This week, more than 13 1/2 months after he injured his left knee in the Vikings' final practice of the 2016 preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will make his return.
Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed the surgery in September 2016 to repair torn ligaments in Bridgewater's left knee, cleared the quarterback to return to practice Monday morning, and coach ...Read more
Despite many reports to the contrary, Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant said Monday afternoon that he did not request a trade from the Steelers and is "good to go." Bryant's comments came some 14 hours after news broke that he had requested a trade, the result of his unhappiness with his usage in the offense.
"No, I'm good, man," Bryant said ...Read more
Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will sign a one-year, $3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, per multiple reports.
Bowman visited the Raiders on Monday and had a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys for Tuesday.
Bowman was released by the 49ers last week and brings a veteran presence to the Oakland linebacking corps. Raiders ...Read more
The Dallas Cowboys managed to create plenty of drama during their bye week.
After falling below .500 with Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones became the first NFL owner to declare he'd discipline players who protested during the national anthem.
That didn't sit well with some players and the team met with Jones on...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers' hopes of winning a Super Bowl have absorbed an enormous dent. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was playing some of the best football of his terrific career, suffered a broken right collarbone Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Shortly after halftime the Packers announced Rodgers could miss the rest of the ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Just three weeks ago, the Raiders were one of three undefeated teams left in the NFL.
Now they're on a precipitous downfall with no clear-cut solution to stop the bleeding, and arguably one of the best football teams marches into the Coliseum in just four days.
Everyone within the team insists the Raiders are so close. ...Read more
There was reason to exhale and occasion to laugh late Sunday afternoon in the visiting locker room at M&T Bank Stadium. Somehow, in a game they controlled yet probably still should have lost, the Bears had seized -- or maybe salvaged or more accurately stolen back -- a 27-24 overtime upset of the Ravens. That meant, thankfully, they had an ...Read more
HOUSTON -- What's with the Browns and text messages?
There was the time former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel urged the Browns to draft him in 2014 by texting then-quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains something along the lines of let's "wreck this league."
We all know how that one turned out.
Later the same year, ex-Browns general manager Ray ...Read more
Pages in the WindSally Saylor De Smet
When young Emily Quinn, accused of the brutal murder of her father, sits down with an eccentric world-famous psychiatrist, she has no idea she is walking into a frightening and twisted world—her own.
Doctor and patient weave through family secrets, the unexplained death of a twin ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A long road trip got a lot more enjoyable for the Los Angeles Rams.
A 27-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday ensured the Rams a pleasant stay in Florida as they prep for the second leg of the excursion to London.
Pharoh Cooper returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Malcolm Brown returned a blocked ...Read more
Did he or didn't he?
That's the question Panthers fans and NFL followers were asking Sunday after confusion emerged as to whether middle linebacker Luke Kuechly actually had a concussion Thursday night in Carolina's loss to Philadelphia.
Citing league sources, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Kuechly "passed the test" and the team does not ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Steelers delivered a knockout blow to the last remaining undefeated NFL team, holding on for a 19-13 victory.
After losing two of the past three games, the Steelers smothered Kansas City's offense in the first half and held their breath as the Chiefs mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter.
They raised their record to ...Read more
NEW ORLEANS -- Forget the final score, a mildly respectable yet totally exhilarating 52-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
What happened at the Superdome on Sunday won't soon be forgotten.
In many ways, the Detroit Lions played their worst game of the Jim Caldwell era.
Matthew Stafford turned the ball over five times. The Saints scored three ...Read more
LANDOVER, Md. -- Rookie C.J. Beathard replaced an ineffective Brian Hoyer at quarterback Sunday and sparked a valiant comeback, but the 49ers ultimately remained winless and fell 26-24 at host Washington.
The 49ers (0-5) have now lost a NFL-record five straight games by three points or less, getting defeated in overtime on the road the previous...Read more
BALTIMORE -- It turned out that the Ravens' rally from 11 points down with just over five minutes to play simply delayed the inevitable.
Chicago Bears kicker Connor Barth made a 40-yard field goal with just over two minutes left in overtime as the Ravens fell, 27-24, in front of an announced 70,716 at M&T Bank Stadium that arrived late and left...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears has started the season 2-4, after defeating the Ravens in Baltimore. The Detroit Lions are 3-3, losers of two straight games after their defense was filleted for 52 points on Sunday. And the Green Bay Packers -- still tied with the Vikings atop the NFC North at 4-2 after a 23-10 loss at U.S. Bank Stadium on ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan provided a spark in his first NFL start, but it was for the wrong team.
Hogan threw three interceptions and committed an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone for a safety as the Browns fell 33-17 to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
With Browns coach Hue Jackson benching rookie quarterback ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Something magical happened in Atlanta on Sunday, interrupting what looked like a Dolphins drubbing and sending the Dolphins to their most stunning win in recent memory.
Down 17-0 at halftime, the Dolphins suddenly showed a pulse, erasing a large deficit and upsetting the heavily-favored Atlanta Falcons, 20-17, with a shocking 20-0 ...Read more
NaVorro Bowman might not be straying far in his first foray as a free agent.
Bowman, granted his release Friday by the 49ers, will visit the Raiders "in the coming days," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning.
The 49ers released Bowman only after he vetoed a trade, and that potential partner was identified Sunday as the New ...Read more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In the days leading up to the start of their 11-day trip, the Los Angeles Rams spent time making sure they were appropriately packed, including passports required for the second leg to London.
So it's probably a good thing that film study of the Jacksonville Jaguars' tendencies was relatively uncomplicated.
There is no ...Read more
It was extremely hard to accept, but Ravens running back Buck Allen had been through the experience before. He knew how to handle the disappointment, how to push aside any potential feelings that he wasn't wanted or valued, and how to stay ready if his opportunity did come.
As a redshirt freshman at the University of Southern California, Allen ...Read more
- Hue Jackson, Deshaun Watson star in Browns' latest text-related saga
- Rams bounce back to beat Jaguars, 27-17
- Beathard-inspired comeback falls short for winless 49ers, lose to Redskins, 26-24
- Steelers prevail 19-13 against Chiefs in Kansas City
- Cowboys at the bye: Breaking down the good, the bad and what needs to happen