How NFL offensive linemen escape the 5,000-calorie lunch and transform in retirement

How NFL offensive linemen escape the 5,000-calorie lunch and transform in retirement 7:30 AM ET It’s 3 p.m., and Joe Thomas needs to eat. He’s driving with his family but is getting hungry. Is it really hunger? He doesn’t know. Throughout his entire NFL career as an offensive tackle with the Cleveland Browns, Thomas was […]

Washington Redskins’ nickname has been under fire for decades

Washington Redskins’ nickname has been under fire for decades 6:30 PM ET The Washington Redskins‘ nickname has been mired in controversy for decades. Former team owner Jack Kent Cooke said in 1988: “There is not a single, solitary jot, tittle, whit chance in the world” that the Redskins change their nickname. “I like the name, […]

Against NFLPA advice, Lions’ Matthew Stafford holds group workouts

Against NFLPA advice, Lions’ Matthew Stafford holds group workouts 9:43 AM ET Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions‘ front office have said for months that the quarterback is healthy and ready for the 2020 season. On Thursday, videos posted on Instagram by his wife, Kelly, showed it. Stafford worked out at a school with receiver […]

After ’19 clunker, Adam Gase tasked with fixing Jets’ broken offense

After ’19 clunker, Adam Gase tasked with fixing Jets’ broken offense 6:00 AM ET The 2019 New York Jets were historically bad on offense. They finished last in total yards for only the third time in the past 49 years, and that’s kind of wild when you think about how many bad offenses they have […]

The inside story of the XFL’s sudden collapse, and what comes next for spring football

The inside story of the XFL’s sudden collapse, and what comes next for spring football 7:30 AM ET April 10 was payday at the XFL. Kurt Hunzeker hadn’t slept. As the St. Louis BattleHawks’ president, his job was to shepherd the team into a presumptive 2021 season. Kickoff to that second season was at least […]

We ranked NFL teams’ continuity from 1-32: Bills and Chiefs lead the way

We ranked NFL teams’ continuity from 1-32: Bills and Chiefs lead the way 6:00 AM ET NFL NationESPN The coronavirus pandemic forced NFL teams to shut down this spring and summer, creating an offseason devoid of in-person organized team activities and minicamps. This could be especially problematic for teams that made a lot of moves […]

We re-drafted the NFL from scratch: Mahomes in Cincy, Rodgers in Vegas, more

We re-drafted the NFL from scratch: Mahomes in Cincy, Rodgers in Vegas, more Jun 8, 2020 NFL NationESPN What if every NFL team had a complete do-over in building its roster? What if every single player were a free agent? What if the worst team in the league had a chance to add a Super […]

Biggest misses of the NFL offseason: Packers pass on WRs, Lions still need pass-rushers

Biggest misses of the NFL offseason: Packers pass on WRs, Lions still need pass-rushers 7:30 AM ET ESPN NFL Insiders For every big NFL offseason signing, savvy draft selection or forward-thinking trade, there is a curious failure by another team to address an area of need. We asked our panel of NFL experts for the […]