ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Wide receiver Marvin Jones sat on a small stool in front of his stall in the Detroit Lions locker room rubbing a tool that sounded and looked like a power drill all over his body. The sound rose over Jones’ voice. It looked weird, but Jones didn’t care. It felt good.
PITTSBURGH — One of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown‘s favorite phrases during his interview sessions is “top secret,” which he started using last season to perpetuate the mystery behind a “Ronald Ocean” nickname. But the phrase is starting to reveal a bit of Brown’s receiver paranoia, providing a glimpse into what makes him productive. He’s not
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Alex Collins breaks long run after long run because the Baltimore Ravens running back can elude tacklers in a way no one else in the league can. Collins sidesteps defenders using Irish dancing moves. While some players spent the offseason boxing or doing powerlifting, Collins went all Riverdance to fine tune
Thirty-five days now separate Los Angeles Rams home games. They last played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, against the division-rival Seattle Seahawks, on Oct. 8. Tickets sold for that game were announced at 60,745 — only about 4,000 shy of capacity, but a discouraging figure when considering a greater L.A. area that houses 13 million
We opened up this week’s Fantasy Fallout to your mailbag questions. And the hottest topic was about the Green Bay Packers‘ offense. Not just because Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, but because the Packers also have the NFL’s newest confounding backfield conundrum with Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones. Let’s take ‘em one at a time:
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch has been suspended without pay for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct in Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, when he made contact with a referee. The referee was diffusing an active confrontation in which Lynch was not a participant. Jon Runyan, the NFL VP of Football Operations, noted
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots will be without two of their top three cornerbacks on Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, as Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) have been ruled out by the team. Gilmore will miss his second straight game. Rowe will miss his third after injuring his groin Oct.
The NFL has found no evidence of bias in Pete Morelli’s officiating crew toward the Philadelphia Eagles, a league spokesperson confirmed to ESPN, a signal that they will be allowed to work Eagles games moving forward. The Eagles were penalized 10 times for 126 yards in a win over Carolina on Oct. 12, while the
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Marshawn Lynch was protecting Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters when the Oakland Raiders running back ran off the sidelines and onto the field in the middle of a melee in the Raiders’ 31-30 victory Thursday, said Raiders left tackle Donald Penn. Peters had just been flagged for a late hit on
LONDON — There were no NFL jerseys to be seen on Regent Street as the clock ticked toward kickoff this past Sunday. Why should there be, as the shutters came down on another busy weekend in one of London’s busiest tourist shopping districts? This is where people come to buy an iPhone or a Karl
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr says he did not aim to hurt Aaron Rodgers when a hit he laid on the Green Bay Packers quarterback outside the pocket fractured his collarbone. “By no means was I trying to injure or take out Aaron Rodgers,” Barr said Friday. “He’s one of, if
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti expressed confidence in coach John Harbaugh, general manager Ozzie Newsome and quarterback Joe Flacco after his team was upset at home by the Chicago Bears to fall to 3-3. “I look at them, and then I look at us as a team, and I don’t think they’re doing anything wrong,”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans might need to make a game-time decision on two of their top offensive playmakers, running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) and tight end Delanie Walker (calf), Sunday at Cleveland. Both are listed as questionable. Murray returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions. Walker
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, who is still recovering from a right ankle injury he suffered last Sunday, is one of three starters questionable for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis. Receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and safety Tashaun Gipson (neck) also are questionable. Center Brandon Linder (illness) will miss his third consecutive game.
PITTSBURGH — Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was fined for his controversial low hit on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, but Mitchell’s biggest fine, $48,620, was the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit on running back Charcandrick West. Mitchell’s low hit on Smith with 16 seconds left in the third quarter earned a $9,115 fine. The
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The plan for Aaron Rodgers‘ recovery — and possible chance to return this season — was being finalized on Friday, one day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback underwent surgery to repair his broken collarbone. “I think it will be clear when the discussion is completed, and we’ll make that decision,”
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Accuracy has been an integral part of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s success, and he said Friday that it isn’t where it needs to be this season. “When the throws are there, I have to be able to make them,” he said in anticipation of Sunday night’s home game against the
OAKLAND, Calif. — Alex Smith did about all he could reasonably do to get the Kansas City Chiefs a victory Thursday night. He threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, and the Chiefs led the Oakland Raiders by six points when he left the field for the last time. But he wasn’t out there when