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.
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 […]
Every football league is considering every scenario for getting this season played. Several college programs already have had to shut down their strength and conditioning work due to too many positive COVID-19 tests. That does not bode well for getting in a fall season. That’s why college football could end up playing in the spring. […]
The NFL is putting together protocols for playing the 2020 season in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but those protocols will change as the season goes on. Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, says the league has to be flexible as it learns more about how to fight the spread of infection […]
Arrowhead Stadium is going to remain Arrowhead Stadium, at least for another year. After a report from Sports Business Journal that the team was close to a naming rights deal with Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), the Chiefs have disputed that, for the time being. “We have enjoyed a great relationship with GEHA, its leadership […]
As the NFL and NFL Players Association try to reach a comprehensive agreement on the contours and requirements of football season in a pandemic, one of the most important issues for discussion relates to the ability of players to make the conscientious decision to opt out. Other sports are doing it, and the NFL should, […]
The Browns have now signed more than half of their 2020 NFL Draft class. The team announced that third-rounder Jordan Elliott had signed his rookie deal. He’s the fourth of their seven picks to sign, along with tight end Harrison Bryant, center Nick Harris, and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. Elliott, a defensive tackle from Missouri, […]
It wasn’t supposed to be this way as the Fourth of July approached. The new cases of COVID-19 registered on July 1 wasn’t supposed to set a new single-day record. Numbers weren’t supposed to be skyrocketing as temperatures increased. But it has happened, and Dr. Anthony Fauci recognized during a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM NFL […]
The terms of the contract that quarterback Cam Newton agreed to with the Patriots include $500,000 in guaranteed money, a $1.05 million base salary and a collection of roster bonuses and incentives that could push the total value of the one-year deal to $7.5 million. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman called it “just ridiculous” that a […]
Construction work on SoFi Stadium has continued through the COVID-19 pandemic and is nearing completion, but the number of infected workers has continued to rise. In emails obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Turner-AECOM Hunt, the group overseeing the construction of the new home of the Rams and Chargers, said that seven more workers tested […]
As the NBA prepares to resume play in Orlando later this month, more players are testing positive for COVID-19 before they arrive. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, the NBA announced that nine more NBA players have tested positive for the coronavirus. In testing that was conducted from June 24-29, nine of the 344 players tested […]
The Chiefs finally may have a naming-rights partner for their home playing field. Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal reports that the defending Super Bowl champions are closing in on a deal to sell field naming rights to Government Employees Health Association. GEHA insures more than two million government employees. It has existing sponsorship deals […]
We learned earlier this year that Kurt Warner’s storybook rise from stocking grocery shelves to winning a Super Bowl and being named NFL MVP is being made into a movie and that movie now has its leading man. Actor Zachary Levi has agreed to portray Warner in what he called an “uplifting and inspiring” story […]