49ers’ Garoppolo posts 0.0 QB rating in return

1:24 AM ETESPN News Services San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went just 1-for-6 for zero yards and an interception on Monday night in his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury last September.Garoppolo finished the night -- which ended with a 24-15 victory over the Denver Broncos --

Broncos’ Sanders has highlight-reel grab in return

12:34 AM ETDENVER -- Eight months and 14 days after Emmanuel Sanders suffered a torn Achilles tendon, the Denver Broncos receiver was back in uniform on Monday, helmet on, making tacklers miss.Sanders, who suffered his injury in a Dec. 5 practice, has promised throughout the Broncos' offseason program as well

Week 2 takeaways: Jimmy G a bit rusty in first game back from injury

Aug 15, 2019It has been nearly 11 months since Jimmy Garoppolo played in an NFL game, and that rust was readily apparent Monday.The San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback went 1-for-6 for 0 yards in three series against the Denver Broncos, capping off his first series by throwing an interception to

Source: Pats tell P Allen he’s being released

7:27 PM ETFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran punter Ryan Allen, who was one of the unsung performers in the New England Patriots' victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, has been informed that the club is releasing him, a source confirmed.Rookie Jake Bailey of Stanford, whom the Patriots

Stills criticizes Jay-Z: He’s never been on a knee

4:51 PM ETDAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, who has been on the front line of the NFL player protest movement since 2016, expressed disdain about how hip-hop mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter went about forming a social justice partnership with the league.Stills specifically mentioned the role kneeling

Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf set for knee surgery

1:07 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver DK Metcalf needs knee surgery, but coach Pete Carroll expressed optimism that he won't be sidelined for long."DK's got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple days," Carroll told reporters Sunday night after the Seahawks' 25-19 preseason loss

Hall of Fame broadcaster Whitaker dies at 95

7:30 PM ETESPN News Services NEW YORK -- Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported.The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon,

Rams LB Kiser to have surgery for pectoral injury

10:40 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams linebacker Micah Kiser will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a pectoral injury, a Rams spokesperson said.

Jets’ Gase blames self for Williamson’s torn ACL

10:26 PM ETEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Adam Gase took the blame for Avery Williamson's season-ending knee injury, second-guessing his decision of playing the starting linebacker for as long as he did Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons.That injury, Gase admitted Sunday night, played a small factor

Cowboys’ Witten: ‘Jitters were real’ in return

2:52 AM ETHONOLULU -- Jason Witten admitted he had more jitters than he normally would for a preseason game after 15 years in the league.A year away from playing for the Dallas Cowboys will do that to an 11-time Pro Bowl tight end.In his first action since Dec. 31, 2017,