June 12, 2013 Tim Tebow, the much-maligned signal-caller, finally will have a chance to learn behind one of the league's best quarterbacks, future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. And Tebow offers the Patriots the prospect of using a style of offense that is gaining popularity in the NFL.
June 11, 2013 He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs two seasons ago, then sat on the bench last year with the New York Jets. Now he's set to back up superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Might that be just the right job for Tebow?
June 4, 2013 As a defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams in the '60s, Jones was one of the "fearsome foursome." He's also credited with coining the word "sack" for what's done to a quarterback when he's tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Jones is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
March 19, 2013 The owners have not voted, however, on prohibiting crown hits by ball carriers outside the tackle box.
February 7, 2013 A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
February 7, 2013 The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach. Last year, the league vacated the punishments of four players involved in "bountygate."
February 1, 2013 Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva Noë will be watching.
February 1, 2013 In the early days of the NFL, the average lineman weighed 190 pounds. Now they average 300 pounds. A look at the physics behind a tackle shows that bigger and faster players means harder slams to the turf and more severe injuries.
January 31, 2013 You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
January 23, 2013 The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.
January 10, 2013 Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
December 31, 2012 It's "Black Monday," as NFL.com says — the morning after the end of the regular season and the time for some of the National Football League that didn't make the playoffs to part ways with their coaches.
December 1, 2012 After shooting his girlfriend multiple times early Saturday morning, linebacker Jovan Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of coaches and police.
September 28, 2012 It was clear Thursday night that the return of the league's officials after their labor dispute restored order.