Both the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans followed the Steelers’ example.

The Colts said Brissett cleared two concussion tests during the game, in adherence to the league’s protocol, one of them by an independent neurologist. “Our guys, if they’re not 100 percent, they’re not going to put them back out there, period,” Colts Coach Chuck Pagano said. Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, […]

The Rams cannot get a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.

Because of that, Rams coach Sean McVay will hold out some starters for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the 49ers. After saying Tuesday he was pondering whether or not to rest quarterback Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, among others, McVay said Wednesday Goff and Gurley would not play on Sunday. McVay’s decision centers around left tackle […]

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’ […]

Breaking down new-look Panthers: Cam Newton can make full use of new toys

The Panthers went from 15-1 and reigning NFC champions to the ultimate Super Bowl hangover in 2016, going 6-10 and finishing last in the NFC South. They are trying to recover and rebound in the right way: offensively. After Carolina took the division and then the conference on the strength of the NFL’s highest-scoring offense […]

Ugly details emerge from David Price, Dennis Eckersley exchange on Red Sox plane

No one likes to be publicly criticized, or worse, have their friends publicly criticized. Professional athletes are no different. If they hear a critique of a teammate they don’t think is fair they will often tell their ‘haters’ what they think of them. David Price is taking on all ‘haters’ this year and that has […]