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Sean Payton has the brains, bravado to win without Drew Brees – New Orleans...

SEATTLE -- The timing was impeccable.Coach Sean Payton just signed a five-year extension with the New Orleans Saints before Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.Then his role suddenly became more important than ever when quarterback Drew Brees...

Nike — Antonio Brown no longer a representative

First he lost his helmet deal. Now New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has lost his shoe deal.The Boston Globe on Thursday reported Brown no longer represents Nike."Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a company spokesperson...

Elway calls out OT Bolles for holding penalties

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have tried patience, constructive criticism and a sliver of tough love for penalty-prone left tackle Garett Bolles. And now, after another rash of yellow flags in the Broncos' first two games, the...

Jets DBs Adams, Johnson upset with benching

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Two games into his new job, New York Jets coach Adam Gase already has two unhappy defensive backs.Trumaine Johnson, the third highest paid cornerback in the NFL, said Wednesday he's still "upset" about his...

Source — Browns’ Njoku could need wrist surgery

Cleveland Browns tight David Njoku suffered a wrist injury Monday night that could require surgery, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Njoku, who exited Monday's win against the New York Jets with a concussion, is getting additional medical opinions...

QB Kelly, fresh off two-game ban, waived by Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have waived quarterback Chad Kelly, the team announced Wednesday.Kelly was coming off a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The ban stemmed from his October 2018 arrest for criminal trespassing after he...

In video chat, Gordon says he’ll play ‘somewhere’

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- In a video chat with his Instagram followers on Tuesday, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said he's "going to play somewhere" this season and that "it would be a waste of talent"...

All the fallout from the Big Ben and Brees injuries

Big NFL news seems to come in pairs these days. A few weeks ago, the Texans made two huge trades in the matter of an afternoon. Over the past few days, a pair of promising young cornerbacks in...

Fan gets Odell Beckham Jr. autograph tattooed after Monday Night Football

8:00 PM ETTory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.Monday night was...

‘Blessed’ OBJ torches Jets in return to MetLife

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When asked his feelings about New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, Odell Beckham Jr. responded, "Who?" Then the Cleveland Browns wide receiver smiled.OBJ made his point both during and after Cleveland's 23-3 win...

Steelers’ move for Minkah Fitzpatrick bold, calculated — and a bit desperate – Pittsburgh...

On the surface, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to deal a first-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick reeks of desperation. They are 0-2, just lost their franchise quarterback for the year and see the Super...

Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. puts Jets away in return to New York – Cleveland...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Odell Beckham Jr. finally reached the end zone for his new team. Doing so in his old home.Everything you need this week:• Full schedule » | Standings »• Depth charts for every team »•...

Browns DE to play vs. Jets after girlfriend’s death

Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend died last week, is planning to play in Monday Night Football against the New York Jets.Petara Cordero was killed Wednesday on a highway in Cleveland. Smith and Cordero had a...

With Drew Brees out, Teddy Bridgewater’s Saints audition begins – New Orleans Saints Blog

LOS ANGELES -- The NFL’s highest-paid backup quarterback just might have become the most important one, too.So far, Teddy Bridgewater's brief tenure with the New Orleans Saints has been less than awe-inspiring. But now that Drew Brees is...

What Steelers’ offense looks like with ‘mad man’ QB Mason Rudolph – Pittsburgh Steelers...

PITTSBURGH -- As guard Ramon Foster walked out of the locker room after a second-straight loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was asked about quarterback Mason Rudolph taking over the offense if Ben Roethlisberger's elbow injury keeps him...

QB Cousins on late INT vs. GB — ‘No justification’

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A sullen Kirk Cousins took full responsibility for the costly interception he threw in the fourth quarter of a 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers that stunted the Minnesota Vikings' chances of taking...

Rams move past botched PI call in win over Saints, but not without controversy...

1:22 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballLOS ANGELES -- At this rate, the controversies between the Los...

‘Emotional’ Pineiro drills 53-yard FG to lift Bears

DENVER -- Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired to propel Chicago to a 16-14 victory over the Denver Broncos.Pineiro finished the game 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including a 52-yard conversion...

Source — Brown travels with Patriots on Miami trip

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Wide receiver Antonio Brown traveled with the New England Patriots for the team's game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a source, putting him in position to make his Patriots debut Sunday at Hard...

Source — Jags upset Jones not fined for Foles hit

HOUSTON -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are not happy that the NFL didn't fine Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones for the hit that broke Nick Foles' collarbone early in last Sunday's season opener, a league source told...

Sources — NFL starts review as Shepard concussed

The NFL and NFLPA have initiated a standard review of concussion protocols after New York Giants receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a concussion last Sunday and was allowed to finish the game, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.There was...

Terry Bradshaw says he ‘can’t stand’ guys like AB

Pittsburgh Steelers great Terry Bradshaw said he's happy Antonio Brown is no longer with the Steelers and that he'd have never thrown to the wide receiver had they been teammates."I'm glad they got rid of him and I'm...

After hitting 20 mph in debut, Hollywood Brown says ‘nowhere near my top speed’...

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Rookie Marquise "Hollywood" Brown set an NFL record in his debut -- just not a personal one.Brown, the fleet-footed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, became the first player in league history to score multiple 40-yard...

Fantasy fallout: How real are Lamar Jackson and the Ravens? – NFL Nation

First of all, congratulations on your Week 1 fantasy victory if you were lucky enough to have the Baltimore Ravens prominently involved in your lineup.Unfortunately, the Ravens won’t get another chance to play in Miami unless they reach...

Miami DB Fitzpatrick focused on Pats, not trade

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said he is focused on the large role he's expected to play for the team Sunday against the New England Patriots and not on talk of a trade."I'm a...

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