John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is working out today amid questions about his future. Kirk Cousins took the first snaps during individual work.
100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate
- 72%: The Patriots deflated the footballs
- 16%: "Upset" by it
- 68%: Other teams tamper with footballs
No settlement in Deflategate hearing
Judge Richard M. Berman said his ruling would definitely come by at least Friday and possibly by Tuesday or Wednesday after the NFL and NFLPA were unable to reach a settlement today.
Washington engaging in RG III trade talks
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says of the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III: "RG III is not being counted on as the starting quarterback whether or not he's on the roster."
Cousins named Redskins' Week 1 starter
Kirk Cousins will start at QB in Washington's season opener vs. the Dolphins, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. He gets the nod over Robert Griffin III, who's struggled with injuries ever since the Redskins took him second overall in 2012. Cousins started five games last year for the Redskins.
Schefter's guess at Bills QB? Tyrod Taylor
ESPN's Adam Schefter joined Mike & Mike to discuss the three-headed Bills QB race between Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. Taylor's legs persuaded Schefter to give him the nod.
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.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer
Veteran kicker Josh Scobee is headed to the Steelers in a trade, ESPN's Mike DiRocco confirms. Scobee is a career 80.8 percent kicker in 11 years in Jacksonville, including a 23-of-25 performance in 2013. Scobee replaces the injured Garrett Hartley.
Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
Jaguars OC Greg Olson says injured WR Marqise Lee is like an albino tiger at the zoo: you feel lucky to see him. Lee has missed all but 3 days with hammy injury.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Bill Belichick is asked if CB Malcolm Butler is same player as last year. With decisiveness, he says, "No, much improved on everything."
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Bill Belichick says there is a balance between three things right now: 1) Roster formation;2) Giants preseason finale; 3) Prepping for season opener vs. Steelers.
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Mara joins Brady-Goodell talks in NY
John Mara, Giants co-owner and chairman of the NFL's executive committee, has joined NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots QB Tom Brady in a meeting with U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman, who wants Mara to help the two sides reach a settlement. (via ESPN's Sal Paolantonio)
Jackson was still a productive back
Sure, Fred Jackson had not recorded a 1,000-yard rushing season since 2009, but the former Bills RB had morphed into an adept pass catcher. In 2014, he tallied career highs in catches (66) and receiving yards (501).
Lions trade for Bucs' TE Tim Wright
Wright, a second-year pro, goes to Detroit in exchange for kicker Kyle Brindza. Wright caught six touchdown passes for the Patriots last season but was released in June. Tampa Bay re-signed him -- but now has traded him for the second time.