Derek Carr signs big extension with Raiders, Allen to attend Manning Passing Academy
Derek Carr signs big extension with Raiders, Allen to attend Manning Passing Academy
The Oakland Raiders looked like they were headed for a long playoff run last season in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts . It was the fourth quarter, and Oakland was beating Indianapolis 33-25. And then it happened. Quarterback Derek Carr , who was an MVP candidate, was sacked by Colts linebacker
The Philadelphia Eagles made a significant investment to get their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz last year. And this year they gave him an upgrade in weapons. Philadelphia had arguably the worst receiving corps in the NFL last season with Jordan Matthews , Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham
The Buffalo Bills haven't done a lot of things right with their roster in recent years, and this offseason wasn't much different. Not only does Buffalo lose many of its own talented players, the Bills let them walk out the door to New England. And as you would imagine, the New England Patriots
The New York Giants made the playoffs in 2016 on the strength of their defense and not their offense, which was great for them, but not so much for Fantasy owners. We want points scored and don't want to celebrate points allowed. The Giants defense was outstanding and finished second in the NFL in
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jeremy Kerley isn’t going to mince words when it comes to his opinion on Chan Gailey. Kerley played under Gailey with the New York Jets in 2015. It was his worst season as a pro as Kerley caught just 16 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns with the Jets.…
The Dallas Cowboys might be the easiest team to figure out when it comes to their Fantasy value. They have three potentially elite players in Ezekiel Elliott , Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott , and those are the only players from Dallas who will be drafted in the majority of leagues. Sure, you might see
To say that Ezekiel Elliott's performance in his rookie season validated the Cowboys' decision to take him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft is a massive understatement. All Elliott did in his first season was lead the league in rushing. Then came the offseason, and things didn
Evan Silva breaks down the Denver Broncos in his 2017 Team Fantasy Preview series.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been among the best teams in the NFL since Andy Reid took over as the head coach in 2013. Kansas City is 43-21 over that span with four winning seasons and three trips to the playoffs. Although the Chiefs haven't advanced past the Divisional Round, it's been a successful
Firing general managers happens in the NFL — although not nearly as often as firing coaches, for obvious, yet not particularly just, reasons. But they generally don't happen the way they have this offseason. Not when they've happened. Not for the reasons they've happened. Not to teams that
There's a lot being made about the "big six" at the top of Fantasy drafts this summer. Anyone picking between first and sixth overall is guaranteed one of three stud running backs ( Le'Veon Bell , David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott ) and three stud receivers ( Antonio Brown , Julio Jones
The Falcons had a historic 2016 season -- and then the Super Bowl happened. The team is now faced with having to start over and make another championship run, a daunting task but one they'll do with most of the same offensive players they had. The same can't be said for their coaching staff.
Tony Romo may have had an interest in playing for Denver this year, but that's a non-issue now. Romo retired to become a broadcaster for CBS, and the Broncos are locked into Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as their quarterbacks. For better or worse. The two will compete for the starting job this
Between players retiring and free agency taking players away, the Ravens find themselves in a tough spot in 2017. Key playmakers like Steve Smith, Zachary Orr, Elvis Dumervil and a pair of O-linemen in Rick Wagner and Jeremy Zuttah are all off the team, and several of their replacements aren't entirely
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a quick lesson in the ancient sport of sumo during a visit to Japan. Brady, who visited China and Japan this week on a tour promoting football, stopped in at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday and stepped into the ring with sumo wrestler Goeido
The Kansas City Chiefs might have the loudest fans in the NFL, but apparently, that didn't do anything to help the the team's ranking in a recent study of NFL fans that was conducted by professor Michael Lewis at Emory University. According to Lewis, the Chiefs actually have the worst fans in
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - KANSAS CITY, MO (FOOTBALLKC) – The Kansas City Chiefs and General Manager John Dorsey parted ways on Thursday in one of the most stunning moves in recent team history. Most changes at head coach or GM normally comes with clear reasoning, whether that be a lack of wins or visible
Lucky Whitehead Position: WR Size: 5-9, 180 Age when season starts: 26 College: Florida Atlantic Drafted: Rookie free agent in 2015 Experience: 3rd year Contract status: Signed through 2017 2016 recap: Whitehead caught just three passes for the Cowboys last season. But his value to the team isn't
Kevin Bowen Colts.com Writer INDIANAPOLIS – The first head coach in the history of the Indianapolis Colts passed away on Thursday. Frank Kush, who coached the Colts from 1982-84, died at the age of 88. “Frank was as old-school as they get, a true 'General Patton' of the gridiron,” Colts Owner
Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. At what point would you consider the Dak-Ezekiel-Dez trio being better than the Romo-Murray-Dez trio? Jon Machota: It's pretty
Odell Beckham Jr. is a lightning rod for attention and speculation, particularly in the offseason when the news cycle is slow and interesting NFL topics are hard to come by. The 24-year-old wide receiver is a superstar player with a lot of famous friends and a penchant for creating drama – whether it
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis discusses the changes in the Jaguars organization that can be attributed to Tom Coughlin.
Brian Baldinger makes the case for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to be the next highest paid player in NFL.
Details about Amazon's partnership to stream Thursday Night Football games from the NFL next season are starting to emerge.
The Jaguars can fire Gus Bradley, hire Doug Marrone, bring in Tom Coughlin to oversee the whole team and spend wildly on free agents. But we all know the short-term future of the Jaguars hinges on one guy -- Blake Bortles. The fourth-year quarterback still hasn't taken off like your typical franchise
Former Lions kicker shared his thoughts on his ex-teammate last week at Drew Stanton's golf tournament BATH — Former Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson was teammates with quarterback Matthew Stafford for four seasons. So Hanson, who played 21 years in Detroit, has an idea of what it takes to be a
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger takes us on his summer tour to Dallas.
Linebacker David Harris is officially a member of the Patriots. Word of Harris’ agreement with the defending champions came on Wednesday, but the move was announced by the team on Thursday along with the roster move they made to clear space for Harris’ arrival. They have waived wide receiver DeAndrew
The Panthers went from first to worst in 2016, allowing an uncharacteristic 25.1 points and 359.8 total yards per game. That suggests a defensive breakdown took place, which did happen, but really it was the Carolina offense that was a letdown. It had everything to do with Cam Newton. The dual-threat
Linehan's brother-in-law is Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." Caviezel has also appeared in the TV show "Person of Interest." Linehan's wife, Kristen, and Caviezel's wife, Kerri, are sisters. Here's what Caviezel told seahawks.com
The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn't passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2013 edition of lament: 5. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff Drafted 75th overall by the New Orleans Saints Armstead, a third-round pick,
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today the signing of veteran LB David Harris. Terms of the contract were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released WR DeAndrew White. Harris, 33, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons with the New York Jets after originally entering the NFL as a
After a year in which he bounced between destinations, Knile Davis is striving for some stability by returning to a place he had been with regularity over his first three NFL seasons: the end zone at the end of long kickoff return. Signed by the Steelers in March, Davis is listed as a backup running
The Cardinals will have an interesting training camp battle between two players they hope never see the field. Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert will compete for the job behind starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Considering Carson is 38 and entering his 14th season, the Cardinals could choose to keep
The Redskins struggled mightily stopping the run last season. Doc Walker takes a look at the game film to break down what went wrong for the Redskins.
For the first time since 2004, the Dallas Cowboys completed a draft without selecting at least one linebacker. Part of the reason is because they like the players on their roster at the position. Sean Lee, Anthony Hitchens, Damien Wilson, Mark Nzeocha and Kyle Wilber give them solid depth across the
When it comes to the No. 4 overall selection in standard leagues this season, you are probably locked in to drafting your favorite receiver at this spot. Most likely, the first three picks will be some combination of Le'Veon Bell , David Johnson or Ezekiel Elliott . But that still leaves you with
Most NFL teams wish they could do what the Steelers offense has done. Through intelligent offseason work and coaching, they have one of the best passers in the league and arguably the best running back and receiver in the league too. The Steelers also have a number of key role players who, given the
Ah, the No. 7 overall pick. The dreaded, hated, No. 7 overall pick. This is the spot where the first round gets fun. Enjoy. Ugh. The first six picks in any format are easy. No matter the order, the first six picks will almost certainly be some combination of Le'Veon Bell , David Johnson , Ezekiel
The Ravens added some shiny new defensive pieces this offseason in the form off high draft picks and big contracts. But the player who seemed to make more plays than anyone during the offseason practices was last year's sixth-round pick Maurice Canady . The Virginia product consistently found himself
It was the 2014 wild-card playoffs in Pittsburgh, and two rookies were starting on the offensive line. James Hurst lined up at left tackle, becoming the first undrafted rookie in NFL history to ever start a playoff game at that ever-challenging position. John Urschel started at right guard with Marshal
It's taken Mike Mularkey stops in three different cities to put a team together to contend for a playoff spot. He's finally got a shot in 2017 with the Titans. Finishing 9-7 last year, their best record in five seasons, Tennessee is trending up thanks to its bright young quarterback and improving
Caption Close Pete Carroll's "Always Compete" mantra is successful in just about facet it needs to be, except for besting Bill Belichick on offseason lists. In NFL.com's annual coaching power rankings, the Seahawks head man landed in the No. 2 spot behind the coach of the defending
Frank Kush, the first head coach in Indianapolis Colts history, died Thursday at 88. His oldest son, Dan, said Kush had been suffering from dementia. Though he is best known for his legendary coaching career at Arizona State., Kush was the Baltimore Colts head coach for two seasons, and remained in that
Andrew Walker Colts.com Contributor INDIANAPOLIS — That's a wrap. With all players officially on a six-week break before the start of training camp — and the start of the 2017 NFL season — the NFL has officially reached its slowest news cycle of the year. No beginning of free agency. No draft. No
Defensive lineman DeForest Bucker played a league-high 1,006 snaps last season. That's an outrageous number even before considering he missed one game with a foot injury. According to Pro Football Focus, only three other NFL linemen topped 900 snaps last season. “There were times out there last year
One of the best to ever play? Not good enough. Broncos linebacker Von Miller wants to reach — and surpass — the level of former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor. Miller wants to go down as the greatest of all time. Speaking to ESPN's Jeff Legwold in May, Miller said he'd like to have a 17-year
If you've ever wondered what Antonio Brown would look like in a Carolina Panthers uniform, you're half in luck. Here's a Snapchat photo of the Pittsburgh Steelers' star wide receiver rocking a Carolina helmet: Brown replied back to the fan by explaining it's autographed by Panthers
As long as he doesn't knock over any more kicking nets or punch any more holes in the walls of visiting stadiums, Odell Beckham Jr. appears to be good with Giants owner John Mara. That's the only opinion that really matters when it comes to Beckham skipping the entire optional training activities
At some point in the not-too-distant future an NFL quarterback will make $30 million a year — and he'll have Ndamukong Suh to thank for it.
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