NFL

Vainisi, GM of 1985 Bears' title team, dies at 80

Jerry Vainisi, whose four-year tenure as GM of the Chicago Bears included a Super Bowl title in 1985, died Tuesday at age 80. ... Continue Reading

Rodgers: Would prefer more time over in London

QB Aaron Rodgers would prefer if the Packers' trip to London included a few more days to "see some sights and interact with fans and ... go to a pub." ... Continue Reading

'Beautiful day': RB Robinson returns to practice

Commanders RB Brian Robinson has officially been designated to return to practice, opening the 21-day window during which the team can activate him or leave him on the non-football injury list. ... Continue Reading

'Ready to roll': Kamara plans to play vs. Seattle

Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who sat out in Weeks 2 and 4 because of a rib injury, said he's "feeling great" and plans to play Sunday against the Seahawks. ... Continue Reading

Mayfield: Criticism amid 1-3 start 'completely fair'

Baker Mayfield says the criticism leveled at him amid the Panthers' 1-3 start is "completely fair" but also noted he has "experience at being able to bounce back." ... Continue Reading

Veteran WR Beasley retires after 11 NFL seasons

Veteran slot receiver Cole Beasley is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons, his agent said Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Former Jags QB Bortles says he 'quietly' retired

Blake Bortles, who led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game in the 2017 season, said Wednesday on a podcast that he had "quietly" retired. ... Continue Reading

Fins coach not fretting outside criticism over Tua

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel is aware of outside criticism of the organization's handling of Tua Tagovailoa's concussion, but he says he isn't wasting thought on it. ... Continue Reading

Garrett back at Browns practice, first since crash

Returning to practice potentially puts Myles Garrett on track to return for Sunday's game against the Chargers. ... Continue Reading

Giants' Jones practices, making 'lot of progress'

Quarterback Daniel Jones' sprained left ankle has improved and he practiced a little as the New York Giants started preparations for Sunday's game in London against the Green Bay Packers. ... Continue Reading

Panthers safety Chinn (hamstring) placed on IR

Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn will miss at least the next four games with a hamstring injury after the team's leading tackler over the past two seasons was placed on injured reserve. ... Continue Reading

Burrow on concussions: Comes with the game

Bengals QB Joe Burrow said head injuries are unfortunately part of playing in the NFL and that "going into every game, we know what we're getting into." ... Continue Reading

Steelers, seeking 'spark,' promote Pickett to QB1

Kenny Pickett is listed as the starting quarterback on the Steelers' depth chart for Sunday's game vs. Buffalo, and he will become the first rookie QB to start for Pittsburgh since 2019. ... Continue Reading

Broncos' Wilson 'doing good,' expects to play TNF

Though Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson was officially listed as "limited" on the injury report for consecutive days this week with a right shoulder injury, Wilson said Tuesday he expects to be a full go for the Broncos' Thursday game against the Colts. ... Continue Reading

49ers' McKivitz sprains MCL, will miss 2 months

San Francisco 49ers lose their second starting left tackle in as many weeks, as Colton McKivitz suffered an MCL sprain in his knee and is expected to miss about two months, coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Tuesday. ... Continue Reading