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Source: “Completely false” to say Kaepernick has asked for $9-10 million per year
To claim that quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants a chance to compete for a starting job and a salary of $9 million or $10 million per year would be to assume that conversations with one or more teams have...
Report: Tony Romo “distancing himself” from Cowboys teammates
Tony Romo gave an emotional statement to the media when he returned to the active roster last season and said that he realized it was Dak Prescott’s time in Dallas. He reportedly has some other...
49ers GM John Lynch tries to recruit Raiders fans
49ers GM John Lynch has made his pitch for Raiders fans to root for the Bay Area's remaining team. It's a good idea but here's why it won't work.
Colts' Irsay insists Pagano isn't under pressure
Jim Irsay might have publicly backed Chuck Pagano but here's why the Colts owner made the comments that he did.
Nevada businessman plans a Raiders-themed brothel
Just sin, baby. The Raiders’ upcoming move to Las Vegas is being greeted with open arms — or something — by one enterprising Nevada businessman. According to Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Sun, Nevada...
Who will win the Jets' QB competition?
Jets coach Todd Bowles has said that the team will have an open competition at quarterback. Mike Florio suggests that jobs might be on the line if Christian Hackenberg doesn't show improvement.
Witten extension gives Cowboys defense flexibility
By signing Jason Witten to an extension, the Dallas Cowboys give themselves some flexibility to recover from their free-agency defensive exodus.
Jackson says Browns haven't discussed Kaepernick
Browns' head coach Hue Jackson says the team has not talked about signing Colin Kaepernick, which leads Mike Florio to wonder which QB the team is actually looking at.
Oakland councilman wants Raiders out now
The Raiders are headed to Las Vegas after Monday’s 31-1 vote by NFL owners to approve their relocation for the 2020 season. That leaves three seasons for the Raiders to play elsewhere and team owner...
Vikings' president opens up on Peterson's release
Vikings co-owner and president Mark Wilf discusses U.S. Bank Stadium, the silver lining from a disappointing 2016 season, and how difficult it was to move on from Adrian Peterson.
Hue Jackson: Browns haven’t discussed Colin Kaepernick
The Brows are searching for their franchise quarterback, but that search has not included Colin Kaepernick. Browns coach Hue Jackson said today that the Browns haven’t discussed signing Kaepernick,...
Chris Long signs with Eagles
After winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots, defensive end Chris Long said that he wouldn’t be returning to New England for a second season. Long cited a desire to play a more prominent role on...
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota out of boot, expects to be ready for camp
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is out of the walking boot, and planning on being 100 percent by the time training camp starts. Mariota told KHON2 in Hawaii that going home to work on his rehab (as well...
It’s time to fix the overtime rule (and not by chopping it to 10 minutes)
As the league’s owners gather in Arizona to consider potential rule changes, one proposal that will soon be on the table would reduce overtime in the regular season for 15 minutes to 10. Here’s...
Report: Jason Witten agrees to four-year extension with Cowboys
In February, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said he wasn’t sure how much longer he wanted to continue playing and that he thought the best approach was to “just go into it and look at it one...
NFL says Raiders vote not a message to Buffalo about stadium
Last June, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the Bills “have to stay up with” other teams in the league in terms of their stadium in what seemed like a suggestion that it was time for the...
Jim Irsay: “Wrong to assume” it is win or else for Chuck Pagano
The Colts made a change at General Manager after the 2016 season by dispatching Ryan Grigson and bringing in Chris Ballard to run the personnel side of things in his place. Coach Chuck Pagano remains in his...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Making a case for the Bills drafting Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been a big donor to the University of Michigan and would love to see the team draft some players from Ann...
Bills bring in former ESPN exec to work on public image
After the Bills fired Rex Ryan and benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor late last season, General Manager Doug Whaley held a press conference that left many feeling the franchise was being run in a...
Texans will talk to Bill O’Brien about an extension next offseason
Bill O’Brien has kept the Texans competitive without what you’d call a stable quarterback situation, or a quarterback, for the last three years. But if he wants a new contract, he’s going...
John Mara on Odell Beckham: He’s the last guy I’m worried about
In the aftermath of the final game of the Giants’ season, wide receiver Odell Beckham punched a hole in a Lambeau Field wall in an expression of the emotions he was feeling after his team was blown...
NFL stadiums have received an estimated $6.7 billion from taxpayers
With Nevada kicking in $750 million to build the Raiders a new stadium, NFL teams have now received nearly $7 billion in tax money to build stadiums over the last two decades. According to an analysis from...
Jets have myriad problems to solve at draft
Josh Norris recommends the Jets pick up one player out of Western Michigan who would solve a few of their problems.
Patriots departures force focus on edge rushers
Josh Norris outlines what the Patriots need to focus on at the 2017 NFL draft, including selecting a player that could help answer the defensive line questions.
Lions G.M. on Matthew Stafford extension: We’re working on it
Lions G.M. Bob Quinn says he has his franchise quarterback in place, and now wants to keep him in place for years to come. Quinn said on PFT Live that Matthew Stafford, who has one year and a $16.5 million...
Thomas Dimitroff would like both teams to get a chance in overtime
Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff lost the Super Bowl in overtime last month, so it’s understandable if he’s a little sore about sudden death. Dimitroff said on PFT Live that he’d...
Report: Kaepernick wants a chance to start, and $9-10 million
Is Colin Kaepernick still unemployed because his asking price is too high? That’s the suggestion in a report from Dan Graziano of ESPN, who cites multiple sources as saying that Kaepernick won’t...
Lions GM Bob Quinn: Stafford needs more support
The Detroit Lions GM shares the greatest lesson he learned in his first year, what he took from New England and why one of his goals is to get Matthew Stafford more support.
SNF's executive producer talks Super Bowl LII
Sunday Night Football's executive producer Fred Gaudelli discusses how he's preparing for Super Bowl LII along with the most fun games he's ever produced.
How does Cardinals' HC decide on a QB?
As head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Arians expresses what he thinks is most important in deciding on a quarterback throughout the process.
King shocked at NFL team in Las Vegas
Peter King says he thought the one certainty in the NFL was that there would never be a team in Las Vegas and it shows how much the league has evolved.
Falcons' GM reflects on the team's progress
The Atlanta Falcons' general manager looks back on how he's grown with the team over the past 10 seasons especially in a league that always seems to be changing.
Robert Kraft never gave up hope at Super Bowl
The Patriots owner discusses the final quarter of the Super Bowl, how they never gave up hope, what it means to him to own the Patriots and how much longer he thinks Bill Belichick will coach.
Dolphins, Dion Jordan seem overdue to split
It remains likely a matter of when, not if, the Dolphins will part with former No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan. After Monday, a move seems that much more imminent. According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach...
Jed York not expecting Raiders fans to jump ship to 49ers
Just because the Raiders will be leaving Oakland in the next few years, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York isn’t expecting a massive rush of Bay Area fans suddenly to shed their silver and black for...
John Elway on quarterbacks: Same old thing
At some point, there will be some kind of definitive end to musing about where Tony Romo will spend the 2017 football season and everyone will move on to other topics of conversation when Broncos General...
Reggie McKenzie says Derek Carr to be full-go for offseason work
Raiders tackle Donald Penn said last month that quarterback Derek Carr was already closing in on being back to full strength after a broken leg ended his 2016 season in December. General Manager Reggie...
Robert Kraft would love Malcolm Butler and/or Darrelle Revis on Patriots
When cornerback Darrelle Revis was last a member of the Patriots, comments from Jets owner Woody Johnson about bringing him back to his first NFL team led to a $100,000 fine from the league for tampering....
Colts plan to go slow with Andrew Luck’s shoulder
Third- or fourth-string quarterbacks usually get lost in the shuffle during an NFL off-season, their low number of practice reps dwindling as the regular season nears. This year’s backups in...
Relocation profitable for owners, but it cheapens their fans
On the evening it was reported the Chargers were relocating to Los Angeles, a San Diego police officer and his partner were dispatched to the team facility. There had been an act of vandalism; a man...
Jimmy Haslam: “We could trade” Brock Osweiler
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s the guy who had to sign off on buying a second-round pick for $16 million, so he knows what’s going on. But like everyone else, he’s not sure if that means the...
Robert Kraft hopes Bill Belichick coaches into his 80s
With so much time spent wondering about the number of years that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will play, here’s a question that rarely comes up: How much longer with Patriots coach Bill Belichick...
49ers re-sign DuJuan Harris
After bouncing around the league for years, DuJuan Harris may be finding some stability in San Francisco. Harris, a running back who got a career-high 38 carries last year, re-signed with the 49ers today,...
Bills claim defensive end Scott Crichton off waivers
The Buffalo Bills claimed defensive end Scott Crichton off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Crichton was released by the Vikings on Friday after spending three years with the team. The Vikings...
Kraft: I hope Belichick is still coaching at 80
Patriots owner Robert Kraft discusses the energy and passion that Bill Belichick brings to the Patriots franchise and how long he thinks the coach can continue to lead the team.
Oakland mayor: Raiders fans “deserved better”
A coffee-table book could be made, at this rate, featuring politicians’ statements after an NFL franchise relocated from their cities. Disappointment. Some version of “we, the city, did what we...
Packers G.M. on running backs: “We need some more guys”
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson doesn’t mind admitting he needs a running back or two. But he’s not going to talk about that one in particular. Via Kevin Seifert of, Thompson said...
Bills need to add WR depth behind Watkins in draft
The Bills have a dynamic wide receiver in Sammy Watkins, but there isn't much on the depth chart after him. Josh Norris suggests they address the need in the second round of the draft.
Robert Kraft: Tom Brady plans to play six or seven more years
Tom Brady wants to give George Blanda a run for his money. Blanda, the Hall of Fame Raiders kicker and quarterback, was the oldest player in NFL history when he played at age 48. Brady, who will turn 40 in...
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross explains “no” vote to Raiders’ move
In a Phoenix hotel ballroom full of NFL owners voting yes, there was one dissenting opinion. He then made clear as to why. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was the lone “nay” cast on the Raiders...
Raiders need Marshawn Lynch to help with fans
The Raiders could stay in Oakland for up to three more years and they need Marshawn Lynch to help them salvage their relationship with fans.
Goodell: Owners approving Raiders' move important
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell discusses the Raiders' struggles with getting a new stadium and why the move to Las Vegas was important for the franchise.
Which city will be next to lure NFL team?
With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, Rob "Stats" Guerrera says Chicago could be a front-runner to add another NFL team.
NFL owners approve Raiders move to Las Vegas
Mike Florio talks about the real reasons behind the Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas and the pressure the NFL will now be under.
Davis shares when he realized it was time to leave
A presentation from Oakland cemented the Raiders owner's decision to move the Raiders to Las Vegas.
Davis 'has mixed feelings' on moving Raiders
Raiders owner Mark Davis discusses his emotions following the NFL owners voting to approve the franchise's relocation to Las Vegas.
Derek Carr: Raiders “bringing a piece of Oakland with us”
Appealing to fans in two different cities is a delicate balance following a franchise relocation, particularly when that franchise will remain in its current city for at least two seasons before migrating...
Mark Davis: Could stay in Oakland through 2019 season
Mark Davis was just given permission to move his team to Las Vegas, but said he could see staying in Oakland longer than his lease dictates. The Raiders have one-year options on their lease in Oakland for...
Roger Goodell: Tough call, but no choice but to move
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell still says the league doesn’t want teams to move. But he said Monday the league had no choice. For the third time in just over a year. “You know that our goal is...
Raiders’ move to Las Vegas approved
The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. NFL owners today approved the move of the team from Oakland (where they’re playing in a rickety old stadium) to Las Vegas (where taxpayers will foot a large...
Brandon Marshall: Vegas could overwhelm young players
The NFL is expected to have a foothold in Las Vegas after a Monday vote on the Raiders’ bid to relocate to the city, so any concerns raised about putting a team there are likely moot at this point....
$400 million swing likely cements Vegas deal
As the league’s owners prepare to rubber stamp the eventual relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas, the deal in Nevada coincidentally became a lot sweeter only one day before the vote. In addition to...
Report: Giants have some interest in former Jet Nick Mangold
There could me a little more traffic moving from one side of MetLife Stadium to the other. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants have expressed interest in bringing former Jets...
Jack Del Rio’s solution to speeding up games: Don’t throw so many flags
The Raiders were flagged for an NFL-high 147 penalties last season, so Raiders coach Jack Del Rio may be slightly biased when he offers his solution to the league’s problem with slower-paced games....
Should Seahawks sign Kaepernick?
The Seahawks have a backup to Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin. Now that Boykin has been arrested, could the Seahawks be looking for another quarterback to serve as Wilson’s understudy? If they are,...
Will Redskins trade Kirk Cousins before next year?
As Kirk Cousins is currently set to play under the franchise tag this year, are the Redskins willing to try and get something for him or let him walk away?
Del Rio tries to keep focused as Vegas move looms
As the team decides whether or not they will be in Las Vegas or Oakland, Jack del Rio is trying to keep his team focused on football
Chargers announce 2017 season tickets are sold out
The Chargers were on their way to a sellout of their season tickets for the 2017 season last week and they finished the job in the last few days. The team announced on Monday that “all season tickets...
Dolphins voice their opinion on Joe Mixon
With Joe Mixon's stock potentially rising as he makes his pre-draft rounds, one NFL team has already reportedly voiced their disinterest in the Oklahoma RB.
Will the Steelers be forced to draft an RB early?
Without a set timeline for Le'Veon Bell's return, are the Steelers now forced to draft an RB early to prepare for the future?
John Elway, Broncos content to wait for Tony Romo
John Elway said that they haven't spoken with the Cowboys about Tony Romo joining the team next season, but there could be one wildcard: retirement.
Seattle could look elsewhere after Boykin arrest
The Seattle backup was arrested in Texas and that could open the door for Colin Kaepernick to join the Seahawks.
Oakland mayor asks for last-minute delay on vote
NFL owners just walked into another round of meetings, and their decision on the Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas seems imminent. But Oakland mayor Libby Schaff is asking for a last-minute reprieve...
Browns to have Mitchell Trubisky in for workout on Friday
The Browns didn’t send coach Hue Jackson or executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown to North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s pro day workout earlier this month...
Panthers say Jerry Richardson isn’t selling team
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson isn’t attending the league meetings in Arizona this week and a six-person group will be representing the team in his place. Per the team, they won’t be there to...
Raiders vote coming soon
With plenty of momentum building toward a vote that would allow the Raiders to move to Las Vegas, the league apparently plans to cram the proposal through quickly. Before anyone realizes that dropping a...
Carson Palmer: “I’m pretty good” at mentoring a young QB
If the Cardinals weren’t already thinking about life after Carson Palmer, the brief uncertainty about whether he’d return for the 2017 season likely forced the issue squarely onto their radar...
Trevone Boykin arrested after car he was riding in backs into a bar
Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested this morning in Dallas, after a car crash which injured five people. According to FOX 4 in Dallas, Boykin was the passenger in a car that backed into...
Bill O’Brien “real excited” about working with Tom Savage
The Texans were able to excise Brock Osweiler from their roster, leaving them with a pair of quarterbacks under contract and a spot on the depth chart that most believe they’d be happy to fill with...
Giants want to re-sign Johnathan Hankins, but won’t be “irresponsible”
Linebacker Zach Brown and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins are the only two players left unsigned or untagged in the top 50 on PFT’s list of 2017’s top free agents, but it appears one of those...
Dolphins must bolster guard position in draft
While the Dolphins have multiple needs they must address in this year's draft, improving offensive guard is paramount and Josh Norris has a solution.
Monday morning one-liners
Seven questions regarding the Bills as the league meetings get underway. Was the Dolphins’ playoff berth a result of smoke and mirrors? The Patriots expect to be playing their game in Mexico City in...
“Zero percent chance” Dolphins are interested in Joe Mixon
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is making the pre-draft rounds, but those trips are more about convincing teams he can be trusted rather than whether he’s good at playing football. And it sounds like...
No timeline on Le’Veon Bell return, contract negotiations
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had surgery this month to repair the core muscle injury that knocked him out of the AFC title game and ginned up questions about why the team didn’t disclose...
Ron Rivera thinks time off will help Cam Newton
The Panthers announced that quarterback Cam Newton is going to be out of action for a few months after making the decision to have shoulder surgery to address lingering pain from the 2016 season. The timing...
More talk in Cleveland of the Browns trading for Jimmy Garoppolo
Around the NFL, there’s a widespread belief that the Patriots have no plans to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and see him as not just the backup to Tom Brady in 2017 but the successor to...
Halas grandchildren want to sell shares of team to McCaskeys
As ownership families age, they naturally disperse the business to younger generations. In Chicago, there appears to be some movement to consolidate some of the shares of ownership in the Bear to avoid...
Cowboys declare “method to the madness” of defensive exodus
The Cowboys weren’t what you’d call great on defense last year, but they were certainly good enough to not stop progress. But losing so many starters on that side of the ball, including nearly...
Hue Jackson says Brock Osweiler will compete for a job, for now
The Browns traded for Brock Osweiler because they wanted a second-round draft pick and the Texans wanted to get out from under Osweiler’s contract. Osweiler’s potential contributions in...
NFL says injury data shows protections for quarterbacks are working
The NFL has changed several rules in recent years designed to keep quarterbacks healthier. The league thinks it now has the evidence to show those rules are working. According to Peter King of,...
Steelers planning for life after Roethlisberger
No one is taking seriously the retirement musings of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The team nevertheless realizes that he’s much closer to the end of his career than the beginning, and they...
John Elway, Jerry Jones haven’t talked about Tony Romo
Although the annual meetings technically began Sunday in Arizona, plenty of league personnel already have been here working on plenty of things via plenty of meetings discussing plenty of topics. During the...
How often do teams draft QBs? Less than Jets
It took some researching, but one positive can be drawn now as it relates to the Jets and their meager quarterback situation. They’ve been trying. By one measure, like no team has. Pro Football Talk ...
Bruce Allen insists Kirk Cousins will be the Washington quarterback in 2017
For a team in a town known for politicians who speak in absolutes that are often absolutely untrue, take this for whatever you will: Washington president Bruce Allen insists that Kirk Cousins will be the...
Not much suspense left for Raiders to Las Vegas vote
NFL owners just walked into their opening session of a meeting at which they’ll decide the destination of the Raiders. And there’s not much suspense left as to how the vote is going to go. The...
Bears, Packers cornerbacks both arrested in Iowa
Two former college teammates who play for rival NFL teams reportedly were arrested together early Sunday morning following an incident at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall...
NFL hires a new chief medical officer, a neurosurgeon
The NFL has hired a new top doctor to help with their concussion issue. And this time, he’s not a rheumatologist. The league announced they had hired Dr. Allen Sills as their chief medical officer, a...
Lions RB Theo Riddick had surgery to both wrists
Theo Riddick, one of the NFL’s premier passing-game backs, is usually mindful of his hands. This off-season, the attention is on his wrists. The Lions veteran underwent surgery to both wrists...
Panthers defend letting Cam Newton play through shoulder injury
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a shoulder injury in Week 14, and last week decided to have surgery to repair the shoulder. Now the Panthers are facing questions about why Newton played the final...
Vegas gambling issues falling on deaf ears within NFL
When it comes to the potential practical consequences of putting a professional football team in Las Vegas, the NFL isn’t completely ignoring the situation. It seems, however, that not nearly enough...
Seahawks keep adding linebackers
The Seattle Seahawks have used 2017 free agency to load up in one specific area of the roster. They’ve now added three veteran linebackers to the team. Via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the...
Franco Harris: I have no pain, but if I ever do I’ll use marijuana
Franco Harris played in the NFL into his mid-30s, carried the ball more than 3,000 times, and often lined up as a blocking fullback on plays when he didn’t get the ball. He also played in an era of...
Michael Irvin: Ezekiel Elliott has to learn how big being a Cowboy is
Hall of Fame Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin thinks there’s a special kind of scrutiny that comes with being a star player on the Dallas Cowboys, and Ezekiel Elliott needs to learn that. Irvin said on...
Cardinals doing their homework on incoming quarterbacks
The Cardinals know that the end is near for quarterback Carson Palmer. Because, as Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim said during a recent appearance on PFT Live, Palmer is willing to mentor a young quarterback, it...
NFL to consider unlimited challenges, as long as they’re successful
Under current NFL rules, a coach may challenge two calls per game, and if replay reviews prove him right on both of them, he gets a third challenge. Three is the limit. If a proposal before the Competition...
Talk in Buffalo that Doug Whaley could be on the way out
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley appears to be on the hot seat, raising questions about who’s really calling the shots in Buffalo heading into the draft. Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News writes...
Roger Goodell sends ominous letter to Oakland mayor
There are certain words and phrases a city would prefer not to hear from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the days before a critical relocation vote involving its local franchise. Such language is now in...
Martellus Bennett pledges to donate jersey sales profit
The Packers’ official online team store is full of jersey options for potential buyers, its stock including Aaron Rodgers’ top-selling No. 12, Jordy Nelson’s No. 87, Randall Cobb’s 18 and...
Eagles withdraw four of their five rule change proposals
The Eagles were among the most active teams at proposing rules changes to be voted on at the upcoming league meeting, but now they’re pulling back most of their proposals. According to,...
Bengals release LB Rey Maualuga
The Bengals are the only NFL team Rey Maualuga has known. That is about to change. Cincinnati announced Saturday it has parted with its long-time linebacker. Maualuga, a second-round pick in 2009 out of USC...
How can NFL reconcile loving Las Vegas and loathing betting lines?
A mere four years ago, the NFL wanted nothing to do with staging any games in Las Vegas. Then, once Las Vegas emerged as a viable candidate to lure the Raiders from Oakland, the nation’s gambling...
Bengals re-sign Wallace Gilberry
The Bengals re-signed running back and special teams stalwart Cedric Peerman this week and he’s not the only member of the 2016 roster returning after hitting free agency. Defensive lineman Wallace...
Jonathan Stewart: “Open arms” to Panthers drafting a running back
The Panthers and running back Jonathan Stewart agreed to a one-year contract extension this week, but that didn’t do much to quiet the notion that the Panthers will be adding a running back in the...
Maccagnan won’t rule out drafting another quarterback
The Jets won’t rule in Josh McCown as the team’s next starting quarterback, and they won’t rule out adding another rookie. A year after spending a second-round pick on a quarterback who...
Dave Gettleman: Moving up eight spots in Kony Ealy trade is “gold”
The Panthers traded defensive end Kony Ealy to the Patriots this offseason in a deal that wound up bumping them up eight spots in the draft order as they added a third-round pick to get a second-round pick...
Joe Thomas asks the key question on Kaepernick
Plenty of people have plenty of opinions about the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One specific person’s opinion (more accurately, a question) caught my attention. Browns tackle...
Davis Webb says “double-digit” teams told him he’s a first-rounder
When discussing the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, attention has largely been focused on North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone...
Isaac Rochell drawing interest from Cowboys, Panthers
A day after the Notre Dame Pro Day workout, former Irish defensive lineman Isaac Rochell paid a visit to PFT Live to discuss his pre-draft experiences. As to the issue that always slides to the top of the...
All quiet on the Marshawn front
Eight days ago, it seemed inevitable that running back Marshawn Lynch would emerge from retirement and land with the Raiders. At one point, there was a belief that things could come to a head before the...
With trial against NFL looming, Romo schedules fantasy football convention (again)
Tony Romo may not be doing business in Dallas come September, but he plans to be making a little money there in July. And maybe in November. Rumor’s National Fantasy Football Convention, scrapped in...
Adrian Peterson: I will play this year, it’s about the right fit
Free agent running back Adrian Peterson says he remains unemployed not because he’s asking for too much money, and not because teams aren’t interested, but because he wants to find the right...
After losing two in one game, Eagles seek protection for long snappers
Long snapping is a unique skill, and few NFL teams have more than one player who can do it well. So after the Eagles lost both their starting long snapper and their emergency backup long snapper in the same...
Richard Sherman: Kaepernick’s unemployment not about football
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a team is entirely about his national anthem protest. “There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and...
Eagles owner speaks out against polarized political system
At a time when most NFL figures steer clear of anything remotely political, one owner has spoken out against the current political system in general. In a column posted at, Eagles owner Jeffrey...
Connor Barwin: Eagles were ‘smart’ to cut me
Connor Barwin gets it. He understands. The veteran defensive end carried a lofty salary. On the other side of the ball, a young quarterback in Carson Wentz needed more surrounding pieces to facilitate his...
Jaguars sign DE Malliciah Goodman
Defensive end Malliciah Goodman was a spectator for most of last season. After the Falcons waived him in early September, he remained a free agent for the season’s first seven weeks. The Seahawks then...
Arians had surgery due to Christmas Eve hug from Fitzgerald
Near the end of an otherwise lost season for Arizona, the Cardinals pulled off a memorable road win in Seattle on Christmas Eve. The victory triggered an overly enthusiastic reaction from receiver Larry...
NFLPA opens inquiry of Jaguars after Tom Coughlin email
The Jaguars hired Tom Coughlin to be their executive vice president of football operations on Jan. 9. Since then, the NFL Players Association is known to have begun at least two separate inquiries related...
Oakland touts last-ditch effort as better than Vegas offer
Yep, Oakland is making one last play to keep the Raiders. Whether it’s political cover or a viable Hail Mary pass remains to be seen. For now, here’s what we know: Via, Oakland and its...
Broncos “not pursuing” Tony Romo
With the annual meetings beginning this weekend and the Cowboys presumably hoping someone/anyone will make them a trade offer for quarterback Tony Romo, the Broncos are doing what they can to make sure the...
Richard Sherman says he laughs at talk he could be traded
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is aware that there’s been some talk that he could be traded, but he finds it more amusing than anything else. Sherman said on ESPN that he doesn’t buy into...
Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell
The Cowboys’ offensive line absorbed a couple departures this offseason, losing right tackle Doug Free to retirement and parting with left guard Ronald Leary in free agency. On Friday, the unit...
Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys found after search
After completing one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history this February, Tom Brady's jersey went missing. After rigorous detective work, he has not one, but two Super Bowl jerseys back.
Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian
There is little sense in speculating as to whether or not this will be it, whether this comeback attempt from Josh Gordon will be the one that returns the uber-talented deep threat to the field. That will...
Panthers sign quarterback Garrett Gilbert
The Panthers needed another arm for OTAs, since Cam Newton’s isn’t available. And boy they found one. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert...
CBS is pursuing Tony Romo, too
FOX isn’t the only network that hopes to hire Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. CBS reportedly wants to sign him up, too. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that CBS is “making a strong push” to...
Oakland makes last ditch effort to disrupt Raiders move
With all signs pointing to the Raiders securing at least 24 votes next week to relocate to Las Vegas, Oakland isn’t going down without a fight. Or at least without a random, awkward swing at air. Via...
MVP to finding Brady’s jerseys? Houston mayor says Houston PD
The FBI Boston Division called it “truly a collaborative effort.” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said it was “another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when...
Blandino acknowledges 10-minute overtime will lead to more ties, Ty
When it comes to whether Rich McKay and Dean Blandino believe that a reduced overtime period will result in more ties, Ty, we have a tie. On Thursday, the Competition Committee chairman downplayed the risk...
49ers bring RFA pass-rusher Jacquies Smith in for a visit
Trent Baalke’s gone, but the 49ers still have a thing for guys with torn ACLs. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are having restricted free agent defensive end Jacquies Smith in...
Cardinals aren’t panicking about all the free agency defections
If you’re the General Manager of a team that just lost five defensive starters in free agency, it would probably be bad for morale to run down the halls screaming “We’re all gonna die!...
Jets G.M. not saying if Josh McCown is the starting quarterback
Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan signed quarterback Josh McCown to a contract that guarantees him $6 million this year, but he’s not ready to declare McCown the starting quarterback. On a...
Michael Oher “working his fanny off” in comeback effort
Techincally, Michael Oher remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But the Panthers tackle is apparently working like a man who intends to play next season. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue...
Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell
The Cowboys have enjoyed depth and stability on their offensive line, but now have to look around for options. Friday, they brought in a guy with some decent starting experience. According to Todd Archer of...
Bob Brown was the one player who intimidated Mean Joe Greene
Mean Joe Greene is known as perhaps the toughest player in NFL history, but he admits there was one guy who could get the best of him on the field. Greene, the Hall of Fame Steelers defensive lineman,...
Packers reportedly considered Adrian Peterson visit
The first free agency in the 10-year career of running back Adrian Peterson continues, for good reason. He still wants to be paid more than anyone wants to pay him. One team that would be a logical fit for...
Panthers will pick up option on Kelvin Benjamin
The Panthers still can’t be sure what they have in Kelvin Benjamin. But they’re going to commit to him anyway. Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman told the Charlotte Observer the team plans...
2013 quarterback draft class was a disaster
Four years ago, only one quarterback was drafted in the first round, and only two were taken through the first 72 selections. Most teams knew what they were doing in passing on available passers. In...
Colts cut Arthur Jones
The Arthur Jones era in Indianapolis has come to an end. The Colts announced this morning that they have released Jones, a defensive tackle who has spent the last three seasons with the team. When the Colts...
Four tech giants bidding for online streaming of Thursday games
When owners meet in Phoenix next week, they’re expected to get an update on the bidding for the online streaming package for Thursday Night Football, and it’s apparently a competitive process....
Chicago Bears hope that Mark Sanchez will work out
Mike Florio says that the fact that Sanchez ended up with the Bears shows how the quarterback market is weak this year.
All halftimes will be 13 minutes, 30 seconds
As the NFL looks to tighten the belt regarding the amount of time it takes to play a game, the league will be adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to halftime. The duration of intermission will expand from...
Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited
The Packers quarterback said that fans should be excited about this season because of the offseason additions.
Overtime change could lead to more ties
A proposed change to shorten the length of overtime could lead to more ties, but Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino says that the safety concerns are the greater priority. ProFootballTalk has come up...
Teams propose to open up replay possibilities
Teams have wanted the league to open up replay and reviewable plays, but Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino explains the complications that change would make.
NFL planning to hire full-time referees
Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino says that the benefits of hiring full-time officials outweighs the possibility of some referees leaving.
Joe Thomas praises Mitchell Trubisky
Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas says that Mitchell Trubisky has the most upside of any incoming quarterback, a comment that could come back to hurt the veteran.
Bears planning to have private workout with Kizer
While the team just signed Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez, the Bears are planning to work out DeShone Kizer.
Patriots will visit White House on April 19
The Patriots are scheduled to visit the White House on April 19 as players and people within the organization make up their minds on whether or not they will go.
Brian Quick goes to Washington
Sean McVay made the move from the Redskins to the Rams this offseason and wide receiver Brian Quick will be making the opposite jump. Quick’s agents announced on Friday that their client has signed a...
Manziel, Payton reportedly speak about return
Mike Florio and Rob "Stats" Guerrera discuss potential NFL rule changes, Johnny Manziel's return to football and Philip Rivers' thoughts on the Chargers drafting a quarterback in this edition of Coast to...
Brian Robison takes 2017 pay cut, adds year to contract
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to an extension through the 2018 season that comes with a pay cut for this season. Field Yates of reports that the veteran will cut his base salary...
Philip Rivers: Any rookie QB will have to sit for a while
The Chargers have talked about the possibility of adding a quarterback in the draft and they’re doing their due diligence on this year’s prospects. They had workouts with Texas Tech’s...
NFL Draft Podcast: Cook vs. McCaffrey
Evan Silva joins Josh Norris to explain Dalvin Cook's draft process compared to Christian McCaffrey's.
NFL has no specific proposal for automatic ejections/suspensions, yet
The long list of proposed rule changes does not include a proposal regarding ejections or immediate suspensions based on certain types of hits. Apparently, that’s because the league has yet to...
Dean Blandino: Officials can issue warning before penalty for 12 men in huddle
During the Cowboys’ playoff loss to the Packers in January, Dallas was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct when wide receiver Brice Butler was judged to have entered the huddle and then...
Brett Favre can still throw the football
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback has been retired for several years, but he can still throw the ball. Should he return to the NFL?
Blandino breaks down potential NFL rule changes
Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino discusses how a new replay process would work, the safety issues about leaping over the center on kicks and opening up what plays can be reviewed.
Friday morning one-liners
The Bills announced their offseason workout schedule. Will Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips‘ potential meet his production this season? It doesn’t look like WR Michael Floyd will be staying with the...
Chargers working out quarterback DeShone Kizer today
The Bears aren’t the only ones who want to take a closer look at Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are working out Kizer today, adding...
Gronk gets WWE superstar ready for WrestleMania
A video emerged on social media of Rob Gronkowski slapping WWE's Mojo Rawley as he prepares for WrestleMania.
Florio: Manziel to New Orleans is agent-driven
Mike Florio and Stats pull the curtain back on some of the inside info that went into the Johnny Manziel-Saints reporting
Rochell drawing interest from Cowboys, Panthers
Defensive lineman Isaac Rochell talks about his NFL Draft stock following Notre Dame's pro day and how he is enjoying the process.
Jonathan Stewart signs one-year extension with Panthers
Running back Jonathan Stewart has been with the Panthers since they made him a first-round pick in the 2008 draft and the relationship hasn’t hit its expiration date yet. The team announced on Friday...
NFL to go over new rule changes at owners meetings
The NFL owners are set to discuss several rule proposals, including what plays coaches can challenge, leaping over the center on kicks and the hiring process for coaches.
Questions still surround incoming quarterbacks
DeShone Kizer says he did well at his pro day, but teams only put a limited premium on those performances.
Aaron Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has turned R-E-L-A-X into a catchphrase of sorts over the years, but that’s not the message he’s sending to the team’s fans ahead of the 2017 season....
Under proposed overtime rule, Bucs would have been a playoff team
When the proposal to shorten regular season overtimes to 10 minutes comes up for a vote at the owner’s meetings next week, there’s a good chance the Buccaneers will support the measure....
Bears announce signing of Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez has found his fifth NFL team. Sanchez has signed with the Bears, the team announced today, making him the backup to starting quarterback Mike Glennon. The Bears may still draft a quarterback,...
Dean Blandino: We’ll head toward full-time refs, even if some quit
The NFL is moving toward having full-time referees, even if some refs aren’t willing to quit their other jobs. NFL Senior V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said on PFT Live that he is concerned some...
Joe Thomas likes the local kid best among the college quarterbacks
The Browns have spent the offseason acquiring offensive line talent. And the cornerstone of that unit has endorsed one particular rookie quarterback which he’d like to protect. During a radio...
Bears set up private workout with DeShone Kizer
The Bears signed their starter at the beginning of free agency with a deal for Mike Glennon, and are close to a deal for a backup in Mark Sanchez. But they’re obviously still looking to the future. In...
Marshon Lattimore continues to defend his hamstrings
Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore had to take up for himself during the Scouting Combine, after a report that his hamstring tightened up during his workout. And after his pro day workout Thursday, he...
NFL may crack down on penalties designed to manipulate the clock
Call it the Chip Kelly Rule. The NFL is considering a rules proposal that would make it unsportsmanlike conduct to commit multiple fouls on the same down, designed to manipulate the game clock. That rule is...
Report: Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88
One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88...
Crown of helmet rule could be expanded
Several years ago, the NFL adopted a rule that prohibits players from lining up an opponent and ramming him with the top of the helmet. With few exceptions, the rule — which would have made illegal...
Chargers steadily selling out (a small) stadium
The Chargers will avoid the sight of empty seats in their first season in Los Angeles. They just won’t set any speed records when doing so. According to an ESPN report, the franchise has sold all but...
Report: Seahawks to sign linebacker Michael Wilhoite
Even with the signing of Arthur Brown last week, the Seattle Seahawks still see a need for depth at linebacker. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are addressing that need by signing...
Competition Committee proposes change to hiring procedures for coaches
The NFL has plenty of rules that often are ignored. Unless those rules are going to be enforced, they should be changed. Case in point: The current rules prohibit teams from hiring head coaches employed as...
Eagles propose allowing teams to have second helmet
Several years ago, the NFL eliminated the ability of teams to have multiple helmets, based on the notion that keeping players in the same helmet all year long in some way helps manage or minimize...
Report: Bears finalizing deal with Mark Sanchez
Whatever cure is required for the quarterback situation in Chicago, it seems, won’t be found at this late stage in free agency. The best hope for remedy on the current roster comes in the form of Mike...
Joe Greene didn’t want to play in Pittsburgh
Strange as it may sound to folks who have followed football for most of the last five decades, the Steelers at one point stunk. They stunk bad. The turning point, in hindsight, came with the hiring of coach...
Rams add DT Tyrunn Walker
The Rams aren’t necessarily among the NFL teams that scream in need of defensive-line help. On Thursday, they add a veteran and will hope he helps. Los Angeles announced it agreed to terms with...
‘It’s good?’ Possible bonus for kickoff between uprights
Two referees stand beneath the goal post before a field-goal or extra-point attempt, waiting there to determine if a kick sails beyond the crossbar and between the uprights for a successful conversion....
Dan Snyder wants to be able to opt out of “Color Rush”
Washington did not play a Thursday night game last season, which means Washington did not wear a “Color Rush” uniform. Dan Snyder would like to keep it that way. Among the 2017 NFL rules...
Saints re-sign DL Darryl Tapp
Two days after the Saints acquired linebacker Manti Te’o, they re-signed someone they hope can make his New Orleans debut a bit easier. New Orleans added more help up front, striking a one-year deal...
NFL to consider 15 new rules, 6 new bylaws, 3 new resolutions
NFL owners will vote on a wide variety of potential new rules, new league bylaws and new resolutions, covering everything from whether a player can leap over the line of scrimmage on a field goal to whether...