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NFL says Dez Bryant, Jesse James plays would be catches under new rule
Two of the most controversial plays in recent NFL history would have gone the other way if the proposed new catch rule had been in effect. NFL head of officiating Al Riveron tweeted that the infamous Dez...
Proposed catch rule uses objective and subjective language for critical element
For the critical third element of the revised catch rule, the NFL’s Competition Committee could have chosen an objective standard or a subjective standard. The Competition Committee has chosen both....
Thomas Dimitroff can’t put timetable on getting Matt Ryan a new deal
Now that Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins have established the quarterback market, it would seem new deals for Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers aren’t far away. But Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff...
Final (for now) cost of Raiders stadium: $1.8 billion
Two years ago, the estimated price of a new stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas shot from $1.4 billion to as much as $2.1 billion. Now, a final number has emerged for the cost of building the team’s...
Latest Odell Beckham video is totally innocent
There’s another Odell Beckham Jr. video. But the Giants and their fans can relax, this is one of him dancing at a wedding, and is totally innocent and not at all concerning. Via the New York Daily...
Zay Jones’ father says receiver is “gonna be fine”
The father of Bills wide receiver Zay Jones said he was “gonna be fine” after Monday’s naked, bloody arrest. Robert Jones (the longtime NFL linebacker who won three Super Bowls with the...
Report: Johnny Manziel to throw at University of San Diego pro day Thursday
Johnny Manziel is trying to reboot his football career. On Thursday he’ll have a chance to throw in front of several scouts that could help make that pursuit a reality. According to Bruce Feldman of...
Kevin Byard using Deion Sanders slight as motivation: “He threw me aside like I was a nobody”
Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard was a first-team All-Pro selection and was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after tying for the league lead with eight interceptions. Nevertheless, Deion Sanders...
Troy Vincent: 15-yard pass interference rule change has “momentum”
As the league gets set to review potential rule changes at next week’s owners’ meetings in Orlando, Fla., NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent pointed to one possibility getting more...
Texans waive Cobi Hamilton, Chunky Clements
The Houston Texans announced on Wednesday the team had waived wide receiver Cobi Hamilton and nose tackle Chunky Clements. Hamilton appeared in three games for Houston last season, catching one pass for...
Report: Bradley Chubb having predraft visit with Bears
The Bears are meeting with North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb tonight as part of his predraft visit, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Chicago kept its interest in Mitchell Trubisky...
LB Joe Thomas becomes Cowboys’ first free agent signing
The Cowboys have lured their first free agent. They agreed to terms on a two-year deal with linebacker Joe Thomas, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Thomas visited The Star on Wednesday. His signing likely won...
Tyrann Mathieu joins PFT PM podcast
The newest member of the Houston Texans is the latest guest on the PFT PM podcast. Safety Tyrann Mathieu dialed in for a chat on Wednesday. We talked about a variety of issues and topics for at least 10...
Raiders agree to terms with Emmanuel Lamur
The Dolphins were hoping for a visit from Emmanuel Lamur, but the linebacker didn’t leave Oakland without agreeing to terms, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Lamur will reunite with...
Legalized gambling could be the key to spring football
With one spring football league in place, another one coming in 2019, and yet another arriving (returning) in 2020, the key question continues to be whether anyone will care. Here’s a way to get them...
Dolphins re-sign exclusive rights free agent Jordan Lucas
The Dolphins have re-signed exclusive rights free agent Jordan Lucas. They tendered the defensive back and special teams player last week. Lucas, a sixth-round pick in 2016, began last season on Miami’s...
Marvin Lewis prepared to be without Vontaze Burfict for first four games
The Bengals don’t expect to have Vontaze Burfict for the first four games, but coach Marvin Lewis said the team is prepared to play without him. “We were aware of it since the end of the season so...
Broncos sign Taylor Bertolet, Christian Kuntz
The Broncos announced the signings of kicker Taylor Bertolet and long snapper Christian Kuntz on Wednesday. Bertolet spent the 2016 offseason with the Rams after going undrafted out of Texas A&M. During...
Logan Paulsen agrees to one-year deal with Falcons
The Falcons agreed to terms with tight end Logan Paulsen on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Paulsen also visited the Lions. Paulsen, 31, played 14 games last season, but the 49ers used him...
Colts re-sign Christine Michael
Frank Gore won’t be back with the Colts in 2018, but another member of last year’s backfield will remain on the roster. The Colts announced that they have re-signed Christine Michael. Michael...
Robert Ayers driving to owners meetings to meet with teams
Pass-rusher Robert Ayers is taking a free agent visit, but his is different than most. The former Buccaneers defensive end will drive from Tampa Bay to Orlando to meet with teams one by one, according to...
Report: Terrelle Pryor’s choices down to Seahawks and Jets
Receiver Terrelle Pryor continues to look for his next NFL destination. The possibilities could be down to two. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the candidates are the Seahawks and...
Rod Woodson isn’t a fan of the Raiders’ new direction
The “once a Raider, always a Raider” vibe doesn’t keep a former Raider from questioning the current Raiders. Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson, who spent two years playing for the...
Sam Darnold: It’d be awesome to go to Browns
Sam Darnold had dinner with the Browns’ contingent on Tuesday night. Owner Jimmy Haslam, General Manager John Dorsey, coach Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterbacks coach Ken...
Dontrelle Inman visited Colts
The Colts’ search for receiving help has led them to a player with ties to their new head coach and offensive coordinator. Head coach Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2014...
Broncos sign Clinton McDonald
The Broncos have made their first addition to their defensive line of the offseason. According to multiple reports, they have signed veteran defensive tackle Clinton McDonald to a two-year contract....
Linebacker Joe Thomas visiting Cowboys
Joe Thomas is visiting the Cowboys. No, not that Joe Thomas. Todd Archer of ESPN reports Dallas will host the former Packers linebacker as it continues a parade of visitors on the second week of free agency...
Cameron Meredith to visit Ravens
Wide receiver Cameron Meredith left his visit with the Colts without a contract and word was that he’ll be visiting with other teams in the days to come. One of the teams is the Ravens. Jeff Zrebiec...
Report: John Bowlen sells portion of his stake in Broncos back to team
John Bowlen has agreed to sell a portion of his stake in the Broncos back to the team, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports. Bowlen, the brother of Broncos majority owner Pat Bowlen, announced almost...
Vikings announce several moves, including Kai Forbath’s signing
The Vikings announced four moves Wednesday, making the signings of kicker Kai Forbath, tight end Josiah Price and long snapper Nick Dooley official. The team also announced it waived linebacker Shaan...
Teddy Bridgewater won’t say if his knee injury will affect his offseason work
Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has only $500,000 guaranteed on his new contract, which means if he doesn’t look good in offseason work, the team could easily release him and walk away. So it...
Report: Panthers bidding tops $2.5 billion
As the sale of the Panthers progresses, the bidding seems to be escalating beyond the interests of some previously reported bidders. According to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, the price of Jerry Richardson...
Eric DeCosta ready for chance to become G.M. of Ravens
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti put together a succession plan in 2014, with General Manager Ozzie Newsome agreeing to hand over the job to Eric DeCosta in 2019. No one except DeCosta’s family and close...
Lions sign Sylvester Williams
The Lions are beefing up the middle of their defensive line. Sylvester Williams, a free agent defensive tackle who played last season for the Titans, has signed with the Lions. The 29-year-old Williams was...
Report: Ndamukong Suh won’t visit Raiders
Ndamukong Suh‘s free agent tour reportedly won’t be making a stop in Oakland. Word on Tuesday was that Suh would be meeting with the Raiders on Wednesday, but NFL Media reports that the visit...
Jerry Richardson to skip owners meeting again
When NFL owners gather in Orlando next week, they’ll get an update on the pending sale of the Panthers. They won’t be hearing from the for-now owner of the Panthers, however. Per Joe Person of...
Martellus Bennett says he’s unsure about playing in 2018
Shortly before the Patriots released tight end Martellus Bennett, there was a report that he planned to continue his playing career in 2018. That was a change from when we last heard from Bennett on the...
Terrell Owens picks former receivers coach as his presenter
Terrell Owens has selected one of his former receivers coaches to present him at his induction in Canton this summer. George Stewart, Owens’ position coach in San Francisco, will have that honor, the...
The biggest problems with Richard Sherman’s self-representation
On Tuesday, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman defended his decision to negotiate his own contract. Along the way, he called out one of the biggest critics of his self-negotiated deal. (And, yes, said critic...
Best of PFT: Sherman's mistake; Barkley is a RB
Richard Sherman's contract negotiation and Saquon Barkley's strengths are discussed in the Best of PFT.
Browns owner watching Sam Darnold’s pro day workout
The Browns are clearly talking to all the quarterbacks at the top of the draft, so it’s normal that General Manager John Dorsey, coach Hue Jackson and others will be at the pro day workouts. But it...
Al Riveron unveils Competition Committee’s catch rule recommendation
The NFL will be addressing the catch rule once again at the upcoming league meetings and head of officiating Al Riveron has revealed what the Competition Committee is recommending. On Twitter, Riveron...
Tyrann Mathieu: Texans have potential, are hungry
Tyrann Mathieu says he signed with the Texans because he likes their potential and welcomes the opportunity for a fresh start.
Deonte Thompson set to visit Cowboys
The Cowboys have started delving into the free agent wide receiver market this week and the list of players they’re interested in has expanded to include Deonte Thompson. According to multiple reports...
NFL Draft gets more coverage than ever with FOX, ABC broadcasts
This year’s NFL Draft will draw more television coverage than ever before. The NFL announced today that FOX will show the first three rounds of the draft and ABC will show Rounds 4-7, meaning the...
Browns are desperately searching for their QB
The Cleveland Browns are working out Sam Darnold and Josh Allen, but don't be surprised if they work out every top quarterback in the draft.
Will fans care about spring football?
The time arguably is right for more football, not during football season but during the seasons when football isn’t normally played. With The Spring League in place and the XFL returning in 2020 and...
Baker Mayfield lines up a series of workouts this week
It’s a little more than a month until the first round of the NFL Draft gets underway and one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s class will be spending this week working out for...
Josh Rosen's personality will be good for the NFL
Josh Rosen's outspoken personality may make some NFL GMs shy away from drafting him, but Mike Florio sees his candidness as a positive, not a negative.
Should people care about another Spring League?
The Alliance of American Football hopes to develop players for the NFL, which may make it difficult to keep fans invested, unless sports gambling is legalized.
Raiders weren't afraid to cut Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch restructured his contract to stay with the Raiders, but if he had said no he would have been cut from the team.
Scandrick is using exit from Cowboys as motivation
Orlando Scandrick is saying that the Cowboys gave up on him, but Mike Florio is convinced those comments are just Scandrick's way of preparing to face his former team twice a season.
Colts re-sign Jack Mewhort
There was surprisingly little attention paid to guard Jack Mewhort in free agency, and now he’s staying put. The Colts re-signed Mewhort to a one-year deal today, his agent announced. Mewhort was a...