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.
Highlighting the top landing spots for the 10 best offensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft. Penei Sewell heads to the Miami Dolphins, and Teven Jenkins fills a need for the Baltimore Ravens after Orlando Brown Jr.'s trade request.
PFF's Ben Linsey breaks down how the Jacksonville Jaguars should utilize free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft, which includes bolstering their defense and finding weapons for presumed No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence.
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.
A lawyer for the family of a 5-year-old girl critically injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is seeking the "most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive."
Trevor Lawrence told ESPN's Stephania Bell that he's doing great as he continues to recover from left shoulder surgery in California. His current rehab plan is to remain in a brace through mid-March and to begin throwing in about six to eight weeks.
Tom Brady told James Corden that he doesn't remember much about his notable Lombardi Trophy toss at the Bucs' Super Bowl parade, but Brady did credit his daughter, Vivi, for being the voice of reason when she said, "Daddy, no!" before the heave.
The most memorable moment of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebration after winning the Super Bowl was quarterback Tom Brady‘s decision to hurl the Lombardi Trophy from one boat to another during their parade. While it was memorable for everyone watching, the man who chucked the trophy doesn’t have quite as clear a memory of the […]
Green Bay Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday that he expects outside linebacker Preston Smith to remain with the team for next season. “Preston has played a lot of really good football for us, and certainly we’d like to have him back next year. He’s under contract, so we certainly expect him to be […]
In case the parade afterward wasn’t a strong enough indication, Tom Brady thoroughly enjoyed his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it wasn’t just winning another Super Bowl that made it special for Brady, it was the change in experiences after 20 years in New England that made this season a memorable one. […]
When free agency opens later this month, the New York Jets will have more cap space than most of the teams across the NFL. The Jets trimmed an additional $8.2 million off their cap on Tuesday with the release of Henry Anderson. After Anderson’s release, Field Yates of ESPN.com noted that the Jets could ultimately […]
J.J. Watt did something not many players have ever done. He made his own free agent announcement. “Take control of your own narrative,” Watt said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. No reporter was tipped off, and the Cardinals didn’t beat him to the punch. The defensive end took no chances, though, even using subterfuge in […]
The Cowboys want to get a long-term deal completed with Dak Prescott, preferably before the March 9 franchise tag deadline. After months to negotiate, it appears the sides finally are making progress. Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports Prescott’s representation and the Cowboys’ discussions are “more productive than they have been.” Placing the […]
On Saturday, David Njoku wrote what sounded like a goodbye to Cleveland. The tight end asked for a trade last summer and again before the trade deadline. The Browns didn’t listen, but Njoku played only 36 percent of the offensive snaps and made only 19 receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns. He remains under […]
The fight between Arkansas and former head coach Bret Bielema continues to ensnare the Patriots. Recently, however, the Patriots scored a win in court — albeit possibly temporary. Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, a judge ruled Tuesday that emails between coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft will remain private. The Patriots had […]
Money talks louder than anything, so the Cardinals likely didn’t need to “pull out all the stops” to land J.J. Watt. But they did just that to make sure the defensive end felt their love. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim joined The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday to discuss landing the big free agent fish. […]
The addition of J.J. Watt has caused expectations to soar for the Cardinals. The business side of the team’s operation surely loves it. The football side surely doesn’t. When the red wave of ticket renewals and Marshall Goldberg J.J. Watt jersey sales ends, the football team will be left with expectations that it may be […]
The Jets announced they have released veteran defensive lineman Henry Anderson. The move is not a surprise. The Jets’ previous regime rewarded Anderson with a three-year, $25.2 million contract after he made seven sacks, 16 quarterback hits and 35 tackles in 2018. Anderson did not live up to it. The Jets save $8.2 million in […]
The Vikings confirmed they are making tight end Kyle Rudolph a salary cap casualty. Rudolph announced his departure from Minnesota a few minutes before the Vikings released the news. “Kyle has been a leader and mentor for us on and off the field from the first day I arrived in Minnesota,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer […]
Sports teams have a habit of honoring great players by retiring their numbers. Apparently, for some teams, retirement means the same that it did for Brett Favre. The Cardinals have become the latest team to unretire a number, putting Marshall Goldberg’s number back in circulation for use by J.J. Watt. Setting aside the question of […]
Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph is on the way out in Minnesota. The Vikings are cutting Rudolph, who confirmed on social media that he has been told he’s out. Rudolph was slated to earn a $7.65 million base salary this season and count $9.45 million against the Vikings’ salary cap. He still had three more […]
The Raiders signed one of their exclusive rights free agents on Tuesday. The team announced the signing of defensive lineman Kendal Vickers. Under the rules for exclusive rights free agents, Vickers would have been limited to re-signing with the team as long as the tendered him a contract. Vickers signed with the Raiders last January […]
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield displayed clear progress in his first season with head coach Kevin Stefanski, finishing 2020 with 3,463 yards passing, 26 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions. With Mayfield entering his fourth year as a pro, Stefanski said Tuesday he’s expecting the quarterback to continue improving as he gains more comfort and familiarity in […]
NFL rules for this offseason allow for free agents to visit with teams before signing and Ricardo Allen has taken advantage of that opportunity. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Allen visited with the Bengals on Tuesday. It’s the first known visit that Allen has taken since being released by the Falcons last month. Allen […]
The Texans parted ways with a pair of cornerbacks on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the team released Brandon Williams and waived Mark Fields off of their roster. Williams signed with the team in December and then signed a new deal with the team in January. He appeared in six games and made one tackle […]
Odell Beckham Jr. missed the majority of the Browns’ first winning season since 2007 after tearing his ACL in Week 7. But at this point, it appears he’s on track to return and impact Cleveland’s offense in 2021. “I really don’t have much of an update, other than I know he’s doing great,” head coach […]
Wide receiver Allen Robinson has expressed frustration at times with the Bears because they have not made a stronger push to sign him to a long-term contract and now there’s a chance they’ll use the franchise tag in order to keep him off the open market this month. Robinson sounded unenthusiastic about that prospect recently, […]