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Watch Ohio State soak in its Big Ten regular season title and Jacy Sheldon discuss the way the team has come together this season.
Texas DT T’Vondre Sweat shares what it’s like to meet coaching and GM legends at the NFL Scouting Combine and the hilarious key to his breakout season last year.

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  • MIA Quarterback #1
    According to Wolfe, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the team is “hopeful to get something done before training camp” with Tagovailoa, who is in line for a big extension this offseason. Heading into a contract year, Tagovailoa now has a Pro Bowl season and playoff game under his belt from 2023. In four seasons, the Dolphins have emphasized their commitment to him as their franchise quarterback, especially with his development under head coach Mike McDaniel over the last two. Tagovailoa posted a league-high 8.9 yards per attempt in 2022 and a league-high 4,624 total passing yards in 2023. Wolfe emphasized that a deal expected to be as large as Tagovailoa’s likely won’t get done before free agency, but that the Dolphins aim to have it done before the season.
  • JAX Running Back #1
    “I would consider knocking a few of those reps down to keep him healthy over the course of the year,” Pederson told NBC Sports’ Matthew Berry at the NFL Combine. Pederson acknowledged RB Tank Bigsby’s rookie season struggles but said the team remained committed to getting him more playing time in 2024. Etienne’s 325 touches in 2023 ranked as the third most among all NFL running backs. Only Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and Rachaad White had more rushing attempts than Etienne last season. Etienne ran the fourth most pass routes among running backs in 2023. A slightly scaled back role shouldn’t hurt his fantasy prospects too much next season.
  • FA Wide Receiver #11
    The move will save Kansas City around $12 million against salary cap for 2024. In two seasons with the Chiefs, Valdes-Scantling managed 63 receptions and three touchdowns as a full-time starter in a high-powered passing attack. His lack of productivity over the past two seasons is the stuff of fantasy football legend. He did, however, manage a touchdown grab in KC’s Super Bowl victory over the Niners. Entering his age-30 season, MVS will likely sign elsewhere as a downfield threat with unreliable hands.
  • MIN Quarterback #8
    On ESPN’s “Get Up,” Darlington said he could envision a scenario in which Cousins, 35, “enters into free agency, finds out what’s out there, and the Vikings decide to match or to move on.” Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell said Tuesday that the team was working closely with Cousins’ camp to keep him in Minnesota in 2024. Coming off a late-season Achilles injury, Cousins should still see interest from quarterback-needy teams if he can’t hammer out a deal with the Vikings over the next couple weeks. Atlanta could be among the teams interested in signing Cousins if he becomes available.
  • SEA Quarterback #7
    Schneider was asked at the NFL Combine if Smith is the Seahawks’ starter. He responded, “yes, he’s the starter until he’s not.” Schneider is building the team’s coaching staff under new head coach Mike Macdonald and it appears Smith is in the new staff’s plans as of now. Smith is signed through 2025 for Seattle and was a league-average starter in 2023 after winning Comeback Player of the Year in 2022. Macdonald comes from a defensive background and while quarterback isn’t the Seahawks’ priority now, Smith is likely not the team’s long-term franchise solution.
  • KC Defensive Tackle #95
    Last offseason, Jones held out and ultimately signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs for 2023 after missing Week 1. Though Jones and the Chiefs could not agree to a long-term deal last offseason, there seems to be mutual interest in getting a deal done for 2024 and beyond. Jones has posted 25.5 sacks between 2022 and 2023, winning back-to-back Super Bowls as a centerpiece of the Chiefs’ defense. The 29-year-old is in line for a big deal this offseason.
  • LV Running Back #8
    The Raiders GM Tom Telesco said “I don’t anticipate using that tag this year” in regards to Jacobs. Doing so would cost the Raiders $13.7 million in 2024. According to Tafur, the Raiders will instead use a committee approach in the run game. Jacobs adds to an already loaded and talented free agent market at running back.
  • MIN Coaching Staff #3
    A first-time NFL coach on Frank Reich’s Panthers staff last season, McCown was part of owner David Tepper’s mid-season scapegoating for his awful roster. The 44-year-old was let go Nov. 27. He has landed in a far better offense and coaching tree, saddling up alongside Sean McVay disciple Kevin O’Connell, who has quickly proven to be an excellent coach in his own right. Especially if impending free agent Kirk Cousins re-signs, it will be a spot where McCown can continue climbing the NFL coaching ladder.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    The Bengals’ director of player personnel, Duke Tobin implied that the team plans to keep Higgins on the roster. He further reiterated that the team has the means to keep him in Cincinnati. It was thought that Higgins could possibly be traded after receiving the franchise tag, but that’s off the table for now. The Bengals are going to make another run with Joe Burrow having as many options at receiver as possible.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    According to Laine, the Bucs will sign Evans even if it puts a strain on the team financially. GM Jason Licht said “We’re going to do whatever we can to make sure that he’s a Buc.” It makes perfect sense as Evans finished the 2023 season with his 10th straight 1,000-yard campaign. The Bucs are also trying to figure out how to bring back Baker Mayfield who had the best season of his career in 2023. The fact remains though, Evans is a cornerstone player and that’s who they’re looking to have back by any means necessary.


Layden: Clark, Maravich defined by links
Tim Layden explains why contrasting Caitlin Clark and Pete Maravich as the former approaches the latter's NCAA scoring record misses the point of what makes transcendent basketball players special.

NBC Sports Podcasts

2024 Scouting Combine
Mike Florio and Chris Simms are joined by Alabama LB Chris Braswell to discuss why he was so shocked by Nick Saban’s retirement and learn one of the prospect’s best moves.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms are joined by UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu to unpack how he overcame being told he’d never play football again due to a neck injury and why he’s showing early similarities to Jaelan Phillips.
Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner joins PFT Live to discuss growing up in Florida, his mindset and preparation for the Scouting Combine, and Nick Saban’s legacy.
Texas DT Byron Murphy joins PFT Live to discuss his measurables, how he is improving his game for the next level, and which players he looks up to in the NFL.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms chat with 2023 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Johnny Newton at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine as the Illinois DT prepares for his jump to the pros.
Michigan DT Kris Jenkins joins PFT Live to discuss following his father’s NFL footsteps, the energy he brings to the field and how he can improve heading into the 2024 NFL Draft.
Missouri EDGE Darius Robinson joins Mike Florio and Chris Simms to discuss his transition from basketball to football, his ability to play a number of different positions and more.

Premier League

The FA Cup fifth round takes center stage as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea bid to reach the quarterfinal stage.
There are only two automatic promotion spots and four teams having exceptional seasons. Will Leicester City and Leeds hold off all comers?
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season


Texas defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat didn’t weigh in at the Senior Bowl, prompting questions (and concerns) about his weight.
As recently as last week, some in the media were suggesting that there was a way the Broncos and quarterback Russell Wilson could continue their relationship in 2024.
As the city the Colts call home once again hosts the Scouting Combine, the owner of the local NFL team continues to recover from a severe respiratory illness.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wants to take some money off the table, while still keeping control of the NFL team he owns.
Fantasy Baseball 2024
Knock your draft out of the park with the Rotoworld Baseball Draft Guide, which features rankings, player profiles, projections, expert mocks and more to get you ready. Don’t forget to use code BASEBALL24 for 10% off.
Eric Samulski breaks down what to keep an eye on this spring training with fantasy baseball starting pitchers.
It’s Ronald Acuña Jr. and a trio of five-category superstars headlining our industry-expert mock draft, part of our 2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.
Scott Pianowski and Eric Samulski advise fantasy baseball managers to fill their outfield early in upcoming fantasy baseball drafts, due to a lack of outfield depth across MLB.
Eric Samulski breaks down his list of top 100 starting pitchers for the 2024 fantasy season.
Eric Samulski breaks down last season’s rookie hitters to find the next Josh Lowe.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski discuss the fantasy potential of Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene, analyzing why the pedigree is there for a potential breakout season in 2024.


With “silly season” not far away, Williams is one player who could be a difference-maker in deeper leagues.
The Fantasy Football Happy Hour crew run through betting props for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, with odds presented by DraftKings Sportsbook.
The FFHH crew run through Connor Rogers’ top fantasy prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, discussing why Marvin Harrison Jr. could thrive in the Arizona Cardinals’ offense.
The Fantasy Football Happy Hour crew discuss the running backs that will likely be available in free agency, including Josh Jacobs, Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler.


The league says Knicks failed to prove a misapplication of the rules, not just “an error in judgment” by the referees.
Vaughn Dalzell, Dan Titus and Raphielle Johnson examine the non-stars on the 76ers that are good fantasy options and ponder Philadelphia’s overall outlook.
Dan Titus breaks down what to expect from Chris Paul as he makes his way back into the Warriors’ lineup.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 NFL Draft Combine, including schedule, events, participants, history and more.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said the league’s union with the Big Ten was created to provide leadership for a challenging landscape in college athletics.
The four-year extension makes Sarkisian one of the highest paid coaches in the country after Texas won the Big 12 last season and earned its first appearance in the College Football Playoff.

College Basketball

On the night in which Caitlin Clark became the all-time leading scorer in women’s major college basketball, Iowa had no issues blowing out Minnesota.
Caitlin Clark calls in after Iowa’s dominant win over Minnesota to discuss her current motivations as the regular season winds down, the Hawkeyes’ response to losing to Indiana, her chase of Pete Maravich and more.
Caitlin Clark hits a logo three to pass Kelsey Mitchell for most made threes in Big Ten history.
Ohio State took off in the second half to defeat rival Michigan and secure sole possession of the Big Ten regular season title.


Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger, and Blake Snell highlight this year’s class of free agents.
Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski debate how many games we can expect from Aaron Judge and Fernando Tatis Jr.'s ceiling in 2024.
Neither Eric Samulski nor Scott Pianowski see themselves drafting Kyle Schwarber despite the Phillies slugger’s prodigious power.

Motor Sports

Austin Forkner: “I don’t know what this means right now, for me or my future, you know, riding and stuff related.”
Winning is not the only factor that helps drivers rise through the ranks.
The new series is in partnership with Nitrocross, Sierra Cars and Hypercraft USA, creators of agnostic electrical power systems.
Over two days, 27 drivers turned more than 2,000 laps ahead of the season opener.


Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his favorite bet on the NBA slate, a player prop on the birthday boy himself, Luka Doncic!
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss the second and third overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft, including the QB debate between Caleb Williams and Drake Maye.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick give their best practices and tips on how to navigate the betting market for the 2024 NFL Draft.


Among the many storylines this week, past champ McIlroy is back at PGA National.
Anthony Kim is back but it has LIV Golf botched the big return?
George Savaricas and Eamon Lynch discuss Rory McIlroy’s nonchalant reaction to Talor Gooch’s LIV “asterisk” comment.
Over a dozen players from the Korn Ferry Tour/Q-School graduate category have played in just 3 of 9 events to begin this year.
McIlroy said he was willing to give Gooch ‘the benefit of the doubt’ related to Gooch’s recent comment.
Jake Knapp describes the confidence last week’s Mexico Open win gave him before he tees it up with Rory McIlroy for the first time in his career at the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss the New York Jets becoming a punching bag after offseason comments from ex-Jet wide receiver Mecole Hardman and Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss why it’s imperative that the Kansas City Chiefs give a long-term contract extension to lockdown cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith analyze the trade rumors involving Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson and discuss why they don’t feel like there’s much substance to the reports.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss the Denver Broncos situation with Russell Wilson, analyzing their treatment of the veteran quarterback during the season.

Local coverage

Tuesday’s loss to the 9-49 Pistons marked a low point in the season for the Bulls.
The Patriots are making significant changes in 2024, but Jerod Mayo insists they’re not intending to slight former head coach Bill Belichick.
Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is happy to see former colleague Jim Harbaugh return to the NFL.
The Eagles are willing to be patient as they wait for Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox to contemplate their football futures.


Perhaps the most telling way to gauge a football player’s popularity is to see how he’s viewed by other football players.
Defensive back Khalil Dorsey is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Five NFL head coaches are skipping the Scouting Combine.
Illinois defensive lineman Johnny Newton, the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year, will not run this week at the Scouting Combine.
The 49ers have completed a third interview for their defensive coordinator vacancy.