The Lions will begin discussing trade options for Matthew Stafford in the coming weeks, and the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts should be first in line for the star quarterback.
Allen’s 2020 should stretch our view of what’s possible, but the context behind that improvement, and how many elements need to go right at the same time, means that we also needn’t view every struggling quarterback through the same lens.
CB Tramon Williams, who was acquired by the Packers after he was cut by the Ravens following last week's playoff loss, was added to the roster and could become the first player in NFL history to see action for two different teams in a single postseason.
With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike unofficial deals now; there’s nothing that prevents them from doing […]
After a dozen seasons in Detroit, quarterback Matthew Stafford will be moving on. So where will he go? Plenty of teams will be interested, especially with a contract that pays out only $20 million in 2021. (He may want a new deal on the way through the door, however.) Despite being only a one-time Pro […]
Matthew Stafford is on the way out in Detroit. Stafford told the team he wants to be traded and the Lions plan to trade him, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. The Lions are beginning yet another rebuild after the disastrous tenure of former General Manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. With new G.M. […]
Not only after the Lions announced Aaron Glenn as their new defensive coordinator, multiple reports indicate the team is in agreement to make Anthony Lynn the offensive coordinator. New Lions head coach Dan Campbell and Glenn played for Bill Parcells in Dallas when Lynn was there as a running backs coach. Lynn also spoke to […]
Chris Harris ended his playing career in 2012 after eight seasons. He began his coaching career the following year and has had a rapid ascent since. Harris, currently the defensive backs coach for the Washington Football Team, is interviewing with the Eagles for their defensive coordinator position. Harris served as a defense quality control coach […]
Patrick Mahomes‘ mother took issue with the hit that took her son out of last week’s divisional playoff game. But the NFL did not see it the same way. The league did not fine Browns linebacker Mack Wilson for the hit that left the Chiefs quarterback with a concussion, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. […]
Perhaps the most controversial play of this year’s playoffs happened when Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen forced Browns receiver Rashard Higgins to fumble into the end zone with a helmet-to-helmet hit that wasn’t flagged. Sorensen was also not fined for the hit, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. A fine would be a tacit acknowledgement that […]
The Buccaneers have elevated safety Javon Hagan and guard Ted Larsen from their practice squad for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Tampa Bay safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is questionable for Sunday’s contest with an ankle injury. While he wasn’t listed until Thursday, he didn’t practice on Friday. Hagan coming up from the practice squad should provide […]
The Chiefs announced they promoted receiver Marcus Kemp and defensive back Chris Lammons to the active roster from the practice squad. Kemp originally signed as the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has bounced between the roster and practice squad since. The Chiefs cut him Dec. 16 after he played in 10 […]
The Bills have elevated wide receiver Kenny Stills and cornerback Dane Jackson from their practice squad for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Stills signed with Buffalo’s practice squad on Jan. 4, just after the conclusion of the regular season. This will be his first game action with the Bills. He hasn’t played since Week 11, when […]
Cornerback Tramon Williams has a chance to become the first player to appear for two different teams in the same postseason. Williams has been promoted from the practice squad by the Packers ahead of the NFC Championship Game. Williams signed with the team this week after being waived by the Ravens in the wake of […]
The Lions have interviewed Raiders senior offensive assistant John Morton for their offensive coordinator position, Vinny Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Lions hired Dan Campbell as head coach earlier this week. They also have shown interest in Steelers receivers coach Ike Hilliard, former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Bills quarterbacks coach […]
The 49ers have promoted DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator to replace now-Jets head coach Robert Saleh. And they’re apparently going to give Ryans a little help. San Francisco is hiring James Bettcher in a senior defensive role, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. Bettcher was most recently the Giants defensive coordinator under former head coach […]
The Falcons have announced four more coaching hires. They named Gary Emanuel as defensive line coach, Steve Hoffman as a senior assistant, Justin Peelle as tight ends coach and Matt Pees as a defensive assistant. Emanuel brings 38 seasons of coaching experience to Atlanta, including 10 seasons in the NFL. He most recently served as […]
It’s been suggested that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wants to play for the Dolphins. Reportedly, there’s another team in the AFC East even higher on his lift. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Watson’s No. 1 choice is the Jets. “Watson this week told people the Jets are his top preference among the […]
Charlie Frye is back in the NFL. The former pro quarterback will now be coaching quarterbacks with the Dolphins, reports Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Most recently, Frye had served at the offensive coordinator at Central Michigan. A third-round pick of the Browns in 2005, Frye was traded to Seattle after a disastrous Week One […]
The news that NBCSN will wind down by the end of the year was met by some with confusion and surprise (and, in a few cases, superfluous condolences). After all, NBCSN finished second only to ESPN’s primary network in sports cable ratings in 2018. But for the postponement of the Olympics, NBCSN would have landed […]
Coaches who get fired with years remaining on guaranteed contracts have two options: Don’t work and get paid 100 cents on the dollar by the former employer or take a job and see the amount owed from the former employer reduced by the money earned at a new job. Basically, the coach who takes another […]
Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland will play tomorrow against the Bills. The Chiefs announced today that Breeland has cleared the concussion protocol and is no longer on the team’s injury report. Yesterday the Chiefs listed Breeland as questionable with both a concussion and a shoulder injury, but now he’s out of the protocol, and the shoulder […]
Five years ago, Brandon Staley served as defensive coordinator at John Carroll University, a Division III institution in Ohio. Five years later, he’s the new coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. How surprised would Brandon Staley of 2016 be about the developments of the past five years? “I don’t think he would be as surprised […]