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Olivier Vernon out of practice Thursday after limited work on Wednesday

There was some encouraging news for the Giants defensive line on Wednesday when defensive end Olivier Vernon took part in practice on a limited basis. Vernon missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but his practice work suggested he could be back in action against the Seahawks this weekend. Those hopes may have [more]

Michael Bennett expects to play against Giants despite plantar fascia injury

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sustained a plantar fascia injury in the second quarter of Seattle’s 16-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. With a week to rest the injury through Seattle’s bye week, Bennett fully anticipates he’ll play this Sunday against the New York Giants. “The foot hurts, I mean, obviously,” Bennett said on [more]

Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to [more]

Cliff Avril headed to injured reserve as he faces “big decision”

The Seahawks will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve as he contemplates his future, coach Pete Carroll said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Cliff Avril will go on IR,” Carroll said. “He’s seeing a bunch of doctors, seriously looking at a big decision.” Avril injured his neck/spine during an Oct. 1 game against the [more]

Sterling Shepard back at practice for Giants

The Giants may be a little deeper at wide receiver than they were in last Sunday’s victory over the Broncos. Shepard sprained his ankle in the team’s Week Five loss to the Chargers that also saw Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris depart with what turned out to be season-ending injuries. He missed the [more]

Richard Sherman: Money doesn’t change the message we’re sending

One of the common (if not always coherent) criticisms of NFL players who protest is that because they’re rich, they know nothing of the struggles they’re protesting. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman takes exception to that. Citing the joint letter supporting criminal justice reform penned by teammate Doug Baldwin and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Sherman said [more]

Seahawks’ Malik McDowell cleared to resume working out

After two months of being sidelined following an ATV accident in July that left him was a “really bad concussion,” Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell has been cleared to resume workouts. McDowell has been a spectator at practice the last two days for the Seahawks. He had not been present at practices for most of [more]

Doug Baldwin, Roger Goodell write joint letter supporting sentencing reform

Responding to players whose anthem protests shined a spotlight on criminal justice in America, the NFL has come out in support of sentencing reform. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin jointly signed a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, which would reduce [more]

Seahawks’ Luke Joeckel not expected to play this week after knee surgery

Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the arthroscopic procedure done last Thursday and the schedule was followed as planned, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll didn’t have an expected timetable [more]

Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL

Colin Kaepernick has been waiting patiently for his next NFL opportunity. His patience has now expired. PFT has confirmed that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The grievance alleges that the NFL’s teams colluded in not signing him to a contract, presumably due to his decision to kneel [more]

Is it finally time for the Browns to trade Joe Thomas?

With the Browns at 0-5 and the trade deadline 17 days away, it’s time to fire up the Annual Joe Thomas Trade Rumors. “I’m surprised it hasn’t started already,” Thomas said during a visit last month to PFT Live. “I’m sure you’ve been stirring the pot a little bit. No, I look forward to that trade [more]

DeShawn Shead, Dion Jordan nearing return to practice for Seahawks

Cornerback Deshawn Shead and defensive end Dion Jordan are both closing in on a return to practice for the Seattle Seahawks after missing the first chunk of the season with knee injuries. Shead has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp while recovering from a torn ACL sustained [more]

Earl Thomas is the NFC defensive player of the week

The Rams put together a strong drive on their first possession of last Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and it looked like they had a touchdown on a Todd Gurley run, but a review of the replay showed that wasn’t the case. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas knocked the ball out of Gurley’s hands and the [more]

Report: Branden Albert to visit Giants

The Giants have come in for a lot of criticism for their decision to avoid making any big additions to their offensive line this offseason, but they are reportedly going to take a look at someone who could help them now that they are 0-5. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Branden Albert is [more]

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]

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