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Should Ezekiel Elliott hold out for a new deal?
With all the talk of all the Cowboys players who soon will be getting new deals, the one guy who gets mentioned the least is running back Ezekiel Elliott. Given the wear and tear inherent to position that...
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Is Russell Wilson sending the Seahawks a message?
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson created some news on Friday when asked by Jimmy Fallon whether Wilson anticipates getting the “biggest contract ever.” Here’s the far bigger question:...
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Blake Bortles will be a Ram
The man who Chris Simms says wasn’t on earth to throw a football will be not throwing a football, ideally, in L.A. Blake Bortles is finalizing a deal to become the backup quarterback of the Rams,...
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Raiders showing interest in linebacker Brandon Marshall
Add another defender to the list of free agents the Oakland Raiders are looking into. According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Raiders are interested in former Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall....
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Vikings trying to bring back Trevor Siemian
The Vikings are attempting to keep backup quarterback Trevor Siemian in Minnesota. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings are trying to re-sign Siemian to continue to serve...
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Cornerback Alterraun Verner announces retirement
Cornerback Alterraun Verner announced his retirement from football in a post on his instagram account on Monday night. “I want to officially announce my retirement from the NFL,” Verner wrote...
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Pat O’Donnell returning to Bears
The Bears have agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million deal with punter Pat O'Donnell, a source told PFT. O’Donnell, 28, has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Bears since they made him...
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Josh Kline visiting Vikings, other teams this week
Offensive guard Josh Kline indeed is expected to visit the Vikings this week as he currently is “coordinating visits with different teams,” Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Nick Easton...
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Jets sign Daniel Brown
The Jets agreed to terms with tight end Daniel Brown on Monday, according to Brown’s agent. Brown appeared in 14 games last season but played mostly special teams. He saw 23 snaps on offense without a...
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Cowboys to meet with former Seahawks second-round pick Malik McDowell
Two years after the Seahawks chose him with the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Malik McDowell has still not played a down in the NFL. But that doesn’t mean his career is over. McDowell is...
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Rashaan Melvin visiting Lions this week
Free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin is visiting the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Melvin, 29, spent last season in Oakland after signing a one-year, $5.5 million deal. He started...
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Report: Washington plans to use Ereck Flowers as a guard
Ereck Flowers didn’t do very well as a left tackle or a right tackle for the Giants and one of their NFC East rivals will reportedly be changing his position for the 2019 season. John Keim of ESPN.com...
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Eric Berry visiting Cowboys
The Cowboys quietly have addressed their needs with the return of Jason Witten, the re-signings of Tavon Austin and Cam Fleming and the additions of Kerry Hyder and Christian Covington. It leaves an obvious...
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Jay Ajayi to visit the Colts
The Colts have plenty of money to spend in free agency, and they may spend some on a veteran running back. Jay Ajayi has scheduled a visit with the Colts on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. ‏...
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Washington signs Ereck Flowers
Washington’s total number of players drafted by the Giants in first two rounds of the 2015 draft officially stands at two. After signing safety Landon Collins, a second-round pick of the Giants in...
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Cowboys sign Kerry Hyder
The Cowboys announced they signed free agent defensive end Kerry Hyder on Monday. They had a need for defensive linemen with Randy Gregory indefinitely suspended and David Irving a suspended free agent. The...
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Roster bonuses, other devices force teams to make early decisions
In Cincinnati, the Bengals held linebacker Vontaze Burfict through the first five days of free agency. In Miami, the Dolphins are squatting on defensive end Robert Quinn, in the hopes of eventually buying...
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Steelers host James O’Shaughnessy
Tight end Jesse James left the Steelers for the Lions early in free agency and Pittsburgh is now taking a look at another player to fill out the position group. Field Yates of ESPN reports that James O...
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Curtis Riley visits Packers
The Packers signed safety Adrian Amos, but it appears they still see a need at the position. Curtis Riley visited Green Bay today, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Riley, 26, spent last season with the Giants....
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Aaron Lynch on his way to Seattle for visit
The Raiders did not sign free agent linebacker Aaron Lynch, so he is now headed to Seattle for a visit, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Lynch and Manti Te'o had visits in Oakland on Monday. Lynch,...
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Could Vontaze Burfict visit Raiders after Manti Te’o, Aaron Lynch?
The Raiders are looking at linebackers and could have an eye on Vontaze Burfict, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The team is hosting free agents Manti Te'o and Aaron Lynch, according to Rapoport. Te...
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Lions wish Haloti Ngata well in his retirement
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata announced his retirement Monday morning. The Lions, with whom he spent three seasons, wished him well in a statement from General Manager Bob Quinn. “On behalf of the...
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Josh Shaw signs with Cardinals
Josh Shaw is headed to Arizona. The Cardinals announced that they have signed the defensive back to a one-year deal on Monday. Shaw finished last season as a member of the Buccaneers after signing with the...
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Dolphins sign Chris Reed
The Dolphins announced Monday they have signed guard/center Chris Reed. Reed spent the past four seasons with the Jaguars, where he played 25 games with eight starts. Seven of Reed’s starts came at...
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Change our minds: DeAndre Hopkins is best NFL WR
Is DeAndre Hopkins the best wide receiver in the NFL? Chris Simms and the Texans' star went to Washington Square Park to challenge NFL fans with their bold statement.
Texans sign Darren Fells
Tight end Darren Fells has found a new team. Fells was released by the Browns earlier this month after they were unsuccessful in their attempt to trade him to another club. PFT has learned, via a league...
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Analytics group calls Raiders trading Khalil Mack the best move of the year
The Raiders’ decision to trade away Khalil Mack was widely panned by football fans and the media. But not everyone hated the move. In fact, in the sports analytics world, the Raiders were given credit...
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Zac Taylor: Best for Bengals and Vontaze Burfict to make a fresh start
Word that the Bengals were releasing linebacker Vontaze Burfict was reported by several sources on Monday and the Bengals made the move official a few hours later. Burfict spent the last seven seasons in...
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Eagles agree to terms with Andrew Sendejo
The Eagles have agreed to terms with safety Andrew Sendejo on a one-year deal, Peter Schrager of NFL Media reports. The cap-strapped Vikings chose not to pick up the option on Sendejo’s contract,...
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Tyler Eifert ready to come back from latest “freak thing”
Tyler Eifert admitted it was hard for him to watch the video of his latest freak injury — a broken ankle in Atlanta which ended yet another season for him. But after some time, he actually came to find some...
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Looking at the NFL’s biggest non-Super Bowl upsets
So they wanted to come up with a way to get me to acknowledge the looming college basketball tournament during PFT Live and the best way to do it was to use the event as the starting point for a PFT Live...
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Vikings sign Ameer Abdullah
The Vikings announced they have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah, 25, returns to Minnesota after the Vikings claimed him off waivers in Week 10 of last season. The Lions selected Abdullah in...
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Tom Compton signs with Jets
The Jets are set to visit with Stefan Wisniewski on Tuesday and they have added another offensive lineman to the team on Monday. The team announced that they have reached agreement with Tom Compton on a...
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Ravens still hope to re-sign Robert Griffin III
The Ravens have worked to re-sign Robert Griffin III as Lamar Jackson‘s backup. Although it hasn’t happened yet, both sides still hope for Griffin’s return to Baltimore, Jeff Zrebiec of...
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Buccaneers sign Kentrell Brice
The Buccaneers have signed their third free agent defender of the offseason. Safety Kentrell Brice is the latest addition to the club. He joins linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Deone Bucannon as newcomers to...
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Stefan Wisniewski to visit the Jets
The Jets have done some good business in free agency, but they still don’t have a center. But they’re still looking for one, at least. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the...
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Report: Dolphins willing to pay some salary to facilitate Robert Quinn trade
Thanks to their willingness to pick up some of the quarterback’s salary, the Dolphins got a 2020 fourth-round pick in return for quarterback Ryan Tannehill in last week’s trade with the Titans....
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Simms goes 1-on-1 with DeAndre Hopkins
Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins goes 1-on-1 with Chris Simms to detail his relationship with Deshaun Watson, explain why Jalen Ramsey is so tough to go against and reveal his love for fashion.
Washington makes Adrian Peterson’s return official
Washington made Adrian Peterson‘s return official Monday, announcing his signing. It previously was reported he would sign a two-year, $8 million deal. Peterson, who turns 34 this week, ran 251 times...
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Dave Gettleman: Giants can still win while building
Sure, the Giants just took a huge cap hit to trade their best player, and their quarterback is on his last legs and expensive, and they don’t really have a replacement on hand. That’s no reason...
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Jabrill Peppers happy to be heading home
Jabrill Peppers is leaving a team on the rise to one that obviously is rebuilding, even if they can’t see it. But the safety is going home. Peppers said his family is more excited than he is about the...
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Best of PFT: Wilson wants a new deal
Russell Wilson hinting at a record contract and rumors of Ben Roethlisberger fumbling on purpose headlined Monday's PFT Live.
Raiders re-sign Dwayne Harris
The Raiders have added three new receivers to their roster since the start of free agency and they moved to hold onto a member of last year’s receiver group on Monday. The team announced that they...
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Max Unger wasn’t sure his body could make it through another year
Center Max Unger‘s retirement became public knowledge over the weekend, but the Saints were not caught off guard by the news. Unger said on a Monday conference call that he made the decision to stop...
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Deone Bucannon excited to play for Todd Bowles again
The 2019 Buccaneers are going a Cardinals flair to them as head coach Bruce Arians has filled out the staff with assistants who worked for him when he was in Arizona from 2013 to 2017. Among those coaches...
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Ex-cop charged with battery on former NFL player Desmond Marrow
Desmond Marrow had a brief NFL career, spending time with the Texans and Buccaneers without ever getting on the field for a regular-season game. In retirement, he’s experienced first hand an issue...
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Monday’s PFTOT hits several topics
When PFT Live ends, it doesn’t. Now, Simms and I keep going for another 20-30 minutes or so, talking about things we didn’t get to during PFT Live and/or things we want to get to again. Enter...
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NFL can't quit Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Haloti Ngata are the big winners from the weekend according to Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed.
NFL Bracket Challenge: Ranking AFC teams
Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed unleash their NFL Bracket Challenge for the AFC with the Super Bowl champs taking the top overall seed.
NFL Bracket Challenge: Ranking NFC teams
Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed drop their NFL bracket challenge with rankings of NFC teams including a big surprise with the No. 1 seed.
What’s next for Vontaze Burfict?
The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict, making him a free agent five days after free agency began. So what’s next for one of the dirtiest player in the league? Last year, conflicting...
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Recent history says teams will trade up to draft quarterbacks
As NFL teams increasingly reach the conclusion that the most valuable asset in football is a starting quarterback on his rookie contract, it’s getting more important than ever to draft the right...
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Bengals move on from Vontaze Burfict
The Vontaze Burfict era finally is over in Cincinnati. Burfict, who went from undrafted in 2012 to becoming a cornerstone of the Bengals defense, has been released, per multiple reports. Signed by former...
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