| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs signed quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term contract, the team announced Sunday.
The Chiefs did not disclose terms of the deal, but multiple media outlets reported it was a four-year, $68 million contract, with $45 million of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:16 PM
You had your fun at our expense, first-rounders, now it's time for you to produce.
For this longtime fantasy football player, the first round of the draft always has felt like a game of musical chairs. When the music stops at the end of fantasy's...
| Apr 30, 2014
— All he does is catch touchdown passes. He definitely can be an everyday player, but only for some teams. (World championship teams, as it turned out.)
Remember those puzzling and ambiguous explanations for the departures of Cris Carter and...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:59 AM
What follows is a list of the top 10 UConn football players drafted. Wondering about guys like Nick Giaquinto and Brian Kozlowski? They worked in the NFL, sure, but they weren't drafted. This history is not as rich and the names not as big as on the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:12 PM
— On the one hand, the Philadelphia Eagles defense struggled to get off the field, playing an NFL-high 1,150 snaps and giving up a league-worst 4,636 passing yards in 2013.
On the other, it finished with 31 takeaways, third best in the league, and...
| Jun 13, 2014
Michael Vick turns 34 this month. Injuries have plagued him for years, and he appears destined to serve as Geno Smith's backup this season with the never-a-dull-moment New York Jets.
But Vick has no plans to ease toward retirement holding a clipboard on...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
More than ever, NFL owners are long on expectations and short on patience with new coaches.
And can you blame them?
Consider the success last year's new coaches had, with Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, Kansas City's Andy Reid and San Diego's Mike McCoy...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:31 PM
— For dozens of Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday night's preseason finale against old friend Michael Vick and the visiting New York Jets represents the last chance to impress. NFL rosters must be trimmed from 75 to 53 by Saturday afternoon, with so...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
— Who's No. 3? Might sound trivial, but to the Philadelphia Eagles, it could be an enormous component.
Beyond running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, who were held out of the team's preseason finale against the New York Jets on Thursday...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: Offense-minded Denver beefed up on the other side of the ball, adding end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, and...