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Sticking with New England?
James Harrison showed the Patriots that he has a lot more left in him and there's no reason New England shouldn't want him back in 2018.
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Still no clarity on Gronk's playing future
Two weeks later, there has been no indication on whether Rob Gronkowski will play next season.
Report: Texans will release Brian Cushing
The Texans will release inside linebacker Brian Cushing before the league year begins March 14, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. The emergence of second-year linebackers Zach Cunningham and...
Tag window is officially open
It’s Tuesday, February 20. Which means the tag window is officially open. Every team has the ability to use the franchise tag or the transition tag, from now through March 6 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Unless a...
Report: Eagles won’t tender Jaylen Watkins as RFA
The window to use franchise and transition tags opened on Tuesday, but that’s not the only kind of decision involving potential free agents that teams will be making before the start of the new league...
Vontae Davis meeting with the 49ers
Cornerback Vontae Davis‘ search for a new home has taken him to California. Davis, who became a free agent when the Colts released him during the 2017 regular season, met with the Bills and Browns...
Colts to add Reggie Wayne to their Ring of Honor
Receiver Reggie Wayne arrived in Indianapolis 17 years ago as a complement to Marvin Harrison and another weapon for Peyton Manning. Wayne will return as a permanent member of the franchise’s legacy....
John Fox: Bears are “closer than people think”
The Bears fired John Fox after the season, and are about to cut bait on the signature free agent from last year’s class. But the former coach thinks the team is in better shape than the one he...
Bill Polian’s take on Nick Foles gives the lie to his past claims about Tom Brady
Bill Polian is a Hall of Fame General Manager, but as an ESPN analyst he’s struggling to get his stories straight. Polian says the Eagles should turn down anything but a monster trade offer for backup...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Signing S Micah Hyde last offseason paid off for the Bills. Will the Dolphins bid for a tight end in free agency? Patriots owner Robert Kraft was making the rounds at the NBA All-Star Game. Previewing...
More talk emerges of a potential Marcus Peters trade
The talk in league circles that the Chiefs could be preparing to try to trade cornerback Marcus Peters seems to be gaining steam. PFT explained on Sunday that some in the league have wondered whether the...
Report: Dolphins set March meeting with Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield created a buzz among Dolphins followers when he included #GetMeToMiami in the caption to an Instagram post in January and the team showed some interest in the former Oklahoma quarterback when...
Teammate thinks Denver’s the destination for Kirk Cousins
Soon-to-be free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is about to get rich(er) because there are multiple teams who want him. But one of his recent Washington teammates thinks one team in particular may have an...
Jesse James glad Eagles won, so his catch/non-catch wasn’t decisive
The way Steelers tight end Jesse James figures, he has been asked about the catch every day since it wasn’t a catch. But he does take one bit of comfort in the way things worked out, even though his...
Momentum builds for the Jets making a run at Kirk Cousins
A report emerged Monday that the Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to land quarterback Kirk Cousins. Brian Costello of the New York Post has tried to make “whatever” more tangible....
Saints’ Austin Carr meets the man whose life he saved with his bone marrow
Saints receiver Austin Carr saved a man’s life two years ago, and at the Super Bowl, they met. The man was Roy Coe, and he was dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma until Carr gave Coe his bone marrow. Carr...
Silas Redd trying to pull a Jarryd Hayne in reverse by playing rugby league
Former Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne declared his intentions to come to the United States to pursue an NFL career in late 2014 and found himself as a member of the San Francisco 49ers the following spring...
Vikings make hire of Todd Downing as senior offensive assistant official
The Minnesota Vikings officially announced the addition of former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to their coaching staff on Monday. Downing is joining the staff as a senior offensive...
Polian thinks Eagles should want a lot for Foles
Former G.M. Bill Polian said Monday that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should move to receiver. As it turns out, that was only the second dumbest thing Polian said Monday. Polian also said...
Dolphins could pursue C.J. Anderson again if Broncos release him
C.J. Anderson almost became a Dolphin two years ago. The Broncos, though, matched Miami’s offer sheet. Now, two years later, the Broncos could make the running back a salary-cap casualty as he has a $...
Mayfield keeps trying to avoid Manziel comparisons
Many continue to compare Johnny Manziel to Baker Mayfield. And that continues to bother Baker Mayfield. “We’re two completely different people,” Mayfield said Monday, via the Associated...
Baker Mayfield says he will not attend NFL draft
A year ago, the No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett, stayed in his hometown of Arlington, Texas, rather than attend the NFL draft in Philadelphia. This year the draft is in Arlington, and one of the draft...
Jets apparently ready to let Ben Ijalana test free agency
The Jets apparently are ready to let offensive tackle Ben Ijalana become a free agent, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. The Jets faced a Monday deadline to exercise a $500,000 option bonus and have not done so...
Bucs hire Brentson Buckner as DL coach
The Buccaneers have hired Brentson Buckner as their defensive line coach, the team announced. Buckner will replace Jay Hayes, who Tampa Bay fired on February 9. The Buccaneers also interviewed University of...
D.J. Swearinger still insists team will miss Kendall Fuller but is “moving forward”
D.J. Swearinger probably still isn’t happy with the team’s trade of cornerback Kendall Fuller, but the Washington safety is “moving forward.” Swearinger went on a Twitter rant after...
On Lamar Jackson, Josh McCown disagrees with Bill Polian
Friday’s PFT Live included a visit with Jets quarterback Josh McCown. And it eventually became apparent that McCown is a budding draft expert. “For me that’s part of what I enjoy doing,”...
Buccaneers interview University of Miami DL coach Craig Kuligowski
The Buccaneers have interviewed University of Miami defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski for their vacant defensive line coaching position, reports. Tampa Bay also has interviewed...
Jason Kelce on his parade speech: It wasn’t all off the cuff
The Eagles’ Super Bowl run made Nick Foles a star. The Super Bowl parade turned Jason Kelce into one. “It’s been pretty crazy to say the least,” Kelce said Monday, via David Murphy of
NBA’s all-star game fails to outdraw NFL’s
The NFL’s Pro Bowl stinks. But as long as it continues to draw an audience (and churn a profit), the NFL will continue to stage it. It definitely draws an audience, and surely churns a profit. This...
Eddie George ready to see Derrick Henry get his chance
Speculation began soon after DeMarco Murray‘s knee injury in Week 16 that the Titans could move on without him. Murray, 30, has two years remaining on his contract but with no more guaranteed money....
Team-by-team look at potential tag candidates
On Tuesday, the annual two-week window opens for applying franchise or transition tags. Every year, we look at the potential tag candidates, on a team-by-team basis. Last year, we waited until just a few...
Michael Roberts hopes for a better second season
Eric Ebron is under contract for 2018; Darren Fells is not. The Lions will have Michael Roberts to use as a second tight end, but do they trust him? Roberts, a fourth-round pick in 2017, caught only four...
Bill Polian thinks Lamar Jackson needs to move to wide receiver in the NFL
Lamar Jackson won a Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at Louisville, but one Hall of Fame G.M. doesn’t think much of Jackson’s chances at the next level. Bill Polian said on ESPN today that...
Grandmother doesn’t want Rae Carruth to have custody of son
Former Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth apologized to the family of Cherica Adams for her 1999 death, and though he said he hoped to one day have a relationship with the son who was born prematurely as a...
Tebow's baseball career about entertainment
Mets GM Sandy Alderson thinks Tim Tebow will play in the majors, a move that is ultimately about entertainment and not baseball.
Will more NFL players be tagged due to rising cap?
The two-week window for NFL teams to use the franchise and transition tags on players begins Tuesday, but Mike Florio doesn't expect a lot of teams to make these moves right away.
Pryor could rebound back with Browns
Terrelle Pryor had a disappointing season with Washington. A return to Cleveland could remedy that.
Blount can take his time with free agency decision
LeGarrette Blount heads into free agency with the possibility of multiple suitors, but Blount does not have to act fast to sign with a team.
Garappolo and McCarron risky as franchise QBs
We won't know just how good Jimmy Garappolo and AJ McCarron are until we see them start for at least half a season.
No reason not to open up NFL trade window
The NFL should allow trades to be made right after the Super Bowl ends, says Mike Florio. This would help teams stay out of precarious situations like the one Washington is in with its QBs.
Julius Peppers undecided, but leaning toward playing in 2018
One of the NFL’s oldest defensive players seems poised to play again in 2018. Julius Peppers, the 38-year-old defensive end who becomes a free agent next month, is leaning toward playing this year, a...
Will Rams give Tavon Austin one last chance?
It looks like the Rams will move on from Tavon Austin before the new league year begins in March, but could the Rams give the WR another chance rather than risk him succeeding elsewhere.
Patriots waiting for Gronk's decision on future
With less than a month to the start of free agency the Patriots need to know Rob Gronkowski's retirement decision soon so they can make additions if necessary.
McCourty: 'We all knew' Butler wasn't starting SB
The Patriots may have known Malcolm Butler was not starting, but that still doesn't answer why he didn't play at all.
Report: Cowboys will use franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence
The Cowboys will use the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. That was expected all along, if the sides don’t come to agreement on a...
Rams already owe Tavon Austin $5 million for 2018
As the annual lists of veterans with bloated contracts that could be terminated are compiled, one player presents an intriguing dilemma to his current team. Rams receiver Tavon Austin, widely regarded as...
Rae Carruth apologizes to family of woman he conspired to kill
Former Panthers first-round pick Rae Carruth, months away from his release from prison for conspiring to kill the mother of his son, sent an open letter to the child’s family apologizing for his role...
Jets have to decide on Ben Ijalana option
The Jets are hoping to spend big money this offseason, in their effort to find a quarterback. And while they have a sizable war chest of cap space, they’re probably going to create a little more today...
Eagles to interview Duce Staley, Mike Groh for coordinator position
Eagles coach Doug Pederson will interview Duce Staley and Mike Groh for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. Staley and Groh both will interview Monday....
Report: Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to get Kirk Cousins
The Jets apparently want Kirk Cousins. They apparently want him badly enough that they’re willing to break the bank for him. According to Rich Cimini of, the Jets are “willing to pay...