Saban: Last season ‘a rebuilding year’ for Tide

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Despite winning the SEC, beating Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl and competing in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Alabama coach Nick Saban looked back on last season Wednesday and called it “kind of a rebuilding year.” While

QB Jacoby Brissett ready to be ‘next man up’ for Browns following Deshaun Watson suspension

Following the six-game suspension of Deshaun Watson for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, attention now turns to his temporary on-field replacement — one who could play a major role for the Cleveland Browns this season. Jacoby Brissett figures to assume the starting QB role in Watson’s absence (the NFL

Tyrann Mathieu reports for Saints training camp after extended absence for personal reasons

Tyrann Mathieu has arrived at New Orleans Saints training camp following an extended absence, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday Mathieu was allowed to miss the start of camp by the Saints for an undisclosed “personal family matter.” He sat out the team’s first six practice sessions. The Honey

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie taking advantage of more slot opportunities

While much of the offseason spotlight in Buffalo has been on the expected Year 3 leap from Gabriel Davis and the star quality of Stefon Diggs, Isaiah McKenzie has generated buzz early in training camp. The 27-year-old has bounced around the NFL since becoming a fifth-round pick by the Denver

Buccaneers QB, seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turns 45 today

Today the GOAT turns 45 years old. While Tom Brady’s birthday is not yet an NFL holiday — wait 10 years for the league to launch “Tom Brady Training Camp Day” where fans can pet goats and eat cake — it’s as close as any name day comes. Born August 3,

Legendary announcer Vin Scully passes away at age 94

A storyteller for the ages and the voice of generations, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. “He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their

Projecting NFL’s 2022 stat leaders: Joe Burrow, Derrick Henry and Nick Bosa poised to make noise

NFL training camps are in session and the calendar just turned to August, which means one very important thing … It’s officially PREDICTIONS SEASON!! Well, actually, I am a bit of a stickler for calling the output of my models projections, as opposed to predictions. When you refer to something

Steelers GM Omar Khan on WR Diontae Johnson amid hold-in: ‘We hope he is going to be a Steeler for a long time’

Along with his first training camp, Omar Khan is also dealing with his first hold-in as Pittsburgh Steelers general manager. Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson remains present at team practices but not participating amid a stalemate on a contract extension. Khan said Tuesday the team and Johnson’s representatives have taken

NFL announces findings and discipline following independent investigation of integrity of the game policy violations by the Miami Dolphins

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified the Miami Dolphins of the discipline imposed for violations of NFL policies relating to the integrity of the game. Today’s announcement follows a six-month investigation covering events from 2019-2022 that was led by former U.S. Attorney and SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a

Rams ‘lessened’ Matthew Stafford’s workload while QB manages elbow issue

Matthew Stafford returned to the practice field to open training camp after not throwing during spring workouts due to an elbow issue. But the Los Angeles Rams continue to manage how much work the Super Bowl-winning quarterback gets in the ramp-up to the regular season. Coach Sean McVay said Monday