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NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March. The operation intended to help rebuild the upper portion of Kelly's

Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold: Which quarterback will end the season with more snaps?
Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold: Which quarterback will end the season with more snaps?

The "NFL Total Access" crew debate how they think the New York Jets should plan to work with their three quarterbacks in 2018.

Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst
Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst

Gene Steratore is reportedly joining other recently retired referees in making the move from the field to the broadcasting world. The NFL announced Steratore's retirement on Friday, making him the fourth referee to retire since the end of the 2017 season, and Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports

Referee Gene Steratore retires
Referee Gene Steratore retires

Gene Steratore, the referee who worked the Super Bowl in February, is calling it a career. NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced today that Steratore has decided to retire from the NFL. Steratore has been an NFL official since 2003 and worked 12 playoff games, including Super Bowl LII. He may

In San Francisco, the NFL
In San Francisco, the NFL's Next Great Defensive Force Emerges

In the shadow of a hyped offense, in a new scheme, and under the weight of Calais Campbell comparisons, 49ers lineman DeForest Buckner is ready to establish himself as a Defensive Player of the Year contender

Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley takes graduate assistant job with San Diego State
Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley takes graduate assistant job with San Diego State

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley is returning to his alma mater to serve on the team's coaching staff. San Diego State announced Thursday that Lindley was joining Rocky Long's coaching staff as a graduate assistant secondary coach. Lindley was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012

All you need to know about the football league structure in Punjab
All you need to know about the football league structure in Punjab

The populous state of Punjab boasts a widespread range of leagues for its senior and youth sides, for both genders alike.

Move the Sticks: Top five most explosive players in the NFL
Move the Sticks: Top five most explosive players in the NFL

Move the Sticks' Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks count down their top five most explosive players in the NFL.

Ravens, Bears get early starts in NFL pre-season camps
Ravens, Bears get early starts in NFL pre-season camps

Lamar Jackson was the final first-round selection in this year's NFL Draft but he will be among the first players reporting to pre-season workouts under training camp schedules released Thursday. The 21-year-old star quarterback at the University of Louisville will report to the Baltimore Ravens

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to begin play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

Report: Martavis Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test
Report: Martavis Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test

The situation surrounding Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant remains unclear a week after a report that the team was bracing for another suspension. But a new report says Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test. Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports that Bryant hasn't been notified by the league that he

CFL coach Jones: Manziel should be in NFL
CFL coach Jones: Manziel should be in NFL

Despite not utilizing Johnny Manziel in his team's season opener last week, Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones believes the former first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns should be playing for a team in the NFL. "I've been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate

Recruiting News and Notes: Wynston Russell verbally commits to Oregon State
Recruiting News and Notes: Wynston Russell verbally commits to Oregon State

Homewood-Flossmoor's senior three star-ranked defensive back Wynston Russell recently announced his verbal commitment to Oregon State, along with a group of other talented high school football players. 

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to being play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

Top 100 College Football Players of 2018: Nos. 10-1
Top 100 College Football Players of 2018: Nos. 10-1

The big reveal has arrived: Who will be the most influential player in college football this season? The final 10 names all have the power to change everything for their teams, but there can be only one No. 1.

Malcolm Jenkins, Players Coalition Members Address Trump
Malcolm Jenkins, Players Coalition Members Address Trump's Pardon Request

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Saints tight end Benjamin Watson and former NFL wideout Anquan Boldin responded to President Trump's request for pardon recommendations on Thursday.

Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley's jersey is the NFL's best seller

Saquon Barkley has Giants fans excited. Barkley, the running back whom the Giants chose with the second overall pick in this year's draft, has the No. 1 selling jersey in the NFL. According to jersey seller Dicks, Barkley has the best selling jersey in the NFL this week, this month and for all of 2018

What Actually Happens During the NFL
What Actually Happens During the NFL's 'Dead Period'? More Than You Think

The supplemental draft (multiple players have a chance to be picked this year), officials go to work on the new helmet rule, the deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to new deals, and a nervous holiday weekend for coaches and front offices highlight this time of year. Plus, mailbag questions

NFL notebook: Whaley lands gig with NFLPA
NFL notebook: Whaley lands gig with NFLPA

Doug Whaley, who was out of football for the past year after a stint as the Buffalo Bills' general manager, was hired Wednesday as the NFL Players Association's director of college scouting. The job primarily will focus on the evaluation and selection of pro prospects for the NFLPA Collegiate

NFL notebook: Whaley lands gig with NFLPA
NFL notebook: Whaley lands gig with NFLPA

Doug Whaley, who was out of football for the past year after a stint as the Buffalo Bills' general manager, was hired Wednesday as the NFL Players Association's director of college scouting. The job primarily will focus on the evaluation and selection of pro prospects for the NFLPA Collegiate

Report: Jameis Winston braces for a suspension
Report: Jameis Winston braces for a suspension

The investigation regarding Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston remains open. Whenever it closes, the final decision could indeed be a suspension. Via JoeBucsFan.com, ESPN Tallahassee radio host Jeff Cameron said that the NFL will suspend Winston for the alleged incident from March 2016 with an Uber

Report: Retired Triplette joins ESPN as MNF rules analyst

Recently retired NFL referee Jeff Triplette is joining ESPN to be the new rules analyst for Monday Night Football, according to a report from Football Zebras on Wednesday. The report adds that the NFL specifically steered ESPN to hire Triplette, who was one of two of the league's referees to retire

Growing pains, high expectations face Titans
Growing pains, high expectations face Titans' new head coach

Mike Vrabel has been around the NFL long enough to know that he will have some growing pains as a first-time head coach. ''There's going to be a lot of things that are going to come up for the first time ...,'' Vrabel told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Vrabel seemingly has

Raiders offer rookies help adjusting to NFL life
Raiders offer rookies help adjusting to NFL life

The last few months, Raiders rookies learned how to be a NFL player on the field. This weeks they're learning the bigger picture as a NFL player.

Giants give Abrams VP of football operations title

The New York Giants have added the title of vice president of football operations to the duties of assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. General manager Dave Gettleman, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma, made the announcement Wednesday. Abrams has been with the Giants since 1999.

Obama Breaks Silence On Immigrant Family Separations
Obama Breaks Silence On Immigrant Family Separations

Former President Barack Obama joined the national conversation about the Trump

NFL to hold Pro Bowl in Orlando for third straight year
NFL to hold Pro Bowl in Orlando for third straight year

The NFL announced this week that it will hold the Pro Bowl in Orlando for a third straight season. The league held a third-year option for its annual all-star event. The Jan. 27, 2019 game will be held at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 27 and televised on ESPN. The same stadium has averaged 56,000 attendees

Rights group worried about immigrants dying in custody
Rights group worried about immigrants dying in custody

PHOENIX (AP) - Huy Chi Tran was awaiting deportation at an immigrant detention center in Arizona when he was found unresponsive. A week later, he was dead.

Why Ayesha Curry's New Texas Restaurant Has Been Blasted With One-Star Yelp Reviews Before It Even Opens
Why Ayesha Curry's New Texas Restaurant Has Been Blasted With One-Star Yelp Reviews Before It Even Opens

Her husband, Stephen Curry, is to blame.

Falcons players are taking notice of Calvin Ridley
Falcons players are taking notice of Calvin Ridley

Before Falcons receiver Julio Jones worked out with Terrell Owens, the former Alabama receiver worked out with fellow former Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley. And Jones rubbed off on Ridley, apparently. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons players have been gushing about Ridley, taken by Atlanta in

Roob
Roob's 10 observations: Agholor, underrated Super Bowler, Shady's career

In his latest 10 observations, Reuben Frank remembers an underrated Super Bowl performance, looks at Nelson Agholor's improvement and Shady McCoy's career. 

Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters: How a Pair of Risk-Taking Corners Could Give the Rams the Edge
Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters: How a Pair of Risk-Taking Corners Could Give the Rams the Edge

The Rams went ultra-aggressive in the offseason, no more so than at cornerback, where they brought in wily veteran Aqib Talib and electric but volatile young star Marcus Peters. The team that scored the most points in the NFL last year will look to shut things down on the other side of the ball

BBC Introduces NFL
BBC Introduces NFL's Rooney Rule As It Aims To Increase BAME Representation

The BBC is taking its cues from the NFL after introducing its own version of the Rooney rule in order to boost diversity across the organization. The move comes after British public broadcaster has published a "landmark" report on career progression and culture for staff from a black, Asian

Wednesday morning one-liners
Wednesday morning one-liners

Tom Brady's ACL tear now represents the halfway point of his career: That injury happened in the first game of his ninth season as an NFL player, and he's now played nine full seasons since coming back from that injury. Jets WR Terrelle Pryor will have some old teammates eager to practice against him

Ivanka Trump Urges Her Dad To End Family Separations But Stays Silent Publicly
Ivanka Trump Urges Her Dad To End Family Separations But Stays Silent Publicly

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump's silence over the separation of

List of important dates for the 2018-2019 NFL season
List of important dates for the 2018-2019 NFL season

Training camps are just a month away from getting underway for the start of the 2018-19 NFL season. The Hall of Fame Game will be on August 2 between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears and the two teams can report for the start of camp on July 18. While the league year officially gets [more]

Homeland Security secretary heckled at Mexican restaurant
Homeland Security secretary heckled at Mexican restaurant

Kirstjen Nielsen, a fierce defender of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy faced chanting protesters at dinner Tuesday.

Congress to hold hearing on sports betting next week
Congress to hold hearing on sports betting next week

The NFL has refrained from lobbying the various states regarding their sports gambling programs, opting instead to push for a comprehensive federal regulatory scheme. Next week, the effort to craft such a system will commence. David Purdum of ESPN.com reports that the House Judiciary Committee tentatively

Bugel, Thomas win PFWA's assistant coach award

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas are winners of the 2018 Paul ''Dr. Z'' Zimmerman Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America for work as an NFL assistant coach. Bugel spent 27 of his 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is best known for building Washington's famous

Rob Gronkowski reportedly shopped to teams the Patriots trust
Rob Gronkowski reportedly shopped to teams the Patriots trust

New England's All-Pro tight end was not traded recently despite rumors of a potential deal, but was reportedly shopped to trusted teams. 

Maurice Jones-Drew ranks Jordan Howard in NFL
Maurice Jones-Drew ranks Jordan Howard in NFL's top-10 RBs

NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew ranked Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard in the league's top 10 at the position.

Victim of Florida Roller Coaster Derailment Reveals Her Pain: 'I Really Thought I Was Going to Die'
Victim of Florida Roller Coaster Derailment Reveals Her Pain: 'I Really Thought I Was Going to Die'

Melissa Collins says she was on the last day of a vacation in Daytona Beach when she got on the Sand Blaster roller coaster with a friend.

Elon Musk weighs in on Trump's immigration policy with a very uninspiring tweet
Elon Musk weighs in on Trump's immigration policy with a very uninspiring tweet

Billionaire Elon Musk has a way of kicking up a storm on Twitter from time to time, and he did it again on Tuesday morning by weighing in on Trump's widely condemned policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.  SEE ALSO: 7 activist groups supporting families at the border that need your help right now Musk tweeted a link to the song "Shelter" by the xx and then followed that up with a rather noncommittal, "I hope the kids are okay." Shelter https://t.co/bLVrv0WpJb - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 I hope the kids are ok - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 The "kids" Musk is talking about became a bit more...

Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to "teams they trust"
Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to "teams they trust"

No, the Patriots didn't have a deal in place for tight end Rob Gronkowski that was kiboshed by owner Robert Kraft after quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire. Yes, they were calling teams about a potential trade as recently as three days before the draft. So who were they calling? Albert Breer of

Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office
Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office

The Lions have added an experienced hand to fill out their personnel department. Former Chargers, Colts and Texans executive Jimmy Raye III has been named a senior personnel executive in Detroit. He will work under General Manager Bob Quinn and vice president of player personnel Kyle O'Brien in the Lions

Is Mack the Man?
Is Mack the Man?

Can Marlon Mack bring the thunder? Is Shady a better fantasy bet than Derrick Henry? Jesse Pantuosco discusses in this week's Bump and Run.

Aaron Rodgers leads all Madden quarterbacks with a 99 rating
Aaron Rodgers leads all Madden quarterbacks with a 99 rating

If the Madden team ratings didn't induce some raised eyebrows, the base quarterback ratings for the new edition of the game will. Via USA Today, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads the way with a maximum rating of 99. At No. 2, with a 97, is the reigning NFL MVP, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Seven

Top 100 College Football Players of 2018: Nos. 50-31
Top 100 College Football Players of 2018: Nos. 50-31

Which SEC quarterback will do more for his team this fall: Nick Fitzgerald or Drew Lock? Which explosive Sunshine State running back do we give the edge to in 2018: Devin Singletary or Cam Akers? The next 20 names on our Top 100 are revealed.

Tyrod Taylor or Baker Mayfield? Don
Tyrod Taylor or Baker Mayfield? Don't Believe Hue Jackson Has Made a Final Decision

I don't have a single doubt that Tyrod Taylor has earned the right to be the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback heading into training camp. He went 22-20 over three years as the Bills' starter while accounting for 65 touchdowns against 16 interceptions.

NFL notebook: Vikings to honor late coach Green
NFL notebook: Vikings to honor late coach Green

Late Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green, who died of a heart attack at age 67 in July of 2016, will be inducted into the team's ring of honor in September. Green, head coach of the Vikings from 1992-2001, was 101-70 (including playoffs) and won Sports Illustrated and Maxwell Club NFL Coach of

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