METAIRIE, La. — Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux is returning to the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he was an all-star in 2014, a source confirmed to ESPN. Breaux, 28, signed just a one-year deal in hopes of a possible NFL return next year, according to the source. The news of his signing was
PITTSBURGH — Two years from free agency in a robust quarterback market, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t concerned with landing a record-breaking contract. “I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that — that’s more important to me,” the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback told ESPN from his football pro camp Sunday in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger taught youth
Acknowledging that he’s closer to retirement as he approaches his 41st birthday in August, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday that he’s still motivated to keep playing. “I think about it more now than I used to. I think I’m seeing that there’s definitely an
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — When it comes to Father’s Day, Orlando Brown Jr. doesn’t do anything special since his dad died seven years ago. Brown will call his mother as well as his brothers and sisters. “I just take time and remember,” Brown said. For Brown, he honors his father’s memory beyond one day. Every
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some of Patrick Mahomes‘ earliest memories are from baseball clubhouses, where he accompanied his father, Pat, a pitcher for six major league teams. Mahomes, then 5, recalls seeing his father’s Texas Rangers teammate Alex Rodriguez trying to perfect his swing by hitting off a tee before games in 2001. The frequent
CALGARY, Alberta — Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton’s regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats’ 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016.
Odell Beckham Jr. said he will attend the New York Giants‘ training camp next month, despite his desire for a new contract. When asked Saturday if the media will see him at training camp, Beckham replied, “Yes, sir. Yes, you will.” “No holdout,” added Beckham, who was working at his youth instructional camp Saturday. Giants
METAIRIE, La. — Forget Mike, Will and Sam. The New Orleans Saints should just label all of their linebackers, “Alpha.” After signing Demario Davis to a three-year, $24 million contract in free agency, the Saints now have four guys with a history of playing middle linebacker and serving as the signal-calling “quarterback of the defense”
CALGARY, Alberta — Johnny Manziel is behind Jeremiah Masoli on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ depth chart — and has his back, too. “We’re all behind Jeremiah, starting tomorrow,” Manziel said Friday, a day before Hamilton’s regular-season opener against the Calgary Stampeders. “More than anything, I want a win for this team. It’s more than me. It’s
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PHILADELPHIA — The most recent version of the “Philly Special” was thrown by Carson Wentz, and it wasn’t weird at all. The quarterbacks were going through individual drills at the Philadelphia Eagles minicamp Wednesday. Assistant coaches and trainers ran into the flat as the QBs worked on their three-step drops. But when Wentz’s turn came
After their Super Bowl LII win, the Philadelphia Eagles organization held a meeting to discuss what the championship rings should look like. It was suggested there that perhaps they “should go the elegant route” with the design. “And all the players jumped forward and said, ‘No, no no. The bigger and the bling-ier, the better,'”
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Christian Hackenberg’s release from the Oakland Raiders just three weeks after the team acquired him was more an indictment of the NFL system than it was of the third-year quarterback, coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. “Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can’t play,” Gruden said as the
PITTSBURGH — With constant head bobs, ear-to-ear smiles and a promise to make a Madden cover — as a Hall of Famer, though “I’m just playing; chill out” — JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s high-wattage personality came out in his first offseason interview from the Steelers’ locker room. But Smith-Schuster knows his epic “Fortnite” sessions with Drake and
TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn’t one to look at the big picture when it comes to his career. So when asked Wednesday if the Cardinals’ stable situation at quarterback could have an affect on his future, Fitzgerald deferred. “I’m just trying to get to February in one piece,” he said.
HOUSTON — After the Houston Texans‘ nine-week offseason program, Deshaun Watson is right where he wants to be as he rehabs from a torn right ACL. Houston’s second-year quarterback is only seven months removed from surgery on his right ACL, but looks ready for the regular season. The second-year quarterback said Wednesday that he has
After making a mistake, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made up for it by giving a high school senior the shirt off one of their players’ backs. In March, Twinsburg (Ohio) High School senior Justin Deeds received a text message from the Bucs reminding him about a meeting after his pro day workout at Ohio
10:49 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he wished star free safety Earl Thomas was taking part in the team’s offseason program as opposed to staying away as he seeks a new contract. That was about as negative as Carroll got on the subject of Thomas’