Dolphins RB Arian Foster turns back clock against Falcons

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster turned 30 on Wednesday. That usually is an age when players at his position go downhill fast in the NFL. However, Foster celebrated his birthday by turning back the clock Thursday night and showing the Miami Dolphins — his new team — that he still […]

Sean Payton’s fantasy advice on Michael Thomas: ‘Shoot, I’d try to have him’

As I wrote last week in my Saints WR projections, fantasy owners still need to temper their expectations for Thomas, because he is a rookie and because New Orleans has so many options in the passing game (Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener, among others). But clearly Thomas has a ton of upside. He […]

Broncos DE Vance Walker has torn ACL, likely to miss season

Jared Crick, a free-agent acquisition from Houston, and rookie Adam Gotsis, the Broncos’ second-round pick out of Georgia Tech, both figure to see increased time at defensive end in the absence of Walker. Gotsis, the highest-drafted Australian-born player, had his senior season at Georgia Tech cut short by a knee injury but has been having […]

Jay Cutler calls the Bears ‘a dumb team’ after repeated training camp fights

That’s probably the last thing Cutler and his coaches wanted to see. The Bears are already down center Hroniss Grasu, who tore his ACL last week, so they can’t really afford to lose any more offensive linemen — much less, their best one — before the season starts. “He’s got to be smarter than that,” […]

Iowa State DB Nigel Tribune arrested for OWI

In a statement, first-year Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell said Tribune has been suspended indefinitely. “We are aware of the charges filed against Nigel and we are in the process of gathering more information,” Campbell’s statement said. “Nigel has been suspended indefinitely from the football team under the student-athlete code of conduct policy.” Tribune […]

David Amerson’s success secret? No more video games

David Amerson finished last season as one of the NFL’s most-improved cornerbacks. Deep-sixing the Xbox helped. After signing a four-year, $38 million extension last week, the Raiders cover man explained how he went from getting cut by Washington last September to becoming a plug-and-play starter for Oakland. “It wasn’t really rocket science, to be honest […]