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Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers questions rash of roughing-the-passer flags

PITTSBURGH -- The NFL's roughing-the-passer penalties have gotten so rampant that even the quarterbacks are noting the sheer volume.Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who got hit on two penalized plays in Monday night's 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay...

New England Patriots nearly traded Rob Gronkowski to Detroit Lions before star tight end...

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed to reporters on Sunday that he considered retiring during the offseason when the team explored trading him to the Detroit Lions."Yeah, it happened," Gronkowski said after the 26-10 loss to Detroit....

Tennessee Titans plan to start Blaine Gabbert against Jacksonville Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans are planning to start quarterback Blaine Gabbert against his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Marcus Mariota's status has been closely monitored all week as he tries to overcome the elbow...

Pete Carroll won’t commit to Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks safety, facing Dallas Cowboys

9:46 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did not commit to Earl Thomas playing Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys after the All-Pro free safety didn't practice for the second time this week despite apparently...

Sam Darnold, New York Jets quarterback, blames self for offensive woes vs. Cleveland Browns

CLEVELAND - After being outplayed by fellow rookie Baker Mayfield, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold blamed himself for a sputtering second-half offense in a 21-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.New York Jets...

Cleveland Browns sideline reporter suspended eight games

The Cleveland Browns have suspended their sideline reporter on radio broadcasts for eight games after he yelled at an official during the Browns' 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.Nathan Zegura, employed by the team as senior...

New book says Tom Brady long worried about being ‘pushed out’ by Bill Belichick

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped this past offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he ever has had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life."If...

Playcalling and constant pressure on Russell Wilson put Seattle in 0-2 hole – Seattle...

1:28 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN CHICAGO -- When the Seattle Seahawks retooled their star-studded defense this offseason, saying goodbye to a handful of franchise greats, the strength of their team shifted to the other side of the ball.For the first...

New York Giants goofed in drafting Saquon Barkley at No. 2 – New York...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The New York Giants were right about one thing: This Saquon Barkley looks like one heck of a player. In his first NFL game, last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he ripped off a 68-yard touchdown...

Josh Gordon to be released by Cleveland Browns on Monday

Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns is coming to an end.The team announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver on Monday.The Browns provided no details behind their decision to part...

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