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.
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.
The new Fan Controlled Football league, which began play this month, has added former NFL receiver Josh Gordon, who will play on a team with one of his former teammates on the Browns, Johnny Manziel, club owner Bob Menery told ESPN on Saturday.
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.
Irv Cross, a former NFL defensive back who became one of the cornerstones of The NFL Today in the 1970s, has died. He was 81. The Eagles announced his passing on Sunday night. Cross played for the Eagles from 1961 through 1965, and again in 1969. He spent 1966 through 1968 with the Rams. Cross […]
Earlier today, we pointed out that ESPN’s Dean of Draftniks had Tom Brady as a fifth-round pick and the No. 10 overall quarterback in the 2000 draft. Mel Kiper wasn’t alone, and Brady still derives motivation from the assessment of his skills as he made the leap from Michigan to the NFL. In response to […]
Former Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty is returning to the team this season. Dan Graziano of ESPN reports Flaherty is joining Joe Judge’s staff in an advisory role. Flaherty will help with the offensive linemen among other duties. Flaherty previously worked for the Giants on Tom Coughlin’s staff from 2004-15. Flaherty, 64, spent the […]
Despite lingering concerns regarding the number of minority head coaches in the NFL, the league saw a significant increase in the minority hiring rate when considering all categories of open positions. Via the Associated Press, the latest cycle resulted in the hiring of three minority General Managers, two minority head coaches, three minority offensive coordinators, […]
Quarterback Russell Wilson has issues with the Seahawks and the team has reportedly rehired one of his former coaches as they try to plot a course for the future. Michael-Shawn Dugar of TheAthletic.com reports that Carl “Tater” Smith is rejoining the team. Smith was the team’s quarterbacks coach from 2011-2017 and associate head coach to […]
Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen continues to make progress in his return from the fractured ankle that ended his 2020 season. Allen posted a video to his Instagram story that shows him throwing a football on the beach. That comes a few weeks after Allen said he thought he was a couple of months […]
The Buccaneers are the hosts this weekend for the Girls Flag Football Preseason Classic, an annual event that attracts 1,200 players, making it the largest girls’ flag football tournament in the world. Tampa Bay is the only NFL team with multiple female coaches on its staff, and both of them are in attendance at the […]
The Houston Texans seem to think they’ll win a standoff with quarterback Deshaun Watson. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle knows that the team won’t. McClain, who has covered the Texans since their debut in 2002 and the Houston Oilers before that, makes the case that the time has come for the Texans to trade […]
Whether it happens this year or next year, it seems inevitable that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson officially will ask the Seahawks to trade him. When the official request comes — or when the offers arrive from the Cowboys, Bears, Raiders, or Saints — who with the Seahawks will decide whether it’s time to move on […]
The 2021 quarterback class is coming into focus. Only one of them has drawn a comparison to the quarterback who started 2021 with his seventh Super Bowl win. Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Dean of Draftniks Mel Kiper compares Alabama quarterback Mac Jones to Tom Brady. Sort of. “I hate to say, but he kind […]
NFL teams are allowed to start talking to free agents on March 15 and there’s some word about who the Browns might be calling once the legal tampering window is open. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David is on the team’s radar as an upgrade to their defense. David had […]
The Bears would love to make a splash this offseason by trading for a franchise quarterback like Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson. But if they can’t pull that off, the fallback option may be sticking with the quarterback they have: Nick Foles. Foles remains under contract to the Bears at an affordable salary cap number […]
New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell posted a recruiting pitch to Russell Wilson, attempting to lure the quarterback to the Saints. Seattle’s mayor didn’t react kindly to New Orleans’ proposition. Jenny Durkan, Seattle’s mayor since 2017, tweeted back to Cantrell: “I love you, Mayor, but keep your eyes off [Wilson]. His home is Seattle.” Durkan also […]
Former NFL defensive tackle Louis Nix III was found dead in Florida on Saturday, three days after being reported missing by his mother. Nix was 29. NBC Sports reports the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office pulled a car from a pond near Nix’s apartment that matched his vehicle’s description. Nix was last seen alive Tuesday. Nix, a […]
Russell Wilson has made it clear that he’d accept a trade to the Saints, along with three other teams. And even though Drew Brees has yet to retire (and still possibly won’t), New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell has made her pitch for Wilson to join the Saints. “I’ve heard the rumors now,” Cantrell said in […]
In a normal year, Saturday would have consisted of a slew of 40-yard dash times generated by incoming NFL players at the Scouting Combine. Obviously, this is far from a normal year. Still, at least one draft prospect ran really fast in a straight line on Saturday. Former Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman, through agent Blake […]
The son of a former Packers great is seeking the safe return of his father’s Super Bowl II ring, Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Mike Kostelnik is offering a $5,000 reward. His father, defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik, won the ring in his seventh of eight seasons with the Packers. Mike wore the […]
By this time last year, Larry Fitzgerald had long announced that he would return to Arizona for a 17th season. But as the calendar begins to turn to March, no one from the Cardinals seems to know his plans. And if Fitzgerald himself has made a decision, he isn’t saying. Before a charity golf outing […]
The NFL won’t let receiver Josh Gordon play. So he has found another league. The chronically-suspended star player, whose most recent conditional reinstatement eventually became yet another indefinite banishment, has joined Fan Controlled Football. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Zappers owner Bob Menery says that the team has added Gordon to a roster that also […]
Drew Brees is retiring. Unless he isn’t. Fitness trainer Todd Durkin recently posted a video on Instagram that shows Brees pushing a weighted sled while Durkin utters a string of superlatives: “What is he doing? . . . Drew, what are you doing? OK, he’s never done that! . . . Don’t know what he’s doing. […]