Football

Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson after 5 seasons

Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Monday he has fired general manager Ryan Grigson after five seasons

Kickers for final 4 NFL playoff teams each have…

Touchdowns are always nice, but clutch kickers are welcome security blankets for NFL offenses, especially in the playoffs

Column: Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in NFL

Column: Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in the NFL, where the Falcons and Packers have reached the cusp of the Super Bowl with two of the league's worst-ranked defenses

Steelers hoping pressure blueprint can slow down…

The constant variable in each of Tom Brady's AFC championship game losses has been when he's faced a defense that's managed to apply pressure up front and forced him into quick decisions in the pocket

Matchups for the NFC championship game

Matchups for the NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons

Durability of NFL's final 4 QBs vital to Super Bowl run

The ages of the quarterbacks in the NFL's version of the Final Four are 39, 34, 33 and 31

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Matchups for the AFC championship game

Matchups for the AFC championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots

Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft

Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again.

If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone

Ravens linebacker Orr retires at 24 with spinal…

Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr has announced his retirement after learning he has a herniated disc and a congenital spinal condition

The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's…

The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback

Packers OL aim to block "to infinity" when Rodgers on move

The Green Bay Packers offensive line must stay on their toes when Aaron Rodgers extends a play

Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues

Former New York Jets sack-dancing star Mark Gastineau says he is suffering from several health issues caused from years of playing football

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with…

Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job

Column: If Raiders' move approved, fans should boycott team

Column: #BoycottTheRaiders: In the height of arrogance, even for the NFL, the Raiders want to move to Las Vegas but play in Oakland for up to three more years.

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Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out…

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers

Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders

Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players

An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent

Bell & Blount's friendship transcends abrupt exit

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount's abrupt exit with the Steelers

Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady's "gold…

Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the "gold standard" of NFL quarterbacks

Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

Newly hired Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is turning his offense over to former Denver Broncos coordinator Rick Dennison

Bay Area investors still working to keep Raiders in Oakland

Oakland civic leaders and deep-pocketed investors fighting to keep the Raiders from moving insist they are still in the game despite team owner Mark Davis formally applying to the NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

4 QBs left have unique talents _ but they also have flaws

As good as Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are, they do make mistakes

Who is that? Falcons' Gabriel, others make their marks

Taylor Gabriel has emerged as a pleasant surprise at wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons

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Ryan's resume still has 1 glaring hole: a Super Bowl title

With his greatest season, Ryan has guided the Atlanta Falcons within two wins of their first Super Bowl title, a tantalizing chance to fill the most glaring hole on his resume