San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wants to ensure mobile quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t blatantly targeted Sunday by the Green Bay Packers, so he has gone to the NFL for clarity about when Kaepernick is supposed to be safe before he’s declared a runner.
As expected, the New York Jets will start the rookie quarterback in the season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday. The last time the Jets started a rookie in Week 1 was 2009, when it was Mark Sanchez, whom Smith is replacing.
The Texans signed inside linebacker Brian Cushing to a six-year contract extension Tuesday, locking up their defensive leader through the 2019 season, according to a league source.
Dwyer, the Steelers’ leading rusher in 2012 and in the preseason, was one of 23 players waived Saturday afternoon as the team reduced its roster to the league-mandated 53 before a 6 p.m. ET deadline.
As part of the NFL‘s marketing strategy in conjunction with Thursday night’s season opener between the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, “Kickoff” banners, many with Flacco’s picture on them, have been placed throughout downtown Denver.
Aaron Hernandez was using angel dust, had become paranoid to the point of carrying a gun everywhere and was told by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick to lay low or he’d be cut in the year before being accused of murder, according to a story in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.
Packers running back DuJuan Harris, who finished last season as the team’s starter, will be placed on injured reserve after re-injuring his knee in Friday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spent the summer telling everyone how good his surgically repaired knee felt, how he’d be ready to play in the season opener and how he always thought he could be doing more. But he never claimed his knee was 100 percent, only close to it.
The Buffalo Bills will plan on starting undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel in their regular season opener if EJ Manuel cannot play, coach Doug Marrone said Monday.