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Gerald Hodges visiting Bills, Giants
The Gerald Hodges job tour continues. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the free-agent linebacker will visit the Bills today and the Giants on Tuesday. Hodges recently met with the Jets. Before...
Orlando Franklin visiting Jags, Sam Barrington visited last week
The Jaguars are slated to have wide receiver Victor Cruz in for a visit this week, but he’s not the only veteran free agent on their radar. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports and PFT has confirmed that...
Can Seahawks keep Lacy, Rawls healthy?
The Seattle Seahawks want to run more this season but that might be a difficult task if they can't keep their running backs healthy.
Tom Brady could avoid talking about concussions
Tom Brady might be off the hook when it comes to talking about concussions while Calvin Johnson says he hid his head injuries from the Lions.
New overtime rule could let receiving team win with just a field goal
When the NFL changed its overtime rule in 2012, it was supposed to guarantee both teams the ball, unless the team that received the overtime kickoff scored a touchdown on its first possession. But as the...
Michael Bennett says he will “boycott” local newspaper
Near the end of last season, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took some time off from speaking to reporters following a press conference argument that saw Sherman threaten to ruin a reporter’s...
Vinny Curry said he played through knee injury last year
Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry responded to a big contract with a lackluster season, but he’s explaining now there was a reason for that. Via Eliot Shorr-Parks of, Curry said during an...
Celebration rule change of some sort coming
The celebration rules, they are a-changing. It’s still unclear what they’ll be a-changing to. Despite an expectation in the days preceding the annual meeting in March that changes of some sort...
Monday morning one-liners
Second-round OL Dion Dawkins is getting used to life with the Bills. Dolphins coach Adam Gase is taking precautions against injuries in OTAs. T Conor McDermott may face an uphill climb to make the Patriots...
Bears considering moving Kyle Long again
The Bears have been fortunate that Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long is versatile, and they’re thinking about tapping into that again. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are...
Ben Roethlisberger still “proud” of self-reporting concussion
With the attention brought to concussions and the diagnosis of them by Tom Brady’s wife, many are talking about the fine line between getting one and talking about it. Saints quarterback Drew Brees...
Marshawn Lynch leads hundreds of fans on Oakland bike tour
Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to join his hometown team, and he’s having some fun with his hometown fans. The Raiders running back tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a bike on Friday,...
Calvin Johnson: “Of course” I had concussions I hid from the doctors
Calvin Johnson was a quiet guy during his playing career, but he has plenty to say in retirement. Johnson, the former Lions receiver who said yesterday that he didn’t like how the team treated him...
Report: Alterraun Verner out of shape in workout for Jaguars
Former Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner is one of the few remaining available players in our Free Agent Hot 100. So why is he still available? It may be that he’s out of shape. The Florida Times...
Justin Pugh sees himself in the “driver’s seat”
Justin Pugh is sniff ‘n’ the cash. “I’m sitting in the driver’s seat,’’ Pugh recently said regarding his contract situation, via Mark Canizzaro of the New York Post. Pugh enters the fifth year...
Juju Smith-Schuster went from fan to teammate of Antonio Brown
A year and a half ago, JuJu Smith-Schuster was a big Antonio Brown fan. He still is, and he’s now also a teammate. Smith-Schuster, the Steelers’ second-round draft pick, posted on Twitter today...
Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo says he’s ready to compete for his job
Ordinarily, when a team trades up in the second round to draft a player, that player’s roster spot is safe for at least a couple years. But Roberto Aguayo is no ordinary second-year player. Aguayo,...
Leonard Fournette only rookie to avoid offsets, so far
The numbers are trickling in regarding the contracts signed by the players selected three weeks ago in the draft. In the top 10, half have signed their deals. Only one has avoided the oft-contentious offset...
Mike Zimmer: We have strong support system for Michael Floyd
Michael Floyd will be able to serve the rest of the house arrest sentence he received for last year’s DUI arrest in Minnesota, which means the wide receiver will be able to join the Vikings for...
Seahawks sign third-rounder Nazair Jones
The Seahawks have the sixth member of their 2017 draft class under contract. The team announced that they have signed third-round defensive tackle Nazair Jones to a four-year contract. With Jones signed,...
Sunday morning one-liners
Dennis Hickey and Brian Gaine are in the same Bills front office after competing for jobs in the past. The Dolphins think a battle for a starting safety job will make everyone better. Is this WR Julian...
Pete Carroll: We will definitely run more this season
The Seahawks finished the 2016 season with 403 rushing attempts, which marked the first time since the 2011 season that they’d run the ball fewer than 500 times. That’s something that the team...
Bills defenders like simplicity of new defense
When Rex Ryan switched the Bills’ defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4, the unit struggled. Now that Ryan is gone and the 4-3 is back, the hope in Buffalo is that the defense will rebound. “A lot easier,”...
Falcons think they’ll work out a new deal with Devonta Freeman
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and he’s made it clear he wants to be paid like an elite running back. The Falcons think they can...
Calvin Johnson didn’t like how the Lions treated him when he retired
One of the greatest players in Lions franchise history doesn’t feel great about the franchise now. Calvin Johnson, the wide receiver who retired a year ago, said today that he’s not thinking...
T.J. McDonald will get full reps pending suspension
The Dolphins signed former Rams safety T.J. McDonald knowing he’d be subject to an eight-game suspension. They plan to use him in the offseason and preseason as if the suspension doesn’t exist...
Mike Zimmer has yet another eye surgery
The number stands at eight, and hopefully it stays there. Via Ben Goessling of, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disclosed on Saturday at a youth football camp hosted by his foundation that he has had an...
Arkansas Commission says Jerry Jones’ gift to cops was unethical
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he was just trying to show respect to police officers when he gave game tickets, travel accommodations and Cowboys merchandise to cops in his home town of North Little Rock....
Happy 90th birthday, Bud Grant
Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant has reached another milestone that the rest of us should hope we can eventually achieve. The former three-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota, NBA player, NFL...
Saturday one-liners
Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman has now worked for three different head coaches in Buffalo. Renovations continue at the Dolphins’ stadium, with $50 million in upgrades to clubs and...
Kenny Stills expresses support for Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick’s decision to take a stand on a hot-button political issue has made him a hot-button political issue, with folks now hardened in their views and constantly looking for truths, half-...
Former Dolphins G.M. lands with the Bills
Bills G.M. Brandon Beane has lined up a growing list of scouts and executives who are either on pace for big jobs or who have previously held them. The latest additions to a front office being largely...
Bryan Cox thinks he may have been fired for 2016 Combine incident
As former Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox commences a period of NFL unemployment, he has a theory as to why he was let go. “You go from your unit playing really well in the Super Bowl and sacking the...
Chargers’ Dontrelle Inman out six weeks
The injury-plagued Chargers have lost one of their top receivers to an injury. Los Angeles receiver Dontrelle Inman had surgery to repair an injured core muscle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Inman is...
Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium
Are Los Angeles Rams fans frustrated by the news that the team’s new stadium will be a year late in opening? Not as long as they win. That’s the word from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said he...
Cardinals strike deal with fourth-rounder Dorian Johnson
The Cardinals wrapped up the week by getting another draft pick under contract. Fourth-round guard Dorian Johnson has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. First-round linebacker Haason Reddick and...
Wayne Walker, All-Pro linebacker turned broadcaster, dies at 80
Wayne Walker, who played 15 years for the Lions and then spent 20 years covering the 49ers as a broadcaster, has died at the age of 80. Walker passed away in Boise, Idaho, his hometown and the place he...
Browns claim Chris Barker, waive Gabe Wright
The Browns have added a former member of the Patriots to their roster. The team announced on Friday that they have claimed offensive lineman Chris Barker off of waivers. Barker was dropped by New England on...
Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jones
The Packers used four draft picks on defensive players last month. Both of their second-round picks play in the secondary. Both are now under contract. PFT has confirmed that the Packers have agreed to...
Colts sign Tarell Basham to wrap up draft class
The Colts have signed all of their draft picks. The team wrapped things up on Friday with the announcement that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Tarell Basham. Basham was a third-round pick and one...
Caleb Brantley signs with Browns
Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley got some good news on Wednesday when he learned that he won’t be charged with battery in Florida and he closed out his week with another positive development. Brantley...
Bucs’ Bernard Reedy says he’ll never quit his $11 an hour side job
Buccaneers receiver Bernard Reedy hasn’t made much money in the NFL. He’s never played in a regular-season game, and his two weeks on the 53-man roster at the end of last season were his only...
Titans sign two, cut one
The Titans announced that they have shuffled their roster ahead of the weekend. The team has signed wide receiver Darius Jennings and fullback Joe Bacci to their 90-man roster. Wide receiver K.J. Maye was...
Bears sign Adam Shaheen
The Bears had one of the smaller draft classes in the league this year and they are 80 percent of the way through signing them. The team announced on Friday that second-round tight end Adam Shaheen has...
Reggie Ragland back in individual drills for Bills
A lot changed around the Bills since linebacker Reggie Ragland tore his ACL last summer. The team has changed coaches, General Managers and defensive schemes, leaving Ragland with a lot of catching up to do...
Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup
Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick...
Yee’s statement on Brady doesn’t really state anything
During the #DeflateGate saga, agent Don Yee on multiple occasions did his top client no favors with private advice supplied and public statements provided. Two days after Tom Brady’s wife dropped a...
Chargers, Rams both lose over stadium delay
The new stadium in Inglewood, California to be shared by the Chargers and Rams won’t open until 2020, due to rain-induced construction delays. The biggest loser is the proprietor of the property,...
49ers hire Ran Carthon as director of pro personnel
49ers General Manager John Lynch has made an addition to the personnel department in Santa Clara. The 49ers announced on Friday that Ran Carthon has been hired as their director of pro personnel. He joins...
Agent says Tom Brady wasn’t diagnosed with a concussion in 2016
The NFL responded to Gisele Bundchen saying that her husband Tom Brady had a concussion last year by saying there was no sign that the Brady ever reported experiencing symptoms to the team’s medical...
Lions rookie Teez Tabor expects to be past hamstring injury by camp
Cornerback Teez Tabor’s final pre-draft workout was with the Lions because he wasn’t able to do any more on-field work after tweaking his hamstring during that session. The turn of events seemed...
Tyrod Taylor, Broncos QBs highlight PFT Friday
Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor's comments on Sammy Watkins and Denver Broncos QB competition are among several big topics on Friday's PFT show.
Myles Garrett signs with Browns
The first overall pick is officially signed. Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett has signed his contract with the Browns. Under the league’s rookie salary structure, it’s a four-year, $30.4...
DeVante Parker shares Dolphins’ expectations for a big 2017 season
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said earlier this month that the team is “seeing what we wanted to see out of” wide receiver DeVante Parker and that they are expecting a “...
Giants sign sixth-rounder Adam Bisnowaty
When the offseason began, many people pointed to offensive line as an area where the Giants needed an upgrade. They didn’t do much about it in free agency as the only notable addition was former...
Tyrod Taylor has a backhanded compliment for Sammy Watkins
When Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor spoke to reporters on Thursday, he offered up some praise of receiver Sammy Watkins. Implicit in the positivity, however, was a sense that Watkins hasn’t always...
Jags' Calais Campbell hopes to end playoff drought
Jaguars' Calais Campbell says the team has the roster to end their playoff drought but is that enough in a crowded AFC South?
Can Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu stay healthy?
Arizona Cardinals' star safety Tyrann Mathieu wants to focus on the day to day, but he needs to find ways to remain healthy to help his team.
Conley's sexual assault case remains unresolved
With Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick Gareon Conley still facing sexual assault allegations, Mike Florio discusses the different possible outcomes.
Tom Brady, Aston Martin announce partnership
Tom Brady's marketing power is definitely on display with a long-term partnership with Aston Martin.
Buccaneers add backup, mentor in Fitzpatrick
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mike Florio calls the move a "no-brainer" because of the veteran presence Fitzpatrick adds.
Bucs bring in Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Buccaneers lost their veteran backup quarterback to Chicago via free agency. They’ve finally added one. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs have added veteran quarterback Ryan...
Dan Skipper signs with Cowboys, becomes NFL’s tallest player
The NFL has a new tallest player after the 6-foot-10 Arkansas offensive tackle Dan Skipper signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie. According to Pro Football Reference, there were four players, all...
Tom Brady gets an Aston Martin deal
Few manufacturers of really expensive cars spend much money on advertising because most consumers can’t afford or won’t buy really expensive cars. Aston Martin has decided to buck that trend....
Doug Martin's future looks cloudy in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter says the future of running back Doug Martin is "yet to be determined."
L.A. stadium delay big blow for Stan Kroenke
Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke was delivered a big hit as the opening of his new stadium was delayed due to record amounts of rain.
Michael Vick to play in flag football game
Ex-NFL quarterback Michael Vick is making his return to the sport in the form of a flag football game.
Who will the Broncos start at QB?
The Denver Broncos are still trying to figure out their quarterback situation to take advantage of their dominant defense's closing window.
Why won't Kaepernick, RGIII, Manziel consider CFL?
With Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin II and Johnny Manziel struggling to find a fit in the NFL, why haven't they considered the CFL yet?
O.J. Howard can deliver on potential with Bucs
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' O.J. Howard improves on his route running and blocking, he will live up to his potential according to former NFL TE Anthony Becht.
LaGarrette Blount is a big addition for Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles might have solved their short yardage issues by signing LaGarrette Blount.
Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor raises expectations
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor says Sammy Watkins habits have improved, does the receivers pending 2018 free agency have anything to do with it?
Bucs' DeSean Jackson told to live up to contract
Here's why Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coach Todd Monken felt the need to call out DeSean Jackson about his contract.
Steelers cut Ladarius Green, leave void at TE
The Pittsburgh Steelers acknowledged a mistake by cutting Ladarius Green but are now scrambling to find another solution at tight end.
Calais Campbell thinks Jags have every piece of the puzzle
Calais Campbell hasn’t been a member of the Jaguars for too long, but he’s been in Jacksonville long enough to know that there’s nothing like a little bit of unbridled optimism about the...
Bucs OC to DeSean Jackson: We gave you the money, you need to be great
When players sign with new teams as free agents, there is often a moment when they are asked why they opted to join up with the club. The reasons cited can run the gamut from teammates to coaches to scheme...
Friday morning one-liners
Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is getting used to working with QB Tyrod Taylor again. It doesn’t look like the Dolphins will bring in a new backup for C Mike Pouncey. The presence of other...
Mike McCarthy trusts his process, and Dom Capers
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has proven he’s willing to stick with the people he trusts. It worked before in the case of kicker Mason Crosby, and now he’s applying the same principle to defensive...
LeGarrette Blount thinks he’s the right size, in the right place
Maybe Tom Brady shared the avocado ice cream in New England. Upon leaving the Patriots for the Eagles, 30-year-old running back LeGarrette Blount says he feels better than ever, and ready to contribute to a...
Comedy writer sues Conan O’Brien over a Super Bowl MVP joke
After Tom Brady won his last two Super Bowl MVP awards, he said other players on the Patriots really deserved it, and the truck that goes with the honor. This year, that resulted in Patriots running back...
Chargers add punter Toby Baker after tryout
The Los Angeles Chargers signed punter Toby Baker on Thursday after taking part in the team’s rookie mini-camp as a tryout player last weekend. Baker went undrafted out of the University of Arkansas...
Devonta Freeman getting comfortable with Steve Sarkisian
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is already beginning to feel a level of comfort with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian takes over for Kyle Shanahan after his departure in...
Drew Brees: I wouldn’t tell my wife about a concussion
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who made the rounds last week in Manhattan (including a visit to 30 Rock and a spot on PFT Live) had a second media tour in support of efforts to promote awareness of the...
Las Vegas, Raiders strike a lease deal
On the same day that the opening of the Los Angeles stadium was delayed by a year comes news that the Las Vegas stadium likely won’t be. Via, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority unanimously...
Tyrod Taylor plans to “take it to the next level”
As the Buffalo Bills continue to ponder whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor is the player who can take the team to the next level, Taylor hopes to show that he personally can accomplish that goal. “I...
Teenager who broke into Gerald McCoy’s house sentenced to prison
An 18-year-old has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series of crimes that included breaking into the home of Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and injuring McCoy’s father in an...
Mike Vick returns to football, sort of
Former NFL quarterback Mike Vick has retired from football of the tackle variety. He will nevertheless return to the field, without pads. Via Darren Rovell of, Vick will participate in a...
Ladarius Green’s final tally: Six games, $6 million, sixth-round pick
The Steelers’ decision to cut tight end Ladarius Green today closes the book on what has been called the team’s worst free agent signing ever. Green, who was signed last year after the Steelers...
Texans add Jimmy Raye III to front office
One of the post-draft changes to the Colts front office was the departure of their vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, but Raye didn’t have to wait long to find another job. He didn...
Panthers claim Toby Johnson off waivers
The Panthers have added another piece to their defensive line. The team announced Thursday that they made a successful waiver claim on defensive tackle Toby Johnson. Johnson was waived by the Vikings when...
Cardinals get third-rounder Chad Williams under contract
The Cardinals are a step closer to having their entire draft class under contract. The team announced that third-round wide receiver Chad Williams has agreed to his four-year rookie deal with the team. The...
Patriots sign fourth-rounder Deatrich Wise
The Patriots made several transactions on Thursday, including the signing of fourth-round pick Deatrich Wise. Wise played 50 games as a defensive end at Arkansas and finished his time with the Razorbacks...
Dirk Koetter: Doug Martin’s status “to be determined”
A year ago, the Buccaneers paid running back Doug Martin like a workhorse tailback. Last season, he didn’t perform like a workhorse tailback. With three games left to be served on a PED suspension,...
Reggie McKenzie: We’ll do everything to get Derek Carr signed
A report this week said that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is frustrated that talks about a new contract have not moved along as quickly as he hoped and that there’s been “no significant...
Report: United Airlines buying naming rights to L.A. Memorial Coliseum
The Rams announced Thursday that they will be playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through at least the 2019 season, although the name of the building appears set to change. Michael Smith and John...
Bills sign second-rounder Zay Jones
The bad news for Bills receiver Zay Jones is that he’s currently week-to-week with a knee injury. The good news for Jones is that he has a brand-new NFL contract. The Bills announced that their second...
Bud Grant’s final garage sale may not be his last one
Hall of Fame Vikings coach Bud Grant is holding what has been described widely as his last garage sale. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Grant said it’s definitely his last garage sale —...
Steelers cut Ladarius Green
Tight end Ladarius Green signed a four-year contract with the Steelers last March, but he won’t be seeing the final three years of it. The Steelers announced on Thursday that they have released Green...
Undrafted running back Matt Breida turning heads in San Francisco
It’s way too early to have any real idea about which undrafted rookies might contribute this NFL season, but an early name to keep an eye on is 49ers running back Matt Breida. Breida was the best...
Browns sign third-rounder Larry Ogunjobi
The Browns have half of their draft picks under contract. Third-round defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi became the fifth of the team’s 10 draft picks to sign when he agreed to a contract on Thursday. It...
L.A. needs waiver allowing Super Bowl in first year at stadium
The Rams and Chargers announced on Thursday that the opening of their new stadium in Inglewood will be pushed back from 2019 to 2020, leaving the teams to play in their temporary homes for at least three...
Branden Albert and the Jaguars are talking again
The Jaguars traded for Branden Albert hoping he’d be their left tackle, but then they lost touch. But apparently the ice is beginning to melt, and they may be getting closer to finding common ground....
Report: Browns rookie Howard Wilson won’t have surgery on fractured kneecap
Browns fourth-round pick Howard Wilson’s NFL career got off on the wrong foot last weekend when he fractured his kneecap during a rookie minicamp practice. Coach Hue Jackson said at the time of the...
Tre’Davious White signs with Bills
The Bills have their top draft pick under contract. Cornerback Tre’Davious White has agreed to a deal with the team. It’s a four-year pact and the Bills hold an option for a fifth year. The...
Rain delay: Inglewood stadium won’t open until 2020
The Rams and Chargers are going to have to wait another year to be roommates. According to Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the opening of the shared NFL stadium in Inglewood has been...
Jets sign fifth-rounder Jordan Leggett
It’s been a while since the Jets have made the tight end a major part of their offense, something that some thought would lead them to take one early in this year’s draft to upgrade the position...
LeGarrette Blount becomes another weapon for Wentz
The Eagles signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal, another offseason addition for quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia offense.
Colts down to one unsigned pick
The Colts got first-round pick Malik Hooker under contract on Thursday and then followed that up by announcing an agreement with another pick. It’s fouth-round defensive tackle Grover Stewart this...
Kareem praises Kaepernick for changing tone
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Colin Kaepernick did a good job adjusting his tone from being hostile to expressing his concern in a constructive way.
Scott Zolak saw only one possible 2016 concussion for Tom Brady
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife claims that Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season. Patriots Radio Network analyst Scott Zolak, appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, explained that...
Tom Brady's concussion headlines Thursday's PFT
Tom Brady's injuries lead Thursday's PFT Live after Gisele Bundchen said the Patriots quarterback played through a concussion this season.
Bills hire Lake Dawson to college scouting job
The Bills continue to collect experienced personnel men to work with their first-time head coach and General Manager. The team announced that Lake Dawson had been hired as their assistant director of...
Colts sign first-rounder Malik Hooker
As the Colts undergo an extreme makeover on defense, the guy who could become the centerpiece is now under contract. The Colts announced that first-round pick Malik Hooker has signed his rookie contract....
Lavar Ball stirs things up in the wrong way
Plenty of people have had plenty of things to say about basketcopter dad Lavar Ball’s treatment of FS1’s Kristine Leahy during Wednesday’s edition of Colin Cowherd’s show. Here...
Kelvin Benjamin: I need to be in the best shape of my life
The Panthers added a pair of offensive pieces in the first two rounds of the draft when they picked running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Curtis Samuel. Excitement wasn’t the emotion that...
Michael Floyd can participate in Vikings OTAs
The remainder of Michael Floyd's DUI sentence has been transferred to Minnesota, but the wide receiver will get some bad news moving forward.
Detroit eyes hosting Super Bowl, NFL draft
The Detroit Lions are interested in hosting both the Super Bowl and the NFL draft.
Bills wideout Zay Jones week-to-week with knee injury
Oh, this is something new. The Bills have a highly drafted wide receiver out with an injury. According to Mike Rodak of, the Bills announced that wideout Zay Jones wasn’t practicing because...
Jaguars sign Fournette as they look to turn corner
The Jaguars signed Leonard Fournette to a four-year rookie deal in the hopes that he can provide a spark for Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville offense.
Tony Dungy: If teams saw Colin Kaepernick as a starter, they’d sign him
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy says Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed both for on-field and off-field reasons, but of the two, the on-field reasons are more important. Asked on the Dan Patrick Show what...
Steelers release Greg Warren
When the Steelers drafted long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round of this year’s draft, the natural conclusion to draw was that they were adding someone who could compete with Greg Warren for the...
Matt Forte says Jets were selfish in 2016
Matt Forte says the Jets' players were out for themselves last season, something Todd Bowles will have to fix in New York this year.
Jamaal Charles not a lock to make Broncos roster
Jamaal Charles may not make the roster in Denver as injury concerns loom.
Drew Brees wants to fix commissioner's discipline
Drew Brees says that the commissioner's power needs to change when it comes to punishing players and teams.
Drew Brees disagrees with shortened overtime
Drew Brees says that a shortened overtime period will create more ties and that the college system is something players would embrace.
Vance Joseph: Decision-making will be “biggest factor” in QB competition
The Broncos aren’t putting a timetable on their quarterback decision and coach Vance Joseph says he’s “not opposed” to the competition running all the way up to the start of the...
Omalu on Gisele: “She’s an angel of truth”
Since Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, told CBS This Morning that Brady had a concussion last year and has had other concussions, neither the Patriots nor Brady have said...
Hamilton Tiger-Cats have CFL rights to Kaepernick, Manziel, RGIII
One Canadian Football League has squatted on the rights to three of football’s highest-profile unemployed quarterbacks. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the CFL rights to Colin Kaepernick, Johnny Manziel...
No denials of Derek Carr discontent, yet
Wednesday’s early-morning top story in the NFL regarding a high-profile AFC quarterback quickly was supplanted by a story regarding a higher-profile AFC quarterback. And while the question of whether...
Eagles waive defensive lineman Charles Walker
Charles Walker’s stay in Philadelphia was a short one. The Eagles announced that they cut the rookie defensive tackle, to create the roster spot needed to make the LeGarrette Blount signing official....
Eric Ebron premature in saying won't miss NFL game
The Detroit Lions tight end is premature in saying that he will miss the birth of his child for a NFL game.
Patriots, Tom Brady concussion timeline puzzling
The Tom Brady concussion timeline is puzzling to Scott Zolak and questions when exactly the concussion could have happened.
Alex Smith understands why Chiefs drafted Mahomes
Alex Smith says he gets why the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes, another young quarterback that could be eying the starting role.
Kirk Cousins' contract approach is paying off
Kirk Cousins says that he is "in a good place" with his contract negotiations as he differs from typical quarterback deals.
Shortened overtime could lead to more ties
The NFL owners are reportedly expected to shorten overtime to 10 minutes, but the change will create unintended consequences.
Bud Grant calls final garage sale 'Americana'
Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant discusses the nostalgia, strict prices and family aspects involved with his final garage sale.
Stranger at gas station led to Boston picking L.A.
Chargers safety Tre Boston says that a chance encounter with a stranger at a gas station was the real reason behind his decision to choose Los Angeles.
Marcus Mariota showing greater upside than Luck
Mike Florio says that he would rather build his team around Marcus Mariota than Andrew Luck and picks his top team in the AFC South.
Patriots put in tough spot with concussion story
Don't expect the Patriots or Tom Brady to go out of their way to discuss the comments made by Gisele Bundchen, says Mike Florio.
Matt Forte: Everybody was out there as an individual last year
Over the course of their dismal 2016 season, the Jets had their share of drama in the locker room although coach Todd Bowles and others in the organization did their best to argue it wasn’t impacting...
Washington hopeful Junior Galette will be ready for training camp
Washington coach Jay Gruden’s hopeful that a pair of veterans coming off major injuries are getting closer to contributing again. Via Nora Princiotti of the Washington Times, Gruden seemed optimistic...
Vince Wilfork taking his time on retirement decision
Longtime NFL defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is unsigned and has appeared content with all he’s accomplished on the field, but he’s not ready to say that he’s retired just yet. Wilfork said...
Ravens have all their draft picks signed
The Ravens signed five of their seven draft picks a few days after the draft, leaving only their two third-round picks without contracts. That changed on Wednesday. Both defensive lineman Chris Wormley and...
Thursday morning one-liners
The Bills seem to be on the right track, but forgive their fans if that sounds familiar. Those who pan the Dolphins’ offseason are themselves panned locally. The Patriots may benefit from losing RB...
Chargers sign fourth-rounder Rayshawn Jenkins
The Chargers are down to one unsigned draft pick. Fourth-round safety Rayshawn Jenkins agreed to a four-year deal with the team that was announced on Wednesday night. That leaves third-round guard Dan...
Should overtime be shortened?
Regardless of whether you love or hate or otherwise don’t care about the PFT proposal to enhance overtime by adopting a two-point conversion shootout, the issue came up only because the NFL is...
Colts sign fourth-rounder Marlon Mack
The Colts got closer to wrapping up their draft class, signing fourth-round pick Marlon Mack. The former South Florida running back was taken 143rd overall, and has a chance to develop behind Frank Gore and...
Alex Smith has been in this situation before, gets it
Alex Smith knows it can be an awkward dance. The good news is, he’s heard this song before, so he knows the steps. The Chiefs quarterback admitted it was a little unusual for his team to have traded...
Detroit preparing bids for future Super Bowls, NFL drafts
The Lions want both the Super Bowl and the NFL draft in Detroit. Lions President Rod Wood confirmed that the team plans to put in bids for the next available Super Bowl, which is in 2022 after Minnesota,...
Browns sign seventh-round kicker Zane Gonzalez
One of just three kickers selected in the NFL Draft, seventh-round pick Zane Gonzalez has signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. Gonzalez won the Lou Groza Award for the best...
Seahawks sign sixth-round pick Mike Tyson
The Seattle Seahawks signed sixth-round cornerback Mike Tyson to a four-year rookie contract on Wednesday. Tyson, selected with the 187th overall pick of the draft out of Cincinnati, is expected to play...
Bud Grant joins PFT Live on Thursday
Hall of Fame Vikings coach Bud Grant launched on Wednesday his final garage sale, with several hundred fans already showing up to buy a memory from one of the greatest eras in team history. Before the event...
Michael Floyd’s remaining DUI sentence transferred to Minnesota
As Vikings receiver Michael Floyd serves out a sentence of house arrest, he has gotten a sliver of good news. Via multiple reports, the sentence has been transferred from Arizona to Minnesota. The move...
Andrew Hawkins works out for Patriots
It’s a busy time in the life of free agent receiver Andrew Hawkins. We noted earlier today that Hawkins got his master’s degree from Columbia. Field Yates of ESPN also reports that Hawkins...
Eric Ebron won’t miss a game for the birth of his son
The topic of NFL players missing games for the birth of a child has been controversial for decades, at least since the Houston Oilers threatened to fine and suspend offensive lineman David Williams for...
Patriots release tight end Rob Housler
The Patriots cut another tight end Wednesday, making it a good thing they keep plenty around. According to Phil Perry of, the Patriots released veteran Rob Housler with a failed physical...
Jamaal Charles no lock to make the Broncos’ roster
The Broncos are planning a committee approach at running back this season. But will Jamaal Charles be part of that committee? Not necessarily. Longtime Denver reporter Mike Klis of KUSA puts Charles’...
JuJu Smith-Schuster signs rookie deal with Steelers
The Steelers have their fifth member of the 2017 draft class under contract. The team announced on Wednesday that second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster has agreed to a four-year contract with the team....
NFL: No sign Tom Brady complained of concussion symptoms
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen was a guest on CBS This Morning on Wednesday and told Charlie Rose during an interview that her husband suffered a concussion during the 2016...
Steelers cut Mel Blount’s son, sign a pair of players
Cornerback Mel Blount had a Hall of Fame career with the Steelers, but his son’s stay with the team didn’t work out quite so grandly. Linebacker Akil Blount was signed by the team in February...
Jacquies Smith signs RFA tender with Bucs
Restricted free agent defensive end Jacquies Smith took a visit with the 49ers in March, but didn’t get an offer sheet from G.M. John Lynch so there was little doubt about where he’s be playing...
Leonard Fournette signs rookie deal with Jaguars
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said recently that even though running back Leonard Fournette showed the team enough to be the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft, he needs to show them more before he...
Bengals sign fourth-rounder Josh Malone
The Bengals had a big draft class this year with 11 players joining the team and they continued making their way through signing them on Wednesday. The team announced that they have signed fourth-round wide...
Sashi Brown: Caleb Brantley must grow as a person from this situation
Browns rookie defensive tackle Caleb Brantley won’t be facing battery charges in Florida after being the subject of a complaint alleging he knocked a woman unconscious with a punch during an...
After a rough childhood, Mike Evans uses football camp to give back
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a childhood that’s hard to imagine. His mother got pregnant with him when she was 14. His father stayed with his mother but was physically abusive, once going...
Falcons have Sean Lissemore in for a visit
The Falcons may still be in the market for veteran help on their defensive line. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team has Sean Lissemore in for a visit on Wednesday. Lissemore did not play for...
Bills hire Cardinals scout Malik Boyd as director of pro personnel
New Bills General Manager Brandon Beane continued to add to his personnel department. The team announced they hired Malik Boyd from the Cardinals to be their director of pro personnel. Beane told the team...
Kirk Cousins says he’s “in a good place right now”
Washington coach Jay Gruden said he wasn’t worrying about Kirk Cousins‘ contract situation, preferring to stay focused on the present. And even though there’s legitimate reason for...
Jason McCourty likes what’s “brewing” in Cleveland
Jason McCourty can smell what the Browns are cooking. He signed a contract there anyway. “After taking my visit it became clear what is brewing within this organization in Cleveland,” Jason McCourty said in...
Tre Boston saw God at a gas station, signed with the Chargers
There are a couple of different ways to look at this one. One could say that a simple act of kindness set lucky Tre Boston down a new path, and to the other side of the country and a bright future. Or one...
Daryl Washington: I’m a better player and person than before
Linebacker Daryl Washington is a free agent after being released by the Cardinals last week, leaving him in need to find a new team to play for if he is going to continue the NFL career put on hold before...
Mark Cuban admits to tanking; what if an NFL owner would do the same?
For professional sports teams that know they won’t be qualifying for the postseason, the reward for winning games is losing potential draft position. And so there’s a temptation to tank, even in...
Caleb Brantley’s battery complaint has been dismissed
The Browns drafted defensive tackle Caleb Brantley in the sixth round of last month’s draft despite a battery complaint resulting from an incident that allegedly included Brantley punching a woman....
Andrew Hawkins gets an Ivy League master’s degree
Free agent receiver Andrew Hawkins hasn’t signed with anyone since the Browns cut him in February, but he’s been busy. Hawkins revealed on Instagram today that he has received his master’s...
Joe Thomas: It will be fun helping Myles Garrett develop
Left tackle Joe Thomas has spent a long time playing for the Browns and he’s seen a lot of high draft picks come through the doors over that span without seeing the team rise in the standings. Thomas...
Report: Owners are expected to reduce overtime to 10 minutes
NFL owners reportedly were expected to reduce preseason and regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes in March. They didn’t. Now, according to Judy Battista of NFL Media, NFL owners...
Dungy: Kaepernick's talent isn't worth headache
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy explains that Colin Kaepernick's limited skill set and controversial baggage is the reason why he remains unsigned.
One year later, Tom Brady’s 2016 concussion remarks take on new meaning
In May 2017, Tom Brady’s wife has made waves regarding her contention that the Patriots quarterback had a concussion last year and has had other concussions. The remarks put May 2016 comments from...
Raiders, Carr's contract highlight Wednesday's PFT
The logic behind the Raiders' move to Las Vegas along with the status of their quarterback Derek Carr's contract leads Wednesday's PFT show.
Texans' Vince Wilfork hasn't decided on retirement
Houston Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork says he is still considering whether or not to retire and also weighs in on Tom Brady's future and what went wrong with Brock Osweiler.
Report: LeGarrette Blount had offers from Cardinals and Giants
With LeGarrette Blount deciding to take the Eagles’ offer this morning, one of the more interesting subplots might be the teams he spurned. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the veteran...
Westbrook: Kaepernick's baggage outweighs talent
Former Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook believes that most NFL teams have avoided signing Colin Kaepernick because he isn't talented enough to get over baggage.
Raiders' move to Las Vegas was too hard to pass on
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban criticized the Raiders' decision to move to Las Vegas but Mike Florio says there's plenty of reasons why the relocation makes sense.
Dungy on Brady concussions: NFL isn't responsible
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy weighs in on Gisele's revelation on Tom Brady having concussions, saying players are always going to try to play through injuries.
HOF coach Bud Grant holds final garage sale
Legendary former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant will hold his final garage sale at age 90. Mike Florio reflects on the underrated career of Grant.
Gap between Seahawks, Cardinals is wide
The Cardinals regressed 2016 and there are some major questions surrounding Carson Palmer and the offense as a whole entering the 2017 season.
LeGarrette Blount signing with Eagles
Running back LeGarrette Blount’s time as a free agent lasted a bit longer than expected, but it has come to an end. The Eagles announced on Wednesday that they have signed Blount. Ian Rapoport of NFL...
Will Cowboys avoid a letdown season?
The Cowboys over/under win total for 2017 in Las Vegas is 9.5, which seems low, but Dallas has struggled to put together back-to-back winning seasons in the past.
Vince Wilfork hasn’t made up his mind about retiring
Last month, Texans General Manager Rick Smith said that his expectation is that defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is retiring after spending the last two seasons in Houston. That fits with what Wilfork said...
Will Lynch, Peterson put up big numbers in 2017?
Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson will suit up in new uniforms in 2017, but how will they fare? Mike Florio and Brian Westbrook discuss.
Carson Palmer limiting throws in offseason
Carson Palmer is no spring chicken, which is why he is choosing not to ramp up his offseason workouts in May. Mike Florio wonders if this is a sign that Palmer is close to retirement.
Jay Gruden isn't worried about Kirk Cousins
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he's not thinking about Kirk Cousins beyond the 2017 season. Mike Florio explains why this is a mistake.
Tom Brady’s wife: He had a concussion last year, has had other concussions
Officially, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has never had a concussion. Unofficially, it appears that he has. Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, appeared on CBS This Morning and had this to say to Charlie...
Raiders under pressure to get Derek Carr deal done
The Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr is reportedly frustrated by the pace of negotiations on a new contract. Mike Florio wonders how much the team is willing to offer him
How should NFL determine draft order?
The team with the worst record in the NFL gets the first overall pick the next season, but Mike Florio isn't a fan of that system and would rather see this format instead.
Vikings sign Will Sutton
Defensive tackle Will Sutton won’t be with the Bears in 2017, but he may be facing them twice. Sutton was released by the Bears earlier this month, but his time on the unemployment line has come to an...
Gisele causes problems for Brady, Pats
Gisele Bundchen might have inadvertently created problems for her husband, Tom Brady, and the Patriots by revealing that the star QB has had multiple concussions.