Derwin James staying engaged with Chargers during his ‘hold-in’ – NFL Nation

Derwin James staying engaged with Chargers during his ‘hold-in’ – NFL Nation

6:00 AM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball COSTA MESA, Calif. — Derwin James Jr. stood alongside pass-rushers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack on the sideline when the Los Angeles Chargers opened training camp this…

New England Patriots WR DeVante Parker solidifying role with big plays, contested grabs – NFL Nation

New England Patriots WR DeVante Parker solidifying role with big plays, contested grabs – NFL Nation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Parker’s place: The red zone was a primary emphasis through the first four days of training camp, and it quickly became clear that veteran receiver DeVante Parker is a big part of the Patriots’ plans. When the space gets tight…

Christian McCaffrey traded some gear to a fan for his favorite snacks

Christian McCaffrey traded some gear to a fan for his favorite snacks

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — There were no bags of Cool Ranch Doritos or Oreos being offered Saturday as Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey made his way down the stadium wall draped by screaming fans at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium. There were just footballs, jerseys, signs and mini football helmets, typical things brought to training camp in…

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson suspended three games for making contact with umpire, appeals

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson suspended three games for making contact with umpire, appeals

CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount of money for making helmet to hat contact with home plate umpire Nick Mahrley during Friday night’s game against the Oakland A’s. Anderson has appealed the suspension, meaning he will be eligible to play when the White…

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon, Zac Taylor harbor no consternation about ending of Super Bowl LVI

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon, Zac Taylor harbor no consternation about ending of Super Bowl LVI

CINCINNATI — Any consternation about how Super Bowl LVI ended is water under the bridge for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon and coach Zac Taylor. Mixon, who was not on the field for the team’s final offensive drive in the 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, including a third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 situation, told…

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh says he’s concerned over use of new protective helmet shells

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh says he’s concerned over use of new protective helmet shells

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh expressed concern over the new Guardian Cap, saying the protective shells are causing players to use their helmets more than usual – and he’s worried about the potential effects when they are removed later in the preseason. “I think the spirit of it all is…

Retirement of franchise sacks leader Ryan Kerrigan closes an era for Washington football

Retirement of franchise sacks leader Ryan Kerrigan closes an era for Washington football

ASHBURN, Va. — Ryan Kerrigan prided himself on taking a consistent approach that yielded equally consistent results. But when his left knee prevented him from doing so, he decided the best result was retirement. Kerrigan announced his retirement Friday, ending his 11-year career by signing a one-day contract with the Washington Commanders. He played 10…