OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30:  Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen #7 overall by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears WR coach compares Kevin White to Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Bears receivers coach Curtis Johnson believes 2015 first-round pick Kevin White has the physical skills of Andre Johnson and the hands of Reggie Wayne. “Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me […]

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 13:  Wide receiver Willie Gault #83 of the Chicago Bears hustles up field with the ball during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 13, 1985 in San Francisco, California.  The Bears won 26-10.   (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Bears WR Willie Gault, 55, sets another track record

Willie Gault is 55, and he’s still fast. The former Bears wide receiver set world records for men 55 and over in the 100-meter dash (11.3 seconds) and 200-meter dash (23.24) at the Oxy Invite in Los Angeles last weekend. Gault now has a USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honor to go […]

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Amobi Okoye #91 of the Chicago Bears rests on the bench during a game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 37-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Amobi Okoye wants to play again after beating rare illness

Amobi Okoye is ready to attempt a comeback after his NFL career was derailed by a rare, life-threatening disease three years ago. Okoye, the 10th overall pick by the Texans in the 2007 draft, played four years in Houston and two years for the Bears. He missed the 2013 season after suffering from an autoimmune […]

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Rams select Goff as the number one pick in NFL draft

For the second time in seven years, the Los Angeles Rams used their first pick in the NFL draft to claim the services of a quarterback. Their selection of California’s Jared Goff means that he is now the twenty second quarterback to be the first draft pick since the inauguration of the common draft era […]

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 22:   Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates after the Bruins stopped the USC Trojans on fourth down on the five yard line to take over on downs on the final play of the first quarter at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Six NFL teams that improved their roster most during the draft

Every team theoretically improves during the NFL draft. The league’s present and future is built on all 32 teams using the draft to build up rosters and find the next generation of stars. But not all improvement is made equal. Here are six teams that improved the most during the 2016 NFL draft: Jacksonville Jaguars […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Ten best rookie-on-rookie matchups to watch in 2016 NFL season

The 2016 NFL draft saw 253 players selected over a three-day span, providing the league with an influx of new talent and the next generation of stars. At various points in next year’s regular season, the best of these first-year players will run into another high pick from the draft class—providing intriguing clashes of young […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 10:  C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a first down past Micah Thomas #44 of the Navy Midshipmen
 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 10, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Robert Nkemdiche #5 of the Mississippi Rebels in action against Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 NFL draft prospects with the most bust potential

The names of every player who could possibly be taken in the 2016 NFL draft are on the walls at 32 team headquarters around the league. The order of those names is different depending on each team’s assessment of the player. Some of those names might even have stars next to them. The fact of […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:   Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets reacts during their game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Chances ‘slim’ Bears complete trade for Muhammad Wilkerson?

The Chicago Bears have been widely tied to a potential trade for New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, but one respected beat writer in the Windy City believes a deal between the two clubs remains a long shot. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune believes “chances are slim” Bears general manager Ryan Pace would include […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

5 NFL players most likely to haunt former teams in their division

There will be a lot of interesting divisional games in the 2016 NFL season. A lot of players have changed teams this offseason, and many of them are playing for former division rivals. Some of these players have been released and were picked up by another team in their division. Some of them were signed […]

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