PITTSBURGH -- Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant said Monday that he didn't request a trade and wants to move on. "I'm good," Bryant said. The NFL Network reported Sunday night that Bryant's unhappiness with his role in the offense resulted in a trade request. ESPN's Dan Graziano confirmed the report. Sources say early indications are the Steelers do not intend to trade Bryant, who is third on the team in targets (34) behind Le'Veon Bell (39) and Antonio Brown (74). Bryant is fourth on the Steelers in receptions (17) and second in receiving yards (231). But Bryant played 33 snaps in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. That's 11 fewer than rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster. Both players got
The whirlwind NFL season of protests, outrage and ratings declines has flipped the script again — and then again. Up a touch in metered market results from last week, Sunday Night Football looks to be again clearly delivering a win for NBC, but as of now the game is down in the key ratings demo. On a day that saw players protesting in various games, the New York Giants’ surprise Week 6 win over the Denver Broncos on SNF scored a 5.0/17 among adults 18-49 in the fast affiliates, with 14.42 million viewers. Of course, Sunday also saw renewed competition with Game 2 of this year’s National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the winning L.A Dodgers as well as the two-hour Season 3 finale of Fear the Walking Dead.
Malcolm Mitchell’s second NFL season reportedly might be lost to injury. The New England Patriots wide receiver, who was placed on injured reserve prior to the team’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, “is not close to being a consideration to begin practicing at this point, if at all this year,” ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Sunday morning. Mitchell was on and off the practice field during training camp, then injured his knee in Week 2 of the preseason against the Houston Texans. He stayed in that game but missed more practice during the preseason before returning in the lead-up to Week 1 of the regular season. He ultimately was placed on injured reserve after the Patriots traded for
ESPN.com With a Marcus Mariota return looking more likely than it did last week, can the Titans put themselves back in the mix for the AFC South crown? Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans matchup. Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN Game HQ page | PickCenter Marcus Mariota officially listed as questionable for MNF vs. Colts. Titans will likely let decision linger until before gametime. Tight end Jack Doyle has cleared the concussion protocol and will return against the Titans on Monday.
Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we? Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here? The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job. In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le'Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers hold a simple winning formula for beating the Kansas City Chiefs, and it mostly revolves around handing the ball to Le'Veon Bell. The Steelers running back carved up the Chiefs for 179 rushing yards Sunday, and they knocked off the league's last unbeaten team 19-13 at Arrowhead Stadium. "We came in expecting to run the ball and we stuck to that game plan," Bell said. "We got the W today." Bell delivered a repeat performance of his play against the Chiefs in the division playoff after last season. In January, Bell rushed for 170 yards as the Steelers knocked the Chiefs out of the postseason, 18-16. This game played out much the same way, with the Steelers
• Richard Ash (Played at U-M from 2010-13), DT, Dallas Cowboys: On the 2-3 Cowboys’ practice squad after getting cut before week one. • Ben Braden (2013-16), OG, New York Jets: Made New York’s practice squad as an undrafted free agent. • Tom Brady (1996-99), QB, New England Patriots: Completed 20 of 38 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception … Has connected on 153 of 233 attempts fro 1,959 yards with 13 touchdowns and two picks for the 4-2 Patriots … Leads the NFL in passing yardage, is tied for second in touchdowns and ranks second in passer rating (106.9). • Alan Branch (2004-06), DT, New England Patriots: Notched one tackle in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets … Has played
Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 Follow on Twitter The Chiefs lost their first game of the season against the Steelers and are headed into a key two-game stretch against AFC West opponents. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs might prefer to have a full week, or even longer, to heal their assorted wounds after losing their first game of the season on Sunday. No such luck. The Chiefs play Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders, and on top of that will have to deal with the flight to Oakland. “Coming off a physical game, you know you’re going to have another big divisional game [and] travel,’’ quarterback Alex
Top story lines | Protest news | Injury news Fantasy football | ATS betting tips/Picks [Looking for Redskins coverage? Click here.] Top story lines It has come to this. One of the most highly anticipated matchups of Week 6 will take place in MetLife Stadium on Sunday and it involves the tenants not named the New York Giants. There’s a ton on the line for the New York Jets — yes, those New York Jets — as they play the New England Patriots in a big AFC East battle. The division wasn’t supposed to look like this, but the Patriots have been hobbled by injury, leaving room for the Jets and the Buffalo Bills, who have a bye this week, to fight it out in a division that usually belongs to the Pats.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After watching Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell rip through his defense for 179 yards in a 19-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton had a short response when asked to go into depth about his team's run defense struggles. "Le'Veon Bell," Sutton said. "Is that deep enough?" The patient and elusive Steelers running back seemingly remains impervious to the Chiefs run defense. The Chiefs have lost five games since October 2016, three of them to the Steelers, including last January's divisional playoff game at home. Bell totaled 493 rushing yards in those three games. Sutton said his team failed in fundamentals and techniques in slowing
How did the VFL's fare in week 6 of the NFL season? We have the latest in our VFL in the NFL report. Robert Ayers, de, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – One tackle in the Bucs 38-33 loss to the Cardinals Derrek Barnett, de, Philadelphia Eagles – Two tackles including a half sack and a tackle for loss in the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers Eric Berry, s, Kansas City Chiefs – Berry is out for the year with an Achilles injury Tyler Bray, qb, Kansas City Chiefs – Bray was inactive Justin Coleman, s, Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks had a bye Britton Colquitt, p, Cleveland Browns – Seven punts for an average of 51 yards in the Browns 33-17 loss to the Texans Dustin Colquitt, p, Kansas City Chiefs – Four punts