December 4, 2013 9:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fans were in appreciation of Zach Mettenberger's contributions to the LSU football team Wednesday as they learned he will not play in a bowl game due to a knee injury.
Mettenberger was hit in his left knee during LSU's game against Arkansas Friday. The university said... more »
December 4, 2013 6:20 AM
SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
November 19, 2013 3:47 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These are strange times for the Atlanta Falcons. They are 2-8, have lost four in a row and are pretty well assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints (8-2). Players such as quarterback Matt Ryan... more »
November 17, 2013 5:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - For the Saints, it's been about overcoming turnovers and mistakes all game long.
All 17 San Francisco points have come after New Orleans has turned over the ball.
The 49'ers lead 17-14 and currently have the ball at the Saints' 28 yard line to start... more »
November 17, 2013 4:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS - San Francisco's Phil Dawson nailed a 55-yard field goal, but the Saints responded with a 1-yard run from Jed Collins to take the lead 14-10 with left 1:58 in the half.
Travaris Cadet started the drive off with a long kickoff return to get the ball... more »
November 17, 2013 4:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The 49'ers respond to the Saints' 97-yard touchdown drive with a TD pass of their own.
Anquan Boldin hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from San Fran QB Colin Kaepernick.
New Orleans lost the ball on a muffed punt by Lance Moore that set up San... more »
November 17, 2013 4:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints offense finally got going at the end of the first quarter against a stingy San Francisco defense.
Drew Brees connected on a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill to cap the scoring drive.
Both teams had punted in their first two possessions.
... more »
November 17, 2013 3:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints(7-2) will attempt to knock off the team who beat them in the 2011-12 NFC Divisional Game and stay atop the NFC South Division.
The Carolina Panthers trail the Saints with a 6-3 record and play New England on Monday Night Football.
One record... more »
November 11, 2013 8:24 AM
MIAMI - Embattled Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito told Fox Sports that teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message only a week before their relationship mushroomed into a harassment case that has prompted an NFL investigation.
Incognito said he didn't take the threat seriously, which he says... more »
November 6, 2013 1:07 PM
DAVIE, Fl. - A leadership vacuum may be partly to blame for the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil. The ongoing saga has raised questions whether coach Joe Philbin and his staff were... more »
October 27, 2013 2:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints rookie, Kenny Stills, is had a career game against the Buffalo Bills.
The former Oklahoma Sooner had three receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon.
The Saints beat the Bills 35-17.
Drew Brees had another tremendous day. The Saints... more »
October 27, 2013 2:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints finally got their offense going thanks to two touchdown throws to tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a first quarter of penalties and miscues, Drew Brees finally got the offense firing on all cylinders - starting with a long 69-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout... more »
October 27, 2013 12:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints forced a fumble deep in the Bills territory on the first play from scrimmage, but kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 47-yard field goal to take no points from the opportunity.
Thad Lewis left the game after the sack, but came back in the game... more »
October 24, 2013 9:10 AM
LONDON- The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series. The NFL had announced earlier this month that it would play three games at Wembley Stadium in 2014, with the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders as the designated... more »
October 24, 2013 9:03 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning wasn't in pads today because of a sore ankle as the Denver Broncos began preparations for the Washington Redskins.
After stretching with his teammates, Manning donned his helmet but was strictly an observer as his backups took snaps during the first part of practice... more »
October 8, 2013 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON - Avoiding direct answers to questions about whether "Redskins" is a racial slur or if the team should change its name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to "make sure we're doing what's right." During a news conference Tuesday at the end of the league's fall meetings,... more »
October 8, 2013 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON- The NFL will play three regular-season games at London's Wembley Stadium next year, hosted by the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders.
It will be the most games the league has played abroad in one year.
This season, Minnesota beat Pittsburgh in September, and Jacksonville will host San Francisco... more »
October 2, 2013 8:24 PM
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders got one of their two biggest offensive playmakers back at practice. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice Wednesday and was working with the first team after missing last week's game with a concussion, while running back Darren McFadden is still sidelined by a... more »
September 30, 2013 10:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints are cruising to the finish line in the matchup of undefeated teams on Monday Night Football.
Garrett Hartley nailed a 29-yard field goal, as the New Orleans currently lead the Dolphins 38-17 with 7:15 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Drew Brees has already... more »
September 30, 2013 10:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints kept racking up gaudy offensive numbers in the second half, as Drew Brees tied his own NFL record with 300 or more passing yards in a game for the ninth straight regular season game.
Brees is currently 23-for-31 for 337 yards passing and four... more »
September 30, 2013 9:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints opened up the second half with the same offense that opened up their 11-point halftime lead in the first half.
Drew Brees hit tight end Benjamin Watson for a four-yard touchdown score and then to Jimmy Graham for a 43-yard touchdown grab to extend... more »
September 30, 2013 9:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints' defense has come up with two turnovers in the game - a fumble and an interception of Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Drew Brees and the offense took over at the Miami 23 yard line after a Jabari Greer interception.
Brees converted the opportunity into... more »
September 30, 2013 8:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints put a little more distance between them and the Dolphins with a 27-yard touchdown toss from Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham.
Graham, who was double-covered on the play, jumped over Dolphin defenders to reel in the jump ball in the end zone.
New... more »
September 30, 2013 8:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The first quarter in front of a Monday Night Football audience was dominated by quarterbacks.
Miami's Ryan Tannehill went 3-for-4 for 21 passing yards in leading the Dolphins down the field for a field goal; New Orlean's Drew Brees completed eight of his 10 passes in the... more »
September 30, 2013 7:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints had no trouble engineering a score on their first drive of the game, a six-play, 82-yard drive capped by a five-yard touchdown scamper by Darren Sproles.
On his 18-yard completion to Kenny Stills during the drive, Drew Brees passed the 47,000 career passing yards... more »
September 30, 2013 7:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints will meet with the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football in a battle of 3-0 teams.
New Orleans comes into tonight's game 10-2 with head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees on Monday night games.
Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill is the NFL's... more »
September 26, 2013 9:53 AM
NEW YORK - The National Football league struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service's initial public offering of stock.
The deal is part of Twitter's "Amplify" program, which lets TV broadcasters show ad-supported video clips in users'... more »
September 25, 2013 8:40 PM
ALAMEDA, Ca. - Terrelle Pryor is not practicing for the Oakland Raiders two days after suffering a concussion late in a loss to the Denver Broncos. Backup Matt Flynn worked with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday as the Raiders (1-2) prepared to play the Washington Redskins (0-3) on Sunday.... more »
September 23, 2013 10:31 AM
DENVER - Monday night football is being played in Denver as the Broncos play host to arch-rival Oakland. The visiting Raiders enter the game with a record of 1-1 while the Broncos are on top of the AFC West at 2-0. Tonight's game marks the 17th time these long-standing rivals... more »
September 22, 2013 2:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees, not usually known for his scrambling abilities, ran in the Saints' third touchdown of the day with a seven-yard TD run.
The run came after officials ruled his touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham incomplete.
Drew Brees is now over the 300-yard passing plateau,... more »
September 22, 2013 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - After throwing an interception in the end zone to former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu(his first interception of his NFL career), Drew Brees and the offense drove down the field to put points on the board.
The Saints lead the Cardinals 17-7 with 4:03 left in... more »
September 22, 2013 1:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS -Drew Brees connected with Jimmy Graham for a 16-yard touchdown pass-and-catch that gave the Saints the lead 14-7 with 2:56 left before the half.
Brees went 16-for-25 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Saints defense gave up only 147 yards... more »
September 22, 2013 1:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS -After the Saints and Cardinals traded opening-possession touchdown drives, both defenses have stepped up to keep the high-powered offensive attacks at bay.
Arizona and New Orleans are tied at 7 with 10:21 left in the second quarter.
Saints DE/LB Junior Galette got his second sack of... more »
September 22, 2013 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints wasted no time getting even with the Arizona Cardinals, with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Robert Meachem to tie the game at 7-7.
The scoring drive spanned 8 plays and 80 yards.
Brees was 5-for-6 passing for 88 yards on the... more »
September 22, 2013 12:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Arizona Cardinals get on the board first with a 11-play, 80-yard drive on the first possession, for either team, in the ball game.
Alfonso Smith capped the series with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Cards up 7-0 on the New Orleans Saints.
The... more »
September 21, 2013 3:25 PM
GRETNA, La. - Injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has pleaded not guilty to a first-offense DWI charge. The Times-Picayune reports (http://s.nola.com/A2XiDYm ) Morgan's attorney filed the plea Tuesday in 1st Parish Court in Metairie, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Morgan was arrested May 25 after Louisiana... more »
September 18, 2013 6:41 PM
METAIRIE - Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis. So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit unsettled by the fact that... more »
September 18, 2013 6:33 PM
BEREA, Oh. - The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in a surprise move less than two years after drafting him in the first round. The Browns (0-2), struggling on offense under new coach Rob Chudzinski, announced the move Wednesday afternoon. They will also... more »
September 18, 2013 4:25 PM
METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says cornerback Patrick Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury. Robinson, a 2010 first-round draft choice, injured his patella tendon during the third quarter of New Orleans' 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay last Sunday. Payton says the Saints... more »
September 11, 2013 11:02 AM
BEREA, Oh. - Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been cleared to play and is expected his NFL debut this week after being sidelined with a bruised lung. Mingo was injured during an Aug. 15 exhibition against Detroit while covering a kickoff. He experienced shortness of breath, spit up some... more »
September 9, 2013 9:57 PM
METAIRIE - Although Sean Payton downplays the role that he alone will play in whatever success the Saints may have this season, his players tell a different story. Cornerback Jabari Greer says Payton's combination of leadership, confidence and practice habits provided New Orleans with the resilience under pressure it needed... more »
September 8, 2013 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints extended their lead with 3:13 to go in the game with a Garrett Hartley 22-yard field goal. It's the first points, by either team, in the fourth quarter.
Drew Brees has passed for 300 yards for the 68th time in his career, only Peyton... more »
September 8, 2013 2:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints traded touchdown scores to open the second half of play. Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a four-yard touchdown pass, then Drew Brees found Jimmy Graham from seven yards out to put the Saints up 20-17.
The Saints currently have 244 passing yards... more »
September 8, 2013 1:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints fell behind 10-0 early in the first quarter, but New Orleans rebounded with 13 unanswered points to claim a three-point lead going into halftime.
Garrett Hartley hit his second field goal of the game, a 31-yarder, to hand New Orleans their first lead of... more »
September 8, 2013 12:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS -Garrett Hartley put the Saints on the scoreboard for the first time this regular season with a 48-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 50-yard drive. The Saints now trail the Falcons 10-3 with 10:53 left in the first half.
The drive was helped with a pivotal... more »
September 8, 2013 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints were stopped on a fourth-and-one, Matt Ryan scrambled for 12 yards, and the Falcons were helped by a personal foul (unnecessary roughness on the quarterback) penalty on rookie Kenny Vaccaro to help the Falcons set up for a chip shot field goal.
Matt Bryant kicked... more »
September 8, 2013 12:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The visiting team got on the board first in the Saints' regular season opener, with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez. The scoring drive was helped by a 52-yard pass from Matt Ryan to Harry Douglas that got Atlanta to the 8-yard line on their second possession... more »
September 5, 2013 10:16 AM
DENVER - For football fans the wait has been difficult. A lot of time has passed since the end of the Super Bowl, when Baltimore beat San Francisco, and a new season is about to start this evening. The opening game of the 2013 schedule is being played in Denver... more »
September 4, 2013 6:47 PM
METAIRIE, La. - Robert Meachem compares his second stint with the New Orleans Saints to the comfort of coming home. Meachem left in free agency only one year ago for San Diego - which handed him a four-year contract worth nearly $26 million - only to be cut after this... more »
September 4, 2013 6:45 PM
ALAMEDA, Ca. - The Indianapolis Colts come into the season opener with a proven quarterback, a playoff pedigree and the home-field advantage over the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are hoping the element of surprise will be enough to overcome those hurdles. Coach Dennis Allen is refusing to name his starting... more »
September 4, 2013 10:15 AM
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport's revenues. In his first public comments since the settlement to the lawsuits was announced last week, Goodell said Wednesday that "this is a... more »
August 29, 2013 4:49 PM
Tony Dorsett hopes a tentative $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of former players who are suffering from concussion-related brain injuries. Players like Dorsett, a Hall of Fame running back. The settlement announced Thursday would provide immediate compensation for players,... more »
August 29, 2013 12:36 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says the NFL and thousands of former players hopes to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The proposed settlement comes days before the season starts and would fund health screenings, medical compensation and research. Any of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players are eligible. The... more »
August 28, 2013 11:03 PM
DALLAS- LSU fans planning to attend Saturday's season opener at AT&T Stadium will need to reference the new bag policy for NFL stadiums.
LSU alumni in Texas alerted members to the policy ahead of the game.
Bags allowed: -Made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not... more »
August 27, 2013 11:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton dismisses the notion that his return to coaching means the New Orleans Saints will instantly regain their playoff form of 2011. Payton says the team that stumbled to a 7-9 record last season - with one of the worst defenses in NFL history - is... more »
August 27, 2013 10:06 AM
NEW YORK - The NFL will keep a close eye on hits to the knees of defenseless players this season, with the possibility of extending the rules protecting such players.
Chief of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that if the NFL's competition committee sees... more »
August 26, 2013 9:38 AM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have completed their latest round of cuts by waiving receivers Rashad Evans, Marcus Jackson and Marcus Sales.
The cuts announced Monday came after the team waived 11 players the previous day.
The roster now stands at 75 heading into Thursday's final... more »
August 23, 2013 9:36 PM
METAIRIE, La. - Saints running back Travaris Cadet knows he has to hold on to the football. Cadet fumbled twice in the Saints' 28-20 preseason win against the Oakland Raiders last Friday. Neither cost the Saints on the scoreboard, but coach Sean Payton was not pleased. Cadet made the team... more »
August 23, 2013 5:45 PM
HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension. Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was... more »
August 22, 2013 10:37 PM
WASHINGTON - Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel, a T-shirt with "Operation Patience" on it. Griffin, recovering from a knee injury and yet to play in the preseason, wore the shirt on the field before Washington's exhibition game Monday night... more »
August 21, 2013 5:35 PM
METAIRIE - When the Saints' Will Smith burst through the line for his first sack of this preseason last weekend, he was lined up at the defensive end spot he's played the first nine years of his career, not at his new outside linebacker spot. Coach Sean Payton says that... more »
August 21, 2013 5:31 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Anyone who bought an Osi Umenyiora No. 90 jersey after he signed with the Atlanta Falcons is going to be in for a surprise. He's now wearing No. 50. Umenyiora took the practice field Wednesday wearing his new number after working out a swap with young... more »
August 21, 2013 1:59 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable companies to boost access to television through their devices. With Google sitting on a... more »
August 16, 2013 10:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The Saints survived a sloppy second half for a 28-20 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night.
Drew Brees passed for 202 yards and a touchdown while leading five scoring drives.
New Orleans' new defense under coordinator Rob Ryan thrived.
The Saints are now... more »
August 16, 2013 8:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - What a difference a week makes! The Saints' offense scored on every first-half drive to lead the Raiders 23-7 going into the half.
Drew Brees played the whole first half and registered 14-of-18 passing for 202 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Kenny Stills caught four passes... more »
August 16, 2013 8:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees didn't have a touchdown toss in his first preseason game last week versus the Chiefs, but the Saints quarterback wasted little time in his second outing. Brees led New Orleans on scores on each of their first three drives in the opening quarter, including a... more »
August 16, 2013 3:39 PM
CLEVELAND - Former LSU standout Barkevious Mingo remains hospitalized after suffering a bruised lung in an exhibition game for the Cleveland Browns. Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, is at The Cleveland Clinic. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says the rookie linebacker will spend at least one... more »
August 16, 2013 10:13 AM
RICHMOND, Va. - Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says he doesn't see a controversy between quarterback Robert Griffin III and coach Mike Shanahan. Allen said Friday that the views expressed by Griffin and Shanahan reflect "a very competitive player who's dying to play football" and "a very experienced coach... more »
August 12, 2013 10:21 AM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints' defense is taking more positives than negatives from Friday night's 17-13 victory over Kansas City in the preseason opener. Adjusting to new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 scheme, the Saints like the way they held the Chiefs to 135 yards and two field goals... more »
August 9, 2013 9:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In Sean Payton's return, the Saints are eyeing a home preseason win - which would match their 2012 home preseason win total.
The two New Orleans touchdown throws haven't come from the arm of Drew Bress, but rather, from former Louisiana Tech Bulldog Luke McCown. The... more »
August 9, 2013 9:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - It was the same connection: Luke McCown to Preston Parker. In fact, both Saints touchdowns, through the first three quarters, were even two yards tosses between the dynamic duo.
The score puts New Orleans in front of Kansas City 17-10, after the Saints fell behind in... more »
August 9, 2013 9:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Luke McCown tossed the first Saints touchdown of the preseason on a two-yard throw-and-catch to Preston Parker. The score ties New Orleans and Kansas City at 10 in the third quarter.
McCown is currntly 11-for-17 with 129 yards passing, a touchdown, and an interception. Drew Brees... more »
August 9, 2013 8:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints and Chiefs each had trouble moving the ball in the second quarter with their second units on the field, leaving the only score of the quarter a Garrett Hartley 24-yard field goal to bring the Saints within seven points.
Drew Brees finished his two... more »
August 9, 2013 7:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The vaunted 3-4 defense didn't show up for the first quarter of the first preseason game versus the Kansas City Chiefs, allowing two first-quarter scores to an Alex Smith-led KC offense in his first appearance with the team.
The Saints allowed 88 yards, seven first downs,... more »
August 7, 2013 12:13 PM
METAIRIE - The Saints have lost receiver Joseph Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman for the season because of injuries, depriving New Orleans of one of its top deep threats and a reliable veteran run-stopping lineman. Morgan hurt his left knee in Saturday's scrimmage, and coach Sean Payton says his... more »
August 6, 2013 4:54 PM
METAIRIE - Chris Carr figured he'd get comfortable with the Saints' new defense soon enough. The ninth-year cornerback, who started for one of the NFL's top defenses in Baltimore three seasons ago, now aims to establish a regular role in New Orleans under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was... more »
August 2, 2013 9:58 AM
SAN DIEGO - A former NFL defensive lineman is among four people charged in San Diego with participating in a $50 million insurance fraud scheme.
U-T San Diego reports 36-year-old Byron Frisch was charged along with three others with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Frisch and... more »
July 29, 2013 10:50 PM
METAIRIE, La. - The Saints were dealt another blow Monday morning when Martez Wilson left the Saints practice field with an apparent elbow injury.
The third-year player from Illinois will, according to multiple media reports, miss 2-4 weeks. The Times-Picayune first reported the length of injury.
Sitting our... more »
July 29, 2013 11:26 AM
METAIRIE - Mark Ingram says he's not concerned about making his third season the first one in which he lives up to his Heisman hype. He does, however, intend to be a much greater factor in New Orleans' offense. Hampered by injuries for much of his first two NFL seasons,... more »
July 28, 2013 12:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA - Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb will officially retire a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. McNabb played 11 of his 13 seasons with the Eagles, leading them to eight playoff appearances, five NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl loss. The 36-year-old... more »
July 27, 2013 6:40 PM
METAIRIE - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says his humble is one reason why he's not making his contract status an issue. Graham, who grew up poor and was abandoned by his parents, says he's just happy to be playing football and ready to give the Saints all he's got... more »
July 27, 2013 6:37 PM
BEREA, Ohio - Browns offensive tackle Ryan Miller remains hospitalized after sustaining a head injury during practice. Miller, who is in his second season with Cleveland, was carted from the field and taken by ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday after he was hurt during blocking drills inside the... more »
July 27, 2013 6:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA - Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has torn the ACL in his right knee and could miss the season. Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill Saturday in the team's second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly and appeared in pain while on the ground... more »
July 25, 2013 2:30 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Il. - The Chicago Bears say defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis has decided to retire rather than report to training camp. The Bears announced the move on Thursday. They are scheduled to begin practicing on Friday, but Ellis won't be there. Taken with the seventh overall pick by New Orleans... more »
July 25, 2013 2:23 PM
METAIRIE, La. - Although the bounty scandal is now behind Jonathan Vilma, so are nine punishing NFL seasons. The Saints linebacker appreciates that many may wonder if he's lost a step after 870 tackles since turning pro, and after several left knee procedures the past two years. But the 31-year-old... more »
July 25, 2013 1:41 PM
ARLINGTON, Tx - The Dallas Cowboys say their billion-dollar complex will be renamed AT&T Stadium as part of a multi-year deal with the telecommunications giant. An emotional Jerry Jones, the team's owner and general manager, said Thursday he wants "this building to be more familiar than the White House." The... more »
July 24, 2013 9:47 AM
WASHINGTON - The NFL and players union are meeting Wednesday in an attempt to reach an agreement on testing procedures for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season. Both sides already have closed in on conducting a population study that has been a key demand by the players... more »
July 23, 2013 6:45 PM
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have signed second-round draft choice D.J. Swearinger and third-rounder Brennan Williams on Tuesday. All nine of Houston's draft picks are now under contract with training camp beginning Friday. Swearinger, a safety at South Carolina taken 57th overall, had 79 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass breakups,... more »
July 18, 2013 3:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU and NFL player Cecil Collins can return to Florida while his probation case in Louisiana is worked out, a judge ruled Thursday.
Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that Collins can return to Florida but must be supervised by a private probation enforcement company, Capital City... more »
July 12, 2013 11:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins left jail Friday afternoon after posting bail. He was being held on a $25,000 bond in connection with a 15-year-old burglary.
Thursday, a judge granted the leave rather than keeping him in jail on a probation violation.
Collins... more »
July 11, 2013 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge chose to grant a $25,000 bond for former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins today in connection with a 15-year-old burglary, rather than sending him back to jail for a probation violation.
Collins was out on probation for the 1998 crime when he... more »
July 10, 2013 10:03 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mi. - Quarterback Matthew Stafford has signed a $53 million, three-year extension to stay under contract with the Detroit Lions for at least the next five seasons. Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and signed him to a six-year contract worth as much as $78 million... more »
July 10, 2013 9:58 PM
ARLINGTON, Tx - A Texas judge has reversed an earlier ruling and says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren't properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. The ruling issued Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate... more »