PITTSBURGH — Now the fun begins. One of the most prolific players in the NFL will play on a one-year contract for a Super Bowl contender after the franchise tag deadline passed Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers had hoped that wouldn’t be Le’Veon Bell‘s reality. For months, they’ve wanted to sign him to a long-term deal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of Dave Gettleman’s favorite sayings during his four seasons as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers was that the complete truth about personnel decisions typically doesn’t come out for several years. If at all. That may be the case with Monday’s firing of Gettleman. Team owner Jerry Richardson made the
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said a deal was closer than people realize, but ultimately he chose not to counter the team’s latest offer — and is content, once again, to play on a one-year deal. During his paid appearance Tuesday on 106.7 The Fan, Cousins also said he wasn’t bothered by Redskins president Bruce
Michael Vick said Monday that Colin Kaepernick could help his job hunt by cutting his hair. Vick made his comments on FS1’s “Speak For Yourself.” “First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair. Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in
PLYMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots‘ star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The design has been unveiled
The Washington Redskins may not know how good they have it. As the team attempts to lock up quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, the rhetoric emanating from the NFC East franchise suggests a belief that their signal-caller is merely an above-average passer. The numbers say that’s selling him short. “Kirk has proven he’s
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts, but he is open to doing a deal with the team after this season, per a source familiar with the situation. Washington still could make a last-minute push to try
The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have been aggressive in adding star players to both sides of the ball this offseason, leading to some talk by local and national media that the 2017 New England team might accomplish what the 2007 version couldn’t — go 19-0. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is having none
Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to assault for a fight outside a bar in Kentucky last year. The Bowling Green (Ky.) Daily News reports that the former Western Kentucky standout pleaded guilty Friday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson ordered Higbee
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots will hold their first public training camp practice on July 27. As part of the lead-up to camp, I’ll spotlight one position each weekday to highlight the team’s personnel and some of the storylines of note. We’ve covered wide receivers, offensive linemen, running backs and tight ends this
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