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Jabrill Peppers expecting better things in second season

The Browns made safety Jabrill Peppers a first-round pick last year in a bid to add a playmaker to the back end of their defense, but his impact was muted during his rookie season. Peppers had 57 tackles and an interception in 13 games and part of the reason he didn’t produce as hoped was [more]

Jon Gruden revels in ripping off the Chiefs

That close friendship between Andy Reid and Jon Gruden could be tested, sooner or later. Gruden, now the coach of the Raiders, recently did a victory lap regarding the team’s signing of former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. “Last time I was here in Oakland, we stole [quarterback] Rich Gannon from Kansas City, we took [receiver] Andre Rison [more]

Tom Brady gets in a workout, in Monaco

Tom Brady can’t plead the fifth regarding his offseason whereabouts. He’s in Europe, hanging out at the Monaco Grand Prix. And he’s getting in a workout. Sort of. Red Bull Racing has posted a video of Brady throwing a football from a mega-yacht to Daniel Ricciardo, who is standing on a small boat roughly the [more]

Packers refining offense rather than "starting from scratch"

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in April that it feels like his first offseason with the team rather than his 13th as the team has hired new coordinators on both sides of the ball. On offense, McCarthy said the team went “back to Page 1 in the playbook” but it sounds like the differences from [more]

Sunday morning one-liners

Bills coach Sean McDermott paid a visit to patients a Buffalo children’s hospital recently. There’s a new baby on the way for Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill and his wife. LB Dont'a Hightower continues working his way back to the Patriots lineup. Jets legend Joe Namath looks back on his life as he turns 75. Early [more]

Marcell Dareus doing well in his first offseason for the Jaguars

No one has ever doubted Marcell Dareus‘s talent for the defensive tackle position, but his effort has sometimes been lacking, he’s had off-field issues, and last year the Bills decided they’d had enough and traded him halfway through the season to the Jaguars. In Jacksonville, there are no issues. Dareus played well last season for [more]

New York Congressman elaborates on his criticism of the Jets

In a Saturday morning tweet, New York Congressman Peter King criticized the Jets’ reluctance to fine players for protesting during the anthem, questioning whether CEO Christopher Johnson would provide the same cover for players who display “Nazi salutes or spew racism” under the guise of free speech. Later in the day, King elaborated on his [more]