QB Smith on Seahawks talks: ‘Looking very good’

Pro Bowl quarterback Geno Smith told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that contract talks with the Seattle Seahawks are underway and the prospects of the two sides reaching a deal are “looking very good.” Smith, 32, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. “We’ve had talks and we’re in the process of getting all that settled right now,” Smith said from the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas in an interview that airs Friday afternoon. “It’s looking very […]

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Sources: Alabama to hire Notre Dame OC Rees

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has accepted the job to become Alabama’s offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. The former star quarterback for the Irish took the job officially on Friday, sources told ESPN, and he has informed Notre Dame officials of his decision. Ultimately for Rees, the opportunity to work for Nick Saban proved to be a deciding factor. Rees, 30, is one of the bright young minds rising in the sport. He’s spent the past three years as […]

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NFL, partners to promote CPR education, improve safety for young athletes

The National Football League and its long-time partners, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, today announced a commitment to promote cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education and work with coaches and others involved in youth sports to ensure they have the proper training and equipment to respond to medical emergencies. Amid the current national dialogue on emergency preparedness in sports, the NFL is supporting these efforts through activations during Super Bowl week, amplifying CPR educational materials, and enhancing long-term […]

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REVEALED: Eagles' Josh Sills 'forced a woman to perform oral sex'

REVEALED: Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills ‘forced a woman to perform oral sex on him for 20 minutes in his truck in 2019,’ according to rape and kidnapping charges in Ohio court documents Josh Sills is alleged to have forced a woman to perform oral sex on him in 2019 Sills is effectively suspended for the Super Bowl as he faces a rape charge Click here for all your latest international sports news from DailyMail.com Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills […]

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Debuting the 2024 recruiting class rankings: The top 10, including Georgia, Notre Dame and … Iowa?!

National recruiting analyst and analyst for ESPNU More than a decade of college and pro coaching experience. Graduated from Indiana and Nebraska-Omaha As college football’s 2023 recruiting cycle comes to a close, it’s now time for the 2024 class to step squarely into the spotlight. No, it’s never too early to start ranking next year’s classes, even with over 10 months until the early signing period and with over 220 ESPN Junior 300 recruits still uncommitted. But as previous classes […]

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Where should Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers want to land? Ranking 13 QB-needy teams by best situation

Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com. One of my favorite columns to write toward the end of every NFL season is a look at which possible vacancies might appeal to the league’s top head-coaching candidates. There’s a lot to be learned from evaluating where each team stands, scoping out what their roster looks like over the next couple of seasons and how each organization tends to treat the people they hire when things go wrong. Let’s approach a […]

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New Chargers OC Kellen Moore eager to build around team: ‘This thing, we’re going to do it together’

New Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was not out of work for long after parting ways with the Cowboys, and now he’s set his sights on reinvigorating a Los Angeles offense that wilted in the second half of a loss to Jacksonville on Super Wild Card Weekend in which it blew a 27-point lead. That process will hinge most principally on quarterback Justin Herbert. “Justin, we know the physical talent,” Moore told reporters during his introductory news conference, via the […]

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Hall of Fame NFL executive Beathard dies at 86

Bobby Beathard, who spent more than three decades as an NFL executive, has died at the age of 86. He died Monday from complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, his son Casey told The Washington Post. A 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee as a contributor, Beathard was a personnel executive for five teams in his career, including Super Bowl champions in Miami and Washington. He was part of 10 division winners and four Super […]

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Tom Brady says he’s retiring ‘for good’ after 23 seasons in NFL with Buccaneers, Patriots

Tom Brady is retiring, again. The legendary quarterback said in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday that he’s “retiring, for good” after 23 seasons in the NFL. “Good morning, guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring … for good,” Brady said. “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record, and I’d let you guys know first. It won’t be long-winded. […]

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Debating NFL head-coach hires: Will Sean Payton, DeMeco Ryans find success?

ESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduate Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels The slow trickle of NFL head coaching news gave way to a geyser on Tuesday, as news of Sean Payton’s hire by the Denver Broncos and DeMeco Ryans’ selection to the top job of the Houston Texans emerged in the space of a few minutes. Payton’s name was the biggest of the 2023 […]

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