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Geragos: Kaepernick “absolutely” wants to play
The NFL and quarterback Colin Kaepernick could have negotiated a resolution to his collusion grievance that would have ended forever his relationship with the league. Apparently, they did not. Appearing on...
Antonio Brown explains his disconnect with Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has removed from his list of Twitter “likes” one of the two tweets referring to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s history of off-field issues. Brown has...
Kaepernick’s agreement may include permanent separation clause
The NFLPA’s statement regarding the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance expressed in one breath a hope that Kaepernick will be back in the NFL and acknowledged in the next breath...
Reggie McKenzie joins Dolphins’ front office
Reggie McKenzie has accepted a job in the Dolphins’ front office as a senior personnel executive, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. The Raiders fired McKenzie in December after seven...
Trent Richardson scores game-winning TD in second AAF game
Trent Richardson couldn’t cut it in the NFL, but he’s making some waves in the AAF. Richardson’s Birmingham Iron played in their second Alliance of American Football game today, and they...
Demaryius Thomas escapes car crash with minor injuries
Free agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas suffered only minor injuries after losing control of his car early this morning. Thomas, who was cut by the Texans this week, lost control of his car while driving...
Antonio Brown faults Mike Tomlin for telling Steelers he quit
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is continuing to mix it up with fans on Twitter, and he suggested in one tweet that he holds coach Mike Tomlin accountable for the perception that Brown quit on the team...
Antonio Brown suggests that he doesn’t want a new deal, if traded
One of the potential complications of an Antonio Brown trade comes from the belief that Brown will want a new contract as part of his arrival at a new team. That may not be the case. “Not for the...
Charlie Ward’s basketball interest kept Dennis Green from drafting him
When considering the draft fate of a potential baseball player, the case of a former basketball player deserves consideration. In 1994, Heisman Trophy winner and national championship quarterback Charlie...
Leading medical journal calls on doctors to dial back dire warnings about CTE
The discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy eventually led to the creation of various media narratives about what it is, how it’s developed, and what it means. In many respects, those...
AAF’s larger bet relates to gambling technology
On the surface, it’s hard to understand how the Alliance of American Football will turn a profit. The TV deals are far from lucrative, the attendance has been decent but far from spectacular (...
Aaron Hernandez’s daughter won’t be able to pursue NFL lawsuit
The six-year-old daughter of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had sued the NFL for damages resulting from head trauma. That lawsuit will not proceed. Via the Associated Press, Judge Anita Brody...
Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge
Bengals running back Mark Walton will have some legal trouble to sort out this offseason. According to multiple reports, Walton was arrested in Miami. Reports differ on whether he was arrested late Friday...
Kyle Van Noy: Getting traded to New England was toilet bowl to Super Bowl
Kyle Van Noy was traded from the Lions to the Patriots during the 2016 season. New England went to the Super Bowl that season, and after the 2017 season, and after the 2018 season. Van Noy is enjoying...
Eagles’ Sidney Jones says staying healthy is No. 1 focus
Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones has had one of the more disappointing careers of recent NFL draft picks. Coming out of Washington, he was viewed as a possible Top 10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft — until...
Kliff Kingsbury: Josh Rosen has the “keys to the castle”
Kliff Kingsbury continues to talk up Josh Rosen and dispute the notion that Rosen doesn’t fit his Air Raid system. “Every time I’ve turned on the tape, there is something you like and something you...
Eric Reid’s potential PED testing grievance likely was settled, too
When it comes to the confidential settlement reached by and between the NFL, Colin Kaepernick, and Eric Reid, no one is saying anything. About anything. Beyond the announcements issued by the parties on...
Another candidate passes on chance to become Bengals defensive coordinator
The Bengals had to wait until after the Super Bowl to hire a head coach. They’re still waiting to get a defensive coordinator. According to NFL Media, the Bengals wanted to interview new Ohio State ...
Friday’s #PFTPM breaks down the Kaepernick/Reid settlement
With little information available about the details of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick/Eric Reid collusion settlement, there would seem to be little that could be said about the deal. The fact that...
Packers hire Kevin Koger, Jason Vrable
The Packers named Kevin Koger offensive quality control coach and Jason Vrable offensive assistant, the team announced Friday. Koger joins the Packers after six seasons at the collegiate level. He coached...
Quinnen Williams: I care about being best player I can be, not No. 1 overall pick
When you take a tour of the mock drafts popping up around the football world, former Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is usually projected to be one of the first few names to be called in the first...
NFL allows banned Combine attendees to be interviewed, too
The NFL’s softening of its nonsensical ban on participation in the Scouting Combine by players involved in certain off-field issues goes beyond permitting them to show up for physicals. Per a league...
Alabama officially hires Steve Sarkisian, Kyle Flood
The Falcons parted ways with former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian by their choice and former assistant offensive line coach and prospective game management assistant Kyle Flood moved on by his...
Jaylen Watkins stays with Chargers
Chargers cornerback Jaylen Watkins, who missed the entire 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason, will remain with the team for another year. Watkins is signing a one-year contract with the...
Donovan Smith: Nothing better than proving somebody wrong
No matter what some Bucs fans think of Donovan Smith, he is about to get paid. Starting left tackles are in short supply in the NFL, and Smith is only 25 and has started all 64 games in his career. Either...
Bills release Charles Clay
The Bills announced they released tight end Charles Clay on Friday. Clay was entering the final year of a five-year, $38 million contract after the Bills signed him to an offer sheet to lure him from the...
Patrick Peterson again will travel with opponents’ top WR
Steve Wilks’ defense took Patrick Peterson out of his comfort zone last season. Used to traveling with the opponents’ best receiver, the cornerback saw more zone coverage. Quarterbacks still...
NFL to allow previously banned players to attend Combine
In the NFL, Fridays are for settling. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the league has sent a memo to all 32 teams saying that three players who were previously banned from attending the NFL...
Local officials “cautiously optimistic” for Raiders return to Oakland
Since the Raiders don’t seem to have many reasonable options, it appears that reasonable minds have been able to set aside differences. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,...
NFL’s settlement avoids disclosure of emails, texts, testimony
The NFL, which has rarely met a P.R. crisis it hasn’t bungled, has made a wise and prudent move in settling the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion grievances. The buying of peace carries with it...
Dolphins sign Tank Carradine
The Dolphins have made a couple of additions to their defense. The team announced on Friday that they have signed defensive lineman Tank Carradine and cornerback Jomal Wiltz to their 90-man roster....
NFLPA pleased with settlement, hopes for a job for Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid resolved their collusion grievances against the NFL on Friday. The National Football League Players Association, which had helped fight the players’ case, released a...
Antonio Brown uses Twitter as a weapon against Ben Roethlisberger
It may not have escalated quickly, but it definitely has escalated. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, whose primary beef in Pittsburgh seems to be directed at quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, has weaponized...
Report: Antonio Brown will meet with Art Rooney after all
Steelers owner Art Rooney II went to Florida to meet with Antonio Brown, who didn’t want any part of it. Until he did. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Steelers-for-now wide receiver...
Will the Steelers play hardball with Antonio Brown?
Earlier this week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that the Steelers should take whatever they can get for Antonio Brown, even if it’s only a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020....
Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid resolve grievances with NFL
The collusion grievance filed by Colin Kaepernick against the NFL has been resolved, according to a statement by attorney Mark Geragos and the NFL.
Lions release Glover Quin
Glover Quin said at the end of the 2018 season that he would spend time this offseason thinking about whether he’ll play in 2019 and that he wasn’t sure whether he’d play for someone other...
Cardinals O-Line coach says people will “be surprised” how much we run the ball
The Cardinals’ decision to hire Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach has led to a lot of discussion about what their offense is going to look like in 2019. Given Kingsbury’s work on the college...
New Dolphins defensive coordinator wants to be “multiple”
When he was in high school, Patrick Graham wanted to grow up to work for the CIA. Then he went to work for the Patriots (some days, the jokes, they write themselves). But the new Dolphins defensive...
Kyle Van Noy “couldn’t believe” Rams didn’t try anything different
The Rams’ offense gave the Patriots’ defense a big advantage in Super Bowl LIII by running exactly what New England was expecting. That’s the word from Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy,...
Report: Antonio Brown has no plans to meet with Art Rooney II
Wide receiver Antonio Brown sent a farewell message to Pittsburgh this week and he has asked for a trade, but he remains a member of the Steelers and the team’s owner reportedly wants to have a...
Best of PFT Live: Kap report will only hurt image
From Colin Kaepernick AAF report to the possibility of the Raiders moving up to draft Nick Bosa, get caught up on the best of PFT Live.
Ron Rivera: We’ve got to protect Cam Newton and put playmakers around him
The Panthers are hopeful that quarterback Cam Newton‘s health will be better during the 2019 season and head coach Ron Rivera said on ESPN Friday that the team thinks Newton will be ready for camp...
Anniversary of Belichick firing in Cleveland
On this day in 1996, Bill Belichick was fired as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, jump starting his journey to dominance in New England.
Will there be a significant market for Nick Foles?
The Eagles seem to be intent on applying the franchise tag to quarterback Nick Foles, not to keep him but to trade him. Specifically, to trade him to a team other than the Giants or Washington. Given the...
What will Rams looks like in 2019?
Rodney Harrison joins Mike Florio to discuss Sean McVay's lack of adjustments in Super Bowl LIII, the status of Todd Gurley's knee, and how the Rams will change in the offseason.
Should NFL continue banning players from Combine?
The NFL has set a precedent for banning players from the NFL Combine for misconduct off the field, but Mike Florio argues that the move hurts NFL teams more than potential players.
Chad O’Shea on QB: Still in the evaluation process
Dolphins offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea didn’t land in Miami until after the Patriots won the Super Bowl, so he’s spent the last two weeks catching up on his new team. O’Shea said...
Walsh, Gibbs, Parcells' impact still felt in NFL
NFL columnist Bob Glauber discusses his new book 'Guts and Genius' and how '80s legends Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcells influenced the NFL.
Best 2019 DL free agents
From veteran Ndamukong Suh to rising youngsters like Grady Jarrett, Rotoworld's Josh Norris dives into the DL free agent class.
Preview: 2019 edge free agents
With Demarcus Lawrence and Jadeveon Clowney expected to be hit with the franchise tag, Rotoworld's Josh Norris highlights some edge free agents teams may want to sign.
2019 OL free agent class primer
With veteran Rodger Saffold on the market, Rotoworld's Josh Norris takes a look at where some of the other top OL free agents may end up in 2019.
Pre-AAF, Bill Polian kept his Colin Kaepernick opinions to himself
When on the same day the AAF says that it discussed a potential football contract with Colin Kaepernick and an unnamed source claims that Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to play for the upstart league...