SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

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Rob Gronkowski responds to Tom Brady’s call to action (VIDEO)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady summoned his receiving corps on Thursday with a clever “Anchorman” reference. Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola were the first to respond, and did so shortly after Brady reached out to them, dressed as police officers. But it didn’t take long for Brady’s favorite receiver to respond to his call to […]

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Tom Brady rallies his receivers with clever Anchorman reference (VIDEO)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has alerted the team’s receiving corps that it’s time to squad up and start putting in offseason work. Brady, using a clever reference to the movie “Anchorman,” posted a video in which he summoned his receivers and let them know it’s time to begin preparing for the 2016 season […]

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5 NFL players most likely to haunt former teams in their division

There will be a lot of interesting divisional games in the 2016 NFL season. A lot of players have changed teams this offseason, and many of them are playing for former division rivals. Some of these players have been released and were picked up by another team in their division. Some of them were signed […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:   Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Cardinals confident in re-signing Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about newly acquired pass-rusher Chandler Jones—who was dealt to Arizona from New England during the second week of free agency—becoming a one-year rental. “When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays,” head coach Bruce Arians said, via the team’s official site. Jones, 26, is […]

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No Surprises With Chandler Jones Trade

Shocked by the Chandler Jones trade?  Then you were not paying attention. Let’s break down how the stars aligned for this move by the Patriots. 1 – The loss of first round pick because of NFL commish clown show 2 – Brady being hammered this year because of O-line weaknesses 3 – Lack of running back […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm ups prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Patriots trade Chandler Jones to Cardinals

The Patriots are giving up Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones to get some help for their offensive line. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots are sending Jones to the Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick. Jones earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2015 with a career-high 12.5 […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

10 biggest surprises during NFL free agency so far

The NFL free agency period opened this week with a few oohs and aahs. But what have been the biggest surprises so far? Here are 10 to start. (contract details courtesy of Spotrac) 10. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-Jets contract standoff Fitzpatrick had a career year in his first season with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception for a touchdown in the second against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 worst moves since NFL’s free agency market opened

Hope springs eternal for NFL teams who have landed big-ticket free agents this week. Some teams have improved their rosters and have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Some teams, however, made moves that they’ll regret. They either overpaid for players, botched negotiations with their own players or just put too much emphasis […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Mock Draft heading into free agency

The 2016 NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago. While NFL teams hit the free agent market this week, the draft is where teams really can build long-term success. With a little less than two months to go before Roger Goodell takes the podium in the Windy City, here’s a look at how the draft […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Head Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick, Donald Trump have dinner together (PHOTOS)

GOP candidate Donald Trump is a pretty busy man nowadays, but he still found time to grab some dinner with his good friend Bill Belichick. The Patriots head coach, his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, and the GOP front-runner went out to dinner at the Mar-A-Lago club, and Belichick smiled more than he does during an entire […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]

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Rob Gronkowski’s party ship got a bit crazy (VIDEO)

Rob Gronkowski’s party ship set sail from Miami on Friday, and from that point on, the drinks were flowing and the music was blasting. For just $225 partygoers were treated to a 72-hour funfest on a cruise ship that traveled to Gronk’s private island in The Bahamas and Nassau. Judging by the photos and videos […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 23:  Matt Jones #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars fumbles after making a reception against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on November 23, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical […]

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10 most memorable games in 2015 NFL season

That yawner of a Super Bowl is fading into the past and destined to get lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl memories. Now we can look at some games during the 2015 NFL season that were actually exciting. Each of the season’s 10 most memorable games were decided in the last two minutes or […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans is tackled by Jerod Mayo #51 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter on December 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Jerod Mayo says he’s retiring from NFL

New England Patriots veteran linebacker Jerod Mayo is calling it quits and hanging up his cleats for good, it seems. After eight years with the team, the 29-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday night and posted the following message. A photo posted by Jerod Mayo (@jerod_mayo51) on Feb 16, 2016 at 3:07pm PST This isn’t […]

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13:  Offensive coordinator Adam Gase of the Chicago Bears watches as the Bears take on the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field on December 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Redskins defeated the Bears 24-21.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dolphins owner says Adam Gase can be ‘the next Belichick’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross didn’t want to recycle a former head coach when he set out to fill said vacancy in Miami. So he hired 37-year-old Adam Gase, a first-time head coach who he thinks can be the next Bill Belichick or Bill Parcells, according to NFL.com. The NFL’s youngest head coach, Gase comes to the Dolphins […]

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5 possible landing spots for Matt Forte

Matt Forte announced on Instagram Friday that he’s been told the Bears won’t re-sign him. The 30-year-old running back will be a hot item in the free agent market. He set a record for receptions by a running back with 102 in 2014. His 1,846 all-purpose yards were sixth in the league. Forte missed three games with a […]

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