IRVINE, Calif. — Sammy Watkins has been on the field with the Los Angeles Rams for three days and has been an active participant in only two practices. But he has already impressed starting quarterback Jared Goff with his grasp of the offense. “He’s been sharper than I’ve expected,” Goff said Wednesday. “That’s not saying
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Every day, every practice, every throw is part of the Denver Broncos‘ competition at quarterback between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Here’s a closer look at their day: Trevor Siemian Since Lynch will get the start Saturday night against San Francisco, Siemian opened with the second-team offense in team drills in
LATROBE, Pa. — When James Harrison wasn’t joking that he’ll play for the “Las Vegas Raiders” while in his 40s — a slight dig at the NFL’s probe into an offseason arm-wrestling event over potential gambling violations — the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker made clear he’s content with any role in the defense. Outside linebackers coach
The second episode of the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which is chronicling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ training camp this season, aired Tuesday night. Here’s a look at some of the highlights: The fall of Roberto Aguayo: The episode centers around the kicker’s struggles as he tries to fend off veteran Nick Folk. When Aguayo goes
OXNARD, Calif. — Jaylon Smith‘s long wait to return to Dallas Cowboys game action will come to an end on Saturday. Smith will play against the Indianapolis Colts, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. Smith has taken part in nine of the 12 padded practices so far in training camp, but he was
DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett tore his Achilles tendon and will have season-ending surgery, coach Adam Gase confirmed Tuesday. The injury occurred during Monday’s practice. Lippett started 13 games for the Dolphins last season and recorded 67 tackles and a team-high four interceptions. Before the injury, Lippett was projected to be a
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Quarterback Tom Brady won’t be comparing the potential of the 2017 New England Patriots — a club widely viewed across the NFL as Super Bowl favorites — to any of the franchise’s past teams. “It is really unfair to set expectations. To me, in my mind, it’s really a
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rookie running back Leonard Fournette caused a stir last week when he said the transition from college to the NFL was “really easy” because he played in the Southeastern Conference. As outlandish as that sounds, several of his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates say he’s right. “I feel like he was kind of right,”
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said running back Devonta Freeman is going through the concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Sunday’s exhibition at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Freeman left Sunday’s practice with what initially was believed to be heat-related issues. But after further evaluation, he was put in the protocol.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews, practicing Sunday for the first time since he was acquired Friday in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, is being evaluated for a potential chest injury. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly urged Buffalo fans to keep their faith in the team after Friday’s unexpected moves.