NFL Wire News

  • Smith again shows ability with arm and legs

    The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs victory in London over the Detroit Lions was a showcase for quarterback Alex Smith, and not just for his right arm. Smith also dazzled with his legs, running five times for 78 yards, including a 49-yard run and a 12-yard touchdown scamper. That... [Read More]

  • 49ers sign RB Draughn

    The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers signed running back Shaun Draughn to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. Draughn was originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2011 and has also spent time Kansas City, Baltimore and Indianapolis in his five-year career. In 2014, he appeared in... [Read More]

  • Cardinals not expected to seek pass rusher

    The Sports Xchange TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals’ lack of pass pressure remains the team’s biggest weakness, and it’s hard to address this time of year. Pass rushers available on the trade market have issues: age, money or both. Tuesday is the NFL trade deadline. The Cardinals most likely will stick with what... [Read More]

  • Hunt kept faith as Chiefs, Reid rebounded

    The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs head into their bye weekend on a modest two-game winning streak and a first-half record of 3-5, far less than what was expected from this year’s club during the run-up to the start of the 2015 season. They survived a five-game losing streak... [Read More]

  • Titans QB Mariota to return to practice Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota is expected to return to practice on Wednesday, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said on Monday. That means Mariota is likely to be back in the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints and that Zach Mettenberger’s stint as the Titans’ starting quarterback... [Read More]

  • Zimmer: Improving Vikings still have ‘a long way to go’

    The Sports Xchange EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — In grade school, there were the three “R’s.” At Winter Park, there are the four “L’s.” At least according to Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. “There are four ‘learns’ in football,” Zimmer said Monday after the Vikings won their third straight game to raise their record to... [Read More]

  • Vikings see young Peterson in Rams’ Gurley

    The Sports Xchange EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings haven’t allowed a team to rush for 100 yards since coming out of their bye, but even they admit that three-week stretch will be seriously tested Sunday when they return home to face the St. Louis Rams and a rookie running back who is... [Read More]

  • Broncos acquire TE Davis from 49ers

    The Sports Xchange The Denver Broncos acquired veteran tight end Vernon Davis from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Broncos general manager John Elway announced on Twitter. The 49ers received a sixth-round pick in 2017 and the teams will swap late-round picks in 2016. “We’ve agreed to trade for two-time Pro Bowl TE Vernon... [Read More]

  • Chargers WR Allen injures kidney

    The Sports Xchange San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen will miss an unspecified amount of time after suffering a kidney injury in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Allen suffered the injury while making an acrobatic 13-yard touchdown catch late in the first half. He departed the contest and didn’t return. Allen’s condition reportedly... [Read More]

  • Jets hunting for QB after injuries to Fitzpatrick, Smith

    The Sports Xchange An MRI exam on Monday confirmed that New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has a torn ligament in his non-throwing thumb and will eventually require surgery, coach Todd Bowles announced. The Jets didn’t immediately rule Fitzpatrick out of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bowles indicated he would likely wait until... [Read More]