3:48 PM ET COSTA MESA, Calif. — Out since June after suffering a pulmonary embolism due to blood clots, Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung will play for the first time this season against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Okung missed all of training camp and has been
6:24 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ window as a contender might not be all the way open yet, but there’s little doubt that it’s starting to slide upward. For proof, one need only to look at what they did Tuesday morning, landing veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos.
5:19 PM ET The Detroit Lions traded starting safety Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick on Tuesday. Diggs had been a starter for the Lions since 2017 at slot cornerback and safety. Over the past two seasons he had become one of Detroit’s most reliable
6:00 AM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marquez Valdes-Scantling found it humorous when someone suggested Aaron Rodgers‘ most recent performance — his perfect performance in terms of passer rating and most other reasonable devices to measure quarterback play — should be considered something of a breakout. “I mean, I wouldn’t say it was a breakout
11:34 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Emboldened by his terrific Week 6 performance, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold entered Monday night playing and talking like a true franchise quarterback. By the second quarter of the Jets’ 33-0 loss to the New England Patriots, he was talking like a beaten man. “I’m seeing ghosts,”
12:00 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Corey Linsley has seen this before. Well, maybe not exactly this because Aaron Rodgers has never finished a game with the best passer rating possible, the maximum 158.3. But this is Linsley’s sixth season as the Green Bay Packers‘ center and even what his quarterback did in Sunday’s
6:15 PM ET The Colts and Vikings got big division wins, but it was Aaron Rodgers’ six total touchdowns for the Packers that stole the offensive show in Week 7. And while it wasn’t pretty, the 49ers survived brutal conditions in Washington D.C. to move to 6-0 on the season. In the afternoon slate, Baltimore
11:36 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — If ever a team needed a game like Sunday’s, it was the Dallas Cowboys. A three-game losing streak ruined what were good feelings from the Cowboys’ 3-0 start. Doubt, at least from the exterior, was starting to creep in, especially after last week’s loss to the winless New York
4:21 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson played just three snaps in Sunday, all coming early in the first quarter, before he stood on the sidelines for the rest of Arizona’s 27-21 win over the New York Giants, but Chase Edmonds made sure the Cardinals didn’t miss a beat.
12:50 AM ET Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, will play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Trubisky suffered a dislocated left shoulder and slight labrum tear in the first quarter of Chicago’s victory over the Vikings on Sept. 29. Team doctors
5:13 PM ET New York Jets guard Kelechi Osemele, locked in a standoff with the organization over whether he needs shoulder surgery, did not practice Saturday and was fined for conduct detrimental to the team, a source said. Osemele, who hasn’t played or practiced since a Sept. 22 loss to the New England Patriots, is
6:00 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — The old adage when covering a team [or anything else] is to pay attention to what they do and not what they say. But in the case of the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3), it’s important to focus on each, because both their actions and words deviated from the norm this week,
5:23 PM ET The New York Jets and former Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele are engaged in a dispute over the severity of his shoulder injury. If Osemele doesn’t return to practice Saturday after sitting out nearly four weeks, he will be subject to a fine or suspension for conduct detrimental, a source said. Osemele
1:09 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Giants got two offensive weapons back for Sunday’s game with the Arizona Cardinals, as running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram were both cleared to play. Barkley has missed three games with a high ankle sprain and the running game has slowed without him.
1:37 AM ET DENVER — Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a medical school graduate but didn’t need any particular knowledge to immediately realize the severity of Patrick Mahomes‘ right knee injury. “Everybody could have known something was wrong,” Duvernay-Tardif said. Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in the second quarter of Thursday night’s game
4:11 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, not known for bold statements, stepped out of character on Thursday, setting huge expectations for his offense. “Right now, we’re just missing Chris [Herndon]. Once all the guys are back together, I think we’re unstoppable as an offense — or we can
Oct 15, 2019 NFL NationESPN As we conduct another version of the NFL Power Rankings, we got to thinking — what’s the one thing that could hold each team back? 2 Related Some teams have a lot of flaws to choose from (sorry, Dolphins and Redskins fans). Pinpointing a weakness on other teams might seem
7:45 PM ET The NFL trade deadline — 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 29 — is still two weeks away, but teams have been wheeling and dealing since August. The Miami Dolphins have added several picks, including two extra first-round picks in the 2020 NFL draft. The Houston Texans made a couple of bold