• Busts, suspensions and few stars: Revisiting wild first round of 2013 NFL draft

    ESPN "When EJ Manuel agreed to a contract with the Oakland Raiders last week, it marked the 10th player chosen with a first-round pick from the 2013 NFL draft to change teams since the start of free agency March 9. In fact, nine of the first 17 picks of the 2013 draft have changed teams or have been cut..." March 24

  • NFL scout says Adrian Peterson ‘a glorified fullback’

    Bleacher Report "In a society where attention spans are so short, it's easy to forget, wait, what was I saying—oh yes—it's easy to forget just how good Adrian Peterson was. How devastating. How powerful. How nearly unprecedented. There was a time when Peterson would never have entered the free-agent market..." March 24

  • Packers passed on meeting with Adrian Peterson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Packers considered bringing in free agent RB Adrian Peterson for a visit, but elected to pass on a potential meeting. Two NFL sources tell Fowler that they believe Peterson is still a free agent because his initial asking price was too high. Ben..." March 24

  • Philip Rivers on Chargers drafting a QB: He's going to sit for a while

    ESPN "While the Los Angeles Chargers do their due diligence on this year’s quarterback draft class, franchise quarterback, Philip Rivers has taken notice. The Chargers held a private workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes last week and also held a private workout with Tennessee..." March 24

  • Panthers to pick up Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option

    NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers will pick of the fifth-year option on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters Friday, per Max Henson of the team's official website. The no-brainer move will cost the Panthers about $8 million in 2018. It's a nice boost in pay for the..." March 24

  • Indianapolis Colts cut defensive tackle Arthur Jones

    Fanrag Sports "The Colts have decided to cut defensive tackle Arthur Jones, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He also noted that it will clear off a cap hit of $7.35M for 2017, suggesting that the Colts made this move largely with finances in mind. They have been trying to upgrade their defense, but..." March 24

  • Redskins bolster WR corps by adding Quick

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins signed Brian Quick on Friday, adding to the team's depth chart at wide receiver after losing two starters earlier this month. Quick's agreement was announced by his agents on Twitter and later confirmed by the team. Earlier this month, wide receivers DeSean Jackson..." March 24

  • Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team. With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints,..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • One Giant D-lineman facing financial reality check

    New York Post "The grass is only greener when it represents the color of money. Even then, sometimes it is best to stay where you are. This is the perception-versus-reality debate that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins must be waging, as NFL free agency is more than two weeks old and he has not found a..." March 24

  • If Saints are considering Johnny Manziel, it’s time to be real about Colin Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "I was willing to listen to the excuses. As someone who doesn’t build NFL rosters for a living, I was not going to be so arrogant as to proclaim I knew conclusively why Colin Kaepernick wasn’t getting signed by an NFL team this offseason. Perhaps his unique skillset made him tough as a backup..." March 24

  • NFL has no specific proposal for automatic ejections/suspensions, yet

    Pro Football Talk "The long list of proposed rule changes does not include a proposal regarding ejections or immediate suspensions based on certain types of hits. Apparently, that’s because the league has yet to formulate an actual proposal. “On the suspensions, for certain types of hits we will cover it with the..." March 24

  • After providing insurance, Michael Floyd could be squeezed out by Pats

    ESPN "Wide receiver Michael Floyd (No. 12) might be the receiver most affected by the team's acquisition of Brandin Cooks in a trade. With Julian Edelman, Cooks, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell atop the depth chart -- and the club holding on to Danny Amendola in a reflection that they hope to work..." March 24

  • Facebook, Amazon, YouTube among bidders for 'TNF' streaming rights

    Variety "Twitter is not getting an automatic renewal of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” digital games package for next season. The social network is bidding again for a live-streaming deal, but it’s being joined by YouTube, Facebook and Amazon.com for 2017 “TNF” games, according to a Recode report..." March 24

  • Tony Romo-Jason Garrett relationship strained after speech

    Sports Day "Jason Garrett was at American Airlines Center this week as the Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors. Tony Romo wasn't sitting next to him. The relationship between the two has become a source of fascination for Cowboys fans. With Romo's fate in limbo, it's become evident he and..." March 24

  • Jonathan Stewart signs extension with Carolina Panthers

    NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers want running back Jonathan Stewart around beyond 2017. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Carolina extended Stewart's contract one year, meaning he's signed through 2018. The 30-year-old running back was slated to count $8.5 million against the..." March 24

  • Blake Bortles says he's making progress with decision-making

    ESPN "Quarterback Blake Bortles has been diligently working to fix the mechanical flaws that affected his performance in 2016. For nearly two months he's been out in California at the training program 3DQB being tutored by throwing coaches, including Adam Dedeaux. As for the mental mistakes that have..." March 24

  • Vikings: Brian Robison agrees to pay cut in one-year contract extension

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Brian Robison, the Vikings’ durable defensive end who has started every game the last four seasons, signed an extension with the team that will lead to a pay cut in 2017, according to a report. Robison signed a one-year extension with the Vikings that puts him under contract through 2018, but..." March 24

  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has turned R-E-L-A-X into a catchphrase of sorts over the years, but that’s not the message he’s sending to the team’s fans ahead of the 2017 season. Rodgers noted how the team played offensively down the stretch last season and the additions of tight end..." March 24

  • Jeffery denies reaching out to Adam Schefter before signing with Eagles

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery denied Thursday he reached out to any member of the NFL media prior to agreeing to a deal with the Eagles. Jeffery's tweet comes after The MMQB's Tim Rohan wrote an article profiling Adam Schefter of ESPN. In the piece, Rohan recounted a moment in..." March 24

  • Top GM candidates not interested in Redskins job due to Daniel Snyder

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins remain in utter turmoil following a disappointing 2016 season. Just as free agency was getting going earlier this month, the team fired general manager Scot McCloughan amid leaks from the organization that his drinking had become a problem. That came around the same time..." March 24

  • Under proposed overtime rule, Bucs would have been a playoff team

    Tampa Bay Times "You don’t see too many ties in the NFL anymore, except for the ones worn by the suits in the league office. But the truth is, ties can come in many stripes. For instance, had the Bucs tied the Oakland Raiders instead of losing 30-24 in overtime last season, they would’ve made the playoffs at..." March 24

  • Dean Blandino: We’ll head toward full-time refs, even if some quit

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is moving toward having full-time referees, even if some refs aren’t willing to quit their other jobs. NFL Senior V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said on PFT Live that he is concerned some referees will quit if forced to go full-time because they make more money in their other jobs...." March 24

  • Joe Thomas believes Mitchell Trubisky is the quarterback to draft this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas thinks the franchise ought to enlist someone from its own backyard if it chooses to draft a quarterback April 27. Thomas identified Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky as his pick for the head of this year’s quarterback class during a radio interview..." March 24

  • Marshon Lattimore reiterates that hamstrings were not issue at combine

    ESPN "Marshon Lattimore's hamstrings were healthy enough for individual drills at Ohio State's pro day Thursday. The projected first-round cornerback continues to stress that there was nothing wrong with them at the NFL combine earlier this month, either. In his first public comments since cutting..." March 24

  • The NFL is about to close a major loophole the 49ers used successfully in 2016

    CBS Sports "There wasn’t much to appreciate from the San Francisco 49ers’ 2016 season, but we can all agree Chip Kelly’s decision to exploit an NFL loophole and hold a ton of people to melt clock was a fun one. At least it was interesting, anyway -- Kelly had multiple 49ers defenders hold multiple Saints..." March 24

  • Mark Sanchez agrees to terms with Chicago Bears

    NFL.com "Mike Glennon has company in Chicago's quarterback room. The Bears have agreed to terms on a deal with Mark Sanchez, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Sanchez tossed two interceptions on just 18 attempts with the Cowboys last season, appearing..." March 24

  • Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88 following a long illness. Matthews played parts of four seasons for the 49ers (1950,..." March 24

  • Redskins propose a rule rewarding teams for blasting kickoffs through the uprights

    CBS Sports "Kickoffs have been effectively neutered in recent years as the NFL focused on limiting the number of players involved in the play in the hopes of limiting the number of head injuries stemming from kickoffs. Most of the time, a kicker steps up, blasts a kickoff deep in the end zone and there’s a..." March 24

  • Redskins propose new NFL bylaw for Thursday Night Football uniforms

    Fanrag Sports "Tired of those the color rush uniforms used on Thursday Night Football? The Washington Redskins certainly are. According to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune, Washington proposed an NFL bylaw change Thursday that would enable teams to opt out of wearing the color rush uniforms during the..." March 24

  • Cowboys legend says there's absolutely no way Tony Romo retires from football

    CBS Sports "Will the Cowboys ever release Tony Romo? There’s probably some good reason that Jerry Jones is hanging onto his favorite son , but it’s getting a bit awkward that Romo hasn’t hit free agency. There’s no real deadline for the Cowboys (they will likely designate him a post-June 1 cut anyway), but..." March 24

  • Report: Alshon Jeffery sought advice from Adam Schefter before signing with the Eagles

    Sportsnaut "Alshon Jeffery entered NFL free agency as one of the top available players. But on the first day of the period, he was just like a fan — turning to Adam Schefter. Tim Rohan of MMQB was with Schefter throughout the day. At 11:09 am, Schefter got a call from Jeffery. “In the middle of..." March 23

  • Colin Kaepernick won't recover from 'anti-American' tag, warns ESPN's Jemele Hill

    Sporting News "There's still time for some quarterback-hungry NFL team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick. But each passing day raises the possibility that the unemployed former 49ers QB is being blackballed by owners for refusing to stand for the American flag and national anthem last season. Miscreant NFL..." March 23

  • FBI Director James Comey explains why he said 'I hate the New England Patriots'

    CBS Sports "The FBI held a hearing on Monday confirming the organization would begin an investigation into the connections between Russia and President Donald Trump. During that hearing, there were a strange number of football references. For instance, there was this out-of-nowhere reference to a..." March 23

  • Michael Strahan: 'You've Never Lived Unless You've Hit Tom Brady'

    Complex "Believe it or not, it’s been almost a decade now since Michael Strahan last suited up for the New York Giants. He retired from the NFL back in 2008, shortly after the G-Men knocked off the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. But during an appearance at WWD’s Men’s Wear Summit in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the..." March 23

  • Report: Deal in works for Raiders to play at Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas

    Sportsnaut "We already know that the NFL is set to vote on a possible Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas this upcoming Monday. We also know that Raiders owner Mark Davis and Co. likely have the necessary votes for league approval of relocation (more on that here). Now that the Raiders uprooting from..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • FBI returns Brady Super Bowl jerseys to Gillette

    CSN New England "The FBI returned Tom Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI jerseys to Gillete Stadium Thursday, days after recovering the stolen items. After the FBI’s visit, Robert Kraft issued the following statement: "We want to thank the FBI, the Mexican authorities and the many different local..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell responds to President Trump’s Colin Kaepernick comments

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump said he’s the reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed yet, citing teams’ apparent fear of getting a nasty tweet from him afterwards. Roger Goodell addressed Trump’s comments on Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike.” “That’s a..." March 23

  • Packers Sign DT Ricky Jean Francois To One-Year, $3M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed DT Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract on Thursday. It’s worth mentioning that signing Jean Francois to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released. The Seahawks and Bears..." March 23

  • White House says Patriots will visit in April

    Sportsnaut "During his daily briefing in front of the media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that the New England Patriots will be visiting the hallowed grounds to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. The visit is scheduled for April 19th. It will be the first time that President..." March 23

  • Jets land WR Quinton Patton after visit

    Pro Football Talk "There was little in the 2016 Jets passing game to tantalize free-agent wide receivers this spring, the trio of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Geno Smith combining for a league-low 67.6 team quarterback rating. But the NFL is a relationship business. One of Quinton Patton’s led him to New..." March 23

  • Hightower turned down more from Jets, Steelers to stay with Pats

    CBS Sports "Not only did Dont’a Hightower walk away from more money from the Jets than he took to stay in New England, he also had more on the table from the Steelers, according to league sources. The linebacker was clearly never leaving New England for AFC East rival New York, as he had $11 million per..." March 23

  • DeSean Jackson: Jameis Winston driven to be great

    NFL.com "Quarterback Jameis Winston lobbied hard for the Buccaneers to sign wideout DeSean Jackson, saying before free agency, "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here." Now that Jackson calls Tampa home, the former Eagles and Redskins star made it clear how much..." March 23

  • Darrelle Revis to Patriots looks 'increasingly likely'

    NESN "It might be time to start preparing for a Darrelle Revis-New England Patriots reunion. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Thursday that “numerous league sources” believe if Revis plays this season, it will be with the Patriots. La Canfora further reported that “executives from numerous NFL..." March 23

  • Julio Jones: “The foot’s good”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who recently had foot surgery, gave an update after his appearance at the state capitol Wednesday. “I’m good,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The foot’s good. I’m two weeks out now, I think, but it’s good.” Jones was on hand to announce..." March 23

  • Saints an option? Johnny Manziel, Sean Payton reportedly discussed return to NFL

    CBS Sports "It’s been a year since the Browns gave up on Johnny Manziel, and in the months that followed the 2014 first-round pick regularly made news for his partying habits. It got so bad that Manziel’s father said he didn’t expect his son to see his next birthday unless he changed his ways. But by the..." March 23

  • NFL considering player ejections for dangerous hits

    NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee will have a busy agenda next week when it meets in Phoenix for the Annual League Meeting, according to NFL vice president Troy Vincent. One provision the group is exploring in particular could have a profound impact on games this coming year. The development comes..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell Explains How NFL Plans to Shorten Broadcasts Next Season

    Black Sports Online "Roger Goodell has not been perfect in his time ruling over the NFL as commissioner; but when it comes to integrating the league into day-to-day society, he’s been pretty on point. Many will say he was handed a goldmine and all he’s has to do is not mess up it, but the NFL has gone through..." March 23

  • Saints restructure Armstead's contract to create $4M in cap space

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have been busy since the start of free agency, acquiring five new players and re-signing some others. All the new contracts resulted in the Saints' salary cap space quickly dwindling, but they reportedly made a move to open some more operating room. New Orleans..." March 23