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With Landry tagged, WR market looks bleak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:01:37 GMT

Miami wasted no time in using the franchise tag on Jarvis Landry, and with good reason – the talent pool beyond him isn't very deep.

Longtime NFL linebacker estimates he sustained 2,500 concussions in his career

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:01:22 GMT

Playing 15 seasons of professional football took a pretty serious toll on Gary Plummer.

Trip to Levi's Stadium on Raiders' regular-season schedule

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:14:00 GMT

The Raiders will visit their Bay Area rival's stadium for the first time. The 49ers are one of Oakland's eight road opponents for the 2018-19 season. They will also have the usual away games against AFC West rivals Denver, Kansas City and the Los Angeles Chargers, and will travel to Arizona,

AP source: Free agent CB Davis meets with 49ers, Raiders

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:50:00 GMT

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Free agent cornerback Vontae Davis has met with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders about upgrading their secondaries. A person familiar with Davis' plans says he met with the Raiders on Wednesday after meeting with 49ers the previous day. The person spoke on condition

Bills rank No. 8 in metric measuring NFL teams' ability to improve

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:17:54 GMT

Ruiz used a basic formula for examining a team's ability to improve during this offseason. He looked at every teams' salary cap space and their draft capital to determine which teams are set up for success during the NFL offseason. Buffalo finds themselves with the eighth-best chance to improve

No, Nick Foles will not fetch the Eagles great draft picks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:31:00 GMT

Bob Ford is an award-winning sports columnist for the Inquirer and Daily News. He is a four-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. His work has been cited numerous times by Associated Press Sports Editors judges, and he won

Stephen A.: Time to ensure African-American NFL team ownership

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:18:44 GMT

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith implores team owners to facilitate African-American ownership in the NFL as they look for Jerry Richardson's successor in Carolina.

NFL free agency: Browns' big decisions start with Kirk Cousins, AJ McCarron

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:13:29 GMT

How aggressive will the Browns be in NFL free agency? Before they're on the clock for 12 draft picks (for now) in April, their 2018 offseason will be set in motion by how much of their league-high $110 million under the salary cap they spend in March. For new general manager John Dorsey and retained

How Are Players Selected for the NFL Scouting Combine? Jeff Foster Takes Us Inside the Process

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:08:05 GMT

Understand this: The NFL’s National Scouting Combine is a mammoth event. Over 300 NFL prospects fly into Indianapolis about two months before the NFL draft to undergo medical testing, sit down for interviews with all 32 teams and participate in on-field workouts. It’s also a symposium for sports tech

With Jarvis Landry getting franchise tag, crop of free-agent WRs looking thin again

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:01:37 GMT

With Miami giving Jarvis Landry the franchise tag, the pool of free-agent receivers looks pretty thin.

NFL Free Agency 2018: The 4 (actually 5) most interesting veteran running backs available

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:48:00 GMT

The free-agent running back market for years has been depressed — and, for the runners themselves, depressing. How bad was it last year? Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy, all of whom had a top-10 rushing season in the previous four years, received less than $6.5 million guaranteed as free

Jets FA Preview: Demario Davis Loves Jets Family

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT

Jets Free Agents UFA (4): David Bass , Bruce Carter , Demario Davis , Julian Stanford XRFA (1): Freddie Bishop The Market Notable Linebackers: Nigel Bradham (PHI), Zach Brown (WAS), NaVorro Bowman (OAK), Avery Williamson (TEN), Preston Brown (BUF), Paul Posluszny (JAX), Anthony Hitchens (DAL), Todd Davis

Bucs' quest to replace Doug Martin best served in draft with deep RB class

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:30 GMT

Position: Running back 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Jacquizz Rodgers -- $1.6 million Pending free agents: Charles Sims Peyton Barber (exclusive rights) Key stats: The Bucs averaged 90.6 rushing yards per game in 2017, 27th in the league. They also generated just 19 explosive plays (rushing plays of

If not Marshawn Lynch, should Raiders consider Carlos Hyde or Le'Veon Bell?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:00:50 GMT

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Oakland Raiders for and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated Follow on Twitter ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Searching for a

How much of an upgrade would Kirk Cousins be over Blake Bortles?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:00:39 GMT

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner Follow on Twitter JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the teams expected to pursue free-agent

Packers must fix tight end position after the Martellus Bennett mistake

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:00:15 GMT

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Follow on Twitter GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Martellus Bennett experience lasted all of seven

Why the chances of the Cowboys keeping Anthony Hitchens might be slim

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:24:37 GMT

Sherrington: The one name of guys who can get away here that's troubling to me is Anthony Hitchens. What do you rate his chances of coming back and playing for the Cowboys? Moore: I'm gonna put it pretty slim. I think they want him back. I think he's going to fall into the Barry Church category

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It's

Peter King predicts the offseason quarterback carousel with Bills, Tyrod split

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

There has already been movement on the quarterback front among teams eager to solve the puzzle that is the most important position on the field. The Buffalo Bills could be one of the next moves. Tyrod Taylor, who has compiled a 23-21 record in three years as starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills

Bears free agency preview 2018: Running backs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Say what you will of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen's specific and sometimes limited talents: there's no denying that together they create a special one-two punch in the Bears' backfield. For everything Howard can't do as a receiver and explosive tailback, Cohen instead becomes Chicago

NFL to begin in-game player tracking in 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

In a game changing move, the NFL's Competition Committee has signed off on a plan to release in-game player tracking data on every single NFL player to all 32 teams. What kind of data are we talking about? The NFL has gathered the data since 2014 through tiny sensors in players' shoulder pads

Eagles fan receives Super Bowl LII confetti after making donation to Minnesota Vikings Foundation

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Some Vikings fans were being sore losers after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated Minnesota in the 2018 NFC Championship Game. But you know who isn't being a sore loser? The team itself. Look no further than this cool gesture by the Minnesota Vikings Foundation to send a bottle of Super Bowl LII confetti

Report: Redskins, Dolphins, Jets and Colts have called Steelers regarding Martavis Bryant

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Midway through the 2017 season, Martavis Bryant told anyone who would listen he wanted out of Pittsburgh. He stated he was fed up with the Steelers, and his lack of involvement with the team. His actions eventually led to his one-game suspension by the team and, after the bye week, Bryant seemed to toe

off-season agenda + 53-man roster projection

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

salary cap casualty: QB Mike Glennon unrestricted free agents, listed by age from oldest to youngest: K Mike Nugent TE Zach Miller QB Mark Sanchez DE Mitch Unrein OLB Lamarr Houston LS Andrew DePaola CB Sherrick McManis OLB Sam Acho WR Dontrelle Inman T/G Tom Compton T/G Bradley Sowell CB Prince Amukamara

Eric Ebron is putting up Hall of Fame numbers—kind of

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

One of the most divisive characters in Detroit Lions history is tight end Eric Ebron. Having been drafted 10th overall, Ebron's career has been a constant uphill climb against expectations. As mistakes piled up in Ebron's rookie year, and players selected below him like Aaron Donald and Odell

One Overlooked Team Has A Strong Case For Being Great Fit For Kirk Cousins

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The future of in-demand quarterback Kirk Cousins remains up in the air. The New York Jets have recently emerged as the favorite to land the in-demand QB and are reportedly willing to pay him “whatever it takes” to sign. But if Cousins wants to join a team that has the best chance of winning, the Denver

Explaining the franchise tag

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The Cincinnati Bengals don't have many big free agents this year, so using the franchise tag seems like an unlikely option to keep one of their stars in Cincinnati for at least one more season. With Tyler Eifert, Kevin Minter, Andre Smith, Russell Bodine, AJ McCarron and Kevin Huber all set to hit

2018 QB Situation Predictions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT

At this early stage of the offseason, I take a crack at the starting signal callers for all 32 teams in 2018. New England Patriots Tom Brady / Luke Falk The easy one first. Brady is still the man and there is no end in sight. However, New England's options, should something happen to the golden one

2018 NFL Mock Draft | Pre-NFL Scouting Combine

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:07:22 GMT

'Tis the season -- NFL Mock Draft season that is. With the NFL Scouting Combine a week away and just 65 days remaining until the Cleveland Browns make the first pick, there is already no shortage of draft projections to be found. Here at, we'll be following suit, periodically providing

NFL Notebook: Buccaneers release RB Martin

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:31:22 GMT

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday released veteran running back Doug Martin. Martin, 29, spent six seasons with the Buccaneers but struggled in 2017, rushing for 407 yards on 2.9 yards per carry in 11 games. In the final weeks of the regular season, Martin was benched in favor of running back Peyton

Dougherty: Packers poised to profit from NFL data dump

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:54:06 GMT

The NFL is officially embarking on an era of big data, and the teams willing to invest the money and effort to make sense of it all are going to come out winners. The league has been tracking players on game day with extremely precise RFID (radio frequency identification) technology for several years

Mark Cuban admits to ongoing tanking

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:28:48 GMT

As the NFL continues to pretend that tanking in football never happens, an NBA owner has admitted — again — that he wants his team to lose now, in order to best position it to win later. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Dan Patrick last May that “[o]nce we were eliminated from the playoffs, [more

2018 Fantasy Football Offseason: Busts 1.0 casts wary eyes on 12 including Kirk Cousins, Alex Smith, Devonta Freeman

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:23:00 GMT

Writing about bust candidates is one of my least favorite things about this job. It's really a no-win situation. There's a good chance you're going to be wrong about several players if you pick standout guys to fail. And if you're right, that means a player many people were likely counting

'Around The NFL': Blockbuster NFL trades we'd love to see this offseason

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:32:02 GMT

The "Around the NFL" podcast team share some NFL trades that they would like to see this offseason.

2018 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Bills bold with top-five trade, Saints shock by taking QB

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:00 GMT

It's early in mock draft season to be firing up the old fake trade machine, but a rumor about the Broncos getting involved with Kirk Cousins makes the idea of them trading down too enticing not to explore. Plus, the Broncos could whiff on Cousins and end up needing to stay where they are, so let&

“Lamar Jackson should play WR” take sparks internal ESPN disagreement

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:49:11 GMT

On Monday, ESPN analyst Bill Polian reiterated his belief that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should switch to receiver at the next level. Many disagreed, including another ESPN analyst. Said Damien Woody, “[People] already want Lamar Jackson to switch positions?! We’ve seen plenty of bum

NFL free agency: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:06:14 GMT

Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make sense

Max: NFL is set up to steal money from running backs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:32:10 GMT

Max Kellerman explains why Le'Veon Bell needs to use "whatever leverage he can" in his negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After a Season of Awakening for the NFL, What Can We Expect in 2018?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:29:02 GMT

As Colin Kaepernick remained without a job in the NFL—but stuck to his pledge of donating $1 million to charities during the 2017 season—the rest of the league had to reckon with what the unemployed quarterback had started. There was kneeling and other creative forms of protest during the national anthem

FTW: Proof NFL teams pay QBs too much

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:21:04 GMT

The takeaway from the Eagles winning a Super Bowl with a journeyman quarterback like Nick Foles should have been clear: You don't need a great - or even very good - quarterback to win a Lombardi trophy. But that's not how these NFL general managers think. They see the success Foles had playing

Eric Edholm's offseason veteran QB predictions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:17:00 GMT

We're putting a different spin on mock drafting here at Pro Football Weekly. Because what's the point in predicting how the top QB prospects will go off the board in April before we know which clubs in March could attempt to fill their franchise QB voids in a rare offseason with viable veteran

Source: Eagles promote Groh to O-coordinator

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:03:36 GMT

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has decided to promote wide receivers coach Mike Groh to offensive coordinator, a source tells ESPN. Pederson interviewed Groh and running backs coach Duce Staley for the post on Monday, and has decided

NFL 2018 Offseason Preview, NFC East: What issues do Eagles face in defending Super Bowl title?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:30 GMT

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, we're going to look ahead at the offseason for each NFL team, division by division. Our offseason summaries began with the AFC — East, North, South and West — and now we move to the NFL's other conference, home of the Super Bowl champion

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 5 years, $140 million ($75 million fully guaranteed) The Saints are handcuffed a bit because they can't franchise Brees (his contract prevents it) and they must get a new contract finished prior to March 14. That's the date when his current deal voids, and if that pas...

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:43:00 GMT

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 5 years, $140 million ($75 million fully guaranteed) The Saints are handcuffed a bit because they can't franchise Brees (his contract prevents it) and they must get a new contract finished prior to March 14. That's the date when his current deal voids, and if that

$150 million? $60 million in first year? Kirk Cousins' contract could be crazy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:36:21 GMT

One thing is for certain: Free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is about to break the bank.

5 free agent wide receivers the Giants should consider

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:23:50 GMT

During the 2017 season, the wide receiver position was extremely thin for the New York Giants. In one week — a Week 5 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers — the Giants lost Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all to season-ending injuries. Sterling Shepard played most of

Entering Year 4, it's up to Marcus Mariota to reach tantalizing potential

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:00:46 GMT

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss. Follow on Twitter NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even with new coaches and heightened expectations, the Tennessee Titans still revolve around quarterback

More talk emerges of a potential Marcus Peters trade

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:22:33 GMT

The talk in league circles that the Chiefs could be preparing to try to trade cornerback Marcus Peters seems to be gaining steam. PFT explained on Sunday that some in the league have wondered whether the Chiefs will try to move Peters. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweeted on Monday that he “continue

2 free agent wideouts the Redskins should consider

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:02:41 GMT

Most will agree that letting two one thousand yard receivers depart via free agency last offseason in DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and not retaining at least one of them was a mistake on the Washington Redskins part. In 2017 the Burgundy and gold failed to have a receiver over the 800-yard mark.

NFL Intrigue Will Go Beyond QB Position

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

AP Pro Football Writer The NFL's offseason features plenty of intrigue beyond where Kirk Cousins and dozens of other quarterbacks will land. As the Philadelphia Eagles enjoy the city's first NFL title since 1960 and the New England Patriots smart over their failure to win a sixth ring, 30 other

Vikings make hire of Todd Downing as senior offensive assistant official

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:20:53 GMT

The Minnesota Vikings officially announced the addition of former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to their coaching staff on Monday. Downing is joining the staff as a senior offensive assistant under head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, It’s a return home