EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL schedule released: Sunday Night Football game times

NFL fans now have something to be excited about as the 2016 NFL schedule was released on Thursday night. Wednesday was all about the Warriors and Kobe’s farewell game, but the NFL stole the NBA’s thunder on Thursday and we now have a lot to look forward to. Without further adieu, here are the Sunday […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Quarterback Jared Goff #8 of California speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Four QBs locked into first round of 2016 NFL draft?

With less than three weeks to go before the start of the 2016 NFL draft, a clearer picture is starting to develop about where the top quarterbacks in the class will come off the board. According to Peter King of MMQB, four quarterbacks look like strong bets to be first-round picks. “Even this far out, […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Robert Nkemdiche #5 of the Mississippi Rebels in action against Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 NFL draft prospects with the most bust potential

The names of every player who could possibly be taken in the 2016 NFL draft are on the walls at 32 team headquarters around the league. The order of those names is different depending on each team’s assessment of the player. Some of those names might even have stars next to them. The fact of […]

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05:  Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy on the field before the Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers, Giants among NFL teams against playing in China

The NFL is committed to having a regular-season game in China by 2018, but not all teams are on board for making the trip around the world to play a meaningful game. According to Ashley Fox of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are among the teams that would be unwilling to play […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 6: Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up prior to playing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Highlighting the best players left in NFL free agency

NFL free agency is now three weeks old, meaning almost all the big names have long since signed new deals. Teams are now sorting through what’s left, hoping to find a quality player at a discount price among the second and third waves of free agency. Here are the best players left on the open […]

during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

NFL mock draft following free agency frenzy

The 2016 NFL draft is exactly a month away. The roster shuffling of the free-agent signing period has mostly subsided, and the big boards in draft headquarters around the NFL have shifted based on what happened in free agency. The Eagles and Dolphins made a trade involving the eighth and 13th picks, and even though […]

at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

5 NFL players most likely to haunt former teams in their division

There will be a lot of interesting divisional games in the 2016 NFL season. A lot of players have changed teams this offseason, and many of them are playing for former division rivals. Some of these players have been released and were picked up by another team in their division. Some of them were signed […]

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 02:  Head coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the field during the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 2, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arians says ‘soccer’ practice doesn’t help linemen

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the limits on training-camp practices has had an impact on the skill of linemen in the NFL. “Those guys aren’t getting any better practicing soccer,” Arians said Wednesday at the NFC coaches’ breakfast, according to Pro Football Talk. Arians was referring to non-contact practice “in shorts.” It’s not completely clear […]

at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Palo Alto, California.

NFC scout is lukewarm on Jared Goff

A scout from an unnamed NFC team has compared Cal quarterback Jared Goff to Jay Cutler. Ouch. Goff and Carson Wentz are considered head-and-shoulders above the rest as the top two quarterback prospects in the 2016 NFL draft, but not according to this anonymous NFC scout and two other scouts who talked to NJ.com about Goff. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos celebrates during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Malik Jackson on $90M deal: ‘I have to go earn all of it’

Malik Jackson signed a $90 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars after helping the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. The next step? Earning every cent of his mega deal. “It’s all written out and you earned it, but at the same time you have to go out there and earn it,” Jackson said, via […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 20:  Head coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons looks to the scoreboard during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 20, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

5 NFL coaches already on hot seat after first week of free agency

The balance of power in the NFL shifted, theoretically, during the first week of free agency with dozens of players changing teams. Where does that leave the coaches? Coaches of teams that are labeled “winners” in free agency will be feeling the heat in 2016. If they don’t translate these supposed roster improvements into more wins, they […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: Howie Roseman general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

NFL GM: ‘Big dropoff’ after top 10 players in 2016 NFL draft

An NFL general manager who recently moved his team into the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft believes there’s a steep dropoff after the top 10 players in this year’s class. “In the past few drafts, often we’d be picking lower in the first round, and we’d just miss out on a guy we had […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

10 biggest surprises during NFL free agency so far

The NFL free agency period opened this week with a few oohs and aahs. But what have been the biggest surprises so far? Here are 10 to start. (contract details courtesy of Spotrac) 10. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-Jets contract standoff Fitzpatrick had a career year in his first season with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards […]