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Chiefs’ Frank Clark says he sees ‘no difficulty in tackling’ Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry led the league in rushing this year and has powered the sixth-seeded Tennessee Titans to the AFC Championship Game, but he hasn't impressed one of the guys who will be charged with tackling him on Sunday."He's...

Odell Beckham Jr.’s cop slap case won’t be pursued by DA office

Odell Beckham Jr.'s legal issues in his native Louisiana appear to be over.The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was potentially facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery for slapping the buttocks of a Superdome police officer in the LSU...

Chargers great Antonio Gates set standard for pass-catching tight ends – Los Angeles Chargers...

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- A prescient Nick Saban predicted Antonio Gates' career path when he was just a freshman at Michigan State.Saban, then the head coach for the Spartans, recruited Gates to play football. However, he viewed Gates...

Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes learned a few lessons in last year’s AFC title game –...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- His first experience in the AFC Championship Game last year taught Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes a few truths about football this deep into the season. The main lesson: to be ready for...

When Andy Reid coached his first conference title game, where was his competition?

It's NFC championship weekend, Jan. 27, 2002. There's Andy Reid, head coach and offensive guru for the Philadelphia Eagles, mustache a little darker than it is now. The Eagles are facing the Greatest Show on Turf St. Louis...

Patriots backup QB Jarrett Stidham not focused on Tom Brady’s future

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham would be the player most affected by Tom Brady leaving the team as a free agent this offseason, but he said that isn't part of his mindset as...

Patriots’ Jason McCourty says he’s recovering from groin surgery

New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty is recovering from offseason groin surgery, he said Friday on "Double Coverage," the podcast he hosts with his twin brother, Patriots safety Devin.During the podcast, Jason McCourty, while talking about recovery boots...

Jason Garrett joins Giants as new offensive coordinator

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Garrett is the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants.New coach Joe Judge made the announcement Friday night, hiring the former Dallas Cowboys head coach less than two weeks after he was...

Father says Joe Burrow would be happy to be drafted by Bengals

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow doesn't appear to have any reservations about playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.Jimmy Burrow, the father of the Heisman Trophy winner, told Montreal's TSN 690 radio on Thursday that his son has no qualms...

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith outlines issues in CBA negotiations

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have made progress on portions of a new collective bargaining agreement, though significant issues need to be resolved before one can be agreed upon. That was the message NFLPA executive director...

Mike McCarthy will continue to have Kellen Moore call Cowboys’ plays

FRISCO, Texas -- Kellen Moore will continue as the offensive playcaller for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, new head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday.McCarthy called plays for most of his 13-year run with the Green Bay Packers and...

New Orleans police issue arrest warrant for Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr.

New Orleans police on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a complaint of simple battery.Video surfaced this week showing Beckham slapping the buttocks of a SuperDome security guard in the...

Pass-rushers wanted: Seahawks enter offseason needing more pressure – Seattle Seahawks Blog

6:00 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- The Green Bay Packers guaranteed a combined $36 million to Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith at the outset of free agency in March. It was a lot of money well spent.The...

Major changes coming for Eagles as they usher in youth movement – Philadelphia Eagles...

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles general manager Howie Roseman acknowledged at last week's end-of-season news conference that one of his weaknesses is getting attached to his players. Given that many of the current men on the roster helped to deliver...

Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold Medal for his work as advocate for people with...

Steve Gleason became the first former NFL player to receive a Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest honor that Congress can bestow on a civilian -- during an emotional ceremony Wednesday in Washington, D.C.Gleason, who was a special...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Luke Kuechly set ‘amazing example’ with decision – Carolina Panthers Blog

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was an outpouring of sadness in the Charlotte area after Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly made a surprise retirement announcement Tuesday at age 28. Even Kuechly said he was sad to step away from...

Veteran referee Bill Vinovich heads Super Bowl crew

NEW YORK -- Veteran referee Bill Vinovich will head the crew for the Super Bowl in Miami.Vinovich is in his 15th season as an NFL official. He previously worked the 2015 game between New England and Seattle.It's been...

Tua Tagovailoa to work out ahead of NFL draft, but not at combine

The agent for Tua Tagovailoa believes the former Alabama quarterback will be healthy enough to be able to work out for prospective NFL teams ahead of the draft on April 23.In an interview with al.com on Tuesday, Tagovailoa's...

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, 28, says retiring from NFL is ‘right thing to do’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, fighting back tears in a video posted on social media, announced on Tuesday night his plans to retire from the NFL at age 28."In my heart, I know it's the...

NFL responds to Luke Kuechly’s surprise retirement at age 28

Luke Kuechly stunned Carolina Panthers fans and players throughout the NFL with the announcement of his retirement on Tuesday night at age 28.Here's what they were saying:Words can't describe who Luke Kuechly is as a person, friend, and...

Biggest looming 2020 free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams

7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN Tom Brady will be available on the 2020 NFL free-agent market. So will Drew Brees. Same with Dak Prescott, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehill and Jameis Winston. And those are just the quarterbacks who could...

Fritz Pollard Alliance strongly urges NFL to boost ‘abysmal’ minority hiring record

The Fritz Pollard Alliance issued a scathing reaction Monday to the NFL's most recent coaching hires, saying the league's "abysmal record of hiring people of color in high ranking levels of NFL management" is the result of a...

Bears to hire Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator as Matt Nagy retains play-calling duties

CHICAGO -- The Bears are hiring veteran assistant Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator, league sources confirmed to ESPN.The move was first reported by NFL Network.Lazor, 47, previously held the title of offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2014-15)...

Better (to get hot) late than never for Aaron Rodgers, Packers’ Super Bowl chances...

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Three days after the Green Bay Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers -- a game that remains their last defeat of the season -- Aaron Rodgers made an assertion.He announced, three days after...

Patriots C David Andrews optimistic about return from blood clot issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - New England Patriots starting center and captain David Andrews, who missed the 2019 season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, said Monday that he is optimistic about playing for the team next...

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