EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws the ball in the first half against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Six most overpaid NFL quarterbacks in 2016

Andrew Luck is buying if there’s ever an occasion when a group of active NFL quarterbacks go out for dinner. The Colts signed their quarterback to a six-year, $139 million deal. It’s the biggest contract in NFL history, according to Spotrac. In this age of the $20 million quarterback, Luck now tops the list with […]

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 26:  Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan of the Chicago Bears gets carried off the field by defensive lineman Richard Dent #95 and teammate as they celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots in Super bowl XX at Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1996 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Bears won 46-10.  (Photy by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Buddy Ryan’s eight most memorable NFL moments

The NFL lost a colorful character on Tuesday. Buddy Ryan was so controversial that no one seems to agree on his age. ESPN.com says he died at 85. The New York Daily News says he was 82. There’s no debate, however, about the mark Ryan made in the NFL as a defensive innovator. He was the […]

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell jokes about ‘death’ after being hacked

The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and it was “reported” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died. He didn’t, though. It didn’t take long for news to surface that the commish was alive and well, and that the league’s account had been hacked. Goodell was supposedly playing golf with HOF quarterback Jim […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

NFL’s Twitter account hacked, fakes Roger Goodell’s death

Everyone’s getting hacked these days. Folks can no longer give an eye roll when an NFL player claims one of his social media accounts got hacked. Why? Tuesday it happened to the NFL in epic fashion. A prankster got ahold of the account one way or another and spoofed the death of commissioner Roger Goodell: […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 27: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is chased by Kelvin Sheppard #52 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from NFL OTAs

The 2016 NFL season is fast approaching and organized team activities are in full swing. Thirty-one teams held OTA sessions this week. The Rams begin theirs on May 31. These practices aren’t in pads, so there’s only so much that can be taken from them. But it’s the first time the rookies and veterans are […]

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 08: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball while defended by Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tyler Eifert could miss start of season

The ankle injury that Tyler Eifert suffered in the Pro Bowl has gone from a slight concern for the Bengals to a growing concern. The tight end was scheduled to have surgery Wednesday and could miss as many as two regular-season games, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Eifert hurt his left ankle in the […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates scoring a 14-yard touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eight rookies to watch during OTAs

Organized team activities, commonly known as OTAs, begin in earnest this week in the NFL. Each team is allowed 10 OTA sessions. The Cardinals, Browns, Colts, Eagles and 49ers began their OTAs last week and 26 teams begin theirs this week. The Rams start their OTAs on May 31. Rookies have had their orientation at rookie […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 01:  Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans is taken to the ground by Shawn Oakman #2 of the Baylor Bears and Andrew Billings #75 of the Baylor Bears during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bengals rookie Andrew Billings studying Geno Atkins on film

Andrew Billings is on the Atkins diet. No, the Bengals aren’t trying to make the 311-pound rookie defensive tackle lose weight. In this case Billings is being fed a steady diet of Geno Atkins film to study, according to ESPN.com. “I’ve seen pretty much everything I need to start doing,” Billings said. The parallels between […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 31:  William Jackson III #3 of the Houston Cougars returns an interception for a 55 yard touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores at TDECU Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Report suggests Bengals foiled Steelers’ draft plans

William Jackson III would be a Steeler now if the Bengals hadn’t drafted him one spot ahead of the Steelers. At least it seems that way according to a little nugget in Ed Bouchette’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers chat. The Steelers chose cornerback Artie Burns with the No. 25 pick. According to Bouchette, they had Burns ranked […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson the early favorite to be top pick in 2017 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft has been over for less than 72 hours, but a clear favorite has already emerged for the top pick in the 2017 draft. That player is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. A quick search for 2017 mock drafts has Watson dominating the top spot, often going to the Cleveland Browns at No. […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Eric Fisher (R) of Central Michigan Chippewas stands on stage with NFL COmmissioner Roger Goodell after Fisher was picked #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL’s 2016 fifth-year option tracker

The deadline for NFL teams to use the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round picks was late on Monday night. Here is a look at the 32 players from the first round who had their option picked up or declined: 1. OT Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs: Option picked up 2. OT Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville Jaguars: […]

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 22:   Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates after the Bruins stopped the USC Trojans on fourth down on the five yard line to take over on downs on the final play of the first quarter at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Six NFL teams that improved their roster most during the draft

Every team theoretically improves during the NFL draft. The league’s present and future is built on all 32 teams using the draft to build up rosters and find the next generation of stars. But not all improvement is made equal. Here are six teams that improved the most during the 2016 NFL draft: Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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