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NFL players are just as upset about new tackling rule as everyone else

Source | 1 day ago.

Another week of preseason football, another week of head-scratching flags being thrown. Well, if it’s anything like how referees are applying the rule in preseason games, this NFL season could be as tough to watch as any. Will this "roughing the passer" call go down as the worst penalty of the weekend?

49ers' reserve running back picture remains muddled after loss to Texans

Source | 2 days ago.

The 49ers' top two running backs appear set. Third-string quarterback Nick Mullens looked as if he pulled off his second fourth-quarter rally in two weeks, as he moved the 49ers into position for Robbie Gould's 41-yard go-ahead field goal with 1:41 remaining in regulation.

What Trump doesn't understand about NFL player protests

Source | 7 days ago.

With the start of the NFL season close at hand, and the 2018 midterm elections in less than three months, President Trump has renewed his attack on players who “take a knee” during the national anthem to protest racism. The NFL, in part due to pressure from the president, rolled out new rules in May that sought to discourage the protests by fin

49ers camp report: Richie James not impressed with preseason TD

Source | 8 days ago.

Rookie wide receiver Richie James caught the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of the 49ers' exhibition opener on Thursday night. When he and the rest of his teammates returned to work on Sunday, his touchdown grab from No. 3 quarterback Nick Mullens – the key play in the 49ers' 24-21 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Cowboys

Houston's Watson healthy and ready for more work this week

Source | 9 days ago.

Deshaun Watson was back in a game this week for the first time since surgery to repair a right knee injury in November, and although he didn't play long, he relished his return. ''I just played five snaps, handed the ball off, threw one pass,'' Watson said. The Houston Texans quarterback is looking to build on his limited action as the team pr

Texans DE Clowney remains idle

Source | 13 days ago.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remains mostly idle as the Houston Texans prepare for their preseason opener. The Texans are also biding their time with three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, who has been on the field for select drills in early August but might not play in preseason games. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney could join

Texans WR Hopkins says he's 'underrated,' best WR in NFL

Source | 24 days ago.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins wasn't shy on Friday about expressing where he thinks he stands among NFL wide receivers. Hopkins had three more receiving touchdowns (13) than any other player in the league last year, earning his second Pro Bowl nod and first selection to the All-Pro first team. Hopkins was the third-ranked player in