NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Friday, February 24, 2017

NFL notebook: Gronkowski ’no doubt’ will be ready for opener

6:54 PM

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says there is "no doubt" he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season despite undergoing the third back surgery of his career.

16 teams awarded compensatory picks

4:45 PM

The NFL awarded 32 compensatory draft picks to 16 different teams for the 2017 draft, the league announced on Friday.

49ers ink WR Carter to two-year contract

4:36 PM

The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver DeAndre Carter to a two-year deal, the team announced Friday.

Patriots’ Gronkowski: ’No doubt’ he will be ready for 2017

11:30 AM

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says there is "no doubt" he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season despite undergoing the third back surgery of his career.

NFL Combine preview: Medical exams are priority No. 1

4:31 AM

The NFL Scouting Combine is an annual invitation-only event at which 300-plus prospects are put through a grueling-job interview process that tests them both physically and mentally. The combine can basically be broken down into four separate categories: medical evaluations, interview process, agility/positional drills and verified measurements.

» Thursday, February 23, 2017

NFL notebook: Dolphins QB Tannehill passes major knee tests

7:29 PM

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed a battery of tests on his ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain and is expected to be available for all of the team's offseason program, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday.

Cardinals to face Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game

7:18 PM

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Arizona Cardinals will face the Dallas Cowboys in next season's Hall of Fame Game.

Buccaneers release CB Verner

5:59 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday, reportedly saving $6.5 million in salary-cap money.

Jets release K Folk, OT Giacomini

4:49 PM

The New York Jets announced a pair of cost-saving moves Thursday, releasing veteran kicker Nick Folk and veteran offensive tackle Breno Giacomini.

Vikings tab Hazell as receivers coach

2:56 PM

The Minnesota Vikings named Darrell Hazell as the team's wide receivers coach on Thursday.

Dolphins QB Tannehill passes tests on ACL and MCL sprain

1:24 PM

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed a battery of tests on his ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain and is expected to be available for all of the team's offseason program, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday.

Cardinals to face Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game

1:21 PM

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Arizona Cardinals will face the Dallas Cowboys in next season's Hall of Fame Game.

Browns DT Shelton set to ’kill it’ after minor wrist surgery

11:43 AM

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton was sporting a cast on his left arm, leading many on social media to wonder about his injury.

Bucs’ Winston uses ’poor word choice’ during school speech

10:29 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston lamented "poor word choice" after making stereotypical gender comments during a speech at an elementary school on Wednesday.

Raiders’ free agency, draft shopping list

5:02 AM

Oakland Raiders breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Chargers’ free agency, draft shopping list

5:02 AM

Los Angeles Chargers breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Chiefs’ free agency, draft shopping list

5:02 AM

Kansas City Chiefs breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Broncos’ free agency, draft shopping list

5:01 AM

Denver Broncos breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

AFC West offseason shopping lists

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Seahawks’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:43 AM

Seattle Seahawks breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

NFC West offseason shopping lists

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Rams’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:43 AM

Los Angeles Rams breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Cardinals’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:43 AM

Arizona Cardinals breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

49ers’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:43 AM

San Francisco 49ers breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

» Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Marino, 5 others, sign 1-day contracts to officially retire as Dolphins

8:59 PM

Dan Marino is calling it a career, a short 18 years after playing his final game for the Miami Dolphins.

49ers’ new brass meets with Kaepernick

8:57 PM

Colin Kaepernick met with newly hired San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch on Wednesday to discuss his future with the organization.

49ers ink CB Williams to 1-year deal

7:13 PM

K'Waun Williams is joining the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

NFL notebook: Bears seek to trade QB Cutler

7:04 PM

If the Chicago Bears can find a trade partner, quarterback Jay Cutler will be relocating this offseason.

Surgery unlikely for Steelers RB Bell

4:30 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was forced out of the AFC Championship Game because of a groin injury, is not expected to need offseason surgery.

Ex-NFLPA head Garvey dead at 76

4:07 PM

Ed Garvey, who was the NFL Players Association's first executive director, died Wednesday. He was 76.

Bears hire Azzanni as WRs coach

1:41 PM

The Chicago Bears dipped into the college ranks to hire Zach Azzanni as wide receivers coach after he spent the last four seasons at the University of Tennessee.

Bears hire Azzanni as WRs coach

11:40 AM

The Chicago Bears dipped into the college ranks to hire Zach Azzanni as their wide receivers coach after he spent the last four seasons at the University of Tennessee, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Jaguars TE Thomas passes physical ahead of trade to Dolphins

10:30 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas reportedly passed his physical with the Miami Dolphins to clear the way for the expected trade to be finalized next month.

Bears working to deal QB Cutler

9:45 AM

If the Chicago Bears can find a trade partner, quarterback Jay Cutler will be relocating this offseason.

AFC South offseason shopping lists

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Texans’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:25 AM

Houston Texans breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Colts’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:25 AM

Indianapolis Colts breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Titans’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:25 AM

Tennessee Titans breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Jaguars’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:25 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Buccaneers’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:11 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Panthers’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:11 AM

Carolina Panthers breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

Saints’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:11 AM

New Orleans Saints breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

NFC South offseason shopping lists

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Falcons’ free agency, draft shopping list

4:10 AM

Atlanta Falcons breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list

» Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NFL notebook: Panthers release FB Tolbert

6:30 PM

The Carolina Panthers released Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert on Tuesday in a move that reportedly creates $1,725,000 in salary-cap space.

49ers hire Ryans as defensive assistant

5:30 PM

The San Francisco 49ers named DeMeco Ryans as their defensive quality control coach on Tuesday.

Panthers release FB Tolbert, DT Soliai

4:46 PM

The Carolina Panthers released Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert on Tuesday in a move that reportedly creates $1,725,000 in salary-cap space.

Panthers release FB Tolbert, could cut DT Soliai

3:06 PM

The Carolina Panthers released Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert on Tuesday in a move that reportedly creates $1,725,000 in salary-cap space.

Steelers assistant Porter pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

2:28 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct citation issued to him after his arrest in January.

NFC North offseason shopping lists

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NFC North offseason shopping list

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Vikings’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:44 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Minnesota Vikings must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 8-8 record from last season.

Packers’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:39 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Combine (March 1-6), the Green Bay Packers must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 10-6 record from last season.

Lions’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:34 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Detroit Lions must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 9-7 record from last season.

Lions hire Godsey as defensive assistant

1:27 PM

The Detroit Lions hired George Godsey as a defensive assistant to handle special projects, the team announced Tuesday.

Bears’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:23 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Chicago Bears must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 3-13 record from last season.

Steelers’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:15 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Pittsburgh Steelers must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 11-5 record from last season.

Ravens’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:11 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Baltimore Ravens must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 8-8 record from last season.

Browns’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:07 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Combine (March 1-6), the Cleveland Browns must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 1-15 record from last season.

Bengals’ free agency, draft shopping list

1:00 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Cincinnati Bengals must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 6-9-1 record from last season.

AFC North offseason shopping lists

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Patriots’ free agency, draft shopping list

12:41 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the New England Patriots must decide which players to keep as they seek to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Giants’ free agency, draft shopping list

11:02 AM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the N.Y. Giants must decide which players to keep and seek to improve their 11-5 record from last season.

Redskins’ free agency, draft shopping list

11:00 AM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Washington Redskins must decide which players to keep and seek to improve their 8-7-1 record from last season.

Steelers assistant Porter to plead guilty to disorderly conduct

10:47 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter will plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation issued to him after his arrest in January, attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. told NFL.com Tuesday morning.

» Monday, February 20, 2017

NFL notebook: Dolphins acquire TE Thomas from Jaguars

6:56 PM

The Miami Dolphins acquired Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas in exchange for a late-round draft pick, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Reports: Dolphins acquire TE Thomas from Jaguars

6:38 PM

The Miami Dolphins acquired Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas in exchange for a late-round draft pick, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

DT Odrick cut loose by Jaguars

4:21 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick on Monday after just two seasons to free up salary cap space.

WR Cruz visits with Panthers

2:55 PM

Veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz, who was released by the New York Giants last week as a salary-cap casualty, made a visit with the Carolina Panthers over the weekend.

Dolphins LT Albert to visit Jaguars ahead of possible trade

1:30 PM

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is expected to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of a possible trade.

NFC East offseason shopping lists

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Redskins’ free ageny, draft shopping list

12:34 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Washington Redskins must decide which players to keep and seek to improve their 8-7-1 record from last season.

Giants’ free ageny, draft shopping list

12:27 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the N.Y. Giants must decide which players to keep and seek to improve their 11-5 record from last season.

Eagles’ free agency, draft shopping list

12:18 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Philadelphia Eagles must decide which players to keep and seek if they want to improve their 7-9 record from last season.

Cowboys’ free agency, draft shopping list

12:09 PM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Dallas Cowboys must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve their 13-3 record from last season.

2017 NFL Draft: Ravens Cook up a running game

12:00 PM

The Ravens averaged under 23 rush attempts per game last season and finished 28th in the NFL in rushing yards.

Dolphins LT Albert to visit Jaguars ahead of possible trade

11:30 AM

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is expected to visit Jacksonville ahead of a possible trade for Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas.

AFC East offseason shopping lists

11:01 AM

Bills' free agency, draft shopping list

Bills’ free agency, draft shopping list

10:56 AM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Buffalo Bills must decide which players to keep and seek to improve their 7-9 record from last season.

Jets’ free agency, draft shopping list

10:56 AM

As the New York Jets wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Combine (March 1-6), they must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve their 5-11 record from last season.

Dolphins’ free agency, draft shopping list

10:56 AM

As the Miami Dolphins wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Combine (March 1-6), they must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve their 10-6 record from last season.

Patriots’ free ageny, draft shopping list

10:56 AM

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the New England Patriots must decide which players to keep as they seek to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Irsay: Colts’ coach, GM ’clicking on all cylinders’

10:35 AM

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says head coach Chuck Pagano and new general manager Chris Ballard are "clicking on all cylinders."

» Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ex-Lions CB Wilson arrested in Oregon

3:50 PM

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested after attempting to force his way into an Oregon home and taking his clothes off, according to police.

» Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dolphins sign DE Wake to 2-year extension

4:49 PM

The Miami Dolphins signed Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the team announced Saturday.

» Friday, February 17, 2017

49ers hire Saleh as defensive coordinator

10:57 PM

New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday that Robert Saleh will be his defensive coordinator.

Jets CB Revis surrenders to police in Pittsburgh

9:11 PM

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself in to police in Pittsburgh on Friday evening after being involved in an altercation over the weekend that led to Revis being charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor.

NFL notebook: Former RB Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge

6:37 PM

Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday night, according to Hoover police.

Former RB Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge

4:40 PM

Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday night, according to Hoover police.

Patriots WR Floyd receives jail time for DUI

4:38 PM

New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme DUI and was sentenced to jail in a criminal case related to his December arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Former Patriots CB Myers dies at 38

3:40 PM

Former NFL cornerback Leonard Myers died Friday after battling cancer. He was 38.

49ers hiring Saleh as defensive coordinator

3:32 PM

New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday that Robert Saleh will be his defensive coordinator.

Chargers OT Dunlap arrested on suspicion of violating protective order

2:13 PM

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of violating a protective order in Nashville, Tenn.

Panthers sign OG Silatolu to one-year deal

11:51 AM

The Carolina Panthers signed offensive guard Amini Silatolu to a one-year contract Friday.

RB Stacy retires after three seasons

11:28 AM

Former St. Louis Rams and New York Jets running back Zac Stacy announced his retirement at age 25 after just three NFL seasons due to injuries.

» Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jets’ Revis faces charges after street altercation

11:25 PM

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five criminal charges -- four of them felonies -- in relation to a street altercation in Pittsburgh on Sunday that also left him injured.

Jets’ Revis faces charges after street altercation

9:53 PM

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces a number of criminal charges in relation to a street altercation in Pittsburgh on Sunday that also left him injured, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

NFL notebook: Patriots QB Brady ready to talk extension

7:32 PM

With the NFL Draft fast approaching and rumors growing about a possible trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots have started talking about extending quarterback Tom Brady's contract.

Former WR Meachem released after 3 days in jail

6:03 PM

Former New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meachem was released from jail on Thursday after three days of incarceration when he made a $100,000 alimony and child support payment to his ex-wife.

Steelers want to sign WR Brown to long-term deal

5:13 PM

Signing wide receiver Antonio Brown to a long-term extension is a "priority" this offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Patriots, Brady, discussing extension

4:24 PM

With the NFL Draft fast approaching and rumors growing about a possible trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots have started talking about extending quarterback Tom Brady's contract.

Bills agree to terms with LB Humber

2:52 PM

The Buffalo Bills and linebacker Ramon Humber agreed to terms on a contract Thursday.

Dolphins expected to cut Albert, Williams

1:45 PM

The Miami Dolphins are expected to release two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Ex-Falcon White ’would’ve fought’ Shanahan after play-calling

12:10 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has a bone to pick with Kyle Shanahan following the latter's play-calling that led to a 25-point lead evaporating against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Former NFL QB Vince Young eyes comeback

11:46 AM

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young believes he has more in the tank.

» Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NFL notebook: Brady plans to play to mid-40s

6:46 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with five Super Bowl rings, made it clear -- again -- he has no plans to retire and wants to keep playing into his mid-40s.

Jaguars re-sign DT Jones to four-year, $16M deal

4:27 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed fourth-year defensive tackle Abry Jones to a four-year contract on Wednesday before he could enter unrestricted free agency.

Texas governor rips NFL over bathroom-bill threat

3:57 PM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ripped the NFL for threatening not to award future Super Bowls to Houston or Dallas if the state's controversial bathroom bill is passed.

Scouting Combine snubs and surprises

2:28 PM

Sometimes referred to as the NFL Draft Underwear Olympics, the annual NFL Scouting Combine is an opportunity to match quantifiable data with a prospect's scouting report, including everything from arm length to 40-yard dash time.

Patriots’ Brady intends to play into his mid-40s

1:41 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with five Super Bowl rings, made it clear -- again -- he has no plans to retire and wants to keep playing into his mid-40s.

Jaguars re-sign DT Jones to four-year, $16M deal

1:28 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed fourth-year defensive tackle Abry Jones to a four-year contract on Wednesday before he could enter unrestricted free agency.

Bears re-sign OL Kush to two-year contract

12:43 PM

The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Franchise tag countdown begins

12:28 PM

Let the game of tag begin in the NFL.

Only five NFL players make trip to Israel

11:55 AM

Only five NFL players arrived on a sponsored trip to Israel after six players decided to skip the goodwill tour due to human rights concerns.

» Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NFL notebook: Brady fine with teammates skipping White House visit

7:04 PM

Despite his well-documented friendship with President Donald Trump, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he doesn't have an issue with his teammates skipping the team's White House visit.

Seahawks aren’t penalized for injury report violation

6:37 PM

The Seattle Seahawks avoided the loss of a draft pick for not listing cornerback Richard Sherman's knee injury on the injury report during the second half of last season, according to multiple reports.

Average price for Chargers ticket in Los Angeles: $192

5:59 PM

The Chargers announced ticket prices for their first season in Los Angeles with prices ranging from $70 to $375 per game, the team announced Tuesday.

Ravens elevate four assistants for 2017 season

10:43 AM

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Tuesday that assistants Chris Hewitt, Mike Macdonald, Drew Wilkins and Juney Barnett have all been promoted for the 2017 season.

Brady fine with teammates skipping White House visit

10:29 AM

Despite his well-documented friendship with President Donald Trump, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he doesn't have an issue with his teammates skipping the team's White House visit.

» Monday, February 13, 2017

Raiders DE Aldon Smith investigated in domestic incident

7:48 PM

Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith could be in more trouble after being investigated for a domestic incident over the weekend in San Francisco, according to multiple reports.

NFL notebook: Giants release Cruz, Jennings

6:28 PM

The New York Giants released veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings in a pair of salary-cap moves, the team announced Monday.

Brady: Super Bowl LI not my best game ever

4:05 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his record-setting performance in Super Bowl LI wasn't his best game ever despite the historic 25-point rally over the Atlanta Falcons.

Giants release WR Cruz, RB Jennings

3:40 PM

The New York Giants released veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings in a pair of salary-cap moves, the team announced Monday.

Chargers hire LBs coach Smith to fill out staff

2:47 PM

The Chargers hired former Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith, who will be the linebackers coach for Los Angeles' newest NFL team in 2017.

Veteran WR Cruz, RB Jennings released by Giants

2:20 PM

The New York Giants released veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings in a pair of salary-cap moves, according to multiple reports Monday.

Veteran WR Cruz released by Giants

1:24 PM

The New York Giants released veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz in a salary-cap move, according to multiple reports Monday.

Brady: Super Bowl LI not my best game ever

11:59 AM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his record-setting performance in Super Bowl LI wasn't his best game ever despite the historic 25-point rally over the Atlanta Falcons.

» Sunday, February 12, 2017

Patriots file to trademark ’Blitz for Six’

12:36 PM

The New England Patriots didn't wait long to turn their attention to another Super Bowl drive.

Former Dolphins DE Moses dies in house fire

12:29 PM

Former Miami Dolphins and Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Quentin Moses died Sunday morning in a house fire in Monroe, Ga.

» Saturday, February 11, 2017

NFL notebook: Pats’ Patricia irked Goodell with T-shirt

7:15 PM

Roger Goodell reportedly was not happy when he saw New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking a shot at him by wearing a T-shirt that depicted the NFL commissioner as a clown.

Seahawks DE Bennett balks at Israel goodwill trip

3:50 PM

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has decided to skip a goodwill tour of Israel next week with other NFL players, citing human rights concerns,

Report: Goodell miffed at Patricia’s clown T-shirt

11:50 AM

Roger Goodell reportedly was not happy when he saw New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking a shot at him by wearing a T-shirt that depicted the NFL commissioner as a clown.

» Friday, February 10, 2017

Raiders reward Del Rio with new contract

8:57 PM

Jack Del Rio is getting a new contract after leading the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs this past season.

NFL notebook: Falcons promote Manuel to DC

6:36 PM

The Atlanta Falcons promoted secondary coach Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator.

Vikings release guards Fusco, Harris

6:19 PM

The Minnesota Vikings released starting guard Brandon Fusco on Friday just two years after giving him a $24 million contract extension.

Bathroom bill could cost Texas future Super Bowls

5:16 PM

The NFL kept a low profile on a recently introduced Texas bathroom bill during the Super Bowl week.

Falcons promote Manuel to defensive coordinator

5:05 PM

The Atlanta Falcons promoted secondary coach Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator on Friday.

Conan helps Patriots RB White get a truck after all

2:28 PM

New England Patriots running back James White, one of the stars of Super Bowl LI, finally received a truck for his record-breaking performance, courtesy of late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien and Ford.

Redskins OL Lichtensteiger retires after nine seasons

1:20 PM

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger announced his retirement Friday, deciding not to return for a 10th NFL season.

Falcons promote Manuel to defensive coordinator

10:39 AM

The Atlanta Falcons promoted secondary coach/senior defensive assistant Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator on Friday.

» Thursday, February 9, 2017

49ers hire Mayhew as senior personnel executive

11:28 PM

New San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch added to his front office Thursday by naming Martin Mayhew senior personnel executive.

Raiders still committed to Las Vegas

11:01 PM

The loss of financial backers won't stop the Oakland Raiders in their attempt to move to Las Vegas, team president Marc Badain told the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board on Thursday.

NFL notebook: Colts let LB Jackson go

8:45 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released veteran inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson on Thursday.

NFL notebook

6:08 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released veteran inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson on Thursday.

Seahawks add former Vikings K Walsh

5:36 PM

The Seattle Seahawks signed former Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, the club announced Thursday.

Cardinals QB Palmer returning for 2017 season

5:22 PM

In news that is not much of a surprise, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer told team president Michael Bidwill that he will return to play next season, the team announced Thursday.

Morrison resigns as Panthers’ president

4:29 PM

Danny Morrison, who has served as president of the Carolina Panthers since 2009, has resigned, the team announced Thursday.

Lions sign S Milligan

3:11 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free agent safety Rolan Milligan to a contract Thursday.

Colts release LB Jackson

2:59 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released veteran inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson on Thursday.

Texans to hold training camp in West Virginia

12:45 PM

The Houston Texans will pack their bags and hold their 2017 training camp at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va, the team announced on Thursday.

Blandino: Patriots RB White’s OT TD was reviewed

12:37 PM

Dean Blandino, the NFL's senior vice president of officiating, released a video explaining that New England Patriots running back James White's overtime touchdown in Super Bowl LI was reviewed.

Patriots DE Long plans to skip White House visit

11:50 AM

New England Patriots veteran defensive end Chris Long took to social media to declare that he planned to skip the championship team's customary trip to the White House.

Ex-Cowboys RB Randle charged with assaulting inmate

10:55 AM

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been charged with assaulting a fellow inmate in the Sedgwick County (Kan.) jail.

Miller: History against Falcons’ return to Super Bowl

10:08 AM

The Atlanta Falcons were one of the youngest teams to reach the Super Bowl, nearly won it but lost to an all-time great performance by an all-time great quarterback, and, you might think, left Houston well-positioned to make another championship run in 2017.

» Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rams add LaFleur as offensive coordinator, fill out staff

9:42 PM

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay finalized his coaching staff on Wednesday, adding Matt LaFleur as an offensive coordinator and bringing special teams coordinator John Fassel back for a sixth season.

NFL notebook: Falcons to replace defensive coordinator Smith

8:49 PM

The Atlanta Falcons confirmed Wednesday they will replace Richard Smith as defensive coordinator, just days following the historic collapse in the overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Giants bring back DC Spagnuolo

5:04 PM

New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, as expected, will return for the 2017 season.

Eagles cut loose CB McKelvin

4:27 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin on Wednesday after just one season as the team began the process to free up salary-cap space.

Redskins name Gray DBs coach

3:29 PM

The Washington Redskins hired Torrian Gray as defensive backs coach on Wednesday.

Shanahan to call own plays with 49ers

2:49 PM

New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is expected to run his own offense and will not hire an offensive coordinator in 2017.

Packers release CB Shields after multiple concussions

12:50 PM

The Green Bay Packers released cornerback Sam Shields on Wednesday after the seven-year veteran spent nearly the entire 2016 season in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Panthers re-sign LB Jacobs to two-year deal

11:51 AM

The Carolina Panthers re-signed linebacker Ben Jacobs, who was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, to a two-year deal Wednesday.

Falcons to replace defensive coordinator Richard Smith

11:35 AM

The Atlanta Falcons confirmed Wednesday they will replace Richard Smith as defensive coordinator, just days following the historic collapse in the overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

» Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NFL notebook: Falcons hire Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

7:01 PM

Atlanta didn't wait long to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, hiring Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian two days after its 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Packers cut RB Starks

6:39 PM

The Green Bay Packers released running back James Starks on Tuesday.

Browns release QB McCown, CB Williams

6:32 PM

The Cleveland Browns released quarterback Josh McCown on Tuesday, the team announced.

Falcons hire Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

5:54 PM

Atlanta didn't wait long to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, hiring Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian two days after its 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Falcons’ WR Jones holds off on toe surgery -- for now

5:37 PM

The Atlanta Falcons and star wide receiver Julio Jones are taking the patient approach regarding whether or not Jones needs toe surgery.

Brady’s wife urged him to retire after Super Bowl comeback

3:28 PM

If Gisele Bundchen had her way, Tom Brady would have called it a career after winning his record fifth Super Bowl championship on Sunday.

Patriots, fans celebrate Super Bowl victory at parade

2:12 PM

Thousands of Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston on a cold, snowy Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and New England's fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's championship parade.

Falcons hire Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

1:44 PM

Atlanta didn't wait long to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, hiring Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian two days after its 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Patriots, fans celebrate Super Bowl victory at parade

12:52 PM

Thousands of Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston on a cold, snowy Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and New England's fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's championship parade.

Patriots, fans celebrate Super Bowl victory at parade

12:51 PM

Thousands of Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston on a cold, snowy Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and New England's fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's championship parade.

Patriots show mental toughness in storybook Super Bowl win

1:17 AM

No team has appeared in more Super Bowls than the Patriots' nine trips. After Sunday night's epic 25-point comeback and eventual 34-28 win over the stunned Falcons in the first overtime in Super Bowl history, it can be argued that no team has brought more drama to the big game than New England.

» Monday, February 6, 2017

Falcons, Ryan could not slow Patriots’ comeback

8:12 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan could not stop the bleeding in the second half as New England quarterback Tom Brady led a furious charge.

49ers officially name Shanahan head coach

7:47 PM

The San Francisco 49ers officially named Kyle Shanahan as the 20th coach in franchise history on Monday.

NFL notebook: Search continues for Brady’s jersey

6:31 PM

The game-winning jersey Tom Brady wore en route to his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award was still missing Monday morning.

K Graham retires after 15 seasons

5:22 PM

Shayne Graham, the most accurate kicker in Cincinnati Bengals history, announced Monday that he is retiring after 15 NFL seasons.

Steelers cut loose CB Gilbert

5:03 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers released former first-round cornerback Justin Gilbert on Monday.

Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl jersey still missing

4:13 PM

The game-winning jersey Tom Brady wore en route to his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award was still missing Monday morning.

Super Bowl ratings down slightly from last year

3:41 PM

The historic overtime of Super Bowl LI pulled in 111.3 million viewers on Sunday night, down slightly from last year's game, according to Nielsen and Fox.

Former Titans TE Wycheck believes he has CTE

12:08 PM

Former Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck, who played 11 seasons in the NFL, believes he has the degenerative brain disease known as CTE.

Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl jersey still missing

11:12 AM

The game-winning jersey Tom Brady wore en route to his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award was still missing Monday morning.

Brady accepts Super Bowl MVP trophy from Goodell

10:34 AM

HOUSTON -- Tom Brady and Roger Goodell posed together with the Super Bowl MVP trophy to cap yet another comeback for the New England Patriots quarterback Monday at the George Brown Convention Center.

Brady searches for jersey postgame

2:16 AM

The jersey Tom Brady wore en route to his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award may or may not have gone missing after the game Sunday.

Shanahan exits Falcons after deflating defeat

1:20 AM

HOUSTON -- It was nearly a perfect ending for Kyle Shanahan. The offense that he developed as coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons couldn't be stopped, and the defense was no less impressive.

Historic rally not what Patriots planned

1:06 AM

HOUSTON -- In the halftime locker room facing a 21-3 deficit, Tom Brady looked to be a long way from a fourth Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award. Appearances can be deceiving.

Super Bowl MVP: Emotions get to Brady postgame

1:01 AM

HOUSTON -- After winning a record fifth Super Bowl championship and fourth MVP award, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went to his knees and cried.

Super Bowl notebook: Falcons run out of fight

1:00 AM

HOUSTON -- The Atlanta Falcons have excelled this season by living on the edge and taking the fight out of opponents with daring and big plays.

Reaction to Brady, Patriots’ Super Bowl win

12:40 AM

Patriots' supporters had plenty to say about New England's latest and greatest championship after their team pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night in Houston.

Falcons’ faux pas fueled Pats’ path to history

12:31 AM

HOUSTON -- Let's get this out of the way first, so there is no misunderstanding. The New England Patriots are the greatest NFL dynasty of the Super Bowl era, the best since the Green Bay Packers of the 1960s, and they are doing it in an era where the rules are specifically tailored to prevent a dynasty.

» Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lifelong preparation led Belichick to NFL pinnacle

11:52 PM

HOUSTON -- Immortal traditions are spun up from conviction and expectations, which begins to shape understanding of the mind that put Bill Belichick in his 10th Super Bowl on Sunday.

Report: Shanahan wants Schaub as 49ers QB

11:32 PM

Kyle Shanahan isn't looking very far for options at quarterback when he takes over as the San Francisco 49ers' head coach in the coming weeks.

Peterson reportedly interested in finishing career in Dallas

9:35 PM

Adrian Peterson has shown interest in finishing his Hall of Fame career with his hometown Dallas Cowboys, and the feeling is reportedly mutual.

Falcons pull away from Pats in second quarter

8:14 PM

HOUSTON -- Matt Ryan completed his first six passes, and the Atlanta Falcons put pressure on Tom Brady and forced two New England turnovers -- one of which was an interception returned for a touchdown -- to open a stunning 21-3 halftime lead Sunday night in Super Bowl LI.

Super Bowl scoreless after one quarter

7:20 PM

HOUSTON -- Neither team even threatened to score in the first quarter of the Super Bowl, at least for the New England Patriots continuing a trend in which the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady combination has failed seven times to produce a first quarter point in the NFL's title game.

President Trump says he’s pulling for Patriots

6:19 PM

HOUSTON -- United States President Donald Trump is pulling for the New England Patriots to beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night in Super Bowl LI.

Backup Garland could come in to rescue Falcons

6:04 PM

HOUSTON -- Ben Garland plays multiple positions as a jack-of-all-trades backup for the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL notebook: Falcons C Mack to play with fractured fibula

5:29 PM

Pro Bowl center Alex Mack was active and in the starting lineup for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots.

Falcons C Mack in the starting lineup vs. Patriots

5:21 PM

HOUSTON -- Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is active and in the starting lineup for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Raiders’ Aldon Smith expects to be reinstated in March

3:29 PM

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, currently serving more than a year-long suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, is reportedly expected to be reinstated to the league next month.

Cowboys QB Romo passing on retirement talk

2:13 PM

Veteran quarterback Tony Romo's future with the Dallas Cowboys may be up in the air but he is reportedly determined to play in 2017 and has no plans to retire.

Falcons C Mack expected to play in Super Bowl with fractured fibula

11:34 AM

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is expected to play in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots despite a fracture in his left fibula.

» Saturday, February 4, 2017

Brady second in MVP voting

9:27 PM

HOUSTON -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished second to Matt Ryan in Most Valuable Player voting.

Falcons’ Ryan selected as league MVP

9:12 PM

HOUSTON -- Matt Ryan was named NFL Most Valuable Player during the league's prime-time awards show on the eve of Super Bowl LI on Saturday.

NFL notebook: Tomlinson, Jerry Jones headline Hall of Fame class

8:52 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and longtime Seattle Seahawks safety Kenny Easley were selected to the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kurt Warner and Morten Andersen.

Falcons’ Ryan selected as league MVP

8:44 PM

HOUSTON -- Matt Ryan was named NFL Most Valuable Player during the league's prime-time awards show on the eve of Super Bowl LI on Saturday.

Tomlinson, Jerry Jones lead 2017 Hall of Fame class

8:22 PM

HOUSTON -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and longtime Seattle Seahawks safety Kenny Easley were selected to the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class on Saturday along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kurt Warner and Morten Andersen.

Falcons will reward QB Ryan for Super Bowl season

2:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be financially rewarded for taking his team to Super Bowl LI.

» Friday, February 3, 2017

NFL notebook: Vick says he’s retired from NFL

7:14 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick declared Friday that he is officially retired, approximately 48 hours before his former team plays in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

Former No. 1 overall pick Vick retires

6:32 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick declared Friday that he is officially retired, approximately 48 hours before his former team plays in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

Cardinals coach Arians believes Palmer will return in 2017

4:05 PM

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday he expects quarterback Carson Palmer will return to the team for the 2017 season.

49ers QB Kaepernick expected to opt out of deal

3:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent next month.

Big Ben says Steelers are "little brother" compared to Patriots

2:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, compared the rivalry "like the little brother trying to keep up with the big brother."

Saints to re-sign FB Kuhn to one-year deal

12:16 PM

The New Orleans Saints plan to re-sign fullback John Kuhn to a one-year deal.

Super Bowl LI: Better quarterback, defense usually wins

11:25 AM

Just about every historical measure tells us the New England Patriots will beat the Atlanta Falcons and Tom Brady will become the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl championships.

Politics seeps into Super Bowl week

3:35 AM

HOUSTON -- Has the prelude to the Super Bowl gone off the rails? Hasn't the prelude to every Super Bowl?

» Thursday, February 2, 2017

Patriots plan for Belichick, Brady in 2017 and beyond

9:21 PM

HOUSTON -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walked into a shell of 40 reporters while making his way through the team hotel and toward an event to celebrate the 2016 season with family at the JW Marriott as the clock struck 5 on Thursday.

Belichick retirement unfathomable to Patriots

9:12 PM

HOUSTON - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walked into a shell of 40 reporters while making his way through the team hotel and toward an event to celebrate the 2016 season with family at the JW Marriott as the clock struck 5 on Thursday.

Falcons pool report: Mack’s leg a concern

9:12 PM

By Peter King, NFL pool reporter

Pats pool report: How New England is preparing for Julio Jones

9:12 PM

By Jarrett Bell, NFL Pool Reporter

Super Bowl LI: Brady zeroes in, embracing another magic moment

8:17 PM

HOUSTON -- Tom Brady took the podium Thursday while families of players on the roster of the New England Patriots unloaded from buses in front of the JW Marriott in Houston.

Player welfare dominates NFLPA press conference

8:16 PM

HOUSTON -- A focus on player welfare was the dominant theme of the NFL Players' Association's annual press conference conducted Wednesday in the Super Bowl LI Media Center.

NFL notebook: Falcons focused on ball security

6:47 PM

HOUSTON -- Back on the practice field Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons are focused on the ball. For the offense, taking care of it, and the defense, getting it away from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Chiefs S Berry: Franchise tag not an option

6:22 PM

Kansas City Chiefs star safety Eric Berry declared Thursday that he will refuse to play under the franchise tag in 2017.

Murder charges handed down in McKnight shooting

6:04 PM

The man who admitted to shooting former New York Jets and USC running back Joe McKnight was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday, the Jefferson Parish (La.) District Attorney's office announced.

Super Bowl LI: Brady zeroes in, embracing another magic moment

5:56 PM

HOUSTON -- Tom Brady took the podium Thursday while families of players on the roster of the New England Patriots unloaded from buses in front of the JW Marriott in Houston.

Security session: Falcons guarding against turnovers

1:26 PM

HOUSTON -- Back on the practice field Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons are focused on the ball.

Panthers alter Fuller’s coaching role, add two others

12:12 PM

The Carolina Panthers made three changes to their coaching staff on Thursday.

Miller: Tagliabue a hot-button name for Hall of Fame

11:34 AM

When the selection committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame meets on Saturday in Houston, we can be sure of only one thing: The most heated discussion will not involve one of the 15 former players on the ballot.

No joke: Colts P McAfee retires to focus on comedy

10:51 AM

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee took to Comedy Central late Wednesday night to announce his retirement from the NFL.

Ex-NFL K Brown on allegations of domestic violence: ’I never hit her’

10:25 AM

Former NFL kicker Josh Brown admitted publicly to domestic violence for the first time during an interview with "Good Morning America" on Thursday, but disputed his ex-wife's claims that he hit her.

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald will return in 2017

3:48 AM

After weighing the decision for a few weeks after the season, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald announced Wednesday that he will return to the Arizona Cardinals next season.

» Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Goodell dishes on Raiders’ situation in press conference

8:18 PM

HOUSTON -- The Raiders still are in Oakland and may be for a while despite attempts to move to Las Vegas, San Diego or Los Angeles. That is one way to interpret the words of the man in charge, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, at his annual Super Bowl news conference.

Patriots QB hoping his mom can attend game

6:46 PM

The New England Patriots released "a lot of pent up energy" in their return to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon, quarterback Tom Brady said.

Patriots CB Butler keeps answering the call

6:34 PM

HOUSTON -- Malcolm Butler was on a priority free agent list, a designation that earns a barrage of phone calls in the latter rounds of the NFL draft.

NFL notebook: Deflategate heads Goodell’s address

5:24 PM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down on Deflategate and reaffirmed his commitment to "Thursday Night Football" in his State of the League address at the George Young Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Deflategate tops Goodell’s State of the League address

4:52 PM

HOUSTON -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down on Deflategate and reaffirmed his commitment to "Thursday Night Football" in his State of the League address at the George Young Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Falcons credit Quinn for finding way to build ’brotherhood’

4:18 PM

HOUSTON -- From the very start of his tenure in Atlanta, Falcons coach Dan Quinn strove to connect with his players, to cultivate a bond that would benefit his growth as a first-year head coach and the players he was charged to steward.

Steelers RB Bell seeking 2nd opinion

3:58 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was forced out of the AFC Championship Game because of a groin injury, plans to get another opinion on the injury to determine whether he needs surgery.

Deflategate tops Goodell’s State of the League address

3:32 PM

HOUSTON -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down on Deflategate and reaffirmed his commitment to "Thursday Night Football" in his State of the League address at the George Young Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Falcons WR Jones excited over game preparation

3:22 PM

HOUSTON -- Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated confrontation in Super Bowl LI is between Atlanta Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones and a New England Patriots defense renowned for shutting down their opponent's top receiving threat.

Jets name Mitchell as running backs coach

12:41 PM

The New York Jets hired Stump Mitchell on Wednesday to be their new running backs coach.

Texans DE Watt cleared for football activities

11:16 AM

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who underwent three surgeries in the last year, said Wednesday he is through the rehab process and has been cleared for football activities.

Team chemistry mandated in Quinn’s second season with Falcons

10:14 AM

HOUSTON -- Atlanta's participation in Super Bowl LI is confirmation of an A-plus grade in Dan Quinn's chemistry experiment.

Belichick heaps high praise on Scarnecchia

5:00 AM

HOUSTON -- Not to be overlooked in the New England Patriots advancing to another Super Bowl is the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, who retired after the 2014 season only to be lured back by head coach Bill Belichick this season.

NFL Note - Atlanta Falcons Sanu, Mohamed

4:51 AM

WR Mohamed Sanu is staying focused on football despite persistent questions about his Muslim faith after President Donald Trump's travel ban. "It's a very tough situation and I just pray that us as a country and a world can be united as one," Sanu told reporters during his Super Bowl LI media session in Houston. "It's really hard for me to talk about this right now. It would take a lot of time so I just want to focus on the game and focus on football." Sanu had a career-high 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season.