Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

Jaguars QB Bortles making strides in backup role

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

There are plenty of signs that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is making steady strides as a rookie.

Bills DT Dareus attempting to put past behind him

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Saying he's "a grown man," Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus intends to focus on putting his best foot forward to straighten around a career that was nearly derailed by an offseason string of troubles.

Former NFL kicker pleads guilty to criminal damage

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage involving a restaurant space he leased from the Tucson school.

Same old story for Redskins' RG3: He can't slide

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

New coach, same old story for Robert Griffin III: He can't seem to avoid getting clobbered.

Former NFL kicker pleads guilty to criminal damage

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage in connection with a restaurant space he leased from the Tucson school.

Steelers sign tackle Gilbert to 6-year deal

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers and offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert have reached agreement on a new six-year contract that runs through the 2019 season.

Kaepernick talks about foot injury that slowed him in 2013

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick's running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot.

Mark Bradley: The fickle finger of Johnny Manziel and what it means

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

In most cases, it would be wrong to make too much of a gesture made in the heat of competition. In the case of Johnny Manziel, the middle finger he flashed toward the Washington Redskins' bench during Monday's exhibition game - repeat, exhibition game - is too much in keeping with his persona to be dismissed as a one-off. This being Johnny Football, you half-expected as much.

Pettine, Browns staff will meet Tuesday night, figure out if they're ready to name starting QB

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The Browns will meet Tuesday night to figure out if they're ready to name either veteran Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel their starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Pittsburgh.