In surprising move, Bills cut jackson
RB Fred Jackson was released by Buffalo today. His time in the Bills' backfield dates back to 2007, but his last 1,000-yard rushing season was 2009. At 34, he was the oldest running back in the NFL.
Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer
Marcus Mariota said of course he wants to play Thursday night in preseason finale against the Vikings. "If they allow me to play, I'll do my best."
First attempt? Not so good. Second attempt? Much better. Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg redeemed herself with this strikingly accurate portrayal of Tom Brady. Note: She had no time constraints while creating the image on the right.
Jay Gruden names Kirk Cousins starting QB
The Redskins coach explains his decision to start Cousins over Robert Griffin III: "It's not so much what somebody didn't do; it's just what Kirk has done. What he's done at practice and OTAs has really opened our eyes and he's proven to the best quarterback on our roster."
Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer
Ravens TE Maxx Williams, their second-round pick, is still practicing in red noncontact jersey. He missed the last preseason game.
No settlement in Deflategate hearing
Judge Richard M. Berman said his ruling would definitely come by Friday and possibly as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday after the NFL and NFLPA were unable to reach a settlement today.
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Jets rookie DE Leonard Williams, who has a muscle strain behind his right knee, isn't practicing. He's in the rehab area with other injured players. Others not practicing include WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion), TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) and QB Geno Smith (jaw). Smith, sans helmet, did light throwing in positional drills.
Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer
#Ravens getting healthier today with three injured starters returning to practice: CB Lardarius Webb (hamstring), OT Eugene Monroe (bruised arm) and G Kelechi Osemele (Achilles)
Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins starter for 2015
The Redskins coach announced this morning that Cousins will be the team's starting QB for the season. Cousins got the job over Robert Griffin III, who's been dealing with injuries on and off since 2012.
Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer
Undrafted rookie placekicker Corey Acosta, a camp leg for the 49ers who converted all four of his field goal attempts this preseason, announced on Twitter he has been cut. No surprise there, given the presence of veteran Phil Dawson. But Acosta acquitted himself well, especially with his 50-yard FG Saturday night in Denver. Dawson, though, is 40 years old and in a contract year so Acosta could be called upon next season, unless rookie punter Bradley Pinion can pull off double duty.
Bills name Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter
Ryan Clark says Rex Ryan's decision to start Taylor is about potential: “You know what you have with those other guys. … Here’s the guy with the most upside.”
Richardson pleads not guilty to charges
Jets DE Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and several traffic charges stemming from a high-speed road race near St. Louis in July. Story
No settlement reached in Brady appeal
Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.
Jameis Winston has sprained ankle
The Bucs QB was initially hurt in the second preseason game but still saw action into the third quarter in the third game on Saturday. OC Dirk Koetter said the ankle is affecting Winston's play "a little bit," but added that he'd be "full speed" by the regular-season opener.
James Walker ESPN Staff Writer
Dolphins rookie WR and No. 11 DeVante Parker (foot) is all smiles as he participates in practice for the first time and takes another step forward.
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL
T.Y. Hilton is going through the concussion protocol. He came in with a headache, so that's why he's going through the protocol.
Mike Sando, ESPN.com @SandoESPN
Prediction: This will be the last time the benching of Robert Griffin III will be seen as a big deal by anyone.
100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate
- 72%: The Patriots deflated the footballs
- 16%: "Upset" by it
- 68%: Other teams tamper with footballs
John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he expects quarterback Robert Griffin III will be on the roster next week. "The door is not shut on Robert Griffin," Gruden said. He said there have been no discussions about letting him go.