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Jul 15, 2018

Tomlin's spirits high as Bell deadline closes in
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still believes a long-term deal with running back Le'Veon Bell could be reached before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

ESPN NFL
Jul 14, 2018

NFLPA exec: Serious player concern over betting
An executive for the NFLPA says he's concerned over the protection of athletes' privacy, data and public perception following the Supreme Court's decision to overrule a federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting.

ESPN NFL
Jul 14, 2018

Michael Irvin sides with HOF on T.O. decision
Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin supports the decision not to acknowledge Terrell Owens individually during the enshrinement weekend in August.

ESPN NFL
Jul 14, 2018

Irvin agrees with Hall of Fame about Owens
Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin supports the decision to not acknowledge Terrell Owens individually during the enshrinement weekend in August.

ESPN NFL
Jul 14, 2018

Could 49ers' George Kittle break out at TE? It's possible
The second-year tight end out of Iowa arrived with little fanfare, but he's showing plenty of potential in Kyle Shanahan's 49ers offense.

ESPN NFL
Jul 14, 2018

Six tight ends under age 25 poised to become stars
There's a changing of the guard afoot at the tight end position in the NFL, and these six players could become the next household names.

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

Despite catch rule change, refs defend rulings
Some veteran NFL referees don't see the revamped catch rule as a big change for games because they believe they've already been calling catches the new way.

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

Incognito named ambassador of anti-bullying org
NFL lineman Richie Incognito, who was at the center of a bullying scandal in 2013 while with the Dolphins, was named "first national ambassador" of an anti-bullying organization

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

DeMarco Murray retires after seven seasons
Running back DeMarco Murray, who was named the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year, announced his retirement Friday after seven seasons in the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

C-Mac, Lil Cap, Clutchery: How Cam Newton creates nicknames
The QB's versatility extends off the field, where he channels pop culture with a mind that "goes 100 miles an hour" to craft catchy monikers.

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

The legend of SaQuads Barkley and his Giant legs
He didn't like it at first, but Giants rookie Saquon Barkley is taking his new nickname in a very strong stride.

ESPN NFL
Jul 13, 2018

Best nickname in every NFL locker room: Origins of 'Beast Mode,' more
Marshawn Lynch is synonymous with his on-field moniker. Who else answers to unique nicknames? Here's one for all 32 teams.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Winslow to face trial on multiple felony counts
Kellen Winslow II, the former NFL tight end who last played in 2013, will face trial on multiple felony counts, including two counts of rape, Superior Court Judge Harry M. Elias ruled Thursday during a preliminary hearing in Vista, California.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Hall of Fame won't honor Owens at ceremonies
Terrell Owens won't be introduced at the Gold Jacket Dinner at the Hall of Fame and won't have a commemorative video, the Hall's executive director says. "The focus is on the guys who are here," Joe Horrigan says. The Hall will mail Owens' jacket to him.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Woman: Bills' McCoy might have 'set her up'
LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend told police she believed McCoy might have "set her up" for a home invasion that sent her to the hospital after she was beaten and robbed of jewelry.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Woman: McCoy 'set her up' for home invasion
LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend told police she believed McCoy "set her up" for a home invasion that sent her to the hospital after being beaten and robbed of jewelry.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

FanDuel to open sportsbook at Meadowlands
FanDuel announced it will open a 5,300-square-foot sportsbook Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, on the same property as the stadium where the New York Giants and Jets play.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Watt donates $10K to family of fallen firefighter
Texans DE J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to help the family of Wisconsin firefighter Cory Barr, who was killed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

AAF players to get 3-year, $250K contracts
Alliance of American Football players will earn $250,000 over three years and be dispersed to teams close to where they played in college.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Class in session: Sean Payton, Drew Brees teach NFL Lingo 101
The Saints' dynamic duo has been speaking the same language for 12 seasons, producing one of the most sophisticated attacks in NFL history.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Finding the next Sean McVay: Head coaches who call plays
It's in vogue these days to get a head coach who also can call offensive plays, with 14 of the 32 current head men currently holding both roles.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

How 'All-Go Special Halfback Seam,' other plays came to be
We run through the steps taken to develop three plays that were massively successful, from conception to the final execution on game day.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

NFL Nation predicts: The MVP for every division
Tom Brady is no-brainer to win MVP in the AFC East. Who else will shine in the 2018 season?

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

3 women can't ID Winslow in pretrial hearing
Three women who accused former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II of rape and other crimes last month could not identify him in court on the first day of his pretrial hearing Wednesday in Vista, California.

ESPN NFL
Jul 12, 2018

Jags DT Dareus accused of assault in civil lawsuit
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is being sued for damages by a woman who alleges he assaulted her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Former MSU, ASU and Lions coach Rogers dies
Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. Rogers also coached at Arizona State, Fresno State and San Jose State.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

'Got cut and I'm a 93': Players react to their Madden ratings
Some feel slighted, others don't care because they'll edit themselves to a 99. But on Madden-ratings release day, players take notice of their number.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Cops: Keim did not mis-ID himself before arrest
Cardinals GM Steve Keim did not misidentify himself as the team's director of security when approached by police during a traffic stop in Chandler, Arizona, according to a police spokesman.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Bills' McCoy hires defense attorney amid probe
LeSean McCoy has hired defense attorney Don Samuel after his former girlfriend was allegedly beaten and robbed at a house owned by the Bills running back.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Redskins take Alexander in supplemental draft
Former Virginia Tech corner Adonis Alexander was taken by the Redskins in the 6th round of the supplemental draft.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Giants select CB Beal in supplemental draft
The Giants used a 2019 third-round pick on CB Sam Beal, making him the highest-drafted player in the supplemental draft since wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Ex-Bengal Pacman Jones punched at airport
Police say Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was attacked during a run-in with a facility-service employee at the airport in Atlanta.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Hue Jackson provides 'safe place' for human trafficking victims
The Browns coach's foundation is funding a new facility built to care for victims of human trafficking and allow women to "go through their rebirth."

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Should NFL worry about referee turnover? Here's why there's concern
The league will have navigate one of its most complicated set of rule changes with one of its least experienced groups of officials ever.

ESPN NFL
Jul 11, 2018

Cardinals prez: Speak up, just not on game days
A day after Cardinals president Michael Bidwill publicly supported Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Bidwill said he supports players speaking up on social issues but wants them to "restrict their statements" on game days.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Attorneys: McCoy's ex beaten in home invasion
Georgia police and the NFL are investigating a home invasion Tuesday at a house owned by Bills running back LeSean McCoy in which his estranged girlfriend was allegedly beaten and robbed of jewelry.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Cops: McCoy's ex beaten during home invasion
Georgia police and the NFL are investigating a home invasion Tuesday at a house owned by Bills running back LeSean McCoy in which his estranged girlfriend was allegedly beaten and robbed of jewelry.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Ex-CB Browner charged with attempted murder
Brandon Browner, who played cornerback for the Seahawks, Patriots and Saints during his career, was charged in Pomona (California) Superior Court Tuesday on attempted murder and other counts after his arrest Sunday.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Ex-CB Browner faces attempted murder charge
Brandon Browner, who played cornerback for the Seahawks, Patriots and Saints during his career, was to be arraigned in Pomona (California) Superior Court Tuesday on four felony charges, including attempted murder, after his arrest Sunday.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Panthers owner must keep statue of Richardson
New Panthers owner David Tepper says while he'll accept nothing less than an "open and safe" work environment, he's "contractually obligated" to keep a 13-foot-high statue of former owner and team founder Jerry Richardson outside of the team's stadium.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Police: Cards GM said he was security director
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim misrepresented himself when approached by police, according to a report for his DUI arrest.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

McCoy denies allegations of violence, abuse
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has denied accusations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

McCoy denies allegations; police investigating
The Bills and the NFL are investigating allegations made against LeSean McCoy by an unidentified woman on Instagram, claims which the star running back has denied.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Manning: Beckham looked like 'old self' at camp
Giants quarterback Eli Manning says wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. appeared to be "his old self" when the two had some throwing sessions together last month.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

NFLPA files grievance to fight anthem policy
In a grievance filed Tuesday, the NFLPA argues that a peaceful demonstration during the national anthem does not qualify as "conduct detrimental" to the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Boos at Texas prepared Garrett Gilbert to be Cam Newton's backup
The journeyman QB, now 26, traveled a difficult path to the NFL that has given him thick skin as he steps into a bigger role with the Panthers.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

NFL Nation predicts: 2018 rising stars in all eight divisions
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is among the rising stars. But he's the only quarterback.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Best WR? Insiders love Antonio Brown, but it's not unanimous
The Steelers All-Pro has the numbers, but Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones are among the elite alternatives.

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Antonio at 30: How Brown stacks up against Rice, what's next
Anything seems possible with Antonio Brown. As he turns 30, is a run at Jerry Rice's records in the cards?

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Antonio Brown at 30: Where will he finish among all-time greats?
Anything seems possible with Antonio Brown. As he turns 30, is a run at Jerry Rice's records in the cards?

ESPN NFL
Jul 10, 2018

Guide to the NFL supplemental draft: Why it matters this year
A player hasn't been selected in this draft since 2015. So why should you care? There could be as many as three on Wednesday. Here's who they are.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Giants DT Francis: Mom's ashes spilled by TSA
Giants defensive lineman A.J. Francis wasn't happy with the Transportation Security Administration, which he said went through his suitcase and left open an urn carrying his mother's ashes.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Cowboys CB White faces felony assault charge
Cowboys cornerback Marquez White is facing a charge of aggravated assault stemming from a road-rage incident in October in which he pulled a gun on another driver.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Tepper 'thrilled' to finally purchase Panthers
The sale of the Panthers to hedge fund founder David Tepper has been finalized.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

In Oakland, veteran Bruce Irvin finds smack-talking, kindred spirit in Jon Gruden
They're kindred spirits, and the pass-rusher is enjoying his new chance with Gruden pushing him forward.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Barnwell: The NFL's best and worst arsenals from 32-1
Which team has the top offensive firepower? We ranked all 32. Just running backs and pass-catchers -- no quarterbacks, linemen or coordinators allowed.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

NFL Nation predicts: Best 2018 newcomer in all eight divisions
Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum are among the newcomers who will impact their divisions. But it isn't all about the quarterbacks.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

NFL Nation predicts: Coaches, players on hottest seat in every division
Expectations are high for Mike McCarthy amid big changes in Green Bay. Can he deliver, with his job security now in the hands of the team president?

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

NFL Nation predicts: The best 2018 newcomer in all eight divisions
Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum are among the newcomers who will impact their divisions. But it isn't all about the quarterbacks.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Rodger Saffold plays '??poor man's Stan Kroenke' to rising esports powerhouse
When he's not protecting Jared Goff, the Rams tackle has another job as owner of Rise Nation -- one of the top esports teams in the country.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

The best NFL side jobs: How players spend their down time
Frosting cupcakes. Designing suits. Becoming doctors. Running businesses. Here are the crafts players are working on outside of football.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

NFL side hustles: How players are making money outside football
Frosting cupcakes. Designing suits. Becoming doctors. Running businesses. Here are the crafts that players are working on outside of football.

ESPN NFL
Jul 09, 2018

Police: Browner threatened ex-GF after break-in
Brandon Browner, a former cornerback for the Seahawks and Patriots, was arrested Sunday after police say he broke into his ex-girlfriend's house and threatened to kill her.

ESPN NFL
Jul 07, 2018

Cardinals GM Keim cited for DUI on July 4
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim apologized, saying, "I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions" after he was cited for a DUI on July 4 in Arizona.

ESPN NFL
Jul 07, 2018

My Cause, My Cleats program leads Bucs captain to adopt twins
"To hold those two boys, it was like a dream come true," said Joshua Robinson, who along with his wife, Julianna, recently grew into a family of six.

ESPN NFL
Jul 06, 2018

Seven rookie officials added for upcoming season
The NFL will have seven rookies among the 121 officials on its roster this season. The league also promoted Shawn Hochuli, Alex Kemp, Clay Martin and Shawn Smith to referee.

ESPN NFL
Jul 06, 2018

Eli Manning's SB XLII helmet up for auction
The helmet Giants quarterback Eli Manning wore during New York's Super Bowl XLII upset of the Patriots is going up for auction following a memorabilia fraud lawsuit that was eventually settled.

ESPN NFL
Jul 06, 2018

La dolce vita: Former NFL WR enjoys pizza, pigskin in Italy
Former Lions wide receiver Kris Durham decided to play in Parma, Italy, on a lark and enjoyed it so much he returned for a second season.

ESPN NFL
Jul 06, 2018

Marcell Dareus' heritage spurs him to help Haitian children
"Heartbroken" by the devastation he saw in Haiti, the Jaguars DT decided to help. To show appreciation, the people named a school wing in his honor.

ESPN NFL
Jul 06, 2018

James Washington a 'workhorse' for Steelers and family farm
Farming isn't a convenient storyline for Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington, but a way of life that has helped prepare him for the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

49ers' Goodwin surprises mom, sister with house
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, who signed a three-year, $20 million contract extension this offseason, bought a new house for his mother, Tamina, and sister Deja, who has cerebral palsy. He posted video of the unveiling on Thursday.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Foles goes from SB MVP to best-selling author
Nick Foles, who recounted his journey to Super Bowl MVP in his autobiography, "Believe It" is now a best-selling author. Publisher Tyndale House tweeted that the book will debut at No. 5 on the New York Times Hardcover, Nonfiction list on Sunday, July 15.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Hunter S. Thompson to Irsay: Leaf over Manning
Ryan Leaf tweeted out a letter written by noted author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson that urged Colts owner Jim Irsay to select Leaf over Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL draft.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Jags RB Fournette pays tuition of LSU student
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette hasn't forgotten his roots. The ex-LSU star paid the tuition of a student athletic trainer he knew from his college days in Baton Rouge.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Giants' Jenkins: Friend's death 'hurts my heart'
Janoris Jenkins wrote on Instagram on Thursday that the death of his close friend Roosevelt Rene at his New Jersey home last month "hurts my heart." Jenkins' older brother, William Jenkins Jr., has been charged in Rene's death.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Raiders' Conley files countersuit vs. woman
Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley filed a counter lawsuit on Monday against the woman who said he raped her last year. The woman filed a civil lawsuit in April after a grand jury declined to indict Conley last August.

ESPN NFL
Jul 05, 2018

Falcons' Ito Smith has long-distance fan in namesake Judge Ito
The rookie running back with the given name Romarius became Ito because a cousin thought he resembled the famous O.J. Simpson trial judge as a baby.

ESPN NFL
Jul 04, 2018

Bucs' Winston, fiancee welcome baby boy
The fiancee of Buccaneers' quarterback Jameis Winston delivered a baby boy.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Julian Edelman's 4-game suspension upheld
Patriots star wideout Julian Edelman, suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs, has been denied his appeal. He will be able to return to the Patriots' active roster on Oct. 1.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Source: Patriots' Julian Edelman denied appeal
Patriots star Julian Edelman, suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs, has been denied his appeal, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2018
Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers expected surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

NFL hands Rams OG Brown 2-game suspension
Los Angeles Rams starting right guard Jamon Brown has been suspended two games by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Packers RB Jones suspended 2 games
Packers running back Aaron Jones will be eligible to return for the team's Week 3 game against Washington following his suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

49ers linebacker Foster suspended 2 games
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was suspended two games by the NFL for violating its conduct policy.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Over 100 phony replica Super Bowl rings found
Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

T.O. to give Hall of Fame speech at his college
Terrell Owens, who previously said he would not attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, will instead give his induction speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Gillette Stadium bomb threat case dropped
The case against a Gillette Stadium worker who had been charged with emailing a threat to blow up the home of the New England Patriots has been dropped by prosecutors in Massachusetts.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

The picks, hits and moments that defined Kam Chancellor's career
The hit on Vernon Davis. The 90-yard interception return. The tone-setting, bone-rattling hit in Super Bowl XLVIII. These are the plays that define the Legion of Boom's most feared player.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

The lessons of Chancellor: What made Seahawks safety so great
The former fifth-round pick, a ferocious defender who seemed to announce his retirement on Sunday, had a massive impact on the league.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

How NFL players, teams put action behind their protests
Many NFL players and teams made efforts behind the scenes to go beyond taking a knee during the anthem, working together to make a positive impact.

ESPN NFL
Jul 03, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger balances rest, training before Steelers camp
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will balance getting ready for his 15th season with his duties as a father of three this summer.

ESPN NFL
Jul 02, 2018

Cardinals' Peterson says Rosen 'blew my mind'
Cornerback Patrick Peterson told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that he believes Sam Bradford will "for sure" be the Cardinals' starter if healthy, but also heaped praise on first-round pick Josh Rosen, calling him "the future of our franchise."

ESPN NFL
Jul 02, 2018

Eagles win bet, will wear home jerseys at Saints
After Eagles coach Doug Pederson won a friendly wager with Saints coach Sean Payton, Philadelphia will wear their green home colors in Week 11 when they visit the New Orleans Saints, who will wear white.

ESPN NFL
Jul 02, 2018

Jets' mystery man embraces one of NFL's least secure jobs
Jeremy Bates is the Jets' sixth offensive coordinator in eight years, and his future is tied to Sam Darnold's potential.

ESPN NFL
Jul 02, 2018

The lessons of Kam Chancellor: What made Seahawks safety so great
The former fifth-round pick, a feared defender who seemed to announce his retirement on Sunday, had a massive impact on the league.

ESPN NFL
Jul 02, 2018

The NFL's most important players: These 160 will decide season
Which five players will have the biggest impact on each team's playoff hopes? NFL Nation weighs in.

ESPN NFL
Jul 01, 2018

Seahawks safety Chancellor seems to call it quits
In a series of tweets, Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor seems to have announced his retirement, citing a neck injury that has "showed no healing."

ESPN NFL
Jul 01, 2018

Seahawks' Chancellor appears to call it quits
In a series of tweets, Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor seems to have announced his retirement, citing a neck injury that has "showed no healing."

ESPN NFL
Jul 01, 2018

Seahawks' Chancellor seems to call it quits
In a series of tweets, Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor seems to have announced his retirement, citing a neck injury that has "showed no healing."

ESPN NFL
Jun 30, 2018

Derwin James has shown flashes of his enormous potential
The Chargers put a lot on the plate of talented first-round pick Derwin James this offseason, and he's responded with a little help from his teammates.

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