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NFL touts impact of “replay assist” on reducing formal replay challenges

It’s known by different names, multiple of which are used by the league. Expedited review is more common. Replay assist is the term that was utilized in a tweet posted today by the NFL Officiating account.“The NFL expanded its replay rule to allow replay officials to assist on-field officials in specific, limited game situations to prevent [more]

Patrick Mahomes on his ankle: I feel like I’m in a good spot

After he played through his high-ankle sprain in last week’s AFC Championship Game, there’s no doubt quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play through it again for Super Bowl LVII.But the injury is likely to affect him in some way.Like last week, Mahomes was listed as a full participant on Wednesday’s injury report. He said in his [more]

Jerry Jones says Eagles bet it all to win this year, Cowboys think longer term

The Rams won the Super Bowl a year ago with their famous “F them picks” strategy of trading draft picks for veteran players, but this season the Rams fell back to earth, and many have questioned whether the Rams’ approach was a viable long-term strategy for a team.But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made a surprising [more]

Shane Steichen scheduled for second Colts interview on Saturday

The Colts have been conducting a second round of interviews with head coaching candidates and they’ll have to wait until Saturday to spend some more time with one of the candidates.Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen is going to be busy with preparations for the Super Bowl for the next couple of days and the Eagles [more]

Frank Clark: The Bengals deserved to talk trash, but they’ve got to watch us play now

The Bengals collectively talked plenty of trash before taking on the Chiefs in last week’s AFC Championship Game.Based on their postgame reactions, Kansas City’s players were absolutely aware of it all.Defensive end Frank Clark in particular had some strong comments immediately after his team beat Cincinnati 23-20. Clark was asked on Thursday if he thought [more]

Jalen Hurts: Shoulder “getting there,” it’s something I’m dealing with

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is past the point where his right shoulder injury is significant enough to keep him from playing, but he’s not quite back to full strength.Hurts was asked about the condition of his shoulder at a Thursday press conference and he acknowledged that he’s still working through it as the team prepares [more]

Brandon Graham defends Nick Sirianni after Julian Love’s “free ride” comment

Nick Sirianni has rubbed some opponents the wrong way in his two seasons in Philadelphia, but Eagles players and fans love him even more for that. Enter Giants safety Julian Love, who, during an interview with NFL Media on Thursday, initially tried to sidestep any controversy before stepping right into it.Love first gave Sirianni a [more]

Patrick Mahomes: It’s special to have two Black starting QBs in the Super Bowl

For the first time, the Super Bowl will feature two Black starting quarterbacks in Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes.In a year that’s not far removed from a Hall of Fame executive saying a Black QB should switch to receiver upon entering the league, it’s significant that Hurts and Mahomes will each pilot their teams for [more]

Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox wouldn’t have practiced Wednesday

The Eagles did not hold a practice session on Wednesday, but they did have to release their first injury report ahead of the Super Bowl anyway.That report includes estimated participation levels and the team said that five members of the active roster would not have practiced. The group includes a pair of starting offensive linemen.Left [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kadarius Toney would not have practiced on Wednesday

Though Super Bowl LVII won’t be played until next Sunday, both the Chiefs and Eagles will issue injury reports throughout this week.Kansas City did not practice on Wednesday, but its first estimated report illustrates a banged-up offense.Receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring), and Mecole Hardman (pelvis) all would not have practiced. All three players [more]

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