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Fringe draft prospect arrested for rape
It’s possible if not likely that Jeryl Brazil was going to go undrafted anyway. But any hopes he’d be selected next week went away quicker than his 40 time when he was arrested for rape last...
Friday morning one-liners
The Bills are only scheduled for one prime-time game. The Dolphins unveiled slight changes to their uniforms. Patriots TE Troy Niklas had to race home after a free agent meeting with the team so that he...
Falcons open to trading up (as usual) for the right guy
Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff wouldn’t mind moving up in the draft. But at this point, that’s kind of #asexpected. The Falcons have moved up four times in his 10 years in charge,...
Lions G.M. ready to trade down, add more picks
At pre-draft press conferences across the league, every General Manager is considering all his options, plans to take the best player available, and is open for business. Lions G.M. Bob Quinn, in particular...
John Elway “open to trading” fifth overall pick
Broncos General Manager John Elway wouldn’t mind picking up more draft picks. Elway, whose team drafts fifth overall, said that he is interested in hearing from teams that want to move up. “I...
Texans-Jets, Browns-Broncos only scheduled Saturday games, two more to flex during season
The NFL has just two games currently scheduled for Saturdays this December but a new addition to league flex scheduling procedures will add two more later int he year. The Houston Texans will travel to face...
Dez Bryant working out with Odell Beckham Jr.
Fomer Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has expressed a desire to remain in the NFC East so he can play his former team two times a year. He also seemed to indicate that the New York Giants would be...
The full Eric Kendricks breakdown
Earlier this week, the Vikings signed linebacker Eric Kendricks. Here’s a full breakdown of his deal, which puts him under contract through 2023. 1. Signing bonus: $10.5 million. 2. 2018 base salary...
Reports: Long-time Patriots play-by-play voice Gil Santos dies on 78th birthday
Gil Santos, who spent 36 seasons as the play-by-play voice of the New England Patriots, died Thursday on his 78th birthday, according to multiple reports. Santos retired as the team’s broadcaster at...
Fraud claim against Eli Manning will go to trial
The four-year-old memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants and various other defendants finally will be going to trial. And one specific defendant will be facing an allegation of fraud: Giants...
Report: Earl Thomas won’t holdout
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will not holdout. That’s the word from General Manager John Schneider at his charity event Thursday night, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Schneider said he was...
Dolphins close season with five games against playoff teams from last year
Every team wants a good start, but the Dolphins probably should really, really, really, really, really want a good start because of their closing schedule. No team got a harder December schedule than Miami...
Mahomes gets baptism by fire, and that could be a good thing for the Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs break in a new starting quarterback this year, and Patrick Mahomes will be getting a baptism by fire. Four of his first six games will be played on the road, and all will feature...
Chiefs, Rams get last bye weeks in Week 12
Bye weeks start in Week 4 and finish in Week 12. Carolina and Washington drew the earliest byes, and the Chiefs and Rams have the latest. Bye weeks Week 4: Carolina, Washington Week 5: Chicago, Tampa Bay...
AFC finalists in Jacksonville get only one guaranteed prime-time game
The league office apparently doesn’t think much of the Jaguars. The AFC finalists, a team that came within a whisker of making it to the Super Bowl, has secured only one guaranteed prime-time game in...
Three teams will play three straight road games in 2018
The NFL released the schedule for the 2018 regular season on Thursday night and three teams found out that they’ll have three straight road games on tap this season. The Rams, Saints and Ravens drew...
Week 17 features Panthers at Saints, Jaguars at Texans, Cowboys at Giants
Every game in Week 17 is a division game for the ninth consecutive year. Last season, three playoff spots and a division title — the NFC South — were decided on the final day of the season. You never know,...
Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders
Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders...
NFL eliminates road Sunday games after road Monday games
Last year five NFL teams had to play a road game on Monday night, and then had to play another road game the following Sunday. Some of those teams complained to the league office about it, so this year such...
2018 SNF schedule begins with Falcons, Eagles
The 2018 Sunday Night Football schedule has been released, including an opening matchup between the reigning Super Bowl champions and Falcons.
Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit
This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first...
Broncos at Raiders is Christmas Eve game
The NFL won’t have any Christmas Day games this season since Christmas falls on a Tuesday, but it does have a Christmas Eve game. The Monday night game in Week 16 is a dandy. The Raiders will host the...
Rams-Raiders wraps Week One on Monday night
The first Monday night of the regular season comes in like a lamb (with the Lions) and goes out like a grizzly bear. Detroit hosts the Jets in the early game. In the late game, Chucky returns in prime-time...
Thursday night schedule starts with Week 2 Ravens-Bengals
FOX has the Thursday Night Football package this year, and for the next five years, and the package starts with Ravens at Bengals in Week Two in a game that FOX will produce but which will air only on NFL...
Derrius Guice confirms multiple discussions with NFL Security
Former LSU running back Derrius Guice made waves in the aftermath of the Scouting Combine, when he said that he’d been asked by a team whether he likes men, and whether his mother is a prostitute. The...
Sam Bradford following plan in hopes of remaining healthy all season
Sam Bradford‘s left knee held up just fine as he got to work with his new team. He did most of what the other quarterbacks did during the first week of offseason work, limited only because he and the...
Pete Carroll: We’re counting on Earl Thomas
Safety Earl Thomas wasn’t one of the veteran Seahawks defenders dropped by the team this offseason, but the prospect has come up more than once. Talk of a possible Thomas trade has gone on all...
PFT PM has Derrius Guice, Leighton Vander Esch, and much more
Ideally, the PFT PM podcast would be 40 minutes long. On a day when I’m more talkative than usual, it lasts an hour. Today, something went haywire. The Thursday PFT PM podcast stretches on for roughly...
Where will Saquon Barkley go?
After a stellar Scouting Combine workout, some spoke openly of Penn State running back Saquon Barkley being the first overall pick in the draft. After the Browns signed Carlos Hyde early in free agency, the...
Report: Washington to play at Dallas on Thanksgiving
Washington will play at Dallas on Thanksgiving, J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. It will mark the third consecutive year Washington has played on Turkey Day. It hosted the Giants last year on...
LeGarrette Blount’s signing “could impact” Lions’ draft plans
The Lions haven’t drafted a running back in the first round since Jahvid Best in 2010. And after signing LeGarrette Blount in free agency, the Lions seem unlikely to take a running back in the first...
Giants announce cuts of Brandon Marshall, Jessamen Dunker
The Giants announced the termination of Brandon Marshall’s contract with a failed physical designation. Marshall played only five games in his one season with the Giants before going on injured...
PFT Live draft redrafts the 2017 draft
With the 2018 draft a week away, Thursday was a good occasion to stage a PFT Live draft based on a redraft of the top of the 2017 draft. As I learned the hard way, it was definitely a good day to win the...
John Elway on Baker Mayfield: He’s overcome the size issue
Broncos President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway said the team still is evaluating the top four quarterbacks, hoping to narrow it to two. Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield have received the...
49ers-Vikings in Week One battle of highly paid quarterbacks
Two quarterbacks who signed huge contracts this offseason will meet in Week One. Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers will take on Kirk Cousins and his Vikings in Week One, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area...
Bears sign Marlon Brown
Wide receiver Marlon Brown took part in this week’s Bears minicamp as a tryout player and he did well enough to stick around a while longer. Brown’s agents announced on Twitter that their client...
Steelers defense working on fixing communication breakdowns in loss to Jaguars
The Steelers didn’t have a fun week. They began a new season by watching how the last one ended. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler and new defensive backs coach Tom Bradley held a film review of the...
Dwight Freeney calls it a career
Dwight Freeney will be returning to his first NFL team to announce the end of his playing career. The Colts announced on Thursday that Freeney will formally announce his retirement as a member of the Colts...
Broncos, Bears expected to hold joint practices this summer
The NFL will announce what hasn’t been leaked from the regular season schedule on Thursday night, but they’ve already revealed the preseason schedule and that gives teams a chance to work on...
Report: Giants won’t play at Cowboys until Week 2, will host Dallas in Week 17
The Cowboys and Giants have kicked off the season at AT&T Stadium the past three seasons and four of the past five. It annually ranks as one of the highest-rated games of the season. However, the teams...
Broncos undecided about Shane Ray’s 2019 option
Broncos General Manager John Elway held a pre-draft press conference on Thursday that was light on news about the team’s draft plans outside of a vow to take the best player available at No. 5 unless...
NFL international schedule released
The NFL's international schedule for 2018 may be the best the league has ever had with matchups between potential playoff teams.
Jaguars finally ditch the two-tone helmet
The Jacksonville Jaguars got a much-needed uniform makeover as they moved on from the two-tone helmets.
Vander Esch talks busy draft process
Former Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch joins Mike Florio a week ahead of the draft, and how he'd gauge his visits with NFL teams thus far.
Browns GM open to anything at No. 1
Browns GM John Dorsey didn't reveal much about the team's plan for the No. 1 pick as they remain open-minded with the draft approaching.
J.J. Watt lands on TIME’s 100 most influential
J.J. Watt set an example for all NFL players by displaying how powerful his platform can be with his efforts to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims.
Browns may lose out by drafting two quarterbacks
The Cleveland Browns have considered picking multiple quarterbacks in this year's NFL draft, but could it backfire on them?