Saturday wasn’t just about Tom Brady’s preseason debut, or Jimmy Garoppolo’s turnovers, or an encouraging drive from Rex Burkhead with which we’ll likely get carried away, or Cyrus Jones’ punt returns. It was about Rob Gronkowski playing in a preseason game. Although Gronkowski turned heads in a memorable 2010 preseason debut, he hasn’t exactly been […]
Colin Kaepernick has no job, and regardless of whether it’s because of his football skills or his political leanings, the end result is the same: a guy who started 11 games last year and is just three years from almost winning the Super Bowl is out of work. Chances are you already know how you […]
Alex Smith’s agent, Tom Condon, isn’t worried about his client’s immediate future. He’s confident the "old boot" will continue "to have opportunities whether it’s in Kansas City or someplace else."
Ailing Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won’t play in the preseason as he continues to recover from a back injury. According to the team, Flacco remains on track to be under center on Sept. 10 when the Ravens open the regular season at the Cincinnati Bengals. Two other offensive players, however, won’t be playing in that […]
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster almost comes up with a pass thrown by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
It’s August, which means it’s time to break down Las Vegas over/under win totals. While my teammates Brad Evans and Tank Williams handled the standard over/under lines you’ll find in Nevada sports books, here are some entirely made up over/unders for each team in the NFC South (we’ll be doing every division this week) as the […]
An undersized pass rusher from San Diego State, Barrett has made a big impression so far Alex Barrett has a confession to make. The first time he talked to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Barrett had no idea who was on the other line. Caldwell phoned Barrett in late April, a few days before the […]
A third-round pick in 2015 now a roster long shot as he moves around in defensive backfield Nepotism is a double-edged sword in the NFL. It can hurt a player as much as it helps him. Alex Carter should understand this well. Carter's father, Tom, and Martin Mayhew played in the NFL at the same […]
Me too, Alex
Alex Smith doesn't seem to have had any inkling that his No. 1 receiver would be ushered out the door. Discussing the surprise release of Jeremy Maclin in an interview with Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star, the veteran quarterback indicated that he, too, was blindsided by Friday's news. "Shocked," Smith said. "Jeremy is […]
Retired baseball great Alex Rodriguez has signed a deal to contribute to ABC News — and not just about sports. The New York Post first reported that Rodriguez, who ended his 22-year baseball career last year, will appear in segments across ABC's news division, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline. He'll report […]
The Atlanta Falcons are looking across the pond for some hidden gems. Former England rugby sevens player Alex Gray has been signed to the Falcons' practice squad as part of an initiative helping international players get a shot in the NFL. All four NFC South teams will be granted an extra practice squad spot for […]