Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes suffering from turf toe, not 100 percent

While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol, that is not the only injury concern for the former MVP. Sources say Mahomes was diagnosed with turf toe in his left foot following the Divisional Round win over the Cleveland Browns, an injury that limited his effectiveness on the field last week and during practice this week. Mahomes currently has no injury status and took almost

Lions to hire former Chargers HC Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator

Another big hire is heading to Detroit. The Lions are hiring former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Michael Lombardi of The Athletic first reported the news. Lynn, 52, joins a staff in Detroit that continues to take shape after the team announced earlier in the day that Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn has signed on to

New Jets HC Robert Saleh preaches togetherness, mum on Sam Darnold's future in intro presser

It’s a new dawn and a new day at One Jets Drive. The New York Jets introduced their new head coach Robert Saleh on Thursday afternoon, one week after announcing his hire. With Saleh’s arrival to New York comes a complete change in energy and outlook from the frustrating Adam Gase era, which ended three weeks ago after only two years. Saleh, the well-liked, energetic and telegenic San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rule Antonio Brown out of NFC championship game with knee injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Green Bay without seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown this weekend. Head coach Bruce Arians announced Friday that Brown’s knee injury would preclude him from playing in the NFC championship game. "To put him on the plane and fly out there and have it swell more doesn’t make any sense,” said Arians, who discussed the decision with Brown on Friday morning. "He wasn’t

Tom Brady, Bucs eager to play at Lambeau Field: 'We've been pretty good on the road'

Aaron Rodgers finally getting to play an NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field has been a ballyhooed storyline entering Sunday’s bout against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The chill of Green Bay plays advantage to the home team more than other venues. The Bucs, however, aren’t shaking in their boots. Bruce Arians’ club has won seven straight road games, including the past two playoff bouts, and were victorious in eight of

'Quiet confidence': Former teammate Tom House recalls Hank Aaron as a player and person

Predictable, authentic, consistent and the standard-bearer for excellence. That best describes the Henry Aaron that his teammates saw and knew on a daily basis during his legendary Major League career. Those words apply both to Aaron, the most feared player in the game during that time, and Aaron the person then and in the years to come.  He lived his life and went about his craft with the same unwavering

Toronto Blue Jays land top free agent George Springer with $150 million deal

The top hitter on the free-agent market this offseason has found his new home.  Outfielder George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a six-year, $150 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official. The 11th overall pick by the Houston Astros in the 2011 draft, Springer made his

NFL Championship Sunday: Five predictions you can trust in Buccaneers-Packers, Bills-Chiefs

Championship Sunday has arrived! By Sunday night, we’ll know which two teams will face off in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa. If you’re looking for my conference championship picks, you’ll have to tune into NFL Network’s NFL GameDay View (check local listings throughout the weekend). But like last week, I thought it’d be fun to preview the Championship Sunday showdowns through NFL Pick ‘Em Party. What is

Lions keen to take premiership step

Cameron Rayner and the Brisbane Lions have “unfinished business” to take care of this year. Having finished second on the AFL ladder for the past two seasons, and beaten in a preliminary final at the Gabba last year by Geelong, the Lions are desperate to turn near misses into the club’s first premiership since 2003. “We’ve got unfinished business from last year and we really want to work towards that,”

Dan Campbell: Detroit Lions to hire New Orleans assistant as head coach

New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell is to become the new head coach of the Detroit Lions. Campbell and the Lions have agreed to a six-year deal, according to multiple reports. The 44-year-old Campbell joins Detroit one day after new general manager Brad Holmes was introduced. Live NFL January 24, 2021, 7:00pm Live on The new regime takes over for Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn, the former coach