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Panthers sign receiver Trevor Graham
With players set to report to training camp on Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers made one last addition to their roster before getting their season preparations underway. The Panthers announced Monday they...
Plaxico Burress, Tommy Kelly join Cardinals as coaching interns
Former receiver Plaxico Burress and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly have joined the Arizona Cardinals for training camp as coaching interns on Bruce Arians’ staff. According to Craig Grialou of...
Saints activate Travin Dural from non-football injury list
The New Orleans Saints had placed wide receiver Travin Dural on the non-football injury as rookies reported to training camp last week. The stay on the NFI list ultimately ended up being a short one. Dural...
Chargers interested in Griffin but not Kaepernick
When other quarterbacks get workouts or sign contracts with teams instead of Colin Kaepernick, there are semi-plausible ways to distinguish the situation based on football principles. When Robert Griffin...
David Irving on his suspension: I made the mistake
Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving thought the NFL had erred when he received word of a failed drug test. “I was pretty upset,” Irving said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News....
Jaylon Smith’s nerve shows improvement as Cowboys have high hopes for LB
Jaylon Smith’s latest electromyogram (EMG) test showed improvement in the nerve, and though it still may be months before the linebacker’s peroneal nerve fully regenerates, it was good news....
Andy Reid to Tamba Hali: Let’s just talk about it
Andy Reid appreciates Tamba Hali’s love for the game, but the Chiefs coach isn’t promising the linebacker’s playing time will increase this season. “The one thing you love about Tamba is...
Unenforceable rule may become relevant to Gareon Conley’s contract
With Raiders first-round cornerback Gareon Conley unsigned and still under investigation for rape, the team and the player have a problem. How do they work out a deal with a cloud still lingering that could...
Jourdan Lewis’ attorney says Lewis merely threw pillows at accuser
While his Cowboys teammates practiced for the first time, rookie Jourdan Lewis was in Ann Arbor, Mich., as his domestic assault case began Monday with jury selection and opening statements. According to...
Mark Murphy: Packers will never give up a home date for an international game
The Packers accept the fact that the NFL won’t host a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field. And since the Packers won’t host a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field, they won’t have to automatically...
Tony Sparano happy with his Vikings OL after injury-plagued 2016
The best thing about this year is it’s not last year for the Vikings offensive line. Minnesota used 12 players and eight different starting combinations in its line last season. In two games last...
Robert Griffin III gets a workout with the Chargers
With training camps opening around the NFL, Robert Griffin III has finally drawn some interest. Griffin will work out for the Chargers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It’s the first report...
Gerald McCoy has a tweet storm of his own
Another day, another disgruntled defensive player taking his displeasure to social media. Two days after veteran Chiefs pass rusher Tamba Hali vented on Twitter about a lack of playing time in the playoffs...
Cowboys cut Lucky Whitehead, whose agent says wasn’t in Va. at time of supposed arrest
The Cowboys cut Lucky Whitehead, even though the receiver’s agent said Whitehead wasn’t in Virginia at the time of his supposed arrest. Whitehead’s agent, Dave Rich, showed NFL Network...
Antonio Brown has another message for Le’Veon Bell
The Steelers don’t need to spend much time trying to persuade running back Le’Veon Bell to sign his franchise tender. Receiver Antonio Brown is doing the heavy lifting for them. After public...
Patriots place Dont’a Hightower, Alan Branch on PUP
The Patriots placed linebacker Dont’a Hightower and defensive tackle Alan Branch on the physically unable to perform list. Hightower missed the offseason program with an undisclosed injury. He missed...
Saints bring back Michael Mauti, place four on PUP list
Linebacker Michael Mauti’s 2016 season with the Saints ended early when he had surgery to treat ulcerative colitis, which he said was the best move for his long-term health and would not stop him from...
John Elway: This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me
The Broncos officially announced the signing of John Elway to a new five-year contract through 2021. “We’re pleased to reach an agreement on a five-year contract with John to continue leading our football...
When will Cowboys hold misbehaving players “accountable”?
On Sunday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett addressed the issue of players getting in trouble. And then word emerged on Monday of yet another player getting in trouble. “There’s a standard that we have here with...
Report: Greg Olsen won’t hold out
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen wants a contract that he feels has a better ratio of productivity to compensation and he didn’t rule out holding out of training camp in order to press his case, but it...
Saints WR Willie Snead signs tender
Saints receiver Willie Snead already said he would report to training camp with his teammates. He still wants a long-term deal, but Snead signed the exclusive rights free agent offer Monday, protecting him...
Panthers fire longtime pro personnel director Mark Koncz
The Panthers fired longtime pro personnel director Mark Koncz, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. Former General Manager Dave Gettleman promoted Koncz to director of player personnel in...
Mark Murphy says Pro Bowl may stay in Orlando
On the same day the Packers CEO Mark Murphy made a roundabout guarantee about his team’s possible appearance in the Super Bowl, he made another attention-grabbing remark about the future of the game...
John Elway signs contract extension
John Elway will continue to run the Broncos for years to come. Elway, the Hall of Famer who led the Broncos to two titles as a quarterback before coming back to run the front office and leading them to...
Broncos place Shaquil Barrett, Jake Butt, Chad Kelly on NFI list
Two of the Broncos’ eight draft picks will open their first NFL training camp on the non-football injury list. The Broncos announced on Monday that tight end Jake Butt and quarterback Chad Kelly will...
Eagles sign Canadian rugby player Adam Zaruba
The Eagles signed a tight end on Monday who will need to brush up on more than just his playbook in order to make the team this summer. Adam Zaruba is trying to make the jump from a spot on Canada’s...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 3: Green Bay Packers
Seven years ago, the Packers barely made it to the playoffs. And then they went on the road for three straight playoff games, made it to the Super Bowl, and won the whole damn thing. Since then, the Packers...
Chiefs DL Chris Jones will start on PUP after knee surgery
Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, according to Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star....
Bills visit with Roy Miller, Devon Still and Leger Douzable
The Bills had wide receiver Anquan Boldin in for a visit on Monday and he wasn’t the only veteran free agent meeting with the team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that defensive linemen Roy Miller...
Veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers visiting Cardinals
There are still a few free agents on the market who can be of service to teams, but time is drawing short to get them into camp. One of them appears to be closer to finding a home. According to Adam...
Eagles will “continue to look” for cornerbacks during camp
The Eagles made some roster moves on Sunday to set up their roster for training camp and two of them included cornerbacks. They cut Dwayne Gratz and placed second-round pick Sidney Jones on the non-football...
Lucky Whitehead on shoplifting charge: I didn’t even know about that
Lucy Whitehead said he was unaware he had a warrant issued for his arrest after failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge. “I didn’t even know about that,” the Cowboys receiver...
Gareon Conley remains under investigation for rape
As the Raiders’ rookies report to training camp, a legal cloud hangs over first-round draft pick Gareon Conley. Just days before the draft, a woman told police that Conley raped her in a Cleveland...
Cowboys featured in ad opposing Bathroom Bill
The Cowboys are working behind the scenes, opposing the passage of the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. A special legislative session is...
Packers apparently will have to beat out every other NFL team to host draft
Every team apparently has a desire to host the NFL Draft, according to Packers CEO Mark Murphy. Murphy told shareholders Monday that every NFL city, plus Canton, Ohio, has bid to host the draft. The Packers...
Adolphus Washington pleads not guilty on concealed firearm charge
With the Bills set to start training camp this week, defensive tackle Adolphus Washington took care of some legal business on Monday. Washing was arrested in Cincinnati earlier this month and charged with ...
Cowboys’ Lucky Whitehead arrested, warrant issued for shoplifting
Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead was reportedly arrested for shoplifting last month, then had a warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court to answer for the charge. Whitehead...
Clayton Geathers will be on PUP list to start regular season
The Colts won’t have safety Clayton Geathers in the lineup for the first six weeks of the regular season. General Manager Chris Ballard said Monday that Geathers will go on the physically unable to...
Willie Snead says he’ll be at camp on Thursday
Saints wide receiver Willie Snead has not signed the exclusive rights free agent offer that the team tendered early this offseason and made no bones about his desire for a different deal than the one-year...
Linebacker Zach Orr visiting Texans today
Zach Orr’s quest to get back into the league after initially announcing his retirement earlier this offseason has taken him to Houston. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the former...
Andrew Luck to open Colts camp on PUP
The good news is Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is throwing footballs again. The bad news is he’s not ready to start training camp with the rest of his teammates. Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis...
Mark Murphy presumes a Super Bowl appearance for the Packers
The Packers haven’t been to the Super Bowl since 2010. Their CEO thinks that streak will end in 2017. “It’s going to be a lot of fun for all our fans to drive across the state when we...
Who are the quarterbacks on the hot seat entering 2017?
Monday’s PFT Live included two hours with Barstool Big Cat of the Pardon My Take podcast, and we devoted a segment to an exercise in identifying quarterbacks facing the proverbial hook in 2017. We...
Jordan Matthews, Jordan Hicks to be limited early in camp
A pair of Eagles with the same first name and different injury concerns are going to be limited participants when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp later this week. Coach Doug...
Vikings place Latavius Murray on PUP, Sharrif Floyd on NFI
The Vikings have made some of the initial roster designations that every team makes, every year as camp opens. In Minnesota, the most significant name is the one that hasn’t appeared yet. The team has...
Clark Hunt: Brett Veach has control of 53-man roster
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt shed some light on his decision to dismiss John Dorsey and promote Brett Veach to the General Manager job during a press conference on Monday. Hunt said that there wasn’t a...
Saints want to see rookie Ryan Ramczyk at left tackle before moving others
The Saints are forced to adjust on the offensive line, with Terron Armstead expected to miss a large portion of the season after shoulder surgery in June. But they’re going to see if their latest...
Michael Irvin will hold a press conference regarding dismissal of criminal case
It felt like the end, but in many ways it’s just the beginning. With prosecutors in Broward County deciding not to charge Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin with sexual assault, Irvin has decided to...
Best of PFT: Jerry Jones backing Zeke
Jerry Jones' is going to continue to fight for Ezekiel Elliott and Antonio Brown understands just how important Le'Veon Bell is for the Steelers.
Giants wideout Roger Lewis’ OVI charges dismissed
Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis got training camp off to a good start before he even showed up. According to Jordan Raanan of, Lewis had a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired dismissed...
Falcons would love to have Devonta Freeman deal done by Thursday
The Falcons hold their first practice of training camp on Thursday morning, which doesn’t leave much time for running back Devonta Freeman and the team to agree on a contract extension before camp...
Patriots have to make QB decision in 2018
The Patriots will have to pay Jimmy Garoppolo more than Tom Brady if they want to keep both quarterbacks in 2018, which is unlikely to happen.
Calvin Johnson unlikely to return to NFL
The Lions may have invited Calvin Johnson to training camp, but from a physical standpoint, it's hard to imagine him playing in the NFL again.
Jarvis Landry, Dolphins have yet to swap contract proposals
Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is eligible for a new contract. But the team has yet to make him an offer. And there’s no indication that the team will be doing so any time soon. So why haven’t...
Sherman's PR campaign proves Seahawks had issues
Richard Sherman says he's on good terms with Russsell Wilson despite not being close, which unintentionally confirms some of the rumored tensions with the Seattle Seahawks.
Mathis has a valid point about Colts' missed SBs
Retired linebacker Robert Mathis admits the Colts should've won more Super Bowls, which Mike Florio believes is a valid point.
Zeke might face short suspension as a lesson
The NFL may hand down a short suspension to the Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott to teach him a lesson about not putting himself in bad situations again.
Palmer still trying to move on from 2016 meltdown
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer insists his zip is back but Mike Florio explains why the veteran might not be able to get past his letdown against the Panthers in the 2016 playoffs.
Dak Prescott ready for Cowboys to take next step
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott discusses what he's done in the offseason to become a better player, why he wants Dallas' offense to stretch the field this year.
Bills announce Anquan Boldin is visiting on Monday
Word came at the end of last week that veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin would be visiting with the Bills this week and the team confirmed it by announcing Boldin is in Buffalo to meet with the team on...
Michael Irvin won’t be charged with sexual assault
More than a month after Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin and his lawyer held a press conference aimed at lobbying for prosecutors to not charge Irvin with sexual assault, the case is finally closed. Via...
Jason Garrett has no real authority at Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he will hold players accountable but considering Jerry Jones' influence, that's is very unlikely.
PFT preseason power rankings No. 4: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers have six Super Bowl trophies. They’d likely have more but for the team that has won five in the last 16 years. And in a year that the Patriots hope to match the Steelers at six, the...
Vikings sign a tackle to bring roster to 90 players
The Vikings have brought their roster to the maximum of 90 players with training camp kicking off this week. The team announced on Monday that they have signed tackle Arturo Uzdavinis to a contract. He will...
Good or bad, Jerry Jones is happy with publicity
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is totally fine with people talking about his team in a positive or negative way, just as long as the team's popularity doesn't fade.
Garoppolo replacing Brady in 2018 makes sense
The Patriots will eventually have to make a decision on Tom Brady, and the logical choice will be to hand the reins over to Jimmy Garoppolo.
Packers shareholders meet on Monday
If you own one or more shares of non-stock stock in the Green Bay Packers, today’s the one day per year that the investment becomes more tangible than the piece of paper framed in your den. Today...
Quarterbacks on hot seat entering training camp
The Texans moved up to draft Deshaun Watson in the first round, which means it's only a matter of time before he takes Tom Savage's place as the starting QB.
How NFLPA could get NFL back to bargaining table
The NFLPA's new message is "Save now. Fight later," but Mike Florio explains how the player's association could fight now.
Glennon might benefit from inevitable benching
Bears quarterback Mike Glennon knows he will eventually be benched for Mitchell Trubisky, but that might actually help him play better.
Is Bridgewater still the Vikings' QB of future?
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will enter training camp on the PUP list, but that doesn't mean he'll be on it when the season stars.
Bell deserves guaranteed money from Steelers
The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell shouldn't have to settle for the franchise tag because of his value beyond the running back position.
Broncos must solve QB conundrum soon
Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian are locked in a battle for the Broncos' starting QB job, but who has the advantage?
Larry Fitzgerald isn't thinking about retirement
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald says he isn't thinking about retiring after the 2017 season, but that could just be a way to deflect the narrative of his final season away from the team.
Steelers unveil uniform patch in honor of the late Dan Rooney
Longtime Steelers chairman Dan Rooney died at the age of 84 in April and the team unveiled a patch that will be on all of their uniforms this season to commemorate what he meant to the organization. The...
DeAngelo Hall to open camp on the PUP list
Washington is hoping safety DeAngelo Hall is back to help stabilize the secondary this year, but he won’t be ready when camp opens. According to John Keim of, Hall and linebacker Harrison...
Dalvin Cook: I cannot compare myself to Adrian Peterson at all
The Vikings ended their working relationship with running back Adrian Peterson when they released the veteran early this offseason and part of the plan in the backfield with Peterson out of the picture is...
Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott is going to be better than last year
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was the breakout star of the NFL last season, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. That’s the word from Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones, who said Prescott is...
David Bruton retires after eight seasons
Safety David Bruton’s 2016 season came to an end after four games because of a concussion and those four contests will be the final ones of his NFL career. Bruton was released by the Redskins in...
Mike Glennon trying to stay in the moment
In May, Bears quarterback Mike Glennon was asked about the team trading up to draft Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick of the draft and Glennon said that “this year is my year” and...
Monday morning one-liners
What will the Bills do with DT Adolphus Washington? Dolphins WR DeVante Parker enters the 2017 season with high expectations. A look at the Patriots’ backfield options. A Jets-eye view of the AFC East...
Mike Zimmer expects Teddy Bridgewater to start camp on PUP list
The Vikings have been encouraged by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s return from last year’s traumatic knee injury. But they know he’s not quite ready for a full workload as camp opens....
Browns may make Duke Johnson their No. 1 slot receiver
Cleveland’s Duke Johnson is a running back, but he’s had more receiving yards than rushing yards in each of his first two NFL seasons. In his third season, he may not be a running back at all....
Jerrell Freeman saves fellow airline passenger with Heimlich
It’s a good thing Jerrell Freeman decided to have one last cheat meal before training camp. The Bears linebacker made a last-minute call for some brisket at the airport in Austin Sunday, when he...
Antonio Brown talked to Le’Veon Bell, declares: “We need him”
While some close to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell are pointing out that he may not show up for training camp without a new contract, others are making sure the Steelers know how important he is...
Who’s most responsible for Packers underachieving with Aaron Rodgers?
PFT Live returns at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio (7:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN), and with camps opening throughout the week we have a question regarding a team that last won a Super Bowl seven seasons ago. Who...
Cowboys hope to have extension for Zack Martin before camp ends
The Cowboys hope to have a contract extension with Zack Martin completed during training camp. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said he expects to meet with Martin’s agent, Tom Condon, while in...
NFLPA message: “Save now. Fight later”
At a time when NFL players seem to be realizing that better pay will come only through labor strife, the NFL Players Association has a message for its membership: “Save now. Fight later.” The...
Browns sign first-round pick Jabrill Peppers
With rookies arriving in Cleveland for the start of training camp on Sunday, the Browns have finally reached an agreement with first-round pick Jabrill Peppers. Peppers signed his contract with the Browns...
Larry Fitzgerald not thinking 2017 is his last, while acknowledging it could be
Larry Fitzgerald turns 34 next month. The Cardinals receiver reported to his 14th training camp still going strong, having caught 107 passes for 1,023 yards and six touchdowns last season. “I can...
Jerry Jones dismisses allegations from Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser
The initial quotes that emerged from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ Sunday remarks to the media suggested that he attached no credibility to the accusations made against running back Ezekiel Elliott....
Titans’ Sebastian Tretola suffers minor injury in shooting
Titans guard Sebastian Tretola suffered a minor injury early this morning when he was shot in the leg. The Titans released a statement saying Tretola was grazed by a bullet. “We are aware of the...
Eagles make moves as camp opens
The Eagles commence the process of digging out of the NFC East basement, where they landed with a respectable 7-9 record, by making some moves before the opening of camp. Gone is cornerback Dwayne Gratz,...
DeAndre Hopkins expected to report to Texans camp unlike Duane Brown
While the impasse between the Texans and left tackle Duane Brown likely will continue into training camp, receiver DeAndre Hopkins will report, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Hopkins...
Eagles still expected to cut Ryan Mathews, but not at this moment
The Eagles are still expected to cut Ryan Mathews, but just not yet, as they attempt to save some cash. According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, the veteran running back is expected to hang...
Jerry Jones reiterates support for Ezekiel Elliott
At a time when Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly bracing for a suspension, his boss may be bracing for a fight. Cowboys owner and G.M. Jerry Jones addressed with reporters on the first day of camp the one-year-...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 5: Oakland Raiders
The biggest news of the Raiders offseason had little to do with the team they’ll be putting on the field in September. That news was, of course, that they’ll be moving to Las Vegas after a long and...
Steve Atwater rejoins Broncos, in multiple roles
One of the greatest defensive players in Broncos history has returned to the team. Safety Steve Atwater will become both an insider for the team-owned website and the fan development manager, via Nicki...
Sam Bradford feels more comfortable in Vikings offense this year
Though it was hard to tell, Sam Bradford struggled to learn what was expected of him last year. But even with a mid-season change at coordinator complicating his hi-nice-to-meet-you first season with the...
OBJ visits Texas cancer patient, thanks to social media
Say what you will about social media, but it allows for connections to be made that previously were impossible. Case in point, via Through social media, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. learned...
Bills hoping Sammy Watkins is close to 100 percent for camp
The Bills are bringing veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin in for a visit Monday. But the receiver they most want to see next week is one already on their roster. One of the biggest questions for the Bills...
Richard Sherman confirms choice words in practice for Russell Wilson
The Seahawks may dispute talk of hard feelings in the locker room toward their quarterback, but one of their most prominent players doesn’t deny using a little locker-room talk toward Russell Wilson....
PFT Live returns Monday, with a vengeance
My mandatory vacation is nearly over. And while four weeks of the PFT Live podcast (plus several interviews during the break, including sit-downs with Dak Prescott, Bruce Arians, Adam Gase, Rob Ninkovich,...
Latavius Murray finds motivation in memory of friend
Vikings running back Latavius Murray was believed to be the successor to Adrian Peterson, until the team drafted Dalvin Cook. With Murray’s role now vague and undetermined, especially since he was...
Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser speaks out, a year after alleged abuse
A year after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott allegedly engaged in domestic violence five times in a six-day period, his accuser has spoken out. “Exactly 1 year ago today my life changed forever...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 6: Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott has proclaimed the Cowboys are going to win the NFC East again. If so, they will accomplish some things they haven’t in a long time. The Cowboys haven’t repeated as division champions since...
Carson Palmer believes he has more zip, velocity than a year ago
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes quarterback Carson Palmer wore out his arm during offseason workouts in 2016. This year, Palmer did a lot less — and he consequently has a lot more in the tank as...
Josh McCown respects Brandon Marshall’s dim view of the Jets
Former Jets receiver Brandon Marshall recently said he wouldn’t have made it through another season with the team “knowing that we didn’t have a chance.” The man who likely will be...
Bucs soon to begin effort to be “badass”
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter declared after the draft that he wants his team to be “badass.” The effort begins this week, with the NFL Films/HBO cameras rolling and microphones engaged. But...
Chargers’ Mike Williams denies he needs season-ending back surgery
Chargers first-round receiver Mike Williams is denying a report that he’ll need season-ending back surgery to repair a herniated disc. Appearing at Alshon Jeffery’s football camp, Williams told...
Deshaun Watson will take “open mind” and “open book” to training camp
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson embarks on his first NFL training camp next week, and he’s bringing the right attitude with him. “I just listen to all the veteran guys,” Watson said Saturday...
Does Belichick think Garoppolo will be the next Brady?
Tom Brady supposedly hopes to play for another five or six seasons. Jimmy Garoppolo has only one more season of a commitment to the Patriots. So how will this one play out? Coach Bill Belichick may...
Darren McFadden misses Cowboys’ team charter
Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will have to pay his own way to California. McFadden missed the team charter Saturday afternoon, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. He called team...
Lions hope to “ultimately” work out rift with Calvin Johnson
With the Lions and Barry Sanders renewing their relationship a generation after Sanders abruptly quit and the team made him pay back millions, the Lions now have only one former superstar player who retired...
Cardinals sign LB Tevin Floyd, release C Lucas Crowley
The Cardinals signed linebacker Tevin Floyd, releasing center Lucas Crowley to make room.   Floyd, a rookie free agent, started all 12 games last season at The Citadel, earning first-team All-Southern...
Darron Lee changes numbers
It’s a new year for former Jets first-round linebacker Darron Lee. And he’ll start it with a new number. Via the team’s official website, Lee will switch from 50 to 58. “It’s just all of...
Jalen Ramsey opens camp on PUP list
Second-year cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a top-five pick who faces high expectations in 2017, will start training camp with no practice. Via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Ramsey will be...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 7: Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are the only two teams in the NFL to have won at least one playoff game in each of the last five seasons. The Seahawks had few departures from last year’s...
Tamba Hali angry at lack of playing time in the playoffs
In the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Steelers, defensive end Tamba Hali barely played: His seven snaps against Pittsburgh were by far his fewest in any game of the 2016 season. Anger at that lack of...
Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald won’t play in Hall of Fame Game
The preseason is often a letdown, as fans get excited for the return of football only to watch a game featuring a bunch of third-string scrubs who will be bagging groceries by September. At least Cardinals...
UNLV hires high-priced lawyer to assist with Raiders negotiation
UNLV sees “no hurdles” in their negotiations with the Raiders for the new football stadium they’ll share, and they’ve hired a lawyer who charges $745  per hour to assist with the no...
The official PFT preseason power rankings landing page
The PFT preseason power rankings are entering the home stretch. Before seeing how it ends, why not go back to the beginning and review the full list? Teams No. 8 through 32 appear below. Below that, your...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 8: Kansas City Chiefs
While the Chiefs may not be knocking on the door of the Super Bowl, they’ve been loitering on the porch. For 2017, the question is whether they’re deliberately taking a few steps down toward the...
At age 40, Tom Brady may do what only Warren Moon has done before
On August 3 Tom Brady will turn 40, an age at which NFL quarterbacks have rarely been able to keep playing. But if Brady plays in 2017 at anywhere close to the same level he played in 2016, he’ll be...
Robert Mathis regrets winning only one ring in Indianapolis
Robert Mathis retired this year after a 14-year NFL career, all with the Colts. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl ring. But only one. As Mathis looks back on his career, he sees a lot of...
Al Saunders: I’ll be shocked if Terrelle Pryor isn’t in the Pro Bowl
Browns receivers coach Al Saunders thinks his team let a Pro Bowl wide receiver get away this offseason. Saunders told ESPN that he believes Terrelle Pryor, who left Cleveland for Washington in free agency...
Eric Dickerson: Sean Mannion should start over Jared Goff
Eric Dickerson isn’t done offering his opinions about the Rams. Dickerson, the Hall of Fame former Rams running back who routinely ripped Jeff Fisher before he was fired as the Rams’ coach last...
O.J. Simpson will be welcome at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame invites every Hall of Famer to its annual enshrinement ceremony every year, and that will include O.J. Simpson in 2018. Asked whether Simpson will be welcome once he’s...
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to have hip examined next week
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will have his left hip examined next week with hopes of being cleared to join his teammates for the start of training camp July 27, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami...
Is Simeon Rice a Hall of Famer?
Warren Sapp long has campaigned for Hall of Fame selectors to recognize his former teammate Simeon Rice, whom Sapp has said is better than Michael Strahan. Now, the Buccaneers’ website has made a case...
David Irving a no-show as Cowboys report
Defensive lineman David Irving was a no-show as the Cowboys reported to training camp Friday, sources confirmed. ESPN’s Todd Archer first reported Irving’s unexcused absence. The Cowboys held a...
Agent: Adam Jones considering options after receiving one-game suspension
The agent for Adam Jones said they are considering “all options” after the league suspended the Bengals cornerback for one game for violating the personal conduct penalty. Jones has three days...
Deone Bucannon only Cardinals player on PUP
Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Coach Bruce Arians said Friday, after the team’s conditioning run, that Bucannon is the only...
Dez Bryant arrives late to conditioning test, physicals
Dez Bryant threw a free barbeque for his hometown of Lufkin on Thursday, but he likely earned a fine from the Cowboys after showing up late to the team facility Friday. Bryant told Jane Slater of the NFL...
Falcons still hoping to sell out their PSLs
As the Falcons prepare to open their swanky new stadium in Atlanta, the bad news is that they still have nearly 6,000 PSLs to sell. The good news is that they’ve sold more than 55,000. Via the Atlanta...
Dolphins place two undrafted rookies on PUP
The Dolphins placed running back De’Veon Smith and tackle Eric Smith on the physically unable to perform list. Miami signed De’Veon Smith as an undrafted college free agent on May 5. A two-year...
Michael Oher sued by Uber driver for assault
Michael Oher’s bad week keeps getting worse. According to the Associated Press, the former Panthers left tackle — who was released Thursday — has now been sued in connection with the Nashville...
Malik Jackson predicts Super Bowl title for Jaguars
The Jaguars’ 80-1 Super Bowl odds are better than only five other teams. But if Malik Jackson is to be believed, Jacksonville is a good bet. Jackson, who won a Super Bowl with the Broncos before...
Vikings sign Chunky Clements, release Caleb Kidder
The Vikings signed defensive tackle Chunky Clements on Friday. They released defensive end Caleb Kidder to make room for Clements. Clements went undrafted after starting 20 games and playing in 26 others at...
Jim Harbaugh hires ex-49ers executive Tom Gamble at Michigan
Shortly after John Lynch was hired as the 49ers’ General Manager, Assistant G.M. Tom Gamble left the team. Now he’s reuniting with a former 49ers coach. Jim Harbaugh is hiring Gamble to work at...
Report: D’Onta Foreman tests negative for marijuana, according to attorney
Soon after D’Onta Foreman’s arrest in Austin, his attorney released a statement expressing confidence evidence would prove the running back was not guilty of the charges. On Friday, attorney...
Ravens make moves, including officially signing Griff Whalen
The Ravens announced the signing of receiver Griff Whalen among a number of roster moves Friday. Baltimore also signed rookie cornerback Reggie Porter. Porter signed with the Colts after going undrafted out...
Landon Collins predicts Giants’ takeover in the NFC East
The Giants are talking the talk. Now can they back it up? On the heels of Jason Pierre-Paul calling the Giants a Super Bowl contender and Dwayne Harris’ reminder that the Giants swept the Cowboys last...
Fight could be looming over possible three-time franchise tag limit
As star players begin to consider the Kirk Cousins/Trumaine Johnson year-to-year approach to the franchise tag, there’s a potential squabble looming regarding the total number of times a player can be...
Ravens signing veteran WR Griff Whalen
The Ravens are adding another veteran receiver and a potential kick returner. Griff Whalen worked out for the Ravens on Friday, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, and Ian Rapoport of
PFT preseason power rankings No. 9: New York Giants
The Giants got back to the playoffs last season and their defensive turnaround was the biggest reason for their return. They signed defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison and...
Cowboys working out running backs before camp
The Cowboys are still waiting to hear what will happen to Ezekiel Elliott, and they’re looking at some other running backs before the open training camp. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Cowboys...
Cleveland’s chief building official says Browns stadium not a fire hazard
Cleveland’s chief building official assures Browns fans that they have no need to worry about FirstEnergy Stadium being a fire hazard. The Associated Press reported that the stadium uses some of the...
Anquan Boldin to visit the Bills next week
Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin still wants to play, and he’s taking a visit next week. According to Dan Graizano of ESPN, Boldin will visit the Bills next Monday. The Bills have little in the way...
Marcus Mariota to play lighter, despite team’s instructions
Titans coaches had suggested to Marcus Mariota in the past that they wanted him to weigh between 225 and 230 pounds, in order to protect himself from hits. But he’s coming to camp well under that goal...
NFL is wrapping up the Ezekiel Elliott investigation
Nearly a year after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott allegedly engaged in domestic violence, the NFL is closing in on ending its investigation. According to NFL Media (i.e., the NFL), the investigatory...
Frank Gore closing in on the Top 5 for all-time rushing yards
Frank Gore is a rare running back who’s still able to play at a high level into his 30s, rushing for 1,025 yards last season at the age of 33. If he can do that again at age 34, he’ll join some...
Adam Jones suspended one game by NFL
Apparently emboldened by the Sean Spicer news, the NFL is firing up the Friday news dump machine a little early today. Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been suspended one game by the league for violating...
Tony Romo says he still has a ways to go as an announcer
When CBS made Tony Romo its No. 1 color commentator, it was surprising because he has no experience in broadcasting. And Romo himself acknowledges it’s a job he still has to learn. Romo said on 105.3...
Mike Zimmer disagrees with the perception of his team entering 2017
A year ago, the Vikings seemed ready to contend for a Super Bowl appearance. Now? Not. The team’s head coach understandably disagrees with external perceptions. “Contrary to what everybody else...
Parole board member wore his Chiefs tie on purpose to O.J. hearing
No, your eyes were not deceiving you. Yes, a member of the Nevada parole board was wearing a Chiefs tie during O.J. Simpson’s hearing yesterday. And yes, he did it on purpose, knowing he’d be on...
Jason Pierre-Paul confident Giants are contenders
Jason Pierre-Paul believes the Giants are Super Bowl contenders and Mike Florio can see where JPP is coming from.
Tony Romo believes Ezekiel Elliott will be fine
Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo believes current Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will mature and control his life off the field.
Patrick Mahomes will soon start for Chiefs
The Chiefs have signed 10th overall pick Patrick Mahomes and it's only a matter of time before he takes over for Alex Smith
Chargers' Rivers likes what he's seeing from Allen
Chargers QB Philip Rivers recently said Keenan Allen looks as good as ever, but the wide receiver must stay healthy in 2017.
O.J. Simpson parole hearing just strange
O.J. Simpson has been paroled, sending us back in time to 1995, but will that result in the same treatment for the former NFL superstar?
David Johnson will stunt CJ2K's touches
Chris Johnson is back with the Cardinals, but with David Johnson's lofty touch goals for 2017, CJ2K may not get an opportunity to show off his skills.
Panthers' Trai Turner lands four-year extension
Trai Turner recently was given a four-year extension by the Panthers, but Mike Florio thinks this will be the first of many big deals by the team.
Emmitt Smith on all-time ranking: My stats speak for themselves
Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith took notice recently when a couple of rankings of the greatest running backs in NFL history put him lower than he thought he deserved. When former Cowboys personnel...
Parole board just wanted OJ Simpson out
The Nevada Board of Corrections just wanted O.J. Simpson out of their hair, but OJ nearly talked his way back into jail, says Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel.
Wes Welker praises Deshaun Watson’s work ethic, demeanor
New Texans assistant Wes Welker had the unique experience of catching passes from both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. During a recent visit to PFT Live, I asked Welker for one thing he’s noticed about...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 10: Tennessee Titans
The Titans lost both their quarterback and their playoff chances on Christmas Eve when Marcus Mariota went down with a broken ankle. The fact they were that close underscores how solidly they’re built, and...
Dwayne Harris: Cowboys “probably” look better on paper than Giants
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said his team will repeat as NFC East champions, which is the sort of comment that might rile up members of a rival team but at least one Giants player is taking a more...
Nicole Brown’s sister takes issue with O.J. Simpson’s “conflict-free life” claim
One of the more bizarre moments during Thursday’s O.J. Simpson parole hearing happened when Simpson at one point blurted out that he’s led a “conflict-free life.” The moment was...
Sean McDermott: You can’t be effective as a one-sided head coach
Bills head coach Sean McDermott was the defensive coordinator of the Panthers before getting the top job in Buffalo this offseason, so his natural inclination is to hang around the defense when the Bills...
Friday morning one-liners
What’s the outlook for Bills RB LeSean McCoy for the 2017 season? Dolphins C Mike Pouncey will get his hip checked out before training camp. Musing about the chances of an undefeated season for the...
Saints hire former Dolphins executive for analytics role
The Saints have added to their front office, hiring a former Dolphins executive to bolster their analytics department. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints hired Ryan...
Derek Carr: If refs would call holding, Khalil Mack would get 30 sacks
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr may have the highest salary in the league, but he also may not even be the best player from the Raiders’ 2014 draft class. Carr thinks Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack...
Lions hire Barry Sanders for marketing post
The Lions are clearly trying to mend fences with Calvin Johnson, inviting the retired wide receiver to training camp after an offseason of critical comments about the team. But they’ve taken another...
Jason Pierre-Paul thinks Giants are a Super Bowl contender again
It’s late July, and no one has put on pads yet. So naturally, they all think they’re going to the Super Bowl. OK, maybe not the Jets. But New York’s other team is in position to contend...
Report: Rams to hire Brian Xanders to front office role
The Los Angeles Rams are set to add former Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos executive Brian Xanders to their front office, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The Lions decided to part ways with...
Packers assistant Darren Perry convicted, fined for drunk driving arrest
Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry pleaded no contest and was fined for a December arrest for drunk driving, according to Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Perry was fined $225 with an...
Jaguars place Marquez Williams on PUP list
As training camp gets set to open for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team placed fullback Marquez Williams on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday. Williams was a seventh-round pick of the...
Gregg Williams can’t wait to utilize Jamie Collins’ versatility
Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wants every player on his unit to learn two positions. Linebacker Jamie Collins reminds Williams that he played safety at Southern Mississippi. “He’s begging me...
Jets reach agreement with first-round pick Jamal Adams
The New York Jets have reached a deal with first-round pick Jamal Adams, according to his agency Universal Sports Management. The No. 6 overall selection in the draft, Adams was one of just six draft picks...
Rob Ninkovich on Matt Patricia’s choice of T-shirt: Everyone has to wear clothes
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported earlier this week that Roger Goodell remains miffed about Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s choice to wear a T-shirt mocking the...
Dak Prescott works with Tom Shaw in readying for season
While his teammates were vacationing, Dak Prescott was hard at work in Orlando. He has spent his off time training with renowned athletic performance trainer Tom Shaw at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex....
Tony Romo on Ezekiel Elliott: He’s going to figure it out and be fine
Ezekiel Elliott has made the headlines several times for the wrong reasons in his brief career. But former teammate Tony Romo said adjusting to the spotlight that comes with playing in the NFL takes time,...
Ravens make several roster moves
The Ravens made several moves Thursday. They waived defensive back Daniel Henry with an injury designation, and placed offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor on the non-football injury list. The Ravens also...
Chiefs sign Patrick Mahomes
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes won’t be missing any of his first NFL training camp due to a contract dispute. Mahomes was one of the few unsigned 2017 draft picks left in the league until the Chiefs...
Patriots release OL Chase Farris
The Patriots released offensive lineman Chase Farris on Thursday. Farris, 24, spent the majority of last season on the New England practice squad after first being signed to the squad on Oct. 5, 2016. The...
Philip Rivers: Keenan Allen looks as good as before ACL tear
Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams is dealing with a back injury that could leave him unavailable to the team during his rookie season and having a wideout dealing with an injury is something...
Jerry Jones on buying the Cowboys: It was not a pretty investment
The Cowboys were losing $1 million a month when Jerry Jones bought them for $140 million in 1989. They now rank atop Forbes’ annual team value rankings at $4.2 billion. Every owner these days is...
Rams sign Dan Orlovsky
With training camp opening soon and just two quarterbacks under contract, the Rams have added a third. Veteran backup Dan Orlovsky told today that he is signing with the Rams. Orlovsky...
Panthers release Michael Oher
The Panthers released offensive tackle Michael Oher with a failed physical designation Thursday. Oher has been in concussion protocol since September. He missed the final 13 games last season. The move was...
San Diego always will hold special place in LaDainian Tomlinson’s heart
LaDainian Tomlinson played nine seasons for the Chargers in San Diego. He now works for the Los Angeles Chargers as a special assistant to owner Dean Spanos. Tomlinson insists he feels no conflict. He said...
O.J. Simpson reacts to being granted parole
O.J. Simpson says thank you to the Nevada parole board after being granted parole.
O.J. Simpson granted parole by the state of Nevada
O.J. Simpson has been granted parole with an expected release date of Oct. 1st.
Chris Johnson heading back to Cardinals
The Cardinals have talked about getting running back David Johnson 30 touches a game this season, although there’s some doubt about whether that is a realistic goal. Whether or not that’s the...
Terrell Davis grateful Hall selectors didn’t hold short career against him
Terrell Davis played only seven seasons. Kenny Easley played only seven seasons. Both endured long waits for the Pro Football Hall of Fame after their careers ended prematurely because of injury. But both...
O.J. Simpson granted parole
O.J. Simpson will be a free man. Eventually. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has decided, roughly 30 minutes after the conclusion of a 75-minute hearing, that the Hall of Fame running back should...
PFT preseason power rankings No. 11: Miami Dolphins
Five weeks into the 2016 season, it looked like the change to Adam Gase at head coach wouldn’t do anything to change the franchise’s fortunes. They were 1-4 and a competent kicking performance from the...