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.
The Houston Texans have one less running back. Duke Johnson has been released, per a source with knowledge of the move. It comes as no surprise, given that Johnson had a non-guaranteed $4.65 million salary in 2021. He also was due to make another $500,000 through a workout bonus and per-game roster bonuses worth up […]
Raiders left guard Richie Incognito is making progress on his way back from season-ending surgery. Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com reports that Incognito has progressed to running in his recovery from surgery to remove a loose bone fragment in his ankle. Incognito only played two games last season, but waited to have surgery while trying other […]
Raiders center Rodney Hudson has consistently been one of the top players at his position throughout his career, particularly since he signed with the Raiders in 2015. But he’s never been named a first-team All Pro. The only time he’s ever made an AP All-Pro list was in 2019 when he received second-team recognition. Hudson […]
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has played for 25 percent of the NFL’s teams. He’ll likely be joining a ninth team in 2021. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Fitzpatrick “believes he’s played well enough the past couple of years to get a chance to at least compete for a starting job with some team.” That […]
We’ve seen several NFL coaches drop down to the collegiate ranks after losing jobs in recent years and Dowell Loggains has joined the list of people making that move. According to multiple reports, Loggains is joining Penn State head coach James Franklin’s staff as an offensive analyst. Loggains spent the last two years as the […]
As the NFL closes in on closing the investigation involving years of alleged and/or actual misconduct within the Washington Football Team, multiple former employees want to be sure that the matter isn’t swept under the rug. Via the Washington Post, two former employees sent a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday demanding that the […]
Tom Brady was not the only player whose departure from New England precipitated the Patriots’ first losing season in two decades. The Patriots also had more players opt out of the 2020 season than any other team in the league. The good news is, that means the Patriots are getting some key players back. Patriots […]
Now that Nick Sirianni’s new team has agreed to send Carson Wentz to Sirianni’s old team, the Eagles will have a new opening-day starter in 2021. Philadelphia does have the sixth overall pick, which could be used on a QB. But whether it’s Jalen Hurts or someone else behind center in September, offensive coordinator Shane […]
Giants tackle Nate Solder opted out in 2020. Nate Solder is opting back in for 2021. The veteran lineman recently told Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com that Solder intends to play this season, “as long as the situation is right.” Solder exercised his collectively-bargaining right to opt out last year, given the uncertainties of the pandemic. […]
At this point, Russell Wilson hasn’t requested a trade. But we do know the four destinations for which Wilson would waive his no-trade clause. The news that Wilson would be willing to head to New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, or Dallas has created some ripple effects across the NFL. But count Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright […]
Wide receivers are expected to be on the Dolphins’ offseason shopping list and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can give scouting reports on a couple of the options. Tagovailoa played with DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle at Alabama and Smith said last month that he’s talked about a reunion with the quarterback at the professional level. Some […]
With Russell Wilson‘s agent identifying the four teams for which Wilson would waive his no-trade clause, the message becomes clear. If any of those four teams — Raiders, Bears, Saints, Cowboys — want Wilson, now is the time to make a move. So will one or more of them make a move? The Raiders surely […]
The Steelers have made clear that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be back on his current contract, but owner Art Rooney II insists that’s a reflection only of the salary cap, and not of how Roethlisberger is playing. Rooney said the Steelers still believe that Roethlisberger is a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback. “We think Ben played […]
Frank Reich and the Colts have a new quarterback — one Reich has worked with before. It’s a situation fairly similar to last year, when Indianapolis signed Philip Rivers. Reich had worked with Rivers for three years in San Diego, first as the quarterbacks coach and then as offensive coordinator. Reich, of course, was Carson […]
A lot of attention has been paid to the Rams’ quarterback position so far this offseason because of their decision to swap out Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford. That’s not the only position for the team to address before the start of the 2021 season, however. They also need to think about who will be […]
During the 2020 season, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team “didn’t have much flexibility at all” to build their roster as a result of their salary cap situation. Others disputed that rationale for the makeup of the team’s roster and no one will be able to make that argument this offseason. The Patriots […]
The Jets were one of the worst teams in the NFL last year, and so they’re long shots to be in the playoffs in 2021. But with the Jets reportedly a contender to trade for Deshaun Watson, some bettors in Las Vegas are seeing value in putting some money on these particular long shots. According […]
While Alex Smith has said he believes his return to football threw a wrench in the plans of the Washington Football Team, one of his fellow quarterbacks hopes the team’s future continues to have Smith as a part of it. In an interview with the NFL Network, Taylor Heinicke said he hopes that Smith is […]
Because a trade to acquire Carson Wentz won’t be official until the start of the new league year next month, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich can’t talk specifically about the team’s next starting quarterback. But when Reich is asked about how to build up confidence in a quarterback, it’s pretty clear the subject at […]
In recent comments to GQ, Washington quarterback Alex Smith provided frank, candid comments regarding his belief that the team “didn’t want me there” as he tried to return from a badly-broken leg. Smith now seems to regretting the impact his comments had. “Seems to be” becomes the key phrase because Smith didn’t go on the […]