The Raiders took care of business with franchise quarterback Derek Carr, who was about to enter the final year of his rookie contract until this happened:
Until he got swept away by the recent round of layoffs, Ron Jaworski dissected Xs and Os for several of ESPN’s NFL-related programs. Those gigs gave him a prominent platform from which he could draw heavily on his knowledge as a former NFL quarterback. Jaworski still loves to boast about how much tape of NFL games he…
There’s a straight line to be drawn from the Patriots’ signing today of David Harris, a respected veteran inside linebacker who had been unceremoniously dumped two weeks ago as part of the Jets’ roster purge. That line takes you back. It runs you through tampering charges, Darrelle Revis’s Super Bowl ring, the …
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell, but Bell has yet to sign his tender and did not report for any of the team’s offseason program. That includes this week’s mandatory minicamp, which for Bell was actually not mandatory because he’s not officially under contract.
Police in Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) have given their investigation into Michael Irvin’s alleged sexual assault of a 27-year-old Florida woman to the Broward County (Fla.) state attorney’s office, which will decide whether to press charges. The case has been pending since late March. [Dallas Morning News]
Stop me if you’ve heard this sort of thing before, but the NFL is trying to screw over players with contract language. The difference this time is that the NFLPA has flagged the league’s efforts as actual violations of the collective bargaining agreement.
The surprise isn’t so much that the Jets released David Harris today. It’s the way they went about doing it, which was savage, even by the NFL’s frosty standards.
The Seahawks have found another backup for quarterback Russell Wilson. It just won’t be Colin Kaepernick, who apparently is too good for the job.
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That’s Todd Archer, ESPN’s Dallas Cowboys beat man, just up and taking off on Hannah Storm during today’s 10 a.m. Eastern edition of SportsCenter. Just a hunch, but from the way he appears to reach into his pocket and glance at his phone before ghosting, Archer may have gotten a call (from a source?) he just had to…
ESPN’s Seth Wickersham went long on the simmering drama that’s affected the Seattle Seahawks for a while now, with Russell Wilson’s goal-line interception at the end of the Super Bowl nearly three years ago still haunting the locker room. The gist is that the defense—and Richard Sherman in particular—doesn’t much care…
Every May, without fail, the NFL storylines are the same. (Take, for example, “the most May 22 tweet of all time.”) A particularly common one is the raft of headlines shouting “[PLAYER] Is Skipping OTAs,” followed by reams of copy that purport to explain why, and what it all means. It means nothing.
In the wake of Michael Bennett’s threat to boycott his newspaper, Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins has taken the L.
Michael Bennett is mad at the Seattle Times. The Seahawks defensive lineman didn’t take kindly to a recent column by Matt Calkins:
Ryan Fitzpatrick, age 34, a veteran of 12 NFL seasons, has signed a free-agent deal with the Bucs, his seventh team. Per Adam Schefter, the terms are for one year and $3 million. Fitzpatrick, who went to Harvard, will back up Jameis Winston.