Every Saturday in the offseason, one question from Twitter will be selected and expounded upon based on a hot topic surrounding the New England Patriots: @MikeReiss what was it about Gilmore which made the patriots want to pay so much for a free-agent? — Mark Smith (@marksmith121) July 14, 2017 Mark, there are several things
LOS ANGELES — Mike Thomas, the Los Angeles Rams‘ second-year receiver, 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 said Friday. Thomas will be eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, but won’t be eligible for the
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt couldn’t help himself Thursday. He saw an opening and he had to take it. Nothing personal, mind you. Just business. Lonzo Ball, five days after recording the first triple-double in the 13-year history of the Las Vegas Summer League, did it again in the Lakers’ win over the Cavaliers.
LAS VEGAS — Police were called after hundreds of job seekers on Thursday flooded a board meeting for the new Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas and turned irate when they discovered they were victims of a hoax. A flyer promoting “pre-job recruitment sign-ups” attracted more than 700 people to a regularly scheduled meeting of
This summer, NFL Nation reporters are answering the biggest questions for every team in divisional roundtables. Today’s question: Who will be the MVP of each division? Wednesday’s question: Who is on the hottest seat in each division? Tuesday’s question: Who is the rising star in each division? Monday’s question: Who will be the best newcomer?
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says NFL players would have to be willing to strike in order to get huge guaranteed contracts like the ones being signed this offseason by NBA players. On Saturday, NBA free agents agreed to deals totaling nearly $1 billion in the first 24 hours of free agency. In an appearance
A year after retiring, Calvin Johnson has admitted playing for the Detroit Lions was a factor in his decision to walk away from the NFL. When he retired last year, Johnson cited the beating his body was taking after nine years in the NFL as the reason he left the league. Last week in Italy,
The Cleveland Browns haven’t just talked about improving their team since January. They’ve put their money where their mouth is. When it comes to cash spending in the offseason and through the 2017 season, no NFL team has or will match the Browns’ lavish spending, and only one will hand out more cash. Yet the
FRISCO, Texas — Football is around the corner. The time for lazy days on the lake or hacks on a golf course is coming to an end. While the time off has been rejuvenating, football is never far from the mind, and some things have me wondering. Five things, actually. Jaylon Smith’s every move will
Marcus Peters is happy his friend and fellow Oakland native Marshawn Lynch is getting a chance to play for the hometown Raiders before they leave for Las Vegas. But the Chiefs cornerback plans to punish Lynch when Kansas City and Oakland play this season. Peters, who was at the Fam 1st Foundation Football Camp in
Here’s one for the long-range planners. For the husband for whom the 10-day weather forecast just isn’t long enough. For the wife who asks what you want to do for dinner while you’re still eating breakfast. For the kids who ask when you can go back to Disney World while you’re still in line at
Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka might have set the bar for any future marriage proposals. Iloka posted a video to his Twitter account on Sunday night, announcing that he had proposed to his girlfriend, Gaby Barcelo, via a song. https://t.co/Qiknk0CiTr Go look at the proposal video I made and played for my now fiancé yesterday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When the offseason began for the Kansas City Chiefs in January after their divisional round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jeremy Maclin was their No. 1 wide receiver and Alex Smith looked like the long-term quarterback. Neither is the case now that the Chiefs are finished with offseason practice and
New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence causing or contributing to injury to person or property, according to Palm Beach County court records. Taylor received a year of probation, his driver’s license was suspended for nine months and he will be required to install an ignition interlock device
Quite an eventful offseason that was, wouldn’t you say? More people play on ESPN than anywhere else. Join or create a league in the No. 1 Fantasy Football game! Sign Up for Free! We had a trio of running backs past their 30th birthdays change teams, with one of them coming out of retirement to
Larry Grantham, a starting linebacker on the New York Jets‘ Super Bowl III championship team and a member of the Jets’ Ring of Honor, has died at the age of 78, the team announced Sunday night. Grantham, an original member of the New York Titans in 1960, was a five-time AFL All-Star and a five-time
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1a. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day, while leading off with five Patriots sharing some of the biggest lessons they learned from their dad: Bill Belichick (on Steve): “Keep your head down, work hard, keep your mouth shut. Actions speak
CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton is almost 10 years older than new teammate Joe Mixon, but don’t call Dalton a father figure in the locker room just yet. Sure, you can wish Dalton a Happy Father’s Day. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and his wife, Jordan, brought their second son, Nash, into the world in March. Nash’s