Jay Ajayi's NFL arrival has been so loud, the ruckus could be heard clear across the pond.
Ajayi, the Dolphins' London-born rookie running back, is a man in demand in his native country.
Enough media outlets have clamored for an interview that the NFL set up an international conference call.
And that's just after three games. Imagine what he ...Read more
Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving! Our results were mediocre last week, at 8-6 overall and 7-6-1 against the spread, but, relative to the previous week, they merit a Macy's parade complete with a giant Upset Bird helium balloon. Bull's-eyed a pair of outright upsets with wins by Lions and Packers, and had two other 'dogs-with-points in the ...Read more
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns coach Mike Pettine insisted Wednesday he has knocked Johnny Manziel down but not out of Cleveland.
Although Pettine demoted Manziel Tuesday from starting quarterback to third on the depth chart because of his off-field behavior during a recent five-day, bye-week vacation, he said the organization never discussed cutting ...Read more
He's not as recognizable as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, linebacker Luke Kuechly, or coach Ron Rivera.
Ryan Kalil can walk around Charlotte in relative anonymity.
"For the most part I just look like a large man with a beard," said Kalil, a Pro Bowl center who's in his ninth season with the team. "I like to keep it that way."
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy and his meeting with his former team, the Carolina Panthers, is not exactly a heartwarming story to tell when folks crowd around the fireplace roasting marshmallows on Thanksgiving.
Hardy remains a villain in the eyes of many for a domestic violence incident involving an ex-girlfriend in May 2014 when he ...Read more
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had successful sports hernia surgery Wednesday and could return to action in 3-4 weeks, coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly press conference Wednesday.
While Carroll didn't rule out that Lynch could be done for the season, he said doctors are "very optimistic" that they fixed Lynch's issues and...Read more
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The end of bye weeks and arrival of Thanksgiving always signal the unofficial start of the stretch run to an NFL season, the time when playoff permutations loom into view. That all begins with Week 12 and the 10th season of Bird Day tripleheaders. At my house, the timeline of football coincides perfectly with our holiday. The ...Read more
The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday that they have hired longtime NFL executive Ernie Accorsi as a consultant to guide their search for a general manager.
Accorsi, 74, has been the general manager for the Baltimore Colts (1982-83), Cleveland Browns (1985-92) and New York Giants (1998-2007). Accorsi, who is a member of the NFL's 10-person ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
In the days following Jamaal Charles' season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury in mid-October, the Chiefs brought in a handful of running backs on a tryout basis.
But even at the time, Chiefs coach Andy Reid made it clear that the Chiefs would look in-house before signing anybody. He went out of his way to mention Spencer Ware -- a ...Read more
ST. LOUIS--St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot Tuesday night, team officials confirmed. The shooting apparently took place in Miami; Bailey is a native of Miramar, Fla., a city in Broward County.
Rams officials believe Bailey is OK. A team source says it is believed that Bailey will undergo surgery Wednesday.
"We are aware ...Read more
Mike Vick went from helping to keep the Steelers afloat, from starting three games, winning two and holding the lead in another, to No. 3 quarterback behind Landry Jones and not suiting up the past four games.
If he has a hand in the outcome Sunday, it will have to come this week in practice when he mimics mobile Seahawks quarterback Russell ...Read more
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It's hard to deny that Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper has hit a skid.
The No. 4 overall pick had more drops (two) than receptions (one) in Oakland's most recent loss, an 18-13 defeat against the Detroit Lions that was their third straight setback.
Cooper has 10 drops this season, according to Pro Football Focus, which ...Read more
BEREA, Ohio -- Josh McCown has endured a painful rib injury for the past month, but he looked like a new man Tuesday when the Browns returned from a five-day, bye-week break.
He spent time with his wife and kids at their home in Charlotte, N.C., coached a couple of his sons' basketball games, attended his daughter's gymnastics meet and returned...Read more
For a third time in just more than a year, the NFL has suspended Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
And this time it's for at least a year.
Alexander, who was suspended for four games at the start of the 2014 season and then another 10 games as he was about to return from ...Read more
Cam Newton had never seen Bank of America Stadium as dark as it was in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The fifth-year Carolina Panthers quarterback stayed at the team facilities past 2 a.m. Tuesday watching tape and preparing for the Dallas Cowboys on a short week.
"I've never been here long enough to catch the lights off," said Newton ...Read more
Last week's rank in parentheses.
1. Patriots 10-0 (1): Thirteen consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins. It's going to be tough to replicate 16-0 of 2007 though.
2. Panthers 10-0 (2): Thanksgiving game versus Cowboys isn't a revenge match for Greg Hardy. It's a revenge game for the Panthers for Hardy putting them in a terrible position.
3. ...Read more
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who played for Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman last season in Chicago, was claimed off waivers by the Ravens to back up new starter Matt Schaub.
Quarterback Joe Flacco, who suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams, was placed on season-ending injured reserve. ...Read more
Lock it in: Bears running back Matt Forte will be back in action Thursday night in Green Bay, returning after a three-game absence caused by a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee.
Alshon Jeffery? He's also hopeful to face the Packers, but still not certain if he'll be available Thanksgiving night as he continues working through ...Read more
Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson said he thinks he could have come back before the mandatory eight-game absence, but he's just happy to be back now.
Johnson, who suffered a hamstring injury in Week 3, is back on the active roster after spending eight weeks on temporary injured reserve.
"I thought I could (come back sooner) but ...Read more
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Ravens coach John Harbaugh probably won't be exchanging Christmas cards this holiday season.
In response to Harbaugh's comment Monday suggesting that the Rams are regular participants in extracurricular activity, Fisher said the Ravens "need to take a look in the mirror" on his weekly ESPN 101 radio show.