Rob Ninkovich ‘heartbroken’ by four-game suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots starting defensive end Rob Ninkovich will serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 regular season after a positive test for a banned substance. About 70 Santa Clara police officers work each 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium, according to NBC Bay Area. The union letter says Kaepernick’s protest has… Read More »

The lazy person’s guide to fantasy football drafts

You’re lazy. I get it, you want to play fantasy football but don’t want to put the work in. You also don’t want to come in last because, well … coming in last sucks. You don’t want to scour the waiver wire or read about practice reports or listen to some analyst drone on about… Read More »

Seattle has not been kind to Tony Romo over the years

SEATTLE — There was a time, however briefly, when Seattle was a nice place for Tony Romo to visit. Romo had trouble breathing for much of the rest of the game, but he was flawless, completing 21 of 32 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Then there was Thursday. Three plays into what was… Read More »

Julio Jones: Usain Bolt amazing but not football-ready

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Alex Van Pelt has been on both sides of the debate about whether to play a quarterback in the preseason. As a former NFL quarterback, he liked playing in the preseason. As Aaron Rodgers’ position coach, he’s not so fond of it. “As an ex-player I think, yeah, you do want… Read More »

Titans rookie Derrick Henry shifts spotlight to his on-field production

“I mean, I don’t know how you get information from these guys. They are quiet professionals. That’s OK. I think that’s a good thing. They do their job. I guess when they have to answer the questions, they answer the questions.” Henry was practically aglow Saturday night after a dominant, 10-carry, 74-yard game with a… Read More »

Cardinals give Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald 1-year extensions

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell called the news about Carson “great.” “You can’t win without a quarterback in this league and Carson’s been working hard. He looks like he found the fountain of youth. The guy never gets old. He just looks better and better each day. Going against him I just see his movement… Read More »

Myles Jack getting first-team reps with Jaguars

If the Jaguars hope to turn their long-suffering defense around, they need Jack and first-round pick Jalen Ramsey to emerge in a hurry. If they pay off, this unit has the players in place to make waves in the AFC. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders Carr is an athlete who is also very football smart, and… Read More »