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ATLANTA FALCONS

Sept. 6 at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sept. 16 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 22 vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 28 -- BYE

Nov. 4 at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 at New Orleans Saints (Thanksgiving), 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Dec. 2 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 9 at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)


CAROLINA PANTHERS

Sept. 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 16 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Sept. 30 -- BYE

Oct. 7 vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Nov. 18 at Detroit Lions 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 25 vs. Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 17 vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)


NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Sept. 9 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 18 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 at New York Giants, 4:25 P.M. (CBS)

Oct. 8 vs. Washington Redskins, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 14 -- BYE

Oct. 21 at Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 4 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 vs. Atlanta Falcons (Thanksgiving), 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 29 at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Dec. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 17 at Carolina Panthers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 30 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Sept. 9 at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 16 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 30 at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 7 -- BYE

Oct. 14 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 4 at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 25 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 2 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD


Atlanta Falcons News

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Roundup: Falcons OT McGary to begin rehab process

 

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Kaleb McGary is set to begin individual work this week, coach Dan Quinn announced. McGary underwent a cardiac ablation procedure last month.

 

Training Camp Buzz: Redskins release QB depth chart

 

Washington offered its first, albeit all-too-early glimpse at the state of the quarterback competition, as the Redskins released their first unofficial depth chart on Sunday.

 

What we learned from Broncos-Falcons in HOF Game

 

Football, or something that looked like football, returned to our lives on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos topped the Atlanta Falcons, 14-10, in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

 

Pass interference challenged, upheld in HOF Game

 

We have history, folks: the first coach's challenge of defensive pass interference in an NFL game. It came with 3:19 to go in the second quarter of Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game.

 

Julio Jones: 'Might mess around and go' for 3k yards

 

Wide receiver Julio Jones says he is "going crazy" and thinks 3,000 receiving yards is not out of the question in an Atlanta Falcons offense that appears poised to fly high.

 

Falcons GM 'confident' Julio extension will get done

 

Julio Jones reported for training camp and isn't fretting getting a new deal. Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff likewise doesn't seem stressed about the issue either.

 

Falcons' Devonta Freeman sees 'stronger' self in 2019

 

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman battled through injury during his 2018 campaign and played in just two games. Freeman said he got stronger from the adversity.

 

Falcons safety J.J. Wilcox (ACL) out for season

 

Atlanta Falcons safety J.J. Wilcox tore his ACL on Monday in practice and is out for the season, head coach Dan Quinn confirmed.

 

Julio Jones, Deion Jones still dealing with foot injuries

 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn announced Julio Jones and Deion Jones are both dealing with foot injuries which is why they worked with the rehab group.

 

Falcons WR Julio Jones reports to training camp

 

Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones kept his word and reported to training camp on Sunday despite not having a long-term extension.

 

Falcons sign Deion Jones to four-year, $57M extension

 

Atlanta signed one Jones to an extension on Wednesday. The Falcons inked linebacker Deion Jones to a four-year, $57 million extension with $34 million guaranteed.

 

Franchise tag deadline: Clowney yet to sign deal

 

The deadline to sign franchise-tagged players to long-term deals is approaching on Monday, July 15. Will Jadeveon Clowney strike gold by then?

 

Falcons' Julio Jones says he won't hold out for new deal

 

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he intend to hold out for a new contract. Jones said Falcons owner Arthur Blank promised him a deal would get done.

 

Dan Quinn: Falcons' D will 'recapture' physical style

 

Dan Quinn overhauled his staff this offseason and is getting back to his roots as a defensive play-caller. The Atlanta Falcons head coach hopes those tweaks will "recapture" a more physical style.

 


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Training Camp Buzz: Redskins release QB depth chart

 

Washington offered its first, albeit all-too-early glimpse at the state of the quarterback competition, as the Redskins released their first unofficial depth chart on Sunday.

 

Luke Kuechly among Panthers vets to miss practice

 

A day after being removed from practice by the medical staff, linebacker Luke Kuechly is sitting out practice. He's one of several Panthers veterans being held out Thursday.

 

Panthers signing safety Tre Boston to one-year deal

 

Carolina is adding a familiar face to its secondary. The Panthers are signing 27-year-old safety Tre Boston to a one-year, $3 million deal. Boston spent the first three seasons of his career in Carolina.

 

Panthers to limit McCaffrey's snaps, not touches in '19

 

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was on the field for a league-leading 91.3 percent of offensive snaps last season. In 2019, Carolina hopes to have him on the field less, but maintain his touches.

 

Newton: I shouldn't have played with shoulder injury

 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton admitted he shouldn't have played late last season with a shoulder injury. Newton says he'll have to evolve as a player post-shoulder surgery.

 

Cam throws deep downfield as Panthers open camp

 

As Panthers training camp began on Thursday night, something else ended: Cam Newton's long road back to form. Newton threw downfield often in Carolina's first practice.

 

Rivera: Cam Newton will have pitch count during camp

 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that QB Cam Newton is ready to go at practice, but will have a pitch count in terms of how much he throws.

 

Panthers' D.J. Moore looking to make 'jump' in Year 2

 

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore wants to make the leap in his second season in the league. Moore is aiming to have the same jump Christian McCaffrey did in Year 2.

 

Shaq Thompson hoping to stay put with Panthers

 

In his fifth and final season, linebacker Shaq Thompson made it clear he wants to come back to Carolina, stating: "This is a place I've been for five years. I don't want to know any other place."

 

2018 Panthers to be chronicled in 'All or Nothing'

 

The Carolina Panthers' 2018 season -- full of ups and downs -- will be the focus of the latest season of the Amazon and NFL Films series "All or Nothing".

 

'All or Nothing' featuring Carolina Panthers: 5 storylines to watch

 

Dan Hanzus provides five compelling plot points that should get plenty of screen time in the upcoming season of "All or Nothing," which will focus on the Carolina Panthers' difficult 2018 campaign.

 

Irvin: Panthers' front reminds me of '13 Seahawks

 

New Panthers edge rusher Bruce Irvin says the revamped defensive front in Carolina reminds him of the legendary corps he was a part of in Seattle.

 

Gerald McCoy upset Bucs gave his No. 93 to Suh

 

Upon his exit from Tampa Bay, Gerald McCoy wasn't going to say anything negative about the Bucs, but once they gave his No. 93 to Ndamukong Suh, who signed a one-year deal, the mood quickly changed.

 


New Orleans Saints News

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New Orleans Superdome to undergo $450 million renovation

 

The New Orleans Superdome will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved Thursday that is aimed at keeping the Saints in Louisiana for decades. The renovation will be completed before the stadium plays host to the 2024 Super Bowl.

 

Sean Payton: Coaches to be more logical with red flags

 

Saints coach Sean Payton pushed to get pass interference reviewable this offseason. He suggested that the new rule could push coaches to be more judicious with their challenge flags early in games.

 

Saints DT David Onyemata suspended one game

 

When the New Orleans Saints open up against the Houston Texans on Sept. 9, they will be without a key defensive role player. David Onyemata has been suspended one game by the NFL.

 

Bridgewater: Saints 'best opportunity for me to grow'

 

There are few opportunities in football as good as learning under the tutelage of Sean Payton and Drew Brees, and Teddy Bridgewater is relishing his time as a backup QB for the Saints.

 

Cam Jordan on WR Michael Thomas: 'Pay the man'

 

Cameron Jordan received his payday. Now, the New Orleans Saints defensive end wants one of his teammates, All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas, to get a gigantic check, as well.

 

Jury awards $6M to Drew Brees in diamond lawsuit

 

A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds.

 

Saints GM: New deal for Michael Thomas in discussion

 

Going into the final year of his rookie deal, a long-term contract is looming for Michael Thomas. Saints GM Mickey Loomis admits they've had conversations but remains coy about the situation.

 

Saints RB Alvin Kamara still looking to 'prove' himself

 

Alvin Kamara has earned two Pro Bowls, made an All-Pro team and been Offensive Rookie of the Year in his first two seasons. And yet the Saints RB goes into his third season saying he needs to prove himself.

 

Roundup: Saints sign CB Webster; Lions make moves

 

Kayvon Webster will get a chance to jumpstart his career in New Orleans. The free-agent corner, previously of the Los Angeles Rams, is signing with the Saints today.

 

Roundup: Saints hosting Coty Sensabaugh, other CBs

 

The Saints are looking for more cornerbacks. New Orleans is hosting Coty Sensabaugh, Prince Charles Iworah and Kayvon Webster on Wednesday as it seeks to add depth to its secondary.

 

Injuries: Jarvis Landry likely out for Browns' minicamp

 

Browns WR Jarvis Landry is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is expected to miss minicamp next week. Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens said Landry's absence will be precautionary.

 

Drew Brees: Jared Cook a good fit in Saints offense

 

Tight end Jared Cook is coming off a career year with the Raiders. Now in New Orleans, he's quickly showing the Saints what type of threat he can be in their already explosive offense.

 

Ted Ginn Jr. says he'll race anyone for '$10K or better'

 

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said he's willing to race anyone for $10,000 or better. At the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine, Ginn ran a 4.37 40-yard dash on a sprained foot.

 

Saints declining CB Eli Apple's fifth-season option

 

The Saints declined the fifth-year option on cornerback Eli Apple ahead of Friday's league-wide deadline, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

 

Bucs, Chargers, Ravens looking for next Taysom Hill

 

Forget finding the next Drew Brees. NFL teams are now trying to recreate a new version of another Sean Payton signal-caller: Taysom Hill. The Bucs, Chargers and Ravens might have found theirs.

 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

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Buccaneers sign GM Jason Licht to 5-year extension

 

Jason Licht signed a five-year extension with the Bucs in January, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. The deal came just days after Tampa Bay tabbed Bruce Arians to be its coach for five years.

 

Roundup: Bucs sign ex-Broncos safety Darian Stewart

 

With a dearth of healthy options at the safety position, the Buccaneers signed one-time Pro Bowler Darian Stewart on Tuesday, the team announced.

 

Bucs' Jameis Winston working on checking down more

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been working on checking the ball down more and being more patient with the offense under new coach Bruce Arians.

 

Roundup: Lavonte David underwent knee surgery

 

Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David underwent surgery to repair a slight tear to his meniscus, coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday.

 

Bruce Arians: Barber-Jones 'heck of a 1-2 punch'

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians likes what he has in Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones, so much so that he sees both as starting-caliber options at running back.

 

LB Devin White, Bucs agree to terms on rookie deal

 

After several months of negotiations, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a deal with rookie linebacker Devin White, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the team announced Saturday.

 

Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith suspended 4 games

 

Tampa Bay cornerback Ryan Smith, who started 16 games over the last two seasons for the Bucs, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season, the league announced.

 

'Rising star' Byron Leftwich tutoring Jameis Winston

 

In his first year leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Bruce Arians has Byron Leftwich taking the lead when it comes to bringing along quarterback Jameis Winston.

 

Gerald McCoy upset Bucs gave his No. 93 to Suh

 

Upon his exit from Tampa Bay, Gerald McCoy wasn't going to say anything negative about the Bucs, but once they gave his No. 93 to Ndamukong Suh, who signed a one-year deal, the mood quickly changed.

 

Ronald Jones ready to put disappointing season in past

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones had a disappointing rookie campaign. Jones is eager to get back on track under the Bucs' new coaching staff and system.

 

Arians doesn't expect Pierre-Paul back until October

 

Jason Pierre-Paul will miss a portion of the season after suffering a neck injury in a car accident in May. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said JPP could return as soon as October.

 

Injuries: Mike Evans (hamstring) held out of minicamp

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was held out of minicamp because of a "slight hamstring" injury. Plus, other injuries we're monitoring around the league on Thursday.

 

Ndamukong Suh wearing No. 93, just like Gerald McCoy

 

Ndamukong Suh has worn No. 93 throughout his playing career and that's not changing in Tampa Bay, even though it's the number Gerald McCoy previously wore with the Bucs.

 

Bruce Arians: Buccaneers secondary is 'totally fixed'

 

Under new coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator and former NFL safety Todd Bowles, the Buccaneers expect mighty improvement from the back end of their defense.

 

Ndamukong Suh dismisses bad rep: 'I know who I am'

 

Ndamukong Suh knows he doesn't have the greatest reputation. At his introductory news conference with the Buccaneers, the veteran defensive tackle discussed changing perceptions people have of him.

 

Gerald McCoy leaves Cleveland without contract

 

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was recently released by the Buccaneers, spent time Friday visiting with the Cleveland Browns, but left without a contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

 

Ndamukong Suh's deal with Bucs worth up to $10M

 

The Bucs made it official on Thursday: Ndamukong Suh is coming to Tampa Bay. The team announced it has agreed to terms with the veteran defensive tackle. Suh can make up to $10M in 2019.

 

Bucs finalizing one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are closing in on a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

 

Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy after nine seasons

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from the senior-most member of their defense. Tampa Bay released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy after nine seasons with the club.