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Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Giants receiver Brandon Marshall posts he’s having surgery, season over

The New York Giants have lost a third wide receiver for the season due to injuries sustained in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Brandon Marshall posted on his instagram account Monday night that he set to have surgery on Tuesday to address an ankle injury that occurred last in the first half. “Tomorrow [more]

Jack Del Rio believes Derek Carr will play on Sunday

Last week, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said quarterback Derek Carr will be out 2-6 weeks with a fractured transverse process in his back. Del Rio now says Carr will return precisely two weeks after suffering the injury. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Del Rio reaffirmed that he anticipates that Carr will [more]

49ers claim Dexter McCoil off waivers, cut Lorenzo Jerome

The 49ers claimed defensive back Dexter McCoil off waivers from the Chargers. They waived defensive back Lorenzo Jerome in a corresponding move. McCoil appeared in two games this season, making one tackle on special teams. He originally signed with the Chargers Jan. 12, 2016. As a rookie in 2016, he appeared in 16 games, with [more]

Chargers get their first win of the year, Giants still looking for theirs

The Giants were up 22-17 in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers, but they won’t be celebrating their first win of the season on Sunday night. The Chargers rallied for 10 points in the final five minutes and got a 27-22 win to end their season-opening losing streak at four games. Nick [more]

Odell Beckham carted off in fourth quarter

The Giants are clinging to a 22-20 lead in the fourth quarter and it looks like they’ll be without Odell Beckham as they try to put the finishing touches on their first win of the year. Beckham went down hard while trying for a high pass from Eli Manning and stayed down on the turf [more]

Eli Manning, Philip Rivers trade touchdowns in third quarter

Neither Philip Rivers nor Eli Manning played well in the first half of Sunday’s game at the Meadowlands, but they have each found some success in the third quarter. Rivers threw a 25-yard touchdown to tight end Hunter Henry with 40 seconds to go in the quarter to put the Chargers up 17-16 as they [more]

Chargers score 10 straight to take halftime lead

The Giants scored their first first quarter points of the season against the Chargers on Sunday, but they still trail halfway through the matchup of 0-4 teams. The Chargers climbed out of a 9-0 hole and took a 10-9 lead on a Nick Novak field goal with seconds to play in the second quarter of [more]

Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall go down with ankle injuries

The Giants are down a couple of wide receivers in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Sterling Shepard left with a left ankle injury and Brandon Marshall followed with a left ankle injury of his own a couple of plays later. Marshall has been taken back to the locker room on a [more]

Chargers botch snap, go down 2-0 to Giants

The Giants offense didn’t move the ball on the team’s first possession of the game, but they’ve still been able to jump out to an early lead over the Chargers. On a third down from their own 7-yard line, Chargers center Spencer Pulley sent a shotgun snap toward Philip Rivers before Rivers was ready to [more]

Olivier Vernon out, JPP playing for Giants

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul missed a couple of days of practice this week while dealing with shoulder and knee injuries, but said that he’d be in the lineup as the team tries for its first win of the season at home against the Chargers on Sunday. Pierre-Paul proved to be good to his word. [more]

Week Five early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Bills at Bengals Bills: LB Ramon Humber, WR Jordan Matthews, G John Miller, T Conor McDermott, [more]

Unnamed Chargers official says team is “not going back” to San Diego

When NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart told reporters this week that there have been “no discussions” about the Chargers possibly returning to San Diego, he wasn’t as dismissive as maybe he could have been about a possible re-relocation. Indeed, merely stating that there have been “no discussions” implies that there could be discussions in the future. [more]

Week Five injury report roundup

Week Five kicked off on Thursday with a Patriots win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

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