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Father says Joe Burrow has no problem with Cincinnati
Exhale, Bengals fans. There won’t be an Eli Manning situation at the top of this year’s draft. Jimmy Burrow, whose son Joe is likely to be the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, said his son has...
NFL tells teams “a number of important issues remain to be resolved” in CBA talks
A deal may or may not be coming. Regardless, the two sides are talking about it — even if they aren’t officially talking about it. On the same day that leaks emerged regarding the NFL Players...
Kyler Murray convinced he could play baseball, football in same year
Kyler Murray became the first athlete ever selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball and NFL drafts. He went ninth overall to the A’s in June 2018, and they paid him a $4.66 million...
“No disappointment” from Robert Saleh about Browns job
Robert Saleh is not the head coach of the Cleveland Browns today. Instead, he’s preparing for the NFC Championship Game. He seems OK with that. Via Scott Bair of, the 49ers...
Davante Adams: Pressure’s really on 49ers
The Packers won 13 games in the regular season and they’re taking a six-game winning streak with them into Sunday’s game, but they aren’t favored to beat the 49ers. Green Bay is a 7.5-...
Derrick Henry can be the first rushing leader in the Super Bowl since 2005
It’s not often that the league’s leading rusher gets to the Super Bowl, but Titans running back Derrick Henry can do it this season. After leading the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards in the regular...
XFL team claims Antonio Callaway
If Antonio Callaway wants to play football in 2020, his first chance will be in the XFL. According to Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the former Browns wide receiver was claimed by the XFL...
Mike McCarthy on Jason Witten coaching: Conversation for the future
Before the Cowboys played their final game of the 2019 season, tight end Jason Witten said he will make a “pretty quick” decision about whether or not he will play in 2020. Witten did not play...
If they play abroad, Steelers would prefer Mexico
The Steelers are happy to play an international game. But they have a clear preference on where that game would be. Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers president Art Rooney II said the...
Report: Frisman Jackson, Evan Cooper following Matt Rhule to Carolina
New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is bringing along a couple more coaches from his staff at Baylor along with him to Charlotte. According to David Smoak of ESPN Central Texas, Frisman Jackson and...
Za’Darius Smith says he was not fined for “Snubbed” undershirt
The NFL can be sticklers for uniform violations. Numerous players have been fined for wearing “unauthorized” apparel through the years and for touting messages for personal causes on undershirts...
Cowboys hire Al Harris to work with secondary
Mike McCarthy has hired most of his staff, but he still has a handful of openings to fill. The new Cowboys coach confirmed several hires Thursday, including offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, defensive...
Bears announce Bill Lazor, John DeFilippo hirings
The Bears announced their coaching changes Thursday, including the hirings of Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Coach Matt Nagy also confirmed the promotion of...
49ers are leery of the Aaron Rodgers “wrist flick from hell”
Every defense has respect for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner has enough respect for Rodgers that Buckner has used a nickname for the quarterback’s...
Joe Barry turns down USC to remain with Rams
Joe Barry turned down an offer to become USC’s defensive coordinator to remain with the Rams, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports. Barry reportedly interviewed for the Rams’ defensive coordinator...
Kyle Shanahan doesn’t expect George Kittle ankle injury to be an issue
When 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan rattled off the team’s injury situation before practice on Wednesday, he didn’t mention tight end George Kittle. And then Kittle didn’t practice, due to an...
Pat Shurmur sees a “bright future” for Drew Lock
The Giants selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall choice. Drew Lock went to the Broncos 36 selections later. Pat Shurmur worked with Jones last season. He has Lock as his quarterback this season. On...
Bengals hire Al Golden as linebackers coach
The Bengals are hiring Al Golden as their new linebackers coach, NFL Media reports. The Lions dismissed Golden after the season. He served two seasons as the Lions’ tight ends coach and two years as...
Travis Kelce remained limited Thursday; Chris Jones still out
The Chiefs’ injury report did not change Thursday. Tight end Travis Kelce remained a limited participant with his knee injury. It does not appear any more of a concern than it was last week when Kelce...
Power Rankings: Top conference championship games
Chris Simms and Tank Williams rank the top conference title games so far this century, with a pair of brothers both making their lists.
Kellen Moore will call plays for the Cowboys
Mike McCarthy called the plays in Green Bay while he doubled as head coach. It was long assumed he would do the same in Dallas. He won’t. McCarthy convinced Kellen Moore to remain as offensive coordinator,...
Phillip Lindsay undergoes wrist surgery
Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay underwent surgery on his right wrist for the second consecutive offseason, Mike Klis of 9News reports. Lindsay had “simple, clean-up arthroscopic procedure”...
Alvin Kamara named to Pro Bowl, giving Saints an 11th all-star
The Saints have added an 11th player to the Pro Bowl, increasing the franchise record. Running back Alvin Kamara will join teammates Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, Marshon Lattimore, Deonte Harris, Wil...
Jon Runyan defends decision not to fine Jadeveon Clowney
Former Eagles offensive lineman Jon Runyan is not a popular man in Philadelphia right now, after he decided not to fine Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for a hit that knocked Carson Wentz out of the...
George Kittle has full practice, Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander limited
The 49ers had every player on the practice field Thursday. The even better news: Tight end George Kittle was a full participant as coach Kyle Shanahan anticipated earlier in the day. Kittle sat out...
Everyone practices for Packers on Thursday
The Packers had full attendance at Thursday’s practice and all members of the 53-man roster got on the field for the workout. Green Bay only had one player miss practice for medical reasons on...
NFLPA informs players of areas of tentative agreement, “major issues” that remain
The NFL and NFL Players Association have made progress toward a new labor deal. But they’re not yet at the point where NFLPA leadership can recommend the ratification of a proposal. In an email sent...
Tagovailoa expected to make full recovery
Tua Tagovailoa is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the draft. Will he be a top-10 pick? The Daily Line crew weighs in.
Tremaine Edmunds replacing Dont’a Hightower in Pro Bowl
Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is a Pro Bowler for the first time. The team announced Edmunds will replace Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower on the AFC all-star team. Edmunds finished his second...
Derrick Henry: I get in a rhythm the more carries I get
The Titans have kept their season alive by winning their last three games and running back Derrick Henry has had a lot to do with those victories. Henry’s had at least 32 touches in each of those...
George Paton tentatively scheduled to interview with Browns this weekend
The Browns have scheduled interviews with Monti Ossentfort of the Patriots and Andrew Berry of the Eagles for Friday. They tentatively will interview the third candidate, Vikings assistant General Manager...
Logan Ryan back at practice for Titans
The Titans were missing one player at Wednesday’s practice, but cornerback Logan Ryan‘s absence wasn’t an extended one. Ryan was out with an illness as the team began on-field preparations...
Report: Justin Herbert chooses Athletes First to represent him
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa picked Leigh Steinberg to represent him, and Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert now has made a decision on his representation. Herbert signed with David Dunn and Justin...
Browns will interview Andrew Berry on Friday
The Browns will interview Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry for its General Manager job Friday, Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports. The team also has an interview scheduled for...
Best of PFT: Wavering on Championship Sunday picks
Relive the best moments from PFT Live on Thursday as Mike Florio and Chris Simms dive into the AFC and NFC Championship Games.
Marcus Mariota happy to help wherever he can
There’s no point pretending it’s normal, because it’s not. But faced with the unappetizing reality of being benched in midseason, former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota is choosing to...
Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminates relationship with Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown has no team, and for now he has no agent. Per an NFLPA source, agent Drew Rosenhaus has informed Brown in writing that the relationship between the two men has been terminated, conditionally....
George Kittle set for full practice Thursday
49ers tight end George Kittle sat out of Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, but there’s no concern that he won’t be able to play against the Packers on Sunday. That was the message...
Report: Panthers interview Ben McAdoo, Mike McCoy for assistant coach roles
A couple of former NFL head coaches are on the radar for jobs of Matt Rhule’s staff in Carolina. Joseph Person of reports that the Panthers have interviewed former Giants head coach...
Patrick Mahomes will be happier for Andy Reid than for himself if Chiefs win Super Bowl
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says that if his team wins the Super Bowl, the person he’ll be happiest for is coach Andy Reid. In fact, Mahomes said today that he’ll be happier for Reid than...
Packers will feel the pressure from 49ers defense
Veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers and rising star Jimmy Garoppolo face off in the NFC title game on Sunday. The Rotoworld crew breaks down if the Packers can avenge their regular season loss to get to Super...
Chiefs look to spoil Titans' run to the Super Bowl
Josh Norris and John Daigle break down the AFC Championship game as Patrick Mahomes and Derrick Henry look to will their team to a win and a trip to Super Bowl LIV.
Stefanski has the answers for Browns' offense
The Rotoworld crew examines how Kevin Stefanski's experience with Minnesota makes him the right person to help Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. reach expectations on offense.
Chargers TE Gates retires after 16 seasons
Josh Norris and John Daigle break down the unsurprising retirement of Chargers TE Antonio Gates after 16 seasons in the NFL.
Odell Beckham’s LSU adventure could create problems for him at work
However the situation plays out in Louisiana, Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has a potential problem in Cleveland. And at 345 Park Avenue, New York City. An arrest warrant has been issued for Beckham,...
Panthers hire Al Holcomb as defensive run game coordinator
After Luke Kuechly announced his retirement this week, Al Holcomb called it an honor to coach him when he was the linebackers coach in Carolina. Holcomb won’t be coaching Kuechly in 2020, but he will...
Panthers LB Kuechly retires at age 28
After eight NFL seasons, seven-time Pro Bowler Luke Kuechly surprised the football world when he suddenly retired on Tuesday. The Rotoworld crew takes a look at his decision and his impact.
Chris Jones will miss another practice Thursday
There won’t be a change in defensive tackle Chris Jones’ status at Thursday’s Chiefs practice. Jones missed last Sunday’s game with a calf injury and sat out of practice on Wednesday...
Don’t be surprised if LSU must disassociate from OBJ
More than a decade ago, the NCAA ordered USC to disassociate itself from Reggie Bush, who had received improper benefits from a third party while in college. Soon, the NCAA could make a similar decision...
Report: Eagles interested in James Urban for offensive coordinator
The Eagles need a new offensive coordinator and they’re reportedly considering a coach who was on Andy Reid’s staff when Reid was coaching in Philadelphia. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports...
Arrest warrant issued for Odell Beckham over alleged battery on police officer
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is potentially in legal trouble over an incident that took place in LSU’s locker room after Monday night’s national championship game. Video appears to...
PFT’s championship game picks
The postseason is rocketing toward a crescendo, and MDS enjoys a one-game lead with three to play because someone (i.e., me) foolishly believed the Vikings would beat the 49ers — and failed to...
Championship Best Bets: Can KC cover vs. TEN?
Mike Florio and Chris Simms unveil their best bets for Championship Sunday, including Kansas City covering as the favorite and the under with Packers-49ers.