Could Bill Belichick’s pal Chip Kelly land with Patriots?

Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s friendship with fired 49ers coach Chip Kelly and Kelly’s desire to stay in the NFL could land him a job in New England, ESPN reported. The two, Chris Mortensen noted, have exchanged football concepts since Kelly’s fast-tempo offense became the rage at Oregon. The team had already been docked a fifth-round […]

Steelers LB James Harrison vows to return for another year

Steelers linebacker James Harrison promises to be back on the field next season. ‘I’m not done yet,’ the 38-year-old Harrison told reporters Sunday after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the playoffs with a 36-17 loss to the Patriots in the AFC championship game. ‘A few little dinks and bruises here and there, but other than that […]

Falcons fans pack streets to watch team leave for Super Bowl 51

It’s not the biggest story of the Super Bowl, headlined by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Ryan, Julio Jones and Quinn of the Falcons. But Dimitroff’s revitalization is a fascinating subplot for the next two weeks. The twist: He hopes his Falcons can defeat one of his mentors in Belichick and […]

Rex Ryan is ‘tired of getting by Bills, NFL

Rex Ryan didn’t hold anything back in a revealing interview with the New York Daily News. The former Bills coach opened up about his firing, the re-design of his truck and his future, which may not involve coaching. A day after the sailor-talking coach was hired by ESPN, Ryan seemed excited about the opportunities television […]

Whatever path McAfee chooses won’t affect the bond Vinatieri has built with him over the past eight seasons.

It’s unknown whether the Colts will expect a new punter and/or kickoff specialist to hold on extra points and field goals or shift those responsibilities to backup quarterback Scott Tolzien. “I’ve got no idea,” Vinatieri said. “It will be interesting to see for sure.” Players who retire as young as McAfee often have second thoughts […]

Larry Fitzgerald not happy about Cardinals Hall of Fame Game selection

The Hall of Fame Game has always been about the fans. Players and coaches have never really liked having to play a fifth preseason game. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald made that pretty clear in a tweet after the Cardinals and Cowboys were announced as the teams playing in the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame […]

Fresh off Super Bowl win, Martellus Bennett looking forward to free agency

Martellus Bennett never thought winning a Super Bowl would become a reality. But fresh off New England’s improbable 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51, the veteran tight end is looking to cash in. “I’m going into free agency as a Super Bowl champion,” Bennett said Sunday night, via the New York […]

The NFL is allowing some harmless activity such as group celebrations

If TNT decides it wants back in, it would have to beat out at least one of the league’s current TV partners, namely CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network. Those partners pay the NFL about $7 billion combined annually to broadcast its games. It’s hard to imagine those partners giving up their piece without […]

Michael Vick hoping to retire as Falcon on 1-day deal

Michael Vick wants to end his career where it began. The former quarterback is anticipating he’ll sign a one-day contract with the Falcons and officially retire with his first NFL team. Despite Vick’s hopes, he later clarified there was nothing in the works with the Falcons and that he is simply expressing his wish to […]