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Saints won’t match Ravens offer to Willie Snead
Wide receiver Willie Snead reported to Saints workouts last week without signing his restricted free agent tender, but he won’t be spending the rest of the offseason in New Orleans. Snead signed an...
Sam Darnold: If I looked at mock drafts I’d drive myself insane
There are mock drafts that have Sam Darnold going first overall to the Browns, mock drafts that have Darnold going third overall to the Jets, and mock drafts that have some other team trading up to get...
Patriots brought Lamar Jackson in for a visit
The Patriots did more than send out smoke signals indicating they had some interest in Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, they brought him to their facility. According to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network...
Veteran defensive back Will Blackmon working out for teams
It appear Will Blackmon’s NFL career might have been over when he was cut by Washington before the start of the regular season last year. But the 33-year-old still wants to play, and is trying to...
Josh Rosen doesn’t like being disliked
Football attracts robots, and it rewards robotic tendencies. The coach is the king, the players are the soldiers, and any soldier who steps out of line is quickly labeled a bad soldier. Against that reality...
10 days later, no clear destination for Dez Bryant
In the 10 days since receiver Dez Bryant became available to any team that may want him, Bryant has received no serious sniffs. The Ravens reportedly were interested, but that was before Baltimore signed...
Minicamp gives Davis Webb chance to “showcase what he can do”
The Giants have the second choice in the first round on Thursday night and their plans have been the subject of much discussion since the end of the regular season. At one point it seemed likely that they...
“Wavy” MRI at Combine forces Rasheem Green to show his knee is fine
As the draft approaches, it’s important for all teams to have accurate information about all prospects. Toward that end, former USC defensive end Rasheem Green has provided accurate information about...
Steelers pick up option on Bud Dupree
Bud Dupree has yet to live up to his draft status with the Steelers. They’re locking him up for another year anyway. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Steelers have picked up the fifth...
Arians think Cardinals should draft Lamar Jackson
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians believes Lamar Jackson could be the next Russell Wilson.
Jim Mora finally praises Josh Rosen
Ex-UCLA coach Jim Mora criticized his former QB Josh Rosen early in the draft process, but now is praising the young signal caller days before the first round.
Nick Foles gets a raise
Eagles QB Nick Foles got an extra chunk of money for leading Philly to a championship, but it could be an even bigger chunk if he continues to play in 2018.
Jon Gruden excited to get on the field this week
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has complained all offseason about not being able to talk to players, and now he gets his chance to work with his new team.
Ereck Flowers could be traded during draft
Ereck Flowers has struggled with the New York Giants, and the team is reportedly looking to either trade him or may not pick up his fifth-year option.
Kaepernick gets award from Amnesty International
Colin Kaepernick received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 award for his work fighting racial injustice.
Are the Patriots really interested in Jackson?
Bill Belichick and the Patriots may be trying to stay ahead of the curve by drafting Lamar Jackson to eventually replace Tom Brady.
Sam Darnold: Turnover criticism is fair
Sam Darnold shares stories of his draft process, explains why the turnover criticism is fair and opens up on his new friendship with Josh Allen.
Aaron Rodgers buys stake in Milwaukee Bucks
At a time when his future with the Packers seems a bit cloudy, Aaron Rodgers makes it clear that he loves Wisconsin by buying part of the Bucks.
PFT Draft: Best QB classes
The 1983 quarterback class of John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly is clearly the best, but how do the rest of the quarterback classes stack up?
AFC South draft needs
The Indianapolis Colts need weapons on both sides of the ball, while the Jaguars could trade up for a new quarterback.
NFC South Draft needs
From a new Jimmy Graham-type player for the Saints to offensive line help for the Buccaneers, this is what the NFC South needs in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Pats expect Gronk, Brady to play in 2018
Patriots QB Tom Brady was expected to play in 2018, but Rob Gronkowski has been a question mark since the Super Bowl when he suggested he may retire.
Browns' decision at No. 1 will shape entire draft
With so many quarterback options available and no clarity on who will go where, the 2018 NFL Draft is impossible to predict.
Jets working out several free agent defensive linemen
The Jets may be trying to patch a hole before the draft with some veteran help. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jets are set to work out a pair of free agent defensive linemen on Monday. Tyrunn...
Jon Gruden excited to get on the field this week
Jon Gruden has done plenty of complaining about the rules for offseason work since returning to active coaching duties with the Raiders early this year, but he can turn his energy in a different direction...
Eagles create cap room with Brandon Brooks restructure
The Eagles are tight against the salary cap. When you win a Lombardi Trophy, have many talented players, and pursue talented players aggressively, that tends to happen. But that also means they have to do...
Monday morning one-liners
What are non-quarterback draft needs for the Bills? Weighing the best route for the Dolphins to take in the first round. Penn State TE Mike Gesicki has traits the Patriots have liked in past drafts. The...
David Johnson wants to keep kickoffs in the game
The kickoff and kick-return plays create opportunities for players like Matthew Slater and Steve Tasker to carve specific NFL niches — niches (I love that word) will disappear once the kickoff is gone...
Preston Brown getting rich for working out
As a Cincinnati native who’s expected to have a big role for the Bengals this year, Preston Brown was expected to do his working out at the Bengals facility. But they practically guaranteed his...
Bruce Arians thinks the Cardinals should draft Lamar Jackson
Bruce Arians, who retired this offseason as head coach of the Cardinals, says his old team should draft Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. Arians told the Arizona Republic that if Jackson is available...
Budda Baker’s brother dies of gunshot wound in Washington
Robert Baker, the brother of Cardinals defensive back Budda Baker, has died. According to the Tacoma New Tribune, Robert Baker was shot in the chest on Sunday morning in Seattle. “On behalf of the...
NFL plans a player safety summit next week, with a focus on kickoffs
The NFL has already made one major change to player safety rules this offseason, banning players from lowering their heads to initiate contact with the helmet. And a discussion of more changes is on the...
Jim Mora touts Josh Rosen as potential Hall of Famer
Last month, former UCLA coach Jim Mora raised eyebrows by calling USC quarterback Sam Darnold a better fit for the Browns at No. 1 than UCLA’s Josh Rosen. In a subsequent effort to put the ketchup in...
Will Bills or Dolphins jump Jets for Mayfield?
It’s been nearly a month since PFT explained that the league insiders suspect that the Jets will be taking quarterback Baker Mayfield with the third overall pick in the draft. With the selection...
Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year
The fact that Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’ll play this year (unless he has) likely isn’t a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn’t is more significant. In the...
Shane Ray expects Broncos to exercise the 2019 option on his contract
Although Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team has not decided whether to exercise its 2019 option on Shane Ray‘s contract, Ray expects Denver to pick it up. “I’m not concerned...
Jay Feely says prom photo with handgun was a joke
Former NFL kicker and CBS broadcaster Jay Feely created a stir on social media by posting a photo of his daughter, her prom date, Feely, and one very specific other thing. The thing was a handgun, and the...
Shaun Smith’s pre-game routine included two blunts
Former NFL defensive lineman Shaun Smith previously has declared that he smoked marijuana before games. He has now specific an amount. Via the Kansas City Star, Smith said in a Bleacher Report video that he...
Report: Raiders to exercise Amari Cooper’s option
When Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie was asked last week if the Raiders are going to exercise their option on wide receiver Amari Cooper‘s contract for the 2019 season, he didn’t commit...
Report: Bashaud Breeland not expected back in Washington
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland agreed to a three-year deal with the Panthers early in free agency, but never got a chance to sign it. The Panthers backed out of the deal due to a failed physical. Breeland...
Giants may look to trade Ereck Flowers
Three years ago, the Giants used the ninth overall pick in the draft on offensive tackle Ereck Flowers. This year, they might take any draft pick they could get for him. Flowers has not participated in the...
Inaccuracy talk bugs Josh Allen
Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has enjoyed the draft process. Well, most of it. During a recent visit with PFT Live, Allen admitted that the amount of time that people have to talk about the draft on TV,...
Jaguars haven’t made a decision yet on Dante Fowler’s option
The Jaguars have done pretty well in the draft in recent years, but the jury is still out on the third overall pick from three years ago. And so the Jaguars admit they’ve yet to decide whether to pick...
Cowboys expected to pick up Byron Jones’ 2019 option
The Cowboys are changing Byron Jones‘ position this year and it looks like they hope to have him at cornerback for at least the next two seasons. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are...
Sunday morning one-liners
Said Bills coach Sean McDermott of his offensive line, “These guys are stepping up and that’s what you want to see. They understand what’s at stake; they understand there’s an opportunity for them to...
Greg Hardy to get a fight in the UFC
Greg Hardy has been shunned by the NFL, but he’s not done competing as a professional athlete. Hardy, who has beaten three overmatched opponents in amateur mixed martial arts fights, will have his...
Tanking talk leads to heated baseball debate
In the NBA, teams tank to get better draft position. In baseball, tanking has more to do with saving money, and in turn making money. As a result, tales of baseball tanking typically don’t land on the...
Sam Darnold could be the sixth USC player drafted first overall
No college has produced more than five first overall picks in the NFL draft. But if the Browns take Sam Darnold first overall on Thursday night, he’ll be the sixth No. 1 pick from USC. Southern Cal is...
Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award
Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway. On Saturday, Amnesty International recognized his sacrifice by giving him the Ambassador of...
Alleged victim in Reuben Foster case could be planning to refuse to cooperate
Most domestic violence cases ultimately hinge on the willingness of the alleged victim to cooperate. In the case involving 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, some are speculating that the alleged victim will...
Some TNF games scheduled for FOX could end up on FS1
The NFL changed Thursday Night Football from a cable-only operation to a part-cable-only, part-broadcast-simulcast package in order to reach a larger audience (and to make more money) with its late-week...
Gronk: I won’t be at Patriots’ workouts, I’ve got dirt biking to work on
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t planning to show up for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, and he isn’t shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt bikes. Gronk was...
Saturday one-liners
The Dolphins will go 8-8 or 2-14, depending on how the predictions from ESPN are interpreted. Despite retirements and a trade, the Bills still have some offensive linemen left. A look at the most memorable...