SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos reacts against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NFL franchise tag deadline tracker: Who signed, who didn’t?

Friday afternoon was the deadline for NFL players given the franchise tag to sign long-term deals. Eight players were given the tag in 2016: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, Kansas City Chiefs safety […]

Packers quarterback Brett Favre in the pocket during game between the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York on November 5, 2006.  Buffalo won 24-10. (Photo by Mark Konezny/NFLPhotoLibrary)

Jets tried to trade up for Brett Favre in 1991 draft

Brett Favre couldn’t get the Jets into the playoffs in 2008, his one season with the team. He might have led them to a few postseason berths if the Jets were successful in their attempt to trade up for Favre in the 1991 NFL draft. Ron Wolf was the Jets’ director of player personnel under […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 20:  Julius Peppers #90 of the Carolina Panthers against quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jared Allen says he told Brett Favre to ‘stay retired’

Jared Allen tried to tell Brett Favre to stay retired before the 2010 season, but he wouldn’t listen. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf sent Allen, Steve Hutchinson and Ryan Longwell to Mississippi to convince Favre to come back, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Hutchinson and Longwell carried out the owner’s orders. But Allen, ever the […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins 35-18 during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers tells a pair of frightening concussion stories

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a pair of reported concussions during the 2010 NFL season. The two-time NFL MVP talked about both head injuries with Bill Simmons on HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday,” and the details—provided by Jason Wilde of ESPN—represent more frightening evidence of the danger of concussions. After the first injury, which he suffered on […]

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John Cena blasts Roger Goodell in ESPYS opening

WWE superstar John Cena is known for being dominant in the ring, but he’s much more intelligent and savvy than many would think. Cena has begun branching out his career to work on life outside of wrestling, landing TV and movie gigs along the way. And he was given a pretty big honor on Wednesday […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21:  A helmet of the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Forbes declares the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable sports team in the world

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports team in the world. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are now valued at a remarkable $4 billion, giving Jerry Jones’ NFL franchise the overall lead over Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for the title of the world’s most valuable team. The New York Yankees and Manchester United of the English […]

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Running back Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins is upended by cornerback Donte Whitner #20 of the Buffalo Bills during a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Ricky Williams says majority of players, some coaches use marijuana

SI.com’s documentary of former NFL running back Ricky Williams has been released today, and among the nuggets in the film is Williams’ claim that between 60 to 70 percent of NFL players, as well as some coaches, smoke marijuana. Williams rushed for 10,009 yards in an 11-year career that never lived up to its promise after the […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass during the first half of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

No QB faced more pressure in 2015 than Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers faced more plays under pressure than any quarterback in the NFL last season. According to statistics compiled by Football Outsiders, Rodgers’ 203 pressured passing plays led the NFL, with Blake Bortles’ and Teddy Bridgewater’s 189 finishing second among quarterbacks with at least 200 qualifying plays. A two-time NFL MVP, […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 21:  Steve Smith Sr. #89 of the Baltimore Ravens works out on the field before the start of the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Steve Smith goes off about NFL’s Top 100 list

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has never been one to shy away from criticism, and when he feels he’s being wronged or sold short, he speaks his mind. So when the NFL Network released the majority of its Top 100 list (players ranked No. 1 through No. 10 will be revealed on Wednesday night) […]

BOSTON - MAY 01:  Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees goes back into the dugout after popping out to third base in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park May 1, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Eight biggest traitors in sports history

Kevin Durant provided some Fourth of July fireworks, lighting up the NBA landscape with his decision to sign with the Warriors. The Warriors stormed back from a 3-1 deficit in this year’s Western Conference finals to defeat Durant and the Thunder in seven games. A rivalry was born, and now Durant is switching sides. A […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell made a lot of money in 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been amassed in turmoil over the last few years, but that hasn’t stopped him from making a ton of money. The Sports Business Journal was able to obtain the league’s tax findings, and found out that Goodell made a cooL $32 million in 2015. NFL paid Goodell $32 mil in […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws the ball in the first half against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Six most overpaid NFL quarterbacks in 2016

Andrew Luck is buying if there’s ever an occasion when a group of active NFL quarterbacks go out for dinner. The Colts signed their quarterback to a six-year, $139 million deal. It’s the biggest contract in NFL history, according to Spotrac. In this age of the $20 million quarterback, Luck now tops the list with […]

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 26:  Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan of the Chicago Bears gets carried off the field by defensive lineman Richard Dent #95 and teammate as they celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots in Super bowl XX at Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1996 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Bears won 46-10.  (Photy by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Buddy Ryan’s eight most memorable NFL moments

The NFL lost a colorful character on Tuesday. Buddy Ryan was so controversial that no one seems to agree on his age. ESPN.com says he died at 85. The New York Daily News says he was 82. There’s no debate, however, about the mark Ryan made in the NFL as a defensive innovator. He was the […]

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GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08:   Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Packers teammate: Aaron Rodgers is ‘going to have a career year’

A disappointing 2015 season now in the rear view mirror, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing for a potentially huge comeback in 2016. “Aaron is as dedicated as I’ve ever seen him,” one offensive teammate told Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. “He’s always dedicated but even more now. I think he’s going to have […]

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