Titans’ Henry passes test with contact practice

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12:43 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry took another step toward being activated before the team’s NFL divisional playoff matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. The Titans held a …

Mayfield has surgery, eyes return to ‘true self’

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4:49 PM ET Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield says he is on track to getting “back to my true self” after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. Dr. Orr Limpisvasti, the orthopedic surgeon for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, performed the surgery on Mayfield’s left shoulder in California. “Surgery went …

McCarthy at ease on status: ‘I know how to win’

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5:04 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is operating under business-as-usual conditions after meeting twice with owner and general manager Jerry Jones following Sunday’s wild-card loss to the San Francisco 49ers. McCarthy met with Jones immediately after the game and again on Monday and does not see his future as an …

Rudolph, Haskins relish chance to replace Big Ben

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4:51 PM ET PITTSBURGH — While Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says all options are on the table in adding another quarterback to fight for the starting job next season, the in-house candidates are prepared to compete for the position themselves. Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t formally announced his retirement, but Tomlin said Tuesday he is proceeding …

Chiefs LB Gay arrested on misdemeanor charge

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10:00 AM ET OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was arrested Wednesday night by the Overland Park police and charged with misdemeanor criminal property damage of less than $1,000. Gay remained Thursday morning in the detention center in Johnson County, Kansas. He was scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon, …

NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss Gruden lawsuit

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11:16 PM ET ESPN News Services The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying accusations that the NFL leaked Gruden’s emails are “baseless” and “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action.” The league responded …

Stafford: Toe won’t be prohibitive against Bucs

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7:12 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn’t expect his injured toe to be a factor in Sunday’s divisional-round game against the Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. Stafford suffered the injury in the Rams’ regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers, a 27-24 overtime loss. “I’m feeling OK,” Stafford said Wednesday. “The …

Dak: ‘Deeply regret’ comments about officials

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8:29 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott apologized Tuesday via Twitter for his postgame comments regarding fans throwing bottles and debris at the officials after Sunday’s wild-card loss to the San Francisco 49ers. A postgame question to Prescott on Sunday initially indicated the fans were throwing things at his teammates in …