Let's go to the tape. It's also led the league to forbid teams hosting prospects at team headquarters or from visiting them for in-person interviews, face-to-face meetings that are usually such an integral part of the annual evaluations that can make or break a franchise's fortunes. "We'll just have to conclude the best we can from what we can see on the tape," Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said in a conference call Tuesday.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:30 pm
Here's the scouting report on our No. 33 overall prospect in the 2020 NFL draft.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:23 pm
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could resume their head-to-head matches with guest stars Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:18 pm
Depending on more impact in 2020, the current fifth-year seniors signed in 2016 could challenge for the top spot.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:16 pm
Taylor’s legacy remains intact. All it takes is asking around Miami, where Taylor grew up, and NFL locker rooms to verify that.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm
In the debut episode of "Rookie Snapshot," Liz Loza is joined by Eric Edholm to break down the rookie class about to enter the NFL. This week's episode focuses on Jerry Jeudy and the wide receivers.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:31 am
League officials say they haven't looked into contingency plans if the pandemic forces them to change the start of the season, which seems risky.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:25 am
Chargers' prize free-agent acquisition, corner Chris Harris Jr., was drawn to his new team; right tackle Bryan Bulaga and linebacker Nick Vigil too.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:06 am
The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a deal that includes another $1 million in incentives, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he must still pass a physical. The 31-year-old had four sacks in 15 games last season with the Falcons.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:36 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic from altering his team's preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from pro day to pro day or bring potential prospects into the team's facility for interviews. “What we’re going to do, the visits that we had planned when we got back from owner’s meetings and pro days, we're going to do video/audio type (interviews) with that player,” Colbert said Tuesday evening.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:33 pm
Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a familiar trait about why they decided to sign with the team early in free agency - familiarity. Defensive backs coach Ron Milus coached Harris Jr. during his first two seasons in the league (2011 and '12) in Denver while offensive line coach James Campen was Bulaga's coach from 2010 through '18 at Green Bay. Being reunited with Milus wasn't the only reason why Harris Jr. left the Broncos for their AFC West rival after nine seasons.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:11 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears finalized a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles on Tuesday.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:52 pm
Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets and backup quarterback David Fales have agreed to terms on a one-year contract. ESPN first reported Fales' return to the Jets. The 29-year-old Fales spent most of last season with New York after signing with the Jets in September following Sam Darnold's mononucleosis diagnosis and Trevor Siemian being lost for the season with an ankle injury.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:36 pm
New Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga voices his disappointment Tuesday over how many fellow players decided not to vote on the new labor agreement with the NFL. The CBA was approved by only a 60-vote margin (1,019 to 959) with nearly 22% of the eligible players electing not to cast a ballot. Bulaga said he liked to stay current with the progress of talks because of his friendship with Cleveland Browns center and new NFL Players Association President JC Tretter.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:55 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:00 pm
The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs - with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase. NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for a total of 14 next season as they continue to plan for the 2020 season to begin on time. Three-fourths of the 32 owners needed to approve the change, and the vote was unanimous, football operations chief Troy Vincent said.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:47 pm
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich understands Jacoby Brissett's predicament. Twice, Brissett emerged as Indy's starting quarterback. Now the longtime backup to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will try to help Brissett cope with the frustration and disappointment of making yet another major transition - this time backing up eight-time Pro Bowler Philip Rivers.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:43 pm
Joe Buck wants to keep things wholesome on Twitter ... for now.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:33 pm
With less than a month before the 2020 NFL draft, Gators Territory continues to profile each of the Gators’ draft hopefuls. Next on our list is a member of Florida’s special teams who saw his brother enter the NFL in 2018. Tommy Townsend saw 93 punts for 4,162 yards and averaged 44.7 yards per punt across two seasons with the Gators.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:00 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:58 pm
The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson on Tuesday. Both moves were expected after each player seemed to fall out of favor with the Seahawks and will clear more than $5 million worth of cap space for Seattle. , Seattle was down to $11.3 million of cap space as the team sought to bring back defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:37 pm
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is confident that it will be able to conduct business as usual in the fall, league executives said Tuesday.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:33 pm
The Bengals released starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, another move to overhaul their secondary after a 2-14 season. Kirkpatrick was a first-round pick in 2012 and started 67 games in eight seasons. “Dre was a part of the Bengals’ organization for many years, and displayed passion, energy and competitiveness both on and off the field,” Taylor said.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:31 pm
Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue made another public plea to be traded, this one on his 25th birthday. The Jaguars placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Ngakoue two weeks later, guaranteeing him nearly $18 million in 2020. After rumors swirled that Philadelphia was interested in trading for Ngakoue during free agency, the disruptive pass-rusher started posting Instagram pics of former Eagles star and Hall of Famer Reggie White.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:28 pm
The Utah State quarterback is one of the hottest names in this year's draft class -- but there's one moment in his past that has inspired him to become an NFL quarterback.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:39 pm
NFL owners voted in favor Tuesday of expanding the postseason to 14 teams. The new playoff format will start during the 2020 season.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:13 pm
Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the postseason as the third wild card in 2007 and '16, respectively. The last two Super Bowl champions could have had a tougher time winning titles if Kansas City (2019) and New England (2018) had to play games on wild-card weekend instead of earning byes.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:08 pm
At a time when America is trying to cope with the financial fallout created by the deadly coronavirus, the renewal of NFL season tickets is not exactly a high priority. Twenty-eight of the 32 NFL clubs have reached out to season ticket holders with the offer of extending the next deadline for payment or negotiations on a case-by-case basis. Broncos fans faced a deadline for final payment on Feb. 1.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:09 pm
NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. The Associated Press on Tuesday obtained the letter sent by the league's football operations chief to prospective early selections in the draft, which will be held remotely on April 23-25 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We hope that you will start your NFL journey with us as part of the NFL family,” Vincent wrote.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:04 pm
Arkansas has seen several of its players leave Fayetteville and enjoy success at the next level. HawgBeat is taking a look at former Razorbacks who have been the best professionals in their respective sports. This is a name a majority of Arkansas fans probably won’t recognize.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:07 pm
THE RUSH will be back tomorrow.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:52 am
Free agent safety Eric Reid wants the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement invalidated over language added following ratification of the pact earlier this month.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:18 am
The Rams maintain some of their secondary depth from last season by re-signing cornerback Dont'e Deayon.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:57 pm
The NFL Draft is happening, Roger Goodell says. It will take place April 23-25 as scheduled, Goodell wrote in a memo sent to all 32 teams last week. It has already been moved from Las Vegas to a virtual, at-home event.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 9:22 pm
Eric Reid argues that the finalized version of the CBA contains language different than what players voted on.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:49 pm
With less than a month before the 2020 NFL draft, Gators Territory continues to profile each of the Gators’ draft hopefuls. Next on our list is another member of Florida’s elite receiving corps who totaled 79 catches for 1,271 yards and eight touchdowns during his time at the University of Florida. Tyrie Cleveland came to the Gators in 2016 and appeared in 11 games, starting four, during his freshman year.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:32 pm
If Ruiz goes in the 1st round, he'll become the 11th Wolverine o-lineman ever selected in the draft's opening frame.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:13 pm
Is Tom Brady's arm strength a concern? Not for the Buccaneers.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:49 pm
Tom Dempsey lives in a senior center that had a coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:27 pm
CBS projects 8 Michigan players to be selected in the draft, which would be tied for the school's fifth most ever.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:02 pm
The Rams' 54-51 win over the Chiefs is among the greatest games in any sport.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:45 pm
Tom Brady spent Sunday afternoon reliving one of his finest moments, the Patriots' Super Bowl comeback over the Falcons, on his Instagram story.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:29 pm
The Buccaneers had already acknowledged that they were going to be unveiling new uniforms for next season, and that they were coming in April. Now, they’ve announced the announcement. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs said they’d reveal their new look on April 7. That gives their fans something to look [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:30 pm
Frank Reich spent several years coaching Philip Rivers when he was a Chargers assistant coach and that history helped the Colts head coach sign off on the team’s move to sign the veteran quarterback as a free agent this offseason. Reich knew he wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time teaching Rivers the offense [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:07 pm
The NFL did everything possible yesterday to project normal, by saying the plan was to still play a full season, in front of full stadiums, on time. The reality of life in the time of coronavirus is that any plan beyond the immediate is really just a wish. Falcons team president and Competition Committee chairman [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:25 pm
The Raiders opened up some more cap space by reworking the contract of center Rodney Hudson. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has converted $11.6 million of his fully guaranteed base salary into a signing bonus. The move clears $9.28 million of cap space for 2020 and pushes the rest into the future. [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:09 pm
The Steelers have been active when it comes to adding former XFL players to the roster this month and they may be making more additions in the future. The team has signed five players from the league, which shut down five games into its inaugural season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s more than any [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:41 am
NFL players approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement earlier this year by a 60-vote margin, but that could have been different had more votes been cast during the process. Nearly 22 percent of the eligible voters elected not to cast a ballot. Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga was not in that group and he expressed some [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:12 am
Patriots center David Andrews didn’t realize how much danger he was in last offseason. And it took a doctor telling him he had more pressing issues than walking his dogs for him to understand that. Via NBCSportsBoston.com, Andrews said in an interview with Rusty Mansell of 247Sports.com that it took him some time to realize [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:03 am
With the NFL locking down team facilities because of the coronavirus outbreak, players are forced to work out on their own during the offseason. And that’s fine for most of them. Until one of them gets hurt. As noted by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews won’t perform Tommy [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:26 am
More football, in most cases, is always good. More playoff games definitely are good. But here’s one thing that may not be so good: The official expansion of the field from 12 teams to 14 places a gigantic premium on earning the top seed in each conference. The No. 1 seeds become the only teams [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:20 am
Nepotism is as much a part of the NFL as is the league’s ubiquitous shield. And the franchise that has dominated the NFL for much of the past two decades has a clear and obvious nepotism situation playing out in plain sight. Steve Belichick, the 32-year-old son of legendary Patriots coach Bill Belichick, has emerged [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:18 am
Ravens tight end Mark Andrews wasn’t happy to see fellow tight end Hayden Hurst traded from Baltimore to Atlanta last month. Andrews told the Baltimore Sun that Hurst is “one of my best friends,” and that he didn’t want to see him go. “I think, first of all, it was kind of a shock for [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:36 am
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and his wife, Colleen, are among the many across the sports world stepping up to attempt to help quell the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the O’Briens are donating $100,000 to the Houston Food Bank. O’Brien joins the McNair Family, Deshaun Watson [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:00 am
Exactly when Phillip Dorsett will be able to get on a football field with Russell Wilson remains unclear due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Dorsett is eager for the chance to work with his new quarterback in Seattle. Dorsett signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks last week to join Wilson’s receiving corps alongside fellow [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:18 am
Las Vegas won’t host the draft next month as planned. But it could get another chance in 2022. NFL Executive Vice President Peter O’Reilly said the league still has to work it out with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, but “that is something we are considering for sure.” “We are focused with them [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 3:04 am
Tom Brady missed Rob Gronkowski last season. The two combined for 7,786 yards before the tight end retired. Brady, who signed with the Buccaneers last week, now has former first-round draft choice O.J. Howard as his tight end. The Bucs had Howard on the trade block last year. Now, Howard has fallen into the best [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:19 am
Defensive lineman Jack Crawford has agreed to terms with the Titans, according to his agent, David Canter. Crawford joins Vic Beasley in leaving Atlanta for Tennessee. Crawford, 31, spent the past three seasons with the Falcons after three seasons in Dallas and two in Oakland. He played all 16 games each of the past two [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:25 am
Westwood One surprisingly decided earlier this month to pull the plug on NBC Sports Radio, effective tonight. Although unexpected and unfortunate, it’s hardly the end of PFT Live. The TV show continues on NBCSN every weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, with a re-air from 9:00 a.m. ET to 11:00 a.m ET. The [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:48 am
The Panthers aren’t changing deadlines for season ticket payments, but they will work with individual account holders on designing payment plans if needed, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports. The team sent an email to Personal Seat License owners Monday. The Panthers said in a statement to The Observer they “are working with our [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:44 am
Ageless linebacker Thomas Davis has reunited with Ron Rivera in Washington. And Davis knows from Rivera’s first year as a head coach in Carolina that he’ll be able to get the job done even without an offseason. That’s precisely what Rivera had to do in Carolina nine years ago. “Coach Rivera did a tremendous job [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:12 am
The Steelers don’t have a first-round draft choice this year. The last time they didn’t make a first-round pick was 1967. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert is just fine not having a first-round choice. That’s because the team traded its top pick to Miami for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who made the Pro Bowl and earned [more]
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 am
The NFL will play six games in two days on wild-card weekend, and the six-game extravaganza will end with a game on NBC. The NFL announced on Tuesday that one of the two extra games will be televised by NBC on Sunday night. The game also will be televised by Telemundo, and it will stream [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:35 pm
Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19, WDSU-6 reports. Dempsey, 73, has battled Alzheimer’s disease and dementia since 2013. He was one of several residents of a senior living facility in New Orleans to contract COVID-19. Dempsey, who was born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:34 pm
The Jaguars’ trade of Nick Foles to the Bears for a fourth-round draft choice became official Tuesday. That leaves Gardner Minshew as the Jaguars’ starter. Minshew earned the job, going 6-6 as a rookie. The Jaguars believe Minshew is capable of even more this season. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have traded Foles. “Obviously, we want to [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:18 pm
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins ruptured his Achilles in the team’s first playoff game in the 2018 season. He returned to action in Week Four of 2019. He made seven tackles and two sacks in 10 appearances before his other leg flared up. Rankins required surgery that “essentially preempted what could have led to an [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:51 pm
The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage our nation and our world, even as some inexplicably continue to act like it’s no big deal. It’s a very big deal for agent Buddy Baker. He has announced that both of his parents died on Sunday from COVID-19. The couple, married more than 50 years, passed only six [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:36 pm
Adrian Clayborn is heading to Cleveland. The Browns have signed Clayborn, his agent announced on Twitter. According to multiple reports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal. A defensive end heading into his 10th NFL season, Clayborn played in 15 games for the Falcons last year and had four sacks and two forced fumbles. Clayborn has [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:30 pm
David Fales was not one of the two quarterbacks to start games for the Jets while Sam Darnold was out with mononucleosis last season, but he is the only one of Darnold’s backups to have a contract for the 2020 season. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets have re-signed Fales. It’s a one-year [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:07 pm
The Vikings reportedly put out word after franchising Anthony Harris that the safety was available for a mid- to late-round draft choice. It was presumed the Vikings would trade Harris. Not so fast. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings have been “actively discussing” a long-term contract with Harris. Now, there is [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:02 pm
It’s official: The Bears and Jaguars both announced that the trade of quarterback Nick Foles from Jacksonville to Chicago is a done deal. The Jaguars will receive a compensatory fourth-round choice in return. It is the 140th overall selection. Foles, 31, played only four starts for the Jaguars after signing a four-year, $88 million contract. [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:34 pm
Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is ready to move on from Jacksonville. He made that clear in a social media post Tuesday, writing, “It’s obvious my time is up in my current situation.” Ngakoue said before the Jaguars applied the franchise tag earlier this year that he would not sign a long-term deal with the team [more]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:22 pm