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Offseason examination: Is Allen ready to step up?

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Offseason examination: ATL back to physical roots

With their offseason moves and bringing in Dirk Koetter, the Atlanta Falcons want to return to their roots of physical football.


Offseason examination: Spotlight on Cousins

The Vikings brought back some key pieces this offseason, but a lack of depth may keep Minnesota from bouncing back after a disappointing 2018 campaign.

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Delanie Walker says he nearly died from IV
NFL players rarely publicly discuss what they go through to get back on the field. As some have described, they go through 16 car wrecks a year, and that’s just the regular season. Pain meds and...
NFL hopes ban on Oklahoma drill trickles down to all levels of football
The NFL’s decision to tell coaches to stop using the Oklahoma drill in practice isn’t just about preventing NFL players from getting hurt. It’s also about the safety of the game at all...
Leonard Fournette: We’re not focused on the past
Anyone who has used a computer or other electronic device for any period of time is familiar with rebooting it as a step toward correcting a problem. Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said he is taking...
No news is no bad news dump
The Friday of Memorial Day weekend represents one of the prime receptacles for news that whoever generated it would rather no one notice. Three days loom of barbecues and swimming pools and dramatically...
Joey Bosa, now fully healthy, looks “awesome”
Joey Bosa was the favorite for defensive player of the year to open last season. But the Chargers defensive end missed the first nine games with an injured foot. He’s now healthy, and although he...
Antonio Brown wants someone to cut the grass at his house in Pittsburgh
The grass may be greener in Oakland, but it’s getting longer in Pittsburgh. Former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown‘s house is for sale. And he apparently didn’t make the appropriate...
Nate Sudfeld ready for chance to replace Nick Foles
Rarely has a backup ever faced the kind of pressure and scrutiny that Nate Sudfeld will in replacing Nick Foles. With Carson Wentz unable to remain healthy, Foles started 13 games the past two years,...
Cedric Ogbuehi taking first-team reps at RT for Jaguars
The Jaguars are expected to give second-round pick Jawaan Taylor every opportunity to win the starting right tackle job. But free agent Cedric Ogbuehi is taking all the first-team reps at the position in...
Report: Raiders to “host” Packers in preseason in Winnipeg
The summer wind is a Blue Bomber just doesn’t have the same ring to it, but the Raiders are headed to Winnipeg. According to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press, the Raiders and Packers are...
Jason Pierre-Paul posts first photos since car accident
Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is wearing a neck brace and smiling in the first photos he’s posted since suffering a neck injury in a car accident earlier this month. Pierre-Paul was...
Rams happy to have Aaron Donald in offseason program
The Rams aren’t accustomed to seeing Aaron Donald this time of year. This marks the first time in Sean McVay’s tenure as head coach that the defensive tackle has attended organized team...
Donovan McNabb isn’t a Hall of Famer
I’ve got no problem with Donovan McNabb believing that he’s a Hall of Famer. But that doesn’t make him a Hall of Famer. McNabb simply isn’t a Hall of Famer. For many Hall of Famers,...
Ndamukong Suh still in France but signs contract
Ndamukong Suh remains on vacation in France, but he signed his one-year, $9.25 million contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. Tampa Bay waived cornerback David Rivers to get...
Gerald McCoy wraps up visit with Browns; Ravens up next
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has wrapped up his first visit with a team since being released by the Buccaneers. McCoy was in Cleveland to meet with the Browns on Friday and Mary Kay Cabot of
Steelers have practiced using James Conner, Jaylen Samuels in backfield together
As they try to replace Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers will be using multiple running backs. They may be using multiple running backs at the same time. Via Sarah K. Spencer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,...
Raiders expecting big things from Tyrell Williams
Tyrell Williams said after last season that he considers himself a “No. 1 receiver.” Yet, he chose to sign with the Raiders only days after they traded for Antonio Brown, the clear No. 1...
Dontrelle Inman expects to catch on quickly with the Patriots
Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman expressed an interest in re-signing with the Colts before free agency started, but no deal materialized in Indianapolis and he was on the market for nearly two months before...
Texans appreciate the job D.J. Reader does
D.J. Reader has never made a Pro Bowl. His name likely is unrecognizable to the casual fan. The Texans, though, know exactly how important the nose tackle is to their defense. “He’s the best; I...
Jets ask to speak with Champ Kelly for G.M. opening
The Jets are trying to find a General Manager to pair with Adam Gase, and they want to talk to a guy with ties to their coach from his days with Denver. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jets...
Randall Cobb carrying a chip on his shoulder
Randall Cobb didn’t say it in front of the media, and he didn’t say it to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. But Cobb used the same words Earl Thomas did when Cobb ran into Cowboys quarterback Dak...
Simms QB School: Barack Obama
Chris Simms continues his quarterback school with a light-hearted look at President Barack Obama, who recently showed off his arm while visiting the Nationals Youth Academy.
Dak Prescott: Jason Witten “hasn’t lost a step”
A year away from football hasn’t affected Cowboys tight end Jason Witten adversely. “I guess the trick is to take a year off because he’s definitely gotten better, stronger and faster,”...
Joe Haden thinks Steelers can use doubts to their advantage
The Steelers spent some time this week talking about the improved atmosphere around the team after things got a bit toxic during the messy end to the 2018 season, but it will take some time to see if that...
Chris Simms and George W. Bush bonded in the Texas weight room
It’s not quite Stepbrothers, but it’s close. During Friday’s PFT Live, Chris Simms told the tale of his friendship with George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. Simms said...
Cameron Jordan not worried about being paid like peers
Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan keeps noticing defensive stars collecting gigantic new deals. And while he’s got a strong case for an eventual extension, Jordan said wanting to stay with the...
Which fan base most deserves a playoff win?
In honor (there’s no honor in it, I suppose) of the Lions going 10,000 days (now 10,001) without winning a playoff game, Friday’s PFT Live had a draft in honor (again, no honor in it) of the NFL...
Golden Tate: I hope Eli to Daniel Jones turns out like Favre to Rodgers
Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is laying out the best-case scenario for the Giants replacing longtime franchise quarterback Eli Manning with rookie first-round pick Daniel Jones. Tate said on SiriusXM NFL...
Adam “Pacman” Jones announces his retirement
The NFL career of Adam “Pacman” Jones has come to an end. Jones posted a video to his Instagram account saying that “it’s official that I’m done with the NFL.” Jones was...
Matt LaFleur: Choosing wideouts like “filling out a basketball roster”
With the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, basketball is in the air in Wisconsin right now. Packers players like David Bakhtiari and Aaron Rodgers have been taking in games (and taking in beers) and...
John Dorsey urges Browns fans: “Don’t believe the hype”
The Browns are less than 17 months removed from an 0-16 finish. But times have changed dramatically in Cleveland, starting with the arrival of quarterback Baker Mayfield. Last season’s spike to 7-8-1...
Browns sign Sione Takitaki to wrap up draft class
The Browns have all seven of this year’s draft class under contract. Linebacker Sione Takitaki was the last unsigned pick, but the team announced on Friday that the third-round pick has agreed to his...
Buccaneers cut a guy to make room for Ndamukong Suh
The Buccaneers will have a big addition to the roster soon. They needed to make a somewhat smaller move to make room for it. The Buccaneers announced they were waiving cornerback David Rivers. He was...
XFL hopes to buy some AAF equipment
Vince McMahon apparently doesn’t believe in curses. As the XFL begins to compile equipment for its debut in 2020, the league has gone bargain shopping. Via the San Antonio Express-News, the XFL hopes...
PFT Draft: Fan bases that deserve playoff win
There are some NFL fan bases that are starving for a playoff win, looking at you Bengals and Browns fans.
Adam Gase is right: For the fans, winning is all that matters
Jets coach Adam Gase navigated his way through a hostile press conference on Thursday, countering an at-times withering cross examination from reporters in the world’s top media market. And at one...
Simms once played catch with George W. Bush
Chris Simms opens up about the time when George W. Bush visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006.
Offseason examination: Is Allen ready to step up?
Bills QB Josh Allen showed off his athleticism in his rookie year and now he needs to improve his accuracy in year two.
Hail Mary exemption from replay could be a mess
Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay believes it will be easy to define a Hail Mary play, but Mike Florio isn't so sure.
Offseason examination: Cam's health is key for CAR
After a 7-9 season in 2018, the Panthers are looking for a return to the playoffs in 2019, but their success hinges on the health of Cam Newton.
Multiple key Falcons defenders skipping OTAs
There are several Falcons defensive players who are not participating in OTAs, which could start to become a problem as the offseason rolls on.
Who ya got: Dak Prescott or Jared Goff?
Which quarterback would you be more willing to sink big money into, Dak Prescott or Jared Goff? Mike Florio and Chris Simms are on the same page.
Florio: McNabb not close to Hall of Famer
Donovan McNabb insists he belongs in the Hall of Fame, but Mike Florio and Chris Simms explain why he's wrong.
Aaron Rodgers fails at beer chugging
Packers lineman David Bakhtiari took it to his quarterback during a beer-chugging contest at Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.
Top 10 rookies that are banged up ahead of season
Josh Allen, NIck Bosa, Quinnen Williams are all a little banged up now ahead of the regular season, but who else makes the list?
Michael Thomas willing to be patient for payday
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is going to get paid. Perhaps soon. Certainly a lot. But the idea of not going through OTAs didn’t occur to Thomas, who has a valid claim as one of the league...
Offseason examination: Titans need consistency
The Titans were just one win away from reaching the postseason last year, but now they're entering the 2019 season with plenty of question marks.
Will 40-yard dash tournament actually happen?
Rumors are flying that a 40-yard dash tournament featuring NFL players will take place before training camp begins, but Mike Florio is skeptical.
Adam Gase is right coach to save Jets
The Jets have had a wild offseason and now it's up to Adam Gase to get his team to just worry about winning football games instead of focusing on front office drama.
How Patrick Mahomes can improve in 2019
Even though Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes won the NFL MVP award in his first season, he's pushing himself to be even better in his second season.
Washington counting on Smith to mentor QBs
Alex Smith is trying to contribute in some way while he's out with an injury and can do that by mentoring other quarterbacks.
Donovan McNabb: I’m a Hall of Famer, better numbers than Troy Aikman
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has never even been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he believes he should already have a bust in Canton. “I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers...
Eric Weddle: I’m here to push John Johnson to the next level
When safety Eric Weddle signed with the Rams following his release by the Ravens earlier this year, he called it a “dream scenario” to return to Southern California after growing up and starting...
How will Suh fare in Tampa Bay?
Ndamukong Suh is heading to Tampa Bay and it has the potential to be volatile if the Bucs don't win early.