| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Week 9 waiver targets for fantasy football leagues:
Indianapolis wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (owned in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues)
In five NFL seasons, Darrius Heyward-Bey never has played all 16 games and has yet to eclipse 64 catches in a year....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamal Charles was carted off the field during practice Monday, but coach Andy Reid said X-rays taken on Charles' injured foot were negative.
The team is treating the injury as a sprain and the injury is not considered...
| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark,/b> and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract.
The team announced the deals Sunday.
The Ravens lost top tight end...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
As Lovie Smith used to say, fantasy football players look at the season in quarters. Well, if after the first four games you still need a quarterback, I have the answer. Alex Smith, E.J. Manuel or Brian Hoyer will help your team; they have been solid...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:18 PM
They call it the July 22 double-issue of ESPN the Magazine, but you may have already noticed it.
Hard not to notice it.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the cover.
And he is naked.
(Actually there are eight different covers, each...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Alex Smith started taking his first snaps of training camp as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith and the rest of the Chiefs quarterbacks reported to camp Tuesday on the campus of Missouri Western ahead of the veterans, who will report...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes, Dexter McCluster returned a punt 89 yards for another score and the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs plunged the New York Giants to 0-4 with a 24-7 victory on Sunday.
Smith hit touchdown passes of 4, 2 and 35 yards...