National Football League News and Rumors

  • Rally to support Tom Brady draws about 150 people outside Gille…

    Rally to support Tom Brady draws about 150 people outside Gillette Stadium

    profootballtalk.com Updated 20 minutes ago
    Let it be known: if you hold a rally supporting a star quarterback suspended due to an investigation of allegedly deflated footballs, they will come. Approximately 150 people attended Sunday’s “Free Tom Brady rally” outside of Gillette Stadium, the Bost…
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  • All but one team will hold OTAs this week

    All but one team will hold OTAs this week

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    In less than four weeks, all NFL clubs will have wrapped up their organized offseason workouts. Not surprisingly, then, the upcoming week will be a working one around the league. Thirty-one of 32 NFL clubs will hold organized team practice activities (O…
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  • Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps in Atlanta

    Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps in Atlanta

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    Steven Jackson is out after two years as the Falcons’ top running back. At the moment, the plan is for last year’s fourth-round pick and this year’s third-round pick to split the job of taking Jackson’s place. Devonta Freeman, who had 65 carries for 248…
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  • ESPN says NFL lawyers “recommend” Goodell handle Brady appeal

    ESPN says NFL lawyers “recommend” Goodell handle Brady appeal

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    There’s apparently a little-known principle of journalism that goes like this: Fool me once, shame on me. Now fool me again! Four months after allowing itself to provide the primary catalyst for #DeflateGate via a false report that sparked a frenzy, ESP…
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  • Lane Johnson puked his way through brutal offseason workouts

    Lane Johnson puked his way through brutal offseason workouts

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson wasn’t interested in rest and relaxation this offseason. Johnson spent five weeks early in the offseason doing a workout routine based around mixed martial arts principles and devised by Jay Glazer and former UFC cha…
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  • 49ers want to “cause confusion” on defense this season

    49ers want to “cause confusion” on defense this season

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    Among the many changes to the 49ers this offseason is the decision to hand the reins of the defense to coordinator Eric Mangini after they parted ways with Vic Fangio. Fangio has been followed out the door by linebacker Patrick Willis, defensive end Jus…
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  • Army vet Daniel Rodriguez trying to make most of chance with Ra…

    Army vet Daniel Rodriguez trying to make most of chance with Rams

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Memorial Day weekend has its fair share of gatherings around the grill, swimming in sunny weather and other fun, but none of that should get in the way of remembering that the holiday honors those who have given their lives in service to the country aro…
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  • Report: Brooks Reed may miss start of OTAs

    Report: Brooks Reed may miss start of OTAs

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Linebacker Brooks Reed may miss the first set of organized team activities with his new team. The Falcons signed Reed to a five-year deal as a free agent in March and is expected to be a starter for the team in the fall, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com r…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Mario Williams is preparing for a change in his role on the Bills Defense. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is looking forward to the team’s organized team activities. The chance to see QB Jimmy Garoppolo in a game could prove to be a positive for the Patriot…
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  • Greg Cosell's NFL analysis: The Titans' long-term plan with Mar…

    Greg Cosell's NFL analysis: The Titans' long-term plan with Mariota

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    The Tennessee Titans' draft was fascinating to me. They had a conviction in quarterback Marcus Mariota, and took him with the second pick. I won't knock them for that, and for the most part I like Mariota. But the rest of their draft showed they want to…
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  • Art Rooney II hopes NFL will soon hold games in Mexico and Germ…

    Art Rooney II hopes NFL will soon hold games in Mexico and Germany

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    One of the members of the NFL’s International Committee is optimistic the league will soon stage games in two countries in which it has shown interest. In an interview with his club’s website, Steelers president Art Rooney II said he “would be disappoin…
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  • Doug Whaley: All our quarterbacks are on equal footing

    Doug Whaley: All our quarterbacks are on equal footing

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    Last week, Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman denied a report that the Bills were thinking about parting ways with third-year quarterback EJ Manuel before the start of the 2015 season. General Manager Doug Whaley was on the same page during an appea…
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  • A.J. McCarron sees himself and Andy Dalton as two future stars

    A.J. McCarron sees himself and Andy Dalton as two future stars

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    At the moment, A.J. McCarron is stuck behind Andy Dalton on the quarterback depth chart in Cincinnati. But McCarron doesn’t see himself as a backup for long McCarron told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he is OK with being behind Dalton on the depth chart …
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  • Video - Patriots fans hold "Free Tom Brady" rally 00:41

    Patriots fans hold "Free Tom Brady" rally

    May 24
    John Clayton has the latest on Tom Brady's appeal and discusses Patriots' fans rallying behind Brady outside at Gillette Stadium.
  • Video - Importance of OTAs for Jimmy Garoppolo 01:04

    Importance of OTAs for Jimmy Garoppolo

    May 24
    Mark Schlereth explains why Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo will need to familiarize himself with New England's offense and command the huddle during organized team activities.
  • Video - Schlereth pitches must-see teams for 'Hard Knocks' 02:24

    Schlereth pitches must-see teams for 'Hard Knocks'

    May 23
    Mark Schlereth makes a pitch for the Bills, Redskins and Texans to be part of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series.
  • Video - Public perception and likeability of sports figures 03:31

    Public perception and likeability of sports figures

    May 23
    Matt Delzell, managing director of The Marketing Arm, discusses the top athletes according to Celebrity DBI, the global index that ranks a celebrity's ability to impact consumers, and the public perception of Tom Brady and Tiger Woods.

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    May 21
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    May 20
    When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
  • Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of Sports

    May 19
    In 1912, eight years before the birth of the professional football association now known as the National Football League, the system of scoring that would serve the pro game was adopted. The touchdown was changed from five to six points, a two-point saf…