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QB corner: Ryan is PFF’s second-rated quarterback in the NFL 

Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense is starting click in several key areas as he gets ready to face Tampa Bay (4-6) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  He led all quarterback last  week with a 90.4 game profootballfocus.com grade. It was the fourth straight week that Ryan finished in the top eight quarterbacks in the league and has moved up to PFF’s No. 2 rated...



What Dan Quinn had to say on Wednesday 

What Dan Quinn had to say on Wednesday 

Here’s what Falcons coach Dan Quinn had to say before practice on Wednesday: Opening statement. “Fast turn around. We are pumped to get back… the biggest thing for us is right back in the division and that matchup, we knew at this part of the season there was going to be a bunch of division games coming. We are pumped to be back here at home with our crowd to get rolling. We&rsquo...
Dan Quinn addresses why Falcons parted ways with Jalen Collins 

Dan Quinn addresses why Falcons parted ways with Jalen Collins 

The play of the secondary was a factor in the Falcons’ decision to waive Jalen Collins, coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday. The cornerback was eligible to return this week after serving a 10-game NFL suspension. “We made the best decision for the team,” Quinn said a day after the roster move. “We went through the whole process. We wanted to make sure that we took all the time that...
Falcons release official depth chart for Buccaneers’ game 

Falcons release official depth chart for Buccaneers’ game 

The Falcons released their official depth chart for the Tampa Bay game. The Falcons (6-4) are set to host the Buccaneers (4-6) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons announced that running back Devonta Freeman remains in the NFL concussion protocol on Wednesday. Punter Matt Bosher (left ankle) and backup offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) will not practice on Wednesday. Bosher...
Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol 

Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol 

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday. Quinn would not reveal what stage of the five-step process that Freeman is in. He entered the program after he was injured early in the game against the Cowboys on Nov. 2. Freeman was also in the protocol from Aug. 13-27 after he was injured in the exhibition season.  In...
The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons turn focus to Fitzpatrick, Bucs

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons turn focus to Fitzpatrick, Bucs

In the 26th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles Podcast we discuss five things to know about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jameis Winston has been ruled out of the game with a shoulder injury and long-time NFL journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick will start. The 34-year-old Harvard grad has led the Bucs to two victories and has the confidence of the team and coaching staff.   Subscribe to “The Bow...
Cover 9@9: Falcons have their swag back

Cover 9@9: Falcons have their swag back

SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons brings in a 29 yard pass against cornerback Jeremy Lane #20 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on November 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks, 34-31. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images) Good morning!...
Seymour, Ward named semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame 

Seymour, Ward named semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame 

Defensive end/tackle Richard Seymour, who played at the University of Georgia, was one of the six first-year eligible candidates among 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, which was announced on Tuesday.  Cornerback/safety Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and wide receiver Randy Moss are the other first-year eligible...
A quick look at the Tampa Bay Bucs 

A quick look at the Tampa Bay Bucs 

What happened to the Bucs? After they went 9-7 in Dirk Koetter’s first season as head coach this was supposed to be their year. The NFC South Takeover was supposed to come from the 813 area code. But third-year quarterback Jameis Winston has regressed and was injured as they got off to a 2-6 start and dropped five straight games to re-settle in the basement of the perhaps the league toughest...
Falcons waive Jalen Collins, a one-time second-round pick

Falcons waive Jalen Collins, a one-time second-round pick

The Falcons waived cornerback Jalen Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, who served a 10-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, on Tuesday.  Collins has seen action in 24 games, with eight starts, over two seasons.  Last season, he recorded two interceptions and 31 total tackles – 28 solo, and 10 passes defensed. He was suspended for four games to start the 2016 season...
Quinn praised Grady Jarrett on fake field goal attempt against Seahawks

Quinn praised Grady Jarrett on fake field goal attempt against Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a conference call Tuesday that the team hadn’t seen the particular fake field goal the Seattle Seahawks attempted on Monday night. However, Grady Jarrett and the defense was ready for it. The Seahawks trailed the Falcons 24-17 as the first half ended and lined up for a 34-yard attempt, but Jarrett didn’t bite. The Seahawks tossed the ball to tight...
Falcons waive cornerback Jalen Collins

Falcons waive cornerback Jalen Collins

The Falcons waived Jalen Collins on Tuesday, the week the suspended cornerback was eligible to return from his penalty. The team announced the move hours after head coach Dan Quinn said he and general manager Thomas Dimitroff would meet in the afternoon to discuss Collins’ future. Collins was able to return to practice this week after serving a 10-game suspension for his second violation of...
Falcons sustain no significant injuries in win over Seahawks

Falcons sustain no significant injuries in win over Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said there were no significant injuries to report after the 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. In a conference call on Tuesday, Quinn said there would be a few players limited as practice starts this week, but nothing significant to report, ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “As we get into the weekend, we’re...
Matt Ryan, wife expecting twins

Matt Ryan, wife expecting twins

The Falcons nest is about to get bigger. Matt Ryan’s wife, Sarah, announced on social media Tuesday that the couple are expecting their first child – make that children. The wife of the Falcons quarterback wrote that the couple is expecting twins, according to the post. Sarah posted a picture of the couple with a No. 2 balloon to announce the arrivals in April. “I couldn’t...
Falcons have some things going for them in playoff race

Falcons have some things going for them in playoff race

If the NFL playoffs opened today, the Falcons would be in. I know. So what? The fact that empty accomplishments like that mean little with six weeks left in the regular season generally leads me to avoid pointing them out. But in this case, it illustrates one reason why a 6-4 team is in decent shape as it enters the home stretch of the season. After hanging on to defeat Seattle 34-31 on Monday night...
My Take: Falcons ready to make a move in the NFC South 

My Take: Falcons ready to make a move in the NFC South 

Finally, the Falcons are over their Super Bowl hangover. Quarterback Matt Ryan is finding his receivers. The running game is giving him just enough and the defense is making plays and scoring touchdowns. They needed all of those things working to beat Seattle, 34-31, on Monday night at CenturyLink Field. The Falcons were not in the clear until Blair Walsh’s 52-yard field came up short about...
Ryan not concerned about end of 200-yard passing streak 

Ryan not concerned about end of 200-yard passing streak 

Matt Ryan’s NFL-record streak of 64 games of passing for 200 yards or more was snapped in the Falcons’ 34-31 win over the Seahawks on Monday night. No big deal.  “I’d rather have less than 200 yards and win than to get 200 yards and lose,” Ryan said.  Ryan completed 19 of 27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the important victory. He  finished...
The Bow Tie Chronicles:  Falcons 34, Seahawks 31 

The Bow Tie Chronicles:  Falcons 34, Seahawks 31 

The Atlanta Falcons held on for a 34-31 victory over the Seahawks on Monday night to improve to 6-4. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett turned in a great game with a sack, two tackles for a loss and three quarterbacks hits. Jarrett’s biggest player was on Seattle’s fake field goal right before the half when he dropped up-back Luke Wilson for a 4-yard loss. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan...
What Dan Quinn had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks

What Dan Quinn had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks

Here’s what Falcons coach Dan Quinn had to say after the 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football:  Thoughts on the game:  “What an absolute team win from the guys tonight. To play in this environment with the crowd tonight was going to be tough. Those were competitive, tough teams, we were going to battle for it in the biggest way. We talked about that...
What Falcons had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks 

What Falcons had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks 

Here’s what the Falcons had to say after the 34-31 win over Seattle on Monday Night Football:   On Russell Wilson: “Russell was scrambling. We were trying to keep him as far away from the field goal as possible. We did that and the kicker ended up missing. We’ll take the win. We are confident group. We just keep pushing.” On playoffs: “We know there...
What Matt Ryan had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks 

What Matt Ryan had to say after 34-31 win over Seahawks 

Here’s what Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to say after the 34-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Opening statement: “You never know how they are going to shake out. We battled for four quarters and it was good. We made enough plays to get it down in an environment that’s tough to win in.”  On offense without Devonta Freeman: “It’s tough to replace Freeman...
Falcons hang on, and they may have just saved their season

Falcons hang on, and they may have just saved their season

They’ll take it. This year, the Falcons will take anything, even if it means the game ends with their finger tips dug into the side of a building. The running game wasn’t great. The special teams were just this side of a dumpster fire. There was a costly dumb penalty late, and several blown double-digit leads, and it was starting to get to the point that one wondered if naming rights should...
Report card: Falcons 34, Seahawks 31 

Report card: Falcons 34, Seahawks 31 

Here are the grades for the Falcons from their 34-31 victory over the Seahawks before a crowd of 69,026 at CenturyLink Field on Monday. The Falcons improved to 6-4 and the Seahawks dropped to 6-4. The Falcons trail the Saints (8-2) by two games with six to play in the NFC South race. The Panthers (7-3), also ahead of the Falcons, had a bye this week. The Falcons were not in the clear until Seattle&rsquo...
Update: Neal returns after leaving game with head injury  

Update: Neal returns after leaving game with head injury  

Update:  Neal returned on the following series.  Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal left Monday’s game after a collision with Seattle running back Mike Davis in the first quarter. He was being evaluated for a head injury. His return to game was questionable. Rookie Damontee Kazee took over at free safety and Ricardo Allen moved to strong safety for the Falcons’ defense. 
Inactives: Falcons at Seahawks 

Inactives: Falcons at Seahawks 

Falcons inactives for tonight’s game against Seattle are: wide receiver Nick Williams , safety Sharrod Neasman, running back  Devonta Freeman, cornerback  Blidi Wreh-Wilson, linebacker Duke Riley, left guard Sean Harlow and tackle Austin Pasztor. The Seahawks inactives are: safety Kam Chancellor, running back Thomas Rawls, linebacker Michael Wilhoite, guard/tackle Luke Joeckel...
Roberts joins Disney World of Sports 

Roberts joins Disney World of Sports 

Reggie Roberts, who was an executive with the Falcons for 11 years, was recently named sports public relations manager for Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Roberts was the Falcons vice president of football communications from 2004-15. He will handle and be heavily involved with the youth sports programs, the Atlanta Braves, the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and bigger theme park openings Toy Story...
Georgia Dome crumbles -- well, most of it

Georgia Dome crumbles -- well, most of it

The Georgia Dome didn’t go down without a fight.  When the dust and smoke cleared from Monday morning’s implosion, two sections of the 25-year-old building were still standing, defying the dynamite.  “I think she might have been a little sturdier than what they gave her credit for,” said Carl Adkins, the Dome’s former general manager.  He smiled slightly...
Fans react: Georgia Dome imploded 

Fans react: Georgia Dome imploded 

With more than 5,000 pounds of explosives, the Georgia Dome was reduced to a pile of rubble and dust Monday morning. People from all over the city of Atlanta watched in person, from surrounding buildings and on television as one of Atlanta’s defining structures fell to to the ground. Here’s what fans had to say on social media following the implosion of the Georgia Dome:
The Bow Tie Chronicles: Ryan vs. Wilson on Monday Night Football 

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Ryan vs. Wilson on Monday Night Football 

Here’s the Monday NIght Football special episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast with the Falcons set to play the Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. on Monday Night Football from CenturyLink Field.  Special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong stops by to discuss Seattle returner Tyler Lockett and Falcons defensive Adrian Clayborn discusses why he elected not to retire after last-season’s bicep...
Photos: Georgia Dome implosion

Photos: Georgia Dome implosion

Almost 5,000 pounds of explosives brought down the Georgia Dome Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in a controlled demolition in Atlanta.
Georgia Dome comes crumbling down with a small glitch

Georgia Dome comes crumbling down with a small glitch

The Georgia Dome came down in a ball of dust Monday morning -- but not all of it fell. More than 300 pounds of explosives collapsed the steel in the upper ring and about 4,500 pounds of dynamite intended to crumble the concrete columns of the Atlanta institution of the last 25 years. When the dust cleared, two sections of the Georgia Dome’s outside walls were still standing. Rick Cuppetilli...
5 things to know before tonight’s Falcons at Seahawks’ kickoff

5 things to know before tonight’s Falcons at Seahawks’ kickoff

Here are five things to know before tonight's Falcons at Seattle Seahawks game at 8:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Field.  1.CLOSING IN ON JOHNNY UNITAS: Quarterback Matt Ryan eclipsed the 40,000 yard pass mark against Dallas. He became the fastest player in league history to reach the mark in his 151st game. He has 40,073 yards entering the Seattle game.  Ryan is likely to pass the legendary Johnny...
What they are saying about Adrian Clayborn 

What they are saying about Adrian Clayborn 

What they are saying about Falcons defensvie end Adrian Clayborn, who had six sacks in the 27-7 win over Dallas:     ON WHY THEY SIGNED HIM IN 2015: "When I got to know him better….we tried him some at nickel tackle the first year and it wasn’t as good, but it was worth just trying to get pass rush on the field. We had drafted Vic (Beasley) that year, so he was going...
Watch LIVE: Georgia Dome implosion

Watch LIVE: Georgia Dome implosion

UPDATE: Small glitch during blast, leaves two Georgia Dome sections standing Some 4,800 pounds of explosives have been placed in the Georgia Dome to bring down the building Monday morning.  The Dome – the home of the Falcons and many other sports events over the past 25 years – is scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Watch the various angles of the historic event...
4,800 pounds of explosives slated to bring down Dome at 7:30 a.m.

4,800 pounds of explosives slated to bring down Dome at 7:30 a.m.

Some 4,800 pounds of explosives have been placed in the Georgia Dome to bring down the building Monday morning.  The Dome – the home of the Falcons and many other sports events over the past 25 years – is scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m.  “There will be a 12-second period in which all the explosives will go off and the structure falls,” said Rick Cuppetilli...
McKinley chimes in after UCLA fires former Falcons coach Jim Mora

McKinley chimes in after UCLA fires former Falcons coach Jim Mora

Sunday was somewhat unique in a corner of Falcons land, not because of anything that happened with the team a day ahead of Monday night’s contest in Seattle, but because former head coach Jim Mora was fired by UCLA and a current Falcon stepped up for him. It should be quickly noted that rookie defensive end Takk McKinley may not have even known who Mora was when he coached the Falcons from 2004-&rsquo...
Falcons, Seahawks will be without key stars 

Falcons, Seahawks will be without key stars 

For an important NFC showdown, both the Falcons and Seahawks will be without Pro Bowl players when the teams meet on Monday Night Football at CenturyLink Field. The Falcons (5-4) have ruled out running back Devonta Freeman, who is in the NFL’s concussion protocol for the second time this season and third time in his career. The Seahawks (6-3) will be without strong safety Kam Chancellor and...
Falcons look back warmly on Georgia Dome before it dies

Falcons look back warmly on Georgia Dome before it dies

Matt Ryan probably will shed no tears Monday when the roof of the Georgia Dome falls and the building caves in moments later. Yet the Falcons’ quarterback will forever have a soft spot in his heart for a place that’s about to be imploded. As the Dome is leveled Monday morning, Ryan will be in Seattle before the Falcons’ night game against the Seahawks, but he’ll never forget...
Countdown to implosion: Georgia Dome made a mark in many sports

Countdown to implosion: Georgia Dome made a mark in many sports

With the Georgia Dome set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. Monday, let’s take a last look back at the 25-year-old building’s considerable and wide-ranging place in Atlanta sports history.  Falcons: The Georgia Dome’s primary tenant from 1992 through last season, the Falcons played 256 games there – 199 in the regular season, seven in the postseason and 50 in the preseason...
Devonta Freeman declared out of game against Seattle

Devonta Freeman declared out of game against Seattle

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who is in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out for the Seattle game by head coach Dan Quinn on Saturday. The Falcons (5-4) face the Seahawks (6-3) at 8:30 p.m. on Monday Night Football in a big NFC game with playoff implications. The Falcons declared Freeman out, although the news was expected, it became official on the league-required injury report....
Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph to Paxton Lynch: ‘Just play’

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph to Paxton Lynch: ‘Just play’

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph wants quarterback Paxton Lynch to play the game that he knows how to play. The Broncos are going with Lynch as their starter after he lost the quarterback competition in training camp to Trevor Siemian. Since then they have benched Siemian, and the brought back Brock Osweiler who started the last two games. Joseph knows that Lynch will be trying his hardest...
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn eternally grateful for Cowboys’ help during tough time

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn eternally grateful for Cowboys’ help during tough time

Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was the Dallas Cowboys’ running backs coach from 2005-2006, and went through one of the toughest periods of his life during that time. During training camp in 2005, he was walking across the street after getting dinner and a drunk driver nearly killed him. The injuries that he suffered required four surgeries, and Lynn is eternally...
Chiefs CB Darrelle Revis is kind playing for free in 2017

Chiefs CB Darrelle Revis is kind playing for free in 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping Darrelle Revis can help improve their pass defense which has struggled this season. Safety Eric Berry went down for the season with a ruptured achilles tendon in Week 1. Since then their pass defense, which ranked 18th was average as a unit in 2016, has fallen to 28th this season. Revis was at one time the best cornerback in the league, and...
Patriots QB Tom Brady misses Wednesday practice with achilles injury

Patriots QB Tom Brady misses Wednesday practice with achilles injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not practice on Wednesday. Brady is dealing with an achilles injury, however it is reportedly not serious. He is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, and should be practicing by Friday at the latest, according to The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride. Others who did not practice for the Patriots on Wednesday are...
Patriots sign WR Bernard Reedy to practice squad

Patriots sign WR Bernard Reedy to practice squad

The New England Patriots have added wide receiver Bernard Reedy to its practice squad. Reedy signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, the team announced. The receiver was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 17. He appeared in nine games for the Bucs, catching two passing for 21 yards and 17 rushing yards on three attempts. Reedy came into the NFL in 2014 as an...
Cowboys K Dan Bailey is hopeful he’ll play versus Chargers

Cowboys K Dan Bailey is hopeful he’ll play versus Chargers

Tyron Smith isn’t the only Dallas Cowboys starter on track to return in Week 12. Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey could join Smith. Bailey anticipates being able to play when the Cowboys take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday. “Hopefully I’ll be back out there,”‘ Bailey, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I mean, I had a good week in practice...
Chargers QB Philip Rivers ‘looking forward’ to playing Cowboys on Thanksgiving

Chargers QB Philip Rivers ‘looking forward’ to playing Cowboys on Thanksgiving

Philip Rivers can’t wait to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback is eagerly anticipating the marquee holiday matchup. “Besides a playoff game, I don’t think that it gets any bigger,” Rivers said of Thursday’s game, according to the Dallas Morning News. “Playing on Thanksgiving … is something we haven&rsquo...
Darrelle Revis signs contract with Kansas City Chiefs

Darrelle Revis signs contract with Kansas City Chiefs

Future Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis has a new NFL home. According to multiple reports, the 32-year-old signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Chiefs had been trying to sign Revis all year, but the seven-time Pro Bowl selection had been hesitant to accept a deal until today. Revis will be re-united with...
Early drama not a concern for Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

Early drama not a concern for Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

From Ben Roethlisberger’s constant flirtation with retirement, Le’Veon Bell’s holdout, Antonio Brown’s sideline outburst to Martavis Bryant wanting out of Pittsburgh, the Steelers aren’t strangers to distraction. Despite have a soap opera-like atmosphere, the Steelers are sitting at 8-2 and are on the shortlist of legit Super Bowl contenders. ...
Cowboys TE Jason Witten: We have to play better

Cowboys TE Jason Witten: We have to play better

Sitting at 5-5, Jason Witten knows the time is now for the Dallas Cowboys. The 15-year tight end expressed the importance for the Cowboys to get things going if they want earn a trip to the playoffs. “I just felt like we need to know where we’re at, and it’s good to have communication and with my experiences, to understand that nobody said it was going to be easy. It&rsquo...
Von Miller leading all linebackers in Pro Bowl votes

Von Miller leading all linebackers in Pro Bowl votes

The 2017 season hasn’t gone the way linebacker Von Miller and the Denver Broncos hoped. With only three wins on the year so far, they’re pretty much out of the playoff picture. Miller, though, is still being recognized as one of the best in the game. “Von Miller leads all OLBs in early Pro Bowl voting with 80,781 votes by fans,” wrote Nicki Jhabvala...
Coach says Antonio Brown looks overworked and should take a week off

Coach says Antonio Brown looks overworked and should take a week off

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who is from the Pittsburgh area, was recently asked what his Packers thought about facing the NFL’s top wideout. “When you look at his numbers and you look at the video and how people are trying to take him out of the game, he’s still super...
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio ‘surprised’ by disappointing seasons

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio ‘surprised’ by disappointing seasons

High expectations were bestowed on the Oakland Raiders (4-6) and Denver Broncos (3-7) before the season. Twelve weeks into the regular season both teams are below .500 entering Thanksgiving weekend. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio conceded that he’s surprised the two clubs are in their current predicament. “I’m surprised by both of our seasons. I really think the...
Denver Broncos sign OLB Stansly Maponga to practice squad

Denver Broncos sign OLB Stansly Maponga to practice squad

The Denver Broncos have signed outside linebacker Stansly Maponga to their practice squad, according to multiple reports. The Atlanta Falcons selected Maponga in the fifth round (No. 153 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. The former TCU Horned Frog appeared in 24 regular season games for the Falcons from 2013-2014, and two regular season games for the New York Giants in ...
Cowboys, Chargers Wednesday practice report

Cowboys, Chargers Wednesday practice report

The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers have released the game statuses for their injured players a little more than 24 away from Thursday’s Thanksgiving showdown. Los Angeles has a host of players who are listed as questionable for Thursday’s tilt, including tackles Joe Barksdale and Russell Okung, wide receivers Travis Benjamin and Mike Williams and defensive...
The Denver Broncos would be wise to consider trading Von Miller

The Denver Broncos would be wise to consider trading Von Miller

The Denver Broncos are facing a harsh reality. They are in the midst of a disastrous season, and they have an aging roster that is no longer championship caliber. Their best option going forward would be to blow up their team and start rebuilding for the future. And, as senseless as this may sound, they should be open to trading their best player, outside linebacker ...
Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith confirms he’ll play on Thanksgiving

Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith confirms he’ll play on Thanksgiving

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith has been sorely missed on the line, and it looks like the Cowboys will have a little something extra to be thankful for over the holiday. “Does Tyron Smith expect to play tomorrow? ‘Yeah,’ he says. Missed last two games with groin injury,” wrote Drew Davison of the Star Telegram. The Cowboys take on the Los...
Patriots work out WR R.J. Shelton and LB Darnell Sankey

Patriots work out WR R.J. Shelton and LB Darnell Sankey

The New England Patriots brought in free agent wide receiver R.J. Shelton and linebacker Darnell Sankey for a workout. Neither one has been signed at this time, but it will be worth keeping an eye on the roster in case they decide to make a move. The news was reported by Mike Reiss‏ of ESPN. “Patriots had free-agent workouts with LB Darnell Sankey [Sacramento...
Stephen Gostkowski named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Stephen Gostkowski named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after a trip to Mexico city that ended with a rout of the Oakland Raiders. “It is the first time this season and the sixth time in his career that Gostkowski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week,” reported the team’s official website. &ldquo...
Steelers WR Antonio Brown named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Steelers WR Antonio Brown named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after posting 10 catches for 144 yards and 3 scores in a dominating 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. What he did was historic. In the entire history of the franchise, only one other player – John Stallworth – has caught three touchdowns in two individual games. “It&rsquo...
Coach says the Giants are losing because of Odell Beckham, the NFL’s best wideout

Coach says the Giants are losing because of Odell Beckham, the NFL’s best wideout

The New York Giants and wide receiver Odell Beckham had high hopes after a playoff appearance following the 2016 season. It’s safe to say that the 2017 season has been a disaster. Beckham is out for the year with a broken left ankle. Wideout Brandon Marshall is also out for the season. The team has won just two games: They beat the Denver Broncos with ease, 23-10, and just ...
Ben Roethlisberger fires back at critics who say he doesn’t love the game

Ben Roethlisberger fires back at critics who say he doesn’t love the game

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has faced questions from critics this year, in part because he talked briefly about mulling retirement. That led some to suggest he didn’t love football anymore and was mentally checked out. Roethlisberger thinks that idea is crazy, and he recently defended himself on 93.7 The Fan. “In a way it’s like, ‘Wait a second...
Trevor Siemian will be Denver Broncos backup QB in Week 12

Trevor Siemian will be Denver Broncos backup QB in Week 12

The Denver Broncos quarterback carousel continued on Tuesday afternoon when the team named Paxton Lynch their starter for their Week 12 game against the Oakland Raiders. Denver also announced that it will be Trevor Siemian, not Brock Osweiler, backing up Lynch on Sunday afternoon. Lynch will be Denver’s third starting quarterback of the 2017 season, and the former...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will not be suing the NFL

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will not be suing the NFL

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided for now that he won’t be suing the NFL. On Nov. 8, the New York Times’ Ken Belson reported that Jones threatened to sue the league and some owners if plans for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s new contract weren’t scrapped. When the NFL has its owners meetings on Dec. 13, there will be a special session...
Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens expects to play against Chargers

Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens expects to play against Chargers

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens did not finish their last game on the field. He went down in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles with a groin injury and was not able to return to the game. The Cowboys are on a short week with a Thanksgiving day matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers next on the schedule. Hitchens was originally listed as a non-participant...
Ray Lewis, Randy Moss headline list of 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

Ray Lewis, Randy Moss headline list of 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

There are some huge stars among the 27 modern-era Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists. The list includes first-time nominees Randy Moss, Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher. Other huge names are Jimmy Johnson, Hines Ward, Edgerrin James, and of course Terrell Owens who is in his third year of Hall of Fame eligibility. There will probably be no question asked more about the upcoming Hall...
Oakland Raiders fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Oakland Raiders fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

After getting off to a highly disappointing 4-6 start to open the season, the Oakland Raiders have decided to shake things up. On Tuesday afternoon, the team officially fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver, and has since been confirmed by the Raiders. Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio released a statement thanking Norton...
Packers RB Aaron Jones apologizes for October marijuana arrest

Packers RB Aaron Jones apologizes for October marijuana arrest

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was arrested in October. Jones was stopped for speeding and admitted to the officer that he was driving under the influence of marijuana. On Tuesday he gave a statement about the incident before taking only football questions from the media. “I owe an apology to my family, teammates, coaches, the fans and the Packers organization. I made...
There’s a new favorite to win 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

There’s a new favorite to win 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

We have officially reached the home stretch of the 2017 NFL season. Every team has played at least 10 games, and we now have a pretty good idea as to which players will be in the running to take home individual awards and honors in late January. When it comes to the 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, four players have separated themselves from the pack...
Joey Bosa: Cowboys LT Tyron Smith is a technician

Joey Bosa: Cowboys LT Tyron Smith is a technician

Tyron Smith is on track to play on Thanksgiving when the Dallas Cowboys host the Los Angeles Chargers. Smith’s return is a major boon for the Cowboys. Furthermore, it creates an intriguing matchup at the line of scrimmage. The Chargers boast two of the NFL’s premiere pass rushers in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. Ingram and Bosa have accounted for 19...
Chargers DE Joey Bosa thought he’d be in Dallas

Chargers DE Joey Bosa thought he’d be in Dallas

Joey Bosa anticipated being in Dallas. Bosa envisioned walking across the stage in a Dallas Cowboys hat during the 2016 NFL Draft. “I thought I was going to be a Cowboy for sure. I was pretty convinced,” Bosa said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “That’s where I wanted to be originally. I thought it was a great fit for me.” Instead, the then San Diego...
Report: Paxton Lynch named Denver Broncos’ Week 12 starting QB

Report: Paxton Lynch named Denver Broncos’ Week 12 starting QB

The Denver Broncos are apparently on to their third starting quarterback of the 2017 season. In a move that wasn’t all that surprising, the Broncos have decided to go with Paxton Lynch as their starting quarterback for their Week 12 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. The team has yet to formally announce the decision, but multiple NFL and Broncos Insiders have confirmed...
John Elway makes it sound like Paxton Lynch will start

John Elway makes it sound like Paxton Lynch will start

Denver Broncos GM John Elway sounds like he’s leaning toward quarterback Paxton Lynch. While refusing to make the call to bench Brock Osweiler himself, he dropped some hints that his embattled head coach Vance Joseph can’t ignore. “I talk to Vance every single day, we’ll talk about that, but ultimately it’s gonna be Vance’s decision,” Elway said...
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson says mistakes make him sick

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson says mistakes make him sick

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson fumbled in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. After the game, crying in his locker, Anderson took all of the blame. “It’s on me, man. This [expletive] hurts. That [expletive] hurt,” Anderson said, per Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post. On Tuesday, he explained his reaction a bit more...
Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says Marcus Gilbert’s suspension is ‘an adjustment’

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says Marcus Gilbert’s suspension is ‘an adjustment’

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is taking Marcus Gilbert’s four-game suspension in stride. Tomlin was asked by reporters his thoughts on the right tackle being suspended and the coach replied with a next-man-up mentality. “I really had no reaction, just an adjustment,” Tomlin said on Tuesday, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Pittsburgh’s adjustment is for ...
Jerry Jones attacks the Compensation Committee along with Roger Goodell

Jerry Jones attacks the Compensation Committee along with Roger Goodell

The fight between Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell continues, and the Compensation Committee is caught in the middle. Essentially, the Compensation Committee is a group of six owners who can decide if Goodell should get a contract extension. Jones has said he may sue if they give it to him. He thinks that all 32 owners need to have a voice, essentially saying...
Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has a hamstring injury

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has a hamstring injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is not at 100 percent. Though it doesn’t sound dire, he’s nursing a hamstring injury that will be worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses. “JuJu Smith-Schuster has a ‘small’ hamstring issue, Mike Tomlin says,” reported NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. “He&rsquo...
Steelers activate rookie CB Cameron Sutton in Joe Haden’s absence

Steelers activate rookie CB Cameron Sutton in Joe Haden’s absence

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton is making his way back after a stint on injured reserve, as cornerback Joe Haden is still on the sidelines. “The Steelers activated third-round CB Cameron Sutton from injured reserve on Tuesday, the final deadline day,” wrote NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Some help with CB Joe Haden still out for a...
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