Roundup: Vikings acquire DT P.J. Hall from Raiders in trade

The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t cut defensive tackle P.J. Hall after all, but he’s still no longer part of the organization. After informing Hall today that he was being released, Las Vegas traded the former second-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a conditional seventh-rounder in 2021, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Vikings later confirmed the trade. The pick is contingent upon Hall being on the roster for

Top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates: Lawrence over Fields

Imagine Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields delivering the Heisman Trophy-winning moment — a Lawrence TD pass against Notre Dame, or a spectacular play from Fields to beat rival Michigan — without a throng of fans there to roar. Or some of the top contenders for the award opting not to play for part or all of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the college football season in

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC East Fantasy Camp (AKA Eastern Promises)

Marcas Grant is joined by Bob Harris of Football Diehards and Bob Lung of Big Guy Fantasy Sports for a brand new NFL Fantasy Football Podcast! In this all NFC East episode, the trio starts out by previewing each team and answering any questions surrounding some of their players (5:30). Next, the group does the “Superlatives” segment where they answer who will be the top scoring running back and wide

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson among group to buy XFL for $15M

We might not have seen the last of the XFL. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was among a group of winning bidders to buy XFL parent company Alpha Entertainment LLC for $15 million, per a Monday press release. The actor and former WWE superstar is joined by prominent entrepreneur Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners in the purchase. “The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry

Carroll 'open' to Josh Gordon return, A.B. situation 'complex'

Still smiling wide in the afterglow of a trade that brought Jamal Adams to his secondary, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is not yet closing the door on other high-profile moves. Fielding questions from reporters Monday, Carroll indicated the franchise is still keeping an open eye on wide receiver Antonio Brown, who’s under suspension, or wideout Josh Gordon, who most recently played for the Seahawks before his latest suspension.

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich attempts to clarify position on #WeAreUnited group

One day after his reported comments to wide receiver Kassidy Woods created a stir, Washington State coach Nick Rolovich released a statement Monday night attempting to clarify the situation.  Woods said Sunday that Rolovich made it clear that remaining aligned with the group of Pac-12 athletes who are seeking "fair treatment for college athletes," some threatening to sit out to achieve those goals, could jeopardize his future with the Cougars.  Rolovich

When does 'Hard Knocks' 2020 start? HBO premiere date, trailer for Rams, Chargers

With the NFL preseason schedule on the verge of coronavirus-related cancellation in 2020, “Hard Knocks,” perhaps against better judgment, might be the league’s only national television action during training camp. Despite concerns about keeping players and team personnel safe over the next month-plus, the documentary series will air on HBO as planned for a 15th season, this time with the NFL Films cameras getting an all-access pass to the Rams and the

Sources: OBJ not opting out despite earlier fears

Covers the Big 12 Joined in 2011 Graduate of Washington & Lee University Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. is not expected to opt out of the 2020 season, sources confirmed to ESPN, despite comments published Monday by the Wall Street Journal from an interview conducted before the receiver reported to training camp and saw the team’s facilities. Beckham has been a full participant in the Browns’ COVID-19 intake

U.S. Navy investigating videos of racist demonstration involving Colin Kaepernick jersey, attack dogs

The United States Navy SEALs on Sunday announced that they were investigating a 2019 demonstration caught on camera in which four military working dogs are seen attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. According to the SEALs’ statement, they were made aware of the demonstration when a pair of year-old videos resurfaced on social media over the weekend. The videos initially were posted on Instagram but have since been removed.

Saints rent hotel to create optional team bubble

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Saints rented out four floors of the Loews Hotel in downtown New Orleans to create an optional bubblelike atmosphere for players and staff members who choose to stay there during the next month of training camp. “It’s not a bubble. It’s