Lawrence tweets response to motivation critiques

Presumptive No. 1 NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence said in a series of tweets Saturday that quotes made by him that have led some to question his motivation are being “misread.” “I am internally motivated – I love football as much or more than anyone. It is a HUGE priority

10 boom-or-bust prospects in 2021 NFL draft: Trey Lance, Zach Wilson leave question marks

Part stock market, part casino, the NFL draft is a three-day (or yearlong, if you count all the legwork) exercise in weighing risk against reward. And the payoff — as well as the toll — of all 32 teams' decisions won't be entirely clear for years. Of course, when forced to account for

NFL Draft trending storylines: Davis Mills, the fastest 40s, the No 1 long snapper and the Miami duo

Pro Days are drawing to a close, NFL teams are finalising their boards and the rumour mill is picking up speed. It is almost Draft time. We are into the home stretch with just a fortnight to go until Commissioner Roger Goodell opens proceedings by announcing the first pick of

Cardinals sign ex-Steelers running back Conner

Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals added much-needed depth in the backfield on Tuesday when they agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner. Conner, 25, will

Julian Edelman retires after New England Patriots release three-time Super Bowl-winning wide receiver

Three-time Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Julian Edelman has announced his retirement after being released by the New England Patriots. Edelman was released after 12 years with the team, due to a failed physical. Last week, it was reported his knee issues – that hampered him in the 2020 season –

Darnold: NFL trade talk was ‘tough’ to deal with

Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As thrilled as Sam Darnold appears to get a second chance with the Carolina Panthers, he admitted it was tough moving on from the team that

Caleb Farley: 'NFL doctors confirmed I would be ready for the season' after medical checkup

Last week’s medical checkups in Indianapolis provided a positive timeline for potential first-round cornerback Caleb Farley. The Virginia Tech cornerback told Peter King for his Football Morning In America column that doctors said his recovery from back surgery in mid-March is on pace. “I got a lot of positive feedback

Projections for top 2021 NFL draft wideouts: Why DeVonta Smith stands alone

Following a college football season that was anything but normal, it is certainly daunting to try to sort through the top wide receiver prospects for the 2021 NFL draft. Some played only six games. Some skipped the season entirely. And not a single wide receiver ran the 40-yard dash at

Judge: Woman suing Watson must disclose name

Covered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduate HOUSTON — At an emergency hearing Friday morning, a Harris County judge ruled that one of the plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must identify herself by refiling her lawsuit with her name attached. The original lawsuit, filed by Houston attorney