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Chris Mortensen Columns

Aldon Smith's Suspension Could Be Reduced NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 4 days 9 hrs 17 mins

ESPN's Chris Mortensen breaks down the possibility of 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith returning early from a nine-game suspension due to good behavior.

Aldon Smith of San Francisco 49ers could see suspension reduced for good behavior NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 4 days 11 hrs 10 mins

The San Francisco 49ers could get help sooner than expected following this week's bye because outside linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior, league sources confirmed Monday.

ESPN NFL Insiders NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 4 days 12 hrs 17 mins

Lisa Kerney, Adam Schefter, Louis Riddick and Chris Mortensen give their takes on all of the Week 7 action, the Percy Harvin trade and more.

ESPN Now NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 4 days 20 hrs 17 mins

Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship,...

Archie Manning steps down from College Football Playoff Committee NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 4 days 21 hrs 17 mins

Due to health reasons, Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship, a source said.

If no trade, Percy Harvin was to be cut by Seattle Seahawks NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 5 days 18 hrs 17 mins

The Seattle Seahawks had reached a point of no return with Percy Harvin. If they had been unable to trade him, they would have released him outright, according to league and team sources.

ESPN NFL Insiders NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 9 days 13 hrs 17 mins

Wendi Nix, Chris Mortensen, Ed Werder and Adam Caplan discuss the latest news regarding injuries and fines, the hot topics heading into Week 7 and mor...

Kaepernick's Fine Reduced By Half NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 9 days 14 hrs 17 mins

Ed Werder and Chris Mortensen react to the report that the NFL has reduced by half the fine imposed on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, ruling he used general profanity and did not direct a racial slur at Chicago's Lamarr Houston.

ESPN Now NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 11 days 11 hrs 17 mins

Browns C Alex Mack officially will have surgery by Dr. Robert Anderson of North Carolina to repair his broken fibula and ankle, sources tell ESPN's Ch...

SVP & Russillo 10/13 - Hour 2 NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 11 days 12 hrs 17 mins

Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo discuss DeMarco Murray with ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen and Dak Prescott with ESPN CFB analyst Jesse Palmer.

ESPN NFL Insiders NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 11 days 12 hrs 17 mins

Wendi Nix, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Louis Riddick discuss all of the action from Week 6, the latest news and notes and more.

Chris Mortensen, NFL NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 11 days 15 hrs 17 mins

ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen covers Cowboys-Seahawks, Dallas' usage of DeMarco Murray, Jerod Mayo's injury, Mike Tomlin's future, the Chargers' 5-...

SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio: Show preview October 13 NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 11 days 17 hrs 17 mins

Monday, Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo host from the Bristol, CT studios. They'll welcome Monday Night Football's Mike Tirico (1:30 p.m. ET), ESPN N...

Source: Owners want Goodell role modified NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 12 days 19 hrs 17 mins

One concept that emerged from the league meetings Wednesday is that several owners want Roger Goodell's role to be modified so that the commissioner would not decide on the initial player punishment, a source said.

Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings faces penalty even if cleared NFL

Source: Chris Mortensen. 12 days 19 hrs 17 mins

If Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is found not guilty of a felony child abuse charge in Texas, he could still face a personal conduct suspension without pay from the NFL, according to sources.