Duane Brown is testing the system. Brown, who is about to enter his 10th season as the Texans’ starting left tackle, has not reported for the start of training camp. He has two non-guaranteed years remaining on his contract, and he wants a new deal.
The Broward County (Fla.) state attorney’s office won’t bring a charge against Michael Irvin, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman in March. Police had handed the case to the state attorney’s office in late May. Andy Slater of WINZ radio obtained the memo in which the state’s…
Le’Veon Bell is making a big bet on himself. That kind of thing isn’t all that uncommon in the NFL, where contracts are not guaranteed, but Bell’s gamble is an attempt to transcend his position from a financial standpoint. The odds that he’ll succeed appear to be stacked against him.
The Deadspin staff spent about half an hour analyzing this street fight, which DNAinfo has generously gifted to the world. The fight happened at 6:50 a.m. today on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and it has a stunning outcome.
Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. was arrested Tuesday night in his hometown of St. Petersburg (Fla.) after, well, let’s let the statement St. Petersburg police just emailed me explain it:
The NFL’s franchise tag deadline came and went at 4 p.m. ET with no new contracts for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell, and Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson. If you’re wondering what that means for them and their teams, I can explain.
“I’ve never seen you happier,” my wife told me one day last week. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. As I started to do a little dance around our living room, she looked at me with bewilderment. The reason for my burst of happiness? I had parked our car and wouldn’t have to move it for more than a week.
Nothing like an idle summer day spent swimming in the bay with friends. But it’s not a truly memorable hang until a small shark shows up to send everyone scurrying back to the docks, followed by some dude just deciding to dive in and grab the little beast:
On Jan. 20, at a press conference at Baltimore Ravens headquarters, Zach Orr delivered some sobering news: An MRI after a neck injury a month earlier revealed that Orr’s C1 vertebra at the top of his spinal cord was not fully formed. Just five months ahead of his 25th birthday, only three seasons into a promising pro…
In a surprise move, the Chiefs fired general manager John Dorsey yesterday. The decision is odd enough on its own, considering Kansas City had made the playoffs in three of Dorsey’s four seasons, to say nothing of the late-June timing of it all. But that’s not even the weirdest part. Dorsey’s firing is the capstone of…
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.