Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni likened quarterback Jalen Hurts to Michael Jordan, so let's stick with the basketball analogy in examining how important the signal-caller is to this offense.
Now that the college football season is officially over, it’s time to go over the best players from the year. USC Quarterback Caleb Williams comes in at No. 1, with Michigan's Blake Corum taking the No. 2 spot.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin expressed his appreciation for all the love and support he has received over the past month in his first public comments since suffering cardiac arrest on the field on Jan. 2.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst, who was slowed by a calf injury on Thursday, was a full participant at Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Falcons hired a new defensive coordinator Friday, naming Saints co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. Packers defensive backs coach/pass game coordinator Jerry Gray interviewed for the job. Gray appears headed to Atlanta anyway. The Falcons are working on a deal with Gray, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Gray has spent the past three seasons as […]
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh covets a Lombardi Trophy. But he apparently doesn’t think he’ll win one in Denver. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Broncos CEO Greg Penner met in recent days with Harbaugh regarding the possibility of taking the job in Denver. The in-person interview came after a video interview — and after Harbaugh announced […]
Bills safety Damar Hamlin has posted a video on social media thanking everyone for their love and support in the aftermath of the cardiac arrest that he suffered on the field in Cincinnati 26 days ago. “While I’m so thankful to everybody,” Hamlin says in the video, “I know that it isn’t enough just to […]
The Eagles have elevated safety Anthony Harris from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. The Eagles did the same thing with Harris last week before making him inactive for the divisional round win over the Giants. It still earned him a pay check. The Eagles again could make him […]
The 49ers have added a pair of veterans to the roster for the NFC Championship Game. The team announced that running back Tevin Coleman and cornerback Janoris Jenkins have been elevated from the practice squad. They will revert back to that roster after Sunday’s game. Reporters at the open portion of Friday’s practice noted that […]
The NFL fined Jaguars outside linebacker Arden Key, but not for the tackle that injured Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Key’s tackle on Mahomes was legal. Mahomes got caught between Corey Peters and Key, and Key fell on the quarterback’s right ankle, bending it sideways. Mahomes was a full participant in practice this week and will […]
The Chiefs will have tight end Jody Fortson available on Sunday. The team announced that Fortson has been activated from injured reserve on Saturday. Fortson has missed the last four games with an elbow injury and he had nine catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. Fortson will take the roster […]
49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw heard from the league about a fine this week. The NFL fined Greenlaw $10,609 for unnecessary roughness. The play that led to the fine came during the second quarter of last Sunday’s 19-12 win over the Cowboys. Greenlaw hit Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott out of bounds after Elliott caught a […]
One of the four teams that interviewed former Saints coach Sean Payton recently went in a different direction, with the Panthers hiring Frank Reich. That leaves three teams in the current cycles that could hire him — the Texans, Cardinals, and Broncos. So where will he land? Momentum gradually has been building this week toward […]
The Bengals have called up two players to the active roster for the AFC Championship Game. Bengals quarterback Jake Browning and offensive tackle Isaiah Prince were both elevated to the active roster for Sunday against the Chiefs. Browning has never played in a game and likely won’t play tomorrow, but the Bengals have decided to […]
When it comes to a history of litigation between prospective employer and prospective employee, the door definitely does not swing both ways. The employer legally cannot hold a grudge; the employee absolutely can. As explained by Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, the fact that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans previously sued the Texans does not […]
The NFL saw fewer college players turn pro when they still had NCAA eligibility remaining this year than in past years, and the reason appears to be that college players can now earn significant money through their name, image and likeness rights. Western Kentucky quarterback Austin Reed provided one example of how the NIL money […]
A return to the Bucs isn’t the only possible path back to the NFL for Todd Monken. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Monken interviewed for the Ravens’ offensive coordinator vacancy this week. Monken is also slated to interview with the Buccaneers next week. Monken was the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator from 2016-2018 and then […]
On Thursday, the Panthers opted not to allow interim coach Steve Wilks to continue to build on his ability to go .500 over 12 games, after the early-season firing of Matt Rhule. Instead, owner David Tepper gave the job to Frank Reich. The lawyer representing Wilks in his lawsuit against the NFL and the Cardinals […]
Former NFL defensive lineman Chris Baker, who spent eight seasons in the NFL, is recovering from a serious stroke suffered. Via TMZ.com, Baker posted video on Friday that showed him walking through the hospital where he is receiving treatment. Baker disclosed the health situation earlier this week on social media: “Tell your loved ones you love […]
Philadelphia will be uncharacteristically warm at kickoff of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon, while Kansas City will experience a typically cold January evening for the AFC Championship Game. The forecast for Sunday in Philadelphia calls for temperatures around 53 degrees at the 3 p.m. Eastern Time kickoff of the 49ers-Eagles game. Temperatures will […]
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was asked on Friday whether he finds it surreal that he’s already playing in his second AFC Championship Game in just his third NFL season. He said that to him, it feels normal. “I wouldn’t say it’s surreal. I would say winning is expected,” Burrow said, via WLWT. Burrow acknowledged that […]
In October, Tua Tagovailoa said he didn’t know if his parents were on board with him playing football after suffering a serious concussion. Tagovailoa has suffered another concussion since then, but his parents both said this week that they’re confident he will play in 2023. Asked by KHON if there’s any doubt that Tua will […]
Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk about where he’ll play next season. His friend and former teammate, Rob Gronkowski, has no such hesitation. Via SI.com, Gronk said that Brady is more likely to return to the Buccaneers for a fourth season than to join the Raiders. Those were the only two options presented to Gronkowski. […]
The Rams announced the hiring of Mike LaFleur as their new offensive coordinator. LaFleur replaces Liam Coen, who left to return to the University of Kentucky as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. LaFleur spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Jets, having followed Robert Saleh there from San Francisco. LaFleur was […]