NFL

  • Lions lose Steve Longa for season, a setback for team's shaky linebacker group

    Lions lose Steve Longa for season, a setback for team's shaky linebacker group

    Lions linebacker Steve Longa's season-ending knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is a potential problem area. Detroit used a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis last season and he appears to be a liability in pass coverage. The Lions signed veteran free agents Christian...

  • Rams will work out veteran linebacker Junior Galette despite troubling history

    Rams will work out veteran linebacker Junior Galette despite troubling history

    Multiple offseason moves provided Wade Phillips with important pieces for a remade Rams defense. But the shopping continues. Free-agent outside linebacker Junior Galette, who played for Rams defensive line coach Bill Johnson in New Orleans and worked with linebackers coach Joe Barry in Washington,...

  • Report: Aaron Hernandez's Suicide Notes Revealed In New Book

    A new book written by Aaron Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, reveals three letters written by the former Patriots tight end on the night of his suicide in April 2017, according to a NY Post report. Baez — who met the Bristol native in 2016, when he was already serving a life sentence for the 2013...

  • The run-pass option was born in high school and took over college. Now it’s the NFL’s favorite play.

    The run-pass option was born in high school and took over college. Now it’s the NFL’s favorite play.

    Last February, Dino Babers settled in to watch the Super Bowl from his home in Syracuse, New York. He wanted the Philadelphia Eagles to win because he was close friends with Philadelphia special teams coach Dave Fipp, but otherwise he had no personal investment in the game. At least, he thought...

  • NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

    NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

    NEW YORK — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket...

  • Defense shines as Jaguars stop Vikings in 14-10 preseason victory

    Defense shines as Jaguars stop Vikings in 14-10 preseason victory

    Minnesota and Jacksonville had the top two defenses in the NFL last season, a major reason why the Vikings and Jaguars reached their respective conference championship games. Two joint practices and one exhibition game produced yet more evidence of the exceptional skill and sound scheme each team...

  • Dolphins' outlook remains murky after two preseason games

    Dolphins' outlook remains murky after two preseason games

    Through two preseason games it’s tough to determine whether the Miami Dolphins are an ascending team or a team headed the other way. Friday night’s 27-20 loss at Carolina, which introduced Miami’s revamped defense, didn’t do much to push opinions in either direction. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill...

  • NFL preseason: AJ McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

    NFL preseason: AJ McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

    Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a free agent for a chance to start after four years...

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