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Report: Jameis Winston braces for a suspension
The investigation regarding Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston remains open. Whenever it closes, the final decision could indeed be a suspension. Via, ESPN Tallahassee radio host Jeff...
Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”
It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine...
Report: 49ers may cut 2016 first-round draft pick Joshua Garnett
The 49ers liked guard Joshua Garnett so much in the 2016 NFL draft that they traded up to get a second first-round pick and acquire him. They don’t like him so much anymore. Garnett was drafted by...
Former Dolphins defensive tackle, Grey Cup MVP Chuck Klingbeil dies
Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Chuck Klingbeil has died at the age of 52, according to multiple reports. Klingbeil was the defensive MVP of the 1989 Grey Cup while a member of the Saskatchewan...
Edmonton adds Hackenberg to dibs list
The CFL has a unique system for allocating players, a highly-sophisticated process that is akin to calling “shotgun.” As to former Jets and (blink and you missed it) Raiders quarterback...
Pro Bowl to remain in Orlando for 2019
The Pro Bowl will remain in its relatively new home for at least one more year. Via the Orlando Sentinel, the NFL’s annual all-star game will return to Camping World Stadium for a third straight...
Wednesday’s #PFTPM has a Dak Prescott interview
Wednesday’s edition of #PFTPM has a special guest, from a special team. It’s Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott gave us 13 minutes of his time as part of his now annual tour to promote...
Free agent T.J. Ward: I wasn’t allowed to be player I wanted to be last year
T.J. Ward apparently didn’t enjoy his one season in Tampa. The safety started only five games for the Buccaneers, making 30 tackles with three pass breakups and no interceptions. “I wasn’t...
Jeff Triplette joining ESPN as rules analyst
ESPN has hired Jeff Triplette as a rules analyst, Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports. An ESPN spokesman declined comment, but a source confirmed the report to PFT. Triplette joins Joe Tessitore,...
Mayowa ready for opportunity in Arizona after “learning experience” in Dallas
Benson Mayowa played 36.2 percent of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps in 2016 when he had a career-best six sacks in 13 games. He played 36.5 percent of the defensive snaps in 14 games last season when he...
Bill O’Brien feels good about J.J. Watt “because J.J. feels good about J.J.”
If J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney stay healthy this season, the Texans defense should return to being a dominant unit. Houston dropped from No. 1 overall in total defense in 2016 to 20th last year. Watt has...
Chiefs reach injury settlement with Akeem Hunt
The Chiefs waived Akeem Hunt from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, reaching an injury settlement with the running back. Kansas City waived Hunt with a failed physical designation last month...
Willie McGinest predicts a Tom Brady “walkoff” if Patriots win the Super Bowl
Speculation on Tom Brady‘s future became a hot topic this week after he told Oprah that retirement is coming “sooner rather than later.” Two days later, Brady, who turns 41 in August, hinted at...
Texans claim Roderick Johnson off waivers
The Browns waived offensive tackle Roderick Johnson on Tuesday when they signed Greg Robinson, but Johnson didn’t have to wait long to find a new home. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings...
Brett Favre seeks to end youth tackle football
Brett Favre is remembered for his Hall of Fame football career, but if he has his way, he’ll also be known as much for ending youth tackle football in America. The former NFL MVP has become the face...
Giants name Kevin Abrams vice president of football operations
The Giants have given a longtime member of their personnel department a new title. Kevin Abrams has been the team’s assistant General Manager for the last 16 seasons and the Giants announced on...
Best of PFT: Tom Brady's Instagram reveal
Aaron Rodgers deserving more blame for the Packers' Super Bowl drought and Tom Brady's retirement hints highlight Wednesday's PFT Live.
New England an ideal landing spot for Eric Decker
If Patriots WR Julian Edelman is suspended, New England could look to add a veteran like Eric Decker to fill the void.
Who will Broncos partner with for stadium name?
The Denver Broncos plan to change their new stadium name, "Broncos Stadium at Mile High," once they find a new partner company.
Vikings sign Mike Needham, waive/injured Hercules Mata’afa
Rookie defensive end Hercules Mata'afa tore his ACL in a Vikings OTA practice earlier this month and the team made a move to fill his roster spot on Wednesday. The Vikings announced that they have...
Vance Joseph excited about rookie receivers
Broncos' rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton could potentially push out veteran receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, as head coach Vance Joseph searches for new playmakers.
Seahawks sign Rasheem Green, wrap up draft class
The Seahawks drafted nine players as part of this offseason’s overhaul, and now they’re all under contract. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks signed third-rounder ...
Prescott, Cowboys motivated to improve in 2018
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are motivated for a strong 2018 season after seeing the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.
Congressional hearing on sports betting set for next week postponed
The NFL was invited to offer testimony before Congress during a hearing on sports betting that was scheduled for next Tuesday, but the hearing will not be taking place as planned. David Purdum of
Kris Richard appears on fast track to becoming a head coach
The Cowboys drafted Leighton Vander Esch in the first round. They signed Kony Ealy, Jihad Ward and Joe Thomas in free agency. They could see the return of Randy Gregory from a suspension. But Cowboys...
Terrell Owens denies he’s influencing Julio Jones
The Falcons don’t need to be worried about Terrell Owens influencing Julio Jones, according to Terrell Owens. The Hall of Fame wide receiver denied that he was doing anything other than work out Jones...
Eric Decker thinks he’d be a good fit in New England
Wide receiver Eric Decker became a free agent in March and has yet to find a team for the 2018 season, but it sounds like he knows where he’d like to spend the upcoming season. Decker made an...
Aqib Talib said familiarity led to him to accept trade to Rams
The Broncos were determined to get cornerback Aqib Talib and his $11 million salary off the books. But they had to go to Plan B, after Talib rejected their first attempt. Talib told Andy Benoit of
Broncos come up with new name for their stadium
The Broncos haven’t landed a new naming rights sponsor for their stadium, but it will have a new name for the 2018 season. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team will present the name Broncos Stadium...
Mark Andrews wants to show kids they can play sports if they have Type 1 diabetes
The Ravens discussed plenty of things about tight end Mark Andrews before selecting him in the third round of this year’s draft, but coach John Harbaugh said that his Type 1 diabetes “wasn’t...
Falcons players are taking notice of Calvin Ridley
Before Falcons receiver Julio Jones worked out with Terrell Owens, the former Alabama receiver worked out with fellow former Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley. And Jones rubbed off on Ridley, apparently. Via...
Leon White, Rams center who wrestled as Big Van Vader, dies at 63
Leon White, a center who played for the Rams in a Super Bowl but was better known as the professional wrestler Big Van Vader, has died at the age of 63. “It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone...
Panthers apparently not close to Daryl Williams deal after all
The Panthers want to sign right tackle Daryl Williams to a contract extension and may do it before training camp. Unless they don’t. Following last week’s report that a deal could come soon...
Brandon Beane: Nathan Peterman hasn’t carried last year’s struggles over
When the Bills offseason program came to an end this month, word from Buffalo was that Nathan Peterman has a real chance to win the team’s starting quarterback job. That didn’t seem to be the...
Dak: Cowboys have 'special players' despite no Dez
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott opens up about team expectations following the release of wideout Dez Bryant and retirement of tight end Jason Witten.
Shaq Lawson may be on the bubble in Buffalo
Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson has had a disappointing two years in Buffalo. He may not have a third. Mike Rodak of has pegged Lawson as a player on the roster bubble with training camp...
Vance Joseph: Rookie receivers will help us in the fall
The Broncos took two wide receivers in the 2017 draft, but didn’t get much help from either Carlos Henderson or Isaiah McKenzie made much of an impact on the field as rookies. While both players...
Former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley finds a job
He wasn’t able to hang around long enough to see the Bills break their 17-year playoff drought, but former Buffalo General Manager Doug Whaley has found another chance to scout. The NFLPA announced...
Will Tom Brady actually play until he’s 45?
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady used to say that he’ll play for “10 more years.” After 10 or so years of that, #Tommy needed a new target. Enter 45. That’s been the magic number that...
Packers' Rodgers, Favre understand each other
Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre have had a tense relationship for years, but the Packers QB is starting to understand what his predecessor went through in Green Bay.
Daryl Johnston joins AAF's San Antonio franchise
Daryl Johnston is headed to the Alliance of American Football as GM of the AAF's San Antonio franchise and Mike Florio says the move proves how beneficial a minor league can be for front office staff as...
Mills: Eagles know what's needed to win second SB
Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills, aka the Green Goblin, talks to Mike Florio about whether or not he'd wear his Super Bowl ring or put it away and trying to win back-to-back championships.
CFL's Eskimos are reportedly interested in T.O.
Terrell Owens has reportedly drawn interest from the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, but Mike Florio doesn't see the Hall of Fame inductee playing in Canada.
Pryor blames ankle injury on bad season
Terelle Pryor needs to have a healthy season to prove that his move from quarterback to receiver was the right one.
Jaguars are now the hunted, not the hunters
The Jacksonville Jaguars' talent won't be able to take the NFL by surprise this season, and they know it. In fact, head coach Doug Marrone is preparing his team to be the hunted, not the hunters.
Bell not worried about body wearing down
Le'Veon Bell, who remains unsigned by the Steelers, is sending a message to Pittsburgh and future potential teams by saying he's not worried about the his body breaking down.
Eagles’ Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz is “throwing strikes like he always does”
Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills practiced against Carson Wentz during minicamp and thinks Wentz is just about back from last year’s torn ACL. Mills said this morning on PFT Live that Wentz doesn’t...
NFL must be careful with sports gambling hearing
The NFL will be testifying to congress as they look to get a cut of the sports gambling profit, but they must be careful not to push too far.
Timeline important to understand Brady quotes
Tom Brady's interview with Oprah made headlines this week. But the 6-week gap between recording and premiering is important to recognize when evaluating what the quarterback said.
Vinateri not slowing down anytime soon
Adam Vinateri is still going strong and may end up being the oldest player in the NFL.
Potential Gronkowski trade never got far
Since Rob Gronkowski wasn't approached about a trade by the New England Patriots, it wasn't a realistic option.
Brady hints at retirement age, may be trolling us
Tom Brady took to the comments section on Instagram to reveal when he will retire, but not all are buying it.
Le’Veon Bell isn’t worried about his body wearing down
Le'Veon Bell hasn’t been doing any football work with the Steelers this offseason and it hasn’t been on his own individual workout schedule at this point. Bell has been doing other training...