Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s camp, NFL have discussed settlement to case

With Ezekiel Elliott suspended, un-suspended, suspended and un-suspended yet again, there may finally be an ability to find common ground for representatives of Elliott and the NFL to reach a settlement in the ongoing legal saga over his playing status. According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Elliott’s camp and the NFL have [more]

Arik Armstead says he’d play with his broken hand if possible

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead was placed on injured reserve this week after sustaining a broken hand Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The injury requires surgery and Armstead will miss at least eight weeks while on injured reserve. Armstead isn’t taking kindly to the notion that he could have just played through the [more]

Michael Bennett expects to play against Giants despite plantar fascia injury

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sustained a plantar fascia injury in the second quarter of Seattle’s 16-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. With a week to rest the injury through Seattle’s bye week, Bennett fully anticipates he’ll play this Sunday against the New York Giants. “The foot hurts, I mean, obviously,” Bennett said on [more]

Khan: President Trump is “jealous” of NFL

So much for not responding to the sniping from the White House. Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who recently dubbed President Trump “the great divider,” provided more specific and detailed criticism of the Commander-in-Chief on Wednesday, via Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “Let’s get real,” Khan told Bell. “The attacks on Muslims, the attacks on minorities, [more]

Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to [more]

Hue Jackson says Kevin Hogan’s badly bruised ribs are reason he won’t suit up

Kevin Hogan won’t play Sunday. He won’t even suit up. Badly bruised ribs have relegated the quarterback to third string this week. “My thinking with Cody was because obviously, Kevin has some ribs,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “They’re pretty bruised in my opinion. It’s not [more]

Dolphins dropping too many passes to suit Adam Gase

The Dolphins rank only 16th in the NFL with seven drops, according to STATS, but it feels like more to Dolphins coach Adam Gase. A lot more. “It’s just they haven’t caught them,” Gase said Wednesday, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post. “They haven’t caught the passes. It’s an area that we’re really [more]

Brett Hundley confident he can keep Packers rolling

Everyone outside the building has given up on the Packers, but Brett Hundley and his teammates haven’t. Their goals have stayed the same despite losing Aaron Rodgers. “I’ve been doing this my whole life,” Hundley said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “Aaron’s a Hall of Famer, and I want to be a Hall of Famer [more]

Reuben Foster calls fleeing attempted robbers “a scary moment”

49ers linebackers Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong likely never have run faster than they did early Monday morning while fleeing armed robbers. “It was a scary moment for my family and for the organization,” Foster said, via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. “I’m truly sorry to the organization and the fans that [more]

Eric Reid to continue kneeling for national anthem

49ers safety Eric Reid called Tuesday’s meeting with NFL owners productive, but it hasn’t changed his stance on the national anthem. “It doesn’t change our plans [to kneel] just yet,” Reid said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s a great starting point. Nothing is set in stone yet. So nothing is going [more]

Jay Cutler shrugs (shocker) at prospect of negative fan reaction at home

The last time the Dolphins played at home, quarterback Jay Cutler heard it from the fans. He recognizes that he may hear it again on Sunday against the Jets. To little surprise, he doesn’t care. “We won the game [at home against the Titans],” Cutler told reporters on Wednesday. “We won this past week. We’ll [more]

Lions release Datone Jones, sign Bryce Harris among roster moves

The Lions were busy this week making roster moves. Their signing of defensive end Jacquies Smith and claim of quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers already were reported. Detroit also signed offensive tackle Bryce Harris, released defensive end Datone Jones and defensive end George Johnson and waived defensive tackle Caraun Reid. Harris appeared in two games [more]

Hue Jackson thinks a week off will help DeShone Kizer

Some (me, at least) think that the Browns benched quarterback DeShone Kizer for a week because the Browns didn’t want to showcase the DeShone they drafted against the Deshaun they didn’t. On Wednesday, coach Hue Jackson provided another explanation for the move. Jackson thinks the week off will make Kizer a better quarterback. “I think [more]

2021 Super Bowl officially awarded to Tampa

When the NFL moved the Super Bowl set for Los Angeles back from 2021 to 2022 in May, they gave the game to Tampa instead with the proviso that the city meet certain requirements in order for the decision to become official. It became official on Wednesday at the league’s meeting in New York. “The [more]

Packers look a little healthier at Wednesday’s practice

Over the years, the Packers have been able to count on Aaron Rodgers coming up with ways to cover for players missing due to injury while still winning games. That won’t be an option for them this year. Rodgers is out with a broken right collarbone and that makes it all the more important that [more]

Bills add a linebacker off waivers

Tyrell Adams lost his job with the Raiders when Navorro Bowman joined the team, but the linebacker didn’t have to wait long to find a new home. The Bills announced on Wednesday that they have claimed Adams off of waivers. Linebacker Deon Lacey, who had three tackles in five games, was waived in a corresponding [more]

Cliff Avril headed to injured reserve as he faces “big decision”

The Seahawks will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve as he contemplates his future, coach Pete Carroll said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Cliff Avril will go on IR,” Carroll said. “He’s seeing a bunch of doctors, seriously looking at a big decision.” Avril injured his neck/spine during an Oct. 1 game against the [more]

Lions bring back quarterback Brad Kaaya

One of the last players the Lions cut before finalizing their 53-man roster is now back in Detroit. The Lions claimed quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers from the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Detroit drafted Kaaya this year and liked his potential but decided to cut him and go with two quarterbacks on [more]

Raiders list three linebackers as questionable; Marshall Newhouse out

The Raiders have ruled out cornerback Gareon Conley (shin) and offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (foot) for Thursday’s game against the Chiefs. Neither practiced Wednesday. Conley has played only two games. The rookie has a doctor’s appointment Tuesday, with the possibility he will need weeks to heal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has reported. Vadal Alexander [more]

Andrew Luck won’t practice this week due to shoulder soreness

Quarterback Andrew Luck has practiced with the Colts the last two weeks, but he won’t be on the practice field this week. General Manager Chris Ballard made that announcement during a media session on Wednesday afternoon. Ballard said that the reason why Luck is going to sit out this week is because he’s been experiencing [more]

Sean Lee returns to practice; Tyron Smith sits out

The Cowboys welcomed All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee back to practice Wednesday. He was a full participant and appears ready to return to action Sunday against the 49ers. Lee injured his hamstring in the final two minutes against Arizona on Sept. 25 and missed two games. In his absence, the Cowboys lost to the Rams and [more]

DeShone Kizer says benching “sparked my competitive juices”

The Browns benched quarterback DeShone Kizer last week and reversed course this week by naming him their starter for this Sunday’s game against the Titans. That wasn’t a very long time, but Kizer said that it was enough for him to learn that he has to “have a better attitude” now that he’s back in [more]

Ezekiel Elliott appreciates “opportunity” to return to field

No one in the NFL was happier to practice Wednesday than Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. He rejoined his teammates after a U.S. district judge in New York granted Elliott a temporary restraining order Tuesday night. It will keep him on the field at least this week against the 49ers and until a hearing and court [more]

NFL is apparently done responding to political attacks

It took the President less than 24 hours to attack the league for its decision not to change the anthem policy to require players to stand. The NFL knows it’s not the last attack, and the NFL has decided that nothing can be gained from responding to them. “We’re all aware that’s going to continue, [more]

Vernon Hargreaves: I’m not making any plays; I’m not producing

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday he was “extremely” concerned about cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III’s play. That followed defensive coordinator Mike Smith’s revelation that Hargreaves’ soft coverage was on the player, not the scheme. Hargreaves admits he can’t argue with the public criticism of his coaches. “He should be,” Hargreaves said when asked if Smith [more]