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Dan Quinn says Falcons will “evaluate” kicker spot after another Giorgio Tavecchio miss
Replacing Matt Bryant is proving as the placekicker in Atlanta is proving to be a bumpy road for Giorgio Tavecchio. Tavecchio missed his only field goal attempt, a 39-yard attempt, in Thursday night’s...
Pat Shurmur: Time to start asking Daniel Jones’ critics what they think
Everyone is surprised at Daniel Jones‘ performance thus far. Everyone, that is, except the Giants. Roundly criticized for using the sixth overall choice on the former Duke star, the Giants never...
It’s time for the preseason to be slashed in half
For nearly a decade, Commissioner Roger Goodell periodically has criticized the quality of preseason action with the not-so-subtle goal in mind of sliding the dividing line in the total 20-game season from...
Rashan Gary says he’s well after leaving game against Raiders
Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary left the sidelines on the back of a cart Thursday night in Winnipeg. However, Gary says there’s no need for alarm. “I’m well, thank you for your...
Cam Newton in walking boot after exiting preseason game
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera didn’t have many details on the state of quarterback Cam Newton‘s injured foot following Thursday night’s preseason game against the New England...
Josh McCown looked like the veteran he is
Who needs practice? Josh McCown came out of retirement, and five days later, he led the Eagles on two scoring drives. McCown, 40, relieved Cody Kessler after two drives in the first quarter and played late...
Jake Bailey needs work as Stephen Gostkowski’s holder
The Patriots already miss Ryan Allen. Rookie Jake Bailey has done just fine punting. He has three punts for a 46.7 yard average with one downed inside the 20-yard line. His holding skills, though, appear to...
Jordan Reed being evaluated for a concussion
Washington tight end Jordan Reed found himself in a familiar situation on Thursday night. Reed has dealt with a long list of injuries over the course of his NFL career and he spent some time with medical...
Rashan Gary carted off
The Packers sat out many of the players they brought to Winnipeg for Thursday night’s game against the Raiders after issues with the playing surface led to the game being played on an 80-yard field....
Multiple reports dispute claim that Patriots tried to trade for Trent Williams
After mutliple reports emerged on Thursday that the Patriots offered a 2020 first-round pick for Washington tackle Trent Williams, multiple reports emerged disputing that the Patriots had made such an...
Nick Foles throws a TD and an interception in Jaguars preseason debut
The Jaguars got their first look at quarterback Nick Foles in game action on Thursday night and the results were a mixed bag. The good included a clear rapport with wide receiver Dede Westbrook. Foles...
Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock could start year on IR
Drew Lock will be using the VR for the time being. And that time could be at least eight weeks if he starts on IR. Via Jeff Legwold of, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said it was possible his rookie...
Marshall Faulk training Ezekiel Elliott in Cabo
The viral photo on social media of Ezekiel Elliott on a plane returning to DFW on Friday brought hope in DFW that the star running back might be returning to the Cowboys. Alas, Elliott merely had a weekend...
Eric Reid delivers late hit to Ben Watson
After a week during which Patriots tight end Ben Watson took a shot at Panthers safety Eric Reid on Twitter, Reid took a shot at Watson on the field. In Thursday night’s preseason game between the...
Daniel Jones continues impressive preseason
The Giants continue to say Eli Manning remains the starting quarterback. Daniel Jones continues to make that look like a difficult decision. Jones is once again playing well in the preseason this evening,...
Tom Brady plays three series in lone preseason outing
Tom Brady didn’t leave New England’s game against the Panthers with a foot injury, which meant that he had the better night of the two starting quarterbacks at Gillette Stadium without a need to...
Derrius Guice runs well in return to game action
Washington running back Derrius Guice waited more than a year to get back into a game after tearing his ACL in last summer’s preseason opener and he showed some of the skills that led to high hopes...
Jets sign Quincy Adeboyejo, waive J.J. Jones
The Jets signed receiver Quincy Adeboyejo on Thursday, the team announced. They waived receiver J.J. Jones in a corresponding move. Adeboyejo signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He...
Cam Newton getting checked after taking sack
Oh, you know, nothing special, just a couple of MVPs playing for the first time this year. And one of them already has his team holding its breath. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Panthers counterpart...
Packers sit 33 players after field conditions become an issue
The Packers announced they will sit 33 players tonight, including Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. The team didn’t say why, but the reason is obvious. The Packers were expected to play their starters...
Eli Manning leads Giants to FG before departing
One series. Fourteen plays. That was enough for Pat Shurmur out of Eli Manning. Manning completed 4 of 8 passes for 41 yards on a drive that ended with a 41-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas. Two of...
Kenyan Drake out of walking boot
The Dolphins still have a skeleton crew on offense in tonight’s game. But they’re at least closer to getting a key contributor back on the field eventually. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami...
Field conditions in Winnipeg are an issue
The Packers were expected to play their starters in tonight’s preseason game in Winnipeg. They now are reconsidering because of a patch of turf in the south end zone. “We are still in the process of...
Hue Jackson reveals he has battled depression, says “I failed tremendously”
Hue Jackson doesn’t have a job, and no matter how hard he wishes to get another head coaching opportunity in the NFL, his time has passed. An 11-44-1 career record with two teams, including 3-36-1...
Derwin James underwent surgery Thursday
Chargers safety Derwin James had surgery Thursday to repair the stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Noted foot surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson performed...
Former Lions second-round pick Teez Tabor struggling to earn roster spot
The Lions used a second-round draft pick on cornerback Teez Tabor in 2017, and after two disappointing seasons, he may not make it to a third. Tabor hasn’t played yet in the preseason with a leg...
Tyrone Crawford hoping league sees his side after bar fight
Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford faces possible NFL punishment for a Florida bar fight in March. He talked about his status publicly for the first time Thursday, meeting with two beat reporters....
Saquon Barkley won’t play tonight
Giants running back Saquon Barkley won’t see any snaps in the preseason apparently. Barkley won’t play tonight against the Bengals in the team’s third preseason game, according to Dan...
Julian Edlow's NFL preseason daily fantasy advice
Can't wait until the regular season to start playing daily fantasy? Don't worry, Julian Edlow from DraftKings joins the Daily Line to give his best advice on how to stack a preseason lineup
Kliff Kingsbury: Michael Crabtree brings a lot for young receivers to learn from
After some initial stumbles, the Cardinals signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree to their 90-man roster on Wednesday night. On Thursday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury discussed the new addition to the...
It doesn’t appear Carson Wentz will play tonight
Eagles quarterbacks have taken the field to begin throwing before pregame warmups for tonight’s third preseason game. Josh McCown, Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson are on the field, John Clark of...
Cowboys covet, but can’t replicate, the Patriot Way
The #PFTPM podcast gives me a way to react to news that emerges during the day (after PFT Live concludes), to answer questions from you, and/or to babble on and on about whatever I’d like to babble on...
DeMarcus Lawrence ready for season opener, Eli Manning
DeMarcus Lawrence delayed shoulder surgery until after he got a long-term deal signed in April. Thus, the Cowboys defensive end only came of the physically unable to perform list this week. He won’t...
Vikings want to host another Super Bowl and bring draft to Minnesota
The Vikings want to bring the Super Bowl back to Minnesota. Vikings executive vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley said on Thursday that the team submitted an “expression of interest”...
Patrick Chung will face no league punishment, likely for a while
With Patriots safety Patrick Chung indicted on felony cocaine possession charges, Patriots fans are bracing for (and non-Patriots fans are rooting for) Chung not being available this season. While that...
Best of PFT: Bracing for Preseason Week 4
A Preseason Week 4 preview, the Kenny Stills situation in Miami and some funky Chris Simms tunes about Green Bay top Thursday's episode of PFT Live.
McCaffrey on playing with Cam, running philosophy
Christian McCaffrey talks to Peter King about maximizing all of the assets at his disposal, why he practices the way he plays, and what it's like to play with Cam Newton.
Will Fuller leaves practice early, Texans say he’s not injured
Texans coach Bill O’Brien was peeved to field questions about left tackle Matt Kalil‘s health at a press conference earlier this week and said that he’d give an injury report once the...
Warren Sharp reveals some NFL odds he's high on
Warren Sharp of joins The Daily Line to take a look at some early NFL odds and provide insights on what players and teams are good value bets.
49ers plan extensive preseason playing time for Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo will get a long opportunity to shake off his ugly preseason debut. Garoppolo, the 49ers quarterback who had a terrible game on Monday night, will get a lot of playing time on Saturday in...
Players you should avoid in fantasy football
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris stop by ‘Chris Simms Unbuttoned’ to explain why Eagles TE Zach Ertz is one of the players he’s avoiding in fantasy football drafts this year at his current ADP.
NFL teams with worst backup QB situation
Chris Simms, Paul Burmeister and Phil Simms list the worst backup quarterback situations in the league, including the Bears, Panthers and Jaguars.
Drew Lock training on virtual reality as thumb heals
Rookie Drew Lock will have to watch from the sideline Sunday when Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien play in the Broncos’ fourth preseason game. He continues to recover from a right thumb injury. Since he...
Fantasy Football must-have players: Chubb, Carson
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris joins ‘Chris Simms Unbuttoned’ to share the players he’s targeting heavily in fantasy football drafts this year, including Browns RB Nick Chubb.
PFT Draft: Best position groups in NFL
Mike Florio and Chris Simms draft the best position groups in the NFL, including the Colts offensive line, Rams wide receivers and more.
Andy Reid: Brett Favre looks like he could still play, let’s start that rumor
Brett Favre got out of the coming-out-of-retirement business for good in 2011. But Andy Reid thinks the 49-year-old Favre could still play. Favre visited Kansas City and talked to the Chiefs this week, and...
Kwon Alexander ready to play Saturday, more ready for Bucs
Kwon Alexander hasn’t played a game since Oct. 21 when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. The 49ers linebacker returns to the field Saturday, but he’s more looking forward to the season...
All eyes will be on Moore's playcalling in Dallas
Chris Simms and Paul Burmeister look at some of the overlooked storylines going into the season, including Kellen Moore's debut as a playcaller, the 49ers' rash of injuries and more.
Kevin Hogan to start for Broncos Saturday
Most teams are playing their third preseason game of the summer this weekend and that is generally the time when starters see their most extensive playing time of the exhibition season. The Broncos played...
Report: Cowboys offer to make Zeke “one of NFL’s two highest paid RBs”
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said in February that the team thought Todd Gurley‘s contract with the Rams was “probably where it starts” in talks with running back Ezekiel...