Raiders' Jon Gruden once again praises Nathan Peterman
Jon Gruden continues to be a fan of Nathan Peterman. The 25-year-old, who is competing for the Raiders' backup quarterback spot behind Derek Carr, once again received praise from his coach Tuesday.  “I’m afraid to bring up Peterman’s name with media today,” Gruden told reporters, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Look at it...
Texans still have a 'good situation' at running back despite Lamar Miller's injury, Bill O'Brien says
Bill O'Brien thinks the Texans still have a strong group of running backs.  Houston starter Lamar Miller suffered a torn ACL, a season-ending injury, in the team's 34-0 preseason loss to the Cowboys. But, the team might not add another player in the backfield as O'Brien said he believes there are...
NFL news and notes: Ezekiel Elliott training with Marshall Faulk; Jadeveon Clowney on the move?
One player's status was clarified Tuesday as the regular-season opener countdown reached single digits. But another player could be on the move before Week 1 gets underway if negotiations go smoothly over the next week. Three things that matter Ezekiel Elliott training with Marshall Faulk during holdout The Cowboys star is staying in shape by...
Antonio Brown's new helmet fails test; receiver reacts with harsh tweet
It's been five months since Antonio Brown was traded from Pittsburgh to Oakland, but he's still caught up in last season's Steelers drama. The Raiders receiver on Tuesday clapped back at Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter after the Steelers quarterback said he wished he hadn't called out Brown last season, tweeting that the...
Jadeveon Clowney, Texans not close on deal; star DE to skip offseason program
The Dolphins are very interested in trading for Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday, citing unidentified league sources, and the franchised Texans pass-rusher has met in person with Dolphins coach Brian Flores, according to NFL Media. The key to Clowney being traded to the Dolphins is "to get...
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott wants contract extension this offseason, report says
Ezekiel Elliott has continued to train, despite continuing his holdout from the Cowboys. The running back still is in Cabo San Lucas, where former NFL standout Marshall Faulk has been training with him to make sure he's in prime physical shape for the start of the regular season. However, Faulk admitted practicing...
Rob Gronkowski injury update: Patriots TE (ankle/back) didn't practice Thursday
Rob Gronkowski has opened up on his decision to retire and how the physical and mental tolls brought him to that point. The former Patriots tight end fought back tears when he said he was mentally and physically exhausted after the Super Bowl while he was at a summit...
Some Andrew Luck reaction ‘frustrating,’ recently retired Doug Baldwin says
Former Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin expressed empathy for Andrew Luck, calling the criticism his former Stanford teammate is facing "frustrating to watch." Luck, the first overall pick out of the 2012 draft, announced his retirement Saturday after seven season with the league. The decision came after he missed nine games in 2015 and the...
Jordan Reed injury update: Redskins 'quite confident' tight end (concussion) will be back for opener
The Redskins are optimistic about tight end Jordan Reed's availability next week. According to ESPN.com, coach Jay Gruden expects his star tight end to be available for the team's Sept. 8 regular-season opener at Philadelphia. Reed entered the concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head from Falcons safety Keanu Neal in Thursday's preseason win...
Julio Jones' agent headed Atlanta to talk new Falcons deal, report says
With the regular season 12 days away, Julio Jones has yet to receive the new contract he's been waiting for. But there's reason to believe a negotiation could still be reached by next week. “I would hope so, but I don’t know that,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...