Julian Edelman‘s appeal of his four-game drug suspension will be heard Monday, and sources say he plans to mount a vigorous defense that questions the NFL’s handling of his case. ESPN reported earlier this month that the New England Patriots receiver is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. As the
ASHBURN, Virginia — It wasn’t just the quickness that stood out to Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith. Nor was it just the way Jamison Crowder caught the ball. Or the routes he ran. Jamison Crowder is entering his contract season, so he’s been working on staying healthy and establishing a relationship with Alex Smith. Patrick Smith/Getty
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Justin Watson can still remember how much his body ached, both the soreness in his legs and the blisters on his feet. It was during a particularly rough stretch of two-a-days the summer going into his senior year at South Fayette High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania.
Peyton Manning knows it’s not a matter of “if” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break his NFL record for career passing yards. “It’s just a matter of when,” Manning told NOLA.com on Friday during the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana. “He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time,”
A friend of Jameis Winston‘s who was with him the night the Buccaneers quarterback allegedly sexually abused an Uber driver says Winston left a party scene alone in the Uber car. That statement contradicts a third friend who has said publicly that Winston was never left alone with the driver. Winston, former Vanderbilt football player
4:20 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Gene Steratore has become the fourth NFL referee to retire this offseason — and the second this week — in what has become an unexpected exodus from the league. Steratore, whose last
The “Minneapolis Miracle” almost never happened, former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said earlier this week as he peeled back the curtain on one of the greatest recent moments in NFL postseason history. At an event for Denver Broncos season ticket holders, Keenum revealed he had planned to throw the ball to Adam Thielen but, upon
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers signed guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension on Friday that could keep him with the team through the 2021 season. The deal is worth a max of $18 million with $10 million in guarantees, the NFL Network reports. Tomlinson started 15 games at left guard
With rookies Christian Scotland-Williamson and Jordan Mailata both attempting to make the switch from rugby codes to the NFL, ESPN’s Mike Reiss caught up with Nate Ebner — a Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots and a U.S. Olympic Sevens rugby player — on the challenges they will face to make the grade.
TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL is planning to suspend Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t sweating their backup options. Enter Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bucs were cautiously optimistic all offseason but knew Winston could face discipline following an