The fact that we look to Roger Goodell and the NFL to take the lead on any number of social issues should say more about us as a society than the commissioner or the league he lords over.
Saying he got the Ray Rice suspension wrong, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instituted harsher penalties for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed running back Phillip Tanner.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was fined for taunting Houston's D.J. Swearinger after the Texans defensive back forced Denver receiver Wes Welker out of last week's preseason game with a concussion.
The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jurrell Casey on a multi-year contract extension.
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Speaking to reporters following Wednesday's practice, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expressed certainty that his fractured rib won't prevent him from starting the team's regular-season opener in less than two weeks.
The Cincinnati Bengals have made their agreement with linebacker Vontaze Burfict on a new four-year contract official, keeping the 2013 Pro Bowl selection under team control through the 2017 season.
The Arizona Cardinals signed defensive lineman Tommy Kelly on Wednesday, just two days after the 10-year pro was released by the New England Patriots.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL for the entire 2014 season after his appeal was denied by the league.
The Kansas City Chiefs added depth to their offensive line by signing Mike McGlynn on Wednesday.
The Baltimore Ravens signed cornerback Derek Cox to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly been fined for violating the NFL's policy on contact during mini-camp.
The Denver Broncos filled a void at kicker on Tuesday, acquiring Brandon McManus from the New York Giants in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft.
Michael Sam has cleared another hurdle in his quest to become the first openly gay player to play in an NFL regular- season game, as the rookie defensive end remained on the St. Louis Rams' roster after the team made its initial roster cuts on Tuesday.
Brady Quinn didn't last long in Miami.
On paper, the trade between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which sent six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to central Florida in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick, looked like a steal.
The Tennessee Titans placed linebacker Colin McCarthy on injured reserve among other roster moves on Tuesday.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a stunning trade less than two weeks before the regular- season opener, with the Pats sending six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Bucs in exchange for tight end Tim Wright.
Given the battles the club will go through as it attempts to climb to the top of the hill in the division, it is no surprise that the Cardinals bulked up on both sides of the ball. They added massive offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, a big blocking tight end in rookie Troy Niklas, and two physical defenders in cornerback Antonio Cromartie along with safety and first-round pick Deone Bucannon.
The Oakland Raiders placed cornerback D.J. Hayden on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Tuesday.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was on the hot seat prior to the season and his job status looked bleak after a 22-6 loss at Arizona in Week 5. That's when the Panthers stepped up for their head coach and emerged as a contender in the NFC. Included in the eight-game winning streak were big wins over San Francisco, which got revenge when it counted most, and New England.
Brees and the Saints finished 11-5 last season and made it to the Divisional Round of the postseason, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. All five of the Saints' losses came on the road, but they exorcised their demons as the visitor by defeating Philadelphia in the opening round of the playoffs.
The New England Patriots have agreed to the parameters of a trade that would send six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 and tight end Tim Wright, according to ESPN.
Atlanta is hoping last season was just an aberration and enters 2014 on a clean slate with high expectations. One of the biggest reasons for Atlanta's demise was the foot injury to Julio Jones, perhaps one of the best wide receivers in the game today.
The Redskins and their success is tethered to the right arm and legs of Griffin, and they're hoping a healthy offseason, a new head coach in Jay Gruden and a fresh culture within the organization can breathe life back into the team in 2014.
How healthy is Tony Romo? Will he be 100 percent by Week 1?
Not many gave Kelly a chance in his first season and it was believed he would struggle from the jump. That was true through Week 8 of the 2013 season with the Eagles at 3-5 and an unsatisfied fan base already impatient with Kelly and his gridiron IQ.
The wins just hadn't been coming with the 26-year-old under center and his 2013 campaign ended following a torn ACL in Week 7.
Coughlin will be 68 on Aug. 31 and is under contract for only two more years, while Manning is coming off his worst season since he was a rookie and is due a non-guaranteed $17 million salary in 2015. Those minimal future commitments suggest that the Giants are about to embark upon a critical season that may very well determine the long-term fates of their two on-field leaders within the organization.
The collapse led to the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz and the hiring of Jim Caldwell to guide this offensive-heavy team and hopefully bring some discipline to a consistently sloppy and under-achieving team.
Too often when people talk about the greatest in NBA history, they hand the mantle to Michael Jordan, certainly a worthy recipient but even MJ wasn't Wilt.
For one, there is the fact that the Niners are in perhaps the toughest division in football, one that contains the reigning Super Bowl winners in the Seattle Seahawks.
The professionalism is back in the Tampa Bay organization and so is in the intrigue after the veteran coach, who made his NFL bones as Tony Dungy's linebackers coach with the Bucs, was brought in to replace the train wreck that was Greg Schiano.
The Washington Redskins released veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Browns placed offensive lineman Michael Bowie and linebacker Darius Eubanks on injured reserve Tuesday.
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
The real culprit in the Ponder debacle, however, was general manager Rick Spielman, who panicked and reached for the Florida State product, a player who was given a second-round grade by most, with the 12th overall pick.
The Buffalo Bills have placed linebacker Kiko Alonso on the reserve/non-football injury list.
Rarely does an analytical thesis get tested but The Sports Network's take on the '13 Packers did after Rodgers went down with a broken clavicle in the first quarter of a Monday night affair against the rival Chicago Bears in Week 9.
It worked like a charm or was a disaster depending on what brand of Kool- Aid you enjoy.
The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they have received good news regarding starting left guard Geoff Schwartz and his toe injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said the team was meeting with guard Richie Incognito, who has yet to find a job after last year's bullying incident with the Miami Dolphins.
All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman was officially placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list by the San Francisco 49ers as the team pared down its active roster to 75 players on Monday.
Denver Broncos coach John Fox said wide receiver Wes Welker is 'doing good' after suffering a concussion in Saturday's game against Houston.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford underwent a medical procedure on Monday morning.
The Chicago Bears have terminated the contract of safety Craig Steltz.
The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the 2014 campaign for delivering an illegal hit during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Baltimore Ravens.
True, the bombastic son of Buddy Ryan did guide the team to a pair of AFC Championship Game appearances following his initial two seasons on the job in 2009 and 2010, but nearly all the goodwill generated by those runs has evaporated in three straight years of 8-8, 6-10 and 8-8 mediocrity.
When it came down to actually snapping the football and advancing it down the field last season, the Dolphins simply didn't do it very well. In fact, Miami was 26th in a 32-team league in scoring, 27th in total offensive yardage and 28th in time of possession.