DT Eddie Goldman latest ex-Chicago Bears player to sign with Atlanta Falcons

Another former Chicago Bears player is headed to the Atlanta Falcons. Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, who was released by the Bears in March, signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Wednesday. Atlanta released safety Brad Hawkins in a corresponding move. Goldman becomes the sixth former Bears player to sign with the Falcons this offseason, … Read more

Cleveland Browns trade Baker Mayfield to Carolina Panthers for conditional draft pick

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional draft pick, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Panthers will pay $4.85 million of Mayfield’s salary while the Browns will pay $10.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mayfield has agreed to … Read more

Ron Rivera says Terry McLaurin’s extension impacts entire Washington Commanders organization

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera viewed receiver Terry McLaurin as more than just a receiver who needed to be extended. He was a key player for an organization trying to rebuild its image amid a congressional investigation. “He’s an organizational signing,” Rivera said. “It impacts not just the football side but the … Read more

Boston University researchers say late NFL star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had degenerative brain disease CTE

Demaryius Thomas had the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, which is linked to repeated blows to the head, according to an announcement Tuesday by doctors from Boston University who had been studying the former NFL star’s brain through the Concussion Legacy Foundation ( CLF). Thomas was found dead in his … Read more

Jody Allen – Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers not for sale yet but eventually will be

4:16 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — Jody Allen, the de facto owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, said in a statement Tuesday that the teams are not currently for sale but eventually will be. Allen’s statement comes on the heels of last month’s report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that … Read more

Attorneys seek NFL investigation documents into Deshaun Watson

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys for multiple women suing Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct are seeking the documents from the NFL’s investigation into the former Houston Texans quarterback. According to the motion filed Friday by the women’s attorneys, Tony Buzbee and Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey, the legal team seeks any and all reports and files from … Read more

Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing over after three days, no timetable for ruling

Deshaun Watson’s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has finished after three days, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano on Thursday. Watson’s hearing began Tuesday morning and ended Thursday evening. Watson has been accused in civil lawsuits by 25 women of actions ranging from sexual assault … Read more

NFL pushing to suspend Deshaun Watson indefinitely

The NFL insisted on an indefinite suspension while Deshaun Watson’s legal team argued there’s no basis for that punishment as both sides presented their cases in front of a retired judge in Delaware on Tuesday, two people in attendance told the Associated Press. The hearing will continue on Wednesday and Watson is scheduled to be … Read more

Deshaun Watson’s NFL hearing to continue through at least Wednesday, source says

Deshaun Watson’s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has concluded for the day, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported Tuesday. The hearing is scheduled to resume Wednesday and may continue even longer than that, a source told Graziano. Watson has been accused by 25 women of actions ranging … Read more

Washington Commanders, Terry McLaurin agree to three-year extension with $28M signing bonus

Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is signing a three-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money that places him among the NFL’s five highest-paid WRs, sources told ESPN. Agents Buddy Baker and Tony Bonagura of Exclusive Sports Group finalized the deal Tuesday with Washington senior vice president of football operations Rob Rogers. … Read more