NFL Wire News

  • 49ers’ QB switch might be short-lived

    The Sports Xchange SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Memo to the Seattle Seahawks: In preparing for your Nov. 22 game against San Francisco, don’t put a whole lot of time into breaking down the film of the 49ers’ matchup this coming Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula says his club might... [Read More]

  • 49ers’ Gabbert embraces starting shot

    The Sports Xchange SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Blaine Gabbert might be only 26 years old, but he responded like a veteran when informed Monday that he would replace Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. “It’s always kind of a funny deal in the NFL when you... [Read More]

  • Titans QB Mariota expects to play vs. Saints

    The Sports Xchange NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has missed the past two games with the sprained MCL in his left knee, was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and is on track to return to the starting lineup this week against the Saints. As for his health, Mariota said,... [Read More]

  • Titans interim coach vows to keep Mariota ‘upright’

    The Sports Xchange NASHVILLE — Change abounds for the Tennessee Titans, who pulled the plug on the Ken Whisenhunt regime Tuesday and replaced him with interim coach Mike Mularkey. The primary and short-term reason for Whisenhunt getting the ax was his terrible 3-20 record in one-and-a-half seasons at the helm. The secondary and more... [Read More]

  • Jets will start Fitzpatrick if healthy

    The Sports Xchange FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- The New York Jets’ quarterback on Sunday will be Ryan Fitzpatrick. Unless it’s Geno Smith. Head coach Todd Bowles isn’t quite at Bill Belichick’s level when it comes to playing mind games in regards to the availability of an injured player, but he didn’t seem to mind painting... [Read More]

  • Wicked week for Colts, Hamilton, Luck

    The Sports Xchange INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday was a tough day for the Indianapolis Colts’ coaching staff. And it will be a tough week for quarterback Andrew Luck and his teammates as they prepare for a visit by the unbeaten Denver Broncos and former Indianapolis icon Peyton Manning. With the team’s offense struggling and Luck... [Read More]

  • On bye, Watt has hopes for season’s second half

    The Sports Xchange HOUSTON — Standing at his locker stall, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt didn’t sugarcoat how his team has underperformed. Despite the Texans’ lackluster 3-5 record, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year’s mood was buoyed by the fact that the AFC South club remains a playoff contender. The... [Read More]

  • Cowboys sign RB Williams after cutting Randle

    The Sports Xchange IRVING, Texas — Running back Joseph Randle’s demise is a dream come true for rookie Trey Williams, who was signed by Dallas off the Washington Redskins practice squad on Wednesday, one day after the Cowboys cut Randle. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Williams, an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M, is more of a... [Read More]

  • Pressure lingers as losses pile up for Lions’ Caldwell

    The Sports Xchange It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find nice things to say about the Lions. Wide receiver Lance Moore even rejected the idea that a week off could help the players take their mind off football. “Losing before the bye week is one of the worst things that can happen to you as... [Read More]

  • Romo practices, can’t play for Cowboys until Nov. 22

    The Sports Xchange IRVING, Texas — Quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice Wednesday, albeit on a limit basis. But it was good news for a Cowboys team has lost five straight games since Romo suffered a fractured collarbone. Too bad Romo can’t play until Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins. Matt Cassel will start... [Read More]