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Jerry Jones says he has “earned the right to joke about Zeke”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is disappointed, if not hurt, that Ezekiel Elliott is holding out. Jones’ unwavering support of Elliott before and after the league suspended the running back for six games in 2017 resulted in Jones paying a $2 million de facto fine to the league. Elliott was disappointed, if not hurt, that Jones [more]

Soccer star Carli Lloyd hits 55-yard FG after Eagles-Ravens joint practice

The Bears seemingly have looked everywhere for a reliable kicker, but maybe, just maybe, there is one kicker they haven’t considered who they should. (I jest . . . I think.) Soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Eagles and Ravens joint practice Tuesday and afterward hit several field goals, including 32- and 55-yarders that [more]

Jaylon Smith’s five-year extension is worth $64 million, $35.5 million guaranteed

The Cowboys officially announced the contract extension they reached with linebacker Jaylon Smith on Tuesday afternoon and then went ahead and announced the terms of the extension as well. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said at a press conference that it is a five-year extension worth $64 million. Jones also said that $35.5 million [more]

49ers fear torn ACL for rookie WR Shawn Poindexter

The 49ers fear rookie receiver Shawn Poindexter tore an anterior cruciate ligament, coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday, via Matt Maiocco of Poindexter injured his knee on special teams in the second half of Monday night’s preseason game against the Broncos. He played one snap on offense and four on special teams Monday. In the [more]

Jay Gruden: “No rush” to name a starting quarterback

Washington coach Jay Gruden has yet to name a Week One starting quarterback, and he feels no compulsion to do so in the immediate future. “There’s no rush to name a starter right now,” Gruden told reporters on Tuesday. “I think it’s important to let these guys go out and play and continue to compete. [more]

Chris Long: Players Coalition had Stephen Ross removed from social justice working group

When the NFL announced a new social justice campaign, Miami’s Stephen Ross was one of the owners participating in the working group. He’s not anymore. After taking criticism for hosting a fundraiser for President Trump, Ross was taken off the working group at the request of the Players Coalition, according to retired defensive end Chris [more]

Tuesday’s supersized #PFTPM has a Super Bowl MVP guest

For most episodes of #PFTPM, you have to listen to me babble on and on for like an hour. Frequently, you get to hear someone else. On Tuesday, you get to hear one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Saints quarterback Drew Brees joined the program for a conversation that last about 15 minutes. [more]

Giants players rally around Daniel Jones

Regardless of whether Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said what he said or didn’t say what he said or said more than what he said, and regardless of whether Clay Skipper of GQ was fair and appropriate in his handling of a situation that likely entailed Mayfield not realizing that what he said would be used [more]

Carson Wentz: I’m ready for Week One

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hasn’t played in either of the team’s first two preseason games and doesn’t know if he’ll be playing this week, but he does know that he doesn’t think it will affect his preparedness for Week One either way. Wentz said last week that he thought he’d be set for the regular [more]

Tony Pollard “ready for whatever” happens with Ezekiel Elliott

Tony Pollard hopes Ezekiel Elliott returns soon. Until the star running back ends his holdout, though, Pollard is the team’s starter at the position. The rookie insists he’s ready for “whatever,” including Elliott remaining away from the team for the start of the season. “I 100 percent believe in myself,” Pollard said, via Jon Machota [more]

Jaylon Smith agrees to extension with Cowboys

The Cowboys have announced a press conference covering a contract extension for a current member of the team for Tuesday afternoon. It won’t Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott or Amari Cooper meeting the media to discuss a new pact, however. According to multiple reports, linebacker Jaylon Smith has agreed to terms on an extension with the [more]

Amari Cooper still not practicing but unconcerned about foot

A week has passed since a report that the Cowboys were not concerned about Amari Cooper‘s plantar fascia irritation on the bottom of his foot. Yet, he remained out of practice Tuesday. The Cowboys receiver also isn’t worried despite his continued absence. Cooper told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan that he can be “very [more]

Baker Mayfield: Reporters will do anything for a click bait story

After a GQ interview that featured his comments about Giants quarterback Daniel Jones spread like wildfire on Tuesday, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has weighed in on the response to those comments. Mayfield was quoted as saying that he “cannot believe” the Giants picked Jones sixth overall and that it “blows my mind.” After writer Clay [more]

Daniel Jones: I enjoy watching Baker Mayfield play

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur shrugged at Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield questioning the team’s decision to draft Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick this year and Jones did the same during his own turn in front of reporters on Tuesday. Jones said he’s “got a lot to focus on here” when asked about Mayfield [more]

Pat Shurmur shrugs at Baker Mayfield’s criticism of Daniel Jones

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield doesn’t agree with the Giants’ decision to draft quarterback Daniel Jones. Giants coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t care. “[Baker] is in a long line of people that criticized that move,” Shurmur told reporters (via USA Today) regarding Mayfield’s opinion, fueled by the fact that Jones lost more games than he won at [more]

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