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Report: Myles Garrett still the “likely” No. 1 pick
The clock is ticking toward the time for the Browns to go on the clock, and the three options for the first overall pick seem to be as follows: (1) take Myles Garrett; (2) take Mitchell Trubisky; or (3)...
2017 NFL draft: Minnesota Vikings thinking QB?
The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly decline Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option, which opens the door for them to take a quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft.
2017 NFL draft: McCaffrey or Fournette?
In the 2017 NFL draft, Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are the top two running backs on the board. But who will go first?
DeShone Kizer explains his Tom Brady/Cam Newton comments
Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer created a stir with recent comments that created the impression he views himself as a combination of Tom Brady’s mind and Cam Newton’s body. Kizer has...
Gareon Conley's case will impact draft stock
The Ohio State cornerback has been accused of sexual assault and Mike Florio examines how this will impact Conley's draft stock.
Eric Reid says awareness has been raised, anthem protests are over
Colin Kaepernick has said he’d stand for future national anthems, and as soon as someone gives him a job he probably will. But his former 49ers teammates say their days of kneeling for the anthem are...
How many quarterbacks will go in first round?
There is a lot of speculation surrounding how many quarterbacks will go in the first round and Mike Florio thinks you should keep an eye on the Jaguars.
Browns laying foundation for trade
The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, but will they actually pick first?
Arik Armstead limited at 49ers minicamp after shoulder surgery
The 49ers are holding their first minicamp under coach Kyle Shanahan this week and one member of the defensive line isn’t able to be a full participant. Arik Armstead ended last season on injured...
Mitchell Trubisky says he has more experience than 13 starts suggests
North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was only a starter for one of his four years in college, but he doesn’t think that should be held against him. Trubisky pointed out on PFT Live that he got...
Jamal Adams expects to go in the Top 5, pledges to be “outstanding”
LSU safety Jamal Adams will be at the draft tonight, but he doesn’t expect to be in the green room for long. Adams said on PFT Live that he expects to go somewhere between the second and fifth overall...
Bridgewater “tolling” issue likely will be moot
In response to the ESPN report that the Vikings likely won’t pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, NFL Media reported that it won’t matter,...
Thursday morning one-liners
The Bills seem to be in the market for a QB. Again. The Dolphins may have a chance to move back, if they want to. Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has no nerves today (though until it’s over, perhaps he...
Keenan Reynolds signs Ravens tender
The Ravens couldn’t find a spot for Keenan Reynolds on their 53-man roster until the end of the 2016 season and didn’t find a spot for him in the lineup for the final game of the season, but he...
Bears have three players in mind for No. 3
The Bears may not have to make much of a choice at all on Thursday night. During a pre-draft press conference on Wednesday, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said that the team has identified three players...
Titans G.M.: Chances of a trade are “50-50,” with QB market driving it
The reports that the Titans are willing if not eager to make a trade appear to be true. Unless they’re not. Because even Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said the odds are even that they will make...
Broncos feel renewed energy this offseason
There is sometimes talk of a “Super Bowl hangover” in the aftermath of a title win as teams find it harder to summon the same energy level in a shortened offseason that finds more demands on a...
NFL creating another officiating job, replacing Dean Blandino with two
Almost-former NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino is leaving just as the league was about to give final say on real-time replay from every game. And after a moment of surprise, perhaps...
How many quarterbacks will be drafted in round one?
The first round of the 2017 draft has arrived, and one of the biggest questions is what it always is during the first round of the draft: How many quarterbacks will be drafted? It’s the PFT Live...
Doubts about Ladarius Green may lead Steelers to draft a tight end
A year ago, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green to a four-year, $20 million contract, thinking that meant they had found Heath Miller’s replacement at tight end. It hasn’t worked out that way....
Cowboys add punter Sam Irwin-Hill
The Dallas Cowboys have added some competition to their special teams unit. The team signed former Arkansas punter Sam Irwin-Hill to battle Chris Jones during the offseason. Irwin-Hill played two seasons...
Geronimo Allison settles marijuana possession charge
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison settled a marijuana charge stemming from an arrest last September. According to the Associated Press, Allison reached a deal with prosecutors in Manitowoc...
Joe Thomas sees the draft as a soap opera with unpaid actors
Ten years ago, tackle Joe Thomas opted not to attend the draft. He recently explained that he didn’t want to be an unpaid actor in the NFL’s top offseason drama. “The idea of going to New...
Will Trubisky be the No. 1 overall pick?
The Browns claim that they have known who they’ll be taking with the first overall pick for two weeks. But it may not be the guy most think it will be. Adam Schefter of ESPN is pushing the prospect of...
Buzz builds for Gareon Conley being picked in round three
No one currently expects Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley to be selected in round one, given a rape allegation that likely won’t be resolved in his favor by Thursday night. Currently, the thinking...
Tebow is hitting .246 for the Fireflies
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow continues to draw customers to the Columbia Fireflies ballpark. Despite not hitting a home run since cranking two in his first three Single A games, Tebow continues to play...
Emmanuel Sanders: Paxton Lynch has shed “deer in headlights” look
When last we heard from Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders about the quarterback competition in Denver, he was saying all the right things about both of the candidates. He still is, but with more detail. “I...
Giants lawyers release more Eli Manning emails to media
Nearly two weeks ago, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants produced an email that arguably contains smoking-gun evidence of quarterback Eli Manning...
Over-under on first-round quarterbacks is 3.5
For the first time this year, Nevada casinos are taking bets on the NFL draft, and perhaps the most interesting bet revolves around how many quarterbacks will be selected in the first round. Vegas sports...
Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland
The Raiders officially don’t retire numbers. The number worn during two stints by cornerback Charles Woodson isn’t unofficially retired, either. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-...
Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions “for quite some time”
Earlier this week, Peter King of reported that the prospect of trading for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and giving him a new contract had become “less attractive” to the Saints...
Jets waive five players
Rookies will be flooding NFL rosters over the next week as teams make their draft picks and sign players who aren’t selected over seven rounds of selections in Philadelphia. For some teams, that means...
Report: Jahri Evans signing with Packers
The Packers have said goodbye to a pair of guards in the last year with the release of Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang joining the Lions as a free agent, but they are reportedly bolstering their options at the...
Browns say they’ve known the No. 1 pick for two weeks
It’s the season of smokescreens and horsesh-t, so why not throw some more of it onto the pile? Browns executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown tells Mike Silver of NFL Network that the Browns...
Gareon Conley calls allegations “untrue, wrongful, and malicious”
Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who faces a rape accusation only one day before the draft, has responded with a strongly-worded statement reiterating the denial previously articulated by his...
Dan Skuta visits with Patriots
The Patriots had offensive lineman Brandon Fusco in for a visit on Wednesday and he isn’t the only cap casualty from this offseason that stopped in for a meeting. Field Yates of reports that...
Bills scouts bracing for a post-draft house cleaning
Although plenty of teams react to a bad season by dumping front-office employees in January, the more sensible approach is to wait until after the draft. That’s when the bulk of the work has ended,...
John Ross shrugs off durability concerns
Washington wide receiver John Ross was projected to be a first-round pick throughout his final college season and his record-setting 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis didn’t do...
2017 NFL draft: Kizer explains Brady, Cam comments
Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer talks about his expectations for the 2017 NFL draft and also clears up the comments he made about Cam Newton and Tom Brady.
Report: Davis Webb could entice teams to trade into late first round
With the annual desperation for quarterbacks about to manifest itself again, it’s time for he annual surprise at a guy getting drafted higher than anyone anticipated. This time, it might be Cal’...
Trent Dilfer, Danny Kanell among ESPN layoffs
As the bloodbath continues at ESPN, two former NFL quarterbacks have lost their jobs. Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell both revealed that they were let go in today’s massive ESPN layoffs. “Laid off...
Marshawn Lynch confirms he’s heading to Oakland
The last time there were reports that Marshawn Lynch was on his way to officially joining the Raiders, Lynch threw cold water on them and said that he’d let us know when “s–t gets REAL....
Jason Witten on extension: I will always take things a year at a time
Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said recently that he was glad to hear that Tony Romo retired and added that he wished the quarterback’s longtime target Jason Witten had made the same decision....
Patriots bring former Vikings blocker Brandon Fusco in for a visit
Since the Patriots don’t really have anything to do draft-wise until Friday, they’re working on some free agency today. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Patriots are hosting former Vikings...
Cardinals pick up Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option
Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon has been a starter in all three of his NFL seasons, so it’s no surprise that Arizona wants to keep him around. The Cardinals officially picked up Bucannon’s...
ESPN’s layoff timing is odd
ESPN has launched it’s long-expected layoffs, with the biggest news so far being that long-time NFL reporter Ed Werder has been let go. While the moves will presumably affect all aspects of the...
Will someone roll the dice on Gareon Conley being cleared?
Barring a clear and unequivocal public declaration in the next 24 hours or so from the alleged victim that she was not sexually assaulted on April 9 by Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, Conley will enter...
Could Ryan Leaf have helped Johnny Manziel?
Could Ryan Leaf have helped Johnny Manziel? Though he could see himself in Manziel, Leaf isn't sure how much he would've been able to help the struggling QB.
Mike Williams worked out for Chargers, Titans
Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players that will be watching the first round of the NFL Draft closely because he’s widely expected to find out where he’ll be starting his NFL...
2017 NFL draft: Chad Kelly looking for a chance
Chad Kelly discusses his past injury trouble and his expectation level heading into the 2017 NFL draft.
Ryan Leaf on time in prison: 'I was welcoming it'
Following the news of Aaron Hernandez's death, former NFL QB Ryan Leaf opens up to Dan Patrick about "welcoming" time in prison because of his inability to take care of himself.
Seahawks and Raiders flip 2018 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch
Because of the relationship between the General Managers involved in the soon-to-be-finished Marshawn Lynch deal and the urgencies each side felt, the compensation didn’t figure to be complicated or...
Vikings are suddenly in play for a quarterback in the draft
Technically, the Vikings already have selected a quarterback in the 2017 draft. They did it by sending their first-round pick (and more) to Philadelphia last year for Sam Bradford, whose contract expires...
2017 NFL draft: Leaf talked character at Combine
Ahead of the 2017 NFL draft, Ryan Leaf was invited to be a mentor at the NFL Scouting Combine, where he talked to prospects about character on the NFL stage.
2017 NFL draft: Mahomes says he can fit any system
Patrick Mahomes discusses his expectations for the 2017 NFL draft and explains why he is not a one-system quarterback.
Joey Bosa has a specific plan for his offseason work, and it seems to work
Joey Bosa takes preparation seriously. Last year when he was getting ready for the draft, he even practiced for the Wonderlic, before logging the kind of score that would make people who care about such...
2017 NFL draft: DeShone Kizer has highest ceiling
DeShone Kizer has the biggest upside of any of quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft, Rotoworld's Josh Norris says on PFT Live.
2017 NFL draft: Browns might trade up for Trubisky
The Cleveland Browns have made it clear that they like Mitchell Trubisky and could reportedly even trade up from the No. 12 overall pick to get him.
Saints in win-win position with Peterson, Ingram
The New Orleans have added Adrian Peterson to their backfield and Mike Florio explains why the competition will be good for Mark Ingram and the team.
Report: Vikings unlikely to exercise Teddy Bridgewater’s 2018 option
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman met the media on Tuesday and one of the topics of conversation was quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s attempt to come back from last season’s severe knee...
2017 NFL draft: Bucs considering trading down
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly considering trading down from the No. 19 overall pick, which hints at the idea that they've targeted a certain player.
Ex-Bears QB Jay Cutler should accept new role
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler still wants to play, according to his agent and Mike Florio lays out his path to finding a new team.
Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder laid off by ESPN
One of ESPN’s most experienced NFL reporters is out, effective immediately. Ed Werder, who has a strong reputation for covering football and particularly the Cowboys, has been let go, he said on...
2017 NFL draft: John Ross must be more than speed
Ahead of the 2017 NFL draft, John Ross talks about when he realized just how fast he was and also talks about concerns over his durability.
2017 NFL draft: Cowboys need defensive help
The Dallas Cowboys are looking to stay put late in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft and are in the market for a boost on defense.
2017 NFL draft: Vikings may target running back
The Minnesota Vikings need running back depth after Latavius Murray and could help their cause in the 2017 NFL draft.
Ex-Titans QB Vince Young eyes comeback in CFL
Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young is getting a look from a CFL team, which could be the start of a great comeback story if he finds success.
Steelers' Bryant can't stumble after reinstatement
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been reinstated to the NFL but could be facing his final chance to make things right.
No update yet on Marshawn Lynch from Marshawn Lynch
The last time NFL Media told us a deal was in place between the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch, it wasn’t. And Lynch himself made things clear with this tweet: “If u kno me you kno my business is my...
Seahawks agree to trade Marshawn Lynch to Raiders
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly agreed to trade Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders, pending the results of a physical.
2017 NFL draft: Gareon Conley accused of rape
Ex-Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has been accused of sexual assault with the 2017 NFL draft just days away.
Report: Buccaneers talking about trading back
There was a report early this week that many of the teams drafting at the top of the first round are open to trading down and that feeling apparently extends to the later sections of the round as well. Adam...
Mark Ingram says he’s fine with addition of Adrian Peterson
Mark Ingram got some high-profile company in the backfield Tuesday, but the Saints starting running back said he’s fine with the addition of Adrian Peterson. “I’m all about winning, man,...
Marshawn Lynch deal to Oakland is done, pending physical
The Raiders had a deadline, and Marshawn Lynch has apparently met it. According to the NFL Network, the deal between the veteran running back, the Raiders and the Seahawks will be finished by the end of the...
Cowboys think they’re OK “staying put” at 28
The dearth of quarterbacks may make other teams desperate to trade up. But for one guy who loves a good deal, the depth at cornerback makes him more likely to sit tight. According to Drew Davison of the...
Chad Kelly says NFL teams know he’s moved past “dumb mistakes”
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly wasn’t at the Scouting Combine as a result of the NFL’s new policy banning players who have been involved in acts of violence off the field. But Kelly said he...
Latavius Murray plans on being ready for training camp
Adrian Peterson earned a prominent spot in the headlines on Tuesday by signing with the Saints in a move that sets him up for an early return to Minnesota because the two teams will square off in Week One....
Mixed signals from Rams on Trumaine Johnson
The Rams opted to apply the franchise tag to cornerback Trumaine Johnson for a second time, despite the 20-percent raise over last year’s eight-figure salary. Since then, mixed signals have emerged as...
Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson’s role will be “very clear and defined”
There was a point in his career when it would have seemed laughable to suggest that Adrian Peterson would be playing a complementary role to another back, but we’re no longer at that point. Peterson...
Titans have offers on table for No. 5, considering moving down again
Titans General Manager Jon Robinson isn’t afraid of making bold moves with draft picks, in either direction. But this time, it appears he wants to recoup a few from last year. According to Adam...
Vince Young back on the field for CFL team minicamp in Florida
Former No. 3 overall pick and Texas hero Vince Young was back on a football field yesterday. In Florida. For a Canadian team. According to the Canadian Press (via the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and we say that...
Wednesday morning one-liners
Does Bills G.M. Doug Whaley need to look good coming out of this draft to save his job? The Dolphins have two defensive ends they covet in the first round. Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett had a moving Instagram...
Dontrelle Inman signs tender with Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman signed his restricted free agent tender with the team on Tuesday. Inman was given a second round tender by the Chargers prior to the start of free agency....
Report: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson has minor surgery
Just days before the NFL Draft, one of it’s expected selections had a minor surgery. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery on Monday to remove a screw...
Seahawks still waiting for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch to reach an agreement
It was reported more than a week ago that the Raiders and running back Marshawn Lynch had reached an agreement on a contract. Currently, they still haven’t. And it’s clear that the delay is...
Daryl Washington thanks Commissioner for reinstatement
Suspended three years ago, linebacker Daryl Washington has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL generally, and to the Cardinals specifically. “I’m honored and humbled to be back in the...
49ers to induct Tom Rathman into Hall of Fame
Tom Rathman’s 23-year run with the 49ers ended earlier this year. He’ll now permanently be part of the organization. The 49ers will induct Rathman into the franchise’s Hall of Fame. “Tom...
Deshaun Watson likes how he looks in a Cardinals uniform in Madden
For free agents and incoming draft picks, the Madden game provides a way to get a look at how the player will look in a variety of NFL uniforms. For quarterback Deshaun Watson, he particularly liked how he...
Titans’ 2016 second-round pick Kevin Dodd still dealing with foot injury
The Titans took linebacker Kevin Dodd with the 33rd overall pick of last year’s draft, only to see him suffer a foot injury in his first rookie minicamp. A year later, that injury is still an issue....
Aqib Talib: “Definitely a relief” to avoid suspension for self-inflicted gunshot
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib’s offseason in 2016 was interrupted when he inadvertently shot himself in the leg in June, but he learned recently that the incident won’t lead to an interruption...
Daryl Washington gets a conditional reinstatement too
As we close in on 50 hours until the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, the league is conducting what could become a new tradition — the Tuesday afternoon reinstatement dump. Hours after Pittsburgh wide receiver...
Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Claims of suicide note to prison lover are false
Last week, after the family of Aaron Hernandez began to ask questions about the circumstances surrounding his death in prison, unnamed law enforcement sources began to leak that Hernandez was bisexual. The...
Scouting Combine incident kept Reuben Foster from being invited to draft
The Ultimate Reality Show’s ultimate reality show relies in large part on players choosing to show up and serve as live props for the boos-and-bear-hugs bonanza. And with plenty of players passing on...
Martavis Bryant’s conditional reinstatement is essentially a full reinstatement
The NFL has granted a conditional reinstatement to Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. Based on the terms of the conditional reinstatement, it’s no different as a practical matter than a full...
2017 Ryan Leaf knows 1998 Ryan Leaf wouldn’t have listened to him
Nineteen years ago, Ryan Leaf became one of the all-time biggest draft busts as the second overall pick of the Chargers. On Tuesday, Leaf talked about what why it went wrong and whether anything could have...
Report: Browns have spoken to teams about moving up from No. 12
In a column for on Monday, Peter King reported that seven teams in the top eight of the draft have interest in talking about a trade that would move them down in the draft order. The only top-...
Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated after drug suspension
Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL after he spent the entire 2016 season suspended for violation’s of the league’s substance abuse policy. The NFL...
Beyond 2017, status of Bradford and Bridgewater is up in the air
For the 2017 season, Sam Bradford is poised to start at quarterback for the Vikings, while Teddy Bridgewater will be on the roster but may not be medically cleared to play. Beyond 2017, it’s unclear...
Report: Gareon Conley won’t attend draft
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was among the players the NFL announced as draft attendees this year, but a report that he’s named in a police report regarding an allegation of sexual assault...
Titans pick up Taylor Lewan’s 2018 option
The list of teams picking up their options for a fifth-year on the contract of their 2014 first-round picks continues to grow. Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is the latest addition. Field Yates of
Saints declare Adrian Peterson “an excellent fit” on field, locker room
The Saints made it official Tuesday, announcing their two-year contract with running back Adrian Peterson. And while he’s coming in as the backup to Mark Ingram and on a reasonably modest contract,...
Report: Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault in Cleveland
The unnamed player facing an accusation of sexual assault in Cleveland has been named. According to TMZ, the first-round prospect is Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. Conley strongly denies the...
Agent: Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s not retiring
When the draft dominoes begin to fall Thursday night, the quarterbacks still looking for work can begin looking for jobs. And Jay Cutler will apparently be among them. Cutler’s agent Bus Cook told...
PFT’s one and only money-back-guaranteed mock draft
I’m not a big fan of mock drafts, for a variety of reasons. First, everyone has one — and most have enough versions that, statistically, one of them is destined to seem prescient. Second, it...
T.J. Lang expects to be ready for camp after having offseason surgery
The Lions made an early splash in free agency when they signed guard T.J. Lang away from the Packers to assist them in their quest to finish above Green Bay in the NFC North. Their desire to add Lang wasn...
Brian Robison: Opening night against Adrian Peterson will be “electric”
When running back Adrian Peterson was on the Vikings, the defense didn’t tackle him during practices which means defensive end Brian Robison has to reach way back in the memory bank to recall a time...
Sidney Jones’ doctors target a possible September return to action
Washington cornerback Sidney Jones got very bad news last month, when he tore an Achilles tendon while conducting his Pro Day workout. He’s continuing to get good news about his prognosis. Medical...
Mahomes: Coaching matters more than team
The Texas Tech quarterback explains why good coaching matters more to him than which team drafts him, plus how Kliff Kingsbury impacted his career.
Texans’ Day 3 draft picks will be announced from outer space
Day Three is the most boring day of the NFL draft, and so the league tries to spice things up by finding unusual ways to announce picks. This year’ they’ve hit on something very unique: Draft...
Where the Redfern grows? Detroit, for now
The Lions signed a punter. Adjust your mock drafts accordingly. The team announced they had signed Kasey Redfern, who has previously been with the Jaguars, Chargers, Panthers, and Browns. He’s...
Seahawks, Sherman must move past trade talks
The Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman will have damage to undo after an offseason of very public trade discussions.
2017 NFL draft: Redskins using ex-GM as scapegoat?
The Washington Redskins say that former GM Scot McCloughan's influence will be felt in the 2017 NFL draft, which may just be the perfect cover.
Jamaal Charles’ agent reminds teams his client is available
Adrian Peterson has agreed to a deal with the Saints, leaving the free agent market with one less veteran back with the draft getting underway in a couple of days. One of the remaining unsigned backs is...
NFL has final say in Steelers WR Bryant's future
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant hopes to be reinstated into the NFL, but the decision lies in the hands of the league.
Deshaun Watson has impressed Ryan Leaf
The Clemson quarterback has impressed the former No. 1 pick with his ability to stay calm under pressure.
Jameis Winston still considering playing baseball
As quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers Jameis Winston still considers the idea of becoming a baseball player, which means he would walk away from football.
49ers looking for franchise quarterback to draft
At the 2017 NFL draft, San Francisco could use misdirection to land the franchise quarterback or player that they want.
Bills set pattern with Mike Gilislee to Patriots
With Mike Gilislee heading to New England, the Buffalo Bills have officially set a pattern of sending talent to the Patriots.
Unnamed first-round prospect faces sexual assault allegation in Cleveland
A bizarre story has emerged in Cleveland only two days before the draft. Via WOIO-TV, a woman has accused an unnamed NFL prospect of sexual assault. The player is expected to be selected in round one. WOIO-...
2017 NFL draft: Peppers' agent offers bad defense
Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted drug sample and Mike Florio finds holes in the defense offered up by his agent.
Deshaun Watson: Pick Mitchell Trubisky over me and live with the consequences
The suspense will likely end on Thursday night for the top players in this year’s group of draft-eligible quarterbacks as the first round kicks off and teams start adding rookies to their roster ahead...
Falcons' new stadium already causing issues
The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium already faces potential challenges with the decision to close the roof for the Chik-fil-A Kickoff games during Labor Day weekend.
Clemson's Watson not concerned about dropping
Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson reveals that he's not worried about dropping down in the first round of the NFL draft.
Does Adrian Peterson's Saints move make sense?
Ex-Vikings running back Adrian Peterson expresses excitement over joining the Saints, but Mike Florio explains why his decision doesn't make much sense.
2017 NFL draft: Watson looking for right fit
Deshaun Watson talks about the 2017 NFL draft and how he hopes to land with a team where he can learn and grow as a young quarterback.
LeGarrette Blount apparently is available, so why doesn’t anyone want him?
Now that Adrian Peterson, who played in three games and rushed for 1.9 yards per carry with no touchdowns, has a new gig in New Orleans, the best available free-agent running back is the guy who led the...
Will Mike Pouncey recover in time for the season?
With Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is recovering from his hip injury, Mike Florio questions if he'll be ready to play in time for the season.
Giants, Blount share mutual interest
Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount should consider the Giants as no other teams have shown interest during his time in free agency.
Davis Webb preparing to coach once he’s through with his playing career
California quarterback Davis Webb has been a popular guy this spring. And it might be because coaches just want to meet with a future peer. In a story about his study habits by Tom Pelissero of USA Today,...
Leonard Fournette says football saved his life
NFL teams look for players with a passion for the game of football, and worry about players who don’t consider the game their top priority. On that score, teams should like LSU running back Leonard...
Mike Maccagnan has “no problem” taking players off board due to violence
It won’t be long before we know which team is willing to look past the video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the face to draft him to their roster, but we’re getting some...
How much does Adrian Peterson help the Saints?
From Adrian Peterson’s perspective, signing with the Saints doesn’t make a lot of sense. From the team’s perspecitve, adding a future Hall of Famer makes a lot of sense — if he has...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Mike Gillislee’s departure opens up a bigger role for RB Jonathan Williams with the Bills. A look at all the players who visited with the Dolphins in the pre-draft process. The Patriots’...
Adrian Peterson: Saints “just felt right within my spirit”
There are several reasons to wonder why veteran running back Adrian Peterson would choose the Saints, and it’s clear that this one came down to a gut feeling for him. Peterson told ESPN’s Josina...
Seahawks G.M. on Richard Sherman trade talk: “Neither side is super urgent”
As casually as they came up, the Seahawks sort of dismissed the Richard Sherman trade rumors yesterday. All of which makes it an extraordinary piece of non-business in the NFL, with both sides openly...
Report: Adrian Peterson agrees to two-year, $7 million deal with Saints
Adrian Peterson will be playing in the Minnesota Vikings season opener this September. He’ll just be doing so for the team on the opposite sidelines. Peterson reportedly told Josina Anderson of ESPN....
Jameis Winston still musing about playing baseball
Two years ago, as the Buccaneers were preparing to make quarterback Jameis Winston the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, concerns lingered regarding the possibility that Winston eventually could do what Bo...
A.J. McCarron “at peace with” being in Cincinnati another year
Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron heard the same chatter everyone else did, and thought there was a decent chance he’d be dealt this offseason. But upon reporting to offseason conditioning, he...
D’Onta Foreman reveals he lost infant son during last season at Texas
One of several running backs expected to be selected in this week’s NFL Draft, D’Onta Foreman’s final season at Texas was marred by a personal tragedy. In an interview with Andrea Kremer...
Steelers have no information on Martavis Bryant reinstatement
Despite several reports that Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant would soon be reinstated from his league-imposed suspension, the team knows nothing about it. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said the...
Still using a crutch, Mike Pouncey had stem-cell procedure
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey continues to have trouble with his hip, as evidenced by one obvious fact: He attended the funeral of former college teammate Aaron Hernandez on Monday while using a crutch....
John Lynch admits he’ll consider a quarterback at No. 2
49ers G.M. John Lynch threw water on the report that the team is strongly considering taking a quarterback with the second overall pick in the draft during a Monday pre-draft press conference. And then...
First college games at new Falcons stadium will have roof closed
Atlanta’s new stadium has a roof that is supposed to open and close with the flip of a switch. Until further notice, the switch will be in the “off” position. Via the Atlanta Journal-...
Report: NFL teams holding missed bowl game against Jabrill Peppers
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers was one of a handful of draft prospects who didn’t play in his team’s bowl game. And now that may be costing him in the eyes of NFL teams. Adam Schefter reported...
Albert Wilson signs RFA tender with Chiefs
The deadline for restricted free agents to sign with other teams has come and gone, which leaves players yet to sign their tenders with little reason not to do so. Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson is...
John Elway mum on Joe Mixon’s status
Pre-draft press conferences usually don’t result in much useful draft information, given the competitive and secretive nature of the process. On Monday, Broncos executive V.P. of football operations...
Mike Maccagnan: Interest in QBs isn’t referendum on Christian Hackenberg
The Jets used a second-round pick on quarterback Christian Hackenberg last year, but that decision doesn’t appear to have taken quarterbacks off the table for an early pick in this year’s draft...
Adrian Peterson to Saints doesn’t make much sense, for Peterson
It’s obvious why the Saints would want Adrian Peterson. It’s not obvious why Adrian Peterson would want the Saints. Unless, of course, no one else wants Peterson. But even if no other team...
Time of testing a factor in assessing credibility of diluted sample excuse
Every player who attends the Scouting Combine must submit to drug testing. With two of the players who were tested at the Scouting Combine in 2017 generating positive tests via diluted samples, there’...
Bills won’t match Mike Gillislee offer sheet from Patriots
The Patriots have done it to the Bills again, but at least this time Buffalo gets something for it. The Bills announced they won’t match the restricted free agent offer sheet the Patriots gave running...
Steelers pick up the 2018 option for Ryan Shazier
The Steelers lost one linebacker this offseason, so they’re making sure to hang onto another key part. According to Albert Breer of, Pittsburgh’s picking up the fifth-year option on...
Report: Adrian Peterson, Saints closing in on deal
Word came Monday that the Saints and running back Adrian Peterson are still talking about a contract and they reportedly are moving toward doing more than that. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the...
Scott Campbell admits Scot McCloughan’s influence on draft board
At some point after the Senior Bowl and before the Scouting Combine, Washington decided to get rid of G.M. Scot McCloughan. The team didn’t get rid of his work. “Well, he certainly had influence on it...
Chargers plan to exercise Jason Verrett’s 2018 option
Four years from now, we’ll be talking about whether or not teams will exercise their fifth-year options on this year’s first-round picks. If the Chargers hit on their top pick, they likely won...
Joey Bosa at Chargers workouts Monday
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco held his pre-draft press conference on Monday and most of the time was spent painting the same broad strokes about the team’s plans for later this week that you...
Joe Montana wants street named in his honor to bear Dwight Clark’s name, too
San Francisco announced on Sunday that 49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana will have a street named in his honor. But Montana doesn’t want to be alone. Montana said he wants his receiver Dwight Clark, who...
Jerry Jones: Tony Romo situation worked out as well as possible
The Cowboys took their time after the end of the 2016 season before releasing Tony Romo earlier this month and he’ll be moving on to a job in the CBS broadcast booth alongside Jim Nantz. There was...
Seahawks G.M.: “Moved past” Richard Sherman trade talks
While we’re still waiting to see what Marshawn Lynch decides to do, it appears we’ve reached some degree of finality to the Richard Sherman trade talk. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider...
2017 Mock Draft: Lions select David Njoku at 21
Despite having Eric Ebron, the Detroit Lions take a chance on Miami's David Njoku at 21, Josh Norris says.
2017 Mock Draft: Broncos take Garett Bolles at 20
The Denver Broncos need help on the offensive line and Utah's Garett Bolles is a perfect team fit, according to Josh Norris.
2017 Mock Draft: Bears take Deshaun Watson at 3
While the Chicago Bears signed Mike Glennon in the off season, GM Ryan Pace looks toward the future with Deshaun Watson at 3, according to Josh Norris.
Jabrill Peppers tests positive for a dilute sample
NFL teams now have more questions about Jabrill Peppers than what position he’ll play. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Michigan hybrid safety tested positive for a dilute sample at the...
Davis Webb has no qualms about letting NFL teams determine his destination
Quarterback Davis Webb began his college career by choosing Texas Tech. It worked at first, with Webb beating out Baker Mayfield, who opted to transfer to Oklahoma. Then came Patrick Mahomes, who won the...
Clock is ticking loudly for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch
More than a month ago, running back Marshawn Lynch made major waves with tales of his potential unretirement. Now, only three days before the draft, the prospect of a return seems no stronger than it was...
Fournette won't stop working until he's the best
Leonard Fournette discusses his journey to the NFL Draft, and why he thinks he has the potential to be the best running back in the NFL.
Jake Long announces his retirement
Former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long realized that coming back from a torn Achilles as he approaches his 32nd birthday was going to be a struggle. So Monday, he decided to call it a career. Long tweeted out...
Giants picking up Odell Beckham’s 2018 option
Odell Beckham has caught 288 passes for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns over his first three seasons with the Giants, which likely meant that the team’s decision-makers spend more time on the average...
Washington linebacker Will Compton signs his tender
With the window to sign offer sheets with other teams passed, restricted free agents don’t have many choices at this stage. So most of them go ahead and sign. Washington’s Will Compton is the...
Tim Barnes scheduled to work out for 49ers
The draft is the main attention-getter in the NFL this week, but teams are taking care of business on other fronts with offseason workout programs underway across the league. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis...
Unnamed scout suggests small market will be better for DeShone Kizer
As the draft approaches, it’s important to remember that “anonymous scouts” may have a Machiavellian agenda, saying bad things about players they hope other teams won’t draft and...
Saints still talking to Adrian Peterson
Discussions about free agent running back Adrian Peterson have cooled as the draft approaches, but at least one team remains interested. The Saints and Peterson are still talking about a contract, Jeff...
Corey Davis says he’s close to 100 percent after ankle surgery
In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback column for, Peter King quotes Mike Mayock of NFL Network as saying that there is “more medical concern with high draft picks than I’ve ever...
Circumstances determine quarterback's NFL success
The Dallas Cowboys didn't know they were getting a future star in Dak Prescott but their circumstances allowed him to thrive according to Mike Florio.
Patrick Mahomes, DeShone Kizer have huge potential
While Patrick Mahomes and DeShone Kizer have a huge upside, its tough to predict where they will land in the NFL Draft.
Browns seriously considering Trubisky at 1
With two first round picks in the draft, the Cleveland Browns have a serious decision to make if they want to find their QB of the future this year.
49ers wisely express interest in quarterbacks
The San Francisco 49ers have made it known that they could consider a quarterback at No. 2, which in turn could generate interest in their draft pick.
Bills shouldn't let Mike Gillislee go to Patriots
Considering the Patriots' previous success in turning former Buffalo Bills players into strong contributors, the Bills should strongly consider matching Mike Gillislee's offer.
Eric Weddle guarantees strongest Ravens team yet
While Ravens' Eric Weddle has only been on the team for a year, he isn't afraid to set historic expectations for Baltimore heading into this season.
Teams struggling to trade down in NFL draft
There are plenty of teams that are struggling to trade down ahead of the NFL draft and that might all have to do with timing.
23 cities are interested in hosting the draft
Now that the NFL has realized that it can do with the draft what it does with the Super Bowl, cities are lining up to get a chance to host the league’s annual offseason tentpole event. Via Daniel...
Mixon needs competition in order to go higher
The Oklahoma Sooners running back needs multiple teams to want him in order for him to be drafted higher.
Warren Sapp rips Myles Garrett right before draft
Warren Sapp's criticisms of Myles Garrett right before the NFL draft seems to be deliberately-planned according to Mike Florio.
Green Bay Packers' tension could lead to changes
Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson's decision to let T.J. Lang walk in free agency has backfired and could cost him his job.
Report: Trumaine Johnson won’t be traded
Not every player who is available for trade gets traded. And at a certain point, the team realizes it can’t reach a deal, and begins the process of rebuilding a bridge. According to Ian Rapoport of...
Davis Webb: NFL draft doesn't need to be changed
The former Cal quarterback disagrees that college players should be able to pick their own NFL teams, plus Webb details the draft process.
Falcons not limiting to “angelic souls,” but won’t draft Joe Mixon
The Falcons are willing to take chances on certain players, who have certain character questions. But they won’t be drafting Joe Mixon this week, in what sounds like a directive from far above the...
Jerry Jones: I have more to offer now than 25 years ago
Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989. Now, at age 74, he says he’s as sharp as ever. “I have just got a lot more to offer today than I did 25 years ago,” Jones recently told Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of...
Report: Malcolm Butler trade “less attractive” to Saints
The Saints have shown interest in Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler for some time this offseason and met with him before he signed his restricted free agent tender with New England, but the need to send...
Raiders might have blown Marshawn Lynch chance
The Oakland Raiders have said that they'd like a decision by Marshawn Lynch ahead of the draft but considering the running back's career, was that the right call?
Bill Parcells glad Tony Romo retired
Former Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells says its good that Tony Romo retired due to his injury history. Mike Florio wonders if Parcells directly spoke to Romo about the issue.
Father of draft prospect Travis Rudolph killed in accidental shooting
What should be one of the best weeks of Travis Rudolph’s life has turned tragic. Rudolph, a Florida State wide receiver who is viewed as a third-day prospect in this week’s NFL draft, lost his...
Short fight looming over Las Vegas Raiders trademark
Raiders owner Mark Davis had the foresight in 1998 to squat on the domain name. Davis did not do the same regarding the trademark rights to his team’s eventual new name. In part...
Aaron Hernandez news raises new questions
After Aaron Hernandez's suicide, new questions have emerged, including the motive of the Odin Lloyd murder and whether or not prison officials were monitoring him.
New England Patriots could trade Garoppolo
The price would have to be right for the New England Patriots to part ways with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Kelly: DeShone Kizer could use more time at ND
While he supported DeShone Kizer's decision to enter the NFL draft, Brian Kelly backs up his comments that the quarterback could use more time at Notre Dame.
Brian Kelly: I support DeShone Kizer, but he’s not a finished product
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly thinks highly of his former quarterback DeShone Kizer. He just wishes he’d had more time to coach him. Kelly said today on PFT Live that Kizer is a good quarterback and a...
49ers “strongly considering” a QB, or so they say
Yep, here we go. The market for all those picks people want to trade is officially open. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are “still strongly considering,” taking a...