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Eagles strike new deal with Nick Foles
One of the questions heading into the offseason was whether the Eagles would consider trading quarterback Nick Foles, but no one hit the “high price tag” the team said it would take to move the...
Raiders have had talks with Amari Cooper’s agent
Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie didn’t want to talk about anything other than the draft when he met the media today, but he did allow that he’s had some contact with wide receiver Amari Cooper....
Josh Allen had seven visits, one private workout
Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen enters the draft as possibly the first overall pick. In advance of the selection process, he visited with seven total teams. In an interview that will be included later today...
Report: Chuck Pagano will serve as NFL consultant
Chuck Pagano will return to the NFL this season, but he won’t be on the sideline. Pagano will take the fall off from coaching, instead working for the league as a consultant during the 2018 season,...
Report: Giants not “currently” interested in Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant has worked out with Odell Beckham this week and has expressed a desire to play for the Giants. But it takes two to do a deal, and the Giants don’t seem interested. According to Ian Rapoport...
Report: Giants trade Riley Dixon for conditional seventh-round pick
The Broncos have found a trade partner for Riley Dixon after all. Denver began shopping Dixon after signing Marquette King in free agency. The Broncos found a taker in the Giants, who traded a conditional...
Chiefs expect to improve their defense in the draft
The Chiefs aren’t making a big secret of what they want to do in next week’s draft. “I don’t think as an evaluator, as a personnel member, you’re ever happy with your team unless you win a Super...
Ahman Green avoids jail time in plea agreement
Former NFL running back Ahman Green avoided jail time with a plea agreement that dismissed a felony child-abuse charge, the Associated Press reports. Green, 41, pleaded no contest to criminal damage to...
Bears cut Mekale McKay, sign Nicholas Williams
The Bears waived receiver Mekale McKay and signed defensive end Nicholas Williams on Friday. Williams, 28, has not played in the NFL since 2016 when he played in five games with the Chiefs and five games...
Baker Mayfield in his documentary: I want to go No. 1 overall
Baker Mayfield has had a camera crew documenting his journey since the Rose Bowl loss to Georgia. He began working out with hopes of being the top choice in the 2018 draft. That’s how the first 8-...
David Johnson, Josh Allen, and more on Friday’s PFT PM
A week after seriously considering pulling the plug on the PFT PM podcast, the show has completed the goal of five episodes in five days. We saved the best for last. Joining the show Friday are Cardinals...
Report: Shaq Barrett will sign restricted tender with Broncos on Monday
Outside linebacker Shaq Barrett will sign his restricted free agent tender Monday, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports. The Broncos placed a second-round tender worth $2.19 million on Barrett. Only Barrett,...
Jaguars don’t see any glaring needs with draft approaching
The Jaguars hold the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft and it might take them a moment or too to get used to those surroundings. It’s the first time that the team has been drafting outside...
Mike Mayock doesn’t see an Andrew Luck or Carson Wentz among this QB class
This quarterback class has gotten much attention with at least five expected to go in the first round, including four in the top 10 and possibly even the top five. But NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock...
Panthers tight end Kent Taylor suspended for PED test
It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s suspension time. The latest is Panthers reserve tight end Kent Taylor, who will be ineligible for the first four regular season games because of a...
Allen bothered by completion percentage critique
Josh Allen discusses why he does not like it when he hears criticisms of his completion percentage at Wyoming.
Oakland City Council to vote on possible lawsuit against Raiders on May 1
The Raiders will begin later this year what could be there last year in Oakland. The powers-that-be in Oakland could be doing something about it. Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Daily reports that the...
Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers suspended four games for PED violation
The Vikings won’t have linebacker Kentrell Brothers in the lineup for the first four games of the 2018 season. The NFL announced on Friday that Brothers has been suspended four games for violating the...
Jason Witten understands if Cowboys use an early pick on TE
The Cowboys lost James Hanna to retirement Friday. Rico Gathers missed last season with a concussion. Geoff Swaim missed seven games in 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle. Not to mention Jason Witten turns 36...
Tyler Gaffney returns to baseball after injury-filled NFL run
Tyler Gaffney tried his hand at making several NFL teams after being drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, but injuries stopped him from getting any regular season action. Gaffney...
Texans “optimistic” about signing Jadeveon Clowney to extension
There was a report in late March that the Texans and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney were making progress on talks about a contract extension, but they haven’t reached the finish line yet. General Manager...
Anthony Chickillo signs restricted tender to remain with Steelers
Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo signed his restricted tender Friday, a source tells PFT. The Steelers tendered Chickillo with an original round tender worth $1.907 million for the 2018 season. He was...
Broncos center Matt Paradis signs RFA tender
Today’s the deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet with another team. But the ones who weren’t going to now have no reason not to sign with their existing team. That’s...
Chris Ballard: Trade with Jets shows our confidence in Andrew Luck
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard held his pre-draft press conference on Friday, but one of the leading topics of conversation had to do with the team’s top pick in the 2012 draft. It’s hard...
Luke McCown announces retirement
The NFL is down to one McCown brother. In a letter posted to agent Mike McCartney’s Twitter account on Friday, Luke McCown announced his retirement as an active player. McCown thanked family, friends...
Browns release Corey White, Reggie Porter
The Browns will be adding rookies to their roster in next week’s draft and they made some room for new arrivals on Friday. The team announced that they have released defensive back Corey White and...
Browns want Josh Allen, or they want everyone to think it
As the Browns keep their cards close to the vest regarding plans for the first overall pick in the draft, the Browns may have accidentally given everyone a peak at their hand. And it relates to the hand....
Orlando Pace tells rookie class of his path to the Hall of Fame–and Kurt Warner’s
In the 1997 NFL draft, the Rams took Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace with the first overall pick. Pace is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the same time, a former Northern Iowa quarterback...
Cowboys put James Hanna on reserve/retired list
Jason Witten will be back with the Cowboys in 2018, but another one of the team’s tight ends is retiring. The Cowboys confirmed that they are placing James Hanna on the reserve/retired list shortly...
Marijuana testing period opens today, 4/20
The NFL either has a great sense of humor or an unintended flair for the ironic. Regardless, it’s April 20 (as in 4/20), and the NFL’s annual drug-testing period is officially open. For players...
Texans prefer trading down to trading up
The Texans traded up in the first round of the draft last year in order to select quarterback Deshaun Watson, but General Manager Brian Gaine said he was more open to moving the other way this year. Gaine...
David Johnson reflects on NFL draft experience
Cardinals RB David Johnson looks back on his NFL draft experience, his recovery process from a broken wrist and shares his excitement for playing with his new teammates.
Mike Hughes telling teams about sexual assault accusation at North Carolina
Every year, a talented player begins to slip on draft night and people on the outside begin to wonder why. Generally, it’s because the people on the inside are privy to information about character or...
Philip Rivers: We have to embrace six-week stretch without L.A. game
The Chargers are not considered one of the handful of teams who will play three straight road games during the 2018 season, but only because of a technicality. They play at home against the Raiders in Week...
Can Trubisky take a step forward in 2018?
The NFC North could have the best quarterbacks in the NFL next season if Mitchell Trubisky can prove he is a deserving franchise quarterback.
Mariota's health pushed Titans to talk to Jackson
Marcus Mariota's health could push the Tennessee Titans to evaluate drafting Lamar Jackson.
Falcons open to trading up
The Atlanta Falcons may have a specific player in mind in the first round, and if he falls, expect them to be one of the teams that could trade up.
Eli Manning standing trial for memorabilia fraud
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will stand trial for alleged memorabilia fraud.
Raiders-Broncos on Christmas Eve could be classic
Jon Gruden and the Raiders hosting the division-rival Broncos on Christmas Eve could be one of the memorable games of the NFL season.
Ravens sign Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to offer sheet
The Ravens aren’t finished trying to rebuild their receiving corps. According to multiple reports, which PFT has confirmed, the Ravens have signed Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to a two-...
Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal
The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC...
Seattle still open to Colin Kaepernick
The Seattle Seahawks say they're still open to having conversations with Colin Kaepernick, but there could be a legal reason for the discussions.
NFL adding rest disparity into scheduling process
The NFL is now factoring rest disparity into the schedule now and it will be a fascinating case study.
Allen is a risky pick for teams in NFL draft
Teams atop the NFL Draft board like the Browns and Giants are searching for a quarterback, but they should be wary of Josh Allen.
Peyton in play for TV once Eli retires
Peyton Manning doesn't want to call games involving his brother, Eli, but that could change once the youngest Manning leaves the game.
Texans don’t plan to negotiate in regular season under new G.M.
The Texans don’t really have much excitement to talk about next week, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have business to do. And their new General Manager’s sending out word that...
Tough early games benefit Mahomes, Chiefs
Chiefs rookie Patrick Mahomes will be tested right out of the gate in 2018, but a front-loaded schedule also helps Kansas City as teams have less film on Mahomes.
NFL may think about flexing MNF
Flexing NFL games to different days may open Monday Night Football up to the possibility of moving games.
Add Colts G.M. to the list of people who will trade down
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has already traded down once, and is willing to do it again. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ballard said he’s amenable to the idea of moving down from the...
Did Giants cut Marshall to make room for Dez?
The New York Giants cut Brandon Marshall and it's not coincidental that he was cut after Dez Bryant was let go by the Dallas Cowboys.
Jaguars deserve more primetime games next season
The Jaguars have just one guaranteed primetime game next season, which they might see as a sign of disrespect from the league office.
Leighton Vander Esch had a busy pre-draft travel schedule
Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is a man in demand as the draft approaches. Vander Esch made 11 pre-draft visits in 14 days, a fact that he confirmed during a Friday visit to PFT Live. He didn...
2018 NFL Draft: NFC South team needs
Josh Norris looks at what the Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers and Falcons need heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.