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
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could tell he was ready for the season even while hosting his second annual football camp. In fact, he claimed to have never felt quite this good. “I don’t think so,” he said at the Citi Odell Beckham Jr. Football ProCamp at Kean
CLEVELAND — Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has a sprained left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp next month. The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft injured his foot late in practice Wednesday. The Browns waited until Garrett received a second opinion before providing an update Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles wrapped up their offseason training program this week. Here are some takeaways after observing OTA and minicamp practices this spring: Carson Wentz is trending in the right direction. He is in the process of tweaking his mechanics, which likely factored into some of his inconsistencies throwing the ball earlier this offseason.
Cleveland Browns rookie Myles Garrett has been in a walking boot since injuring his left foot in practice Wednesday. The defensive end missed the final day of minicamp Thursday while having the foot examined. The severity of the injury was not known, as the Browns have yet to make an announcement regarding Garrett’s status. Coach
As organized team activities and minicamps come to a close this week across the league, NFL Nation reporters pick an under-the-radar player to remember for every team. AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestNFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC EAST Tre’Davious White, cornerback The No. 27
Packers players riding fans’ bikes to and from practice is a training camp tradition in Green Bay. AP Photo/Matt Ludtke NFL training camps will open across the league in late July, except for the Dallas Cowboys, who will be the first team in camp on July 17. ESPN.com will update this list with more camp