San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan draws line on toughness after players throw punches in practice

San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan draws line on toughness after players throw punches in practice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After halting practice a second time because of a fight Tuesday, coach Kyle Shanahan called on his team to regroup. He quickly spoke a few chosen words about what had just happened. Beneath the anger was a simple message about how Shanahan wants his team to play. Physical? Absolutely. Hard? Sure. … Read more

Three fights in three days took a Saints rookie out of training

Three fights in three days took a Saints rookie out of training

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

Stock up, stock up after first week of Eagles training camp

Stock up, stock up after first week of Eagles training camp

The Philadelphia Eagles are five practices away from their 2022 training camp, so we’re a long way from a more comprehensive assessment of individual players and the team as a whole. Still, here are five players who got off to a good start and four who didn’t. Store 📈 OF Brandon Graham: Because Graham is … Read more

Deebo Samuel – ‘Communication’ was key to getting new deal with San Francisco 49ers

Deebo Samuel – ‘Communication’ was key to getting new deal with San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After a week he called one of the most stressful of his life that ended in a lucrative contract extension, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was finally free on Tuesday to talk about the speculation that swirled around him during a turbulent offseason. Samuel, who just signed a three-year … Read more

NFL suspends Miami Dolphins owner, removes draft pick team in tampering, tanking investigation

NFL suspends Miami Dolphins owner, removes draft pick team in tampering, tanking investigation

CNN — The NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks and suspended and fined owner Stephen Ross after an investigation into allegations of tampering and tanking found his team had inadmissible contact with star quarterback Tom Brady and former Saints coach Sean Payton’s agent. The investigation, led by former U.S. attorney and SEC … Read more

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

NFL strips Miami Dolphins of 2023 first-round pick and fines Stephen Ross .5 million for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton

12:13 PM ET Marcel Louis JacquesESPN MIAMI — The NFL informed the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday that the team would be stripped of its 2023 first-round pick, among other disciplinary actions, for violating league integrity of play policies. After a six-month investigation, the league found the Dolphins — primarily team owner Stephen Ross and vice … Read more

Darnay Holmes steals the show at Giants training camp

Darnay Holmes steals the show at Giants training camp

Much of the spotlight is on top rookies Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal and Wan’Dale Robinson, and of course much of the spotlight is on Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as they begin the battle to remain giants…but Darnay Holmes was the unexpected star of training camp. Starnay Holmes. “I go out there with a … Read more

Darnay Holmes steals the show at Giants training camp

Darnay Holmes steals the show at Giants training camp

Much of the spotlight is on top rookies Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal and Wan’Dale Robinson, and of course much of the spotlight is on Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as they begin the battle to remain giants…but Darnay Holmes was the unexpected star of training camp. Starnay Holmes. “I go out there with a … Read more

San Francisco 49ers considering offensive options for newly signed Deebo Samuel ‘a special player’

San Francisco 49ers considering offensive options for newly signed Deebo Samuel ‘a special player’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers wide Deebo Samuel signed his lucrative three-year contract extension on Monday, ending questions about whether he will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. But Samuel’s new contract has also raised many other questions about his future, the most pressing of which is: will the Niners continue … Read more