• NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust

    USA Today "USA TODAY Sports NFL columnist Jarrett Bell and NFL reporter Lindsay H. Jones have been polling agents this year to get a sense of how they view the league’s teams, executives and its issues, particularly those linked to labor relations and collective bargaining. A total of 25 agents responded..." April 19

  • Former Giants G.M. sees quick turnaround, with Eli Manning at the helm

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps no one knows Eli Manning or Dave Gettleman better than former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi. So reading between the lines of some of Accorsi’s comments last night, it’s easy to arrange the tea leaves in a manner which suggests the Giants may not be inclined to use the No. 2..." April 19

  • Cardinals know price is steep if they want a top QB in NFL draft

    Arizona Central "Trying to pry tangible information out of an NFL general manager and head coach about their pick intentions in the days leading up to the draft can be about as fruitful as asking a teenager to clean up his room. You can ask all day without getting any results. Cardinals General Manager Steve..." April 19

  • Could another 49ers-Patriots quarterback trade be looming?

    Pro Football Talk "Last season, the Patriots and 49ers provided a major surprise with a deal that sent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England to San Francisco. Six months later, could they possibly get together for another quarterback deal? As the draft approaches, there’s a sense that the top four..." April 18

  • Michael Bennett says he would read in Seahawks meetings to ignore Pete Carroll

    CBS Sports "The court is now in session for The Veterans vs. Pete Carroll, as Michael Bennett gave yet another reason that the Seattle Seahawks may have dealt him to the Philadelphia Eagles via trade earlier this offseason. As the Legion of Boom's messy breakup continues, Bennett is confirming some things..." April 18

  • Kurt Warner strong candidate for 'MNF' analyst role

    USA Today "There’s at least one Super Bowl-winning quarterback left in the running for the Monday Night Football analyst gig. Kurt Warner has had multiple conversations with ESPN, and the Hall of Fame inductee remains among the narrowing list of candidates to replace Jon Gruden, a person with knowledge..." April 18

  • James Harrison: No animosity with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Bill Belichick talked to James Harrison about playing one more year for the New England Patriots, but the thought of leaving Pittsburgh again was too much for him. “I knew I wasn’t going to be at home, so that’s really what it came down to,’’ Harrison told the Post-Gazette in a phone interview..." April 18

  • Saints RB Mark Ingram Changes Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is entering the final year of his contract in 2018, and this spring, he made a change that could impact his next round of negotiations. Ingram, 28, has hired a new agency to represent him, signing with Detroit-based VIP Sports Management and agents..." April 18

  • Tom Brady Will Play In 2018, Wants New Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "Tom Brady will indeed suit up for the 2018 campaign, but he’d like a new contract from the Patriot prior to the season getting underway, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported that while most close to Brady expected he would..." April 18

  • As expected, Le’Veon Bell a no-show at Steelers’ offseason program

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Le'Veon Bell is staying away from the Steelers’ offseason program this week, and no one is expressing surprise. Bell continues working out in Miami as the Steelers begin their voluntary workouts in Pittsburgh, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Bell remains unsigned after the..." April 18

  • New shoulder pads, no longer an NFL afterthought, could save stars like Luck, Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Urban Meyer's reaction was priceless. The Ohio State head coach's face was a mix of panic and confusion as he leapt away from the desk where a man he had just met was brandishing a helmet in his left hand. The man was Bob Broderick, a former New York Giants ballboy and longtime marketing..." April 18

  • Monty Grow gets nearly 22-year prison sentence

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL player Monty Grow was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison and ordered to pay about $18 million in restitution for a health care fraud scheme, the Associated Press reports. The conspiracy fraudulently bilked the federal government out of about $20 million from a program providing..." April 18

  • Patriots teammates have spoken with Brady about upcoming season

    The Sports Post "According to Adam Schefter, we don’t even know if Tom Brady is going to suit up in 2018. “The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to admit that, while they do believe he will play in 2018, they cannot say that for sure. “There’s no question that..." April 18

  • Aaron Rodgers responds to 'frustration' reports, says his job is to 'play quarterback'

    CBS Sports "This has been an interesting offseason for the Packers, one of several NFC powers undergoing some transition, and in particular an interesting offseason for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who lost both his best receiver and friend in Jordy Nelson, as well as his quarterbacks coach in Alex Van Pelt...." April 18

  • Dolphins say Ryan Tannehill is starter, there will be no QB competition

    Sportsnaut "Even if the Miami Dolphins use their first-round pick to draft a quarterback, Ryan Tannehill will be the starter, without question, in 2018. Team executives made that crystal clear on Wednesday, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. There have been strong indications..." April 18

  • Seahawks Interested In Ra’Shede Hageman

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks have expressed interest in former Falcons defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Hageman is a former second-round pick and is still just 27 years old, but he hasn’t been heard from since being cut by Atlanta last September. After being arrested..." April 18

  • Jason Garrett says Dez Bryant’s release was ‘a challenging situation’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jason Garrett arguably stated the obvious this week when saying that the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to release Dez Bryant proved to be “a challenging situation.” Garrett on Tuesday addressed Bryant’s release for the first time since it played out last Friday at an event honoring Jason Witten and..." April 18

  • DeAndre Hopkins: Watson and I can be 'best duo' in NFL

    NFL.com "Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins? Watson has played only one season -- and barely that -- with the Houston Texans, but Hopkins is already convinced that their quarterback-wide receiver duo will be the best in the league next..." April 18

  • NFL moving kickoff times for night games slightly earlier

    Sporting News "Prime-time NFL games will start — and, more importantly, end — earlier in 2018. The Boston Globe reported the NFL will move up the kickoff time of Monday night games by 15 minutes, Sunday night games by 10 minutes and Thursday night games by five minutes. The changes mean no game should start..." April 18

  • Wentz admits it was difficult watching Eagles win Super Bowl without him

    ESPN "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz acknowledged that it was "a challenge" to watch Super Bowl LII from the sidelines, calling it a lesson in humility and faith during a media session Tuesday to mark the start of the team's offseason training program. One minute Wentz was a top candidate for league..." April 18

  • NFL legend: Dez Bryant should sign with Patriots

    Sportsnaut "Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant will be on to a new adventure once he eventually signs on with another NFL franchise. But in the meantime, several NFL players have been attempting to recruit Bryant to their teams. With all the chatter being about where Bryant should play next, NFL legend..." April 18

  • Dolphins believe they have the ammo to move into the draft's top six. But will they?

    Miami Herald "To get one of the best four quarterbacks in this year's class, you might need to move into the draft's top six. The good news for the Dolphins: They believe they have the firepower to do it. "I think there is," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, when asked if the Dolphins have the ammo to..." April 18

  • Last-minute private workouts can still happen, but should they?

    Pro Football Talk "After Wednesday, pre-draft visits to team facilities can’t happen. Pre-draft private workouts can, and will, continue after today. According to the league office, the window for traveling to work out a player doesn’t close until next Wednesday, April 25. Through that day — one day before the..." April 18

  • Bears Signing Matt Forte & Devin Hester To One-Day Contracts To Retire With Chicago

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they’re signing RB Matt Forte and WR/KR Devin Hester to one-day contracts next week to retire as members of the franchise. This explains why the Jets recently released Forte. Forte, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Bears back in 2008. He..." April 18

  • Steelers won't franchise tag Martavis Bryant in 2019

    247 Sports "Martavis Bryant will get a chance to test the open market next season. In his recent Q&A, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com confirmed that the Steelers won't place the franchise tag on Bryant after the 2018 season. Bryant will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. "No," Labriola said when..." April 18

  • Stoneman Douglas football players to announce Dolphins' draft picks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Stoneman Douglas will have a significant presence for the Miami Dolphins during the upcoming NFL Draft. The family of Parkland shooting victim and Eagles assistant coach Aaron Feis, along with 18 graduating seniors on the Douglas football team, will announce the Dolphins’ draft picks during..." April 18

  • Rob Gronkowski Has Been Hanging Out With A Bikini Model Instead Of Football

    The Big Lead "Rob Gronkowski’s future is still in doubt and he elected to skip the start of OTAs, but he has been a busy man. He has been hanging out with a familiar friend SI model Camille Kostek near the water. Kostek was a former Patriots cheerleader and was rumored to be in a relationship with Gronk over..." April 18

  • Report: Tom Brady has continued usual offseason regimen

    Larry Brown Sports "New reporting has cast fresh doubt on the future of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but his actions don’t seem to be adding any fuel to those rumors. Despite reports that Brady has not formally committed to the Patriots for 2018, teammates who have spoken to him have been given no..." April 18

  • Bears' Tarik Cohen ready to become household name in second season

    ESPN "Chicago Bears all-purpose threat Tarik Cohen wasn’t just an ordinary rookie last season. The 119th overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft, Cohen became the first NFL rookie since Gale Sayers in 1965 to score touchdowns via rushing, receiving, passing and punt return in a single season. Cohen..." April 18

  • Courtland Sutton gets in visit with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Wednesday is the last day that teams can host draft prospects on visits to their facilities and the Cowboys are spending part of it with a player who they’ve shown interest in over the course of the pre-draft process. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton met..." April 18

  • What an Odell Beckham contract extension could look like, and why it won't reach $20 million per year

    New York Daily News "Odell Beckham Jr.’s $20 million annual reported asking price is not a realistic expectation based on the Giants’ salary cap situation or on the NFL’s wide receiver market, salary cap experts and agents tell the Daily News. There is a deal out there to make, but any Beckham extension also will..." April 18

  • Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

    Pro Football Talk "Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the..." April 18

  • Titans to pick up fifth-year option on Marcus Mariota's rookie contract

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota is likely to receive a longterm contract next offseason, but he won't hit free agency. The Titans will exercise the fifth-year option on Mariota’s rookie contract, keeping him under team control through the 2019 season, general manager Jon Robinson said Wednesday during an..." April 18

  • Patriots Have Expressed Interest In Drafting UCLA QB Josh Rosen

    NESN "Head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Friday that the New England Patriots must know the 2018 NFL Draft from top to bottom. After acquiring a second first-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the Patriots have the ability to move way up in the first round of..." April 18

  • Brandon Marshall doesn’t want Dez Bryant on the Giants

    New York Post "There’s only room for one former star wide receiver on the Giants roster, at least according to Brandon Marshall. After the recently cut Dez Bryant said he wanted to play for the Giants this season, Marshall, 33, shut down the former Cowboy, writing, “Sorry baby bro no room. @dezbryant,” in a..." April 18

  • Raiders Work Out Lamarr Houston

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders are hosting veteran pass-rusher Lamarr Houston for a workout today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. If Houston signs with the Raiders, it’ll mark a homecoming for Oakland’s former 2010 second-round pick. Houston played the best football of his career when he was with the Raiders..." April 18

  • If Tom Brady retires, would Patriots want Eagles' Nick Foles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady dropped a potential catch. The Patriots lost. Nick Foles caught a touchdown. The Eagles won. Foles stole the glory from a future Hall of Famer and helped the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl. Now, Brady might retire. What if Foles replaced..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • Saquon Barkley's agent says SI report is false that Roc Nation is steering the RB away from the Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Saquon Barkley's agent says a report that Barkley's agency Roc Nation has told him to pull an Eli Manning and refuse to go to Cleveland is false. "I can say on behalf of our entire team that we would be thrilled for Saquon to go to whichever team drafts him,'' his agent, Kim Miale told..." April 18

  • Report: Patriots hosting first-round WR Calvin Ridley

    Sportsnaut "On the final day NFL teams can host prospects, Alabama receiver and potential first-round pick Calvin Ridley is meeting with the New England Patriots. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media shared the news, also mentioning it would be a rare choice by New England to target the position that early. The..." April 18

  • Dez Bryant Being Heavily Recruited By Tyrann Mathieu & Texans

    Total Pro Sports "Since being released by the Dallas Cowboys a few days ago — Dez Bryant has made it abundantly clear that he wants to stay in the NFC East so he can exact some revenge against his former club. As of right now, the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants have shown 0 interest..." April 18

  • Sources: Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing '18 season for Pats

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who know him believe he will back for the coming season, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to..." April 18

  • Stephen Jones Doesn't Understand Bryant's 'Garrett Guys' Comment

    105.3 The Fan "For the first time Tuesday, a member of the Jones family commented publicly on the decision to release star wide receiver Dez Bryant. Cowboys COO Stephen Jones joined the GBAG Nation on 105.3 The Fan to talk about Bryant's release. “I think it’s always difficult because Dez was an amazing..." April 18

  • Patriots Players Are Clearly Forming Some Sort of Mutiny Against Bill Belichick

    12 Up "Look, we knew ​that "bombshell" ESPN report from a few months ago ​was a little overblown. Yes, even us Boston sports haters. The Patriots were dominating once again, en route to their second straight Super Bowl appearance, and you meant to tell me there was significant tension among Tom Brady,..." April 18

  • Greg Olsen would like to get offseason extension done with Panthers

    247 Sports "Greg Olsen has never hit free agency before, and ideally, he doesn't want next offseason to become his first time as an unrestricted free agent, either. Speaking with the team's official website as the Panthers reported for offseason workouts earlier this week, Olsen admitted the upcoming..." April 18

  • Redskins OL Ty Nsekhe Signs RFA Tender

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins tackle Ty Nsekhe has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link). Nsekhe will now be paid $2.914MM for the 2018 campaign. Nsekhe got a late start to his NFL career, as he spent time in the Arena Football League before..." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Joe Flacco not worrying about Ravens drafting a quarterback

    ESPN "Joe Flacco essentially shrugged his shoulders when asked about the talk of the Baltimore Ravens drafting a quarterback, possibly in the first round. "It is what it is. It's a business," Flacco said Tuesday at the start of Baltimore's offseason workouts. "Eventually, at some point, that's going..." April 18

  • Cowboys expect to draw record crowd of 270,000 to draft

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL won’t use every seat at AT&T Stadium for its draft next week, instead creating an “end-zone theater.” But the Cowboys still expect around 25,000 fans to witness the selection process inside the stadium each day. The NFL’s draft lottery for free tickets set a record, and with a capacity..." April 18

  • Cowboys refute Dez Bryant’s “Garrett’s guys” comments

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Garrett, Jason Witten, Sean Lee, Dak Prescott and Travis Frederick all refuted Dez Bryant‘s “Garrett’s guys” comment, joining Stephen Jones in wondering what the receiver is talking about. “Friday was an emotional day for all of us,” Witten said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning..." April 17