to health concerns following Sunday's 24-6 win over the Oakland Raiders in the regular-season finale, according to the NFL Network.

NFL notebook: Kubiak expected to step away from coaching

7:41 PM

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is likely to step down sometime after Sunday's regular-season finale because of health concerns, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Cardinals RB Johnson exits with gruesome knee injury

7:18 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl running back David Johnson suffered a gruesome knee injury in the first half of Sunday's contest against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fitzpatrick performs well in likely final Jets’ appearance

7:18 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick and EJ Manuel were playing as much for the other 31 teams as they were for their current employers Sunday afternoon. But Fitzpatrick fared far better in his league-wide audition in his final game as a member of the New York Jets than Manuel did in his finale with the Buffalo Bills.

Steelers finally in position for healthy playoff run

7:12 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't played in the AFC Championship Game or Super Bowl since the 2010 season, partly because they never seem to have a healthy cast in January.

Colts LB Mathis goes out in style with 123rd career sack

6:59 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Mathis didn't want to take off his royal blue No. 98 Indianapolis Colts jersey after his 14-year NFL career came to an end Sunday afternoon.

No assurances given, but Fox hopes to be back with Bears

6:58 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach John Fox said he hasn't asked for, or received, any assurances he'd be back for a third year with the team. But Fox said there is no doubt he'd like to return next season for Chicago.

Smith Sr. waves goodbye as Ravens season ends

6:45 PM

CINCINNATI -- Steve Smith Sr. said reality began to hit him on Sunday morning when he received a text from his wife, Angie, wishing him luck before the final game of his 16-year career.

Patriots ready for playoffs while Dolphins face questions

6:42 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The New England Patriots are ready for the playoffs, and Sunday made that seem like a fact even if it's more of an observation.

Romo sharp in cameo return for Cowboys

6:40 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- It wasn't much of a return.

49ers TE Hamm seriously injures leg in pregame warmups

6:37 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers backup tight end Je'Ron Hamm sustained a serious injury to his left leg during warmups and was ruled out for the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

Panthers end season with another close loss

6:36 PM

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Carolina Panthers went 2-6 in games decided by three points or less this season, and Sunday's season finale was another frustratingly close one, with Carolina falling to Tampa Bay 17-16 on a missed two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left.

Protestors hang pipeline banner at Vikings’ game

6:31 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two spectators rapelled from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, and hung a banner protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Osweiler returns to Texans’ playoff picture

6:12 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Brock Osweiler was benched in the second quarter of the Houston Texans' 21-20 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 18 in favor of backup Tom Savage, it appeared the quarterback's first season in Houston was over.

Raiders QB McGloin leaves with shoulder injury

6:02 PM

DENVER -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin left Sunday's game at Denver late in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.

Patriots ready for playoffs while Dolphins face questions

6:00 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The New England Patriots are ready for the playoffs, and Sunday made that seem like a fact even if it's more of an observation.

Smith Sr. waves goodbye as Ravens season ends

5:44 PM

CINCINNATI -- Steve Smith Sr. said reality began to hit him on Sunday morning when he received a text from his wife, Angie, wishing him luck before the final game of his 16-year career.

NFL roundup: Pats clinch home field throughout AFC playoffs

5:40 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tom Brady passed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs, beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14 on Sunday.

Chiefs LB Nicolas departs with knee injury

5:21 PM

SAN DIEGO -- Kansas City Chiefs rookie linebacker Dadi Nicolas hurt his knee in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers and exited the game on a cart.

49ers TE Hamm seriously injures leg in pregame warmups

4:54 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers backup tight end Je'Ron Hamm sustained a serious injury to his left leg during warmups and was ruled out for the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

Romo tosses TD in first action of the season

3:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took his first snaps of the regular season when he entered Sunday's game in the first half for Dak Prescott.

Protestors hang pipeline banner at Vikings’ game

2:55 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two spectators rapelled from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, and have hung a banner protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bills RB McCoy out with ankle injury

2:14 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter and will not return in Sunday's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Texans QB Savage departs with possible concussion

2:05 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage left Sunday's game with the Tennessee Titans early in the second quarter and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

WR Marshall to miss finale against Bills

12:59 PM

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, slowed by hip and shoulder injuries, was declared inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Buffalo Bills.

Bears expected to keep Fox for 2017

12:09 PM

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox is expected to get another chance to turn around the team in 2017 despite only three wins heading into Sunday's season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

Report: Broncos’ Kubiak likely to step down amid health concerns

11:10 AM

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is likely to step down sometime after Sunday's regular-season finale due to health concerns, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.