• Max Tuerk, former NFL lineman, dead at 26

    Max Tuerk, former NFL lineman, dead at 26

    Max Tuerk, the former NFL offensive lineman and USC standout, has died at 26, the Trojans announced Sunday. The cause of death was not disclosed by the college, though he website 247Sports reported Tuerk had collapsed while hiking. Tuerk was a third-round draft pick by the Chargers in 2016 but never played a regular-season game …
  • Bill O’Brien’s attempt to spin DeAndre Hopkins trade is not going well

    Bill O’Brien’s attempt to spin DeAndre Hopkins trade is not going well

    Bill O’Brien offered more spin than a Clayton Kershaw curveball, describing the DeAndre Hopkins trade as in the “best interest of our team” in the Texans coach’s first public comments since Hopkins was moved to the Cardinals for running back David Johnson and two draft picks, a light return for a three-time All-Pro. “I would …
  • NFL free agency 2020: The first grades are in

    NFL free agency 2020: The first grades are in

    NFL free agency is not only about doling out massive contracts. There are trades, salary-cap casualties, bargains and scheme fits to consider. The interesting thing about the first week of free agency in 2020 is the winners are an unusual crop of starved franchises. On the flip side, perennial playoff teams of the past decade …
  • Cardinals acquire DeAndre Hopkins from Texans in blockbuster NFL trade

    Cardinals acquire DeAndre Hopkins from Texans in blockbuster NFL trade

    The first major move of NFL free agency wasn’t a signing but a head-scratching swap of offensive stars. The Texans traded wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, one of the NFL’s premier playmakers, to the Cardinals on Monday in exchange for running back David Johnson. The Texans, long in the market for a workhorse back, are receiving …