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Titans offensive line embarrassed by Jaguars in prime-time defeat

Sep 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

Penalties and sacks unravel all opportunities for the Titans in a lifeless, lackluster loss in Jacksonville.

Accuser says Brown sent 'intimidating' texts

Sep 20, 2019 02:43 AM EDT

The lawyer for a woman who earlier this week alleged sexual misconduct by Antonio Brown reached out to the NFL on Thursday night after the Patriots receiver apparently sent what were described as threatening text messages to her client, SI is reporting.

Minshew: 'Gotta make the most of' opportunity

Sep 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew won his first game as an NFL starter, leading the Jaguars to a 20-7 win over the Titans on Thursday night.

Brady turns off TNF, citing 'ridiculous penalties'

Sep 19, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted his displeasure over the high number of penalties in the first half of Thursday night's Titans-Jaguars game and said he was turning off the broadcast.

Ramsey: Jags' disrespect led to trade request

Sep 19, 2019 09:10 PM EDT

Jalen Ramsey said on Uninterrupted's "17 Weeks" podcast that "some disrespectful things were said" in a conversation he had with Jaguars management after last Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Sources: Fins switch to QB Rosen, add Taco to D

Sep 19, 2019 05:12 PM EDT

The Miami Dolphins are making the switch to Josh Rosen at quarterback and claimed defensive end Taco Charlton off waivers, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Sherman: Players dictating moves good for all

Sep 19, 2019 07:39 PM EDT

San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman said Thursday that players aren't the only ones benefiting from the increasing trend of players forcing trades to teams they prefer, pointing out the excitement of such trades benefits the league as a whole.

Sources: Owners propose stiffer holdout penalties

Sep 19, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

During recent collective bargaining talks with the players' union, some NFL owners have proposed harsher penalties for players holding out of training camp, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano. The current agreement ends after the 2020 season.

The NFL's 11% Club: Barnwell ranks the 0-2 teams from done to long shot

Sep 19, 2019 09:41 AM EDT

Nine NFL teams have lost their first two games, including the Steelers, who also lost their starting quarterback. Do any of them have any hope?

Can Patrick Mahomes be the first to 6K passing yards and 60 TDs?

Sep 19, 2019 05:37 PM EDT

It's early, but the Chiefs QB is on pace for record numbers a season after he became just the second player to pass for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.

How a bet on Patrick Mahomes paid for Air Force technician's wedding

Sep 19, 2019 05:45 PM EDT

Air Force surgical technician Nathan Carnahan and fiancée, Israel Ritnour, will celebrate a wedding and honeymoon financed, in part, by Carnahan taking long odds on Mahomes for MVP.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 3: A little perspective

Sep 19, 2019 02:13 PM EDT

"Patience or panic" is a common theme after two weeks in fantasy football. Matthew Berry offers worthwhile perspective along with his usual lineup advice.

Daniel Jones brings new dimensions to Giants' offense

Sep 19, 2019 09:54 AM EDT

The Giants hope their athletic rookie QB will provide a boost with the deep ball, tight-window throws and by making more plays outside the pocket.

Sean Payton has the brains, bravado to win without Drew Brees

Sep 19, 2019 01:16 PM EDT

Payton has never won a game without Brees, but don't let that fool you -- Payton's perfectly suited to guide the Saints through these uncharted times.

Biggest Week 3 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams: Latest on Johnson, Singletary, Williams and more

Sep 18, 2019 06:37 PM EDT

The three running backs are among the players in question for Week 3. Get the latest updates on their prognoses from our NFL Nation reporters.

NFL veteran Vontae Davis quit the NFL midgame. Here's what happened next

Sep 17, 2019 01:22 PM EDT

One year ago, Vontae Davis walked off a football field for the last time ... in the middle of a game. Now he revisits the moment that shocked the NFL and where it's taken him since.

Timeline of Ramsey's tumultuous tenure with Jaguars

Sep 18, 2019 08:31 AM EDT

In three-plus seasons, the cornerback has been a mainstay in the headlines because of his talent and brash personality.

Raiders' Richie Incognito ready to move forward after two-game suspension

Sep 18, 2019 08:15 PM EDT

Fresh off sitting out the first two games, the left guard is ready to go to work for the Raiders and play in an NFL game for the first time since 2017.

Inside Julio Jones' first touchdown -- which was almost taken away

Sep 19, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

Jones will return to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time on Sunday since catching his first NFL TD there in 2011 -- but the play almost didn't count.

Baker Mayfield and the new world of expectations in Cleveland

Sep 18, 2019 08:32 AM EDT

The Browns have high hopes. Yes, the Browns. And it's not because of OBJ. It's because of the franchise QB. Is he ready to be a legend? Another Browns legend thinks so.

Fan gets Odell Beckham Jr. autograph tattooed after Monday Night Football

Sep 19, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

One lucky fan is the proud owner of one-of-a-kind OBJ autograph ink. Yep, dreams do come true.

Eli Manning's legacy through the eyes of those who know him best

Sep 18, 2019 09:41 AM EDT

The Giants' easygoing legend with a humble personality left an indelible impression with his work ethic, pranks and a surprising Super Bowl speech.

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings - 1-32 poll, plus the most pleasant surprise for each team

Sep 15, 2019 08:00 PM EDT

While we track teams moving up (Cowboys, Ravens) and down (Saints, Steelers) in our rankings, we also identify each team's early-season surprise.

Steelers' move for Minkah Fitzpatrick bold, calculated -- and a bit desperate

Sep 17, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

The Steelers feel strongly enough about Fitzpatrick’s talent to justify giving up any pick the team can muster in April’s draft. It's risky.

2019 NFL trade tracker: Latest deals and rumors before the deadline

Sep 10, 2019 05:07 PM EDT

Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers. Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks. Laremy Tunsil to the Texans. Here's every NFL trade since training camp.

Projected 2020 NFL draft order: Who has the No. 1 pick?

Sep 17, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

The Dolphins could have two top-10 picks, plus a first-round pick in the 20s.


NCAA Football

College Football Playoff breakdown: An early look at top contenders

Mar 02, 2020 05:12 PM EDT

Preseason projections are out, so it's time to look at the playoff path for the nation's top teams.

How does Texas football get back on track?

Feb 21, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

Texas claimed it was "back" after a Sugar Bowl win in 2018. After a down 2019 season, how do the Longhorns return to glory?

OSU spring practice opens with eye on future QBs

Mar 02, 2020 08:11 PM EDT

The opening of Ohio State's spring practice Monday began the competition to determine the Buckeyes' likely starting quarterback of the future.

Mistrial declared for ex-UNC player in agent case

Mar 02, 2020 03:33 PM EDT

Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels in 2010, but after more than seven hours of deliberations, the jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any charge.

Nebraska WR Spielman taking leave of absence

Mar 02, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman is taking a leave of absence for a personal health matter.

Kansas State promotes Klanderman to DC

Mar 02, 2020 08:41 AM EDT

Kansas State has promoted safeties coach Joe Klanderman to defensive coordinator, the school announced Monday.

Sources: Bama adds new strength coach in Ballou

Mar 01, 2020 05:13 PM EDT

Alabama has reached an agreement with Indiana's David Ballou to replace longtime Crimson Tide head strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran, sources told ESPN.

Vols' Middleton faces domestic assault charge

Feb 29, 2020 02:56 PM EDT

According to a police report, Vols lineman Darel Middleton was arrested for allegedly pushing his girlfriend to the ground after she tried to break up an altercation between him and another man.

Spartans hire K-State's Hazelton as new DC

Feb 28, 2020 08:16 PM EDT

Scottie Hazelton, who spent last season as Kansas State's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, has been hired as Michigan State's defensive coordinator, the Spartans announced Friday.

NFL draft's Spider-Man meme: The other Lamar Jackson

Feb 20, 2020 03:27 PM EDT

There's the MVP QB Lamar Jackson, and then there's the Nebraska cornerback navigating the NFL draft process this spring. Is there enough room in the NFL for two Lamar Jacksons?

College football offseason preview: MAC East

Feb 20, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

Bill Connelly starts his offseason preview series with the MAC East where Akron's trying to get a win, Kent State's looking to build off a bowl win and Ohio is trying to break through with a conference title.

10 teams off to a fast start in 2021 recruiting

Feb 27, 2020 08:26 AM EDT

Ohio State and Clemson are among the teams who have already built strong recruiting corps for the Class of 2021.

Which prospects rose up the new ESPN Jr. 300 rankings?

Feb 26, 2020 08:10 AM EDT

There are 12 five-star prospects in the latest ESPN Jr. 300, one of whom was previously unranked.

How Isaiah Simmons became the linebacker of the future

Nov 27, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

The Tigers' star linebacker was an athlete who didn't fit a traditional position. Then he started wreaking havoc. Now he is a future top NFL draft pick.

Police: Student joyrides on ATV damage LSU field

Feb 28, 2020 06:39 PM EDT

A 19-year-old LSU student is accused of breaking into the football stadium on two different nights and both times taking a Kawasaki MULE ATV parked inside and driving it on the field, causing thousands of dollars in damage.


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