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.
The NFL Players Association says there would be no irreparable harm to the NFL if Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues to play while the legal battle over his six-game suspension makes its way through the court. The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to move quickly on its request to overrule a
NEW YORK — Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken football player Colin Kaepernick. The Brooklyn rapper kicked off the first of three days of the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at
METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees and Tom Brady have combined for more than 140,000 passing yards and 1,000 touchdown passes, including the playoffs, during a combined 35 NFL seasons. They’ve faced each other four times (advantage Brees, 3-1). They’ve won six Super Bowl rings (advantage Brady, 5-1). They’ve caught up with each other during multiple
CINCINNATI — The Bengals on Friday fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese following the team’s lackluster 0-2 start, marking the first time in the 50-year history of the organization that a coordinator has been fired during the season. The Bengals said quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will immediately assume coordinator duties in place of Zampese, who was
CINCINNATI — After Tom Savage‘s agent blasted the Houston Texans for benching his client for rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson in Week 1, Savage said he addressed his teammates about the critical comments. “I spoke to everybody on this team about it,” said Savage, who was the Texans’ backup quarterback in the team’s 13-9 victory over