2022 NFL season: Three teams ready to make playoff run after missing out in ’21

It’s that time of year again, the months-long window between the end of the NFL draft and the start of training camp, the period in which rosters are largely locked in, schedules are set, and it feels much safer to make predictions about the upcoming season. Many of us like

Saints expect WR Thomas to be ready for camp

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Receiver Michael Thomas is not yet participating in New Orleans Saints OTAs. But he is expected back from his ankle injury in time for training camp, according

Falcons move defensive back Avery Williams to running back

With a dearth of skill-position talent currently on the roster, the Atlanta Falcons are moving a young defensive back to the offensive side of the ball. Avery Williams, who returned kicks and punts and played 121 defensive snaps during his 2021 rookie season, will play running back for the Falcons

Highsmith leaves Seahawks for role at Miami

Seattle Seahawks scouting executive Alonzo Highsmith has accepted a position at his alma mater, the University of Miami. The school announced Thursday that Highsmith has been hired as the Hurricanes’ general manager of football operations. A Miami native, Highsmith returns to the program he starred for as a fullback from

Barnwell ranks the NFL teams with the worst offseasons: What went right, what went wrong and what’s next

Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com. Over the next two weeks, I’m going to rank the NFL’s 32 offseasons. Let’s start with the worst 16 offseasons and rank them from 32 to 17. I’ll finish up with the top 16 next Wednesday. For the purposes of considering these

Colts HC Frank Reich on bringing in QB Nick Foles: ‘I wanted Nick since I’ve been here’

Having won Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and had a statue erected in his honor, Nick Foles’ NFL highlights rival that of any player’s. However, at this point in his career, he finds himself in just about a perfect situation with the Indianapolis Colts playing under head coach Frank Reich

Judge denies NFL motion to dismiss Jon Gruden lawsuit

LAS VEGAS — The NFL lost a bid Wednesday to scuttle a lawsuit by former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden accusing the league of a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” to force him to resign last October, including the leaking of offensive emails he wrote. A Nevada judge ruled against

Cardinals GM Steve Keim confident long-term deal will get done ‘this summer’ with Kyler Murray: ‘He is our future’

Kyler Murray’s absence from organized team activities this week was another reminder of the well-documented saga between the star quarterback and the Cardinals this offseason. In an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show Wednesday, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim conveyed confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement, while

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson’s absence from OTAs: ‘It’s for him to talk about’

It’s May 25, and Lamar Jackson still isn’t close to signing a contract extension. We’re traveling a well-worn road at this point, but an important one. The Ravens have built much of their offensive identity (and franchise as a whole) around Jackson and his special talents, but they can’t guarantee