The Denver Broncos have failed to follow up strong starts with solid second halves in their two losses to open the season.
Dalton Risner spent six months as a free agent until he finally signed this week with Minnesota. The former Denver guard acknowledged some regret he let the process play out that long as he began the integration process with his new team.
Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari was hoping he had gotten past the knee issues that resulted in three separate surgeries and impacted his past two seasons.
Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano is a player of few words while marching to his own boom, boom, boom beat on the field.
Ryan Tannehill has been around the NFL long enough to know not to listen to critics wanting him either benched or traded away after one bad game.
Patriots rookie Demario Douglas was among New England’s biggest standouts during training camp, routinely hauling in sure-handed receptions despite his 5-foot-8 frame.
Sauce Gardner has watched video of the New England Patriots’ offense and it seems easy to understand. Stopping it is a different story.
The Seattle Seahawks may be without starting cornerback Riq Woolen for Sunday’s game against Carolina as he deals with a chest injury.
Gardner Minshew is preparing this week like all the others. The difference this time is he may start Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts visit Baltimore.
Matching the biggest comeback win in franchise history was cause for celebration for the New York Giants.
The Las Vegas Raiders placed defensive end Chandler Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list on Wednesday. Jones will miss at least the next four games.
New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye has been suspended without pay for three games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Fourteen NFL teams are 1-1 and Pro Picks also has an even record through two weeks. It takes a couple of games for most teams to find their way and to figure it out.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields indicated he is being given too much information by the coaching staff and thinking too much as a result rather than trusting his instincts.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he is happy with a reworked contract that makes him the league’s highest-paid player over the next four years, but also pleased in the way the deal is structured.

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MLB — Suspended Milwaukee RHP J.C. Meija for 162 games without pay for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The San Francisco 49ers return home after beginning the season with back-to-back road wins to take on the New York Giants.
There were some tough losses for football in fantasy and on the field in Week 2, but we’re putting the past behind us and moving forward with these productive players.
Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young did not participate in Wednesday’s walkthrough practice because of an ankle injury, opening the door for the possibility of veteran Andy Dalton starting on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams has resigned, saying he needs to tend to his health and his family.
The Detroit Lions lost more than a game against Seattle, placing defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson and defensive end James Houston on injured reserve.
The Browns have reunited with Kareem Hunt, who was available as a free agent and is expected to be able to help Cleveland’s offense immediately.
Police in suburban Chicago are checking on the authenticity of Instagram videos that appear to show missing former NFL player Sergio Brown discussing the recent death of his mother.
Today in Sports, September 21 - Miami beats New England, ending their NFL record 21 straight regular-season wins
The AFC came into the season with the lion’s share of the top quarterbacks and Super Bowl contenders led by passers like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow.
Donovan McNabb, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance during the 2004 season, will host a video podcast twice a week on OutKick.
Brock Purdy learned about the difficulties of playing on a short turnaround for a Thursday night game in just his second career start last season.
Leg muscle strains outrank all other NFL injuries in cumulative absences from practices and games. The league is trying to better predict and prevent them.
The New Orleans Saints have scored just three touchdowns in two games, but are 2-0 for the first time since opening the 2013 season with five straight victories.
The Baltimore Ravens have put defensive back Ar’Darius Washington on injured reserve with a chest problem.