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Justin Pugh: Giants are “ready to win tomorrow”
The Giants returned to the playoffs last season after making major changes to their defense during the offseason and reaping the benefits of those moves during the regular season. They didn’t go on...
Rob Gronkowski gets in his workout at “random high school” in Texas
It is not often that Rob Gronkowski goes unnoticed, but he managed to sneak into a Dallas-Fort Worth high school for his workout Tuesday. He documented his workout with two friends. “We snuck onto some...
Chip Kelly: Titans wanted Marcus Mariota, not interested in trade
Chip Kelly disputes reports from 2015 that the Eagles offered the Titans a package of picks and players to trade up and select Marcus Mariota. Kelly, who coached Mariota at Oregon, said the Titans made it...
Report: Clinton Portis was ready to kill a man who lost his money
Former NFL running back Clinton Portis wouldn’t have been the first player to have lost most of his career earnings. But he came perilously close to making things much worse. According to a story by...
Dak on Body Issue: See enough Zeke in locker room
Dak Prescott said he won't buy the Body Issue featuring Cowboys teammate Ezekiel Elliot on the cover because he sees enough of his teammate in the locker room.
Prescott won't be happy until he has a ring
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wasn't satisfied with his rookie season and will only be happy once he gets a Super Bowl ring.
Bruce Smith wants to mentor Myles Garrett
After watching film with Myles Garrett on draft day, Bruce Smith’s observation, according to Garrett, was that the former Texas A&M star is “slow off the ball.” Smith said it was...
Michael Vick throws eight touchdowns in inaugural flag football game
Michael Vick is still capable of putting up big numbers. The former Falcons quarterback led his team of retirees to a 64-41 win over the team led by wide receiver Terrell Owens in last night’s debut...
Will Zachary Orr pass a physical?
So why did recently-retired linebacker Zachary Orr unretire? As one league source put it on Wednesday morning, “He found a doctor who told him what he wanted to hear.” The real question is...
Could other RFAs follow Zachary Orr’s lead?
Linebacker Zachary Orr’s decision to try to play football in 2017 was an unexpected one based on his January announcement that he was halting his playing career because of a neck injury and the timing...
Report: Zachary Orr to visit Lions
Linebacker Zachary Orr reversed course on Wednesday morning when he announced that he wants to play in 2017 after saying earlier this year that he planned to retire from the NFL due to a neck injury. Orr...
St. Lucie Mets already cashing in on Tebow effect
The St. Lucie Mets already are witnessing the Tebowmania, even if he still hasn’t played a game for the Single-A affiliate of the New York National League team. Tuesday’s debut, which was rained...
Drew Brees wants to “save the game of football” with flag football
A bunch of retired guys played flag football in San Jose last night, in hopes of creating a product someone will watch on television. But Saints quarterback Drew Brees is aiming even higher with his attempt...
Report: LeGarrette Blount gets 50K if he weighs 240-245 pounds at start of camp
After running back LeGarrette Blount signed with the Eagles in May, he said that he was the “weight I need to be at” when asked about his physical condition. He reportedly has some financial...
Jared Goff shouldn't be thinking about second deal
With Kirk Cousins waiting in the wings, Jared Goff should be concerned with the present, not his future deal.
Logan Ryan uses Titans' money for good
In the feel-good story of the day, Logan Ryan used some of his Tenneseee Titans contract money to pay his brother's student loans.
Legailzation of sports wagering inevitable
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the New Jersey sports wagering case and in turn, they are paving the way for nationwide legalization.
Let's not jump to conclusions about Marshawn Lynch
In order to properly evaluate Marshawn Lynch's ability, the Oakland Raiders must see him in a regular season game.
Dak Prescott joins special edition of PFT Live on Wednesday
The curious decision of FOX Sports to completely dump online written content carries at least a grain of non-stupidity: People are consuming video content via the Internet more frequently and zealously than...
Todd Downing “pleasantly surprised” by Marshawn Lynch
The true measure of how much running back Marshawn Lynch has left in the tank after sitting out the 2016 season will come once the Raiders take the field in September, but it sounds like what the team has...
Zachary Orr trying to make a comeback
Zachary Orr is making a comeback, after initially retiring because of neck issues. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Ravens linebacker has received new word from doctors that the neck and...
Jalen Ramsey resumes running after core muscle surgery
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey appears to be making good progress in his recovery from core muscle surgery. Ramsey had surgery to repair an injury suffered during the team’s Organized Team Activities...
Andrew Luck still not throwing, but not “sullen or morose”
Andrew Luck is not ready to start making hype videos of his first throws, the way Cam Newton did this week. That does not mean he’s not hyped in his own way. The Colts quarterback participated in a...
Logan Ryan speaks up, pays his brother’s $82,000 in student loans
Logan Ryan signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Titans this offseason, and one of his first orders of business was to pay off his brother’s student loans — and to speak up about a...
Jadeveon Clowney boosted by position coach saying he has Hall of Fame potential
After injuries significantly hampered his first two seasons in the NFL, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney finally had the type of year in 2016 that was anticipated when Houston made him the first...
NFL has no comment on Supreme Court’s decision to take up New Jersey gambling case
Previously, the NFL had plenty to say about its opposition to efforts by New Jersey to legalize sports wagering. With the Supreme Court agreeing to take up the question of whether New Jersey’s attack...
Unsigned draft pick count down to just ten, including seven first-round picks
After Jourdan Lewis signed with the Cowboys on Tuesday night, the number of unsigned draft picks across the NFL stands at just ten. Seven of those 10 picks were selected in the first round. The seven first-...
Jourdan Lewis tweets he’s signed with Cowboys, wraps up draft class
After getting almost all of their rookies signed last month, the Dallas Cowboys had one last member of their nine-man draft class to get under contract. Third-round pick Jourdan Lewis tweeted he signed his...
Jared Goff’s appreciation of Derek Carr’s contract is premature, at best
Many people have said many things about the contract signed last week by Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. On person who has said things about the deal perhaps shouldn’t, at least not yet. “Awesome to...
Adam Gase already considered players’ coach
Adam Gase has won only 10 games, but the Dolphins coach already has won over his players. “Our relationship is unique, because of him, and he allows that with this team and with the guys on this team,”...
Hearing on Michael Floyd’s suspension was held last week
Now that Vikings receiver Michael Floyd has clarity regarding his situation under Arizona law, he’ll next learn his fate under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Per a source with knowledge of...
Jason McCourty: All three Browns QBs showing confidence
The Browns have Cody Kessler. They have DeShone Kizer. They have Brock Osweiler. Do they have a starting quarterback? Browns cornerback Jason McCourty thinks they have three. “Confidence,”...
Report: Scott Fitterer’s interview set with Chiefs
The Chiefs will interview Scott Fitterer, the Seahawks co-director of player personnel, today or early tomorrow, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Chiefs are in search of a new General...
Brandon Marshall says goal is Super Bowl, not statistics
Brandon Marshall accepts his role with the Giants. In fact, the veteran is more than OK with not being the feature receiver for the first time since 2006 when he was a rookie with the Broncos. “They were...
Drew Brees admits Saints are dealing with “some tough circumstances”
The Saints have Super Bowl aspirations. To get there, someone will have to step up at a couple of key positions. “We’ve got some tough circumstances we’re dealing with right now,”...
Vince Young expresses lingering bitterness toward Jeff Fisher
The Titans made Vince Young the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and he played five seasons in Tennessee, all for coach Jeff Fisher. Young doesn’t think Fisher did much to help him develop as...
Houston could renovate Astrodome
The Oilers last played in Houston in 1996, and their stadium, the Astrodome, was declared unfit for occupancy in 2009. But the Astrodome, as dilapidated as it is, still stands in the parking lot of NRG...
Eli Manning has no doubt Odell Beckham will be ready
Giants receiver Odell Beckham skipped voluntary workouts this offseason, but quarterback Eli Manning isn’t concerned about the two of them being ready to go when the season starts. “Odell and I, we...
It’s still too early to come to any conclusions on Kirk Cousins
The never ending news cycle abhors a vacuum. So when nothing is going on generally, specific situations in which nothing is going on get dusted off from time to time. Enter the Kirk Cousins situation, which...
Carson Palmer: You never know when your last year is going to be
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said recently that he doesn’t think his age is a reason to bet against him and the team this season and pointed to other quarterbacks who have won the Super Bowl...
Offseason work should help Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant’s last 1,000-yard season came in 2014, an All-Pro season he parlayed into a five-year, $70 million extension. Bryant’s last full offseason program with his teammates came before that...
Bears upgrade tight end position, leaving Zach Miller competing for spot
The Bears’ offseason moves indicate they play to use more multiple tight end formations this season. Chicago committed to the position by signing Dion Sims to a three-year, $18 million deal with $10...
Cowboys continue to work out quarterbacks
The Cowboys insist they’re happy with Kellen Moore. If that’s the case, then it appears they’re not happy with what they have behind Dak Prescott and Moore. The Cowboys worked out former...
Jaguars TE: Leonard Fournette can be like Fred Taylor
Because he’s a back of a certain size, there’s a temptation to turn Leonard Fournette into just a power back. And he is one of those. But Jaguars veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis said that...
Koetter: Bucs used silent count at home in 2015
So why did Bucs coach Dirk Koetter urge fans not to sell tickets to Raiders fans as Tampa Bay prepared to host Oakland last year? Koetter knows what can go wrong when too many fans of the road team invade a...
Tuesday’s special-edition PFT Live podcast is up
With no three-hour editions of PFT Live until July 24 and yours truly sitting around doing nothing, I’ve decided to sit around doing nothing while talking about football. Tuesday’s NFL news and...
Taco Charlton finally gets his taco endorsement deal
The day after the Cowboys drafted defensive end Taco Charlton in the first round, the Dallas Morning News‘ headline read “Taco Bueno.” Given how well his name would work for purposes other...
Jim Kelly: Sean McDermott gives Bills discipline they haven’t had in a while
Among the things that Sean McDermott did after being named the head coach of the Bills was remove a pool table and video games from the team’s locker room. McDermott explained the move by saying...
New Gatorade ad champions losing, showcases Matt Ryan
This isn’t based on an item from The Onion. But I checked several times to be completely sure. Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a new Gatorade commercial sells sugar water (with electrolytes) by...
Report: No way Rams, Trumaine Johnson will reach long-term deal
Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson will apparently play for $16.7 million this season, then hit free agency next year. The Rams and Johnson aren’t close on talks about a long-term deal and won’t...
Report: Chiefs to interview Ryan Cowden for G.M. job on Wednesday
The Chiefs will reportedly interview a candidate for their General Manager opening on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden will interview with...
Supreme Court could remove federal ban to sports wagering
At a time when Congress has launched an effort to scrap a 1992 law that prevents most states from legalizing wagering on sports, another branch of the government could get the job done more quickly. On...
Ravens announce scouting hires
At least one of this summer’s ESPN layoffs has found an NFL job. The Ravens announced they had hired Kevin Weidl as a new area scout for the Southeast and Southwest. Weidl worked for Scouts Inc. as a...
Former Chiefs cornerback gets first pro baseball hit
Tim Tebow isn’t the only former NFL player giving baseball a shot this summer. Former Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings, whose football career ended because of injuries, is playing in the Braves farm...
Jets name Matt Bazirgan college scouting director
The Jets are in the throes of a big rebuilding project and part of the responsibility for its success or failure will rest on the people tasked with adding players out of the college ranks in the coming...
Bengals sign a guard
The Bengals have added a player to their offensive line group ahead of training camp. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed guard Cameron Lee to their 90-man roster. Lee went undrafted after...
Vince Young still doesn’t close door on football
The Vince Young CFL Experiment ended poorly, with a hamstring injury resulting in Young being released by the Saskatchewan RoughRiders before the launch of the regular season. But even after that experience...
Cam Newton: I know I need to be better
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton resumed throwing last week for the first time since having right shoulder surgery and said there’s “no doubt” that he’ll be fully ready for training...
Latavius Murray: This is my time
The Vikings signed running back Latavius Murray as a free agent shortly after they released Adrian Peterson, but Murray’s time as the clear frontrunner to replace Peterson as the No. 1 back in...
Saints' Fairley out for season, career in jeopardy
The Saints placed Nick Fairley on the NFI list, ruling him out for the entire 2017 season after learning of a serious heart condition that could end his football career.
Rams want to protect game day experience
The Los Angeles Rams want to cap ticket sales at around 70,000 in order to avoid an overcrowded game day experience.
Can Brady pass Rice as greatest of all-time?
After being voted as the best player in the NFL, Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback in history. What will it take for him to become the greatest of all-time, regardless of position?
Tannehill must justify 2012 draft status
A knee injury derailed Ryan Tannehill's season with the Miami Dolphins last year. How will the second-year quarterback react?
Marty B’s top QBs: 1-Rodgers, 2-Brady, 3-Cutler, 4-Eli, 5-Romo
Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has played with a lot of good quarterbacks in his NFL career. Heading into his 10th NFL season, Bennett has played with Tony Romo on the Cowboys, Eli Manning on the...
Prescott looking to eliminate offensive kryptonite
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is looking at how he can improve and eliminate weaknesses that other teams can exploit.
Devonta Freeman may not be worth a big extension
Devonta Freeman is a talented running back, but he is not necessarily a workhorse. Is that enough for the Falcons to give him a hefty extension this offseason?
Clock is ticking on Chiefs' GM search
The Chiefs are looking to fill their vacant GM position quickly in order to make people forget about the clumsy firing of John Dorsey.
NFL suspension looms after Floyd's sentence
The Vikings are breathing easier after learning Michael Floyd will spend just a day in jail for violating his house arrest following a DUI.
Kevin Greene hopes to get more out of Lorenzo Mauldin
The name of Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been in the news several times recently, for the wrong reasons. Hall of Famer Kevin Greene hopes to get Mauldin’s name into the news for the right...
Mike Matthews approaching Steelers shot the right way
Being part of one of the first families of football has given Mike Matthews the chance to learn plenty of lessons. But the perspective he gained last year gave him a chance to teach one to his Hall of Fame...
Corey Linsley learned his lesson about rushing back from injury
Packers center Corey Linsley sat out the team’s offseason workouts in 2016 and then went on to miss training camp, preseason and the first eight weeks of the regular season because of a hamstring...
Bradley Roby: Bengals were going to pick me in 2014
The Broncos have an embarrassment of riches at the cornerback position. They nearly didn’t. In a recent profile from Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, cornerback Bradley Roby said that the Bengals...
Tuesday morning one-liners
Will uncertainty about his future affect Bills QB Tyrod Taylor this season? Dolphins rookie WR Isaiah Ford got some advice from Steve Smith. LB David Harris will wear No. 51 with the Patriots. QB Christian...
Terrell Owens, Michael Vick to debut flag football venture
Basketball fans looking for a fix this summer can take in the Big 3, a three-on-three competition full of retired players headed by rapper Ice Cube and former Raiders executive Amy Trask. Football fans may...
Connor Barwin feeling right at home with new team, in old spot
Connor Barwin had proven himself in one defense, and felt like he was beginning to in another. But even if he wasn’t hoping to be released by the Eagles after they transitioned him to a 4-3 defensive...
Tom Brady finishes first in Top 100 players poll
NFL Network likes to fill the slowest part of the offseason with a list of the Top 100 players in the league, and this year, for the first time, a player has repeated as No. 1. Patriots quarterback Tom...
Former Dolphins step up to replace Jim Kiick’s lost Super Bowl ring
Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has been without his championship ring from Super Bowl VIII for a long time. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins and some of his former...
Seahawks’ third-round pick Shaquill Griffin to be in mix for starting role
Until Deshawn Shead can return from his torn ACL, the Seattle Seahawks will need to find at least a temporary option to start opposite Richard Sherman to begin the regular season. While the leader in the...
Tamba Hali laments departure of John Dorsey in Kansas City
Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has seen good, and bad, front office management during his 11-year tenure in Kansas City. He played through the final three years of Carl Peterson’s tenure in...
Adam Gase gives Ryan Tannehill vote of confidence
Adam Gase wouldn’t make a prediction on Ryan Tannehill’s future a year ago after being hired by Miami. But after the Dolphins quarterback established career highs in completion percentage,...
NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team
Apparently, the reluctance of some (I’m looking at me) to use the nickname of the Washington NFL franchise has created some confusion for the fine folks at Via Dan Steinberg of the...
Riddick is a candidate in Kansas City, but he hasn’t directly been contacted yet
A strange situation emerged on Sunday morning, when the league-owned media conglomerate (i.e., partially owned by the Chiefs) reported that the Chiefs had reached out to ESPN analyst and former NFL...
Teez Tabor’s mental makeup impresses Lions
Some scouts questioned Teez Tabor’s lack of top-end speed after he ran a 4.62 at the combine, but Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has downplayed concerns by mentioning the cornerback’s instincts...
Ezekiel Elliott relies on hurdling to avoid getting hit in the knees
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will appear on the cover of a magazine while wearing no covering on his body. He’s the featured athlete in this year’s edition of the ESPN The Magazine...
Vikings release statement supporting Michael Floyd
The Vikings continue to support Michael Floyd as they have since signing him. On Monday, Floyd was sentenced to a day in jail for violation of his house arrest. “When we signed Michael Floyd, we hoped...
Dak Prescott working on eliminating “potential Kryptonite”
Dak Prescott arguably had the best rookie season for a quarterback in history. He went 13-3 as the starter with 3,667 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, only four interceptions and a 104.9 passer rating. Whether...
Vernon Davis recalls the hardest hit he ever took, from Kam Chancellor
Washington tight end Vernon Davis is heading into his 12th NFL season, but one hit stands out above all the rest as the hardest he’s ever taken. Davis made an appearance for the Boys & Girls Clubs...
“Huge win” for Michael Floyd
Yes, Vikings receiver Michael Floyd is going back to jail. No, he’d prefer not to. Yes, the fact that his sentence has been limited to only one day is being viewed by him and his representatives as a...
FOX Sports ditches online written content for video (welcome, former FOX Sports customers)
The times are a-changing for online written content. But this one is driven more by money grabs than shifting audience habits. Yes, plenty of younger folks are consuming online content via video. But plenty...
Saints place Nick Fairley on non-football illness list
Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been visiting doctors recently for opinions about a heart condition that created concern about his ability to continue playing in the NFL. It looks like the...
Taco Charlton’s first endorsement deal not with a taco chain
Taco Charlton seemed like a perfect fit with the Cowboys, what with a name like taco in a Tex-Mex crazy area. So who would have guessed the defensive end’s first endorsement deal would come from a...
Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail for kombucha violation
The judge apparently wasn’t a Star Wars fan. According to Josh Weinfuss of, Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to a day in jail after a Scottsdale judge found him in violation...
Michael Strahan unconcerned about Odell Beckham skipping OTAs
Michael Strahan is unconcerned about Odell Beckham Jr. skipping the Giants’ organized team activities, pointing to Beckham’s work ethic and commitment to football. “I’ve seen this kid work,”...
Arthur Blank expects Devonta Freeman extension soon
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman’s contract has been a storyline since Super Bowl week with Freeman making it clear he wants an extension as he moves into the final year of his rookie contract....
Khalif Barnes hopes to stick with Saints
Khalif Barnes keeps showing up on the Saints’ transaction wire, but he also keeps returning. The Saints have listed the veteran offensive lineman in their transactions 11 times the past 10 months....
Drug charges against Matt Elam dropped
Former Ravens first-round pick Matt Elam was arrested twice this offseason, but he is no longer facing criminal charges in either of those matters. According to multiple reports, authorities in Florida have...
Jameill Showers still in NFL, outlasting college teammate Johnny Manziel
Jameill Showers still is most well known for being the quarterback Johnny Manziel beat out for the starting job at Texas A&M. Yet, while Manziel is out the NFL, Showers still has a job, albeit at a...
Monday non-vacation vacation PFT Live podcast is available
So while I’m on vacation from PFT Live, I’m not really on vacation. On most weekdays, I’ll post a podcast-only edition of PFT Live. Monday’s 45-minute, fast-paced tour of the NFL is...
Jets fans have no issue with tanking, but don’t approve of owner
The Jets currently aren’t good. And they seem to be embracing the opportunity to be as bad as they possibly could be. And their season-ticket holders don’t seem to have a problem with that. As...
Ortiz roast scrapped from TV, due in part to Gronk being Gronk
Sometimes, Gronk being Gronk isn’t suitable for television. Via the Boston Globe, last week’s roast of former Red Sox star David Ortiz ended up not being shown on NESN over the weekend due to...
Rams trying to keep the lid on ticket sales in 2017
The Rams are trying to sell fewer tickets this year. And the plan does not include simply showing highlights of the 2016 Rams. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Orange County Register, the Rams are...
Buccaneers looking forward to new indoor facility
The Buccaneers will no longer be a slave to the elements. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are making progress on the construction of their new indoor facility, which is scheduled...
Michael Floyd prosecutor isn’t buying the kombucha tea defense
More will be known about the fate of Vikings receiver Michael Floyd when we returns to court at 4:30 p.m. ET regarding allegations that he violated the terms of his house arrest. For now, it’s clear...
Eagles WR coach: Alshon Jeffery had his best offseason in years
The Eagles hired Mike Groh as their wide receivers coach this offseason, which set Groh up for a reunion when the Eagles signed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to a one-year contract as a free agent in March....
Ahman Green arrested on child abuse charge
Former Packers running back Ahman Green has been arrested in Wisconsin after an allegation of child abuse. Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Brown County Sheriff’s Office...
Ryan Cowden, Scott Fitterer the latest names in Chiefs G.M. search
Two outside candidates are part of the Chiefs General Manager search. Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer are both on the Chiefs...
Justin Pugh: I’m “good with” Odell Beckham’s offseason absence
Giants co-owner John Mara said last week that he wishes his club had a dozen players like wide receiver Odell Beckham, which is a pretty good sign that Mara’s not harboring bad feelings about the...
Cam Newton throwing again, vows “100 percent” by training camp
It wasn’t on the practice field during minicamp as coach Ron Rivera suggested was a possibility, and it wasn’t even on a field at all. But Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is throwing again. Last...
Jets' Jamal Adams will shine in a dark season
The New York Jets are expected to tank, but rookie safety Jamal Adams could be a breath of fresh air.
Tebowmania somehow isn't dead yet
Tim Tebow has been called up to the Mets' high-A affiliate, but it's not just because of his baseball ability, according to Mike Florio.
Patrick Mahomes impresses Chiefs' teammates
Chiefs rookie QB Patrick Mahomes showed off his arm strength in minicamp as RB Charcandrick West raved that Mahomes has a "cannon."
Did John Dorsey deserve better from Chiefs?
The Chiefs reportedly fired GM John Dorsey over issues with his management style and communication skills, but the real question is whether they gave him fair notice before parting ways.
Chiefs to interview in-house Brett Veach for G.M. job
The Chiefs have been turned down at least once, but they have one known candidate for their vacant General Manager job. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, they’ll interview internal...
Westbrook could be weapon that makes Jags relevant
Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook has been the subject of concern off the field with multiple arrests, but he may just be the jack-of-all-trades the Jaguars need to become relevant again.
Redskins could have fearsome duo in Pryor, Crowder
The Washington Redskins might have lost Pierre Garcon and Desean Jackson but they could have a new strong receiver duo in Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder .
Chiefs running out of options for vacant GM job
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick denied being contacted for the Chiefs' GM job, fueling the perception that the team may promote someone from within the organization.
Will Floyd's kombucha tea excuse hold up legally?
Minnesota Vikings' Michael Floyd could be facing jail time if his kombucha tea excuse for violating terms of DUI house arrest doesn't hold up in court.
Bell puts his contract at risk with pickup hoops
Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell risks his health and contract by playing basketball and being away from team facilities.
Report: George Paton turns down Chiefs G.M. interview
After being considered for a couple other G.M. jobs, Vikings Assistant General Manager George Paton has decided not to interview for another. Paton declined an interview for the Chiefs G.M. vacancy, Ian...
Michael Floyd heads back to court on Monday
As soon as today, Vikings receiver Michael Floyd will find out whether he’ll be sent back to jail and/or otherwise punished for testing positive for alcohol while on house arrest due to, Floyd claims...
Le’Veon Bell looks healthy on basketball court
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had core muscle surgery in March and it looks like his recovery is moving along well. Bell shared a video (the language in the video isn’t safe for most...
OTT may not be the future of the NFL, for much of the country
‘Member when getting online consisted of hearing the dial tone, the rapid succession of the numbers being punched up by the modem, and the inevitable screeching and squawking until silence returned...
Jamal Adams draws “unbelievable” review for offseason work
The offseason has not been filled with positive stories about the Jets, but there’s at least one exception to the overall tone around the team heading into the 2017 season. Safety Jamal Adams was the...
Monday morning one-liners
Bills S Jordan Poyer is happy to be able to play after last year’s kidney injury. Special teams work was a big reason why DB Michael Thomas got a new contract with the Dolphins. A look at some of the...
Mets G.M. on Tim Tebow: “We recognize this is not a usual circumstance”
The traditional stats might not seem to merit a promotion, but the Mets are seeing things in Tim Tebow to justify moving him up a level in their minor league system. Despite hitting .220 for the  low-A...
“Annoyed” by hearing about Antonio Brown’s work ethic, Joshua Dobbs now witnesses it
Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs used to hear a lot about receiver Antonio Brown. Now Dobbs understands why. Tennessee coach Butch Jones previously coached at Central Michigan, where Brown played college...
Charcandrick West raves about Patrick Mahomes’ arm strength
Chiefs running back Charcandrick West has caught some practice passes from rookie first-round quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and he’s feeling it in his hands. West told NFL Media that it forced him to...
Raiders taking pride in a new, cleaner image
The Raiders have an image, and they know it. To be honest, they cultivated it for a long time, and successfully. But as a new team prepares to move to a new city in a few years, they want to make sure the...
Cam Jordan: Saints are ready to win Super Bowl now
Saints quarterback Drew Brees raised eyebrows when he told PFT Live in March that his team is “very close” to getting back to the Super Bowl. One of his teammates has now taken the next step....
NFL uses eye-tracking technology to improve game presentation
The NFL has decided to take steps aimed at improving the TV presentation of its games, with specific focus on pace. To do that, the league actually went to the homes of fans to “replicat[e] the game...
Report: Dorsey decision fueled by concerns over communication, management style
Typically, the reasons for the firing of a G.M. are clear, either because the team has stunk or the organization has clumsily leaked the reasons in advance of the move. In Kansas City, it’s still not...
Vacation (not really) starts tomorrow
It’s vacation time here at PFT. Which means, basically, nothing. The work never stops because the news never stops and, frankly, none of this is really work. So as I embark on a four-week mandatory...
Should NFL hold its draft before free agency?
The question was posed during Thursday night’s NBA draft in the form of a Twitter poll, and NFL fans who are typically reluctant to change embraced the idea by a 12-point margin: Hold the NFL draft...
Mark Cuban hopes to emulate Jerry Jones
Two of the highest-profile American sports owners run their teams in Texas, where everything that’s bigger includes the egos of business moguls. But there seems to be no negativity between Dallas...
Dede Westbrook has clear goals to achieve “at the beginning of the season”
While he stopped short of reprising the Randy Moss vow to “rip up” the NFL, fellow Biletnikoff Award winner Dede Westbrook seems to have a plan for his rookie year. And he apparently plans to...
Terrelle Pryor working out with Antonio Brown
Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still relatively new to wide receiver and his preparation for his first season at the position in Washington includes work with one of the best wideouts in the league. Pryor...
Aaron Rodgers hires CAA to handle off-field interests
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has made plenty of money on the field but apparently not as much as he’d like to make away from it, has made a change in his representation for the purposes of...
Dak Prescott uses celebrity to give back
Dak Prescott was the third quarterback on the team’s depth chart this time last year. The Cowboys expected Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, to spend the season behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore...
Tim Tebow gets a promotion from the Mets
Tim Tebow’s baseball career has taken another step. According to Teddy Kulmala of The State newspaper, the former NFL quarterback has been promoted a level in the Mets organization. Tebow has been...
Cam Newton: A Super Bowl ring is the one thing missing from my life
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is motivated by just one thing. A Super Bowl ring, Newton told high school players at a 7-on-7 tournament he hosted, is what drives him, and the only thing he’s seeking...
A year later, no clarity on Peyton Manning’s next move
The annual Manning Passing Academy has generated plenty of sound bites and speculation regarding the status of retired quarterback Peyton Manning. It started with family patriarch Archie spilling the beans...
Louis Riddick: I haven’t heard from Chiefs about G.M. opening
Sunday morning brought a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick about setting up an interview for the General Manager vacancy they created by...
Steelers expect “great deal of improvement” from tight ends
Before the 2016 season, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green as a free agent in hopes of keeping the tight end position as a key one in the wake of Heath Miller’s retirement. Green missed a lot of time...
Report: Chiefs want to interview Louis Riddick for G.M. opening
The Chiefs made waves last week with the surprising announcement that they had dismissed General Manager John Dorsey after four years with the team. The team’s co-directors of player personnel Mike...
Sunday morning one-liners
Five questions for the Bills to ponder heading into training camp. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi did well after contact last season. Patriots C James Ferentz’s father was on Bill Belichick’s coaching...
Paxton Lynch may be making his move
As Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch brace for a training camp/preseason battle for the starting job in Denver, Lynch apparently received a boost as the team commenced its final break of...
Remember Carr’s crack at the Seahawks
The fine fellow who runs the @OldTakesExposed account on Twitter has received a gift that may keep on giving. (Unrelated to the dumb sh-t I say on a regular basis.) With Raiders quarterback Derek Carr...
Gettleman “frustrate[d]” by media reaction to Kelvin Benjamin’s weight
One of the headlines from Charlotte in the early days of the offseason program related to the size of the body of Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Now that Benjamin apparently is in shape, Panthers G.M....
Ex-Giant Matt Mitrione knocks out MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko
Matt Mitrione got his start as a professional athlete in the NFL, but he’s had a lot more success in MMA. Mitrione, who played nine games as a defensive end for the Giants in 2002, earned the biggest...
Koa Misi waiting to be cleared after neck surgery
Linebacker Koa Misi took a pay cut to stay with the Dolphins this offseason, but he never made it on the field for the team. The expectation in March was that Misi would be cleared to return from neck...
Bakhtiari bemoans Green Bay’s constant close calls
On one hand, the Packers should be happy that they contend every year. On the other hand, they should be upset that they keep knocking on the door but can’t kick it in. Put left tackle David Bakhtiari...
Vikings support Michael Floyd’s kombucha tea defense
When it comes to his effort to avoid jail for violating the terms of his house arrest, Vikings receiver Michael Floyd has an ally: His employer. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press,...
Colts may hit more in camp, despite being “scared to death” of injuries
After seeing his team miss too many tackles last season, Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he may work more on tackling in camp. Pagano said he’s still as concerned as ever about keeping players healthy...
Saturday one-liners
Seven more veteran Jets could be dumped after the 2017 season. Dolphins K Andrew Franks thinks he could “kill it from 65” without wind. The Patriots will have several public practices during...
Bill O’Brien: Clemson’s sophisticated offense helped Deshaun Watson
NFL coaches often say that college football offenses don’t really get quarterbacks ready to play at the next level. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien says that’s not the case with his rookie...
Broncos still haven’t re-sold stadium naming rights
The Denver Broncos continue to play in a stadium that may as well be known as Vandelay Industries Park. And there’s no indication that this odd dynamic will be ending any time soon. As noted by 9news....
Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick
One of the biggest problems with the various leaks to the media of assumptions and narratives and opinions about Colin Kaepernick is that many of those who are whispering to willing reporters have done no...
Before football, Larry Ogunjobi was so obese his parents feared he’d die
Browns rookie defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi weighs in at 305 pounds — which is a whole lot less than he weighed when he first started playing football. Ogunjobi was a 350-pound teenager whose main...
Derek Carr: I’ll give it to Marshawn on the 1-yard line, not throw it
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has brought up a painful memory for Seahawks fans. After signing his new contract on Friday, Carr said that he doesn’t think his status as the NFL’s highest-paid...
Tavon Wilson seeks to throw out suits against him
Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson denies he punched a former girlfriend during an altercation last year, according to TMZ. Per TMZ, Alanda Jackson, the mother of Wilson’s 3-year-old, has filed suit...
Archie Manning: Adam Gase reached out to Peyton after Ryan Tannehill was injured
At a time when many are wondering whether recently-retired quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jay Cutler would return to the NFL if a starter gets injured during the upcoming season, it turns out that last year...
Lakers G.M. compares Lonzo Ball to NFL’s best quarterbacks
Typically, new players who arrive in a given sport are compared to other great players from that same sport. For reasons neither obvious nor apparent, the General Manager of the L.A. Lakers has compared the...
Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott not resting on their laurels
Dak Prescott won 13 games and offensive rookie of the year honors. Ezekiel Elliott won the rushing title and earned six MVP votes as a rookie. Both were ranked among the top-14 players in the NFL Network...
Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates
Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I...
Packers spend offseason working on defending the pass
The Packers concentrated on the passing game — and defending the pass — during 11-on-11 work during the offseason. Mike McCarthy had reasons for reducing the number of run calls. The Packers...
Andy Reid could move into the NFL’s Top 5 in coaching wins
Andy Reid isn’t usually named among the great coaches in NFL history, but perhaps he will be by the time he serves out his newly extended contract. The Chiefs and Reid have just agreed on a new five-...
Prosecutors appeal decision to void Aaron Hernandez murder conviction
When Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison earlier this year, he was still appealing his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd and that led a Massachusetts judge to void the conviction under the legal...
Michael Bidwill has concerns about having NFL team based in UK
Cardinals President Michael Bidwill expresses doubt the NFL will have a team based in the UK in the near future. Bidwill, in London this week assessing facilities at Wembley and Twickenham ahead of the NFL...
Derek Carr wants to splurge at Chick-fil-A
Derek Carr should seek a marketing deal with Chick-fil-A. He gave the fast-food restaurant a shoutout Friday during a press conference officially to announce his new deal with the Raiders, getting it plenty...
Federal appeals court seems to accept evidence of CTE in living patients
One of the most widely-accepted realities of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy has been undermined by one of the highest courts in the United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of...
Vikings hire new strength and conditioning coach
The Vikings were left with an open slot on their coaching staff earlier this month when strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar left the team in order to work for the United States Tennis Association...
Bronson Kaufusi ready to contribute after missing rookie season
The Ravens drafted defensive end Bronson Kaufusi in the third round last season, but they have yet to see him on the field. Kaufusi broke his left ankle early in training camp and missed all of last season...
Maliek Collins wants to be next great DT in Rod Marinelli’s system
With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott in the same draft class, Maliek Collins got overshadowed and overlooked. But the defensive tackle quietly had a successful rookie season, which has defensive...
With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions
At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also...
Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official
It’s official: Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ franchise quarterback through the remainder of their time in Oakland, and when they move to Las Vegas as well. The Raiders announced today that...
Best of PFT: Why doesn't Cam Newton get respect?
Cam Newton continues to divide opinion among NFL fans despite his incredible achievements with the Carolina Panthers.
Get ready to see Jamison Crowder in various roles
Washington’s plans for receiver Jamison Crowder don’t simply include making him a full-time starter. The team also intends to deploy him in multiple different ways. “I’ve said all along Jamison...
Robert Kraft on Deflategate: “I don’t hold grudges but I never forget”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft “was never strained” despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading...
CFL QB Bo Levi Mitchell hopes for NFL chance
It has been a while since the NFL has seen a quarterback make a successful jump from the Canadian Football League, but it certainly isn’t without precedent. Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia and Joe Theismann...
Drew Stanton thinks NFL has a QB development problem
Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton entered the league as a second-round pick of the Lions in 2007 and has spent the last decade serving as a backup in Detroit, Indianapolis and Arizona. Stanton has seen a...
NFL’s OTT service could let it cut out the middleman
While Amazon may indeed become a key part of the NFL’s immediate future when it comes to the so-called OTT broadcasting of games, there’s another option that the league quietly is considering:...
Tom Brady has best odds of winning 2017 NFL MVP
Tom Brady is favored to win his third NFL MVP, but there are plenty of candidates who could claim the award.
Kap's on-field stats prove he should have job
The latest report regarding Colin Kaepernick is that he didn't stay late to prepare for games at the 49ers practice facility in 2016, even though he had a 16-4 TD-INT ratio.
Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite
In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the...
Dalton's future could change if Lewis gets fired
Andy Dalton said the Bengals aren't thinking about Marvin Lewis' contract situation, but Mike Florio thinks that needs to change.
Robert Kraft: Amazon deal shows where NFL is headed on TV
Amazon will stream NFL games to its Prime subscribers this season, which represents a new source of revenue for the NFL, but a small one: Although the precise amount of money Amazon has paid for NFL deals...
NFL needs to make major change to offseason format
The NBA holds its draft before their free agency period and Mike Florio thinks this is a concept that could be applied to the NFL.
It's time for Odell Beckham Jr. to mature
Giants' owner John Mara said he wished he had a dozen players like Odell Beckham Jr., but Mike Florio says that's not true because Beckham still needs to grow up.
Cam Newton's leadership comes under fire again
Cam Newton's impact as the leader in Carolina has once again been questioned due to a former teammate's recent comments.
Deshaun Watson is already ahead of the game
Deshaun Watson believes his work ethic is a lifestyle, which means he's ready to become a leader in Houston.
Buccaneers could easily move away from Martin
The Buccaneers can realistically release or trade Doug Martin during the season, which is a scenario Mike Florio believes will happen.
Cardinals stuck with mediocre backup QBs
The Arizona Cardinals are stuck with two uninspiring options at backup quarterback and that might be down to mishandling their strategy at the draft.
Falcons still trying to get over SBLI loss to Pats
Devonta Freeman's comments prove that the Atlanta Falcons are still struggling to get over their Super Bowl LI loss to the New England Patriots, according to Brady Quinn.
Johnson's UK ambassador role could affect Jets
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is set to be the UK ambassador and Mike Florio wonders how that will affect the struggling franchise.
Who are the NFL's top five quarterbacks?
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers might not be the highest-paid quarterbacks but Mike Florio explains why they are the top two quarterbacks in the NFL.
Roger Goodell deserves credit for draft demand
While Roger Goodell gets a lot of criticism, one thing he can definitely take credit for is the increased demand from cities to host the NFL draft.
Which NFL QB will be next to get a big contract?
Derek Carr might be the highest-paid player in the NFL now but that could change very soon with several quarterbacks up for extensions this year.