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Voice of the Crimson Tide thinks Saban is staying put, permanently
Wednesday’s PFT Live included a visit from Eli Gold, the long-time voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Gold addressed, among other things, the incoming NFL class of Alabama players and the hiring of...
No groin surgery scheduled for Le’Veon Bell
After the Steelers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, running back Le’Veon Bell said he was consulting with doctors about whether he needed to have surgery...
Former NFLPA executive director Ed Garvey dies at 76
One of the leading figures of the National Football League Players Association in the 1970s has died. Ed Garvey, who was the union’s first executive director, died on Wednesday morning in Verona,...
Eddie Lacy posts workout video with free agency approaching
Social media has played a role in the football world in a variety of ways in recent years with one of the most frequent being the posting of videos by players rehabbing from injuries. Players who are headed...
Joe Mixon’s draft chances hinge on an owner’s approval
The team that drafts former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will be getting a very talented player. That team will also be getting a public relations nightmare, as the local TV news in Mixon’s new NFL...
Tag-and-trade hinges on Kirk Cousins long-term contract
It’s gradually becoming a foregone conclusion that Washington will apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second time. Whether that means Cousins definitely will be with the team is...
Adam Vinatieri on Pat McAfee: I just miss him
Punter Pat McAfee made a surprising announcement during Super Bowl week when he retired from the NFL at the age of 29. McAfee cited repeated surgeries on his right knee as a reason for his decision and he...
Donald Penn: Derek Carr is “almost 100 percent”
Less than two months ago, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. His rehab apparently is going well. Teammate Donald Penn appeared Tuesday on NFL Network and passed along some important...
Patrick Mahomes II received second-round grade from NFL’s College Advisory Committee
Before Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II decided to give up his remaining eligibility at the college level, he gathered plenty of information. One relevant piece of data came from the NFL’s...
Bills’ clearance of Tyrod Taylor sets stage for possible grievance
It was no accident that someone from the Bills (cough . . . Russ Brandon . . . cough) told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that quarterback Tyrod Taylor has received medical clearance following surgery to repair...
Bears hire Brandon Staley to coach outside linebackers
The Bears are hiring Brandon Staley as their new outside linebackers coach, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported. Staley coached last season as defensive coordinator at Div. III John Carroll University in...
Daniel Jeremiah explains face-grading
The former NFL scout explains "face-grading" and how Tom Brady would fare.
Jimmy Garoppolo, Tony Romo moving on?
Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo could be moving on, but where will they end up?
Mike Zimmer: Maybe I didn’t do enough last offseason
The Vikings slipped from a division title in 2015 and 5-0 start to the 2016 season to an 8-8 finish that left them outside of the postseason. That’s left coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his staff...
After Cooley questioned McCloughan’s drinking, team’s silence speaks volumes
Last week, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who works for the team and for a Dan Snyder-owned radio station, questioned on the air whether General Manager Scot McCloughan has been drinking. The...
Darrelle Revis' hearing moved to March 15th
Now that Darrelle Revis' hearing has been moved to mid-March, the Jets will have to decide on Revis' future with the club before the hearing.
Julius Thomas passes physical
With Jaguars' TE Julius Thomas passing his physical, he's now one step closer to reuniting with Dolphins' head coach Adam Gase.
Medical clearance sets up Taylor, Buffalo battle
The date is rapidly approaching for the Bills to make a decision regarding Tyrod Taylor and his medical clearance will be a major factor.
Bennett's performance will help with free-agency
Bennett is not expected to sign with the Patriots and for one good financial reason.
Saints are 'always' in business of finding QB
Saints' head coach Sean Payton says he is always in the business of searching for a quarterback. Mike Florio explains why this is a smart move by Payton.
John Lynch chats with Matt Millen
New 49ers GM John Lynch said he sought advice from Matt Millen about the mistakes he needs to avoid.
Kaepernick stands without an agent
Mike Florio predicts what will happen in the coming weeks for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick now that he doesn't have an agent.
Bears hire Zach Azzanni as wide receivers coach
Curtis Johnson left the Bears to return for a second stint on Sean Payton’s coaching staff in New Orleans, which means that the Bears were in the market for their third wide receivers coach in the...
Garoppolo playing coy with future
Jimmy Garoppolo said he has no idea what his future will be with the Patriots, which leads Mike Florio to wonder about Garoppolo's next step.
Is Jordan Rodgers out of line with Newton comment?
Jordan Rodgers makes a questionable statement of Cam Newton. Was he out of line?
Is Watson over confident with draft expectations?
Clemsons' QB DeShaun Watson makes an assessment of where he believes he'll fall in the draft pick.
Garoppolo has some say in his immediate future, too
When Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shrugs at questions about his future by saying “your guess is good as mine,” the truth is that he has slightly more say than the rest of us regarding...
Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey valued at $500K
The police report has listed Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey at a value of around half of a million dollars.
Where will Jay Cutler end up in 2017?
The Bears are reportedly seeking a trade partner for Jay Cutler, which leads Mike Florio to look around the NFL and try to figure out where Cutler may land.
New Jersey man sentenced to five years in prison for Giants ticket scam
A scheme to scam 16 people out of money they thought was going toward personal seat licenses for Giants season tickets has led to a five-year prison sentence for the man who was running the con.
Gold says Sarkisian will do an 'outstanding job'
The voice of the Crimson Tide believes there are bright things on the horizon for the Atlanta Falcons with Steve Sarkisian on their side as the new OC.
Bills say Tyrod Taylor is medically cleared
The Bills say quarterback Tyrod Taylor is healthy enough to play — and potentially healthy enough to get cut. A team source told Adam Schefter that Taylor has been medically cleared from his January...
Report: Julius Thomas gets thumbs up on physical
The proposed trade that would send tight end Julius Thomas from Jacksonville to Miami requires Thomas to pass a physical with the Dolphins before it can go forward and Thomas was in South Florida to take...
Martellus Bennett not expected to re-sign before free agency
After the Patriots won the Super Bowl, tight end Martellus Bennett noted that free agents from championship teams often receive a premium on the open market. It appears Bennett will get the chance to see if...
Wednesday morning one-liners
The debate rages about whether the Bills will keep QB Tyrod Taylor. Can the Dolphins find two new starting guards? Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski or coaching assistants Nick Caley,...
Jay Cutler would have plenty of leverage over trade discussions
Once it became clear that coach John Fox would return for a third season with the Bears, it became even more clear that quarterback Jay Cutler would not be back for a ninth. Now that the word is out...
Philip Rivers gets emotional in return to San Diego
Even if he hasn’t been gone long, Philip Rivers was back home for a night, so you’ll have to pardon him if that hit him. The quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers was back in San Diego Tuesday...
Buccaneers, Lawrence Tynes reach settlement in MRSA lawsuit
After a nearly two-year legal battle, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former kicker Lawrence Tynes have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over Tynes’ contraction or MRSA in 2013. Via Greg Auman of the...
Tom Brady’s stolen jersey listed as worth $500,000 on police report
As the hunt for Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey continues, the authorities have attached an official value to the item: $500,000. That’s the number appearing on the police report posted on...
Payton addresses speculation, expects Cooks back with Saints
Saints Coach Sean Payton told Sirius XM Radio Tuesday that he “absolutely” expects wide receiver Brandin Cooks to be back with the team in 2017. “If you really want to cut down to the...
Derius Swinton returns to Bears’ staff
The Bears will hire Derius Swinton as their assistant special teams coach, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported. Swinton was the 49ers’ special teams coach last season. He had been assistant...
Darrelle Revis hearing delay could be precursor to a plea deal
On the same day that Pittsburgh attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. finagled a glorified parking ticket for Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter, Del Greco may have laid the foundation for getting a similar...
49ers to add K’Waun Williams
Former Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams had four contract offers, and now he’s chosen his next team. Williams is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports...
Report: Bears seeking trade partner for Cutler
The Bears are “actively seeking” a trade partner for quarterback Jay Cutler, ESPN reported Tuesday. With the NFL Scouting Combine next week and the new league year set to open March 9, the time...
Deshaun Watson’s draft expectations aren’t clear
In the same comments during which former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said he will do “everything” at the Scouting Combine, Watson also gave a fairly broad assessment of where and when he...
Steelers add a punter and a long snapper
The Steelers announced a pair of offseason special teams signings on Tuesday. Long snapper Kameron Canaday and punter A.J. Hughes have been added to the roster. Canaday won the long-snapping job with the...
Jags re-sign Tyler Shatley ahead of restricted free agency
The Jaguars signed offensive lineman Josh Wells to a new contract last week and will avoid going through the restricted free agent process with him as a result. They’ll do the same with another member...
Robert Kraft on not holding grudges: “I remember everything, but I move on”
When it comes to #DeflateGate, Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t holding a grudge. But he isn’t forgetting about it, either. “I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft tells Andrea...
49ers add DeMeco Ryans to coaching staff
The 49ers announced seven more members of their coaching staff on Tuesday, including the previously reported addition of John Benton as their offensive line coach. While Benton holds the most prominent role...
Steelers interested in bringing James Harrison back
James Harrison insisted he wasn’t finished playing football. So it’s not a huge surprise where he’s likely to play it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there is “mutual...
Sean Payton says Saints are “always” in the quarterback business
Saints quarterback Drew Brees heads into the 2017 season without a contract for 2018, which means that there’s more than a passing chance that it is his final season in New Orleans. Brees is also 38...
Darrelle Revis’ preliminary hearing pushed back to March 15
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was arraigned on five criminal charges last Friday and scheduled to be in the courtroom this Thursday for a preliminary hearing. That hearing has been pushed back, however....
Giants expect 2-3 more years from Eli Manning
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has begun to muse about retirement. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-...
Panthers release Mike Tolbert
The Panthers have released veteran fullback Mike Tolbert. Tolbert, 31, was named to his third Pro Bowl last season. He spent the last five seasons with the Panthers. “I feel very fortunate to have...
John Lynch: DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead will fit new defense well
The 49ers have settled on a new defensive coordinator and head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Saleh will be shifting the defense to a 4-3 base similar to the ones being run in Seattle and Atlanta. A new...
Julius Thomas physical more than a formality
Before the Dolphins officially welcome tight end Julius Thomas to Miami, they’ll need to welcome him to Miami for a physical. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it’s happening on Tuesday...
Panthers release veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai
The Panthers like to keep themselves deep on the defensive line, but carved into that depth Tuesday. According to a tweet from his agent, the Panthers are releasing veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The...
Pat Shurmur expects “great improvements” from Laquon Treadwell
In 2015, fifth-round Vikings rookie receiver Stefon Diggs had a major impact in his first season. In 2016, first-round Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell did not. With offensive coordinator Pat...
Geoff Schwartz announces he’s retired
After offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was released by the Lions before the start of the 2016 season, he thought he’d get a look from another team looking for experienced help on their offensive front...
49ers hire John Benton as offensive line coach
John Benton’s stay with the Broncos was a short one. Benton was hired as the assistant offensive line coach in Denver after Vance Joseph was named the Broncos’ new head coach, but he won’t...
LeGarrette Blount “definitely” wants to stay in New England
Running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots as a free agent in 2014 to sign with the Steelers in a move that didn’t work out. Blount got in trouble off the field before the start of the regular...
Glauber: Giants tight-lipped on Peterson interest
Bob Glauber of Newsday discusses the Giants need for offensive line upgrade and whether or not Adrian Peterson will join the team.
Should Steelers use exclusive or non-exclusive tag on Le’Veon Bell?
Last night’s erroneous analysis of the running back franchise tag calculation from NFL Network, which pushed the idea that the release of Adrian Peterson will reduce the tender even though it won...
John Lynch called Matt Millen to see what not to do
When the 49ers hired former NFL safety and broadcaster John Lynch to become their General Manager, the easy punch line was that it sounded a lot like the Lions hiring Matt Millen. But Lynch touched base...
Pats 'do not have a for sale sign' on Garoppolo
Tom Curran talks with Mike Florio about the possibility of the Patriots holding onto Jimmy Garoppolo and which free agents New England will go after.
Colin Kaepernick needs an agent fairly soon
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently parted ways with his agents. Per NFLPA records, he has yet to hire a replacement. He’ll need to move fairly soon. As Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group...
Salguero: Tannehill better than his stats indicate
Miami Dolphins reporter Armando Salguero discusses why the team remains committed to Ryan Tannehill despite so-so stats. He also thinks that Mario Williams is done as a football player.
Lions hire former Texans coordinator George Godsey
Sometimes when you’re looking for a job, you have to look on the other side of the ball. According to Albert Breer of, former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has been hired by...
Report: Cardinals have no interest in Jay Cutler
In this week’s installment of his Monday column for, Peter King spent some time discussing quarterbacks who will be or are expected to be on the move this offseason. Jay Cutler was on that...
Peterson's potential cut won't affect tag amount
Mike Florio explains why Adrian Peterson's potential release won't affect the Franchise Tag for running backs.
Jimmy Garoppolo on his future: Your guess is as good as mine
Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t know whether he’ll remain with the Patriots or get traded this offseason, and he doesn’t sound like he has a strong preference either way....
Kremer: Kraft took Brady's punishment personally
Real Sports' Andrea Kremer discusses the show's profile on Robert Kraft. She reveals that Kraft's anger with the NFL stems from its treatment of Patriots star Tom Brady.
Could Darrelle Revis come home to Pittsburgh?
Regardless of the outcome of his criminal case in Pittsburgh, the Jets still have a decision to make about cornerback Darrelle Revis. They already owe him $6 million fully guaranteed for 2017; if he’s...
How will NFL punish Joey Porter after guilty plea?
After Joey Porter pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, Mike Florio wonders how the NFL will handle his situation and if it'll affect Darrelle Revis' current case.
Joe Thomas' playoffs-less run proves value of QBs
Joe Thomas' consistent inclusion in PFF's 101 list shows that he's arguably the best left tackle in the NFL. Yet, his failure to make the playoffs shows the value of quarterback play.
DeSean Jackson: Going to Eagles would be a great story
There’s been plenty of discussion about the possibility of wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Eagles as a free agent next month, something that few people considered a realistic turn of...
Shurmur's changes to offense are good for Bradford
The Vikings offensive coordinator is changing the offense, which is good for Sam Bradford, but bad news for Teddy Bridgewater.
What's next for Victor Cruz?
Mike Florio takes a look at some of the biggest storylines around the NFL, including Victor Cruz's free agency, Julius Thomas reuniting with Adam Gase and much more.
Cowboys restructuring deals to make cap space
The Cowboys are still in a year-to-year pattern of trying to free up cap space and Dallas has already reconstructed the contracts of left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick.
Source: 'No way' Cousins signs deal without tag
The Redskins quarterback is requiring a franchise tag for his long-term deal. Mike Florio explains why a second franchise tag would mean a lot for Cousins' future earnings.
Will the Broncos move on from Emmanuel Sanders?
With a report emerging that Emmanuel Sanders skipped a practice to party, Mike Florio wonders if the Broncos could use that as grounds to move on from the receiver.
Did the Falcons need to move from Georgia Dome?
With the Falcons selling items from their old stadium before moving in their new one, Mike Florio wonders why the team needed an upgrade in the first place.
Joey Porter still faces league discipline
Attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. worked his magic for Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter in a court of law. Porter will have a much harder time pulling a rabbit from the hat in the Football People’s...
Is Pierre Garcon definitely leaving Redskins?
Mike Florio tries to find the meaning behind Pierre Garcon's recent Instagram post and wonders if it means that there is no choice the veteran wide receiver could be return to the Washington Redskins.
Jets reportedly tampered to get Darrelle Revis
A new report has emerged about the methods that the Jets used to lure Darrelle Revis back to the team from the Jets. Mike Florio asks why the NFL didn't pursue an investigation about the rumor.
Joey Porter to plead guilty to disorderly conduct today
Joey Porter is going to take a knee. According to the Associated Press, the Steelers assistant coach is going to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation this afternoon, ending the flap about his...
DeShaun Watson plans to do everything for teams at the Combine
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was criticized in some corners for not participating in the Senior Bowl, but those people won’t have anything to complain about at the Scouting Combine. Via the...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Does LB Brandon Spikes have a future with the Bills? Looking at the Dolphins defensive tackle picture now that Earl Mitchell is out of it. The Patriots should have stability on the offensive line. An...
K’Waun Williams has four contract offers, including Jets
There have been visits, and some other suggestions of interest in former Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams. But some teams have finally made tangible expressions of their desire. According to Darryl...
Report: Reuniting with Adam Gase drew Julius Thomas to Miami
Tight end Julius Thomas is set for a physical in Miami on Tuesday, a day after the Jaguars and Dolphins agreed to a trade that would send Thomas to South Florida when trades are officially allowed to be...
Cedric Benson busted for drunk driving again, says doesn’t know ABCs
Cedric Benson played nearly a decade in the NFL, and now says it has impaired his ability to drive. Or spell. Or something. The longtime Bears and Bengals running back was charged with driving while...
Report: Jared Odrick’s non-football interests caused “minor friction”
The Jaguars cut defensive lineman Jared Odrick this week, just two years into what was billed as a five-year, $42.5 million deal. An injury that limited him to just six games last year was one reason, but...
Pat Shurmur focusing on new approach for Vikings offense
The Minnesota Vikings offense floundered in 2016 for a myriad of reasons. Adrian Peterson missed most of the season to injury, Norv Turner resigned as offensive coordinator midseason, Teddy Bridgewater was...
Real Sports profiles Robert Kraft
As the Patriots bask in the afterglow of a fifth Super Bowl win, their owner will step into the spotlight of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A profile of Robert Kraft will be included in Tuesday...
Kirk Cousins won’t sign new deal before application of franchise tag
Washington has nine days to apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins. One way to avoid using it would be to sign Cousins to a long-term deal before then. Per a source with knowledge of the...
Scott Turner will join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan
After being fired by the Vikings last month, Scott Turner will land on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan, reported Monday. Turner was the Vikings’ quarterbacks coach...
Running back franchise tender won’t drop if Adrian Peterson is released
As the franchise tag deadline approaches, the Steelers haven’t ruled out using it on running back Le’Veon Bell. If they do, the price of it will have nothing to do with the future of Vikings...
Victor Cruz says Panthers visit “went well,” but nothing is imminent
Former Giants receiver Victor Cruz is looking for a job, and his first stop happened with former Giants executive Dave Gettleman. Cruz told Art Stapleton of that the visit to the Panthers...
Texas governor retreats from law that would force NFL players to stand for anthem
The governor of Texas recently attacked the NFL for trying to squeeze the Lone Star State into not passing a bathroom bill. Part of the response included a threat to push for a law that would apply to a...
Julius Thomas has meeting, physical set in Miami Tuesday
The expected trades of tight end Julius Thomas from the Jaguars to the Dolphins and offensive tackle Branden Albert from the Dolphins to the Jaguars are awaiting final details, NFL Network’s Ian...
Joe Williams briefly quit football at Utah, wants NFL to know why
One of the odder stories of the 2016 college football season came when Utah running back Joe Williams announced that he was quitting the team and quitting the sport of football — only to come back a...
Trades negotiated now are non-binding
So how are the Dolphins and Jaguars working out trades more than two weeks before trades are allowed? They’re not, officially. Unofficially, they’ve agreed to agree to a trade that will send...
The Revis tampering from 2015 was pretty much what everyone thought it was
A new column that spends plenty of time wagging a finger at Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis for “embarrassing” the team’s owner with “late-night shenanigans” that may or may not...
Julius Thomas to Dolphins reportedly back on
Mark Twain is credited as saying, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes,” and the same may be said of reports about a trade involving the Dolphins and...
Cowboys create cap room by restructuring contracts
The Cowboys’ annual game of kick the can has begun in earnest. According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys have freed up $17.3 million in short-term cap space by restructuring the contracts of...
Garςon’s social media post acknowledges the obvious
Much has been made — and inferred, or is it implied? — about Washington receiver Pierre Garςon’s seemingly  lighthearted Instagram post that generally asked, “#YALLHIRING?” The...
Report: Jags have heard non-Dolphins interest in Julius Thomas trade
The most recent report regarding a potential trade between the Dolphins and Jaguars has tackle Branden Albert going to Jacksonville in exchange for a draft pick. That’s an update from word over the...
Former Giants wideout Victor Cruz visits the Panthers
Sometimes the dots connect themselves. Former Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is looking for a job, and the Panthers are looking for a productive slot receiver to go along with their occasionally...
Jaguars cutting defensive lineman Jared Odrick
This is the time of year when certain veterans get a head-start on the free agent market, but it takes becoming unemployed. According to a tweet by his agent, veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick has been...
TV executive talked to Roger Goodell about speeding up NFL games
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t short on advice from TV executives about how to improve ratings. In addition to a suggestion from FOX that the league has too many broadcast windows, CBS chairman...
Broncos decline comment on claim Emmanuel Sanders lied about missed practice
An ugly divorce for Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is causing an awkward moment with his employer. Via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, the Broncos have no comment on the contention that Sanders lied...
Andrew Whitworth talking to Bengals about return
The Bengals drafted two tackles in the first two rounds of the 2015 draft, which likely left many people with the feeling that Andrew Whitworth’s time as the team’s left tackle was close to its...
Revis tape oozes reasonable doubt
The bizarre video that contains images of two men knocked out cold and the sound of another man claiming that he did it and threatening to do it again apparently is the closest thing to a smoking gun in the...
Report: Branden Albert to Jags for a draft pick, not Julius Thomas
The Dolphins and Jaguars are talking about a trade which would send left tackle Branden Albert to Jacksonville, but it appears he is the only player involved in the deal. According to Armando Salguero of...
Where is Tony Romo most likely to land?
With Tony Romo's days as a Dallas Cowboy coming to an end, Mike Florio breaks down some of the best potential landing spots for the QB this offseason.
Bruce Arians: Ben Roethlisberger should be “ready to roll”
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had go through a few anxious moments this offseason, wondering if his beat-up veteran quarterback was going to come back. So coupled with his experience in Pittsburgh with Ben...
Will Julius Thomas get dealt to the Dolphins?
According to a report, the Dolphins and Jaguars are discussing a deal that would involve Branden Albert and Julius Thomas. Mike Florio breaks down the potential swap.
HOF voter says T.O. dropped too many passes
One Hall of Fame voter has stated that Terrell Owens didn't get his vote because the WR dropped too many passes. Mike Florio disagrees with this idea and believes Owens should be in.
On T.O. Hall of Fame opposition, the goalposts are moving
The biggest problem with the recent “T.O. dropped too many passes” excuse for keeping him out of Canton isn’t that it’s a stupid argument (it is), it’s that it feels like a...
Stanley Wilson arrested for third time since July
For the third time in less than a year, Stanley Wilson was arrested. Wilson tried to force his way into a home without clothes on.
Steve Smith rejecting requests to help other players train
Steve Smith announced his retirement from the NFL after the 2016 season and took a job with NFL Network to remain involved in the game moving forward. He’s had other offers to keep his toe in the...
Dolphins and Jags reportedly working on deal
According to a report, the Jaguars and Dolphins are working on a trade involving Branden Albert and Julius Thomas. Mike Florio breaks down the potential deal.
Irsay thrilled with Ballard-Pagano's relationship
Colts' owner Jim Irsay sent out a tweet about the positive relationship between his new GM and head coach. Mike Florio explains why he believes Chris Ballard will end up hiring his own coach.
Revis' altercation video released
A video of the situation involving Darrelle Revis in Pittsburgh surfaced and Mike Florio explains why it will be hard for the prosecution to pin anything on Revis.
Will Cowboys help Tony Romo on his way out?
Cowboys beat writer Charean Williams explains why it's unlikely for Tony Romo to be traded, which team is the best fit for him and why JPP would be a nice fit in Dallas.
McFadden thinks Dallas wouldn’t mind keeping him
The biggest topic around the Cowboys in the opening weeks of the offseason has been the fate of quarterback Tony Romo, but he wasn’t the only Dallas starter who saw a rookie take over his spot in the...
Could another NFL team end up in Vegas?
The Raiders have given other NFL teams the leverage to make a move to Las Vegas, but will they?
Athletes skipping White House trip is nothing new
As Patriots owner Robert Kraft pointed out last week, every New England NFL championship team has had players who skipped the traditional White House trip. As explained by Paul Newberry of the Associated...
Seahawks injury ruling set precedent for Steelers
The Steelers didn't reveal the LeVeon Bell injury and the Seattle Seahawks might have bailed PIttsburgh out with the Richard Sherman injury.
NFL spread itself thin with more broadcast windows than ever
A record 203 million Americans watched NFL games last season, yet average ratings were down. If those two data points seem contradictory, that’s because most people don’t fully understand how TV...
Captain Munnerlyn hopes Vikings “value my talent”
The Vikings have picked cornerbacks early in the draft in three of the last four years, but a pair of older players ranked second and third in snaps played at the position in 2016. Both Terence Newman and...
Monday morning one-liners
Former Bills coach Marv Levy wrote a children’s book about the Chicago Cubs. A look at veteran Dolphins other than DE Cameron Wake. Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell has finished writing his second book....
Darrelle Revis attorneys say voice on tape was not his
While there’s now video of two guys who allegedly were knocked out by someone in a group including Darrelle Revis, the attorney for the Jets cornerback says there’s no way the voice on the tape...
Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo
With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry. And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (...
Branden Albert visiting Jaguars
The Dolphins could soon be parlaying their apparent intent to cut tackle Branden Albert into the acquisition of a new tight end. Albert will visit the Jaguars on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL...
Video of Darrelle Revis incident shows two victims unconscious
A brief video of the aftermath of the incident involving Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis shows two men unconscious on the sidewalk and includes the audio of another man bragging about knocking them out. The...
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Jim Irsay says coach, new G.M. are “clicking on all cylinders”
He would have said the team is running like a “fine-tuned machine,” but that phrase already has been used this week. Instead, Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to declare that his head coach...
Report: Dolphins, Jags working on Albert-Thomas swap
The Dolphins and Jaguars are working on a trade involving offensive tackle Branden Albert and tight end Julius Thomas, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The report said there are hurdles that still...
Trading Tony Romo won’t be easy, if Romo doesn’t want it
The trade-or-release Tony Romo question ultimately will be resolved by the Cowboys. However, it’s not simply a question of what the team wants. What Romo wants matters, too. He undoubtedly wants to be...
What will the NFL do about Le’Veon Bell’s undisclosed groin injury?
One week after the Seahawks admitted that they hid cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the Steelers admitted that they hid running back Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. With the NFL...
Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for a third time
A sad situation keeps getting sadder. Former Lions defensive back Stanley Wilson II had been arrested while naked for the third time in less than a year, and the second time in little more than a month. Via...
Raiders need money and more to pull off Las Vegas move
The Raiders have applied for permission to move to Las Vegas. Their ability to secure 24 owner votes surely hinges on their ability to replace the financing that Sands casino owner Sheldon Adelson had...
Kyle Shanahan may bring Jacob Tamme with him to San Francisco
Jacob Tamme hits free agency after a disappointing 2016 season in Atlanta, in which he caught just 22 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before spending the second half of the season on injured...
Buccaneers raising prices for most tickets
The Buccaneers raised ticket prices for the first time in eight years in 2016 and followed that up with their first winning season in six years, so they’re going to try the same thing again. The team...
Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers’ go-to lawyer
It’s been known for years that any Broncos player or coach who needs legal help hires Harvey Steinberg. For the Steelers, the knee-jerk barrister has become Robert Del Greco Jr. The son of a former...
Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher
The Saints are coming off their third straight 7-9 season and a third straight season with a defense that ranked at the bottom of the league, which doesn’t make for much suspense when it comes to...
DeSean Jackson may find himself in high demand
Washington receiver DeSean Jackson has been sending mixed messages about whether he wants to return to Philadelphia or stay where he has been for the last three years. However, Jackson may have more than...
Elliott disputes claim he was 'detained' by police
At a time when Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott remains under investigation by the NFL for a claim of domestic violence, Elliott apparently won’t be under investigation for a new incident. In...
Sunday morning one-liners
A look at what free agency will bring for Bills WR Brandon Tate. Assessing the cost of the Dolphins bringing back WR Kenny Stills. What will the Patriots do at tight end this offseason? Former Jets G Damien...
Earl Mitchell lining up visits with teams
Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released by the Dolphins last Thursday in a move that saves Miami some money under the cap and gives Mitchell a jump on free agents when it comes to landing a new job. It...
Cardinals want to win now, will be aggressive in free agency
The Cardinals took a big step backward from 13-3 in 2015 to 7-8-1 in 2016, and they’re eager to change things in a hurry. Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim said the Cardinals’ priority in free agency...
Patriots will ask Danny Amendola to take a pay cut
New England receiver Danny Amendola has agreed to restructure his contract in each of the last two offseasons, and now the Patriots hope to make it three in a row. Amendola will not be back on his current...
Cardinals may have a hard time keeping Tony Jefferson
Yes, the Cardinals would like to re-sign safety Tony Jefferson. They may have a hard time doing it, however. The Cardinals have plenty of cap space already devoted to the secondary, with big contracts...
Giants show no signs of interest, or lack of interest, in Adrian Peterson
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has twice in recent weeks expressed interest in joining the Giants — once directly and the other time indirectly. But the Giants have yet to return the favor,...
Dolphins sign Cameron Wake through 2018
The Dolphins are strengthening their commitment to defensive end Cameron Wake. Wake has signed a new contract that keeps him with the team through 2018, the Dolphins announced today. This is the second time...
Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?
At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a...
Stefon Diggs: Brilliant troll or flat-earth truther?
As a football player, I’ve been a fan of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs from the moment he made his first impact on the NFL as a rookie in 2015. As a potential social-media troll, he may have even...
Saturday one-liners
The son of Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim plays for a flag football team coached by Frank Caliendo. Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak talked up 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan as a coach, but not as a babysitter. Rams...
If tagged by the Panthers, will Kawann Short sign it?
With the franchise tag window open and an apple pie still slowly cooling on the ledge, the question becomes whether any of the players who ultimately receive the one-year payday that goes along with being...
Hall of Fame voter: Michael Irvin was better than T.O.
With at least one Hall of Fame voter who resents being questioned or criticized has decided to whine about “the Mike Florios of the world,” my official response consists of two words: Thank you...
Gary Myers explains the Terrell Owens snub
[Editor’s note: Earlier this week, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News contacted me via email to explain his case against putting Terrell Owens in the Hall of Fame. We exchanged several messages on...
Terrell Owens dropped passes, as great receivers do
We noted earlier that one Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ron Borges, has finally made an on-field case for why Owens should be excluded, that he dropped too many passes. We’ve now taken some time to...
Matt Schaub, Brian Hoyer could be among 49ers’ targets
New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan wants to find a long-term solution at the quarterback position. But if that long-term solution turns out to be a rookie who’s not ready to start in 2017, Matt Schaub and...
Hall of Fame voter: Terrell Owens dropped too many passes
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets in private and submits secret ballots, so we don’t know the identities of all the voters who voted against Terrell Owens two weeks ago. But one...
Report: Brian Daboll leaving Patriots for Alabama
Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll will be the new offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama,’s Chris Low reported Friday. Daboll worked under Alabama coach Nick Saban as a...
Darrelle Revis turns himself in
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself into to authorities in Pittsburgh on Friday evening. Cameras from ESPN and other outlets were waiting as Revis arrived at the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts...
Darrelle Revis incident details confirm that a conviction won’t be easy
As more details emerge regarding the arrest of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, it’s becoming more clear that it will be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the most serious...
Louis Riddick may be embellishing his chance of getting 49ers G.M. gig
In this age of embellishment and exaggeration (there’s never been a time in the history of the universe where people have embellished and exaggerated as much as they currently do), it should be no...
49ers announce nine more coaching hires
The 49ers on Friday announced nine more coaching hires, most notably the hiring of Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator. Richard Hightower was announced as special teams coordinator, and former NFL...
Broncos allow newly hired assistant to interview with 49ers
A month ago, John Benton was hired as the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach. Now he may already be leaving for another job with another team. Benton is interviewing to be the 49ers’...
Michael Floyd’s DUI guilty plea could lead to enhanced suspension
Apart from: (1) actually serving 24 days in jail; and (2) serving another 96 oF home confinement after that (which would cause him to miss most of the offseason program barring a work-release proviso),...
Chargers PR head Bill Johnston chooses family over L.A. move
Chargers employees are deciding whether or not to move up the California coast to Los Angeles with the team later this year and one longtime member of the front office won’t be making the trip....
Jaguars re-sign OL Josh Wells
The Jaguars re-signed defensive tackle Abry Jones and wide receiver Arrelious Benn earlier this week and they announced another player that will remain in the fold on Friday. Offensive lineman Josh Wells is...
Michael Floyd has begun serving his 24 days in jail
Patriots receiver Michael Floyd becomes a free agent on March 9, but unless a contract can be sent to him behind bars, he won’t be able to sign with anyone right away. Floyd has already begun serving...
Anthony Lynn: We can take Melvin Gordon to another level
When Anthony Lynn was hired as the Chargers’ head coach, running back Melvin Gordon said that he thought Lynn was the perfect coach to bring out the best in him. The feeling appears to be mutual....
Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charges
Former NFL running back Trent Richardson is making headlines again, for all the wrong reasons. According to Carol Robinson of, the former Browns and Colts running back was arrested Thursday night in...
Jeff Triplette resigns as president of NFL Referees Association
Longtime NFL referee Jeff Triplette will no longer be the head of the officials’ union. The NFL Referees Association announced today that Triplette has resigned as president of the organization. He...
Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI
Wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI to settle the criminal case related to his December arrest in Arizona. Floyd faced seven charges, but the other six were dropped when he entered...
NFL is “looking into” Darrelle Revis arrest
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a problem with the law and, necessarily, a problem with the NFL. League spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the NFL is “looking into” the incident that...
Louis Riddick claims he nearly got the 49ers G.M. job
Before ESPN analyst and former NFL defensive back Louis Riddick changed his tune about the 49ers, he claims he nearly heard the sweet music of “you’re hired.” Riddick, via SportsBusiness...
Kyle Shanahan: 49ers not looking for a “short-term fix” at QB
The 49ers are supposed to meet with Colin Kaepernick soon, as both sides try to determine if the incumbent quarterback is a fit for new coach Kyle Shanahan. But Shanahan said during an interview on KNBR 680...
Lions will unveil new uniforms in April
The Nikefication of the NFL continues. The Detroit Lions will be the latest team to change uniforms in the aftermath of Nike taking over the league’s apparel contract in 2012. The new digs will be...
Kyle Shanahan confirms Robert Saleh is defensive coordinator
The 49ers haven’t sent out an official announcement that Robert Saleh will be their defensive coordinator, but head coach Kyle Shanahan took care of confirming the reports earlier this week that the...
Will the D.A. charge Darrelle Revis?
Yes, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged by police with four felonies (including aggravated assault) and a misdemeanor after a fight that occurred in Pittsburgh last weekend. A month ago,...
Report: Cardinals working to re-sign Tony Jefferson
The Cardinals have said more than once that they will use their franchise tag on linebacker Chandler Jones if they are unable to reach agreement on a long-term deal before March 1, but he isn’t the...
Torrey Smith excited about Kyle Shanahan’s arrival
Wide receiver Torrey Smith’s first two seasons with the 49ers haven’t seen the kind of production that he or the team were hoping to get when he signed a five-year deal with the team before the...
Miami Dolphins trying to move on from Albert
The Miami Dolphins' decision to reportedly move on from Branden Albert is likely to be a win-win for both sides, according to Mike Florio.
How long can Tom Brady keep on playing?
With Tom Brady saying that he wants to play for as long as the Patriots let him, Mike Florio explains that it might affect the team's future plans moving forward at quarterback.
Panthers giving Amini Silatolu another shot
The Panthers have signed guard Amini Silatolu to a one-year deal. It’s a reunion for the Silatolu and the Panthers, who drafted him in the second round in 2012. Silatolu started 28 games over four...
Cowboys would benefit from cutting Tony Romo, eventually
As it becomes more clear that the Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo (or, at a minimum, that he’ll ask for it), it’s important to explain how that would work, as a practical matter. Romo...
Chargers left tackle King Dunlap arrested for violating protective order
Chargers left tackle King Dunlap was arrested last night in Nashville, for violating an order of protection filed by his girlfriend. He has posted bond and was released from jail, and his lawyer told WKRN...
Revis' future with Jets could be affected by trial
Facing multiple charges, Darrelle Revis' entire NFL future could hinge on the outcome of a potential trial.
Steelers know they need a quarterback plan
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says that his team needs to have a plan at beyond Ben Roethlisberger since both sides know the veteran quarterback's end is coming.
T.O. strangely criticizes Cris Carter
Terrell Owens recently called out Cris Carter in a radio interview about his Hall of Fame snub. It's an odd move for the former receiver considering Carter has backed T.O. to make the Hall.
Steelers call re-signing Brown 'a priority'
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed that the team is looking to re-sign Antonio Brown. Considering the events of the past month, now might be the perfect time for Pittsburgh to work out a long-...
Will Steelers use franchise tag on Bell?
With the Steelers continuing to be coy on if they'll use the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell, here's why March 1 could be an important date for the running back.