Panthers coach Matt Rhule said QB Sam Darnold is practicing with an "edge" that he hasn't seen before. Darnold, who has 54 career TD passes but also 52 interceptions, says he's confident that he can be "one of the best quarterbacks in the league."
After finishing last season at 208 pounds, Jets quarterback Zach Wilson reported to OTA practices this week at 221 pounds -- a designed weight gain that occurred with the help of a nutritionist and a chef.
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will face off against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in a 12-hole golf event on June 1; all four NFL quarterbacks participated in a media preview event Wednesday ahead of The Match.
The Washington Commanders reportedly have plunked down $100 million for land in Virginia on which a stadium could be built. The Commanders also may have to plunk down all of the money to build the stadium there, however. Via the Washington Post, a pair of Virginia senators, one a Democrat and one a Republican, raised […]
Dak Prescott doesn’t have children, but the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has shaken him. The Cowboys quarterback admits it has made him anxious about becoming a parent. “We’re talking about children,’’ Prescott said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “We’re talking about the future. I mean, I don’t have kids, (but […]
Nick Foles has never started more than 11 games in a season. The quarterback is on his sixth team in now his 11th season, and Foles again is No. 2 on the depth chart. He knows his role. “This is Matt’s team,” Foles said more than once Wednesday, via Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com. “He’s the […]
Alonzo Highsmith played for the University of Miami. He was a freshman on Howard Schnellenberger’s national championship team in 1983 before starring in the backfield on Jimmy Johnson’s teams. Highsmith, the Seahawks’ senior executive advisor to the General Manager, is returning to his alma mater. David Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel reports the University of Miami […]
John Thompson, the first General Manager in Seahawks history, died Tuesday morning in Las Vegas, the team announced Wednesday. Thompson was 95. “We remember and honor John Thompson following his passing this week,” the Seahawks wrote in a statement. “Thompson served as the team’s first General Manager from 1975-82. He oversaw the hiring of Jack […]
Chris Simms and I devoted the opening segment of Wednesday’s PFT Live to the latest mass murder. In Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old killed 19 children and two adults with an assault rifle. To properly function in American society unfortunately entails co-existing with the ever-present risk of becoming the victim of gun violence. To become too […]
During the pandemic, the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to dramatically relax the rules regarding injured reserve. For 2022, the rules will be not quite as relaxed. Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed that teams will be permitted to designate up to eight players for return […]
Cowboys receiver James Washington wore a walking boot on his left foot during organized team activities Wednesday. Neither he nor coach Mike McCarthy would reveal what the injury is, but multiple reports indicate it’s tendinitis. “I really just went home one night after working out, and it didn’t feel quite right,” Washington told Mike Fisher […]
Justin Herbert has had five different offensive schemes in seven seasons, dating to his time at the University of Oregon. For the first time in three NFL seasons, he hasn’t spent the offseason learning a new playbook. Chargers coach Brandon Staley expects that to help Herbert take more ownership of the offense in 2022. “As […]
The Saints and Jameis Winston have pointed toward Week 1 for his return. That seems like a certainty barring a setback. The Saints’ official Twitter account posted photos of Winston participating in on-field drills at organized team activities Wednesday. Winston tore his anterior cruciate ligament in an Oct. 31 game against the Buccaneers, requiring season-ending […]
Kevin Dotson was switched to left guard last year after Trai Turner arrived in Pittsburgh as a free agent. Kendrick Green has moved back to guard after starting at center last season following Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement. That leaves one job for two players who started a combined 24 games last season. Green and Dotson will […]
Arizona has finished signing its 2022 draft class. The Cardinals announced on Wednesday that they’ve signed third-round outside linebacker Cameron Thomas to his four-year rookie deal. Thomas was the first of two round-three picks Arizona made in this year’s draft. The edge rusher out of San Diego State recorded 21.0 sacks and 39.0 tackles for […]
The Raiders signed free agent defensive end Tyler Lancaster, the team announced Wednesday. Lancaster, 27, spent the past four seasons in Green Bay. He saw action in 59 games, playing 1,323 defensive snaps and 417 on special teams. Lancaster has made 21 career starts. In his career, he has 110 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback […]
A few weeks ago, G.M. Steve Keim said the Cardinals would “try to get something done” with quarterback Kyler Murray since the team had gotten through the draft. But in a Wednesday interview on the Pat McAfee Show, Keim struck a slightly more optimistic tone when discussing a possible contract extension for the 2019 No. […]
Quarterback Tom Brady has worked out with Buccaneers teammates at the team’s facility this offseason and he’s also worked out with Rob Gronkowski away from the team, which is a nice change from where he was at this point last year. Brady had MCL surgery last offseason to repair a tear that he suffered during […]
Technically, banging a gavel is just another way of knocking on wood if you’re with me. Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden has scored a major preliminary victory in his lawsuit against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Via Katelyn Newberg of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, District Judge Nancy Allf denied the NFL’s motion to dismiss […]
Change to the roster always follows the hiring of a new head coach and General Manager, but there’s been little thought about the Bears not having a place for cornerback Jaylon Johnson in the lineup this season. Johnson was a second-round pick in 2020 and he’s started 28 games over his first two years in […]
After the Cowboys traded to Amari Cooper to the Browns this offseason, quarterback Dak Prescott had CeeDee Lamb‘s locker moved adjacent to the quarterback’s locker. “He’s the guy,” Prescott said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “Just being young, hopefully he’s my receiver until I’m done playing. Just being able to bring him […]
After five seasons out of the NFL — and not by choice — quarterback Colin Kaepernick is finally getting a chance. Per multiple reports, the Raiders are giving Kaepernick a workout. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said the workout is actually happening today. It’s a stunning development. But it’s not a shock, given the comments […]
The offseason program reviews of the quarterback who replaced Carson Wentz in Indianapolis couldn’t be more positive. But Wentz’s new team seems to like him a lot, too. The Commanders got their OTAs underway this week and head coach Ron Rivera said he thought Wentz did “some really good things” on the field. “Got some […]