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Former Browns defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a traffic accident last September, is making a comeback and is looking to sign with an NFL team, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The NFL and the NFLPA will continue to try to drag an imperiled collective bargaining agreement across the finish line Tuesday when a group of players and owners meet at the NFL combine to go over details of the proposed deal.
Dave Sears, now with the Lions, has been an NFL scout for 22 years. That has meant missing nearly half his daughter's life, attending lots of college football games and accruing a whole lot of Marriott points.
We're not saying he's definitely retiring. Heck, we don't even know where Brady will play next season. But if we don't believe his Super Bowl commercial and Brady hangs 'em up, here's how some NFL teams could honor the G.O.A.T.
Contrary to reports, the Colts are not negotiating a contract extension for running back Marlon Mack, according to team owner Jim Irsay. Irsay said the Colts do think highly of Mack, who has one year left on his contract, but that they haven’t been engaged in contract extension talks. “Marlon Mack, we love him. . […]
The New York Giants have decided to make alterations to their scouting department by releasing two long-time scouts from their positions within the front office. According to multiple reports, the Giants have fired Ryan Jones and Donnie Etheridge. Jones served as the team’s northeast area scout while Etheridge was the southwest area scout. Both Jones […]
Volonte Bell, the older brother of New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, was killed Sunday night in a multi-car accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Bell was driving a Honda Civic that didn’t slow down and struck a trailer being towed by a Volvo truck. Bell, 29, was pronounced dead at […]
The Denver Broncos have “mutually” parted ways with director of football analytics Mitch Tanney, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Tanney was hired by the Broncos in March 2015 and spent the last five seasons overseeing the analytics department for the franchise. The team is expected to fill the vacancy from within. The report also […]
Don’t expect a morning or an early afternoon filled with updates regarding the meeting between the NFL and the NFL Players Association’s leadership. The meeting doesn’t even begin until 5:00 p.m. ET, per a league source. How long it lasts remains to be seen, as does the question of whether any real progress will be […]
The Cowboys have plenty of salary cap room, but most will go to two players. Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper aren’t going to leave the team with much leftover money. That’s the reality. “We’re going to have some challenges with our [salary] cap,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the […]
Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the favorite to be the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, had a good laugh today about his small hands. Then Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, joined in. Burrow, whose hands measured at only nine inches today at the Scouting Combine, jokingly tweeted that […]
Before he was head coach of the Broncos, Vic Fangio was defensive coordinator of the Bears. And Fangio and Bears head coach Matt Nagy are confident they’ll be on the same page for some joint practices this summer. The Bears and Broncos have been discussing getting together for joint practices in Denver in August, Mike […]
Joe Burrow has more to lose than gain by throwing at the Combine. While there’s no official word on whether the LSU quarterback will workout this week, it would come as a surprise if he did. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa still is rehabbing from hip surgery and isn’t ready to throw yet. He hopes to do […]
The NFL hasn’t provided the NFL Players Association with many/any details regarding how a 17th regular-season game would be implemented. On Monday, Packers CEO Mark Murphy shared one very important aspect of the extra game with Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Via Maske, Murphy said that all teams in one conference would have nine […]
Greg Olsen had ties in Washington with Ron Rivera. He had ties in Buffalo with Greg McDermott and Brandon Beane. So why did he choose Seattle? The Seahawks have made the postseason seven of the past eight seasons, and they were 9-7 in 2017 when they didn’t. They have Russell Wilson, who has won a […]
It was measurement day for quarterbacks in Indianapolis on Monday and that means we spent some time talking about the hand sizes of top prospects in this year’s draft class. Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the top pick and his hands measured nine inches on Monday, which is a bit smaller than some […]
The Giants have moved on from a couple of tight ends on their roster. They cut Scott Simonson and Isaiah Searight on Monday, according to the league’s official transactions. The Giants placed Simonson on injured reserve out of the preseason and later released him with a settlement. He returned midseason but ended the season on […]
Justin Simmons is scheduled to become a free agent next month, but the Broncos safety knows his future is out of his hands. Simmons expects the Broncos to use the franchise tag on him. Simmons ranks 16th on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents and will find a healthy market if he does hit free […]
Chris Smith, the Browns defensive lineman who was waived in December, months after his girlfriend was struck and killed by a car, is ready to return to football. Smith is looking to resume his career and hoping to sign with a team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The 28-year-old Smith played nine games for […]
There was some concern about the long-term outlook for Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch after he suffered a season-ending neck injury last year, but the prognosis got better after doctors determined he’d need minimally invasive surgery to fix a nerve problem. On Monday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones provided an update on how things […]
With players arriving in Indianapolis for this week’s Scouting Combine, we’re starting to hear about which prospects won’t be doing on-field drills the next few days. Michigan linebacker Josh Uche is on that list. Uche hurt his hamstring at the Senior Bowl and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he will not be doing drills […]
Joe Judge continues to add to his first coaching staff. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants are hiring Amos Jones. The 60-year-old Judge was an assistant special teams coach for the Buccaneers last season, and was Bruce Arians’ special teams coach in Arizona previously. He’s also worked for the […]
The XFL has gotten one thing very right: It has made the kickoff both more compelling and safer. And the NFL is paying attention. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Packers CEO Mark Murphy said Monday that he’s intrigued by the XFL’s approach to putting the ball in play at the start of each […]
The Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have each had a fair amount to say in the media about his bid for a new contract, but they apparently haven’t been saying anything to each other. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on Monday, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, that the team has […]