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Jan 18, 2020

Titans DL Simmons not fined in spitting inquiry
Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons dodged a $14,037 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct when the NFL found no visual evidence of him spitting on Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

Source: Slapped cop not seeking charges for OBJ
The officer whose butt was slapped by Odell Beckham Jr. no longer wants to pursue charges against the Browns receiver, and the New Orleans Police Department may withdraw the warrant for OBJ, a source told ESPN's Mike Triplett.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

OBJ cop slap case won't be pursued by DA office
The case against Odell Beckham Jr. for slapping a cop's butt won't be pursued by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

OBJ cop-slap case won't be pursued by DA office
The case against Odell Beckham Jr. for slapping a cop's butt won't be pursued by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office and the New Orleans Police Department said the officer in question won't pursue charges.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

Touchdown maker Antonio Gates set standard for pass-catching tight ends
After 16 years with the Chargers, Gates' destiny could take him to the Hall.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes learned a few lessons in last year's AFC title game
Since falling short of the Super Bowl last season with an OT loss to the Patriots, Mahomes has figured out "how to win when things aren't perfect."

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

When Andy Reid coached his first conference title game, where was his competition?
Andy Reid is coaching his sixth conference championship game, while the other three coaches are in their first.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2020

Sean McVay gives up a piece of Rams' offense, grows as a head coach
Kevin O'Connell will be the first OC for McVay since Matt LaFleur left before the 2018 season.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Pats QB Stidham not focused on Brady's future
Despite being the player likely most affected by Tom Brady's upcoming decision in free agency, backup Jarrett Stidham said he's just focused on getting better.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Pats CB McCourty recovering from groin surgery
Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty, who played eight snaps in the final seven games due to a groin injury, said Friday that he had offseason surgery on the groin.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Garrett stays in NFC East, named OC of Giants
Jason Garrett is sticking in the NFC East, with the former Cowboys head coach reaching a deal Friday to take over the Giants' offense.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Source: Garrett lands in N.Y. as Giants' new OC
Jason Garrett is sticking in the NFC East, with the former Cowboys head coach reaching a deal Friday to take over the Giants' offense, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Cowboys' McCarthy close to finalizing coach hires
With Mike McCarthy's addition of Adam Henry as wide receivers coach, the Cowboys' staff will have a lead coach at each on-field position.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Harbaugh defends Jackson's playoff failure
Ravens coach John Harbaugh defended quarterback Lamar Jackson following the team's 28-12 divisional playoff loss to the Titans, noting he's younger than Heisman winner Joe Burrow.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

What really happened during Deflategate? Five years later, the NFL's 'scandal' aged poorly
Five years ago, the Deflategate allegations against the Patriots spun out of control. Did the NFL actually learn anything from it?

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Guide to Titans-Chiefs, Packers-49ers: Picks, bold predictions, key matchups, more
What to watch for in both games. Matchup breakdowns. Stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for the NFL conference championships.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

How Mike McCarthy can make sense of the 8-8 Cowboys he's inheriting
The coach will take over a star-studded team that finished No. 1 in offense in yards, yet went 1-6 in one-score games and failed to make the playoffs.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Nickelback stigma holding back Ronde Barber in Hall vote
Champ Bailey and Ty Law are in the Hall of Fame but Barber isn't -- despite better numbers. The reason likely involves how his position is perceived.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Matt LaFleur vs. Robert Saleh: Best man stands in way of Super Bowl berth
LaFleur was best man in his wedding. Saleh helped him get his start in the NFL. Now LaFleur, the Packers' offensive playcaller, will have to beat Saleh, the 49ers' defensive coordinator, to get to the Super Bowl.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Rookie Mitch Wishnowsky would've done almost anything to become an NFL punter
Including sleeping on his gym's bathroom floor. This is his unlikely journey from Australia to the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Murray: Could play in NFL, MLB at same time
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he's still focused on football, but he says he thinks "it would be fun" to play professional baseball at the same time. "Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it," he said.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Lessons from baseball helped Titans' A.J. Brown blossom at football
Before he was a breakout Titans rookie, Brown was a two-sport high school star.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

Chiefs sound drained at mere prospect of facing Derrick Henry again
For the Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl, they'll need to find a way to slow down Henry, especially in the second half.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

'You want to work hard for him': What Browns are getting in Kevin Stefanski
Those who have known him during his 14-year journey with the Vikings say Kevin Stefanski doesn't believe he has all the answers. And that's just what the Browns were looking for.

ESPN NFL
Jan 17, 2020

2020 NFL draft underclassmen declarations: Tracking the full list
More than 100 underclassmen have declared for the April's draft class. Keep track of all of them right here.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Burrow would be happy with Bengals, says dad
Joe Burrow's father, who lives in Ohio, says his son would be happy to be drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jan 16, 2020

Dad: Joe Burrow would be happy with Bengals
Joe Burrow's father, who lives in Ohio, says his son would be happy to be drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

NFLPA: Significant hurdles remain for new CBA
Significant issues remain before the NFL and the players' association can agree on a new collective bargaining agreement, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told his members in a letter.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

McCarthy lets Moore keep calling Cowboys' plays
New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said he'd continue to have Kellen Moore call plays on offense because "I wanted to make sure we were able to capitalize on what has been established here."

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

XFL's Vipers claim ex-Browns WR Callaway
Wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who was released by the Browns in November after showing up late to a game and also was suspended by the NFL for 10 games, was claimed on waivers by the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers on Thursday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Fritz Pollard to urge expansion of Rooney Rule
The Fritz Pollard Alliance will suggest that the Rooney Rule be expanded beyond head coaches and general managers in an effort to increase minority hiring throughout the league.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Demi Lovato to perform anthem at Super Bowl
Pop star Demi Lovato will open the Super Bowl in Miami by performing the national anthem.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

49ers GM Lynch wins PFWA Executive of the Year
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch won the Executive of the Year award from the Pro Football Writers of America on Thursday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Source: AB's agent terminating relationship
Agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated his relationship with Antonio Brown until the free-agent receiver seeks counseling, according to an NFLPA source.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

New Orleans police issue arrest warrant for OBJ
The New Orleans Police Department has issued an arrest warrant accusing Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. of simple battery of a Superdome security officer.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Pass-rushers wanted: Seahawks enter offseason needing more pressure
Getting a pass-rush boost, be it through re-signing their personnel or making moves, is task No. 1 for Seattle.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Major changes coming for Eagles as they usher in youth movement
With the third-oldest roster in 2019, the oft-injured Eagles plan to reverse the aging process by making room for the next generation this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Davante Adams: Packers have 'a better way to attack' 49ers this time
The Packers, who lost their first meeting with the 49ers 37-8, appear to be relishing the underdog role heading into their rematch.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Fortune favors the bold: Chiefs didn't need a QB when they drafted Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs took Mahomes during the 2017 draft despite having a Pro Bowl QB on the roster in Alex Smith.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

From Dolphins discard to Titans treasure, Ryan Tannehill had 'to move on'
As the Titans prepare for the AFC title game, their quarterback has come a long way -- from seven years in Miami to a starting role in Nashville.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Meet the 2020 NFL draft QB class: Everything you need to know
Joe Burrow. Tua Tagovailoa. Justin Herbert. And plenty more. Get to know the top QBs of the 2020 class.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

The amazing (but heartbreaking) legacy of new Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson
A cautionary tale of two personalities destined to clash.

ESPN NFL
Jan 16, 2020

Meet the Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class -- Paul Tagliabue, Donnie Shell and more
A look at the 15 men -- including Jimmy Johnson, Paul Tagliabue and Alex Karras -- in the Hall of Fame's Centennial Class, which was announced on Wednesday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

NFL playoffs conference championship round: Biggest injury questions for all four teams
Get the latest scoop from inside NFL locker rooms on who's in and who's out this weekend.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Sources: Bears hiring DeFilippo as QB coach
John DeFilippo, who spent this past season as Jacksonville's offensive coordinator, is being hired as quarterbacks coach by the Chicago Bears, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Sore ankle forces 49ers' Kittle to miss practice
49ers tight end George Kittle was a surprise addition to the team's participation report after he did not practice Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Steve Gleason given Congressional Gold Medal
Former NFL player Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest civilan honor bestowed by Congress -- for his work as an advocate for people with ALS.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Luke Kuechly set 'amazing example' with decision
Earnhardt, who retired because of head injuries, says it's promising that more athletes are becoming better educated about their health.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Veteran referee Vinovich heads Super Bowl crew
Veteran referee Bill Vinovich will head the crew for the Super Bowl in Miami.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Chiefs' Chris Jones misses practice, but Travis Kelce works out
Jones would be a big presence in the middle of the Chiefs' defensive line against Titans RB Derrick Henry.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Burrow: OBJ handed out real cash to LSU players
QB Joe Burrow said the money handed out on the field to LSU players by Browns receiver and former Tigers star Odell Beckham Jr. was real. "I'm not a student-athlete anymore, so I can say yeah," Burrow told Barstool Sports in a podcast interview.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Which LaFleur -- Mike or Matt -- will join their parents at the Super Bowl?
Denny and Kristi LaFleur will have their loyalties divided in the NFC Championship Game with a son on each sideline.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Sources: Giants interviewing Garrett for OC job
Former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is interviewing with the Giants for their offensive coordinator position, according to sources.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Giants interview Garrett for OC job, sources say
Former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett interviewed with the Giants on Wednesday for their offensive coordinator position, according to sources.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Pearson disappointed in Hall snub, still hopeful
Drew Pearson became the only member of the NFL's 1970s All-Decade team to be left out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he was passed up for enshrinement as part of its Centennial Class.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

NFL players considering retirement in the 2020 offseason: 16 who could walk away
Which players have publicly mulled whether to play football in 2020? Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Greg Olsen lead the list.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

30 trades that shaped the NFL season: Barnwell ranks from worst to first
Ryan Tannehill turned around a franchise, and a few other former Dolphins have shaken up the league. These are the trades that shaped the season.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

2020 NFL draft order: Top 28 picks set, with Bengals and Redskins at the top
The Bengals are on the clock for April's draft, followed by the Redskins. Here is the final order for picks 1-28.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald back for 17th season
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning for a 17th season.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

How Joe Judge rose from unheralded assistant to the Giants' guy
Connections to Bill Belichick and Nick Saban and a great interview made Judge New York's next coach.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Kevin Stefanski brings alignment and shared vision to Browns
Who knows if Stefanski will be the right coach for the Browns, but the franchise has a "collective vision," and that's a welcomed change.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

How two trades helped catapult the Titans to the AFC title game
Titans GM Jon Robinson shrewdly used the trade market to build a core that has the Titans one game from the Super Bowl.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

How the Packers overhauled everything to get back to the NFC Championship Game
From president to players, the Packers revamped their franchise from top to bottom in the three years since last playing for a trip to the Super Bowl.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

WR Carmichael, Steve Sabol selected for HOF
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael and former NFL Films president Steve Sabol were among six members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class revealed Wednesday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Tagliabue, Steve Sabol among 13 picked for HOF
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt as he was among the 15 members of the Hall's Centennial Class announced Wednesday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 15, 2020

Luke Kuechly retirement signals total rebuild for Panthers
New Panthers coach Matt Rhule rebuilt two college programs, and he's facing a third project after the retirement of a franchise cornerstone.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Tua to throw ahead of draft, but not at combine
Tua Tagovailoa's agent said the former Alabama quarterback will be healthy enough to work out ahead of the draft, but won't participate at the NFL scouting combine.

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Jan 14, 2020

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly announces retirement at 28
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring at age 28 after eight seasons in the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

NFL players respond to Kuechly's surprise retirement at age 28
From teammates and opponents, tributes poured in for retiring LB.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

NFL players respond to Luke Kuechly's surprise retirement at age 28
From teammates and opponents, tributes poured in for retiring LB Luke Kuechly.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Source: Marinelli hired as Raiders' new DL coach
Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will replace Brentson Buckner as the Raiders' defensive line coach, a source told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Rooney: NFL to re-evaluate coach hiring process
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, whose family was instrumental in the creation of the NFL's diverse hiring policy, expressed disappointment in the lack of minority head coaches hired this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Lack of diverse hires concern Steelers' Rooney
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, whose family was instrumental in the creation of the NFL's diverse hiring policy, expressed disappointment in the lack of minority head coaches hired this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Falcons plan uniform change for the first time in 17 years
The Falcons are looking for a fresh start coming off another losing season, something that's extending all the way to a new on-field look.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Panthers LB Kuechly announces retirement at 28
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring at age 28 after eight seasons in the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Sources: LSU's Brady to become Panthers' OC
Joe Brady, 30, will return to the NFL as the league's youngest active offensive coordinator.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

PAL cuts ties with AB, returns donation after 'rift'
The Hollywood (Florida) Police Athletic League has severed ties with Antonio Brown after the former receiver's obscene outburst toward officers has caused an "irreparable rift."

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Browns' Stefanski: 'Sky is the limit' for Mayfield
New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said quarterback Baker Mayfield is "legit" and "has a chance to take off" under his tutelage.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Final 2019 NFL MVP rankings: Lamar Jackson is obviously No. 1, but who follows?
All eight of our expert voters agree that Jackson is the NFL's MVP for the 2019 regular season. Who else is in the mix?

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Chargers great Antonio Gates officially retires
Chargers great Antonio Gates is officially retiring after 16 seasons with the team and will join the front office as an ambassador.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Parkland team to run plays on Super Bowl field
The football team at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting will get a taste of what it's like to play in the Super Bowl.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

How Jerry Rice yelling at Deion Sanders helped shape the 2019 49ers
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch have embraced the many living legends of Niners lore to bring their current team to the same heights that made San Francisco a dynasty.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Chad Johnson trying out for XFL as kicker
Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson has a tryout for the NFL -- as a kicker. He once kicked for the Bengals in a preseason game.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Eight years, three teams: How Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur got here together
Mike Shanahan knew the duo was "going to get to the next level," and they did so quickly. Now they meet as head coaches, leading the top two teams in the NFC.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Picking the biggest looming free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams
Will the Titans give Ryan Tannehill a big contract? Will Jadeveon Clowney leave Seattle? Here are the roster questions facing every team.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

The biggest free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams
Will the Titans give Ryan Tannehill a big contract? Will Jadeveon Clowney leave Seattle? Here are the roster questions facing every team.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

The biggest free-agent decisions for all 32 teams
Will the Titans give their QB a big deal? Will Jadeveon Clowney leave Seattle? Here are the big questions.

ESPN NFL
Jan 14, 2020

Tinsley: The amazing (but heartbreaking) legacy of Jimmy Johnson
The two-time Super Bowl winner's tearful invitation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a reminder of a Cowboys dominance that once seemed eternal and a cautionary tale of two personalities destined to clash.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Diversity group rips NFL's 'abysmal' hiring record
The Fritz Pollard Alliance issued a sharp reaction Monday to the NFL's recent coaching hires, saying that the league's "abysmal record of hiring people of color in high ranking levels of NFL management" is due to a "flawed system" that must be changed.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Sources: Nagy, Bears hire veteran Lazor as OC
Veteran assistant Bill Lazor, 47, who was offensive coordinator for both the Dolphins and Bengals, will take on the same role with the Bears in 2020, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Chiefs' bad-luck fan to steer clear of Titans game
The fan who went viral for leaving Arrowhead Stadium with the Chiefs down big to the Texans on Sunday says he has accepted his propensity to bring bad luck and will sit out the AFC Championship Game.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Source: Stefanski given 5-year deal with Browns
Kevin Stefanski has been handed a five-year contract to take over as the 18th full-time Cleveland Browns coach, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Packers to closely dissect Week 12 loss to 49ers
Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur said a thorough review of a 37-8 loss to San Francisco is on his to-do list before Sunday's NFC title game.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Shanahan expects Playoff Packers to be different
In preparing for the NFC title game, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan warned his players to forget San Francisco's 37-8 win over Green Bay on Nov. 24, saying "everyone knows how good Green Bay is, how good their coaching staff is, how good their players are."

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Chung has drug charge conditionally dismissed
Patriots safety Patrick Chung had a cocaine possession charge conditionally dismissed on Monday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Eli wins '20 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has won the 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award for exemplifying outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Better (to get hot) late than never for Aaron Rodgers, Packers' Super Bowl chances
After a relatively average December for their franchise QB, the Packers got "typical Aaron" on Sunday, just in time for their rematch with the 49ers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Pats C Andrews optimistic about playing in 2020
Patriots center David Andrews is optimistic he can return to the team in 2020 after being sidelined this season with blood clots in his lungs.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Vikes' goal in OC search: Continuity for Cousins
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings will run the same offensive system in 2020, prioritizing continuity around quarterback Kirk Cousins as Minnesota searches for its fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons.

ESPN NFL
Jan 13, 2020

Jags, OC DeFilippo part ways after 1 season
The Jacksonville Jaguars and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo have mutually agreed to part ways after just one season, the team announced Monday.

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