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NFL fines Lavonte David for unpenalized helmet throw
The opening game of the season featured Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David removing his helmet and throwing it onto the ground after failing to make an interception on a third-down Dallas play in the red...
Patriots’ Trent Brown out vs. Jets
The Patriots will be without their starting right tackle on Sunday. Brown, who had previously been listed as questionable with a calf injury, was ruled out for tomorrow’s game against the Jets, the...
Lamar Jackson should get his second contract done now
Here’s something I meant to post on Tuesday. The sentiment still applies today, because the thing that needs to happen still hasn’t happened. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson hasn’t signed...
Bears put Larry Borom on injured reserve
The Bears ruled tackle Larry Borom out with an ankle injury on Friday and his absence will stretch beyond this Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Borom was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, so he...
Raiders place Marcus Mariota on injured reserve
It was known that the Raiders wouldn’t have quarterback Marcus Mariota for multiple weeks, given the quad injury he suffered during his lone snap on Monday night. He’ll miss at least three weeks...
Darnell Savage, Lucas Patrick listed as questionable for Packers on Monday night
The Packers announced their injury designations for Monday night’s game against the Lions on Saturday afternoon. Safety Darnell Savage (shoulder) and left guard Lucas Patrick (concussion) are listed...
Jaguars call up Laquon Treadwell for Sunday
Last year, the Jaguars gave 2015 second-round receiver Devin Smith a chance to play on Sunday, bumping him from the practice squad. This week, receiver Laquon Treadwell gets the opportunity instead. The...
Seahawks elevate Robert Nkemdiche to active roster, rule out Dee Eskridge
The Seahawks opened a window for defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche to play in his first regular season game since 2019 with a roster move on Saturday. The Seahawks announced that they have elevated...
Julio Jones fined $10,815 for unnecessary roughness
An unnecessary roughness penalty in last Sunday’s game earned Titans wide receiver Julio Jones a rebuke from head coach Mike Vrabel and the NFL wasn’t happy about it either. The league announced...
Two more members of Saints’ staff out because of COVID-19 protocols
Two more members of the Saints’ staff will be unavailable for Sunday’s game because of issues related to COVID-19. The Saints announced today that assistant head coach/defensive line coach Ryan...
D’Andre Swift, Kalif Raymond questionable for Lions on Monday night
Running back D'Andre Swift is one of four Lions players listed as starters on the team’s depth chart who are listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Packers. Swift is...
Inside the Josh Sweat extension
The Eagles have using recent Saturdays to give out new deals. Last week, it was tackle Jordan Mailata. This week, it’s defensive end Josh Sweat. Sweat, a fourth-round pick in 2018, was due to make $...
Bengals elevate Sean Davis to active roster
With safety Ricardo Allen out for Sunday’s game at Chicago, the Bengals need another safety. They have one, thanks to the elevation of safety Sean Davis. Davis, who arrived recently after being let go...
The first episode of the Playmakers podcast has landed
This isn’t news to those of you who have: (1) preordered Playmakers; and (2) signed up for the Playmakers podcast. You’ve already gotten it in your email inbox. For everyone else, it’s a...
Panthers fans not happy that “Keep Pounding” chant disappeared in Week One
Panthers fans had reason to be happy about the outcome of their team’s Week One game. They weren’t happy about something that happened, or more accurately didn’t happen, during the game....
Eagles sign Josh Sweat to three-year extension
Saturday has become extension day for the Eagles. A week after signing left tackle Jordan Mailata to a four-year, $64 million contract extension, Philadelphia announced the team has signed defensive end...
Patriots sign Brian Hoyer to 53-man roster
Brian Hoyer continues to be a yo-yo, a ping-pong ball. Currently, he’s back on the New England roster. Adam Schefter of reports that Hoyer has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots. Last...
Von Miller forgot he was mic’d up when he compared Teddy Bridgewater to Peyton Manning
During Sunday’s win over the Giants, Broncos linebacker Von Miller made a very strong comment regarding the impact of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the team. Recently, Miller expressed regret that...
Jermichael Finley: Packers should be prepared to switch to Jordan Love by Week Four
It’s way too early for the Packers to panic. Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that panic could soon be justified. Finley has been candid in the aftermath of Green Bay’s...
Jalen Ramsey expects to move around extensively in 2021
Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey probably should be known moving forward as Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey. In 2021, the Rams will be moving Ramsey around each week, depending on the opponent. “Last...
Kendrick Bourne helping Patriots’ defense prepare for Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur
Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne spent the last four seasons in San Francisco, where Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur was the passing game coordinator. So with the Patriots now preparing to...
Bill Belichick offers 1,500-word discourse on long snappers, off the top of his head
There’s a misconception about Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s dealings with the media, that he doesn’t like talking to reporters and mostly grumbles one-word answers. In fact, although...
Ravens place Chris Westry on injured reserve
The Ravens have placed a 15th player on injured reserve, with cornerback Chris Westry the latest. The team announced the move Friday, leaving it with two open spots on its 53-player roster. The Ravens...
Are some NFL players using fake vaccination cards?
The NFL’s high vaccination rate possibly isn’t real. Via Kalyn Kahler of, two NFL agents said that players have asked them to help get fake vaccination cards. “I think it is a lot...
Pride of the Lions inductee Roger Brown dies at 84
Former Lions and Rams defensive tackle Roger Brown died Friday, the Lions announced. He was 84. Brown made six Pro Bowls in 10 NFL seasons, seven played with the Lions and three with the Rams. Detroit made...
Michael Irvin on Aaron Rodgers: If you’re thinking about retiring, you’re already retired
Many are chalking up Green Bay’s bizarre Week One loss to the Saints as stuff happens. The question is whether that stuff will keep happening. Most think it won’t. If it does, Hall of Famer...
Report: Patriots to place Quinn Nordin on injured reserve
The Patriots are expected to place rookie kicker Quinn Nordin on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Nordin has an abdomen injury, but the Patriots hope he can return sometime in November....
Brandon Aiyuk surprised at his lack of opportunity in season opener
Brandon Aiyuk split snaps with Trent Sherfield on Sunday, with Aiyuk playing 26 of 55 and Sherfield 27. Aiyuk never saw a pass thrown his way, while Sherfield made two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown....
NFL believes Dexter Lawrence offside call was correct
Amid real questions as to whether Giants defensive Dexter Lawrence was actually offside for a missed 48 yard field-goal try that gave Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins a mulligan from 43, the NFL has come...
Former Vikings offensive lineman Steve Riley dies at 68
Former Vikings offensive tackle Steve Riley died Thursday, the team announced. He was 68. Riley died the day after the funeral service for Mick Tingelhoff, his teammate for five seasons. Tingelhoff died...
Steve Keim on Chandler Jones: We’re not in business of moving on from good players
Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones confirmed earlier this week he asked for a trade this offseason after not getting an extension. He told reporters to ask General Manager Steve Keim for details. So Keim...
Saints place Marcus Davenport, Kwon Alexander on injured reserve
The Saints placed starting defensive end Marcus Davenport and starting linebacker Kwon Alexander on injured reserve Friday. Players on injured reserve are eligible to return after missing three games....
NFL Week 2: What PFT PM can't wait to see
Mike Florio and Myles Simmons reveal the things they are most looking forward to heading into the second week of the 2021 NFL season.
NFL Week Two injury report roundup: A lot of question marks for the Ravens
Week Two of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Washington and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury...
NFL Week 2 PFT PM preview: Packers vs. Lions
The Green Bay Packers are hosting the Lions, and Mike Florio and Myles Simmons discuss whether Aaron Rodgers will snap out of his funk at Lambeau Field.
NFL Week 2 PFT PM preview: Chiefs vs. Ravens
Mike Florio and Myles Simmons look ahead to the marquee Sunday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens and whether Lamar Jackson can overcome the injuries that have...
PFT PM: NFL Week 2 buy or sell
Mike Florio and Myles Simmons answer some of the hottest questions heading into Week 2 of the NFL season.
Will Tom Brady play until he's 50?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback believes he can play until he's 50 years old. However, Mike Florio and Myles Simmons have differing opinions.
Is Mahomes-Jackson the best QB rivalry in the NFL?
Mike Florio and Myles Simmons argue whether the dual between the youngest MVPs in NFL history is the best in the league or whether it's too one sided.
Has Heinicke earned WFT starting job for season?
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke believes he has earned the starting job for the rest of the season, but Mike Florio and Myles Simmons don't totally agree.
Browns punter Jamie Gillan: I cost us the game
Browns punter Jamie Gillan fumbled a snap in the fourth quarter on Sunday, setting up the Chiefs’ game-winning touchdown. He says the loss is on him. Gillan called his dropped snap a “massive mistake” and...
Campbell, Ravens have sense of urgency
After a tough loss against Las Vegas in Week 1, Calais Campbell says the Ravens are "fighters with a lot of heart" and he's not worried about Lamar Jackson trying to come out and do too much in Week 2 vs....
Lamar Jackson has an 'opportunity' against Chiefs
NBC Sports broadcaster Maria Taylor explains the significance of Week 2's AFC showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.
Saints won’t have seven coaches for Sunday’s game
The Saints coaching staff will be short-handed Sunday. They will not have seven coaches because of COVID-19 protocols. The team announced offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle,...
Myles Garrett doesn’t think it will take long to get used to playing with Jadeveon Clowney
Largely forgotten in Cleveland’s close-but-no-cigar game against the Chiefs was the fact that a pair of former No. 1 overall picks got a chance to play together for the first time. Both Myles Garrett...
Eagles fans embrace Hurts after play vs. Falcons
Eagles fans finally seem to be embracing Jalen Hurts as the No. 1 quarterback option in Philadelphia after his performance against the Falcons in Week 1, and his jersey sales are seeing a major uptick as a...
Holley predicts career game for Rodgers vs. Lions
Michael Holley predicts that Aaron Rodgers is going to have one of the best games of his career on Monday night against the Detroit Lions after his performance in Week 1 against the Saints.
Jones shows potential with Giants
Michael Smith and Michael Holley highlight Daniel Jones' performance with the New York Giants and what his potential could be with the team in the future.
Josh Jacobs ruled out, Yannick Ngakoue expected to play in Week Two
The Raiders won their season opener with a thrilling victory over the Ravens. Now they’ll have to travel across the country and play without their top running back. Head coach Jon Gruden told...
Could Heinicke be WFT's franchise QB?
As a team that has been through multiple quarterbacks in the last few years, Michael Holley and Michael Smith wonder if Washington has found their franchise QB in Taylor Heinicke.
Bradley Chubb questionable for Sunday
Bradley Chubb is once again questionable. The Broncos’ edge rusher was inactive for last week’s victory over the Giants. After injuring his ankle during a late-August practice, Chubb was limited...
Carlton Davis is questionable for the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury
The Buccaneers may be without both of their Week One starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Falcons. Sean Murphy-Bunting will miss the game with an elbow injury. Carlton Davis, who didn’t appear...
Trae Waynes out, Markus Bailey and Darius Phillips questionable
Cincinnati will officially be without Trae Waynes again in Week Two. The Bengals have ruled the cornerback out for Sunday’s game with his hamstring injury. Waynes was not able to practice all week....