• West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • Report: Jeremy Maclin wants to finish his career with the Eagles

    247 Sports "Jeremy Maclin is a free agent for the third time in four seasons, but has an idea on his next destination, one he hopes will be a permanent home. According to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, league sources said Maclin would love to come back to Philadelphia and finish is career with the..." March 20

  • Steelers sign strong safety Morgan Burnett to 3-year deal

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Expected to be bit players in free agency, the Steelers signed their second player in as many days Tuesday, addressing another deficiency on defense. Strong safety Morgan Burnett, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, agreed to a three-year deal that the NFL Network reported is worth $14.5..." March 20

  • Cowboys need Eric Reid but his anthem protests could cost him — and that's on you

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "No behavior and no amount of money has ever deterred Jerry Jones from signing a single player. But we have found an action so abhorrent that the owner of the Dallas Cowboys will not tolerate. Safety Eric Reid is a player the Cowboys could use, and he will come at a decent price. But he's one of..." March 20

  • Brett Favre responds to $16 million lawsuit from investor in failed company

    Larry Brown Sports "Brett Favre is one of the people named in a lawsuit against a failed social media company that he was a pitch man for as recently as two or three years ago, but the Hall of Famer believes he bears no responsibility for any investing deals gone bad. The Blast reported back in January that Favre..." March 20

  • Raiders To Meet With Eric Decker

    Pro Football Rumors "On Tuesday morning, there were rumblings online of Eric Decker meeting with the Saints. It turns out that Decker is meeting with a team today, but not that one. He’ll be meeting with the Raiders, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic (on Twitter). The meeting with the Raiders marks his first..." March 20

  • Odell Beckham Jr. trade at right price would solve Giants' problem

    Sporting News "It's been an exceedingly active year already for NFL trades. But there's one blockbuster deal that has not happened, and it should be on the Giants’ radar. That would be a trade of the highly talented-but-equally problematic Odell Beckham Jr. If I'm new Giants general manager Dave Gettleman,..." March 20

  • Jay Gruden: “Good possibility” we draft a running back early

    Pro Football Talk "There are a lot of people who think that Saquon Barkley is the best overall player in this year’s draft class and it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think he’s the best running back entering the league this year. That makes it highly unlikely that Barkley will be on the board come the 13th..." March 20

  • Teddy Bridgewater 'excited' about joining the Jets, but will he be on Week 1 roster?

    USA Today "Teddy Bridgewater might be one of the most compelling players to wear a Jets uniform this season. Or he might get cut before the season begins. Details emerged about Bridgewater's contract on Monday. And according to multiple reports, the Jets committed only $500,000 guaranteed to the former..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Raiders Trade FB Jamize Olawale To Cowboys

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The Raiders will send a sixth-round pick to the Cowboys in the deal in exchange for a fifth-rounder. Olawale was originally signed by Oakland off of Dallas’ practice squad. He has been with the..." March 20

  • Colts nearing a deal with free agent receiver Ryan Grant

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts’ slow start to free agency is beginning to pick up. After signing Detroit free-agent tight end Eric Ebron to a two-year deal Monday night, the Colts now are closing in on a one-year deal for the Redskins free-agent receiver Ryan Grant, according to two NFL sources. The deal is not..." March 20

  • Eric Ebron throws more shade at Detroit Lions on social media

    Detroit Free Press "Without saying much, Eric Ebron is making it quite clear what he thinks of his time with the Detroit Lions. On Monday, shortly after the Indianapolis Colts signed him, the tight end expressed elation on Instagram, saying he hasn't "smiled like this in a long time," and telling Indianapolis..." March 20

  • Jaguars Releasing Veteran WR Allen Hurns

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars are releasing WR Allen Hurns on Tuesday. According to Schefter, Hurns should have a strong market for his services in the coming days. The Jaguars allowed Allen Robinson to depart in free agency, re-signed Marqise Lee and gave Donte Moncrief a fully..." March 20

  • If retirement is near, this is 'critical' time for Brady

    CBS Sports "After spending nearly an entire year with Tom Brady to film his Facebook documentary, the man who directed the six-part series, Gotham Chopra, doesn't seem to think that Brady is going to be playing football much longer. Although Brady has insisted on multiple occasions that he wants to play..." March 20

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz posts video of himself throwing

    NFL.com "A blurry, 12-second video clip has never made Philadelphia Eagles fans happier. Carson Wentz, who a little over three months ago tore his ACL and LCL, posted on his Instagram page Monday a montage of short clips of him throwing a football. Aside from the bulky brace on his left knee, it's..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Giants can't let Davis Webb stop them from drafting a QB with the No. 2 pick

    Newark Star-Ledger "It takes a lot to surprise me these days, but count me flummoxed at the number of Giants fans who are adamantly and vocally against their team using the No. 2 overall pick on a quarterback. Most of it stems from the believe -- misguided, I believe -- that it is possible for general manager..." March 20

  • Eagles' Bennett warns NFC East QBs: 'I'm coming'

    The Score "New Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett's message to NFC East quarterbacks was clear at his introductory press conference on Monday. "I know Eli Manning is probably watching this ... yes, I'm coming. I know Dak (Prescott) is watching this like, 'Yeah, he's coming.' Yeah, I am,"..." March 20

  • James Jones says Morgan Burnett is heading to the Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL receiver James Jones got one step ahead of the five-minute-head’s-up information robots as to the destination of former Packers teammates Jordy Nelson. Jones is at it again with former Packers teammate Morgan Burnett. Jones, citing an unnamed source (surely Burnett), says Burnett..." March 20

  • Manning expected to decide this week if he’ll call TNF

    Awful Announcing "The long will-he-or-won’t-he saga of Peyton Manning and the broadcast booth appears to be heading towards a conclusion. Both ESPN and Fox were reportedly pursuing Manning and offering around $10 million annually, but Manning declined ESPN’s offer earlier this month. And now, it looks like we’ll..." March 19

  • Saints wide receiver Josh Huff suspended 2 games for 2016 incident: source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Josh Huff in February hoping he could resurrect his career after being a free agent during the entire 2017 season. Huff should still have that opportunity, but even if he makes the roster, he'll miss the start of the 2018 season because the NFL has..." March 19

  • Report: Arrest warrant issued for Jonathan Martin, who is facing five charges

    Sportsnaut "Last month, former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin made threats on social media to his former Harvard-Westlake High School in Southern California. He was also found by police to be in the possession of a loaded gun, a knife and an ax. Now, authorities have reportedly charged Martin with..." March 19

  • Ex-Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron finds home with Indianapolis Colts

    Detroit Free Press "Eric Ebron has a new home. Less than a week after being released by the Detroit Lions in a cap-saving move, Ebron signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the Colts announced Monday night. Ebron caught 186 passes in 56 career games, but was one of the most polarizing players on the Lions the..." March 19

  • Quarterback drafted by Jon Gruden in 2008 signs with Raiders

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had a hand in drafting Josh Johnson a decade ago. The agile quarterback and Oakland native was a Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick in 2008, Gruden’s last year as Buccaneers coach. The pair will reunite in Johnson’s hometown. The well-traveled quarterback signed with the..." March 19

  • Report: Cowboys showing interest in several free agent WRs

    247 Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have been expectedly quiet in NFL free agency, but that's about to change. They did attempt to break rank from their usually frugal ways in chasing wide receiver Sammy Watkins, but failed to lock him down as the Kansas City Chiefs offered more guaranteed money. That would've..." March 19

  • Mike Pouncey, Chargers agree to two-year contract

    USA Today "Philip Rivers has a new protector up front. Center Mike Pouncey agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Pouncey was released by the Miami Dolphins last Thursday amid the team's offense line shuffle, including a trade for center..." March 19

  • Orlando Scandrick agrees to 2-year Redskins contract

    NFL.com "Orlando Scandrick spent the past decade clashing on-field with the Washington Redskins. Now he's joining them. The 'Skins on Monday landed the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback with a two-year pact worth up to $10 million, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Scandrick joins Washington..." March 19

  • Browns are still in the mix for Terrelle Pryor even though he's visiting the Seahawks and Jets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are still in the mix for receiver Terrelle Pryor even though he's visiting other teams, a source told cleveland.com. Pryor visited the Seahawks on Sunday and Monday, and he's leaving there and heading for a visit to the New York Jets today. The Seahawks are still believed to be..." March 19

  • Sam Bradford due huge bonuses for per-game production

    Larry Brown Sports "If Sam Bradford can simply stay healthy for the Arizona Cardinals, it sounds like he’ll be making a whole lot of money. Bradford’s deal with the Cardinals entitles him to up to $5 million in per-game bonuses — plus an impressive $10 million signing bonus." March 19

  • NFL Rumors: Terrelle Pryor agrees to two-year deal with Seahawks

    Clutch Points "The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor have agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Pryor had spent the last couple of weeks making visits with several teams around the league before making the decision to join the Seahawks..." March 19

  • Tom Brady Jokes On NPR: ‘Most Defensive Coordinators Are Not Smart’

    CBS Boston "Tom Brady’s offseason media tour continued over the weekend, with the Patriots’ quarterback appearing as a special guest on NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Brady phoned in to the show, which was being recorded in front of a live audience in Hartford. While most of the New England-based crowd..." March 19

  • Report: Dontari Poe once again has massive weight clause weaved into contract

    Sportsnaut "Just like he did last season with the Atlanta Falcons, defensive tackle Dontari Poe has some rather huge weight bonuses weaved into his new contract with the Carolina Panthers. Poe signed a monster deal with the Panthers in free agency to replace Star Lotulelei. As part of this new contract,..." March 19

  • Cody Latimer, former Broncos second-round pick, signs with New York Giants

    Denver Post "Now the Broncos really need help at receiver and on special teams. Former second-round pick and key special-teamer Cody Latimer signed a deal with the New York Giants, he announced on Twitter on Monday. His departure, along with the Broncos’ decision to not tender restricted free agent receiver..." March 19

  • Report: Alfred Morris not expected to re-sign with Cowboys

    247 Sports "Alfred Morris deserves a re-up with the Dallas Cowboys, but it doesn't look like the two will remain together. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, the veteran is fielding interest from several teams on the heels of a resurgent 2017 season, and it's not expected the unrestricted free agent..." March 19

  • Jaguars Sign WR Donte Moncrief To One-Year, $9.6M Fully Gtd Contract + Incentives

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that Colts free agent WR Donte Moncrief intends to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Schefter, Moncrief receives a one-year, $9.6 million fully-guaranteed contract that also includes $2 million in incentives. There had been buzz connecting Moncrief to the..." March 19

  • Report | Rams to re-sign Dominique Easley

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will be re-signing defensive lineman Dominique Easley while reportedly inking him to a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Easley did not play at all in 2017-18 as the result of a torn ACL. Not only that, but such an occurrance also marked the fourth time..." March 19

  • Bills “not ready to pull the trigger” on draft trade

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the two easiest dots to connect in the looming quarterback draft market is between Buffalo and New York. But Bills General Manager Brandon Beane’s not ready to connect them, at least not yet. With the Jets trading to the third spot, the Bills would have to go to No. 2 to make sure..." March 19

  • Report: Eagles, Vikings to kick off 2018 NFL season

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship, and the NFL world won’t be waiting long to see a rematch. According to Howard Eskin of Sports Radio WIP in Philadelphia, the Eagles will host the Vikings to open the 2018 NFL season..." March 19

  • Redskins QB Alex Smith to make $40 million in 2018

    247 Sports "Alex Smith is on his way to Washington, and it's going to make him amongst the highest-paid players in the NFL. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Smith will make $40 million in 2018 alone, $27 million of which coming from his signing bonus. The structure of the deal will see the former..." March 19

  • Broncos never made an offer for Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was one of the best free agent quarterbacks to hit the open market in several years, but he ended up being too expensive for many of the teams in need of help at the position. That includes the Denver Broncos, and they knew it right from the start. Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney,..." March 19

  • Narrowing down which top QB Jets will draft

    New York Post "When the Jets handed Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan two-year contract extensions in December, at the end of a second straight 5-11 season, many viewed it as the Jets being content with mediocrity. Saturday, they showed that is not the case. The trade with the Colts to move up to the No. 3..." March 19

  • Terrelle Pryor heading to visit the Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have made their bold move up in the draft, and have signed quarterbacks, plural. Now they’re thinking about weapons to go with them. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the former Browns wideout is visiting the Jets after wrapping up his trip to Seattle." March 19

  • Ndamukong Suh To Meet With Rams

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams are set to meet with Ndamukong Suh, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). Suh recently visited with the Titans and Saints, but has not signed with either club. The Rams defense already looks terrifying with a projected starting lineup featuring the likes of..." March 19

  • Cowboys bringing back long snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 14th season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back long snapper L.P. Ladouceur for a 14th season in 2018, a source confirmed. Ladouceur is expected to sign a one-year deal on Monday. Ladouceur, 37, was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has never botched a punt, field goal or point-after snap in his career..." March 19

  • Seahawks & Ndamukong Suh Hoping To Set Up Visit This Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, the Seahawks are still in contention to sign free agent DT Ndamukong Suh, but have yet to schedule a visit. Schultz says there’s “mutual interest” between both parties and they’re hoping to set up a visit at some point this week. Suh tells Schultz..." March 19

  • Report: Jets inquired about trade for No. 1

    247 Sports "The New York Jets inquired about a potential trade up to No. 1 overall with the Cleveland Browns before agreeing to a trade with the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 3 overall selection according to New York Daily News. The Jets surrendered the No. 6 overall, No. 37 overall, No. 49 overall and a..." March 19

  • Raiders trade Cordarrelle Patterson to Patriots

    247 Sports "If you didn't think the Oakland Raiders had been active enough to this point in the 2018 offseason, then this one will probably grab your attention. According to Barstool Sports (Pardon My Take), the Raiders have traded wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots. Soon after..." March 18

  • Kirk Cousins did not force Vikings to switch restaurants due to diet

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins did not force the Minnesota Vikings to switch restaurants during their free agent visit, contrary to a report. Prior to Cousins’ visit with the Vikings, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported that the quarterback was on a variation of the Tom Brady diet. Because of that, the Viking..." March 18