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.
If, as it appears, quarterback Deshaun Watson will never play for the Texans again and if, as it appears, the Texans won’t trade Watson, the stage will be set for a holdout. Different numbers have emerged regarding the monetary losses that Watson would incur. Below, we’ll try to identify the full scope of the financial […]
Kelvin Harmon is growing closer to a return from surgery to repair an ACL and LCL last summer. The Washington receiver missed all of 2020, which makes him even more eager to begin the 2021 season. “I tried to make it into a positive because obviously there was nothing I could do,” Harmon said Thursday, […]
Browns receiver Rashard Higgins will become a free agent on March 17. He doesn’t want that to happen. Higgins, appearing Friday on 850 ESPN Cleveland, made it clear that he wants to stay with the Browns. “I’m excited,” Higgins said. “We want to see when we can get this contract stuff done. . . We […]
Matt Robinson, who spent the past two seasons coaching at Maryland, has left his alma mater for a job with the Ravens, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports. The school confirmed the news, per Shaffer. Robinson’s new job with the Ravens is unclear. He served as a quality control assistant at Maryland. Robinson played […]
The Texans cut Duke Johnson on Friday. They want to keep David Johnson. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans and Johnson have mutual interest in the running back’s return. Johnson is under contract, but the team wants him to take a paycut. Johnson, 29, has a salary cap number of $8.812 million, […]
Sports Business Journal supplied it. The NFL denied it. SBJ is standing by it. The current story from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal includes the NFL’s quote calling the report “incorrect.” However, Ourand maintains that a “broad agreement” has been reached between the league and Disney on a new deal for Monday Night Football. […]
Linebacker Haason Reddick‘s first three seasons with the Cardinals were disappointing considering the team made him a first-round pick in 2017 and they opted not to pick up their option on his contract for 2021. That decision set Reddick up for a contract year in 2020 and he made the most of it. He recorded […]
The Texans aren’t picking up the phone when teams call to ask about a Deshaun Watson trade, but they are cutting ties with a bunch of other players on the team. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that they have released center Nick Martin. Running back Duke Johnson was also cut on Friday and […]
When the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV a few weeks back, all their touchdowns came from players acquired at least in part because Tampa Bay had Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Antonio Brown. Brown joined the Bucs in October and was a significant contributor to the eventual champs, catching 45 passes for 483 […]
The NFL has denied a report that it has reached an agreement with Disney to keep Monday Night Football on ESPN, as well as to include ABC in the Super Bowl rotation. Shortly after Sports Business Journal reported that Disney and the NFL reached a “broad agreement” for a 10-year extension of their current deal […]
The Patriots are expected to have linebacker Donta’ Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, and tackle Marcus Cannon back after they opted out of playing in 2020, but it’s less clear how things will play out with wide receiver Julian Edelman. Edelman didn’t opt out last year, but he was limited to six games due to a […]
With his former team in disarray, Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins isn’t above reminding everyone what a foolish decision the Texans made by trading him. Hopkins quote tweeted a list of his accomplishments in 2020, his first season in Arizona after being traded by Houston: He had 115 catches for 1,407 yards, he became the […]
Disney and the NFL were reportedly far apart in their initial conversations about a new broadcast deal, but they’ve apparently been able to bridge that gap pretty quickly. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the two sides have reached a “broad agreement” of terms for a 10-year extension of their current deal. Monday […]
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 […]