New Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers is being undervalued in redraft and Best Ball leagues. He should see the lion's share of touches as a rookie despite the presence of second-year Memphis back Darrell Henderson.
With the 2020 NFL season inching ever closer, PFF's Solomon Wilcots takes a look at the NFL's best cornerback trios. The New England Patriots take the top spot, while San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers also crack the top-five.
PFF's Timo Riske takes a deep dive into the data and explains why the ability to turn pressures into sacks isn't a repeatable skill for NFL pass-rushers. He also uncovers an interesting finding when it comes to the quarterback position.
NFL linemen such as Ryan Jensen and former players including Joe Thomas and Nick Mangold have found hobbies and second careers with their culinary skills. For the holiday weekend, they'll be at the grills and smokers.
Washington’s NFL franchise is under intense pressure to change its name. A Canadian Football League team announced it is keeping its name. The Edmonton Eskimos will remain the Edmonton Eskimos, the Associated Press reports. The team arrived at that decision following “an extensive year-long formal research and engagement program with Inuit leaders and community members […]
Running back D'Andre Swift tweeted a photo of himself signing his rookie contract. The Lions used the 35th overall choice to select the Georgia running back in the second round. Detroit has signed five of its nine draft choices, with only first-rounder Jeff Okudah, fifth-rounder Quintez Cephus, fifth-rounder Jason Huntley and seventh-rounder Jashon Cornell yet […]
As the NFL prepares to take 32 teams of up to 90 players each to training camp in a pandemic, plenty of talk has surfaced about smaller rosters being used. The NFL Players Association, which in theory should want as many jobs as possible during camp, has expressed a desire to slash the rosters by […]
Cam Newton is taking the final step toward becoming a Patriot. Newton is in New England now to take his physical, at which point he can officially sign his one-year contract with the Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Despite Newton’s injury issues over the last couple seasons, the team fully expects Newton […]
When it’s time to play games in 2020, 11-on-11 scenarios will be unavoidable. The league’s players hope that 11-on-11 football will otherwise be avoided, entirely. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL Players Association wants to limit activities that increase the risk of coronavirus transmission during the 2020 season. This includes, but […]
It’s unknown whether and to what extent fans will attend games in 2020. Per a source with knowledge of the ongoing talks between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the league wants to give teams the ability to hold up to two fan events at their stadiums, during training camp. The union is willing […]
The Washington name, barring a major miracle, will be changing. Multiple reports indicate the change could happen before the season begins. If that occurs, it’s obvious that the uniforms will undergo minimal changes. Assuming that a new logo comes with the new name, the current helmet logo would be peeled off and replaced and the […]
One of the open issues as the NFL and NFL Players Association prepare for pandemic football relates to face shields. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the question of whether face shields will be mandatory for players has not been resolved. The league wants it. The players are willing to encourage player use […]
As the NFL and NFL Players Association continue to negotiate the pandemic procedures for training camp, one open issue relates to staying in hotels during training camp. The players want no mandatory hotel stays. Instead, the NFLPA is pushing for optional hotel stays, both during training camp and other periods. If, for example, players want […]
The Washington NFL franchise isn’t alone in taking a look at its name. The Cleveland MLB franchise is now doing the same thing. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement. “Our organization fully recognizes our […]
The franchise quarterback has weighed in on what Washington’s new team name should be. Dwayne Haskins wrote on Twitter that his vote would be for Red Tails, which has often been discussed as a potential new team name. “I like the redtails,” Haskins wrote. After hearing plenty of feedback about that, Haskins added a follow […]
Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark is paying for the funeral for a 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Kansas City this week. The boy, LeGend Taliferro, was killed while he slept when someone fired shots into his apartment. No arrests have been made. LeGend’s mother, Charron Powell, confirmed that Clark is covering the […]
One of the top coaches in college football thinks the season can be moved to the spring without much trouble if the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to play in the fall. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said that if the situation surrounding the pandemic doesn’t improve in the weeks ahead, delaying the 2020 football […]
Judging by what’s on social media, the Cowboys supposedly are interested in trading for safety Jamal Adams, signing free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and now trading for tight end David Njoku. It’s unknown how anyone would expect the Cowboys to fit one under their salary cap much less all three. Every time a big-name […]
Former Buccaneers team president and senior executive Gay Culverhouse died Wednesday at her home in Fernandina Beach, Florida, the New York Times reports via ESPN. Culverhouse was 73. Culverhouse, the daughter of late team owner Hugh Culverhouse, was giving five years to live in 2003 after being diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of chronic leukemia […]
At some point before Thursday night, Nike pulled all merchandise bearing the name or logo of the Washington franchise from its website. The drop-down menu, in fact, deleted the franchise from the list of NFL teams. On Friday, Nike issued a statement. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the NFL’s official apparel provider said, “We […]
Tight end David Njoku wants out of Cleveland and one NFC East team may be interested in helping him make a move. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Cowboys might have interest in making a deal for Njoku. The level of interest may have to be pretty high in order for a deal […]
Gerald McCoy started all 16 games last season in Carolina, but after signing with the Cowboys in March, the defensive tackle revealed he had a dispute with the coaches for taking him out of the game. McCoy played only 63 percent of the team’s snaps last season. That was his lowest percentage of playing time […]
The NFLPA remains opposed to playing any preseason games. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports the union has discussed a schedule that would send them straight into their season openers after three days of medical and equipment, 21 days of strength and conditioning, 10 days of unpadded practice and 14 days with a maximum of […]
Washington announced on Friday its intention to conduct a “thorough review” of the team’s name. Which is a precursor, frankly, to changing the name. The National Congress of American Indians, which has been pushing for the change for years, has issued a statement acknowledging the development. “We are encouraged by the Washington NFL team’s announcement […]