Former San Francisco 49er Bryant Young’s emotional tribute to his son highlights Hall of Fame induction

CANTON, Ohio — Being part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 holds a special — and painful — meaning for former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young. It’s an emotional reminder of his son Colby, who died of cancer Oct. 11, 2016. Colby’s favorite number, his dad said during his … Read more

Richie James could make Darius Slayton a Giants salary cap cut

It stands out the way aberrations are wont to do. What the heck got into Richie James the night of Nov. 5, 2020, when the nondescript third-year 49ers wide receiver erupted for nine catches for 184 yards and one touchdown in a loss to the Packers? Before that, James had just 15 career NFL receptions. … Read more

Chicago Bears OT Teven Jenkins returns to practice, denies clashing with coaches

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears offensive tackle Teven Jenkins returned to training camp Saturday after missing seven straight practices with an undisclosed injury. Jenkins, who is in a ramp up period, only participated in individual drills. The second-year lineman would not disclose specifics of his injury, including whether he got hurt during the team’s … Read more

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with a slap on the wrist

After Donald Sterling’s racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the guys with the biggest checkbooks. Then … Read more

Three fights in three days got a Saints rookie removed from practice

Trevor PenningPhoto: AP I know football is a physical sport, but when it’s your first time at OTAs, and you’re trying to make an impression that will keep you on an NFL roster for years to come, getting in fights with your teammates doesn’t seem like the best course of action. One fight? Okay, maybe … Read more

NFL appeals ruling that Deshaun Watson of Cleveland Browns should be suspended six games

BEREA, Ohio — The NFL on Wednesday appealed the six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watsonseeking a tougher penalty for violating the league’s personal conduct policy in the wake of disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson’s ruling Monday. In a statement, the league said it notified the NFL Players Association that it would appeal … Read more

NFL strips Miami Dolphins of 2023 first-round pick, fines Stephen Ross $1.5M for tampering with Tom Brady, Sean Payton

12:13 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — The NFL notified the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday that the team would be stripped of its 2023 first-round pick, among other disciplinary measures, for violations of league policies relating to the integrity of the game. Following a six-month investigation, the league found the Dolphins — primarily team owner … Read more

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 6 games for violating NFL’s personal conduct policy

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct, disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson ruled Monday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watson will not be fined, the source told Schefter. Robinson’s comprehensive 15-page conclusion stated that although Watson violated the personal … Read more

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson agrees to settle 3 more lawsuits as discipline ruling expected Monday

Sue L. Robinson, the disciplinary officer jointly appointed by the NFL and players’ union, is expected to issue a decision Monday on whether Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson violated the league’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct, sources confirmed to ESPN. Meanwhile, Watson has agreed to settle three of the remaining four active … Read more