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San Diego becomes 6th Alliance league member

San Diego will be the site of the sixth franchise in the Alliance of American Football league that debuts next February.<p>The team will play at San …

Kaepernick collusion case proving that teams viewed him as a starting quarterback

Getty Images<p>Remember when quarterback Colin Kaepernick initially went unsigned after becoming a free agent in March 2017? Remember the false and …

A statistical sneak peek at the QB class of 2019

Five quarterbacks went in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, bringing a new hope to their respective franchises in the process. While those teams …

2018 NFL QB tiers: From franchise guys to just guys, where your likely starter ranks

It's time to revisit our tiers from last season to see what we got right and wrong<p>Two years back I determined my own strata for evaluating starting …

Prisco's 2018 offensive rookies of the year - CBSSports.com

On CBS Sports HQ, NFL analyst Danny Kanell joins Evan Washburn and senior NFL writer Pete ...<p>On CBS Sports HQ, NFL analyst Danny Kanell and senior …

Football (U.S.)

PFF's top 25 NFL players under 25 for 2018

With the draft in the rearview mirror, we are officially in offseason mode. Being months away from any real football being played, it’s time to …

Here are the nine NFL teams that still need a long-term plan at quarterback

The Giants are one of nine teams with an unsettled quarterback-of-the-future situation<p>As usual, the quarterback position has drawn a ton of attention …

5 NFL head coaches on the hot seat for the 2018 season

Niner Noise broadens out to the entirety of the NFL and looks at five head coaches on the hot seat for this upcoming season.<p>Ah, it feels good not …

Football (U.S.)

The best players left at every position for the second wave of NFL free agency

DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, Johnathan Hankins, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are just a few of the free agents who could fly off the market soon.<p>The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books and any remaining needs for teams can only be filled by parsing through the remaining veteran talent on the …

2019 NFL mock draft: 3 quarterbacks in the top 10?

While this year’s draft was loaded with big names and impressive depth at the top of the quarterback class, next year’s crop of top passers appears to have far more questions than answers.<p>That said, the importance of the position in today’s NFL will always lead to those players coming off the board …

Fantasy Football

2019 NFL draft: Projecting next year's 1st-round order

It’s never too early to look ahead to the next NFL draft, and this year is no exception.<p>Here’s an early projection for the first-round order of the 2019 NFL draft, using the latest Super Bowl odds from Bovada:<p>1. New York Jets<p>2. Miami Dolphins<p>3. Chicago Bears<p>4. Cincinnati Bengals<p>5. Buffalo Bills<p>6. …

Fantasy Football

Ranking all 32 NFL quarterback rooms after 2018 NFL Draft

Quarterback is the most important individual position in the NFL, but it still has strength in numbers. Every team aspires to have a top starting QB, …

Every NFL Team's Undrafted Free Agent Most Likely to Make the Roster

Who will be the next Case Keenum, Andrew Norwell or Malcolm Butler? All three cashed in during free agency after entering the NFL as undrafted free agents.<p>The majority of league rosters are made up of former draft picks, but there are those who overcome the odds after being overlooked to become …

NFL's highest-paid players in 2018

Listing the NFL's highest-paid players is an inexact science. Jimmy Garoppolo's contract with the 49ers when he signed it in February, for example, …

Future stars: The top 25 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft may have finished just two days ago, but in true Bill Belichick fashion, we're looking ahead to 2019.<p>As teams focus on the …

2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Top 150 overall, plus breaking down first-round locks

Here's a closer look at the 27 players Jason La Canfora recently labeled as locks to go in Round 1<p>It's comforting to think at least something isn't …

Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

AP<p>Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.<p>On Saturday, Amnesty International …

11 NFL teams with the toughest schedules in 2018

The NFL will release the full 2018 schedule Thursday night, but with the list of opponents every team will face already public, each fanbase has a general idea of how tough their favorite team’s schedule will look for the upcoming season.<p>NFL.com calculated which teams have the toughest and easiest …

NFL

Friday Five: Ranking the top 2019 NFL Draft quarterback prospects heading into next season

These will be the names discussed endlessly heading into the 2019 NFL Draft<p>The NFL Draft begins in less than a week, meaning you only have so much …

NFL predictions: Rams, 49ers class of NFC West

The NFC West has vastly improved this offseason with notable free agent signings, and looks to put the rest of the NFC on notice come …

Top five NFL draft needs for all 32 teams

Every team will have to balance its draft board with team needs when making selections in the 2018 NFL draft, and there's no question that in many …

Which teams have the easiest and toughest schedules of the 2018 season?

Every year, the NFL schedule provides a sense of relief or agony for fans of each of the league's 32 franchises.<p>While opponents for the 2018 campaign …

Winners, losers of the 2018 NFL schedule

Wipe the champagne off your mouth. Clean up the windows you broke. The party's over, and now it's time to assess damage from the NFL's annual …

Identifying the biggest need for every NFC North team

<i>theScore goes division by division to identify the biggest positional needs for all 32 NFL teams entering the 2018 draft, which will be held from</i> …

NCAA approves kickoff rule change, and other ways to speed up the game

The kickoff rule that was most likely to be approved, has been approved. On Friday, the NCAA Football Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule that will …

There Are Conflicting Reports About Why The Seahawks Canceled A Workout For Colin Kaepernick

It’s been well over a year since Colin Kaepernick last touched an NFL football field, as the outspoken proponent of civil rights and the player that led the way on players silently protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem as all but been blackballed from the league.<p>There’s a lawsuit …

Ranking the 12 franchises that have never won a Super Bowl - which has best shot to be next?

This time just a few months ago there were 13 NFL franchises that hadn’t won a Super Bowl.<p>Then the Eagles stunned the Patriots and happily jumped off that list.<p>Which franchise has the best chance following the Eagles out of this group? Here’s our rankings – from “most unlikely,” to “it wouldn’t be …

NFL

Colin Kaepernick to be questioned today in his collusion grievance

Getty Images<p>Quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t said much since becoming a free agent more than a year ago and finding no takers for his services. On …

FOX: Color Rush uniforms are going away

Getty Images<p>Color Rush has cut to black.<p>With FOX inheriting the full <i>Thursday Night Football</i> schedule, FOX says that <i>Thursday Night Football</i> no longer …

Barnwell: Why drafting a QB is often a disaster ... and what that means for 2018

Apr 10, 2018<p>Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.<p><i>Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the NFL's issues evaluating quarterbacks,</i> …