Highlighting the top landing spots for the 10 best defensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft. Alabama's Christian Barmore goes to the Minnesota Vikings and Miami's Gregory Rousseau heads to the New York Jets.
PFF's Ben Linsey breaks down how the Detroit Lions should utilize free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft, which includes major upgrades along the offensive line and a potentially transformed receiving corps.
Lead draft analyst Mike Renner ranks the best NFL draft prospects of the PFF College era. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence takes the top spot over the likes of Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Marcus Mariota, Chase Young, Myles Garrett and many more.
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.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said on Wednesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins "is our quarterback. I know there's a lot of rumors floating around out there, but Kirk Cousins is our quarterback."
Jets GM Joe Douglas said he will answer the call if teams try to trade for Sam Darnold but downplayed the idea of trading assets for a star player. He also said he hopes to keep safety Marcus Maye long term.
Aside from his considerable contributions on the field, Watt is best known for raising more than $40 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. But that's just the tip of the iceberg on the impact he had on the Houston community.
After what finished as a rocky tenure with the Eagles, Nelson Agholor found a home in 2020 with the Raiders. Agholor caught 48 passes for a career-high 896 yards with eight touchdowns. He averaged 11.2 yards per reception in five seasons with the Eagles, and that mark went up to 18.7 with Las Vegas. The […]
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly spent his first four NFL seasons with the Vikings and he says he is headed back to the team for the 2021 season. Weatherly signed a two-year deal with the Panthers as a free agent last year, but got released by Carolina last month. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Weatherly […]
Nick Chubb has emerged as one of the best running backs in football, finishing second among qualified running backs by averaging 5.6 yards per carry in 2020. He became the first Browns running back to record consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards rushing since Jamal Lewis in 2007-2008, ending the year with 1,067 yards and 12 […]
The cap-strapped Saints have created some space by restructuring kicker Wil Lutz‘s deal. Lutz, who has three years remaining on his current deal, converted most of his base salary into signing bonus to save $1.74 million in cap space this season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. That means Lutz will count more against […]
Shortly before Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock held a press conference on Wednesday, there was a report that the team was considering a trade involving right tackle Trent Brown. The timing all but guaranteed Mayock would be asked about Brown’s future with the club and he faced the question during the session. Mayock said that […]
One of the storylines that the NFL world is watching this offseason is quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s push to be traded from the Texans. The Jets are one of the teams frequently mentioned as a place Watson could wind up because they have cap space, four first-round picks over the next two drafts, and a need […]
Linebacker David Mayo will join wide receiver Golden Tate in saying farewell to the Giants. According to multiple reports, the Giants are releasing Mayo as they move to create cap space ahead of the start of the new league year. Dropping Mayo will clear $2.3 million in cap space and releasing both veterans accounts for […]
Two years ago, video emerged of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes playing offseason basketball. The team quickly put the kibosh on that. Recently, video emerged of Browns defensive end Myles Garrett playing basketball. His head coach has no problem with it. “He knows this,” Stefanski said on Wednesday’s PFT PM, “I’ve told him this, I’ve told […]
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford requested and received a trade this offseason, wanting to win a ring and thinking it wasn’t going to happen in Detroit. His old teammates completely supported him. That’s the word from Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson, who said every single teammate understood where Stafford was coming from with his trade request […]
Kevin Stefanski is wiping the slate clean after a very successful first season as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Under Stefanski, the Browns made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years and won a playoff game for the first time in 26 years. The Browns went 11-5 last year, marking just the […]
The overtime rules are poised for a potential shakeup far more intriguing than a simple reversion to true sudden death. Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Ravens will be proposing a pair of overtime procedures premised on the concept of “spot and choose.” It works like this: One team picks the spot […]
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was officially sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday after accepting a plea agreement on sex crimes against five women. According to Julie Watson of the Associated Press, the 14 years is the maximum possible sentence for Winslow under the terms of the plea agreement. Winslow was […]
Washington gave linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. his release earlier Wednesday, though he was set to become a free agent next week. He now has confirmed the reason: Davis will sign a one-day contract next week to officially retire with the Panthers. Davis, 37, previously announced his retirement in December. “The time has finally come and […]
Michael Bidwill said signing J.J. Watt already has “raised the energy” around the team, and the Cardinals owner called the addition of the defensive end a “culture changer.” It remains to be seen whether Watt’s presence will entice more free agents to join the Cardinals. But General Manager Steve Keim said Wednesday that he doesn’t […]
When it comes to overtime, the NFL previously has decided not to let perfect be the enemy of good. Now, the league may be reverting to awful. Buried at the bottom of an item on the league’s official website regarding the possible expansion of replay review to roughing the passer calls and non-calls is a […]
Good news: Roughing the pass could become subject to replay review. Bad news: Roughing the pass could become subject to replay review. According to Judy Battista of NFL Media, owners could vote to make roughing the passer subject to replay review. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other hand, pass interference calls and non-calls […]
Anyone who has been paying any attention to the NFL in recent weeks knows that, for plenty of veteran players, a major squeeze is coming. They’ll either be asked to take less under threat of termination, or they’ll simply be cut without conversation. The Giants have, as expected, released receiver Golden Tate, per multiple reports. […]
Ravens receivers ranked last in the NFL in catches (137) and receiving yards (1,729) as the team was last in passing yards. Willie Snead is entering free agency, and Dez Bryant is not returning. That leaves Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Devin Duvernay as the top three returning wideouts from last season. The Ravens are […]
A handful of teams have their franchise quarterback and know it. Some, like the Browns, have seen enough to think they do and plan to build around the quarterback they have. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock, while praising Derek Carr, didn’t rule out an upgrade if an upgrade (Russell Wilson?) becomes a possibility. Jets General […]
The story hid in plain sight for 38 years, the last half of which consisted of Tom Brady being a star NFL quarterback. Only today, the anniversary of Terry Bradshaw’s 1983 supposedly minor (but ultimately career ending) elbow surgery, did the nugget emerge that Bradshaw used an assumed name when he entered the hospital in […]