With the 2020 NFL season inching ever closer, PFF's Solomon Wilcots takes a look at the NFL's best cornerback trios. The New England Patriots take the top spot, while San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers also crack the top-five.
PFF's Timo Riske takes a deep dive into the data and explains why the ability to turn pressures into sacks isn't a repeatable skill for NFL pass-rushers. He also uncovers an interesting finding when it comes to the quarterback position.
Cam Newton's contract with the New England Patriots guarantees him only $550,000 this season, a source confirmed to ESPN, but the quarterback on Thursday indicated he's not out for money, just respect.
The NFL is considering a variety of measures during the upcoming season to recognize victims of recent police brutality, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.
NFL linemen such as Ryan Jensen and former players including Joe Thomas and Nick Mangold have found hobbies and second careers with their culinary skills. For the holiday weekend, they'll be at the grills and smokers.
Receiver Antonio Brown continues to be linked to plenty of teams but employed by none of them. At a time when the team that could be the most interested in Brown (the Seahawks) has yet to make a move, another possibility could be emerging. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has responded to a Thursday tweet from […]
It’s expected the NFL players will have the ability to choose not to play in 2020, with the only cost being the sacrifice of their salary. No fines, no bonus forfeiture. Just no weekly pay. Some, like NBC’s Chris Simms, believe most players will choose to play. Other, like NBC’s Rodney Harrison, believe plenty of […]
A year ago, life was different for Kendrick Norton, as he was preparing for NFL training camp in the same city he starred in college. But even after losing his left arm in a July 4, 2019 car wreck, the former Dolphins defensive lineman is determined to use his story to help others. In a […]
Texans receiver Keke Coutee burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2018, catching 11 passes in his first NFL game, the most for a player in his debut since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. But he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since then. This year, Coutee says, he’s ready for big things. The Texans’ […]
Seahawks cornerback Ugo Amadi has a sour taste in his mouth over the end of his rookie season. In Seattle’s Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Seahawks were trailing 28-23 with 2:19 left to play and the Packers facing a third-and-8 from their own 22-yard line. A failure to convert and the […]
As the NFL tries to find a way to successfully execute its 2020 season, the NFL Players’ Association held a conference call on Thursday for its player representatives to discuss concerns about the upcoming season. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, one of the points discussed on the call was that players could be fined […]
Texans coach Bill O’Brien has pledged to kneel with his players during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice. Linebacker Jacob Martin appreciates the coach’s show of solidarity. “I think that speaks volumes,” Martin said during a video call, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “As a coach, he doesn’t understand necessarily […]
Nike has yet to issue the kind of statement that FedEx did regarding the name of the Washington team. The NFL’s official apparel provider has adopted a different approach. At Nike.com, there’s no sign of any merchandise bearing the name or logo of the Washington franchise. There’s more: The vertical drop-down menu on the left […]
49ers defensive back D.J. Reed tore a pectoral muscle during a recent workout, Reed confirmed on social media. “Today it felt like I was dreaming,” Reed wrote. “I wanted to wake up from not having a torn pectoral. I realized it is what it is. All I can control is how I respond to what […]
FexEx, whose name is on the Washington stadium and whose founder owns part of the team, has asked the team to change its name. The movement that has been trying to change the name for years has applauded the development. “Change the Mascot praises FedEx and fully supports its historic request for Washington’s NFL team […]
If Clemson and the University of South Carolina will be practicing and playing football this year, those schools may be practicing and playing in a state other than South Carolina. Via MyrtleBeachOnline.com, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster has made it clear that he won’t lift his prohibition on spectator sports if things don’t change when […]
The Eagles want their coaches and staff back in town by July 10, Geoff Mosher of insidethebirds.com reports. That will allow coaches to quarantine in their homes for a week before undergoing a COVID-19 test in anticipation of the players’ arrival for training camp. The coaches will return to the NovaCare Complex on July 20, […]
Legacies are on the line, and Fred Smith knows it. The founder of FedEx owns a minority piece of the Washington team, along with Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar. Thus, the jarring, 16-word statement from FedEx regarding its request that the team change its name becomes much more than a perfunctory public comment from a […]
FedEx is requesting a name change for the team that plays at FedEx Field. A day after a group of investment firms asked FedEx and other companies to stop doing business with the team unless it changes the team name, FedEx released a statement to multiple media outlets saying it has requested a name change. […]
The Jets still are talking to free agent receiver Demaryius Thomas. But if Vyncint Smith does what he says he’s going to do, the Jets could be set at the position. Smith, who has run as fast as 4.38 in the 40-yard dash, has worked hard on his route running this offseason while training in […]
Football could be a spring sport in the Pac-12 in the coming school year. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says he’s still hopeful that football season can start as usual, but that recent rises in positive tests might make that impossible. “I was cautiously optimistic . . . but the last couple weeks have changed everyone’s […]
As it becomes clear that the simplest way everyone can reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask, NFL teams are promoting the wearing of masks in the hopes that the football season will be able to start on time. The 49ers have found a creative way to do it. The 49ers’ Twitter […]
The Giants announced a list of new hires and new staff positions, including hiring a director of wellness and clinical services, and also their first full-time female scout. “This has been a difficult several months for everybody, not just for those of us in sport,” General Manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement. “As unusual […]
The NFL will play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” commonly known as the black national anthem, before every season opener, Jason Reid of ESPN reports. Stadiums will have someone perform “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” according to Reid. Some players, as well as Texans coach Bill O’Brien, already have committed to […]
Allegiant Stadium set a July 31 substantial completion deadline. Twenty-nine days until then, the $2 billion stadium is ahead of schedule. Construction is 98 percent complete, Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The 65,000-seat stadium is to the point of testing various systems, including a blackout test in case of emergency. “If there […]