OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Lamar Jackson has a simple explanation for why he decided to participate in voluntary practices for the Baltimore Ravens this year.
Aaron Rodgers never made it past warmups in his first New York Jets practice in front of the media. The 39-year-old quarterback strained a calf while participating in conditioning drills Tuesday. Rodgers watched quarterback drills and remained on the field during practice, but was without his helmet and threw no passes. Rodgers downplayed the injury and said it's not too serious.
Aaron Rodgers nearly upended the NFL schedule two years ago when he told some within the Green Bay Packers organization that he didn't want to return to the team. For the sake and sanity of those in the league's scheduling department, cooler heads prevailed. Rodgers was on the move during this offseason with his trade to the New York Jets, but it was planned well enough in advance that the league and its network partners could get in their requests. The Jets will make six prime-time appearances and have four games in the Sunday afternoon late window.
Only the NFL can turn a schedule release into a two-day event that dominates sports headlines in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs. Social media crews for the league's 32 teams outdid themselves with clever, hilarious ways to reveal the full slate of dates and opponents after the NFL released many of the spotlight games through their network partners Wednesday and early Thursday. It's probably only a matter of time before the league releases the schedule over a week-long stretch. Captivated football fans eat it up. It works.
Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will kick off the 2023 season against the upstart Detroit Lions in a matchup of high-powered offenses while Aaron Rodgers will make his New York Jets debut on "Monday Night Football" against the Buffalo Bills. Coming off their second championship in four seasons, the Chiefs will host the Lions on Sept. 7 on "Thursday Night Football." Fans will get their first look at Rodgers in his new green-and-white No. 8 Jets jersey when New York hosts Josh Allen and the Bills in an AFC East battle on Sept. 11, according to early details released Thursday on this year's NFL schedule.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Having spent the past several months meeting President Joe Biden, raising millions of dollars for his charitable foundation and promoting the benefits of CPR training, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin can focus now on the next big objective in his life: returning to football.
The Bills' GM said Tuesday that Hamlin is in Orchard Park and working out as the team begins its offseason program this week.
HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have their potential backup to Jimmy Garoppolo, returning to a familiar place to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday.
Lamar Jackson said he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens, adding that the team “has not been interested in meeting my value.” The star quarterback said Monday in a series of tweets that he requested a trade as of March 2. On March 7, the Ravens put the nonexclusive franchise tag on Jackson and said they were still hopeful they could reach a long-term deal with him.
Dont’a Hightower is making a quiet exit to a memorable career with the New England Patriots. The veteran linebacker who did not play last season announced his retirement from the NFL in an essay posted on the Players’ Tribune website. It ends a decade-long run in New England that included three Super Bowl rings and a pair of Pro Bowl selections.
Former Green Bay Packers receiver Allen Lazard signed a four-year contract with the Jets on Friday, a deal worth $44 million and includes $22 million guaranteed. Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Gardner Minshew also found new homes.
The Buffalo Bills coaching staff has a big hole to fill at defensive coordinator after Leslie Frazier informed the team he is taking a year off from coaching but plans to return for the 2024 season.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce promised thousands of fans celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl championship Wednesday that the team will be back for more. During a boisterous victory rally at downtown's Union Station after a parade, Mahomes and Kelce joked about “experts” who predicted the just-concluded NFL season would be a rebuilding year for the Chiefs, who defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will undergo surgery on his injured elbow later this month and should be fully recovered by training camp, as well as other news from around the NFL on Wednesday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator.
Bison, the great mammal of the Great Plains, roamed here for thousands of years. Learn about this county's namesake at a new exhibit at the Trails & Rails Museum.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence understands the Jacksonville Jaguars will look different next season. But he's confident they have the nucleus in place to be an annual playoff contender for years to come.
The Bills posted video on social media apparently showing Hamlin arriving at their locker room and the message “Welcome home, Damar.”
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin gained support from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday.
With more than $8.7 million in donations pouring in from roughly 245,000 donors since Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during a Jan. 2 game in Cincinnati, the Chasing M's Foundation has taken on an unimagined scale.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remained in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Saturday, five days after c…
It was a horrific scene, no doubt.
The NFL will not resume the Bills-Bengals game that was suspended Monday night after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest on the field, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Millard West alum Harrison Phillips knew he wanted to help Damar Hamlin, a former teammate. So he made a phone call and did just that.
A number of fans have suggested that rather than announcing the starting lineup before Sunday's game, the Bills should announce the names of the medical staff.