Why the Garoppolo trade happened and what it means

Photo Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports A day before the NFL trade deadline, New England Patriots’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft. This trade came as a shock to the Patriots fan base, as they believed he would be the predecessor to QB Tom Brady, as he performed well in … Continue reading Why the Garoppolo trade happened and what it means

Six Patriots Players Will Skip White House Trip

Photo Credit: SI, Endzone Score, Boston Herald, Sporting News, Boston Globe, Patriots.com In an unbelievable comeback by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, many players have decided to not attend the White House trip. As of now, six players will not be joining the team on the trip. Tight end Martellus Bennett was the first player to state that he will not go … Continue reading Six Patriots Players Will Skip White House Trip

Michael Floyd Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe A day after New York Jets’ cornerback Darelle Revis was charged with four felonies, New England Patriots’ wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI after being arrested in December for the incident. Floyd was sentenced to 120 days in jail. He will serve 24 days in jail, 96 days of home detention, and complete 30 hours of … Continue reading Michael Floyd Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge

49ers Officially Hire Kyle Shanahan as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Washington Times A day after the Atlanta Falcons’ loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, the San Francisco 49ers have officially hired ex-Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their next head coach. The details of his contract were not released. Shanahan was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Falcons in 2015, and he developed the team into the highest-scoring offense … Continue reading 49ers Officially Hire Kyle Shanahan as Head Coach

Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Quarterback Michael Vick is likely calling it quits, as the almost 37-year-old wanted to play in the 2016 season, but none of the 32 NFL teams seemed to be interested in his services. Vick was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent eight seasons. During two of those seasons, he … Continue reading Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

Photo Credit: Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns’ linebacker Jamie Collins has signed a four-year extension with the team. The deal is worth up to $50 million, and $26 million is guaranteed, which makes him one of the highest paid (per year) linebackers in the NFL. Collins was traded to the Browns in October by the New England Patriots in exchange for a third round draft pick, a deal … Continue reading Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After firing Rex Ryan, who coached the team for two seasons, the Buffalo Bills have announced that they will hire Sean McDermott, who was the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. There is no word on the information regarding the deal that was signed. McDermott was the Panthers’ defensive coordinator for six seasons, during which he developed the team into one the … Continue reading Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After yet another losing season by the Jacksonville Jaguars led by head coach Gus Bradley, who was fired after the team’s loss against the Houston Texans, the Jaguars have finally made a decision on their next head coach. Doug Marrone will be the next head coach and signed a deal that is good through the 2019 season. Marrone was previously the … Continue reading Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

Photo Credit: Sporting News On the same day that it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars would be hiring Doug Marrone as their next head coach (click HERE to read about Marrone), sources say that previous long-time head coach Tom Coughlin will be hired as the team’s executive Vice President of football operations. Both Marrone and Coughlin have been given a deal that will last through … Continue reading Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

Photo Credit: Sporting News After failing three drug tests in 2016, Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended by the NFL for at least one year. Gregory had initially been suspended for four games for violating league’s drug policy. After a couple months, he failed another drug test, leading to a 10-game suspension and a possible year-long suspension. The Cowboys activated Gregory off of the reserve/exempt … Continue reading Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

NFL Week 16 Injuries

Photo Credit: Bakersfield Now (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Oakland Raiders Quarterback (QB) Derek Carr: Fractured his fibula in his right leg. He did have a successful surgery and recovery time is typically six-eight weeks but it all depends on how Carr feels. Raiders will start QB Matt McGloin and rookie Connor Cook will be the backup Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota: Just like Carr, … Continue reading NFL Week 16 Injuries

Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle After replacing Houston Texans’ quarterback Brock Osweiler during Sunday’s game, a game in which Osweiler threw back-to-back interceptions, quarterback Tom Savage has been named the starting quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday by head coach Bill O’Brien on Monday. Savage was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. His NFL debut was in December … Continue reading Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

Photo Credit: USA Today After four disappointing seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Gus Bradley was fired on Sunday following the 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans. Bradley held a record of 14 wins and 48 losses in the four seasons he served as the head coach. Coming into the 2016 season, the Jaguars were one of many teams to watch, as they made … Continue reading Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

Jeff Fisher Signs Contract Extension with Rams

Photo Credit: Sporting News The Los Angeles Rams and head coach Jeff Fisher have agreed to a two-year contract extension according to Ian Rapoport. The team and Fisher actually came to an agreement weeks ago. Overall, the announcement has shocked many, as it was believed to be Fisher’s last season as head coach for the Rams due to the lack of production. Here are Fisher’s … Continue reading Jeff Fisher Signs Contract Extension with Rams

Rob Gronkowski Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

Photo Credit: Boston Herald New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery on Friday according to multiple sources. Gronkowski is said to have suffered a ruptured disk, which will make him miss at least eight weeks. He suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s win against the New York Jets. At first, many believed it would not be … Continue reading Rob Gronkowski Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

Darren Sharper Sentenced to 20 years in Prison

Photo Credit: USA Today Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced 20 years in prison by a Los Angeles judge for drugging two women and raping another two women in four different states. I had previously reported in August when Sharper was sentenced 18 years in prison by a New Orleans judge. Sharper was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1997, played eight seasons with … Continue reading Darren Sharper Sentenced to 20 years in Prison

Derek Carr Dislocates Two Fingers

Photo Credit: Texas HS Football Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr dislocated two fingers in Sunday’s win against the Carolina Panthers according to his brother David Carr. Carr suffered the injury right when he took a snap, during which viewers could easily see his pinkie finger on his right hand was bent in the wrong direction after the snap. He did step out of the game … Continue reading Derek Carr Dislocates Two Fingers

Adrian Clayborn Tears MCL

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Atlanta Falcons’ defensive end Adrian Clayborn tore his MCL and partially tore his meniscus in Sunday’s win against the Arizona Cardinals. Clayborn will have surgery done on his knee and will likely be out for a minimum of one month. This is a big blow to the Falcons’ defense, as they previously lost cornerback Desmond Trufant with a torn pectoral muscle. Clayborn … Continue reading Adrian Clayborn Tears MCL

Jay Cutler’s Injury Not Season Ending

Photo Credit: Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler got some good news on Wednesday, as it was previously reported that his shoulder injury would have been season-ending. But after getting a second test, it seems he could return soon. Head coach John Fox said Cutler does have a chance of playing on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but that is unlikely. Cutler suffered the injury in … Continue reading Jay Cutler’s Injury Not Season Ending

Vikings Release Kicker Blair Walsh

Photo Credit: Stack The Minnesota Vikings’ have released kicker Blair Walsh on Tuesday according to Adam Schefter. Walsh has been struggling since the start of the season, but it did not start from there. After botching a 27-yard field goal attempt last season against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card game, his kicking abilities have decreased.  He has missed four field goals and four … Continue reading Vikings Release Kicker Blair Walsh

Is it Time for Jared Goff?

Photo Credit: CBS Sports During Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers’, the Los Angeles Rams’ fans began to chant “We want Goff!” after the first half of the game. This brings up several questions regarding the quarterback position and head coach Jeff Fisher’s decision to not start their 2016 1st overall pick Jared Goff over Case Keenum. Fans even began to chant “Tebow Tebow.” As … Continue reading Is it Time for Jared Goff?

C.J. Anderson Out a Few Weeks

Photo Credit: Unsportsmanlike Conduct Denver Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson is reportedly expected to miss a few weeks after suffering what is considered a “bone bruise” on his knee in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Houston Texans. Anderson continued to play throughout the game, racking up 107 yards and a touchdown. According to Ian Rapoport, it is possible that Anderson could … Continue reading C.J. Anderson Out a Few Weeks

Geno Smith to Start for the Jets

Photo Credit: The Inscriber Mag Minutes after the New York Jets lost to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles stated that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to be their starter. Now it seems that Bowles has changed his mind, as it was reported on Wednesday that backup quarterback Geno Smith will start this week against the Baltimore Ravens. Smith took … Continue reading Geno Smith to Start for the Jets

Knile Davis Traded to Green Bay

Photo Credit: USA Today Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Knile Davis was traded to the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday for a conditional late-round pick, which will be based upon playing time. It is unclear if Davis will play this week against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. After Eddie Lacy suffered an ankle injury and James Starks underwent knee surgery, which will keep him out … Continue reading Knile Davis Traded to Green Bay

Tom Brady Shines in His Return

Photo Credit: New York Times New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady returned on Sunday after serving his 4-game suspension for his role in the Deflate-gate scandal. Many were questioning if he will stay in football shape, but it seemed as if Brady was never suspended. The Patriots went on to beat the Cleveland Browns by a score of 33-13, with Brady completing 28 of 40 … Continue reading Tom Brady Shines in His Return

Jacoby Brissett Placed on IR

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated New England Patriots’ quarterback Jacoby Brissett was placed on injured reserve this Friday after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Brissett injured his thumb during the 27-0 shutout win against the Houston Texans after defensive lineman Vince Wilfork landed on him, but he continued to play throughout the game and through the 16-0 shutout loss by the Buffalo Bills. Several teammates respected Brissett … Continue reading Jacoby Brissett Placed on IR

Week 4 Injuries (UPDATED)

Photo Credit: denverpost.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: Exited during the fourth quarter and later diagnosed with a concussion, he will be evaluated through out the week for his availability for Week 5. Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan: Suffered an injury to his elbow during the second quarter and did not return; status is unknown. (UPDATE) Kerrigan has hyperextended his elbow and … Continue reading Week 4 Injuries (UPDATED)

Cam Newton Suffers Concussion

Photo Credit: thefederalist.com Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton exited during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after taking a hard hit from Falcons’ linebacker Deion Jones and did not return after being diagnosed with a concussion. Newton completed 14 of his 25 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown before leaving. Derek Anderson took over and completed 17 of 23 passes for … Continue reading Cam Newton Suffers Concussion

Sammy Watkins Placed on IR

Photo Credit: foxsports.com Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins was placed on IR this Friday and will miss a minimum of eight games. He was already designated as “out” against the New England Patriots this Sunday. Watkins underwent surgery in May after breaking a bone in his right foot. The Bills were hopeful that Watkins would be ready for the start of the season, but … Continue reading Sammy Watkins Placed on IR

Dez Bryant Injures Right Knee

Photo Credit: scout.com Playing Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant went down during the game. He exited the game and later came back to help the Cowboys beat the Bears by a score of 31-17. But after getting an MRI on his right knee, it was determined Bryant has a slight hairline fracture. Head coach Jason Garrett stated Bryant is … Continue reading Dez Bryant Injures Right Knee

Patriots Shut Out Texans on Thursday Night Football

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Going into week 3 without quarterback Tom Brady, who is suspended for four games, and Jimmy Garoppolo, who sustained a AC sprain in his throwing shoulder, the New England Patriots looked very thin at the quarterback position against the Thursday night game against the Houston Texans according to analysts. But head coach Bill Belichick turned to 3rd-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who … Continue reading Patriots Shut Out Texans on Thursday Night Football

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett to Start Against Houston

Photo Credit: csnne.com New England Patriots’ rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett will start against the Houston Texans on Thursday. This will be Brissett’s first start; he was brought in during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins last week after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained an AC sprain. Brissett was a third-round pick out of North Carolina State and was drafted to serve as Garoppolo’s backup for the … Continue reading Quarterback Jacoby Brissett to Start Against Houston

List of All Injuries from Week 2 (UPDATED)

Photo Credit: harvardjsel.com Here is the list of all the injuries that occurred during Week 2 of the NFL games:  New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo: Suffered a sprained AC joint during the second quarter and did not return. His timetable is questionable, unlikely to play Week 3 against the Houston Texans. (Update) The Patriots are stating it is possible he will play  San Diego … Continue reading List of All Injuries from Week 2 (UPDATED)

Seahawks Fined for Violating Offseason Workout Rules

Photo Credit: seattle.gov The Seattle Seahawks were fined on Monday for violating offseason work out rules, citing excessive contact in the workouts. The team was fined $400,000, and they were stripped of their 2017 fifth-round draft pick as well as three days of OTA’s. Alongside that, head coach Pete Carroll was fined $200,000 because he is responsible for maintaining control over all practices. They will also … Continue reading Seahawks Fined for Violating Offseason Workout Rules

Buffalo Bills Fire Offensive Coordinator

Photo Credit: buffalonews.com The Buffalo Bills stand 0-2 and head coach Rex Ryan believed that parting ways with offensive coordinator Greg Roman will bring changes to the offense. Roman was signed back in 2015. This was a questionable move by Ryan according to some critics, as he is a defensive-minded coach. The Bills gave up 493 yards in the loss against the New York Jets … Continue reading Buffalo Bills Fire Offensive Coordinator

RGIII Placed On Injured Reserve

Photo Credit: foxsports.com Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Robert Griffin III will be placed on the Injured Reserve list after fracturing a bone in his shoulder during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is expected to be out for at least 8 games and will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks, hoping he can return. Griffin finished off the game having completed 12 of his 26 passes for 190 … Continue reading RGIII Placed On Injured Reserve

Carson Wentz Named Starting Quarterback

Photo Credit: foxsports.com Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson has named the 2nd overall pick, quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ starting quarterback for week 1. After dealing with cracked ribs during preseason, Pederson had stated that if Wentz was healthy, he would start week 1. Eagles fans will now get to see their rookie quarterback play, and hopefully Wentz will perform well against the Cleveland Browns and further on. … Continue reading Carson Wentz Named Starting Quarterback

Mark Sanchez Released by Denver, Signs with Cowboys

Photo Credit: foxsports.com After being traded to the Denver Broncos in March for a 2017 conditional draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback Mark Sanchez has been released by the Broncos. This means 1st round pick Paxton Lynch will be Trevor Siemian’s backup for the team. The Broncos were hoping to find a trade partner before the deadline to cut players on their roster, but … Continue reading Mark Sanchez Released by Denver, Signs with Cowboys

Sam Bradford Traded to Vikings

Photo Credit: sportingnews.com As news came that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had torn his ACL and will be out for the season, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was traded to the Vikings for a 2017 1st-rounder and a 4th rounder. This was a great move by the Vikings as they needed depth in their roster. Bradford was expected to start for the Eagles this season, … Continue reading Sam Bradford Traded to Vikings

Trevor Siemian Named Starting Quarterback of the Broncos

Photo Credit: foxsports.com The Denver Broncos have named Trevor Siemian their starting quarterback back according to Ian Rapoport. Siemian was drafted in 2015 by the Broncos in the 7th round. His first NFL debut was against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he knelt down to end the first half. After impressing Head Coach Gary Kubiak in preseason and training camp, Siemian has won the job over Mark … Continue reading Trevor Siemian Named Starting Quarterback of the Broncos

Eric Berry Signs Franchise Tender

Photo Credit: foxsports.com Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry has signed his franchise deal and will report to practice on Monday according to Ian Rapoport. The two did not agree on a long-term deal during offseason, resulting in Berry not reporting to any workouts. He was not under contract, so he was not fined for skipping those workouts. After over-coming Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015, Berry … Continue reading Eric Berry Signs Franchise Tender

Colts Sign Running Back Stevan Ridley

Photo Credit: espn.com Running back Stevan Ridley signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday to a 1-year, veteran deal. He was called for a workout on Friday before being signed by them. Ridley was drafted in 2011 by the New England Patriots. His best performance was in 2012 when he rushed 290 times for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. After that, he saw his performance … Continue reading Colts Sign Running Back Stevan Ridley

Tavon Austin Signs Extension with Rams

Photo Credit: bluegoldsports.com Los Angeles Rams wide-receiver Tavon Austin has signed a contract extension for four years, $42 million. $30 million is guaranteed for the young wide-receiver. The Rams picked up his fifth-year option during offseason, which locks him in for the next six seasons. He is known to be a very versatile weapon that can line up anywhere on the field, which includes being … Continue reading Tavon Austin Signs Extension with Rams

Antonio Cromartie Signs with Colts

Photo Credit: Sporting News After the Indianapolis Colts learned cornerback Vontae Davis will be sidelined for at least a month with an ankle injury, the Colts agreed to a one-year deal with 4x Pro Bowler cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Cromartie played for the New York Jets last season before being released after having a minimal impact on the Jets’ defense alongside cornerback Darrelle Revis. Cromartie recorded … Continue reading Antonio Cromartie Signs with Colts

Darren Sharper Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Photo Credit: USA Today Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty of drugging and raping 16 women in four states. According to court documents, Sharper and his friend Brandon Licciardi (former sheriff’s deputy), would put sedatives into the drinks that those women had so they could rape them. Sharper was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1997, played … Continue reading Darren Sharper Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Tyrod Taylor Signs Contract Extension

Photo Credit: Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Tyrod Taylor has signed a 6-year contract extension worth up to $90 million according to Ian Rapoport. Taylor will receive $9.5 million this season, and if Bills believe that he can do more for the team, his salary will rise. But if they choose not to extend him, the team will have little cap penalties. Taylor joined the … Continue reading Tyrod Taylor Signs Contract Extension

Patriots Win First Preseason Game

Photo Credit: Rant Sports The New England Patriots won 34-22 against the New Orleans Saints. Jimmy Garoppolo, who will be the starter for the first four games in the regular season due to Tom Brady’s suspension, recorded 11 completions on 18 attempts for 168 yards for a passer rating of 91.9 in the first half. Jacoby Brissett, who will be the backup for Garoppolo during those four games, … Continue reading Patriots Win First Preseason Game

Browns Name RG3 Starting Quarterback

Photo Credit: cleveland.cbslocal.com Cleveland Browns’ head coach Hue Jackson announced on Monday that Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the team. “Since he has signed back in March, Robert has made it clear through his actions that he is willing to do everything that has been asked of him to earn his role,” Jackson said during a press conference. Griffin was drafted … Continue reading Browns Name RG3 Starting Quarterback

Larry Fitzgerald Signs Contract Extension

Photo Credit: CBS Sports Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has signed a one-year, $11 million contract extension, keeping him with the Cardinals until through the 2017 NFL season. The veteran wide receiver had a great 2015 season. He recorded 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns. Although many questioned if Fitzgerald would retire, he will return to the Cardinals and should do will in the … Continue reading Larry Fitzgerald Signs Contract Extension

Carson Palmer Agrees on Extension with Cardinals

Photo Credit: Stack Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Carson Palmer has been given a one-year extension worth $24.35 million according to Ian Rapoport. The contract is now a two-year guarantee for Palmer with the Cardinals. The 36-year-old Palmer has been with the team since 2013 when he was traded, having 10,571 passing yards and 70 touchdowns since then. Despite being side-lined after tearing his ACL in 2014, Palmer was … Continue reading Carson Palmer Agrees on Extension with Cardinals

Leon Hall Signs with Giants

Photo Credit: cincyjungle.com Leon Hall has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the New York Giants according to Ian Rapoport. The veteran cornerback had spent nine years with the Cincinnati Bengals, totaling up 26 interceptions, 111 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 defensive touchdowns. With his addition, he brings along deep coverage and experience to the already revamped secondary of the Giants. Although … Continue reading Leon Hall Signs with Giants

Djokovic Moves To Semi-Finals

Photo Credit: smh.com.au After two hard-fought hours, Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4. The Serbian struggled with his first serves, but was able to advance to his fifth ATP semi-final. Berdych did put on a fight, as he was behind 5-2 in the first set, but climbed back to have a tie breaker. “I was very fortunate to win that first set,” Djokovic said, explaining … Continue reading Djokovic Moves To Semi-Finals