Highlighting the best landing spots for the 10 best wide receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft. Ja'Marr Chase is reunited with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati, Jaylen Waddle heads to the New York Giants, DeVonta Smith lands with the Miami Dolphins and more.
Russell Wilson would prefer to remain in Seattle for 2021, but there are four teams he's reportedly willing to go to in a trade — the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears.
Nate Solder, who opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns for his family with COVID-19, has yet to discuss his future with the Giants, but said he intends to return in '21 if the situation is right. He is scheduled to make $10 million in '21.
The Ravens' Orlando Brown, who made the Pro Bowl after moving from right tackle to left tackle after the injury to Ronnie Stanley last season, wants to stay on the left side and is exploring trade possibilities, a source told ESPN.
NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith told player agents Thursday that they should work together during the upcoming free-agency period to ensure that teams aren't taking advantage of the reduced 2021 salary cap to limit player salaries, a source told ESPN.
QB Russell Wilson has told the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he'd go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders and Bears, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Last year's CBA should have been a defining moment for DeMaurice Smith and the labor force of America's most popular sport. Instead, some players -- and some owners -- have come to see Smith as an asset to management.
Drew Brees is retiring. Unless he isn’t. Fitness trainer Todd Durkin recently posted a video on Instagram that shows Brees pushing a weighted sled while Durkin utters a string of superlatives: “What is he doing? . . . Drew, what are you doing? OK, he’s never done that! . . . Don’t know what he’s doing. […]
The NFL Players Association wants agents to collude in order to get the best deals for their clients in 2021. As recently explained, that won’t work. Here’s what will: The NFLPA’s suggestion that agents aggressively push teams to use contract devices aimed at paying players now with cap consequences arising in future years, as the […]
The Steelers want Ben. Ben wants the Steelers. The Steelers need to revise Ben’s contract. Ben is willing to do it. But still it hasn’t been done. Although Steelers president Art Rooney II recently told Steelers.com that the deadline for getting a revised deal in place is March 17, Rooney hasn’t said publicly whether the […]
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been speaking out publicly this offseason about his belief that there’s been too little progress toward getting more Black head coaches in the NFL. Tomlin said he’s particularly frustrated that Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who got interview requests from all seven teams with head-coaching vacancies, was passed over […]
Seven teams, nearly a full fourth of the league, changed coaches during or after the 2020 season. Those seven teams requested a total of 58 interviews. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press has obtained the internal NFL football operations list of 2021 head coach interview requests. The interviews requested by (but not necessarily conducted by) […]
When the Seahawks traded for defensive end Carlos Dunlap last season, he agreed to adjust his contract, taking a pay cut of about $3 million for the remainder of the 2020 season but getting a $3 million roster bonus due on the fifth day of the 2021 league year. As that day approaches, the Seahawks […]
Louis Nix, a third-round pick of the Texans in 2014 who also spent time with the Giants, Washington, and Jaguars, has gone missing in Florida. Ben Becker of ActionNewsJax.com posted the plea from Nix’s mother, who explained that she has heard nothing from her son in several days. “Last communication of anyone seeing him was […]
Browns tight end David Njoku doesn’t know where he’ll play in 2021, but he put out a Tweet on Saturday that sounded like a goodbye to Cleveland. “Whatever happens I appreciate all the love from all my loyal fans. I’ve kept quiet for a while but I wanted to express that at least for now. […]
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hasn’t only played for head coach Pete Carroll for his entire career. He has also played for both of Carroll’s sons, who have been offensive assistants in Seattle: Nate Carroll is the Seahawks’ wide receivers coach, and Brennan Carroll recently left his role as Seahawks run game coordinator to work at […]
If, as it appears, quarterback Deshaun Watson will never play for the Texans again and if, as it appears, the Texans won’t trade Watson, the stage will be set for a holdout. Different numbers have emerged regarding the monetary losses that Watson would incur. Below, we’ll try to identify the full scope of the financial […]
Kelvin Harmon is growing closer to a return from surgery to repair an ACL and LCL last summer. The Washington receiver missed all of 2020, which makes him even more eager to begin the 2021 season. “I tried to make it into a positive because obviously there was nothing I could do,” Harmon said Thursday, […]
Browns receiver Rashard Higgins will become a free agent on March 17. He doesn’t want that to happen. Higgins, appearing Friday on 850 ESPN Cleveland, made it clear that he wants to stay with the Browns. “I’m excited,” Higgins said. “We want to see when we can get this contract stuff done. . . We […]
Matt Robinson, who spent the past two seasons coaching at Maryland, has left his alma mater for a job with the Ravens, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports. The school confirmed the news, per Shaffer. Robinson’s new job with the Ravens is unclear. He served as a quality control assistant at Maryland. Robinson played […]
The Texans cut Duke Johnson on Friday. They want to keep David Johnson. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans and Johnson have mutual interest in the running back’s return. Johnson is under contract, but the team wants him to take a paycut. Johnson, 29, has a salary cap number of $8.812 million, […]
Sports Business Journal supplied it. The NFL denied it. SBJ is standing by it. The current story from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal includes the NFL’s quote calling the report “incorrect.” However, Ourand maintains that a “broad agreement” has been reached between the league and Disney on a new deal for Monday Night Football. […]
Linebacker Haason Reddick‘s first three seasons with the Cardinals were disappointing considering the team made him a first-round pick in 2017 and they opted not to pick up their option on his contract for 2021. That decision set Reddick up for a contract year in 2020 and he made the most of it. He recorded […]
The Texans aren’t picking up the phone when teams call to ask about a Deshaun Watson trade, but they are cutting ties with a bunch of other players on the team. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that they have released center Nick Martin. Running back Duke Johnson was also cut on Friday and […]
When the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV a few weeks back, all their touchdowns came from players acquired at least in part because Tampa Bay had Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Antonio Brown. Brown joined the Bucs in October and was a significant contributor to the eventual champs, catching 45 passes for 483 […]
The NFL has denied a report that it has reached an agreement with Disney to keep Monday Night Football on ESPN, as well as to include ABC in the Super Bowl rotation. Shortly after Sports Business Journal reported that Disney and the NFL reached a “broad agreement” for a 10-year extension of their current deal […]
The Patriots are expected to have linebacker Donta’ Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, and tackle Marcus Cannon back after they opted out of playing in 2020, but it’s less clear how things will play out with wide receiver Julian Edelman. Edelman didn’t opt out last year, but he was limited to six games due to a […]