Sam Bradford on track to start for Vikings in stadium opener

The writing was on the wall earlier this week, when word emerged that quarterback Sam Bradford took all of the first-team reps at practice on Wednesday. That didn’t change on Thursday or Friday, which means (as reported by ESPN) that Bradford will start on Sunday night for the Vikings against the Packers. From the moment the […]

Derek Carr compares mindset to that of Kobe Bryant

Maybe Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr knows something we don’t. It could also be that he grew up a fan of the Black Mamba himself. In speaking with local reporters on Wednesday, the third-year quarterback compared his mentality to that of Kobe Bryant. No, seriously. “In my head, I am a big Kobe (Bryant) fan. […]

Belichick using January loss to Dolphins to motivate Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — The high of beating the Arizona Cardinals didn’t last long for the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick is on to Miami, and that means looking at January’s embarrassing 20-10 loss to the Dolphins. It’s pretty clear Belichick is using that loss to knock down and inspire his team. He seemed borderline obsessed […]

Colin Kaepernick’s message is being heard loud and clear in San Francisco

The day before Monday night’s 49ers game, Reverend Dr. Amos Brown stood before his congregation at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood wearing a red large Colin Kaepernick jersey over a white dress shirt. His hair and beard covered in grey, he slowly pulled his aging body up to the pulpit, and looked […]

Colin Kaepernick continues national anthem protest during Week 1

Colin Kaepernick continues national anthem protest during Week 1

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest extended into the regular season Monday night, when the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback took a knee during the national anthem before the team’s season opener against the Rams. Kaepernick was joined by teammate Eric Reid as the two kneeled side by side while safety Antoine Bethea and linebacker Eli […]

Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory reportedly out of rehab

The Dallas Cowboys received some good news one day after their deflating Week 1 loss to the Giants. Suspended defensive end Randy Gregory was released from rehab and is back in Dallas, the Star-Telegram reported Monday. The team officially moved Gregory from the reserve/did not report list to the reserve/suspended list. Though he still can’t practice […]

SMU QB Matt Davis out for the season with a knee injury

SMU starting quarterback Matt Davis is out for the season with a knee injury. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound senior threw two touchdowns and also ran for 91 yards in the Mustangs opener, a 34-21 win at North Texas. Davis sat out SMU’s loss last weekend at Baylor, where highly regarded redshirt freshman Ben Hicks got the […]

Ron Rivera: Cam Newton is sore, but will play vs. 49ers

Panthers coach Ron Rivera made it clear this week that quarterback Cam Newton felt fine after sustaining a series of brutal hits in Thursday’s season-opening loss to the Broncos. On Monday, he made sure there was absolutely no confusion: Newton is sore, but he will play Sunday against the 49ers. “The only thing I’ll say […]

Russell Wilson undergoing precautionary X-rays on ankle

Russell Wilson undergoing precautionary X-rays on ankle

The Seattle Seahawks grinded out a 12-10 Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but they didn’t emerge entirely unscathed. According to a report by Bob Holtzman of ESPN, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is undergoing precautionary X-rays on his right ankle. Chris Wesseling of Around the NFL adds that Wilson suffered the injury […]