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.
PFF's Ben Linsey breaks down how the Detroit Lions should utilize free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft, which includes major upgrades along the offensive line and a potentially transformed receiving corps.
Lead draft analyst Mike Renner ranks the best NFL draft prospects of the PFF College era. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence takes the top spot over the likes of Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Marcus Mariota, Chase Young, Myles Garrett and many more.
Whether it's because of salary cap space, abundant draft capital, players returning from injury, unluckiness in 2020 or a combination of all of those things, these are the teams most likely to improve in 2021.
Jets GM Joe Douglas said he will answer the call if teams try to trade for Sam Darnold but downplayed the idea of trading assets for a star player. He also said he hopes to keep safety Marcus Maye long term.
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.
Aside from his considerable contributions on the field, Watt is best known for raising more than $40 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. But that's just the tip of the iceberg on the impact he had on the Houston community.
Broncos General Manager George Paton said Thursday that Drew Lock has traits of a franchise quarterback, adding he likes the track Lock is on. It does not mean Lock will start for the Broncos in 2021. Indeed, the Broncos are going to make Lock earn the job. The team expects to add competition for Lock […]
As the NFL closes in on a new way of media deals, there’s one specific deal that has yet be discussed in significant detail. Sunday Ticket. The satellite and streaming deal for out-of-market games runs through 2021 or 2022 (the precise duration of the contract is one of the great mysteries in football). As noted […]
Earlier in the day, the Steelers reached a new deal with Ben Roethlisberger to create cap space. They have 19 unrestricted free agents, some of whom they hope to keep. The Steelers have ensured the return of one of their exclusive rights free agents. The team signed center J.C. Hassenauer to a one-year deal, Jeremy […]
Last week, ESPN.com published an article that spanned more than 10 years and 10,000 words regarding the NFL Players Association and, more importantly, the tenure of executive director DeMaurice Smith. The article drew the usual perfunctory praise that #longreads do from those in the media who regard it as a lost art form but who […]
Jimmy Graham was involved in an accident Thursday morning in Miami but walked away apparently no worse for wear. The Bears tight end tweeted he was OK. “Just wanted to get ahead of this and tell everybody I’m fine,” Graham wrote. “Was in an accident this morning trying to avoid a disabled vehicle in the […]
Washington receiver Terry McLaurin missed only one game last season, but it wasn’t easy to stay on the field. McLaurin missed eight practices with an ankle injury and was limited in five other practices, including the postseason. Before four games, the team listed him as questionable. In another, the Week 16 game he missed, McLaurin […]
The NFL in 2021 has women who are owners, assistant coaches, on-field officials and front office executives, among other positions. Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp can remember when that was very much not the case. Hamp, whose father William Clay Ford bought the Lions in 1963, said that the NFL commissioner at the time told […]
Fullback Anthony Sherman said last month that he was heading into free agency with the mindset that he’d take less money to remain with the Chiefs, but it appears he’s decided on a different path. Sherman posted a video to his Twitter account captioned “Thank you Chiefs Kingdom” and hashtagged retirement. He delivers a brief […]
The Rams have tendered linebacker Travin Howard and offensive lineman Coleman Shelton, keeping the two exclusive rights free agents in the fold. Howard suffered a torn meniscus during 2020 training camp and missed the entire season. The Rams selected Howard in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. He spent his first season on the […]
The Eagles will be in search of a new punter in 2021. According to multiple reports, Philadelphia has elected not to place a restricted free agent tender on Cameron Johnston, making him an unrestricted free agent. Though he initially signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2017, he didn’t take over the […]
The Saints announced their 2021 coaching staff on Thursday, notably promoting Ronald Curry to quarterbacks coach. Curry has been with New Orleans since 2016, first serving as an offensive assistant before his promotion to wide receivers coach in 2018. He’s replacing Joe Lombardi, who left the organization to become the Chargers’ offensive coordinator. Curry played […]
The Dolphins told linebacker Kyle Van Noy that they were releasing him earlier this week, but they haven’t made the move official and they may not go that route when it comes to excising Van Noy from the roster. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has not followed through on releasing Van Noy […]
There were plenty of on-field factors that led the Cardinals to sign J.J. Watt. But what he can bring to the locker room is critical for the club, too. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked during his Thursday press conference how Watt might help hold players accountable. With Watt being a three-time defensive player of […]
Browns cornerback Greedy Williams‘ 2020 season ended before it began. He injured his right shoulder during a tackling drill Aug. 24. No one knew the extent at the time, not even Williams. “I thought, ‘It’s just a stinger; I’ll be out at practice tomorrow,’’’ Williams told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “’I ain’t trippin.'” The […]
The path to wide receiver Josh Gordon joining former Browns teammate Johnny Manziel on the field in the Fan Controlled Football league is open. According to multiple reports, the Seahawks have released Gordon. He was set to become a free agent at the start of the new league year, but this move frees him to […]
The Lions have moved to hold onto all three of their exclusive rights free agents. The team announced on Thursday that they have tendered fullback Jason Cabinda, punter Jack Fox, and tackle Matt Nelson. The move keeps the players from negotiating with other teams and sets them up to remain on the Detroit roster for […]
The Chiefs will continue to play at Arrowhead Stadium, but starting this year their field will have a new name. The team announced today that it has sold the naming rights to its field to GEHA, and the team will now refer to its home as GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. GEHA is the Government […]
If and when the Texans decide to entertain trade offers for Deshaun Watson, the Broncos are expected to be one of the teams who will pursue the quarterback. But until that time, Denver has Drew Lock — a quarterback who just finished an up-and-down 2020. A second-round pick in 2019, Lock completed just 57.3 percent […]
The Broncos went into last offseason talking about a possible contract extension for running back Phillip Lindsay, but he wound up playing out the year on an exclusive rights free agent tender. An extension remains possible, but it doesn’t appear it will come before Lindsay is tendered again this offseason. General Manager George Paton said […]
Last year, the NFL released the regular-season schedule on May 7. This year, it’ll happen even later than that. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, the NFL says that it currently is targeting the second week of May for the 2021 schedule release. As Fischer notes, that would make it the latest schedule release […]