CHICAGO — Former NFL All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman is training to become an FBI agent, sources confirmed to ESPN Tuesday evening. The Chicago Tribune first reported the news. According to multiple ESPN sources, Tillman is currently at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Tillman, 36, earned a criminal justice degree from the University of
PITTSBURGH — Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) might be available for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, giving credence to Watt’s belief that the injury isn’t serious. When Watt got hurt in the second quarter of Sunday’s 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings, it was Anthony Chickillo who replaced
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Already down two starters at linebacker, the San Francisco 49ers will be without strong safety Eric Reid in Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday evening that Reid suffered an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, would not be available to
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matthew Stafford laid on the ground for a minute and then grabbed at his facemask. As he walked off the field after a play that was ruled a fumble, he went to the bench, continually rubbing at his face after apparently getting poked in the eye. Lions trainers looked at him
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s status for Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions remains in limbo. It likely won’t be known until 90 minutes prior to the contest whether his injured ankle will allow him to play. The Giants plan is to have Beckham run through the
OAKLAND — Marshawn Lynch got hyphy on the sideline, the Oakland native dancing and celebrating his homecoming and a big Raiders lead with more than 12 minutes to play Sunday. It only got better from there for the Raiders in a 45-20 victory over their old AFL rivals, the New York Jets, with Lynch scoring
NEW ORLEANS — Safety Kenny Vaccaro was benched during the New Orleans Saints‘ blowout loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday amid reports that the Saints may be looking to trade him. Vaccaro, a first-round draft pick in 2013, said he was surprised by the benching — despite his admitted struggles in the Saints’
BALTIMORE — Joe Thomas‘ 10,000th consecutive play was like most of his first 9,999: workmanlike and productive. The Cleveland Browns‘ left tackle had a nice influence block on a run play to help Isaiah Crowell gain 9 yards with just less than 10 minutes left in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings believe quarterback Sam Bradford will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh due to an injured left knee, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The team plans to work out the veteran quarterback pregame and make a decision then, the source said. With concern regarding the health of Bradford, the
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants believe there is a “good chance” wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play Monday night against the Detroit Lions, but the decision is still “up in the air,” a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The team will know more about Beckham’s status after Sunday, the source said.