NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Eagles will be slow and steady in grooming Wentz as their QB

    Philly.com "For three years, things couldn't happen quickly enough for the Eagles. They hired fast-talking Chip Kelly, who installed his Machine Gun offense and enacted a slash-and-burn roster reorganization. Kelly got instant production from Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and even Mark..." May 25

  • Jim Mora: Josh Rosen would have gone No. 1 in draft if eligible

    NFL.com "As a UCLA freshman, Josh Rosen wasn't eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft. But had he been, Bruins coach Jim Mora believes his quarterback would have been chosen No. 1 overall. "In my opinion he (would have been) the best quarterback in the draft and he would've gone first," Mora told The Rich..." May 21

  • Rico Gathers signs with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Jaylon Smith wasn’t the only Cowboys draft pick to close out the week by signing his rookie contract with the team. The team announced that tight end Rico Gathers has also agreed to a four-year deal. With the sixth-round pick’s deal done, the Cowboys are left with three unsigned..." May 20

  • Wentz: 'It's awesome' that Bradford is willing to help him

    Delaware Online "Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz said “it’s awesome” that starter Sam Bradford is willing to help him along. Wentz met Bradford for the first time Monday and said “there’s been no tension at all.” Then he took part with Bradford and the rest of the team Tuesday in the first day of a..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Packers sign third-rounder Kyle Fackrell, leaving just first-rounder

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers took care of third-rounder Kyle Fackrell Thursday, meaning most of their draft pick business is done. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, getting the Utah State linebacker under contract leaves just first-rounder Kenny Clark as their last remaining pick to be signed." May 13

  • Panthers sign first-rounder Vernon Butler, wrap up draft class

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers will take the field for their first rookie minicamp later this morning, and when they do, their entire draft class will be signed. The team announced that first-round pick Vernon Butler had signed, wrapping up the last of the deals with their five picks." May 13

  • Carson Wentz expected to sign his Eagles deal later today

    Pro Football Talk "By the end of the day, the Eagles will have all their quarterbacks on hand and under contract, both the one with his tail between his legs and the one who will be closely on said tail. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz is expected to sign his rookie contract when..." May 12

  • Derrick Henry impressing Titans before he takes a snap

    Tennessean "Rookie running back Derrick Henry hasn’t taken a single snap for the Titans, but he’s already drawn plenty of attention from his new teammates. The Heisman Trophy winner stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 247 pounds, the kinds of numbers that even open the eyes of veterans such as tight end Delanie..." May 12

  • Ayers apparent? Seventh-rounder Demarcus Ayers looks to succeed Antonio Brown as Steelers punt returner

    Beaver County Times "Nearly 48 hours and a "mere" 204 picks later, the Steelers selected a player from the University of Houston in this year's NFL Draft. Just not that one. No, Demarcus Ayers isn't William Jackson III and doesn't even play defense. Jackson, of course, had been the Steelers' presumptive..." May 11

  • A Storybook Journey For Brandon Doughty

    NFL.com "This is almost too good to be true. A little boy grows up a huge Dolphins’ fan. Lived 10 minutes from training camp. Had a big Dan Marino poster on his bedroom wall, positioned so when he opened his eyes each morning, that’s the first thing he saw. Went to as many Dolphins games as he could,..." May 11

  • Is Wentz ready? K.C. Keeler thinks so

    Philly.com "The speed is what everyone worries about. Even Carson Wentz admitted the most noticeable difference between what he saw during his playing days at North Dakota State and what he faced at the Senior Bowl earlier this year in Mobile, Ala., was the speed of the game. Wentz will get another taste..." May 11

  • Get to know the Bears’ undrafted free-agent signings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Don’t underestimate the value of undrafted free-agent signings. At various points last season, Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio started seven players who went undrafted to start their NFL careers: linebackers John Timu, Christian Jones, Jonathan Anderson and LaRoy Reynolds, safety Harold..." May 09

  • Countess, snubbed at combine, gets chance with Eagles

    Philly.com "When the Eagles prepared for the draft, Auburn defensive back Blake Countess was someone they targeted even though he was not invited to the scouting combine. The team watched film of the 5-foot-10, 184-pound Michigan transfer and considered him "a favorite player of ours," according to..." May 09

  • Rams’ Jared Goff ‘doing great job’ learning offense

    Sportsnaut "Jared Goff’s first introduction to the Los Angeles Rams’ offense went swimmingly, based on comments made by head coach Jeff Fisher during the team’s rookie mini-camp over the weekend. “He’s doing a great job picking up our offense,” Fisher said, per the team’s website. “We’ve given him a lot..." May 09

  • Texans star DeAndre Hopkins excited about arrival of Will Fuller, Braxton Miller

    Houston Chronicle "The arrival of rookie wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller on the Texans' roster through the draft immediately created ambitious thoughts of a multi-dimensional passing game built around them complementing centerpiece DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins shares that vision, and the selections of two..." May 09

  • Titans have found productive defensive backs late in draft

    Tennessean "Jason McCourty remembers the feeling. He was sitting in his New Jersey home. Staring at the TV. Surrounded by a few friends and family members. And waiting, and waiting, and waiting … “I remember my mom got so through with it she just went back in her room and just stopped watching it,”..." May 09

  • Don't be surprised if the Eagles start Carson Wentz sooner than expected

    Philly Voice "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the NFL's number No. 2-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is not among the top 10 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates on Bovada.lv, a Canadian based betting website. And not only that, there are players who were drafted as late as the fifth round who..." May 09

  • Eagles' Wentz needs to learn the value of sliding

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz, meet the feetfirst slide. Learn it and learn to love it. It will be your friend. The new Eagles quarterback never slid at North Dakota State. While NFL quarterbacks are considered defenseless once they are in the process of sliding and are off-limits to defenders, their college..." May 08

  • For now, Lions' Taylor Decker lines up at left tackle

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions insist they haven’t decided yet which side of the offensive line first-round pick Taylor Decker will man this fall, but for now they’re playing the Ohio State product at left tackle. Decker, the 16th overall pick in last month’s draft, opened rookie minicamp Friday playing the..." May 08

  • Kenny Clark dislikes NFL’s rule forcing him to leave Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "Packers first-round pick Kenny Clark wants to keep working with his team after this weekend’s rookie minicamp ends. The NFL won’t let him. Because UCLA’s academic year goes until June, Clark can’t do offseason workouts in Green Bay, as his teammates can. League rules prohibit rookies from..." May 08

  • Jacoby Brissett knows all about the Patriot way

    Boston Globe "The NFL Players Association keeps track of every player-agent relationship in the NFL. Next to Jacoby Brissett’s name is one word: Self. It implies that Brissett is venturing out naively into the NFL world without much guidance or direction. Of the 253 players drafted last weekend, Brissett is..." May 08

  • Jeff Fisher: Jared Goff is “doing a great job” of picking up the offense

    Pro Football Talk "Only nine days ago, the Rams made quarterback Jared Goff the first pick in the draft. Through two days of rookie minicamp, Goff is doing well. “As far as Jared is concerned, I thought he did a really good job,” Fisher told reporters on Saturday. “A little frustrated at times for him because..." May 08

  • Christian Hackenberg reports to Jets, but Ryan Fitzpatrick's absence lingers

    USA Today "Christian Hackenberg, the latest quarterback whom the New York Jets are hoping can become the long-term solution at the position, embarked on his NFL career Friday as the team opened its rookie minicamp. The No. 14 he wore at Penn State, before the Jets selected him with the 51st overall pick..." May 08

  • Dolphins' Tunsil says allergic reaction caused by dolphinfish

    The Score "Laremy Tunsil will likely be less experimental with his diet going into his first professional season. In a somewhat ironic twist, the Miami Dolphins first-round pick attributed an allergic reaction that delayed his introductory press conference to mahi mahi, a type of dolphinfish. While the..." May 07

  • Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin is just an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot, so maybe he shouldn’t be compared to a star like Russell Wilson just yet. But coach Pete Carroll is doing it anyway. Carroll said as the Seahawks opened rookie minicamp on Friday that he sees a lot of..." May 07

  • Vikings’ German receiver learns how much he has to learn

    Pro Football Talk "After the first day of rookie minicamp, Moritz Boehringer knows just how much he doesn’t know. Boehringer, a sixth-round draft pick of the Vikings whose only football experience is in a German league, acknowledged after the first rookie practice that while every rookie has to learn the offense,..." May 07

  • Cloaked in secrecy, Braxton Miller switched to WR to prepare for his NFL dream

    ESPN "Just days after Braxton Miller's NFL dream began, he returned to the place where he secretly reinvented himself and fashioned his NFL future one year ago. Inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the Jugs machine ejected footballs that Miller caught. The skill was still a bit new to him, but he..." May 07

  • Laremy Tunsil: I'm the only one who knows my true character

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins first-round pick Laremy Tunsil was in a much better mood Saturday compared to a week ago, when he initially missed his introductory news conference because of an allergic reaction and then offered terse answers when he finally appeared before reporters. A happy, joking Tunsil..." May 07

  • Arians chides Nkemdiche for “killing people in walk-through”

    Arizona Republic "Not long after becoming a millionaire on Friday, Cardinals rookie Robert Nkemdiche was admonished by coach Bruce Arians for poor practice etiquette. “He was killing people in walk-through,” Arians said. “I had to slow him down. It’s a walk-through, and he bench-pressed a lineman..." May 07

  • Cowboys instruct Elliott to slow down after slipping in practice

    ESPN "On one of the very first drills Ezekiel Elliott went through with the Dallas Cowboys at Friday’s minicamp, he fell to the ground. Running backs coach Gary Brown wasn’t afraid to admit the worst went through his mind after the Cowboys’ first-round pick slipped while making a cut through a zigzag..." May 07

  • Jaguars' Ramsey willing to give 'shoes, cash' for No. 23

    247 Sports "As of right now, safety James Sample wears jersey No. 23 on the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, if rookie defensive back Jalen Ramsey has his way, it will soon be his. Ramsey is willing to do "whatever it takes" to pry the number from Sample, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press." May 07

  • Dak Prescott addresses 2012 tweet about Tony Romo

    Larry Brown Sports "Dak Prescott on Friday addressed a 2012 tweet he sent about being sick of defending Tony Romo. Prescott was a freshman backup quarterback at Mississippi State in 2012 when he got frustrated with Romo and said he was done defending the Dallas QB. You can see the tweets (since deleted) below." May 07

  • Elway says Lynch will be ready to start sooner than people think

    NFL.com "Paxton Lynch has been talked about as a quarterback needing time to bloom and develop at the NFL level. First-round passers, though, don't sit for long. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz will play this season -- and Lynch won't be far behind. "Is that going to happen tomorrow? Probably not, but..." May 07

  • Dak Prescott unfazed by Dallas Cowboys’ interest in Paxton Lynch

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Owner Jerry Jones lost sleep over missing out on Memphis’ Paxton Lynch last week during the draft. Dak Prescott isn’t. The Mississippi State quarterback had no worries about being the fallback option for the Cowboys, who made it very public about their interest in Lynch. “I’m just going to..." May 07

  • 49ers sign 1st-round pick DeForest Buckner

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick DeForest Buckner, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports. Selected No. 7 overall, the versatile defensive lineman will be expected to make an immediate impact in bolstering San Francisco's front seven." May 06

  • Lions sign 1st-round pick Taylor Decker

    The Score "The Detroit Lions announced the signing of nine 2016 draft picks Friday, including first-round selection Taylor Decker. The deal is for four years and includes the fifth-year option that's part of the contract for every first-round draft pick." May 06

  • Ezekiel Elliott understands, accepts pressure of new job

    DallasCowboys.com "A week after visiting Valley Ranch for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy, Ezekiel Elliott spent part of the noon hour Friday surrounded by cameras on the first day of rookie minicamp. “Something I’ve got to get used to,” the Cowboys’ fourth overall draft pick said in front of the locker he's..." May 06

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sends brownies to Eli Apple's mother

    ESPN "After choosing not to sugarcoat a singular criticism of the NFL's welcome reception for families prior to the draft in Chicago, Annie Apple is getting her just desserts, courtesy of commissioner Roger Goodell. Apple, the mother of Eli Apple, the Ohio State cornerback who was selected by the New..." May 06

  • Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Robert Nkemdiche

    NFL.com "Add Robert Nkemdiche to the list of first-round draft selections under contract. Nkemdiche, selected 29th overall last week, signed his four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, the team announced. The defensive tackle out of Mississippi figures to play a key role in the..." May 06

  • Bills' Jones: Rex Ryan 'might be my long lost dad'

    The Score "Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Cardale Jones is a big fan of his new head coach and his outspoken nature. On the topic of Rex Ryan allowing his players to speak their minds, as he himself often does, the former Ohio State quarterback dropped this gem of a quote: "Maybe Rex is my long lost..." May 06

  • Miami Dolphins sign first-round pick Laremy Tunsil

    Miami Herald "The Miami Dolphins set a precedent last year when they signed their entire draft class before the start of their rookie minicamp and this year the team is continuing what is becoming a welcome business practice. I am told the Dolphins have signed first-round pick Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil signed a..." May 06

  • Buccaneers sign 1st-round pick Vernon Hargreaves

    Tampa Bay Times "Just hours before the start of rookie minicamp, the Bucs announced Friday that they have signed first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves, the former Wharton and Gators cornerback. Hargreaves, taken with the No. 11 overall pick in last week's draft, is slotted to earn $14.2-million over four years,..." May 06

  • Jets tried to make trade with Giants to draft Laremy Tunsil

    New York Daily News "The Jets tried to play Let’s Make A Deal with the Giants last week to get the bong-smoking, stepfather-punching, impermissible-gift taking offensive tackle from Ole Miss. It was the 10th pick in the first round, the Giants were on the clock, their two top targets just went to teams trading up..." May 06

  • Stan Kroenke compares Jared Goff to Kurt Warner, who he endorsed

    USA Today "Stan Kroenke couldn’t help but get a bit nostalgic. Betting the farm on prized rookie Jared Goff reminds the Los Angeles Rams owner of the time he signed off on another quarterback, one who went on to make quite a name for himself — Kurt Warner. It was the summer of 1998. Warner, who spent..." May 06

  • No NFL rookie has sold more jerseys so far than Ezekiel Elliott

    Fox Sports "He may not have gone No. 1 overall, but the Dallas Cowboys' new running back Ezekiel Elliott is tops in his 2016 NFL Draft class when it comes to jersey sales. The former Ohio State running back, whom the Cowboys selected fourth overall, is boasting the best national jersey sales among his..." May 06

  • Jared Goff might be only rookie quarterback to start Week 1

    This Given Sunday "We haven’t been without a Week 1 rookie starting quarterback since 2007, and we haven’t been without at least one rookie starting QB for a full week of the regular season since Week 10 of that year. In other words, we’ve had 143 consecutive weeks with at least one rookie starter, dating back..." May 06

  • Jerry Jones says Cowboys won't put LB Jaylon Smith on IR to start season

    ESPN "Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the club will not put second-round pick Jaylon Smith on injured reserve when the season starts, despite a serious knee injury. "We'll take a chance he'll be back for the playoffs," Jones..." May 06

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