DeShone Kizer gets the chance to lead the Browns back from oblivion

The Cleveland Browns will start their 27th quarterback since 1999. After a spirited preseason competition between Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, and DeShone Kizer, it was Kizer who stood out enough to earn the starting role for the team’s regular season opener against the Steelers, the team announced Sunday. The NFL and the Texans will continue […]

Burfict took down Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman with a big hit while he was running a passing route.

The league has a new rule against just such a move this season, and Burfict was suspended five games, but had the punishment reduced to three games after an appeal. In his six seasons in the NFL, and even long before that, Vontaze Burfict has toed the line between violent linebacker and out-of-control player with […]

The Rams were 300-1 underdogs to win the title before their fateful season.

Dick Vermeil’s season in 1998, including a 1-6 record in games decided by seven points or fewer. They had added weapons during the offseason in Colts running back Marshall Faulk and first-round pick Torry Holt, but quarterback Trent Green tore his ACL during the preseason, turning things over to backup Kurt Warner, who had thrown […]

Martellus Bennett on brother Michael’s incident: ‘A hug is the best thing you can give’

Martellus Bennett heard from his brother, Michael Bennett, in the immediate aftermath of what happened in Las Vegas on Aug. 27. But when Martellus saw the video of the incident involving his sibling for the first time on Wednesday, he had to excuse himself from a meeting room at Lambeau Field, where he and the […]

Ameer Abdullah returns as the starting running back after playing only two games last season because of a foot injury

Despite maneuvering in the draft to select Deshaun Watson 12th overall, and then watching the quarterback flash in the preseason some of the considerable talent that enabled him to lead Clemson to the national championship last season, the Texans remain staunchly committed to fourth-year pro Tom Savage, an unheralded career backup, as their starter. Ben […]

DeMarre Carroll admits he wasn’t a good fit for Raptors’ iso-heavy offense

DeMarre Carroll hasn’t held his tongue since the Raptors traded him in a salary dump to the Brooklyn Nets on July 9. And in his July 19 introductory presser with local Nets media — after already addressing his role in Toronto’s offense — Carroll acknowledged again that he wasn’t the best fit for the Raptors’ […]