11:56 PM ET Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team’s mandatory, three-day minicamp this week. Smith posted a picture of the fine letter on his Instagram story Saturday, adding, “it’s still love!!” The letter shows the Jaguars fined him $14,775 for missing
11:00 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Watson and ‘The New Dad’s Playbook’: It was around this time two years ago, on Father’s Day weekend, when veteran tight end Benjamin Watson sent along his new book to this reporter with a nice message inside.
4:36 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf
1:00 AM ET PITTSBURGH — Alejandro Villanueva considered walking away from football in 2017. He was 28 years old and beginning business school at Carnegie Mellon. His exclusive-rights free-agent status kept him on league-minimum money despite two years as a starter at left tackle. So in 2017, Villanueva worked out with the Pittsburgh Steelers but
1:00 AM ET Isaac Rochell Editor’s note: Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell fell into a social media funk many of us can relate to. He found himself consumed by his accounts and missing out on the things right in front of him. He calls it “an unhealthy relationship with my phone.” So he
7:21 PM ET HOUSTON — The Houston Texans will no longer pursue New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager position, the team announced Friday. As a result, the Patriots dropped the tampering charges they filed on Wednesday against the Texans for the attempted hire of Caserio, sources told ESPN’s
4:51 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, it was announced Friday. If Gathers makes the 53-man roster, he will miss the Sept. 8 opener vs. the New York Giants and be eligible to return to
4:39 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One day after trading third-year tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick, the Detroit Lions announced Friday that the deal was rescinded because conditions weren’t met. The Lions then waived Roberts, per the club. Roberts didn’t pass his physical
3:08 PM ET Associated Press VISTA, Calif. — California prosecutors will retry Kellen Winslow II on eight charges left undecided by the jury that convicted the former NFL player of rape. The prosecution announced its decision Friday in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista. The new trial has been scheduled to begin on Sept.
9:57 AM ET Associated Press VISTA, Calif. — California prosecutors will retry Kellen Winslow II on eight charges left undecided by the jury that convicted the former NFL player of rape. The prosecution announced its decision Friday in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista. The new trial has been scheduled to begin Sept. 30.