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Kidd's coaching returns, quoting renewed focus

Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, kicked last season by Milwaukee Bucks, said Monday he would like to come back to coaching "at all levels". Kidd's name has come up as a potential replacement for Wyking Jones at his alma mater, California. And Sunday sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday that Kidd will be among the candidates for the Los …

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Derek Carr's status unchanged with Raiders is watching QB prospects

PHOENIX – Secretary General Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden have been consistent with praising quarterback Derek Carr this offseason, which has been largely ignored by those who look at Raiders from a distance. Compliments focused on Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock throughout the NFL draft process have been heard loud and clear, speculating that Raiders will …

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Matthew Stafford's contract makes it difficult to sign backup QB

CLOSE Lions GM Bob Quinn discusses why Trey Flowers, Jesse James and Justin Coleman fit in free agencies at NFL's owners meetings on March 24, 2019 in Ariz. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press PHOENIX – With Matthew Stafford's big contract a hurdle to signing a top veteran backup, Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said Monday, the team continues to …

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Sean Payton pushes for replay, officiating changes

Sean Payton told the NFL Network that if the league is making changes to its instant replay system or officially this offseason, "then the ownership is saying they are comfortable with what happened a year ago." The New Orleans Saints coach was obviously referring to the missed pass interference call that cost his team a trip to the Super Bowl …

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Bears-Pack begins season; Pats open on SNF

The NFL's 100th Season will be opened with the 199th Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meeting. The league announced Monday that it would refrain from the traditional match match where the Super Bowl winner is the host's first match season on Thursday of week 1. Instead, one of the NFL's classic rivals opens on Thursday, September 5, from Chicago's …

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Qualifying tweaks, put off in place in front of Texas

NASCAR announced Monday in a memo to prepare a variety of qualified procedural updates, including additional deterrent measures, for all three NASCAR national series prior to the upcoming competition weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Goal: To create order of pit road and reversal check of the qualification after a final round of Auto Club Speedway where all 12 Monster Energy …

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Bears to open NFL season versus Packers

The defending Super Bowl champion hosts the NFL's Thursday evening with regular season. But the league made an exception this year to celebrate its 100th campaign. This year, the sixth time marking Bears will be playing its season opener at peak time. They beat the giants 34-19 in Chicago in 1987 and the Cowboys 22-6 in Chicago in 1996 and …

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