NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • NFL payouts for Parkinson's and ALS hint at link between football and neurodegenerative diseases

    Los Angeles Times "Before Chris Borland decided to walk away from the NFL in 2015, he spent a season learning about the long-term risks of the sport, reading books and talking to neuroscientists. Nobody mentioned Parkinson’s disease. A single article, he said, referred to amyotrophic lateral..." August 08

  • Teams Have All the Leverage On Rookie Contracts, Another Topic For Future CBA Negotiations

    SI "All but one of the 256 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft were signed, sealed and delivered to training camp prior to the calendar turning to August. The lone player on the outside looking in is the Bears’ Roquan Smith, who is holding onto a slippery pole of hope for a modicum of..." August 07

  • Joey Bosa: Younger brother Nick Bosa a better pro prospect than I was

    Sportsnaut "Joey Bosa made quite a splash as a rookie in 2016, earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors despite missing four games due to a holdout over his contract. With that in mind, what he said about his younger brother, Nick Bosa, should have NFL teams drooling over the pass rusher’s..." August 06

  • Lions coach has reimagined the Oklahoma drill for safety

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL works annually (and sometimes coherently) to try to make the game safer, many of the basics of football have to change. And with an eye on the league’s new helmet rules, new Lions coach Matt Patricia has even come up with a new twist on the Oklahoma..." July 31

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Report: Teams received clean drug test results for Adonis Alexander this week

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL will hold this year’s supplemental draft on Wednesday and former Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander is one of the players up for selection. Alexander’s time in Blacksburg came to an end due to academic ineligibility, but that wasn’t the only off-field..." July 10

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Sam Beal could be a third-round supplemental pick

    Pro Football Talk "Since Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon went in round three and round two, respectively, in the 2011 and 2012 supplemental drafts, respectively, only one player has been selected in the annual July selection process. This year, at least one of the players could go as high as Pryor or Gordon..." July 01

  • Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter Eligible For Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Add the supplemental draft contingent to five. Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter will be part of the prospect pool available July 11 for the supplemental draft, Gil Brandt of reports (on Twitter). Carter is the only offensive player eligible for the July..." June 29

  • Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu Added To Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu has officially been added into this year’s Supplemental Draft, a source told ProFootballTalk (Twitter link). He will join three other defensive players, defensive backs Brandon Bryant, Sam Beal, and Adonis Alexander in the draft,..." June 26

  • NFL Supplemental Draft Set For July 11

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s supplemental draft will be held on July 11, a league official tells Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). Unlike previous years, this year’s “second chance” draft features some quality talent and it’s almost assured that a player will be..." June 25

  • Brandon Bryant draws 14 teams to his Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant drew 14 teams to his Pro Day on Monday. The Rams, Browns, Falcons, Jets, Giants, 49ers, Colts, Steelers, Saints, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Ravens and Washington scouted Bryant, Chase Goodbred of NFL Media reports. Bryant measured 5-11,..." June 25

  • Adonis Alexander Meets With 4 Teams Ahead Of Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "This year’s Supplemental Draft is shaping up as the best in recent memory. There are several draft-able players, and the most intriguing prospect for teams might be Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander. Alexander was kicked off the Hokies’ team due to academic issues and..." June 24

  • Supplemental draft prospect has a visit lined up after pro day

    Pro Football Talk "Visits to team headquarters are part of the norm before the regular NFL Draft. When they happen before the supplemental draft, it’s more unique. Also, it’s June. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander will meet with seven..." June 19

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander ruled ineligible, declares for NFL Supplemental Draft

    Sporting News "Adonis Alexander's Virginia Tech career is over after he was ruled academically ineligible, and the cornerback plans to enter the NFL's supplemental draft this summer. Virginia Tech announced in a release Friday morning that Alexander was "no longer participating in team..." June 02

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18 "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • Nashville named 2019 NFL Draft host city

    Sporting News "The NFL will kick off the 2019-20 season in Music City.   Nashville has been selected as the host city of the 2019 NFL Draft, the league announced Wednesday at the owners' meetings in Atlanta. A report earlier this week from ESPN said Nashville..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Nashville emerges as 'leading contender' to host 2019 NFL draft: Report

    Tennessean "Nashville has “emerged as the leading contender” to host the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon, citing league sources. The NFL declined to address the report. "We are not going to comment on speculation," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The..." May 10

  • Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack best bets

    USA Today "Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender — a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald — is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today's..." May 09

  • NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told..." May 08

  • NFL to players in pain: Get hooked on opioids rather than try marijuana

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL would rather that Mike James consume powerful opioids to manage his chronic pain, risking addiction, overdose and even death, than use the drug that actually works the best for him. Marijuana. That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a..." May 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Settle Rookie Salary Gray Area

    Pro Football Rumors "The standard rookie contract runs for four years, but the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has only three years remaining. The gap left this year’s draft picks in limbo with regards to their contracts, but the league and the union have worked out a bridge agreement to give cost certainty to..." May 07

  • NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month's upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide..." May 07

  • Police raid home of former LB who threatened Cowboys over not drafting him

    Larry Brown Sports "A former college football player had his house raided this week after he allegedly threatened members of the Dallas Cowboys organization over the team not drafting him. Police in Melbourne, Fla. confirmed to TMZ that the SWAT team raided the home of Keyon Reed, who last played linebacker at the..." May 04

  • Giants Did Not Have Consensus On Draft’s Top QB

    Pro Football Rumors "The Giants were enamored with Saquon Barkley to the point they didn’t waste much time turning in their card. And the team is now prepared to enter the season without a surefire heir apparent behind Eli Manning. It turns out, Big Blue’s brass didn’t appear to have a consensus among which of the..." May 04

  • NFL scouts will be drooling over defensive line talent for 2019 NFL draft

    College Football Talk "Did your favorite NFL team pass on a defensive lineman this year? Don’t worry. Next year could be much different. With the 2018 NFL draft in the books, the scouting eyes have already begun turning to the prospects filling out the 2019 big board. This time next year could be a big year for..." April 30

  • Bills Offered Broncos Two First-Rounders?

    Pro Football Rumors "When the Browns chose Denzel Ward at No. 4 instead of Bradley Chubb, that nixed a Broncos-Bills trade. And Mike Klis of 9News reports Buffalo was set to give up both its No. 12 and No. 22 picks, in addition to a second-round selection, for the right to move up to No. 5. Instead, the Broncos..." April 28

  • Maurice Hurst trying to stay positive amid draft slide

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is a first-round talent who’s still waiting for his name to be called after two days of the NFL Draft. Hurst’s slide continued Friday as he wasn’t drafted in either the second or third round, but he’s not letting that get him down, at least not..." April 28

  • Shaquem Griffin, Nike Agree to Endorsement Contract Amid 2018 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "Former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin and Nike agreed to an endorsement deal on Friday. Shortly before the start of Day 2 of the NFL draft, Griffin relayed a photo of the agreement being finalized. Griffin, who has one hand, was one of the biggest risers throughout the pre-draft process...." April 28

  • 2018 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Chargers Potentially Dealing Up for Mason Rudolph

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly interested in trading up during Round 2 of the 2018 NFL draft Friday night to select Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported there's "a lot of buzz" linking Rudolph to L.A. The 22-year-old South Carolina..." April 27

  • Josh Rosen 'pissed' he fell to Cardinals at 10th pick: 'There were nine mistakes ahead of me'

    ESPN "The longer Josh Rosen waited in the green room inside AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, the more mad -- and more motivated -- he became. After being selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 10th overall pick Thursday night in the NFL draft, Rosen told reporters that he was "pissed" and "really..." April 27

  • Alabama, SEC reign in first round of NFL draft

    College Football Talk "And, in other news, water’s wet, sky is blue, death and taxes and yadda yadda yadda. The first round of the 2018 NFL draft has officially been put to bed, and four Alabama players and 10 total from the SEC were selected amongst the first 32 picks. Those totals represent the most for an..." April 27

  • Ravens Trade Up For Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Here’s the break down for the Ravens trade with the Eagles to select Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. Ravens Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, No. 32 overall pick No. 131 overall pick (fifth-round.) Eagles No. 52 overall pick (second-round). No. 125 overall pick (fourth-round). 2019..." April 27

  • Amazon renews Thursday NFL streaming package in deal reportedly worth $130 million

    CBS Sports "After watching its quarterly profits double in its latest earnings announcement, it looks like Amazon has decided to use some of that extra money to acquire the NFL's Thursday night streaming rights in a deal that didn't come cheap for the online behemoth. The NFL and Amazon announced on..." April 27

  • Report: One team has third-round grade on Lamar Jackson, another undrafted

    Larry Brown Sports "Depending on who you ask, Lamar Jackson could go anywhere from the first 15 picks in the NFL Draft to somewhere in the middle rounds. As far as one team is concerned, the former Heisman Trophy winner shouldn’t be drafted at all. There was a lot of talk leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine..." April 26

  • Report: Raiders' dream scenario involves trade back from No. 10

    247 Sports "The rumblings have picked up in the past few days about what direction the Oakland Raiders will go with the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. And quite a few people seem to believe that the move for Jon Gruden and company will be a trade. There were first rumblings that the Raiders could..." April 26

  • John Dorsey peer on Baker Mayfield rumor: ‘I know that’s false’

    Sportsnaut "In the two days leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, suddenly there’s a ton of buzz that John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns will select Baker Mayfield atop the draft. At least one of Dorsey’s peers, a fellow general manager who’s known Dorsey well, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, isn’t buying the..." April 26