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» Thursday, March 30, 2017

Newton undergoes successful shoulder surgery

5:51 PM

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Thursday.

Kelly on Kaepernick: ’There was zero distraction’

12:45 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly dismissed the notion that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a distraction last season as he staged a protest during a national anthem.

Tomlinson joins Chargers in front office role

10:52 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers are turning to a familiar face to help them adjust to a new market.

Fans of indoor team vote against signing DE Hardy

10:39 AM

Fans of an indoor football team in Utah voted against adding former NFL Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy to the roster.

» Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pro Day roundup: Miami’s Kaaya, Njoku draw crowd

9:18 PM

All 32 teams were represented at the University of Miami Pro Day workout on Wednesday with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert among the heavy hitters to see quarterback Brad Kaaya, projected first-round tight end David Njoku and the 13 "other" Hurricanes.

Passionate Harbaugh wants big changes in NFL

9:18 PM

PHOENIX - In breakneck speed during two days of league meetings Monday and Tuesday, important business was conducted. That can't be disputed.

S McDonald suspended 8 games

7:13 PM

Free agent safety T.J. McDonald has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy for substances of abuse, the league announced on Wednesday.

NFL notebook: Seahawks’ Carroll says Lynch mulling return

6:45 PM

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that retired running back Marshawn Lynch is considering a return to the NFL.

Seahawks: Sherman trade possible

6:13 PM

PHOENIX -- All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman could be traded by the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the 2017 season.

Bengals support Pacman Jones after arrest

4:54 PM

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and coach Marvin Lewis came to the defense of cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones on Wednesday.

QB Daniel agrees to deal with Saints

4:54 PM

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a deal with veteran quarterback Chase Daniel, who will return to the team as the backup to Drew Brees.

Cardinals to move Ellington from RB to WR

3:25 PM

The Arizona Cardinals are shuffling the deck in regard to Andre Ellington, coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday.

Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery

3:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith underwent offseason surgery on an ankle that caused him to miss two games at the end of the 2016 campaign, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Seahawks’ Carroll: RB Lynch considering NFL comeback

2:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that retired running back Marshawn Lynch is considering a return to the NFL.

Seahawks’ Carroll: RB Lynch considering NFL comeback

1:17 PM

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that retired running back Marshawn Lynch is considering a return to the NFL.

Jones: Cowboys plan Romo decision before training camp

10:50 AM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he plans to make a decision about the future of quarterback Tony Romo "before training camp."

Those were the days at NFL league meeting

8:58 AM

PHOENIX -- It's a wrap. That was the word Tuesday here at the NFL owners meeting, which raised the bar for rapid-fire achievement that commissioner Roger Goodell can only hope can be emulated in the pace of the game he plans to rev up.

» Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Those were the days at NFL league meeting

11:25 PM

PHOENIX -- It's a wrap. That was the word Tuesday here at the NFL owners meeting, which raised the bar for rapid-fire achievement that commissioner Roger Goodell can only hope can be emulated in the pace of the game he hopes to rev up.

Goodell plans to attend Patriots’ season-opener

10:40 PM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has stayed away from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the home of the New England Patriots, since the "Deflategate" saga happened, but he has every intention of being there for the league's season opener in September.

NFL bars leaping kick block among eight rules changes

8:53 PM

PHOENIX - A day following the NFL decision to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, NFL owners blazed through numerous rule and by-law proposals nearly as quickly as the vote on the Raiders took place Monday.

49ers re-sign RB Harris

6:54 PM

DuJuan Harris is re-joining the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year deal.

NFL notebook: New rules include banning leaping block

6:29 PM

The NFL approved eight playing rule proposals for the 2017 season Tuesday at the annual owners meeting in Phoenix, including banning the leaping block attempt on field goals and extra-point attempts.

49ers resign RB Harris

3:52 PM

DuJuan Harris is re-joining the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year deal.

Eagles sign DE Long to two-year deal

2:58 PM

Defensive end Chris Long agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, the team announced.

Kraft: Brady isn’t retiring in near future

12:52 PM

Robert Kraft does not expect Tom Brady to retire anytime soon.

Dolphins’ Ross: Owners, not public, must pay for stadiums

12:47 PM

PHOENIX - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, the lone dissenting vote on the Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas, said fans should never foot the bill for stadium construction.

Cowboys lock up Witten with four-year extension

12:09 PM

Jason Witten will remain with the only NFL team he's even known.

Raiders’ approval to move: Mirage in the Desert?

6:51 AM

PHOENIX -- After more than 40 years of pursuit, the Oakland Raiders finally received what they sought from the National Football League -- approval to move the franchise, with a 31-1 vote.

» Monday, March 27, 2017

NFL notebook: Raiders approved to relocate to Las Vegas

9:02 PM

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.

Pro Day roundup: Forrest Lamp, Tyus Bowser show first-round form

7:22 PM

Western Kentucky's projected first-round pick, Forrest Lamp, was the highlight of a relatively short list of Pro Day workouts on Monday.

Raiders legends disappointed by move to Vegas

7:09 PM

PHOENIX -- Reaction from the most historic living legends in Oakland Raiders history was one of severe disappointment and even suspicion when they learned Monday the NFL approved the franchise's move to Las Vegas by a 31-1 vote of league owners meeting here.

Raiders legends disappointed by move to Vegas

5:26 PM

PHOENIX -- Reaction from the most historic living legends in Oakland Raiders history was one of severe disappointment and even suspicion when they learned Monday the NFL approved the franchise's move to Las Vegas by a 31-1 vote of league owners meeting here.

Seahawks QB Boykin arrested after Dallas car crash

5:01 PM

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday morning in Dallas after a car in which he was a passenger crashed into a night club, injuring eight people.

Bears’ Hall, Packers’ Dorleant arrested in Iowa

4:53 PM

Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested over the weekend following an incident at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

NFL owners approve Raiders’ move to Vegas

4:41 PM

PHOENIX -- The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.

NFL owners approve Raiders’ move to Vegas

3:40 PM

The Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas.

Season tickets for Chargers sold out

3:11 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers announced Monday that all season tickets currently available for the 30,000-seat StubHub Center are sold out for the 2017 season.

Raiders get NFL’s OK to move to Vegas

2:39 PM

The Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas.

Seahawks QB Boykin arrested after Dallas car crash

12:48 PM

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday morning in Dallas after a car in which he was a passenger crashed into a night club, injuring eight people.

Bears’ Hall, Packers’ Dorleant arrested in Iowa

12:47 PM

Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested over the weekend following an incident at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

» Sunday, March 26, 2017

Raiders’ move expected to be approved Monday

10:29 PM

PHOENIX -- If only the walls could talk inside the Arizona Biltmore, where NFL relocation has been front and center over the last three decades.

Raiders’ move expected to be approved Monday

9:41 PM

PHOENIX -- If only the walls could talk inside the Arizona Biltmore, where NFL relocation has been front and center over the last three decades.

Raiders’ move expected to be approved Monday

7:37 PM

PHOENIX -- If only the walls could talk inside the Arizona Biltmore, where NFL relocation has been front and center over the last three decades.

NFL notebook: Goodell no fan of Oakland’s latest pitch

5:51 PM

The City of Oakland's 11th-hour stadium plan appears to be too little, too late for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's liking.

Lions RB Riddick reportedly had surgery on both wrists

5:31 PM

Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both of his wrists before going on injured reserve last season, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Jackson: Osweiler is Browns’ quarterback until he’s not

5:31 PM

Almost three weeks after the Cleveland Browns acquired Brock Osweiler in a surprise trade with the Houston Texans, the quarterback remains in limbo.

Goodell no fan of Oakland’s latest pitch

11:46 AM

The City of Oakland's 11th-hour stadium plan appears to be too little, too late for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's liking.

» Saturday, March 25, 2017

NFL notebook: Peterson willing to take less money for right fit

6:46 PM

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, still unemployed, says "it's not all about the money" and he is in "no rush" to sign with a new team.

Bengals release LB Maualuga

5:00 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals released veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, the team announced on Saturday.

3:08 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to re-sign defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry, adding depth to the position.

RB Peterson willing to take less money for right fit

1:06 PM

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, still unemployed, says "it's not all about the money" and he is in "no rush" to sign with a new team.

Oakland submits revised stadium plan

12:02 PM

Three days before a potential vote that would cement the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the city of Oakland submitted a revised plan for a $1.3 billion stadium on the site of the current home of the vagabond franchise.

» Friday, March 24, 2017

Decision in the Desert: Raiders to Las Vegas?

10:20 PM

After National Football League owners gather in Phoenix beginning Sunday for their annual spring meeting, a vote is expected as early as Monday on relocation of the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Oakland submits revised stadium plan

9:47 PM

Three days before a potential vote that would cement the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the city of Oakland submitted a revised plan for a $1.3 billion stadium on the site of the current home of the vagabond franchise.

Clay Matthews Sr., dead at 88

8:11 PM

Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of one of the NFL's most successful family trees, died on Thursday night. He was 88.

NFL notebook: Bears sign QB Sanchez

7:08 PM

The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract on Friday.

Cowboys sign T Bell to one-year deal

6:44 PM

The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran offensive tackle Byron Bell to a one-year contract on Friday.

RB Peterson’s demands too pricy for some teams

3:25 PM

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is reportedly asking for a premium price on the open market, and teams are not willing to meet the demand.

Redskins ink WR Quick

1:50 PM

The Washington Redskins signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Brian Quick on Friday to add depth at the position.

Colts release DT Jones

1:37 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released defensive tackle Arthur Jones on Friday to clear salary-cap space.

Patriots slated to visit White House

1:37 PM

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will make their fifth trip to the White House on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Thursday.

Packers re-sign RB Michael

1:37 PM

The Green Bay Packers addressed their limited backfield by re-signing running back Christine Michael to a contract.

Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal

1:37 PM

The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract on Friday.

Panthers sign RB Stewart to extension through 2018

11:23 AM

The Carolina Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart on Friday to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

» Thursday, March 23, 2017

NFL notebook: Brady’s jerseys back with Patriots

7:46 PM

The stolen Super Bowl jerseys belonging to quarterback Tom Brady were returned to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the FBI announced.

Missing Brady jerseys returned

7:24 PM

The stolen Super Bowl jerseys belonging to quarterback Tom Brady were returned to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the FBI announced.

Chargers re-sign RB Oliver

4:07 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year contract, the team announced.

Jets sign free agent WR Patton

4:07 PM

The New York Jets added depth at wide receiver by agreeing to terms with Quinton Patton on Thursday.

Kosar addresses insensitive Dwight Clark remark

3:01 PM

Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar wrote on Twitter that he meant "no disrespect" to Dwight Clark after making a comment on Cleveland radio about the ex-tight end's ALS diagnosis.

Packers TE Bennett blasts NFL celebration training

2:59 PM

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett isn't a fan of the NFL's plan to instruct players how to properly celebrate on the field in an upcoming video.

Goodell: Blandino gets final say on all replays

2:59 PM

NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino could be in for a few hectic Sundays at replay headquarters.

Report: Saints’ Payton kicked tires on Manziel

12:48 PM

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and Johnny Manziel were discussing a return to the league for the embattled quarterback during last month's Super Bowl, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday.

Raiders up next in Goodell’s All The Wrong Moves series

12:28 PM

NFL owners will discuss a pitch next week followed by a decision whether to allow the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas. That this is even a matter of discussion is another indication of the failed leadership of Roger Goodell, the league's commissioner.

» Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vikings RB Murray has surgery on ankle

7:41 PM

Running back Latavius Murray, signed by the Minnesota Vikings last week, underwent successful ankle surgery Wednesday.

NFL notebook: Goodell wants to improve pace of game

6:45 PM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it.

Jaguars sign TE Rivera

5:45 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars may have found their replacement for Julius Thomas by signing fellow tight end Mychal Rivera to a contract on Wednesday.

Prosecutor drops Pacman Jones’ felony charge

5:20 PM

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones will not face a felony charge in anĀ alleged spitting incident at the Hamilton County Jail.

Goodell outlines changes to improve pace of play

3:51 PM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it.

Dolphins LB Misi restructures contract

2:51 PM

The Miami Dolphins restructured linebacker Koa Misi's contract for the 2017 season, allowing him to stay with the team, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Owners may vote next week on Raiders’ proposed Vegas move

1:11 PM

NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas,.

» Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NFL notebook: Panthers’ Newton to undergo shoulder surgery

7:28 PM

Star quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff next Thursday, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced.

Dolphins sign Alonso to three-year, $25 million extension

6:36 PM

The Miami Dolphins locked up linebacker Kiko Alonso with a contract that runs through the 2020 season.

Colts add Aiken to group of receivers

6:13 PM

Unrestricted free agent wide receiver Kamar Aiken signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.

Falcons sign three free agents

5:08 PM

The Atlanta Falcons signed three free agents -- fullback Derrick Coleman, guard Hugh Thornton and fullback Soma Vainuku -- on Tuesday.

Giants sign RB Draughn, retain LB Robinson

4:45 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has agreed to a contract with the New York Giants, according to multiple reports. Terms of Draughn's contract were not reported.

Kaepernick the target of Trump jab

4:11 PM

Colin Kaepernick is the latest target of President Donald Trump's verbal jabs.

Panthers QB Newton to undergo surgery

4:03 PM

Star quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff next Thursday, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced.

Jones undergoes surgery, expects to play in 2017

3:36 PM

Washington Huskies cornerback Sidney Jones, a top NFL prospect, underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon on Tuesday.

Trubisky solid but not spectacular in throwing session

2:29 PM

Continuing the positive momentum he created at the Scouting Combine a couple weeks ago, North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed approximately 63 of 70 passes during a scripted throwing session on Tuesday attended by an estimated 75 scouts representing virtually every NFL team.

Alualu opts to sign two-year deal with Steelers

2:29 PM

It didn't take long for Tyson Alualu to make up his mind.

Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen

1:55 PM

The Minnesota Vikings finalized their agreement with wide receiver Adam Thielen on Tuesday, the team announced.

Giants agrees to terms with RB Draughn

1:02 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has agreed to a contract with the New York Giants, according to multiple reports.

Saints land LB Te’o with two-year deal

12:52 PM

Manti Te'o and the Saints have agreed on a two-year deal to bring the former Chargers linebacker and defensive co-captain to New Orleans, ESPN reports.

Falcons announce five-year extension for McKay

12:00 PM

The Atlanta Falcons announced a five-year contract extension through June 2022 for team president and CEO Rich McKay on Tuesday.

» Monday, March 20, 2017

Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys recovered

11:59 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday.

Jets sign QB McCown

9:41 PM

The New York Jets signed journeyman quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year contract on Monday.

Cowboys sign backup QB Moore

9:28 PM

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed Kellen Moore on Monday to address the team's backup quarterback situation for the 2017 season.

Bears re-sign S Prosinski

6:47 PM

The Chicago Bears re-signed safety Chris Prosinski to a one-year contract on Monday.

NFL notebook: Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys recovered

6:03 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday.

Patriots release RB Gaffney

6:01 PM

The New England Patriots released running back Tyler Gaffney on Monday.

Redskins re-sign OT Nsekhe

5:38 PM

The Washington Redskins re-signed offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe to a contract on Monday.

Giants go with Smith as backup QB plan

5:36 PM

The New York Giants signed former Jets quarterback Geno Smith to a contract on Monday.

Chargers re-sign OL Wiggins, DT Palepoi

5:29 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers bolstered both lines of scrimmage on Monday, re-signing offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins and defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi.

Steelers sign RB Davis, CB Sensabaugh

5:06 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed running back Knile Davis to a one-year contract and cornerback depth with Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year deal, adding depth at the positions from the unrestricted free agents.

Raiders sign QB Manuel, LB Jenkins

4:50 PM

The Oakland Raiders added depth behind starting quarterback Derek Carr, signing former first-round pick EJ Manuel on Monday.

Colts officially sign LB Spence

4:23 PM

The Indianapolis Colts officially signed unrestricted free agent inside linebacker Sean Spence on Monday.

Steelers ink RB Davis to 1-year pact

4:04 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed unrestricted free agent running back Knile Davis to a one-year contract Monday, adding depth at the position.

Saints may be close to deal for Patriots CB Butler

3:05 PM

The New Orleans Saints are close to a deal to acquire New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, according to a published report Monday.

Cowboys sign backup QB Moore

2:40 PM

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed Kellen Moore on Monday to address the team's backup quarterback situation for the 2017 season.

Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys recovered

1:42 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday.

Panthers re-sign CB Williams

12:44 PM

The Carolina Panthers re-signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Teddy Williams to a one-year contract on Monday.

Bengals sign LB Minter to one-year deal

12:19 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year contract on Monday.

Colts officially sign LB Spence

11:45 AM

The Indianapolis Colts officially signed unrestricted free agent inside linebacker Sean Spence on Monday.

Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys recovered

11:07 AM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday.

NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Spence, Sean

3:20 AM

LB Sean Spence signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports Sunday.

» Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bears great Sayers reportedly dealing with dementia

11:19 PM

Former Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers, who became the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 40 years ago, was diagnosed with dementia four years ago, according to a story in Sunday's Kansas City Star.

Ex-49er Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis

10:28 PM

Dwight Clark, a former San Francisco 49ers receiver whose touchdown reception in the 1982 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys is known as "The Catch" in the Bay Area, announced on his blog on Sunday that he has ALS.

Colts sign LB Spence

1:13 PM

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent linebacker Sean Spence, according to multiple reports Sunday.

» Saturday, March 18, 2017

LB Minter set to join Bengals

8:33 PM

Hard-hitting linebacker Kevin Minter is joining the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jets sign CB Claiborne to one-year deal

7:08 PM

The New York Jets signed oft-injured cornerback Morris Claiborne on Saturday in an attempt to improve their secondary.

Bucs sign K Folk to compete for starting job

4:01 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent veteran kicker Nick Folk on Saturday.

Bills sign ex-Raiders WR Holmes

3:59 PM

The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes on Saturday.

» Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro Day roundup: Combine snubs draw scouts

7:07 PM

Pro Day workouts are important for every aspiring NFL prospect but they are absolutely critical for those who went uninvited to last month's Scouting Combine.

NFL notebook: Giants DE Pierre-Paul inks deal

6:07 PM

The New York Giants signed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Cardinals sign DT Rucker to one-year deal

5:20 PM

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Frostee Rucker to a one-year contract on Friday.

Cardinals sign DT Rucker to one-year deal

4:58 PM

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Frostee Rucker to a one-year contract on Friday.

Giants DE Pierre-Paul signs four-year deal

4:11 PM

The New York Giants signed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday.

QB Geno Smith expected to sign with Giants

3:12 PM

The New York Giants are expected to sign former Jets quarterback Geno Smith on Monday after he undergoes a physical this weekend.

Ex-Bills coach Ryan to join ESPN

2:47 PM

Rex Ryan will be spending this fall without an NFL head coaching job for the first time since 2008. Instead, he'll reportedly be paid to analyze and talk about football.

Bears sign DT Jenkins to one-year deal

1:43 PM

The Chicago Bears beefed up their defensive line on Friday by signing defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year deal.

Colts sign NT Woods, re-sign DB Butler

1:40 PM

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent nose tackle Al Woods to a two-year, $5 million deal on Friday.

Giants DE Pierre-Paul agrees to four-year deal

1:17 PM

The New York Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul agreed to a four-year contract, according to multiple reports Friday.

Raiders consider acquiring retired RB Lynch

11:32 AM

The Oakland Raiders are considering a move to acquire retired running back Marshawn Lynch, according to reports Friday.

Patriots sign CB Coleman

10:13 AM

The New England Patriots signed exclusive rights free agent cornerback Justin Coleman on Friday.

» Thursday, March 16, 2017

Raiders add another weapon in former Packers TE Cook

7:48 PM

The Oakland Raiders added another weapon to their passing game Thursday, signing unrestricted free agent tight end Jared Cook.

Pro Day roundup: Watson center stage at Clemson

7:40 PM

All 32 NFL teams were represented at Clemson's pro day to watch 14 prospects work out at the Tigers indoor facility. The main attractions were quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Mike Williams.

NFL notebook:Falcons add DT Poe

6:25 PM

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe on Thursday.

Vikings officially part ways with Peterson

6:07 PM

The Minnesota Vikings confirmed Thursday that running back Adrian Peterson won't be back with the team next season.

Ravens bring CB Carr into fold

5:07 PM

The Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement in principle with veteran cornerback Brandon Carr on a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Redskins sign LB Carter

4:33 PM

The Washington Redskins signed free agent linebacker Chris Carter to a contract on Thursday.

Cowboys re-sign RB McFadden

3:41 PM

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed one backup running back on Thursday after seeing another accept an offer from another team.

Jaguars sign LB McNary

2:06 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars added depth among their linebackers on Thursday by signing free agent Josh McNary to a contract.

49ers retain DT Jones

1:52 PM

The San Francisco 49ers and defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to terms on a one-year deal Thursday.

Falcons land Pro Bowl DT Poe

1:44 PM

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe on Thursday.

Agent: Colts sign DT Woods

12:22 PM

Defensive tackle Al Woods changed teams but is not moving out of the AFC South.

Rams, RB Dunbar agree to terms

12:03 PM

The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms with running back Lance Dunbar, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Buccaneers OT Cherilus announces retirement

10:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus announced his retirement over social media on Thursday morning.

Vikings add RB Murray, bring back CB Newman, WR Thielen

2:43 AM

The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of running back Latavius Murray on Wednesday night, a move that likely shuts the door on the return of longtime star Adrian Peterson.

» Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pro Day roundup: Arkansas WR Reed shows burst

7:29 PM

Report from Wednesday action:

Redskins re-sign DE Hood, OT Painter

6:57 PM

The Washington Redskins bolstered their offensive and defensive lines Wednesday, re-signing defensive lineman Ziggy Hood and offensive tackle Vinston Painter.

NFL notebook: Patriots LB Hightower inks 4-year pact

6:12 PM

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower agreed to a four-year, $43.5 million deal, his agent announced Wednesday.

Jets TE Seferian-Jenkins suspended two games

5:53 PM

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended two games by the league on Wednesday for violating its substance abuse policy.

49ers acquire C Zuttah from Ravens

5:36 PM

The San Francisco 49ers acquired Pro Bowl center Jeremy Zuttah from the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday in a deal that also saw the clubs exchange sixth-round picks in the 2017 draft.

Vikings agree to bring back CB Newman, WR Thielen

5:04 PM

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with cornerback Terence Newman and wide receiver Adam Thielen on Wednesday.

Bucs re-sign C Hawley

4:46 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with center Joe Hawley on a two-year contract Wednesday.

Redskins’ Callahan adds assistant head coach to title

4:20 PM

The Washington Redskins named Bill Callahan as an assistant head coach on Wednesday.

All charges dismissed against former Jets CB Revis

3:38 PM

A Pittsburgh judge dropped all charges against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stemming from an alleged aggravated assault incident last month.

Steelers sign WR Hunter to one-year deal

3:37 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth to their receiving corps by agreeing to a one-year contract with wide receiver Justin Hunter, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

LB Hightower returns to Patriots on $43.5M deal

2:37 PM

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower agreed to a four-year, $43.5 million deal, his agent announced Wednesday.

Colts re-sign RB Turbin

1:15 PM

The Indianapolis Colts re-signed running back Robert Turbin on Wednesday.

Vikings agree to bring back CB Newman

1:15 PM

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with cornerback Terence Newman on Wednesday.

Lions re-sign LS Muhlbach

11:27 AM

The Detroit Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bills WR Harvin retires again

10:56 PM

Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who came out of retirement to appear in two games for the Buffalo Bills last season, is retiring again.

Pro Day roundup: Youngstown State pass rushers attract NFL eyes

10:44 PM

Report from Tuesday action:

Bills QB Taylor took significant pay cut to stay with team

7:16 PM

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor restructured his contract and will take what amounts to a $10 million pay cut to stay in western New York, ESPN reported Tuesday.

NFL notebook: RB Lacy set to sign with Seahawks

7:12 PM

Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal. Lacy, 26, would make $5.5 million. Of that amount, $3 million will be fully guaranteed.

Bears re-sign K Barth

6:40 PM

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that kicker Connor Barth will return next season with a one-year contract.

Cardinals sign LB Jarvis Jones

6:34 PM

The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Jarvis Jones to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Vikings sign DE Datone Jones

6:22 PM

The Minnesota Vikings signed free agent defensive end Datone Jones, the team announced.

Patriots sign RB Burkhead

5:52 PM

The New England Patriots signed running back Rex Burkhead on Tuesday, the team announced.

Rams re-sign K Zuerlein

5:24 PM

Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein signed a three-year contract to remain with the club on Tuesday.

RB Lacy agrees to deal with Seahawks

4:51 PM

Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal.

Chiefs snag DT Logan on 1-year deal

3:46 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs and defensive tackle Bennie Logan agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

CB House returning to Packers for second stint

2:25 PM

Davon House is returning to Green Bay after a two-year hiatus.

RB Lacy agrees to deal with Seahawks

1:16 PM

Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Patriots CB Butler slated to visit Saints

12:44 PM

Malcolm Butler is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, according to a report.

Geno Smith could start for Browns

11:23 AM

Geno Smith is 26 years old and comes with starting experience as a former second-round pick of the New York Jets.

Cousins denies asking Redskins owner Snyder for trade

10:42 AM

Kirk Cousins refuted a report stating that he asked for a trade when speaking with Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, saying that he was only trying to find out what the franchise's plans were for him.

Raiders add WR/KR Patterson

12:18 AM

The Oakland Raiders added another weapon for quarterback Derek Carr on Monday, signing free agent wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

» Monday, March 13, 2017

QB Foles returns to Eagles on 2-year deal; Daniel released

11:41 PM

Quarterback Nick Foles is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles after agreeing to a two-year deal on Monday.

NFL notebook: LB Ware announces retirement

8:29 PM

DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons on Monday.

LB Ware calls it quits after 12 seasons

5:07 PM

DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons on Monday.

Cardinals bring back RB Ellington on one-year deal

4:52 PM

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed running back Andre Ellington to a one-year contract Monday.

Colts sign LB Mingo to one-year deal

2:53 PM

The Indianapolis Colts signed unrestricted free agent Barkevious Mingo to a one-year contract on Monday.

Updated NFL draft order, team-by-team picks

2:33 PM

The first four days of the NFL league year saw seven players change teams in trades with the Patriots pulling off three.

Steelers RB Bell undergoes groin surgery

1:53 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery Monday to repair the groin injury that forced him out of the AFC Championship Game.

Panthers re-sign OL Scott

12:50 PM

The Carolina Panthers re-signed offensive lineman Chris Scott to a one-year contract on Monday.

QB Foles returns to Eagles on two-year deal

12:30 PM

Quarterback Nick Foles is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles after agreeing to a two-year deal on Monday.

» Sunday, March 12, 2017

Report: Osweiler tiff with O’Brien helped prompt trade

8:27 PM

The Houston Texans sent shockwaves through the NFL on the first day of free agency, sending a second-round pick in 2018 to Cleveland to get the Browns to take quarterback Brock Osweiler off their hands.

NFL notebook: OL Lang leaves Packers, joins Lions

5:14 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free agent guard T.J. Lang to a three-year contract.

OL Lang leaves Packers, joins Lions

4:53 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent guard T.J. Lang to a three-year contract.

NT Miller moves on from Jaguars

3:55 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars released nose tackle Roy Miller on Sunday after four seasons with the team.

Jaguars part ways with NT Miller

3:43 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars released nose tackle Roy Miller on Sunday after four seasons with the team.

Buccaneers re-sign CB Robinson

2:46 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed cornerback and special teams standout Josh Robinson on Sunday.

Giants, OL Fluker agree to one-year deal

2:09 PM

The New York Giants and free agent offensive lineman D.J. Fluker agreed on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Bengals host RB Mixon for visit

2:03 PM

After not being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Joe Mixon spent some time with the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend.

Broncos keep Stephenson with restructured deal

12:48 PM

The Denver Broncos reportedly restructured their contract with offensive tackle Donald Stephenson that keeps him with the team.

Falcons RT Schraeder restructures deal

12:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder reportedly agreed to convert his roster bonus into a signing bonus to help the team save salary cap space.

Reports: Peterson to visit Seahawks

10:08 AM

Former Minnesota Vikings standout Adrian Peterson is scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

» Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bears ink deal with WR Wright

8:15 PM

The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Kendall Wright, according to published reports Saturday.

NFL notebook: Panthers bring back Peppers, Munnerlyn

5:56 PM

The Carolina Panthers officially signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Julius Peppers to a one-year contract on Saturday.

Browns hope to unload newly-acquired QB Osweiler

5:13 PM

The Cleveland Browns may have traded for quarterback Brock Osweiler with his $16 million guaranteed salary on the first day of free agency, but he is expected to be dealt again or released.

Washington CB Jones injured on Pro Day

4:18 PM

Cornerback Sidney Jones of the University of Washington, projected as a first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft, was carted off the field Saturday because of an apparent injury to his left leg on the Huskies' Pro Day.

Romo’s contract makes Cowboy trade difficult

3:59 PM

The Dallas Cowboys still want a trade partner for veteran Tony Romo, but thus far are not finding any teams willing to take on the 36-year-old quarterback's contract.

Lions sign CB Hayden, TE Fells, WR Martin

3:46 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free agent cornerback DJ Hayden, tight end Darren Fells and wide receiver Keshawn Martin to contracts, the team announced Saturday.

DL Guy signs with Patriots

3:25 PM

The New England Patriots continued their offseason retooling, signing defensive lineman Lawrence Guy to a four-year contract on Saturday, according to published reports.

Ex-Jet QB Smith meets with Gaints

3:08 PM

Former New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is planning to meet with the Giants, who are searching for a backup to Eli Manning.

Bills re-sign LB Alexander

2:57 PM

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who had a breakout season with the Buffalo Bills in 2016 at the age of 33, was rewarded by the team with a two-year, $9-million contract that he signed on Saturday.

Cowboys T Free says he will retire

2:52 PM

The Dallas Cowboys lost their second offensive lineman in as many days with the announcement on Saturday that right tackle Doug Free plans to retire.

Chiefs ink S Sorenson to 4-year extension

2:28 PM

The Kansas Chiefs and safety Daniel Sorensen agreed to a four-year contract extension, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Buccaneers sign S Wilcox, DT Siliga

2:26 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to bolster their defense, signing free-agent safety J.J. Wilcox and re-signing defensive tackle Sealver Siliga on Saturday.

Lions sign CB Hayden, TE Fells

1:57 PM

The Detroit Lions signed cornerback DJ Hayden and tight end Darren Fells to free agent contracts, the team announced Saturday.

Panthers bring back Peppers, Munnerlyn

1:26 PM

The Carolina Panthers officially signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Julius Peppers to a one-year contract on Saturday.

Analyzing NFL’s quarterback chaos

3:32 AM

With even more than the usual curiosity, chaos and confusion about quarterbacks as NFL teams try to set their 2017 rosters, The Sports Xchange cut through social media guesswork and went to professionals who know the realities about the players and teams involved.

WRs on move as Cooks joins Pats, Pryor to Redskins

12:22 AM

While the second day of the league wasn't as chaotic as the first, there was still plenty of intrigue and eye-opening deals while things were eerily quiet on the quarterback front.

» Friday, March 10, 2017

QB Barkley, WR Robinson, LB Coyle join 49ers

9:19 PM

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Barkley, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson and linebacker Brock Coyle on Friday.

Packers, TE Bennett agree to terms on deal

8:43 PM

Tight end Martellus Bennett has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers on Friday after spending just one season with the New England Patriots and picking up a Super Bowl ring.

QB Barkley, WR Robinson, LB Coyle join 49ers

8:38 PM

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Barkley, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson and linebacker Brock Coyle on Friday.

Saints deal WR Cooks to Patriots

8:28 PM

The New England Patriots picked up a huge weapon for Tom Brady, acquiring wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints on Friday night for a first- and third-round pick in this year's draft.

Panthers sign LT Kalil, WRs Johnson, Shepard

8:07 PM

The Carolina Panthers signed unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil to a five-year, $55.5 million contract on Friday.

Colts sign linebackers Sheard and Simon

8:04 PM

The Indianapolis Colts signed unrestricted free agent linebackers Jabaal Sheard and John Simon to contracts on Friday.

WR Williams, DT Paea agree to deals with Cowboys

7:32 PM

The Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Terrance Williams agreed on a four-year contract Friday, according to multiple reports.

Packers, TE Bennett agree to terms on deal

7:20 PM

Tight end Martellus Bennett has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers on Friday after spending just one season with the New England Patriots and picking up a Super Bowl ring.

Vikings fortify OL with signing of Remmers

7:10 PM

The Minnesota Vikings continued to bolster their offensive line by signing tackle Mike Remmers to a five-year, $30 million contract on Friday.

Panthers sign LT Kalil, WR Shepard

6:46 PM

The Carolina Panthers signed unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil to a five-year, $55.5 million contract on Friday.

NFL notebook: Browns release QB Griffin

6:10 PM

The Cleveland Browns released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Friday, a day after acquiring Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.

Ravens DB/LB Levine inks 3-year deal

5:15 PM

Baltimore Ravens defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine Sr. agreed to terms on a three-year contract Friday.

Redskins sign WR Pryor, DL McClain, two others

5:03 PM

The Washington Redskins signed four unrestricted free agents on Friday, including wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. and defensive lineman Terrell McClain.

Panthers deal DE Ealy to Patriots

4:29 PM

The Carolina Panthers traded defensive end Kony Ealy along with a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft choice, ESPN reported Friday.

OLB Peppers returns to Panthers

4:24 PM

Julius Peppers is returning to the franchise in which he started his NFL career after the outside linebacker agreed to a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers on Friday.

TE Cameron retires amid concern about concussions

4:00 PM

Tight end Jordan Cameron has decided to retire after six years in the NFL because of health concerns related to concussions.

Lions sign DT Spence, OT Wagner, two others

3:30 PM

The Detroit Lions signed defensive tackle Akeem Spence and offensive tackle Rick Wagner to free agent contracts on Friday.

Cardinals add LB Dansby, K Dawson

3:26 PM

The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby and a two-year deal with 42-year-old kicker Phil Dawson, the team announced Friday.

Report: Redskins consider Mayock for GM position

3:19 PM

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock is a candidate for the Washington Redskins' general manager position, ESPN reported Friday.

Browns release QB Griffin

2:41 PM

The Cleveland Browns released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Friday, a day after acquiring Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.

OLB Peppers returns to Panthers

2:01 PM

Julius Peppers is returning to the franchise in which he started his NFL career after the outside linebacker agreed to a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers on Friday.

Browns release QB Griffin

1:52 PM

The Cleveland Browns released quarterback Robert Griffin III on Friday, a day after acquiring Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.

Redskins load up on defensive signings

1:04 PM

The Washington Redskins signed three unrestricted free agents on Friday, including defensive lineman Terrell McClain.

Colts release CB Robinson

12:58 PM

The Indianapolis Colts released cornerback Patrick Robinson on Friday after the 29-year-old suffered through a disappointing 2016 campaign.

Lions sign DT Spence, OT Wagner

12:17 PM

The Detroit Lions signed defensive tackle Akeem Spence and offensive tackle Rick Wagner to free agent contracts on Friday.

Cards’ deal with DE Jones: five years, $83M

12:10 PM

Chandler Jones signed a five-year contract worth $83 million with the Arizona Cardinals, a long-term pact that removes the franchise tag assigned Jones on Feb. 27.

Redskins QB Cousins signs franchise tender

12:07 PM

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins officially signed his one-year franchise tender on Friday for the guaranteed salary of almost $24 million this season.

Lions sign DT Spence, OT Wagner

11:24 AM

The Detroit Lions signed defensive tackle Akeem Spence and offensive tackle Rick Wagner to free agent contracts on Friday.

Garoppolo trade post a hoax

9:38 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo's early morning farewell to Boston was a hoax pulled off by someone other than the Patriots' backup quarterback Friday.

Busy Rams deal DE Hayes to Dolphins

2:38 AM

The Los Angeles Rams traded defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins late Thursday night -- the biggest among several moves the Rams made to free up salary-cap space.

NFL frenzy features more than QBs

2:19 AM

While the main focus of the NFL's free-agent frenzy is on quarterbacks, plenty of other players agreed or signed new deals Thursday when the league's 2014 season officially began at 4 p.m. ET.

» Thursday, March 9, 2017

NFL frenzy features more than QBs

9:57 PM

While the main focus of the NFL's free-agent frenzy is on quarterbacks, plenty of other players agreed or signed new deals Thursday when the league's 2014 season officially began at 4 p.m. ET.

Five-year, $54 million deal keeps NT Williams with Ravens

9:56 PM

The Baltimore Ravens and Brandon Williams agreed in principle Thursday on a five-year contract worth $54 million -- including an eye-popping $27 million in guaranteed money -- that makes him the highest-paid nose tackle in the NFL.

No immediate move from RB Peterson

9:20 PM

The start of the new NFL league year came Thursday afternoon, and there was no shortage of bombshells, signings and head-scratching moves.

Redskins fire GM McCloughan

8:22 PM

Scot McCloughan is out as Washington Redskins general manager.

QBs steal spotlight on frenzied first day of free agency

8:17 PM

On a frenzied day that marked the start of the 2017 league year in the NFL, quarterbacks took center stage. Nothing unusual about that.

Dolphins retain S Jones with five-year deal

7:38 PM

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones signed a five-year deal that runs through the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday.

Lions release oft-injured LB Levy

7:22 PM

The Detroit Lions parted ways with linebacker DeAndre Levy on Thursday after he struggled with injuries over the past two seasons.

Chargers sign Okung to $53M deal

6:35 PM

Offensive tackle Russell Okung signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Vikings bulk up OL by signing Reiff

6:34 PM

The Minnesota Vikings bolstered their offensive line on Thursday when they signed former Detroit Lions tackle Riley Reiff.

Bills add Hyde, Poyer

6:30 PM

The Buffalo Bills made moves to shore up the back of their secondary by agreeing to terms with safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer on Thursday's opening day of the free-agency period.

Seahawks agree to deal with OT Joeckel

6:21 PM

The Seattle Seahawks made their first major offseason addition Thursday when they reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Luke Joeckel.

QB Vince Young gets chance in CFL

6:17 PM

Quarterback Vince Young, who has not played in a professional game since 2011, signed to play with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Thursday.

Texans send Osweiler to Browns

6:10 PM

In Houston and Cleveland, everyone is waiting for the next shoe to drop after the Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler, a sixth-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2018 to the Browns for just a fourth-round compensatory selection in next month's draft.

Browns acquire QB Osweiler, plan to move him

6:08 PM

Brock Osweiler was unloaded by the Houston Texans in a trade to the Cleveland Browns, but he's not long for Ohio.

Texans send Osweiler to Browns

5:53 PM

In Houston and Cleveland, everyone is waiting for the next shoe to drop after the Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler, a sixth-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2018 to the Browns for just a fourth-round compensatory selection in next month's draft.

Jaguars land DE Campbell, CB Bouye

5:28 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell to a contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Browns continue strengthening offensive line

5:28 PM

The Cleveland Browns made Kevin Zeitler the highest-paid guard in NFL history when the two sides agreed on a five-year, $60 million deal, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Panthers unite T Matt Kalil with brother Ryan

5:22 PM

The Carolina Panthers are expected to sign Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, ESPN reported Thursday.

Chargers re-sign QB Clemens; Rivers’ backup

5:21 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Clemens on Thursday. Clemens reportedly signed a one-year, $1.065 million deal.

DeSean Jackson signs three-year, $35M deal

5:20 PM

Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bengals re-sign CB Kirkpatrick

5:10 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals retained cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick by signing him to a five-year contract on Thursday.

Eagles sign WR Jeffery

4:44 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles and free agent receiver Alshon Jeffery agreed to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday.

Panthers unit T Matt Kalil with brother Ryan

3:59 PM

The Carolina Panthers are expected to sign Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, ESPN reported Thursday.

Browns continue strengthening offensive line

3:43 PM

The Cleveland Browns made Kevin Zeitler the highest-paid guard in NFL history when the two sides agreed on a five-year, $60 million deal, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Former NFL QB Young gets chance in NFL

3:26 PM

Quarterback Vince Young, who has not played in a professional game since 2011, signed to play with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Thursday.

Chargers re-sign QB Clemens; Rivers’ backup

3:09 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Clemens on Thursday. Clemens reportedly signed a one-year, $1.065 million deal.

Report: Cowboys shopping Romo, no plan to release QB

3:05 PM

Quarterback Tony Romo is leaving Dallas, but the Cowboys are still attempting to find a trade partner for the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

Cards DE Campbell joining Jaguars

2:52 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell to a contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Bears will release QB Cutler

2:46 PM

Quarterback Jay Cutler was granted his release from the Chicago Bears on Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.

Report: Cowboys shopping Romo

2:46 PM

Quarterback Tony Romo is leaving Dallas, but the Cowboys are still attempting to find a trade partner for the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

Cardinals, S Bethea agree to three-year deal

2:45 PM

The Arizona Cardinals agreed to a three-year deal with strong safety Antoine Bethea, the club announced Thursday.

Patriots, Saints talking Butler-for-Cooks deal

2:19 PM

The New England Patriots are in deep discussions with New Orleans about shipping Pro Bowl cornerback Malcolm Butler to the Saints for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Pro Bowl CB Gilmore to sign with Patriots

2:16 PM

Stephon Gilmore may be changing teams but the Pro Bowl cornerback isn't leaving the AFC East.

Bills release S Williams

1:47 PM

The Buffalo Bills announced the release of oft-injured safety Aaron Williams Thursday.

Packers re-sign pass rusher Perry

1:37 PM

The Green Bay Packers will re-sign pass rusher Nick Perry to a long-term deal, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Former Chiefs RB Charles has interest from Seahawks

1:37 PM

Jamaal Charles and the Seattle Seahawks might be a match.

Bears add Demps to compete at safety

1:08 PM

Safety Quintin Demps benefited from a career year last season by agreeing to a three-year deal worth $13.5 million with the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

Rams add Woods to receiver corps

1:03 PM

Wide receiver Robert Woods is headed back to southern California after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Panthers LB Klein, WR Ginn flee for Saints

12:57 PM

Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are on the move but are staying in the NFC South, agreeing to terms with the New Orleans Saints.

Broncos reel in OG Leary

12:49 PM

Offensive guard Ronald Leary agreed to terms on a four-year, $35 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Cousins reportedly asked Redskins for a trade

12:47 PM

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins asked team owner Daniel Snyder for a trade without a long-term contract in place, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Thursday, citing league and team sources.

WR Smith lands in Philadelphia

12:39 PM

Wide receiver Torrey Smith hopes to have fun in Philadelphia. Released Tuesday by the 49ers, the Eagles announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with the speedy pass-catcher on a three-year contract.

Packers re-sign pass rusher Perry

12:20 PM

The Green Bay Packers will re-sign pass rusher Nick Perry to a long-term deal, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Eagles release DE Barwin

11:55 AM

Defensive end Connor Barwin was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.

Falcons re-sign Schaub and Upshaw

11:50 AM

The Atlanta Falcons announced the re-signing of two of their own unrestricted free agents Thursday: defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw and quarterback Matt Schaub. The Schaub agreement had been reported Wednesday.

Rams to sign LT Whitworth

11:29 AM

The Los Angeles Rams addressed their offensive line by reaching a contract agreeement with left tackle Andrew Whitworth on Thursday.

Veteran WR Britt to sign four-year deal with Browns

11:23 AM

The Cleveland Browns are expected to sign veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt to a four-year contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Veteran WR Britt to sign four-year deal with Browns

11:01 AM

The Cleveland Browns are expected to sign veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt to a four-year contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Pro Bowl CB Gilmore to sign with Patriots

10:59 AM

Stephon Gilmore may be changing teams but the Pro Bowl cornerback isn't leaving the AFC East.

Veteran WR Jackson expected to sign with Bucs

10:33 AM

Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson plans to sign a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

QBs Romo, Taylor head flurry of moves

1:08 AM

As the countdown hurtles toward Thursday's 4 p.m. ET start of the NFL league year, Wednesday was another busy day as teams tried to re-sign their players while negotiating with players from other teams.

» Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dolphins retain WR Stills, DE Branch

9:07 PM

Keeping their own free agents, not spending to land others, was the focus of the 2017 offseason for the Miami Dolphins and head coach Adam Gase.

NFL notebook: Cowboys poised to release Romo

8:57 PM

The Dallas Cowboys plan to release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday to end his 14-year run with the team as the new league year gets underway, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

WR LaFell staying in Cincinnati

8:48 PM

Wide receiver Brandon LaFell re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday.

QBs Romo, Taylor head flurry of moves

7:54 PM

As the countdown hurtles toward Thursday's 4 p.m. start of the new league year, Wednesday was another busy day as NFL teams tried to re-sign their own players while negotiating with players from other teams.

WR LaFell staying in Cincinnati

5:57 PM

Wide receiver Brandon LaFell re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday.

Patriots send fourth-rounder to Colts for TE Allen

5:53 PM

Tight end Dwayne Allen is on the move after the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts agreed to a trade on Wednesday.

Lions set to sign RT Wagner

5:44 PM

Free agent right tackle Ricky Wagner agreed to a five-year contract worth up to $9 million per season with the Detroit Lions.

Bills keep QB Taylor on restructured contract

5:33 PM

The Buffalo Bills and quarterback Tyrod Taylor agreed to terms on a restructured contract Wednesday.

Dolphins re-sign Branch for $27 million

5:24 PM

Unwilling to lose an edge rusher for the second offseason in a row, the Miami Dolphins elevated their offer to defensive end Andre Branch on Wednesday, keeping him from the open market.

QB Hoyer, 49ers strike deal

5:19 PM

When business begins in the new NFL league year Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers know at least one quarterback will be on the roster -- veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer.

Jaguars agree to deal with S Church

5:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys free agent safety Barry Church is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars after the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

QB Schaub to stay with Falcons

4:21 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to re-sign quarterback Matt Schaub to remain as Matt Ryan's backup.

Giants land WR Marshall

4:19 PM

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Giants on Wednesday.

QB Hoyer appears headed to 49ers

4:04 PM

Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to join the San Francisco 49ers and be reunited with new head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Giants land WR Marshall

3:14 PM

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Giants on Wednesday.

Oklahoma RB Mixon impresses in pro day audition

3:06 PM

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma held its much anticipated pro day on Wednesday, giving polarizing running back prospect Joe Mixon an opportunity to audition for the NFL teams in attendance.

Bills keep QB Taylor on restructured contract

2:45 PM

The Buffalo Bills and quarterback Tyrod Taylor agreed to terms on a restructured contract Wednesday.

Cowboys set to release veteran QB Romo Thursday

2:44 PM

The Dallas Cowboys plan to release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday to end his 14-year run with the team as the new league year gets underway, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Titans release DT Woods

1:47 PM

The Tennessee Titans released veteran defensive tackle Al Woods on Wednesday.

49ers waive C Martin

1:46 PM

The San Francisco 49ers waived center Marcus Martin on Wednesday, a day before the start of free agency.

Cowboys prepare for life after Romo, host McCown visit

1:34 PM

Veteran free agent quarterback Josh McCown was visiting with the Cowboys on Wednesday as Tony Romo's tenure in Dallas likely comes to an end soon.

WR Butler re-signs with Cowboys

1:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Cardinals LB Jones agrees to five-year contract

1:31 PM

Pass rusher Chandler Jones agreed to a five-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, effectively removing the franchise tag assigned Jones on Feb. 27.

Lions tender DE Hyder, two others

12:55 PM

The Detroit Lions tendered contracts to all three of their exclusive rights free agents on Wednesday, including defensive end Kerry Hyder.

Panthers DE Johnson re-signs, recruits Peppers

12:40 PM

Defensive end Charles Johnson, who re-signed with the Panthers, hopes to convince pass rusher Julius Peppers to return to Carolina.

Panthers DE Johnson re-signs, recruits Peppers

11:51 AM

Defensive end Charles Johnson, who re-signed with the Panthers, hopes to convince pass rusher Julius Peppers to return to Carolina.

Giants land WR Marshall

10:36 AM

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Giants on Wednesday.

Redskins re-sign TE Davis to 3-year deal

10:35 AM

The Washington Redskins re-signed tight end Vernon Davis to a three-year contract on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Colts re-sign TE Doyle

8:26 PM

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that they agreed to terms with tight end Jack Doyle, who would have become a free agent.

Free-agency primer: Where will Romo land?

8:14 PM

The urgency will be ramped up beginning at 4 p.m. ET Thursday as the NFL's 2017 year officially begins and unrestricted free agents are able to be signed and trades are able to be completed.

NFL notebook: Packers’ Guion suspended four games

6:41 PM

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, the league announced Tuesday.

Chargers release Fluker, two others

6:37 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers released former first-round pick and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker along with cornerback Brandon Flowers and wide receiver Stevie Johnson on Tuesday in an effort to clear salary cap space.

49ers release WR Smith, S Bethea

6:19 PM

Wide receiver Torrey Smith and safety Antoine Bethea were released by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

Packers’ Guion suspended four games for PED use

6:10 PM

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, the league announced Tuesday.

Jets WR Marshall violates PED policy, is suspended

5:58 PM

New York Jets receiver Jalin Marshall has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, the league announced.

S Lewis, CB Wright won’t be back with Ravens

5:02 PM

The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contracts of safety Kendrick Lewis and cornerback Shareece Wright, the team announced Tuesday.

Arizona, TE Gresham agree to four-year deal

4:59 PM

The Arizona Cardinals retained Jermaine Gresham after agreeing to a four-year contract with the tight end, the team announced Tuesday.

Colts OL Reitz announces retirement

2:01 PM

Offensive lineman Joe Reitz announced his retirement from the NFL after six seasons on Tuesday.

Panthers agree with S Jones on two-year deal

1:58 PM

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to re-sign safety Colin Jones to a new two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

49ers release WR Smith

1:10 PM

Wide receiver Torrey Smith was officially released by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

Bills non-tender DE Enemkpali, P Schmidt

12:45 PM

The Buffalo Bills decided not to tender qualifying offers to defensive end IK Enemkpali and punter Colton Schmidt, the team announced Tuesday.

Missing in free agency comes at huge cost

9:59 AM

It was late in the 1990 season, just after he had won his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP, that Joe Montana signed his last contract with the 49ers.

Ohio teams set for largest draft hauls

3:06 AM

The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals own the most picks, 11 apiece, as the full NFL Draft order is known following the recent announcement of compensatory picks.

Combine cliffhangers: 13 Questions about top prospects on offense

2:45 AM

Now that the 2017 NFL Combine is officially in the rear view mirror, let's take a peek into the future with these questions about the top prospects on both sides of the ball. We start with the offense.

» Monday, March 6, 2017

Combine Cliff-hangers: 13 Questions about top prospects on offense

10:18 PM

Now that the 2017 NFL Combine is officially in the rear view mirror, let's take a peek into the future with these questions about the top prospects on both sides of the ball. We start with the offense.

49ers set to release Torrey Smith

9:03 PM

The San Francisco 49ers told wide receiver Torrey Smith that he will be released, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Ohio teams set for largest draft hauls

8:31 PM

The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals own the most picks, 11 apiece, as the full NFL Draft order is known following the recent announcement of compensatory picks.

Raiders find new funding for Las Vegas stadium

8:25 PM

The Oakland Raiders informed the NFL's stadium and finance committees on Monday that they have secured financing from Bank of America for their potential stadium in Las Vegas, according to multiple media reports.

NFL notebook: Gholston inks new five-year deal with Bucs

6:44 PM

Defensive end William Gholston avoided free agency and agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a five-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Former Raiders star Marvin dies after battle with ALS

5:59 PM

Offensive lineman Mickey Marvin, who won two Super Bowls as a member of the Oakland Raiders, died Sunday following a lengthy battle with ALS. He was 61.

Rams CB Johnson inks franchise tender

4:29 PM

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tender, according to multiple reports Monday.

K Carpenter among 5 released by Bills

3:47 PM

The Buffalo Bills released kicker Dan Carpenter on Monday in a move that will save the team $2.4 million in salary cap space.

Patriots, FB Develin agree on 2-year pact

3:13 PM

The New England Patriots agreed to a two-year deal with fullback James Develin ahead of free agency, according to reports Monday.

Jaguars release CB House

2:17 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars released cornerback Davon House ahead of free agency starting Thursday.

Vikings LB Greenway calling it quits

1:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway plans to retire after 11 NFL seasons, all with the same organization.

DE Gholston gets 5-year deal with Bucs

12:48 PM

Defensive end William Gholston avoided free agency and agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a five-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Redskins officially sign Gruden to extension

10:49 AM

The Washington Redskins officially signed head coach Jay Gruden to a multi-year contract extension on Monday.

» Sunday, March 5, 2017

NFL notebook: LB Foster apologizes for Combine incident

5:51 PM

Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster will be available this week to meet with NFL coaches and scouts to explain his early dismissal from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Alabama LB Foster apologizes for Combine incident

5:19 PM

Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster will be available this week to meet with NFL coaches and scouts to explain his early dismissal from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Saints reportedly reject Pats’ proposal for WR Cooks

2:28 PM

The New England Patriots reportedly offered their No. 32 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft to New Orleans for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, but the Saints rejected the proposal.

Texas A&M’s Garrett lining up as No. 1 overall pick

1:12 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's still 53 days until the NFL draft begins on April 27 in Philadelphia, but defensive end Myles Garrett might have solidified his status as the first overall selection with his performance at the Scouting Combine this weekend.

Redskins, Gruden agree to two-year extension

11:39 AM

The Washington Redskins and head coach Jay Gruden agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2020 season, according to multiple reports.

Report: Redskins extend Gruden’s contract

2:33 AM

The Washington Redskins awarded coach Jay Gruden a two-year extension, according to multiple reports on Saturday night.

» Saturday, March 4, 2017

NFL notebook: Ross smashes Combine 40 time

8:34 PM

Self-assuredly, wide receiver John Ross of the University of Washington stood in front of the media Friday at the Indiana Convention Center and matter-of-factly laid out his goal for Saturday's running of the 40-yard dash.

NFL Combine Takeaways: Ross, Watson share spotlight

8:32 PM

The quarterbacks took center stage Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, though record-breaking Washington wide receiver John Ross stole the spotlight in exactly 4.22 seconds. Meanwhile, a terrific class of defensive linemen were introducing themselves to the NFL media (as well as the bench press). Here are the 10 takeaways you need to know.

More than passes floating at Combine

6:17 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a flight of fancy, or probably just what it was: A reporter (NFL Network's Ian Rapoport) with a healthy imagination.

Cowboys still pondering whether to keep or deal Romo

6:08 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has not made a final decision whether quarterback Tony Romo returns to the team next season.

Deshaun Watson excels on the big stage, again

6:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The quarterbacks took center stage Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine and just like two months ago in the national title game, Clemson's Deshaun Watson was the best player on the field.

Alabama LB Foster downplays Combine incident

5:03 PM

Inside linebacker Reuben Foster of Alabama, a consensus first-round projection in the 2017 NFL Draft, reportedly was sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday night after what was described as a "heated argument" with a hospital worker.

49ers retain WR Kerley with 3-year pact

3:43 PM

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms on a three-year contract with wide receiver Jeremy Kerley on Saturday.

Washington WR Ross runs 4.22 at combine

3:14 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Self-assuredly, wide receiver John Ross of the University of Washington stood in front of the media Friday at the Indiana Convention Center and matter-of-factly laid out his goal for Saturday's running of the 40-yard dash.

DE Hardy avoids jail time on cocaine charges

1:01 PM

Greg Hardy, former defensive end for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboy, avoided jail time on cocaine charges from last September.

» Friday, March 3, 2017

NFL Combine takeaways: WR Williams passes on running

8:03 PM

Friday kicked off the athletic testing we all know and love about the annual "Underwear Olympics," better known as the NFL Scouting Combine, with offensive linemen and running backs completing all of their drills and quarterbacks and pass-catchers taking to the podium. Here are the 10 takeaways you need to know:

Vikings win coin flip, Eagles reap benefit

7:25 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- From a once-intimate gathering that was purely about football, the Scouting Combine is now truly evidence of what the NFL has become.

NFL notebook: Jets officially release WR Marshall

6:56 PM

The New York Jets officially released wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Friday, saving $7.5 million against the salary cap.

Vikings win coin flip, Eagles reap benefit

6:43 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- From a once-intimate gathering that was purely about football, the Scouting Combine is now truly evidence of what the NFL has become.

Once healthy, Texans’ Clowney lives up to hype

4:55 PM

Disrupting offenses by penetrating backfields with rare explosiveness, Jadeveon Clowney transformed his reputation from an injury-prone former top overall draft pick into a Pro Bowl defensive end.

Texans, Hopkins thinking long-term deal

4:54 PM

DeAndre Hopkins' star turn two years ago was followed by a brief contract holdout at the start of training camp last season to express his displeasure with the Houston Texans' refusal to negotiate a new deal at that time.

Jets officially release WR Marshall

3:27 PM

The New York Jets officially released wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Friday, saving $7.5 million against the salary cap.

Falcons plan to tender WR Gabriel

2:36 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to place the second-round tender on restricted free agent wide receiver Taylor Gabriel.

Colts staying home for 2017 training camp

2:21 PM

The Indianapolis Colts will no longer go off site for training camp and instead plan to conduct their 2017 summer camp at the team's training facility.

Eagles win coin toss with Colts for 14th overall pick

1:47 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will get the No. 14 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after winning a coin toss with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.

Report: Kaepernick to stand during national anthem

1:27 PM

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has altered his stance and will stand during the national anthem next season, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Packers LB Matthews won’t need shoulder surgery

12:56 PM

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will not need surgery on his injured shoulder this offseason, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

» Thursday, March 2, 2017

Reports: Jets to release WR Marshall

11:39 PM

First Nick Mangold, then Darrelle Revis.

Mystery surrounds McCloughan’s absence from Redskins

9:41 PM

The Washington Redskins enter a critical offseason with uncertainty in the front office.

Chargers upbeat despite upheaval after retaining Ingram

9:31 PM

Two big questions have been answered by the Chargers: where they are going to play and if Melvin Ingram will join them.

McVay makes public debut with Rams at combine

8:47 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- A very different looking Los Angeles Rams contingent arrived in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Patriots apparently plan to keep QB Garoppolo

8:20 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Brady is by far the biggest star in New England and arguably the most accomplished NFL player of all time only a month removed from his fifth Super Bowl ring and fourth Super Bowl MVP.

Del Rio banks on Raiders’ continuing improvement

7:52 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Everything is going Jack Del Rio's way.

Dolphins hope to hang on to WR Stills

7:28 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wide receiver Kenny Stills remains a top priority for the Miami Dolphins, but the team isn't sure how likely it is that they will retain his services.

Bucs, Koetter knows Winston has growing to do

7:11 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jameis Winston has done some amazing things both on and off the field in his first two NFL seasons. But he also has made some mistakes and the Bucs hope he learns quickly from them.

NFL notebook: Kaepernick plans to stand for anthem in 2017

7:01 PM

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has altered his stance and will stand during the national anthem next season, ESPN reported on Thursday.

By cutting vets, Jets basically are starting over

6:39 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's official: the New York Jets are in rebuilding mode.

Chiefs thrive during flurry of activity

6:33 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- It turned out to be such a manic week for the Kansas City Chiefs that general manager John Dorsey was most pleased he was able to get to his flight in time for the trip to the Scouting Combine.

Bills still mum on fate of QB Taylor

6:11 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills probably already know what they're going to do with polarizing quarterback Tyrod Taylor, but until they let the rest of the world in on the big decision, it's virtually impossible to gauge what the immediate future holds for the NFL's longest-running playoff absentee.

Saints have $27.5 million in cap space to deal with

5:38 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's not often that the New Orleans Saints go into the new league year with ample salary-cap space, but they will this season.

Patriots release OT Vollmer, who might retire

5:06 PM

The New England Patriots plan to release offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who missed the entire 2016 season with hip and shoulder injuries.

Roseman intent on building Eagles from within

4:37 PM

The free agency signing period gets underway next week, but the Philadelphia Eagles aren't expected to be major players.

Chiefs go on spending spree to keep Berry, Duvernay-Tardif

4:11 PM

The activity was fast and furious over the last week at Arrowhead Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs got off to a running start to the 2017 NFL offseason. Like most pro football outposts at this time of year, there are a lot of hellos, and goodbyes, along with a lot of money flowing from the club's corporate account to the players' nest eggs.

Broncos will examine QB options, possibly pursue Romo

2:54 PM

Rumors always swirl at the NFL Combine -- but perhaps the hottest ones revolved around the Denver Broncos and the potential of landing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

49ers coach Shanahan focused on finding QB

2:49 PM

As Kyle Shanahan prepared for the first day of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, he quickly came to one conclusion:

Cardinals wary of stars flying coop via free agency

2:48 PM

The Arizona Cardinals locked down one of their biggest potential unrestricted free agents by placing the non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones.

Bears’ Pace focused on ’long-term success’

2:30 PM

Balancing the long-term approach with a coaching staff desperately in need of a quick victory infusion is the task facing Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

Packers GM Thompson intent on winning now

2:06 PM

Five weeks removed from one of the biggest lowlights in his otherwise successful 12-year tenure as general manager, Ted Thompson vowed to keep the Green Bay Packers in contention for NFL supremacy.

Report: Patriots not expected to trade QB Garoppolo

1:49 PM

The New England Patriots reportedly are not expected to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason after months of speculation.

Titans, QB Cassel agree to contract extension

1:29 PM

The Tennessee Titans and journeyman quarterback Matt Cassel agreed to terms on a contract extension Thursday.

Lions’ Quinn seeks playmakers on both sides of ball

1:21 PM

Bob Quinn took a restrained approach to his first free agency as Detroit Lions general manager last year, and he said at the NFL Combine to expect more of the same this year.

Texans prepared to spend big to retain Bouye

4:35 AM

The expensive cornerback market crystallized further Wednesday when the Los Angeles Rams designated cornerback Trumaine Johnson as their franchise player for the second consecutive year.

Cowboys expect to reach decision on QB Romo shortly

2:59 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Quarterback Tony Romo and the decision regarding his looming departure is the national story line of the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys.

Seahawks seek upgrades for inexperienced offensive line

2:20 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Seahawks' biggest issue from last season continues to be their biggest issue as they get set to augment their roster this offseason.

Titans aim to duplicate success of last offseason

2:08 AM

The Tennessee Titans took a bigger step back toward contention than nearly anyone would have expected last year after Jon Robinson became the general manager and Mike Mularkey was retained as head coach.

Ballard says Colts will be careful in free agency

2:00 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- It didn't take new Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard to lay out his game plan heading into this month's free agency period and next month's National Football League draft.

Improving at QB, one way or another, a priority for Browns

1:33 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown touched on a variety of subjects at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, but he was prohibited from talking about the most pressing issue facing his team.

Vikings might spot Peterson’s replacement in Indy

1:33 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The greatest running back in Vikings history is looking for a new team. The Vikings are looking for someone better at this point.

Bengals get selective in trade talks for QB McCarron

1:30 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cincinnati Bengals realize they are in an enviable position at quarterback with Andy Dalton coming off another strong season and a more than capable backup in AJ McCarron who helped lead them to the playoffs when Dalton was injured late in the 2015 season.

Steelers get work done at home before going to Indy

1:12 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made their biggest news before they came to the NFL scouting combine. They signed All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown to a new five-year contract worth $72.7 million and placed the exclusive franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell on Monday.

Giants might not be able to keep it all together on defense

12:43 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Although the New York Giants and the rest of the NFL are in Indianapolis for the annual combine, the first critical step in rebuilding a roster that finished 11-5 in Ben McAdoo's first year as head coach if free agency.

Coughlin starts second go-round with Jaguars

12:18 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Tom Coughlin era, part 2, will kick-off in full stride this week when the Jacksonville Jaguars' new executive vice president of football operations heads up the Jaguars contingent at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

» Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quinn replays Falcons’ Super Bowl collapse over and over

11:50 PM

INDIANAPOLIS --- Coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons, after a flurry of coaching moves, finally had some time to push back from his desk, turn off the film and reflect on his team's collapse in Super LI.

Panthers T Oher in concussion protocol 5 months later

11:19 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly five months to the day Michael Oher was suddenly ruled out of the Carolina Panthers' Week 4 trip to Atlanta, the left tackle remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Decisions, decisions as Ravens try to rise from 8-8

10:59 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Baltimore Ravens enter a critical point of the offseason looking to upgrade an aging roster that has failed to reach the playoffs in three of the past four years.

NFL notebook: Steelers LB Harrison inks deal

7:09 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed outside linebacker James Harrison to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

NFL evaluators wanted RB Mixon at Combine

6:49 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon runs a 4.50 40-yard dash at 226 pounds and based only on football ability, NFL evaluators project him as a top-50 pick.

Chiefs TE Kelce has offseason shoulder surgery

6:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to miss time during the team's offseason activities, coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday.

NFL Combine Takeaways: Cards casting eye at QB

6:13 PM

10. Quarterbacks on the Cardinals' radar.

DE Long bids adieu to Patriots

5:31 PM

Veteran defensive end Chris Long, who signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots last offseason with a mission of winning a Super Bowl ring, plans to move on in 2017 after accomplishing his goal.

NFL Combine notebook: 7 players receive franchise tags

5:18 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- As 330 players begin participating in this year's NFL Scouting Combine, team developments dominated the news cycle as numerous coaches and general managers addressed the media, while the franchise tag period ended with the Los Angeles Rams tendering cornerback Trumaine Johnson for the second consecutive year.

Lions GM Quinn: Mixon still on draft board despite snub

5:01 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn stirred up a hornet's nest Wednesday when he said it's not "really fair" that Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon wasn't invited to the Scouting Combine.

Steelers veteran LB Harrison inks two-year deal

3:10 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed outside linebacker James Harrison to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

NFL salary cap climbs to $167M in 2017

2:38 PM

The NFL salary cap will be $167 million per team for the 2017 season, an increase of $12 million over last year.

Browns listening to offers for No. 1 pick

2:29 PM

INDIANAPOLIS - Sashi Brown can appreciate sitting in a make-me-move position with the Cleveland Browns entering the 2017 NFL Draft.

Browns WR Gordon applying for reinstatement

2:21 PM

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who has not played in a regular-season game since 2014, is applying for reinstatement from his indefinite drug suspension.

2017 NFL Combine: Do you know the drill?

2:06 PM

The National Scouting Combine is an annual invitation-only event where 300-plus prospects are put through a grueling job interview process that tests them both physical and mentally.

Fox, Bears coy on Cutler, Jeffery

1:21 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The message was in everything John Fox chose not to say about wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

Jaguars: Bortles is our QB

12:55 PM

INDIANAPOLIS - Blake Bortles needs to get better and to do that, the Jacksonville Jaguars must improve around him.

Rams slap tag on CB Johnson

12:52 PM

The Los Angeles Rams placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson for the second consecutive season, the team announced Wednesday.

49ers QB Kaepenick to opt out of pact

12:21 PM

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as expected, will opt out of the final season of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and become a free agent.