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Eagles' Rodney McLeod, Nigel Bradham confused, frustrated by NFL's new helmet rule

If you're confused and frustrated by the NFL's new helmet rule, you're not alone. By Derrick Gunn

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. ''I do it regularly, being red-haired

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. "I do it regularly, being red-haired with

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018
Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Consider the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn.

Dose: Preseason Week Two
Dose: Preseason Week Two

Ryan McDowell covers the early slate of preseason's second week.

Big Ten Win Totals: OSU, Penn State and Wisconsin Have Little Room for Error
Big Ten Win Totals: OSU, Penn State and Wisconsin Have Little Room for Error

The Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the best teams in college football last season and were favored in every game, but slipped up twice in a 10-2 straight up and 5-7 against the spread regular season. This year's Buckeyes will try to avoid the mistakes and get back into the hunt for a national..

Takeaways from Patriots-Eagles: No signs of rust for Brady
Takeaways from Patriots-Eagles: No signs of rust for Brady

Here are five quick-hitting takeaways from the all-important Super Bowl LII rematch at Gillette Stadium . . .

Every Sam Darnold throw | Preseason Week 2
Every Sam Darnold throw | Preseason Week 2

Watch every throw from New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold during Preseason Week 2 versus the Washington Redskins.

Foles leaves preseason game with shoulder strain
Foles leaves preseason game with shoulder strain

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain.

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Chip Kelly's UCLA Bruins aim for quick success by going fast

Theo Howard was still sweating from the exertion of an early training camp practice at UCLA when the receiver paused to sum up his experience so far with coach Chip Kelly. Kelly led the speed-based revolution in college football during his wildly successful four-year tenure at Oregon. UCLA will play

Eagles fan has plane with Super Bowl LII banner fly around Gillette Stadium
Eagles fan has plane with Super Bowl LII banner fly around Gillette Stadium

Eagles fans are even taking to the sky in Massachusetts to rub in the Super Bowl LII victory over the Patriots. By Dave Zangaro

Baylor has to learn how to win after progress under Rhule
Baylor has to learn how to win after progress under Rhule

Baylor made a lot of progress in coach Matt Rhule's first season despite that 1-11 record. The Bears have 52 returning lettermen, including nine starters on each side of the ball. ''We have youthful experience,'' Rhule said.

Nelson Agholor, Corey Clement to miss Eagles-Patriots preseason game
Nelson Agholor, Corey Clement to miss Eagles-Patriots preseason game

Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement won't see the field Thursday night in the Eagles' preseason game against the Patriots. By Dave Zangaro

LSU, Orgeron, take fortress mentality into uncertain 2018
LSU, Orgeron, take fortress mentality into uncertain 2018

If LSU coach Ed Orgeron wanted to highlight perceived slights of the Tigers as a way of motivating players to prove their critics wrong, he'd have plenty of material. Expectations are relatively low in 2018, Orgeron's second full season at the helm. A number of unproven players are competing

Utah poised to make a move in the Pac-12 South
Utah poised to make a move in the Pac-12 South

If any team has a path to make a move up in the Pac-12 South, it's Utah. While the two Los Angeles teams adjust to new quarterbacks, and the Arizona teams (and UCLA) break in new coaches, steady Utah has nine starters back on offense, including quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss

Spartans could be a force in rugged Big Ten race
Spartans could be a force in rugged Big Ten race

It's a familiar story at Michigan State: The Spartans are talented, tenacious - and a bit under the radar in the Big Ten. The Spartans still have to fight for attention with Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin, but if a few breaks go their way, it's not hard to envision them winning

Harbaugh may have his best team at Michigan so far
Harbaugh may have his best team at Michigan so far

Jim Harbaugh is in his fourth year at Michigan, where he has had time to assemble perhaps his best team. Former Mississippi star Shea Patterson gives Harbaugh the quarterback he has been looking for since coming back to his alma mater. On defense, the Wolverines seem to be stacked from front to back

Missouri hoping to build off Lock
Missouri hoping to build off Lock's return, strong finish

When former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel left to become the head coach at Central Florida last year, it meant that Tigers quarterback Drew Lock would play his senior season with a third offensive coordinator in four years. Lock threw for a Southeastern Conference-record 44 touchdowns last

Wimbush ignoring pressure while leading Notre Dame offense

How quickly Brandon Wimbush forgets how his 2017 season ended could determine how successful Notre Dame is in 2018. The senior understands what being the Notre Dame quarterback entails - the echoes of Bertelli, Lujack, Huarte, Theismann, Clements, Montana and Rice never end. ''When you play

Report: WR Chris Hogan, Patriots talking contract extension
Report: WR Chris Hogan, Patriots talking contract extension

Could the Patriots' first four weeks of the regular season without Julian Edelman serve as a kind of audition for Chris Hogan as he and the Pats discuss a contract extension? Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that could be the case. 

Optimistic Iowa hoping to overcome Wisconsin in Big Ten West
Optimistic Iowa hoping to overcome Wisconsin in Big Ten West

Entering 2018, Iowa looks like it usually does in August: a decent team with a chance to be a special one. The Hawkeyes should know by the end of September which outcome they are destined for. Iowa, which went 8-5 last year, won't get to ease into the season even though they won't leave home

Coach Smith a feel-good story for Oregon St after tough year

Jonathan Smith is a feel-good story for an Oregon State team that really needs one. The former Beavers quarterback filled the head-coaching vacancy left by Gary Andersen, who abruptly parted ways with the program last October after a 1-5 start. Cornerbacks coach Cory Hall served as interim head coach

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Elway's Kaepernick comments could be problematic for NFL

As the NFL tries to show that the collective shunning of Colin Kaepernick didn't result from collusion, one of the teams at the heart of the before/after anthem protest attitude toward Kaepernick may have made things a bit more difficult. Broncos G.M. John Elway, who recently opened the door to bringing

Florida State wraps up practice at IMG; QB job still open
Florida State wraps up practice at IMG; QB job still open

Florida State wrapped up four days of training camp at IMG Academy with coach Willie Taggart saying the Seminoles accomplished several things as they prepare for their season opener against Virginia Tech. ''I thought we got a lot done,'' Taggart said Thursday. What Taggart wasn'

FANTASY PLAYS: RB battles that could lead to split carries
FANTASY PLAYS: RB battles that could lead to split carries

There are a host of running back battles that will continue through the second week of preseason games that will eventually be resolved by either a clear winner or some sort of committee that fantasy owners dread. BRONCOS: Incumbent Devontae Booker had just two carries in Denver's preseason opener

Cougars enter season drawing strength from Hilinski
Cougars enter season drawing strength from Hilinski's memory

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis is going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory. Hilinski was expected to lead the Cougars this year but the young quarterback killed himself in January. In the months before his death, Hilinski had been regarded

The Sunday Night Scare! | Eagles vs. Patriots 2007 Week 12
The Sunday Night Scare! | Eagles vs. Patriots 2007 Week 12

During Week 12 of the 2007 NFL season, the undefeated New England Patriots face a back-and-forth match against the 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles.

Saban, Bama seek title No. 6 with old challenges, new faces
Saban, Bama seek title No. 6 with old challenges, new faces

Alabama and Nick Saban begin the quest for their sixth national title as college football's ultimate power couple with many of the same old challenges - and lots of new faces. The Crimson Tide must replace a bounty of NFL talent, especially on defense, like usual. What's new: six assistant

AFC West Betting Preview: Chargers, Chiefs Poised for Collision Course Atop Division
AFC West Betting Preview: Chargers, Chiefs Poised for Collision Course Atop Division

With talent on both sides of the ball, the Chargers are a popular bet to reach double-digit wins. Is this the year to be confident in taking the over on the Chargers' win total?

Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season
Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season

Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 4-8 season that included a 3-6 mark in

Oklahoma St seeks replacement for longtime QB Mason Rudolph
Oklahoma St seeks replacement for longtime QB Mason Rudolph

It has been a long time since someone other than Mason Rudolph was the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State. It was late in the 2015 season when the Cowboys faced Oklahoma, and that was because Rudolph wasn't at full strength. Now that Rudolph is with the Pittsburgh Steelers, several players

Vanderbilt leans on Shurmur looking for 2nd bowl in 3 years
Vanderbilt leans on Shurmur looking for 2nd bowl in 3 years

Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher is gone, currently trying to earn a job in the NFL with the New England Patriots. With Ralph Webb out of the picture, luckily for the Commodores they have quarterback Kyle Shurmur back to follow up one of the best seasons in school history and help Vanderbilt

Curran: Lane Johnson has it all figured out
Curran: Lane Johnson has it all figured out

Lane Johnson seems to feel the Eagles didn't just win a Super Bowl; he thinks they delivered the deathblow to the Death Star and showed the NFL that you can have fun again. Maybe. But probably not.

Frost plans to mix old with new in bid to bring back Huskers
Frost plans to mix old with new in bid to bring back Huskers

Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley have come and gone the last 14 years, none able to return Nebraska to its traditional place in the college football hierarchy. Enter Scott Frost, the back-to-the-future hire hailed from border to border in a state where football is the year-round passion. The

Brady could play entire half vs. Eagles
Brady could play entire half vs. Eagles

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to make his preseason debut Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass. Multiple outlets reported the plan is for Brady to play much, if not all, of the first half before ceding to backup Brian Hoyer. The last time Brady

Buffaloes look for bounce-back season after subpar 2017
Buffaloes look for bounce-back season after subpar 2017

Colorado quarterback Steven Montez revealed his true colors - the green of Colorado State and the red of Nebraska really aren't on his mind. ''We're not looking ahead and down the line,'' said Montez, who threw for 2,975 yards and 18 TDs and nine interceptions in 2017. The Buffaloes

Hokies need to rebuild defense to continue positive momentum

Virginia Tech has surged back into the national rankings in its first two seasons with Justin Fuente as coach. Fuente is staring down what could be his most challenging year yet with the Hokies. The Hokies had already lost six defensive starters - three to graduation, three who left early for the NFL

Mendenhall seeking big step up in third year at Virginia
Mendenhall seeking big step up in third year at Virginia

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall hopes this is the season the Cavaliers turn the corner. Virginia reached a bowl game for the first time since 2011 last season with a 6-6 regular season, but after Joe Reed returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Navy scored 49 unanswered points in a 49-7 Military

Doeren, NC State aims to keep rolling after 9-win season
Doeren, NC State aims to keep rolling after 9-win season

The challenge has changed for North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren. At this time last year, the talk was about whether his Wolfpack could convert years of roster building into a leap forward in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. Nine wins, one second-place division finish and seven NFL draft

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham could face Man City on Wembley surface damaged by NFL game
Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham could face Man City on Wembley surface damaged by NFL game

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham could face Man City on Wembley surface damaged by NFL game

GMFB reacts to comments made by Jalen Ramsey  on NFL QBs
GMFB reacts to comments made by Jalen Ramsey on NFL QBs

The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to the comments made by Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey about QBs around the league.

Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State
Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State

Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't a question. Meyer was put on paid leave Aug. 1 - two days before preseason practice opened - while the university investigates his handling of domestic abuse allegations

Which Super Bowl rematch would you have wanted to see?
Which Super Bowl rematch would you have wanted to see?

With the Eagles and Patriots getting together tonight for a Super Bowl LII rematch (but for the trophy and rings and fame being on the line), an idea emerged for a PFT Live draft. Which Super Bowl rematch would you want to see? We're not proposing a Best of Times-style rounding up of the players [more

Ole Miss pushes past NCAA penalties, ready to rebuild

Mississippi's football program is still dealing with the fallout from NCAA penalties - including a two-year bowl ban - that were assessed last year following a long-running rules violations case. Second-year coach Matt Luke is in the midst of a rebuild that he hopes can vault the Rebels back into

Confident Mississippi State ready to contend in SEC West

Mississippi State isn't shying away from its status as a contender to win the Southeastern Conference. Instead, first-year coach Joe Moorhead is embracing the sky-high expectations and is pleased that his players feel the same way. Mississippi State returns most of a team that finished with a 9

How NFL Players, like Ben Roethlisberger, Should Actively Treat Concussion Symptoms
How NFL Players, like Ben Roethlisberger, Should Actively Treat Concussion Symptoms

Yesterday morning on ESPN's First Take, hosts Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith discussed Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger entering the NFL's concussion protocol after running into a teammate in practice on Tuesday. The debate topic was, how concerned are you about the Steelers?

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp
Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. ''It's great,'' said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New

Broncos add defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne, waive Paul Boyette
Broncos add defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne, waive Paul Boyette

The Denver Broncos made a change at the defensive tackle position on Wednesday, adding DeQuinton Osborne and waived/injured Paul Boyette. Osborne initially signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May out of Oklahoma State. He waived by Dallas later that same month. Boyette played

SEC Win Totals: Auburn, Arkansas Face Tough Roads for Reaching the Over
SEC Win Totals: Auburn, Arkansas Face Tough Roads for Reaching the Over

The Alabama Crimson Tide went 11-1 straight up during the regular season last year before eventually going on to win the College Football Playoff to secure their fifth national championship in the last nine years. The Crimson Tide are once again projected to be the best team in the SEC and in...

Vikings receivers disappointed by missed chance to face Jalen Ramsey
Vikings receivers disappointed by missed chance to face Jalen Ramsey

The Vikings and Jaguars are conducting joint practices in advance of their Saturday preseason game. With Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey suspended for the week, he's missing the game and the practices. Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs regret that Ramsey is absent. "It's kind of a bummer

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