Chargers QB Philip Rivers says he'll evaluate his situation after the season -- and his contract -- ends, but his desire is to come back and play for the team with which he's spent all 16 seasons of his NFL career.
Former Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley doesn't view Thursday's melee that got Myles Garrett indefinitely suspended as a "fluke" incident, telling SiriusXM that it "falls squarely" on coach Freddie Kitchens.
The NFL has indefinitely banned Browns DE Myles Garrett for hitting Steelers QB Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet. Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey (3 games) and Cleveland's Larry Ogunjobi (1 game) have also been suspended.
The NFL’s Colin Kaepernick dog-and-pony show about nothing was about something, after all. It was about extinguishing the second lawsuit that Kaepernick could file for ongoing collusion plus retaliation against him for his first grievance that was settled for a payment reportedly between $1 million and $10 million. That’s the inescapable conclusion from the assertion, […]
Alabama coach Nick Saban indicated after today’s game that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injury could keep him out for a significant period of time. Asked after the win over Mississippi State for information about Tagovailoa, who was carted off the field in the second quarter, Saban sounded pessimistic. “I really don’t know at this point. We’ve […]
Colin Kaepernick won’t work out at the Falcons’ facility today after all. Instead, Kaepernick has moved his workout to another location, and his representatives released a statement accusing the NFL of not acting in a forthright manner in organizing the workout. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the […]
Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams was scheduled to hit free agency in March, but he’ll be staying in Arizona. The Cardinals and Williams have agreed on a two-year contract extension through 2021, according to the team’s website. Williams has played 42 percent of the Cardinals’ offensive snaps and 58 percent of their special teams snaps […]
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured heading into today’s game against Mississippi State, with his high ankle sprain bothering him seriously enough that there was some talk he might not play. As it turned out he did start the game, but didn’t finish. In the second quarter, Tagovailoa was smothered by two Mississippi State defenders […]
A pair of Houston Texans have hamstring injuries that will keep them from heading to Baltimore. The team has announced that receiver Will Fuller and cornerback Bradley Roby have been downgraded to out, and that they will not be traveling with the team. Fuller last played in Week Seven; Roby last played in Week Six. […]
Catching the ball isn’t the only way a wide receiver can gain yards for his team. Another way is to draw a pass interference penalty. And no player is doing that more than Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans. So far this season Evans has picked up six pass interference penalties for 113 yards, easily the […]
The NFL’s statement from Thursday announcing that 11 teams will attend Saturday’s Colin Kaepernick dog-and-pony show about nothing working included this comment: “[T]he league expects additional teams to commit.” It wasn’t clear whether “expects” meant “anticipates” or, you know, “expects”; since then, it’s become more clear that, whatever the intention, the league expects teams to attend. […]
Inevitably, the aftermath of each year’s Scouting Combine results in stories of bizarre questions posed to the players who occupy the annual draft pool. Thursday night’s blown gasket from Myles Garrett helps explain the reasons for the calculated effort to get under the skin of incoming NFL players. Although certain topics remain unacceptable, improper, and […]
The NFL has kept Colin Kaepernick in the dark about multiple aspects of his dog-and-pony show about nothing workout. As a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, the league’s failure to provide information to Kaepernick includes the identity of the receivers who will be available to catch passes from him. Thus, Kaepernick has […]
The Miami Dolphins are on a two-game winning streak, a development that comes as a shock to those who thought they were purposely trying to lose this year to earn the first overall pick in the draft. But to those inside the Dolphins’ locker room, winning is what this season has always been about. Barry […]
Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t tolerate fights and doesn’t like undisciplined play, and when he sees it from other teams, he makes an example of it with his own team. That’s the word from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who said on Friday that incidents like the Thursday fracas between the Browns and Steelers turn into […]
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play well on Monday night. His receivers didn’t help matters. Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Friday that the team’s analytics specialists determined that the offense lost 108 yards to dropped passes. “[W]e have a guy that’s much smarter than us involved in analytics who does all that stuff for us,” […]
Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict had refused to talk to reporters in the aftermath of the 12-game suspension that ended his 2019 season after only four games. After the egregious non-football act that ended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett‘s season after 10 games, Burfict’s name instantly surfaced, largely by way of comparison to Garrett. And that […]
Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn worries that the handwringing about the brawl at the end of Thursday night’s Steelers-Browns game reflects a sport that’s changing for the worse. Quinn said he didn’t condone Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with his own helmet, but he does think the […]
Trent Williams played his last game for Washington on Dec. 30. He will not play for the team again, Williams has made clear. All that is left is for Washington to trade Williams in the offseason. “Pretty much just seeing where I’m going to be at, getting a fresh start, and being able to lace […]
Myles Garrett isn’t the only defender the Browns lost for the season Thursday night. Safety Morgan Burnett tore his Achilles against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Friday night. Burnett will miss the rest of the season. It was fairly obvious what Burnett’s injury was when he limped off with 1:26 […]
In theory, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett could be prosecuted for assaulting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on Thursday night, by striking Rudolph with his own helmet. In theory, Garrett also could be sued. When contemplating a lawsuit, three factors must be considered: liability, damages, and the defendant’s ability to satisfy the judgment. Unless all three […]
Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win (and a few other things) by the Browns and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday […]
The behind-the-scenes arm twisting apparently is working. A day after only 11 teams were scheduled to attend Saturday’s Colin Kaepernick dog-and-pony show about nothing in Atlanta, the number has now spiked to more than 24, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The number of teams attending doesn’t really matter. What matters is the job title and […]