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September 16, 2018 11:57 PM Bills cornerback retires at halftime in blowout loss to Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—As if Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn’t have enough to worry about, trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime, he had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team. “Pulled himself out of the game. He communicated to us that he was done,” McDermott revealed after Sunday’s 31-20 loss. He provided 7

September 11, 2018 2:58 AM Darnold marches Jets past Lions in NFL opener blowout

DETROIT—Sam Darnold made a stellar debut, despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass, and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and he got off to an inauspicious start 10

September 10, 2018 2:35 PM Aaron Rodgers showed again Sunday night just how ridiculously good he is

The Green Bay Packers just made quarterback Aaron Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid player with a four-year, $134 million (U.S.) mega-deal that, combined with the two years remaining on his existing contract, means he’ll be paid approximately $176 million over the next six seasons. That works out to about $29.3 million per season over those six years. It’s $1.83 million 8

September 3, 2018 8:49 PM Bills’ McCoy still eligible for season opener during home invasion probe

Running back LeSean McCoy is eligible to play in the Buffalo Bills’ season opener on Sunday at Baltimore and there are no plans to place him on the commissioner’s exempt list, the NFL said Monday. Police in Georgia continue to investigate a July home invasion at a house owned by McCoy, during which his former girlfriend was allegedly injured. No criminal 11

August 29, 2018 7:09 PM Packers make Aaron Rodgers NFL’s highest-paid player

Rodgers, a two-time NFL most valuable player, unseats Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan atop the list of the league’s highest-paid players. Ryan agreed to a five-year, $150-million extension with the Falcons in May. His deal surpassed that of Kirk Cousins, who struck a fully guaranteed three-year, $84-million agreement with the Minnesota Vikings 9

August 8, 2018 8:53 PM Browns’ Baker Mayfield spikes nerves as NFL spotlight awaits

CLEVELAND—Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft 17

July 31, 2018 5:58 PM Alouettes’ Johnny Manziel to make CFL debut against Tiger-Cats

Manziel dressed for Montreal’s 44-23 loss last week to Edmonton but didn’t play as Vernon Adams Jr. went the distance, completing 15-of-28 passes for 217 yards and an interception while rushing for 72 yards and a TD on eight carries. The six-foot, 210-pound Manziel was taken in the first round, No. 22 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft 14

July 31, 2018 2:15 PM Detroit Lions bring two unique Canadians to NFL training camp

But Luke’s move to Motown finally converted his father to the Honolulu blue and silver cause. “He just left,” Willson said after a recent workout. “He had on a Lions hat and a Lions T-shirt.” One fact of life Willson’s been forced to repeatedly explain to the American media covering the Lions is that he’s not the Canadian on the team they should be asking 13

July 23, 2018 12:05 AM Tiger-Cats trade Johnny Manziel to Alouettes

Als starting QB Drew Willy suffered his second injury of the season in Saturday’s 25-8 loss against the Calgary Stampeders, leaving head coach Mike Sherman to run with third-stringer Matt Shiltz for three quarters of the game. Backup Jeff Mathews, who replaced Willy in a Week 4 start, is also out four to six weeks with an injured foot. Six weeks into the season 11

July 20, 2018 3:24 PM NFL puts national anthem policy on hold until further discussion with NFL Players Association

As part of the agreement, the new rule requiring players and league personnel to stand for the national anthem has been put on hold pending further discussions between the NFL and NFLPA over the course of the next several weeks. The joint statement comes only hours after it was reported the Dolphins implemented a “Proper Anthem Conduct” policy for the coming 12