Bengals RB Walton facing marijuana charge

2:09 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMIAMI -- Prosecutors say Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a marijuana possession charge in Florida. Walton was arrested late Friday on an unrelated battery charge after police...

Sources: WR Brown out for combine, OU pro day

2:38 PM ET Adam SchefterESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four booksFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOklahoma wide receiver...

49ers won’t take him, but Kyler Murray moves will impact Niners’ draft

12:00 AM ET Nick WagonerESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of AmericaFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Oklahoma...

Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 2019 franchise tag

7:00 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writerESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintYour brief NFL offseason breather is over. It's tag time. The NFL now moves...

NFL franchise tag predictions: 14 teams that could use it

7:00 AM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWill the Philadelphia Eagles find a trade partner for quarterback Nick Foles? The clock begins ticking Tuesday, when the NFL's window for putting franchise tags on players opens. The franchise tag is...

Antonio Brown pulls plug on ‘Wi-Fi’ connection with Roethlisberger

4:34 AM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown is creating separation off the field just like he does...

Watch: This no-look AAF pass even impressed Patrick Mahomes

4:05 AM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintKansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes just won NFL MVP honors after a 52-touchdown season, puzzling opponents with his strong and accurate arm, while dazzling fans with no-look passes and off-platform...

Rams have plenty of decisions to make on defense this offseason

12:02 AM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- In the...

Kap ‘absolutely’ still wants to play, lawyer says

11:54 PM ET Mike ReissESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Patriots since 1997Joined ESPN in 2009Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The attorney for Colin Kaepernick said in an interview with CNN on Saturday night that the...

Tebow advised Murray to follow his heart, passion

5:20 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. One Heisman Trophy winner to another. Tim Tebow says he...

Source: McKenzie gets influential role with Fins

9:47 PM ET Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver PostGraduate of the University of HoustonA native of Jackson, Miss.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Miami Dolphins are hiring former Oakland...

Brown: Roethlisberger has an ‘owner mentality’

7:53 PM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown is done being silent. The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro took Twitter questions...

Bengals RB Walton faces battery charge in Miami

4:11 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMIAMI -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after police said he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami Herald reports...

Sources: Chargers, Watkins agree to 1-year deal

5:03 PM ET Eric D. WilliamsESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons.Played college football at University of Puget SoundFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCOSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers agreed...

The Kaepernick-Reid NFL settlement: How we got here, and what’s next

4:15 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writerESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe announcement came Friday, seemingly out of nowhere. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid...

Kaepernick, Reid settle grievances against NFL

12:11 AM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFormer San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a settlement with the NFL concerning their collusion grievances against the league, it was...

Bills release TE Clay after career-worst season

4:28 PM ET Mike RodakESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered the Patriots for ESPNBoston.comProvidence College graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Buffalo Bills have released tight end Charles Clay, the team announced Friday. Clay, 30, was scheduled to count...

Sources: Steelers prez, Brown to meet next week

4:29 PM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- Art Rooney II wanted Antonio Brown's side, and he'll now get it. The...

Lions release veteran safety Quin after 6 seasons

3:26 PM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter becoming one of the most consistent players on...

Source: Falcons won’t tender RFA Poole

11:35 AM ET Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago TribuneAlso worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno BeeHonorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Atlanta...

Source: Broncos likely to opt out on LB Marshall

2:48 PM ET Jeff LegwoldESPN Senior Writer Close Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and TitansMember of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors...

Will Eli Manning return for his 16th season with the Giants?

Feb 15, 2019 Jordan RaananESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It has been six-plus weeks since that postseason “no-holds barred” conversation between New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and general manager...

Are Saints a realistic option for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater?

Feb 14, 2019 Mike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-PicayunePreviously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ersIowa native and University of Iowa graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMETAIRIE, La. -- Quarterback Teddy...

The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

11:02 AM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCan't you feel the love around the NFL? It's Valentine's Day, of course, and NFL teams are certainly in the spirit. Whether you think the holiday is a corporate creation or...

Joe Flacco’s legacy with Ravens ultimately defined by playoff success

3:10 AM ET Jamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduateLives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIt’s fitting that the Baltimore Ravens are trading quarterbackJoe Flacco to Denver, the...

La. Tech’s Ferguson has combine invite rescinded

10:27 AM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL has rescinded Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson's invitation to the combine after a background check turned up an old battery conviction. Kiper's Big Board for 2019 NFL draft: Ranking...

A quarterback buyer’s market? Why this NFL offseason is rare

7:30 AM ET Dan GrazianoESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2011New Jersey native and author of two published novelsFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWednesday was a good day for Joe Flacco and not a great one for...

What a rare buyer’s market means for QB-needy teams

Feb 14, 2019 Dan GrazianoESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2011New Jersey native and author of two published novelsFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWednesday was a good day for Joe Flacco and not a great one for...

Chargers making veteran DT Liuget a free agent

8:42 PM ET Eric D. WilliamsESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons.Played college football at University of Puget SoundFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCOSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers announced...

K Lambo signs 4-year extension with Jaguars

6:02 PM ET Michael DiRoccoESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-UnionGraduate of Jacksonville UniversityMultiple APSE award winnerFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed...

Chargers GM: AAF could be NFL feeder league

4:40 PM ET Eric D. WilliamsESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons.Played college football at University of Puget SoundFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCOSTA MESA, Calif. -- Count Los Angeles Chargers general...

Re-imagining Steelers’ offense without Antonio Brown

Feb 13, 2019 Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- What was once the NFL's most formidable threesome has one Killer B...

49ers have much to consider in potential pursuit of Antonio Brown

Feb 13, 2019 Nick WagonerESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of AmericaFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- There...

Grading the Joe Flacco trade: Why the Broncos get low marks

1:00 PM ET Bill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintLet's grade the trade that sent former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco from the Ravens to the Broncos,...

Joe Flacco’s arrival is still not the long-term solution Broncos need at QB

3:06 AM ET Jeff LegwoldESPN Senior Writer Close Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and TitansMember of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors...

Sources: Ravens to trade Flacco to Broncos

2:01 PM ET Adam SchefterESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four booksFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Baltimore Ravens...

Barnwell: So long, Ingram? Offseason moves to improve NFC South teams

Feb 14, 2019 Bill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL offseason is upon us. Most of the league has spent January thinking about what it's going...

Picking players who need a change of scenery on all 32 NFL teams

Feb 13, 2019 ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWhether due to playing time, friction with teammates or just poor performance, sometimes it's better for players to move on. We've listed the top players in need of a fresh start...

What Steelers can get, financial impact, timeline for Antonio Brown

Feb 13, 2019 Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown wants out. No more Photoshopped images of him in a San...

NFL reacts to AB trade request: Let recruiting begin

Feb 12, 2019 ESPN.com staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAntonio Brown would like to find a new NFL home, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, requesting a trade after nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Twitter had plenty to...

How it has gone wrong with Antonio Brown and the Steelers

5:54 AM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- A tardy Antonio Brown slipped into another Pittsburgh Steelers team meeting through...

Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

2:12 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAntonio Brown has officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The news of Brown's trade request comes right after the Pro Bowl...

Bills sign ex-Jet Long to bolster offensive line

1:04 PM ET Mike RodakESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered the Patriots for ESPNBoston.comProvidence College graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Buffalo Bills on Tuesday signed free-agent offensive lineman Spencer Long to a three-year contract, the team announced. Long,...

Five worst NFL bad beats of 2018 season

12:32 PM ET Rob NelsonESPN Staff Writer CloseRob Nelson is a researcher for ESPN Stats & InformationFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New England Patriots entered this past season as the favorites to win it all, and...

Bucs release DE Curry after just one season

11:07 AM ET Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Buccaneers since 2009Joined ESPN in 2016Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers have released defensive end Vinny Curry, the first major roster cut under new...

Sources: UF’s Grantham in lead for Bengals DC

10:52 AM ET Chris LowESPN Senior Staff Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of TennesseeFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFlorida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is interviewing Tuesday for the...

Sources: Likely 1st-rounder Simmons hurt knee

11:29 AM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFormer Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, a projected first-round pick in the NFL draft, suffered a knee injury during training that is thought to be a torn ACL, league...

Source: Texans to cut WR Demaryius Thomas

1:33 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Houston Texans will release veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The impending roster move was first reported by NFL Network. Texans WR Thomas...

Seahawks may need Shaquem Griffin to replace K.J. Wright

12:00 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNo position was less stable for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 than weakside linebacker. K.J. Wright missed most of the season because of a knee injury, which forced a rotating...

If the price is right, Cowboys should keep Sean Lee

12:00 AM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003Previously covered Bengals and DolphinsLives in Dallas area with his wife and two childrenFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFRISCO, Texas -- When Sean Lee...

‘The Rock better watch out’: How James Harrison plans to sack Hollywood

12:43 AM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- And James Harrison thought beating a tackle off the edge was tiring. Try...

What to do with Goff? Barnwell predicts offseason moves for NFC West

7:30 AM ET Bill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL offseason is upon us. Most of the league has spent January thinking about what it's going...

Lions say Raiders much better for ‘Hard Knocks’

11:42 PM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDETROIT -- The Detroit Lions are one of five...

Lions GM says he’s open to drafting QB at No. 8

9:19 PM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDETROIT -- Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said...

Kareem Hunt to Browns: How he fits, status with NFL and more

12:55 PM ET Pat McManamonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Browns, Cleveland sports since 1998Previously worked at Fox Sports Ohio, AOL Fanhouse, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.comCleveland native, proud father of two daughtersFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland...

Ex-NFL ref Cashion of ‘first down’ fame dies at 87

8:29 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBRYAN, Texas -- Former NFL referee Red Cashion, known for his vociferous calls of "First down," has died. He was 87. Cashion died Sunday, according to Calloway-Jones Life & Legacy...

J.J. Watt to be Daytona 500 grand marshal

3:18 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command...

What you need to know about Kyler Murray choosing football

2:00 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writerESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced Monday that he will fully commit to an...

Browns sign troubled former Chiefs RB Hunt

3:33 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Cleveland Browns signed troubled running back Kareem Hunt on Monday. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Hunt signed a one-year contract. He will be a restricted free agent after...

Murray: ‘Fully committing’ life to being NFL QB

3:02 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintKyler Murray has tweeted that he is "fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," answering the question of whether he will choose football or baseball. The 2018...

Saints hire Rizzi, overhaul special-teams staff

2:18 PM ET Mike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-PicayunePreviously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ersIowa native and University of Iowa graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMETAIRIE, La. -- The New...

Reid: New deal with Panthers helps grievance

3:29 PM ET David NewtonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Panthers, NFL for 11 yearsMore than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCARJoined ESPN in 2006Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Safety Eric Reid says...

Bengals’ Taylor hires Cincy HS coach as assistant

1:19 PM ET Katherine TerrellESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016Previously covered the Saints for the Times-Picayune from 2013-2016Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCINCINNATI -- Bengals coach Zac Taylor is hiring local Cincinnati high school football coach...

Varied betting interest in Vegas for AAF’s debut

12:36 PM ET David PurdumESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL and college football seasons are over, but there were pigskin point spreads and...

A night with the fledgling AAF: Minor league feel with major hopes

8:00 AM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintORLANDO, Fla. -- Matt Simms threw toward his running...

Former Chiefs DC Sutton joins Falcons’ staff

10:48 AM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFormer Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton is joining the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant. With head coach Dan Quinn taking over the defensive playcalling duties this season, Sutton...

Predicting offseason dominoes: 7 free agents who could cause ripples

It has been a rumor going back half a decade by now, but Peterson has reportedly wanted to make a stop in Dallas before ending his career. The Palestine, Texas, product impressed as Washington's...

Where will the Raiders play in 2019: Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Clara, parts unknown?

6:00 AM ET Paul GutierrezESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight yearsMember of Pro Football Writers AssociationPreviously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedFollow on...

What now for Green Bay? Barnwell predicts offseason moves for NFC North

7:15 AM ET Bill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL offseason is upon us. Most of the league has spent January thinking about what it's going...

Will Cowboys spend big? Barnwell predicts moves for NFC East

Feb 14, 2019 Bill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL offseason is upon us. Most of the league has spent January thinking about what it's going...

VIck’s AAF role to focus on player development

1:01 AM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintORLANDO, Fla. -- Michael Vick was supposed to be...

‘Hell yeah, I’m playing football again’: Welcome to the AAF

8:00 AM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSAN ANTONIO -- Sione Teuhema was so busy relocating...

Inside the next potential fight between Le’Veon Bell and Steelers

3:11 AM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- The NFL's most compelling contract saga is in a slumber. Le'Veon Bell...

Future pairing? Le’Veon Bell, Lamar Jackson connect on social media

9:29 AM ET Jamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduateLives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCould television speculation turn into free-agency reality for two AFC North rivals? On Friday...

Fins’ Flores adds ex-head coach Caldwell to staff

3:57 PM ET Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver PostGraduate of the University of HoustonA native of Jackson, Miss.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDAVIE, Fla. -- Brian Flores officially hired...

Gase’s staff with Jets doesn’t lack for family drama

6:02 PM ET Rich CiminiESPN Staff Writer CloseLongtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily NewsSyracuse University graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAdam Gase's new coaching staff with the New York Jets contains enough potential family drama...

Baker Mayfield raising expectations and attracting respected coordinators

3:37 AM ET Pat McManamonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Browns, Cleveland sports since 1998Previously worked at Fox Sports Ohio, AOL Fanhouse, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.comCleveland native, proud father of two daughtersFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBEREA, Ohio -- The...

Steve Spurrier ready to bring the fun to Alliance of American Football

3:00 AM ET Andrea AdelsonESPN Staff Writer Close ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintORLANDO, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier stands among his quarterbacks, visor firmly in place,...

Everything you need to know about the Alliance of American Football

7:38 AM ET Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.comAlso covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSAN ANTONIO -- Competitive football could have been done...

CB Alford signs with Cards after Falcons release

8:19 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIt didn't take cornerback Robert Alford long to find a new NFL home. Alford signed a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, two days after being released by the...

Stoops returns to coaching with Dallas in XFL

7:13 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFormer Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is returning to coaching as the head coach and general manager of the Dallas-based franchise in the new XFL league. Stoops was introduced in...

Bengals hire OL coach fired by Fins in bully case

3:02 PM ET Katherine TerrellESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016Previously covered the Saints for the Times-Picayune from 2013-2016Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCINCINNATI -- Bengals coach Zac Taylor defended the controversial hire of offensive line coach...

Cam with a plan: ‘More dangerous’ after surgery

2:03 PM ET David NewtonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Panthers, NFL for 11 yearsMore than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCARJoined ESPN in 2006Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam...

Chiefs GM nips Mahomes’ hoops hobby in bud

2:15 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City StarJoined ESPN in 2013Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Like many fans of the Chiefs, general manager Brett Veach...

Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

7:00 AM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWhere will Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown land? Which teams will acquire a new starting quarterback? Who's trading down in the draft? We have fearless predictions for every team. Scan through all...

Beer and a shot: Gronk hit in head with can

10:54 AM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBOSTON -- Gronk got bonked. Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's...

Why a new deal between Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence is a no-brainer

12:00 AM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003Previously covered Bengals and DolphinsLives in Dallas area with his wife and two childrenFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFRISCO, Texas – Defensive end DeMarcus...

Inside the next potential fight between Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers

3:11 AM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPITTSBURGH -- The NFL's most compelling contract saga is in a slumber. Le'Veon Bell...

Mayfield to use ROY loss to ‘Quads’ as motivation

11:04 PM ET Pat McManamonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Browns, Cleveland sports since 1998Previously worked at Fox Sports Ohio, AOL Fanhouse, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.comCleveland native, proud father of two daughtersFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCLEVELAND -- He may...

Source: Giants decline RB Stewart’s ’19 option

6:14 PM ET Jordan RaananESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants did not pick up the option on the contract of running back Jonathan Stewart by Wednesday's deadline,...

Police report: Brown pushed woman to ground

6:51 PM ET Jeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerPreviously a college football reporter for CBSSports.comUniversity of Florida graduateFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown allegedly pushed the mother of his daughter to the...

Sources: Dolphins naming O’Shea as OC

1:26 PM ET Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver PostGraduate of the University of HoustonA native of Jackson, Miss.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDAVIE, Fla. -- After what he described...

Falcons to release 43-year-old kicker Bryant

1:07 PM ET Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago TribuneAlso worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno BeeHonorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintVeteran kicker...

Falcons to part ways with 43-year-old K Bryant

6:20 PM ET Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago TribuneAlso worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno BeeHonorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Atlanta...

Source: Foles quickly pays $2M buyout to Eagles

1:21 PM ET Tim McManusESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPHILADELPHIA -- Nick Foles was quick to void his 2019 option year with the Philadelphia Eagles and is wasting no time ponying up $2 million...

Sources: Pats close to adding Schiano to staff

1:28 PM ET Mike ReissESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Patriots since 1997Joined ESPN in 2009Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a move that has been anticipated for several weeks, the New England Patriots are moving...

Kellen Moore’s journey: From kid collecting playbooks to Cowboys OC

12:00 AM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003Previously covered Bengals and DolphinsLives in Dallas area with his wife and two childrenFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFRISCO, Texas -- Kellen Moore isn’t...

Ex-NFL, Longhorns QB Young arrested for DWI

8:23 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFormer Texas Longhorns and NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested in Fort Bend County, Texas, early Monday on a charge of suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Young paid a...

Is this Gronk’s last call?

8:00 AM ET Mina KimesESPN Senior Writer CloseMina Kimes: • Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine • Joined ESPN in 2014 • Former features reporter at Bloomberg • Wrote for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek • Spent five years at...

Are you sure you know the 2018 NFL season? Test yourself with our quiz

8:53 AM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NFL year is over, and so much happened. We got Jon Gruden's return to the Oakland Raiders, where he just went and traded everyone (not literally). We saw Kansas...

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