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Ron Rivera says Ryan Kerrigan showing leadership, making most of role with Washington

In his 10th season in the NFL, Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has seen his role reduced to a supporting cast instead of a lead attraction. The four-time Pro Bowl selection has seen his playing time cut to less than 40 percent of the team’s defensive snaps on average this season. Instead, Montez Sweat and [more]

Jerry Jones criticizes Dontari Poe for his weight, performance in release from Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys released defensive tackle Dontari Poe and cornerback Daryl Worley on Wednesday after being unable to find interested trade partners for the two veteran players. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was rather blunt in discussing why the team released Poe, who was a free agent addition to the team last March. “When you’re 30 [more]

Pete Carroll on Carlos Dunlap trade: “He’s classically what you’re looking for as an edge rusher”

The Seattle Seahawks badly needed a boost to their puss rush. They’re hoping Carlos Dunlap will be able to provide it. Seattle acquired Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday in exchange for interior offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick. “We’re always looking,” head coach Pete Carroll said of the trade. [more]

Ravens waiting to see where Dez Bryant is after lengthy football absence

The Ravens didn’t get Antonio Brown, who signed with the Buccaneers, but they did get Lamar Jackson a new receiver in Dez Bryant. Bryant, 31, signed with the Ravens’ practice squad Tuesday. It gives the Ravens a chance to see if Bryant still can play. He has not played a game since 2017 with the [more]

Jamal Adams remains out of practice

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that he expected safety Jamal Adams to have a limited practice. Adams didn’t. Adams missed practice with a groin injury as well as a non-COVID-19 illness. It is unclear whether the illness is what kept Adams out Wednesday. He has missed three games after straining his groin against the [more]

Kirk Cousins wants to end season in “different place” after throwing 10 picks

Kirk Cousins has never thrown more than 13 interceptions in a season. The Vikings quarterback has thrown 10 already this season. That puts him on pace for 27. The last time a Vikings quarterback threw 20 or more interceptions in a season was 2002 when Daunte Culpepper threw 23. Tommy Kramer threw 26 in 1985. [more]

Report: Packers have interest in Texans WR Will Fuller

With the trade deadline approaching and, as a practical matter, the trade deadline imminent for teams that hope to have any new players on the field in Week Nine, a former first-round receiver is drawing interest. According to Aaron Reiss of TheAthletic.com, multiple teams have inquired about Texans receiver Will Fuller. One of those teams, [more]

NFL disputes report of 20-percent capacity for Super Bowl LV

The NFL is planning for 20-percent capacity at Super Bowl LV. Unless it isn’t. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, the NFL disputes a report from ESPN that the league anticipates having one in five seats filled at Raymond James Stadium for the annual NFL championship. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Fischer that there [more]

Tua Tagovailoa’s leadership plan is to be “the same Tua I’ve always been”

When he found out about his demotion, Ryan Fitzpatrick said he felt it “was my team.” Indeed, the veteran quarterback won over teammates. It didn’t matter. The Dolphins now are Tua Tagovailoa‘s team for the present and the future. The rookie is taking all the lessons he learned in the six months with Fitzpatrick heading [more]

Andy Dalton doesn’t practice; Cowboys signing Cooper Rush to practice squad

After the illegal hit to the head that Andy Dalton took Sunday, it seems unlikely the Cowboys quarterback will clear concussion protocol in time to play against the Eagles. Dalton did not practice Wednesday, with third-stringer Ben DiNucci taking all the first-team reps. The rookie got his feet wet against Washington, taking 12 snaps and [more]

Cardinals sign Josh Mauro off Jaguars’ practice squad

The Cardinals signed defensive lineman Josh Mauro from Jacksonville’s practice squad, the team announced Wednesday. Mauro returns to Arizona, where he played 47 games with 26 starts from 2014-17. He made 70 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for the Cardinals. He played 12 games with four starts while with the [more]

Michael Thomas misses another practice

Three wide receivers were missing from Saints practice on Wednesday. Only two of those wideouts were on the injury report. Emmanuel Sanders remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, so he’s not on the active roster heading into Sunday’s game against the Bears. Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway are on the active roster and they were the [more]

Russell Okung listed as doubtful for Thursday night

Running back Christian McCaffrey remains on the Panthers’ injured reserve list at the moment, so he does not appear on the injury report that the team turned in for Thursday night’s game against the Falcons. McCaffrey’s status could change and he’ll almost certainly be playing if it does. Left tackle Russell Okung probably won’t be [more]

Vikings place Cameron Dantzler on COVID-19 list

The Vikings have placed rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. The COVID-19 list is for players who have tested positive or come in close contact with someone who has. Dantzler, 22, has appeared in four games, starting all four, for the Vikings. He has made 24 tackles, two tackles [more]

Cowboys are releasing Dontari Poe, Daryl Worley

Some would say defensive tackle Dontari Poe‘s fate in Dallas was sealed the moment he took a knee during the anthem. Regardless, he’s out. So is cornerback Daryl Worley. NFL Media reports that the Cowboys will cut both Poe and Worley after failing to find a trade partner for either player. The moves won’t save [more]

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