Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray won’t play unless he can function at ‘high level’ from pocket, says coach Kliff Kingsbury

TEMPE, Ariz. — If Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is healthy enough to continue playing at a “high level” from the pocket despite a sprained left ankle, then he will play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. “We’re not going to put them out there unless he can function,” Kingsbury … Read more

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay expects QB Matthew Stafford to play Sunday despite back issue

3:46 PM 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 Despite quarterback Matthew Stafford spending most of the practice week in the training room, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that he anticipated Stafford … Read more

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley back with team after false positive COVID-19 tests but out vs. Las Vegas Raiders

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and safety Xavier McKinney returned to the team after spending several days away because of false positive COVID-19 tests. They were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday morning. McKinney was at practice and is expected to play Sunday vs. the Las Vegas Raiders. … Read more

NFL misses deadline to provide documents to Congress on Washington Football Team investigation

WASHINGTON, DC — The NFL did not provide documents by a deadline set by members of Congress relating to its investigation of the Washington Football Team, according to a statement issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee Friday and confirmed by the league. But an NFL said the league had submitted responses to questions … Read more

Cleveland Browns finalizing process of releasing Odell Beckham Jr.

The Cleveland Browns are working with Odell Beckham Jr.’s representatives to negotiate an agreement on terms under which they would release the wide receiver, the team announced Friday. “After careful consideration, internal discussions and conversations with Odell and his representations, we’ve determined that it is in the best interest of all parties involved that Odell … Read more

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker re-aggravates hamstring injury, doubtful Sunday vs. Houston Texans

12:33 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker suffered a setback in practice Thursday and is doubtful to play Sunday against the Texans, coach Brian Flores said Friday. Parker, who caught a season-high eight passes for 85 yards against the Bills in Week 8, had missed the team’s previous three games … Read more

Coach Matt Nagy back with Chicago Bears after clearing COVID-19 protocols

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has cleared the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, making the announcement during an in-person news conference Thursday at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. Nagy told reporters that he was cleared on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 25 and quarantining for eight days. Nagy missed the Bears’ 33-22 loss … Read more