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What charges could mean for Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Feb 22, 2019 04:05 PM EDT

Kraft is facing charges of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. What will the consequences be for him and the NFL?

Pats' Kraft facing charges of soliciting prostitute

Feb 22, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

Police in Florida say they have videotape of Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor in Florida.

Source: Steelers would prefer to trade AB to NFC

Feb 22, 2019 03:13 PM EDT

The Steelers would prefer to trade Antonio Brown to an NFC team, while the Patriots and teams in the AFC North are considered no-trade zones, a source told ESPN.

Source: Bears to release embattled kicker Parkey

Feb 22, 2019 06:47 PM EDT

The Chicago Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey following a difficult season, a league source confirmed. Parkey missed eight field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder that would have beaten the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

Pats, Rams get two compensatory picks in Rd. 3

Feb 22, 2019 04:14 PM EDT

The Patriots, Cardinals and Redskins each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded on Friday.

Source: QB Haskins to throw at NFL combine

Feb 22, 2019 08:32 AM EDT

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will officially throw at the NFL combine, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Patriots' D. McCourty says he's not ready to retire

Feb 21, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

Although he contemplated retiring if the Patriots won the Super Bowl, safety Devin McCourty, 31, told the Sports Spectrum podcast that he's going to return for a 10th season with New England.

GM: Roethlisberger can criticize whom he pleases

Feb 20, 2019 07:07 PM EDT

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says Ben Roethlisberger is the "unquestioned leader" of the locker room who can publicly criticize teammates -- such as Antonio Brown -- if he sees fit.

Barnwell predicts AFC East moves: Time for life without Gronk?

Feb 22, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

There could be big changes in New England this offseason. The Jets, meanwhile, have money to spend, and everyone is still chasing the Pats.

Why Bills should consider trading sacks leader Jerry Hughes

Feb 22, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

With quality pass-rushers likely to be available in the draft and free agency, the timing might be right for Buffalo to revamp its defensive front.

Antonio Brown trade: Steelers' hefty price, what new team is getting

Feb 22, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Brown and the Steelers agree a trade is best. Now the stage is set for negotiations, which creates a new set of questions.

Getting the NFL's five biggest spenders out of salary-cap hell

Feb 21, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

The Eagles are currently more than $22 million over the salary cap. How can they, and four other teams, save money?

Can Saints keep Mark Ingram from leaving in free agency?

Feb 21, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

Ingram is closing in on 30 but remains productive; the Saints have minimal cap space. Whether they stick together could depend on the market.

Eli Manning, Olivier Vernon among potential Giants cap cuts

Feb 22, 2019 09:44 AM EDT

The Giants could free up a lot of salary-cap space by cutting some big names, but signs point to them sticking with their high-profile veterans.

Behind-the-scenes game-day jobs you never knew existed

Jan 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

The 93-year-old Spurs lifer. The ice crew in Tampa upholding the work of a sick colleague. The groundskeeper fighting the Buffalo snow. What really happens on game day?

Predicting NFL offseason dominoes: Seven free agents who could cause ripples

Feb 21, 2019 08:52 AM EDT

One signing or trade can dictate several more moves. Let's lay out destinations for seven potential free agents, then predict what comes next.

Should the Buccaneers trade, keep or cut Gerald McCoy?

Feb 20, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

McCoy is on the books for $13 million next season, a steep figure for the cap-strapped Bucs. So what are the team's options? Let's explore.

In 24 hours, Deion Sanders played two sports in two cities, a thousand miles apart.

Feb 21, 2019 10:03 AM EDT


Bo Jackson hit 500-foot home runs and ran over linebackers. A look at the man and the myths that captured our collective imagination.

Feb 21, 2019 09:06 AM EDT


49ers won't take him, but Kyler Murray moves will impact Niners' draft

Feb 18, 2019 08:40 AM EDT

The Heisman Trophy winner won't be a 49er, but his pick to play football could mean a big draft for the 49ers in other ways.

Does Gruden really love Kyler Murray? Should the Raiders draft him?

Feb 21, 2019 09:39 AM EDT

The Senior Bowl revealed the Raiders' affection for the Heisman winner, but does that mean he could go to Oakland at No. 4 in the NFL draft?

Steelers' sensible scenarios for replacing Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell

Feb 20, 2019 08:36 AM EDT

Moving on from one is tough; parting with both is a talent drain. Here are a few options for the Steelers to make the best of a bad situation.

How the NFL's worst quarterbacks can improve in 2019

Feb 19, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

All five of the rookies drafted in the first round in 2018 finished in the bottom 10 in QBR last season. How can they take the next step?

RG3: Lamar Jackson will develop into a more accurate passer

Feb 19, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

It will be a team effort in the evolution of Jackson and the passing game, and Robert Griffin III says that includes committing to his style of play in Year 2.

Panthers must weigh pros, cons if considering Colin Kaepernick

Feb 19, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

The Panthers could use a reliable backup QB, but is the risk of adding Colin Kaepernick worth the potential reward?

NFL franchise tag predictions: 14 teams that could use it

Feb 18, 2019 07:39 AM EDT

Jadeveon Clowney is among the players who could get tagged as early as Tuesday. NFL Nation reporters make their predictions.

Everything you need to know about the NFL's 2019 franchise tag

Feb 18, 2019 07:39 AM EDT

Having trouble figuring out the NFL's franchise and transition tags? We walk you through the ins and outs of the system.

Picking players who need a change of scenery on all 32 NFL teams

Feb 11, 2019 08:36 PM EDT

The Steelers resetting without Antonio Brown and the Bears bouncing their kicker are among the moves predicted.


NCAA Football

College football trades we'd make if we could

Feb 19, 2019 07:37 PM EDT

What if college football teams could shake up their rosters with a trade or two? Here are nine we'd like to see, including another move for former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant.

Oregon spring football preview: Can the Ducks make a CFP push?

Feb 21, 2019 07:02 PM EDT

With star quarterback Justin Herbert and arguably the Pac-12's most talented roster, Oregon could be the conference's best hope.

Leach to teach WSU class on war and football

Feb 22, 2019 05:45 PM EDT

Washington State head coach Mike Leach will teach a five-class seminar at the university's Pullman campus this spring titled "Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies."

Bama, West Virginia book home-and-home series

Feb 22, 2019 04:54 PM EDT

The Crimson Tide will visit the Mountaineers in 2026, and West Virginia will return the trip the following season.

Anchored Down! Mason lands Vandy extension

Feb 22, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

The Vanderbilt Commodores have extended the contract of head football coach Derek Mason.

Minnesota's Fleck 'saddened' by Kill's criticism

Feb 22, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck says he is "saddened" by critical remarks from former coach Jerry Kill suggesting Fleck cares more about himself than his players.

Source: QB Haskins to throw at NFL combine

Feb 22, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will officially throw at the NFL combine, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Former five-star LB Phillips transferring to Miami

Feb 21, 2019 09:55 PM EDT

Former UCLA linebacker/defensive end Jaelan Phillips is transferring to Miami, he announced Thursday night on Twitter.

Date changes expected for Auburn-Georgia series

Feb 20, 2019 07:30 PM EDT

The SEC is expected to move the Auburn-Georgia series from its traditional spot in late November to early October beginning in 2020, Georgia president Jere Morehead confirmed to reporters on Wednesday.

Oklahoma 2019 spring football preview: Hurts helps offense, but can defense keep up?

Feb 22, 2019 09:33 AM EDT

The Sooners' offense -- with new quarterback Jalen Hurts -- should keep rolling. But can the defense improve enough to make Oklahoma title-worthy?

How K-State changed its image -- and fans' minds on new coach

Feb 20, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

The Wildcats shed their old-school image by introducing new coach Chris Klieman with a behind-the-scenes social media campaign that shifted public opinion.

2019 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Kiper goes 1-32 on the first-round picks

Feb 17, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Alabama's Quinnen Williams is one of several game-wreckers in Round 1. Mel projects Picks 1-32 in April's draft, and it's heavy on pass-rushers.

FSU spring football preview: Uncertain future for Seminoles

Feb 08, 2019 01:40 PM EDT

Florida State's program is no longer at the top of the ACC. Can a strong secondary vault the Seminoles back toward dominance?

Source: Applewhite to join Alabama's staff in '19

Feb 20, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

Major Applewhite, who was fired as Houston's football head coach in December, is joining Alabama's staff as an analyst, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Harbaugh taking Michigan to South Africa in May

Feb 19, 2019 03:11 PM EDT

Jim Harbaugh is taking Michigan's football team to South Africa in May.

Miami punter's tattoos, size create viral sensation

Feb 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

Living in a villa in Bali, owning a tattoo parlor and working construction in Australia. Here's how Miami's Louis Hedley became a signing-day star.

Ohio State 2019 spring football preview: A new era for the Buckeyes

Feb 18, 2019 07:21 PM EDT

Ryan Day takes over for Urban Meyer, with Georgia QB transfer Justin Fields getting a chance to lead the offense.

Ex-Colorado player T.J. Cunningham fatally shot

Feb 18, 2019 09:26 PM EDT

Former Colorado and Seahawks player Anthony "T.J." Cunningham died Monday after he was fatally shot in a dispute over a parking space.


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