The Denver Broncos have once again elected to use the franchise tag on Pro-Bowl safety Justin Simmons, the highest-graded safety in the league over the last two seasons and the sixth-ranked player on PFF's free agency rankings.
Single-high defenses crafted in the Pete Carroll style are going out of fashion in the NFL. Now, two-high coverages — especially quarters-type coverages — are probably best when it comes to defending the pass in today's NFL.
With the news of J.J. Watt signing a two-year, $31 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, we at PFF thought it was time to take a look at the best fits for every team in free agency using each free agent just once.
Highlighting the top landing spots for the 10 best defensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft. Alabama's Christian Barmore goes to the Minnesota Vikings and Miami's Gregory Rousseau heads to the New York Jets.
The Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Justin Simmons for the second straight season, with GM George Paton saying the team is "completely focused on making sure Justin remains a big part of the Denver Broncos for years to come."
Jennifer King was named assistant RB coach for Washington in January. The assignment made her the first Black female full-time coach in the NFL. Now King is focused on encouraging the next group of female coaches and getting her squad to the Super Bowl.
Rams coach Sean McVay can’t talk about quarterback Matthew Stafford until March 17, when the trade that brings him to L.A. from Detroit becomes official. Rams players can say whatever they want. Defensive lineman Michael Brockers recently told TMZ.com that there’s a clear difference between Stafford and Jared Goff. “Is it a level up?” Brockers […]
Ty Montgomery will stay with the Saints in 2021. Montgomery, the versatile running back, wide receiver and kick returner, has signed a one-year deal with the Saints, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Last year Montgomery spent most of the season inactive or on injured reserve, but in Week 17 he got his first substantial […]
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still motivated to be the best. Rodgers said in an Instagram appearance this week that he is as motivated as ever to succeed in everything he does, on and off the field. “We have to have something inside us that drives us,” Rodgers said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I […]
Free agent offensive lineman Justin Britt has signed with the Texans. He announced the news on Instagram, posting, “I’M BACK!” and tagging the Texans. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Britt signed a one-year deal worth $3.2 million with a chance to make $5 million. Britt, 29, did not play last season while rehabbing a […]
As Washington owner Daniel Snyder waits to learn his fate with the NFL as a result of an investigation into the culture of the organization and his own alleged involvement in it, Snyder could be trying to use social media to boost his case. Via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, someone has purchased Facebook […]
Former Cowboys offensive lineman Chris Schultz died of a heart attack Thursday night, Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing reports. Schultz was 61. Schultz, a native of Burlington, Ontario, most recently was a popular football analyst in Canada. The Cowboys made the University of Arizona product a seventh-round choice in 1983. The 6-foot-8, 277-pounder played in […]
The Dolphins have hired Steve Gregory as a coaching assistant, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Gregory most recently coached the Lions’ secondary in 2020. He reunites with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores after playing for Flores in New England. Gregory, 38, played eight NFL seasons, six with the Chargers and two with the Patriots. His […]
Richie Incognito will soon be a free agent. The Raiders will release Incognito, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The move will take Incognito’s $5.475 million cap hit off the Raiders’ salary cap. He will have no dead cap hit. Incognito had season-ending ankle injury last year but is now running again. The 37-year-old Incognito […]
The news that Broncos linebacker Von Miller won’t face charges ends the involvement of the criminal justice system. It doesn’t mean the matter conclusively and completely has ended, however. The NFL still has the power to investigate and to discipline Miller under the Personal Conduct Policy, if the NFL sees fit. In the aftermath of […]
The NFL told President Joe Biden last month that all 30 of its stadiums were available as mass coronavirus vaccination sites. Half of the NFL’s stadiums now are being used for that purpose, and the White House announced Friday that Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will expand its intake of COVID-19 vaccinations. “We have a total […]
When Russell Wilson‘s agent put out word that he was willing to accept a trade, the Bears were among the four teams on Wilson’s list. And the Bears are very open to that. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears have prioritized trading for Wilson as they make their plans to upgrade […]
The NFL announced Friday the hiring of Maia Chaka as the second woman and first Black woman among the NFL’s on-field officials. That means at least one official from last season won’t return. Football Zebras reports the number so far is three as officials Ruben Fowler, Tom Symonette and Bart Longson will not return to […]
The 49ers announced the return of a pair of impending restricted free agents on Friday afternoon. Tight end Ross Dwelley and safety Marcell Harris have re-signed with the team. Quarterback Nick Mullens and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley are the 49ers’ other restricted free agents. Dwelley signed with the 49ers after going undrafted in 2018. He has […]
The Buccaneers have several big-name free agents they hope to re-sign. They probably won’t re-sign all of them. But the biggest-name free agent they signed last year is returning, and Tom Brady will attempt to win his eighth Lombardi Trophy in 2021. The Bucs should prove a top draw this coming season. They ranked third […]
A criminal investigation into allegations agains Broncos linebacker Von Miller will not result in any charges against him. Police in Parker, Colorado turned the results of their investigation over to the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District last month for a decision about how to proceed with the case. According to multiple reports, they […]
It’s official: The Broncos confirmed earlier reports by announcing they have placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons. It prevents Simmons from hitting the free agent market later this month and gives the team until July 15 to reach agreement on a long-term deal. They were unable to do that last year, […]
Fullback Khari Blasingame has re-signed with the Titans. The team announced the move on Friday afternoon. Blasingame was on track to be an exclusive rights free agent, but the two sides agreed on a deal that will keep him in the fold. Blasingame signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and […]
The Buccaneers want to keep Lavonte David. The linebacker wants to stay with the Buccaneers. But money always talks loudest. So with David hitting free agency next week, there is no guarantee that will happen. “There are a lot of things to take into consideration,” David told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. “There’s a lot […]
Broncos safety Justin Simmons said this week that he was heading toward free agency with the belief that the Broncos want him back in 2021 and the team is moving to make sure he sticks around. According to multiple reports, the Broncos are using the franchise tag on Simmons on Friday. It is the second […]
The Lions created some extra salary cap space Friday. They restructured the contract of linebacker Jamie Collins, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Collins, 32, was entering the second year of a three-year deal. He was scheduled to make $8.8 million in base salary and count $11.3 million against the cap. The Lions added voidable […]