PHILADELPHIA – They have a backup quarterback at the helm, a defense that can steal all the oxygen from a stadium and an electrified fan base that can almost touch the Super Bowl yet is quietly convinced that, like always, something is about to go wrong.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The greatest coach in the history of the modern NFL – a league designed to disband dynasties and exhaust the men attempting to maintain them – jostled a microphone into place and sighed.
The phone call that altered Nick Foles' career and set into motion the quarterback carousel that improbably led to Foles vs. Case Keenum in the NFC championship game came on March 10, 2015. Chip Kelly informed Foles about a trade to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford, blindsiding Foles and ending his first stint in Philadelphia about 999 years short of the "next thousand years" quip Kelly offered about Foles' future in December 2013.
The negotiating strategy of Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry starts with this idea: Landry, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who averages roughly 100 receptions, 1,000 yards and five touchdowns a season, wants to be paid as a No. 1 wide receiver.
Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the $1.9 billion stadium planned for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL team moves to Las Vegas in 2020.