NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

Photo: SI.com Drew Brees didn’t just know it was coming. He knew when it was coming, and how Sean Payton was going to do it. After losing consecutive games to start the 2017 season, a Saints team with minimal expectations went on an absolute tear. And seven games into what would become an eight-game winning … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

TRUMP, JONES, BLANK ON NATIONAL ANTHEM, DEZ BRYANT, ROB GRONKOWSKI, MORE NFL NEWS & NOTES

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains adamant that players on his team will stand for the national anthem, but said that President Trump’s “interest in what we’re doing is problematic.” That, however, didn’t stop Trump from saluting Jones. Continue Reading, by Cindy Boren and J. Freedom du Lac Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank called the NFL’s national-anthem dilemma … Read moreTRUMP, JONES, BLANK ON NATIONAL ANTHEM, DEZ BRYANT, ROB GRONKOWSKI, MORE NFL NEWS & NOTES

TONY SPARANO PASSES AT AGE 56, BARKLEY SIGNS, OTHER NFL NEWS & NOTES

Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who previously served as the head coach of the Dolphins and the interim head coach of the Raiders, in addition to a number of other coaching positions in the NFL and collegiate ranks, has passed away, per KSTP.com (the Vikings have since confirmed the news). He was just 56. Sparano complained of … Read moreTONY SPARANO PASSES AT AGE 56, BARKLEY SIGNS, OTHER NFL NEWS & NOTES

NEWS & NOTES AROUND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Last season, the Houston Texans emerged as a serious threat in the AFC after rookie Deshaun Watson finally gave the team a solid contributor at the quarterback position. The Clemson product took the NFL by storm shattering rookie records and providing a lot of hope for the future of the franchise in Houston. Along with … Read moreNEWS & NOTES AROUND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE