Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Eagles 5-1 (8). Modest free-agent additions like running back LeGarrette Blount, cornerback Patrick Robinson and defensive end Chris Long have paid big dividends.
2. Chiefs 5-1 (1). The NFL's last unbeaten fell but they can get back to winning ways Thursday night at Oakland.
3. Patriots 4-2 (6). Shook ...Read more
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play again as a New York judge granted his motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
It means that Elliott will be back at practice Wednesday and be on the field when the team resumes play Sunday against ...Read more
Two days after it occurred, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith still isn't happy about the hit he took to the back of his knees from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.
"I felt like it was extremely late," Smith said. "I felt there was nothing done there (by Mitchell) to avoid contact. It was really low from the back side. I thought it was about as ...Read more
Eric Ebron admits his production could be better.
"It hasn't been the best," the Detroit Lions tight end said Tuesday. "But then again, it's early in the season and I can't be down upon myself. ... Ten games left and just go out there and play the rest of these 10 games and hopefully it all turns around for the offense entirely because not only...Read more
Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football -- I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues -- and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.
Here are my best bets for Week 7:
WR Nelson Agholor, Eagles (ESPN:...Read more
The distraction of the week for the Steelers may just be in the media's mind, Mike Tomlin implied.
Martavis Bryant wants to be traded? Who said?
"I don't know where these reports come from," Tomlin said during his weekly news conference Tuesday. "Sometimes they come from family members or people close to them or sometimes they can come from ...Read more
The City of Fort Myers, Fla., has settled a lawsuit that will pay Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen $440,000 for being wrongfully arrested in his hometown back in 2015, according to the Fort Myers News-Press.
According to the newspaper, the Fort Myers City Council met on Monday in a closed-door session and unanimously agreed to pay Allen a ...Read more
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders hope to receive a jolt of adrenaline during a short week courtesy of new arrival NaVorro Bowman.
Bowman got to work quickly Monday after signing a one-year contract worth a reported $3 million, meeting with linebackers coach Sal Sunseri and participating in his first practice.
Coach Jack Del Rio didn't rule out ...Read more
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There was no ambiguity after the game Sunday about Mike McCarthy's plans for replacing injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and on Monday the Green Bay Packers coach was wondering if anyone had heard him say he's rolling with Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan.
Hours after the Packers announced that they were signing Callahan off ...Read more
NEW YORK -- It's ultra-rare for NFL players to participate in the annual fall meetings of the league's owners, but these are unusual times.
A group of players, their union's leader, and Commissioner Roger Goodell will join team owners Tuesday before the regularly scheduled meetings at the Conrad Hotel to discuss the national anthem controversy ...Read more
The Bears had some things to celebrate and some to scrutinize Monday as they returned from Baltimore, where they pulled off a 27-24 overtime victory against the Ravens on Sunday. Here's what we learned at Halas Hall.
John Fox saw growth in Mitch Trubisky's decision-making against the Ravens.
Trubisky did something Sunday no rookie quarterback ...Read more
Hue Jackson continued to indicate Monday he will likely reinsert DeShone Kizer into the starting lineup this week in hopes the rookie quarterback will help the Browns escape a dreaded feeling of deja vu their coach can't deny he's experiencing.
The Kevin Hogan experiment failed miserably in Sunday's 33-17 loss on the road to the Houston Texans,...Read more
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is officially on the NFL's suspended list.
That happened Friday, a day after the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, granted the NFL a stay of the preliminary injunction blocking his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy and ordered that his case against the league be ...Read more
Somewhat lost in the Chiefs' inability to slow down running back Le'Veon Bell in their 19-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday was their equally distressing inability to get any semblance of a ground game going.
The Chiefs ranked second in the NFL in rushing entering the contest at 156 yards per game, and boasted the NFL's leading ...Read more
In the wake of an injury to running back Charcandrick West, the Chiefs have once again re-signed running back C.J. Spiller, sources told The Star.
This marks the fourth time the Chiefs have signed Spiller in the past year. Spiller, 29, was released at the 53-man roster deadline to create a spot for cornerback Steven Nelson. He was quickly re-...Read more
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