NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Tua Tagovailoa expected to beat Ryan Fitzpatrick as a starter in Week 1

    Clutch Points "Earlier this week, it was reported that the Miami Dolphins aren’t opposed to starting Tua Tagovailoa in his rookie season. According to multiple coaches he’s spoken to, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman revealed that Tagovailoa is expected to beat Ryan Fitzpatrick..." May 31

  • 5 NFL rookies set to make the biggest impact in 2020

    Sportsnaut "We’re now several weeks removed from the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s about time to look back at the annual event and forecast who might make the biggest impact this coming season.  A certain defender in the nation’s capital is joined by a stud linebacker in the Arizona..." May 31

  • Roger Goodell Releases Statement On The Murder Of George Floyd, Nationwide Protests

    Sportsnaut "Players around the NFL have stepped up to provide a voice in the aftermath of the senseless murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday. While a certain owner has spoken up, the NFL remained quiet until Saturday afternoon. Commissioner Roger..." May 30

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Tua Tagovailoa 'Going to Be an Awesome Addition' for Dolphins

    Bleacher Report "Ryan Fitzpatrick may be in competition with Tua Tagovailoa for the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback job in 2020, but that doesn't mean the veteran won't shower his teammate with praise. Speaking to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, Fitzpatrick..." May 30

  • NFL Analyst Says Falcons Rookie Could Be a ‘Great Protege’ to Alex Mack

    Heavy "The Atlanta Falcons were planning for the future when they went for the best center in the draft 2020 class, former Temple Owl Matt Hennessy. NFL Network analyst Shaun O’Hara is a big fan of the direction the Falcons took for their third-round..." May 30

  • As a high-profile white NFL player, Joe Burrow's statement on George Floyd's death is significant

    Yahoo! Sports "Joe Burrow hasn’t stepped into a Cincinnati Bengals huddle yet, but he has already shown his new teammates exactly the type of leader he is. Burrow, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick in last month’s NFL draft, tweeted on Friday 27 words, a..." May 30

  • Jack Del Rio: Sky’s the limit on what Chase Young can do in Washington

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio says rookie pass rusher Chase Young has infinite potential. Young, the second overall pick who was viewed by many as the most talented football player in this year’s draft, has Del Rio licking his chops about how his..." May 30

  • CFL commissioner shoots down idea of partnership with U.S. Spring League

    CBC "Randy Ambrosie wanted to set the record straight Friday. The CFL commissioner said he did speak via telephone Wednesday with the head of an American developmental football league for about 10 minutes. But Ambrosie added he told Brian Woods, the CEO of The Spring League, that the..." May 30

  • CFL exploring partnership with U.S. Spring League

    Yardbarker "The Canadian Football League hovers on the verge of a canceled season, but an unusual proposition has surfaced that would potentially open the door to the CFL playing games in 2020. Brian Woods, who serves as CEO of an American-based developmental league known as The Spring League,..." May 30

  • John Harbaugh lays out plan for Ravens rookie linebackers Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Ravens were one of the best teams in the NFL last season. While they went 14-2 in the regular season before getting bounced by the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round, Lamar Jackson won the NFL MVP award and led the No. 1 offense in the..." May 29

  • All-American at Endicott, Nick DiCairano is aiming for the NFL (didn't play football until senior year at HS)

    Boston "Nick DiCairano is thinking about the NFL, and that dream isn’t as far-fetched for as you’d think for this Division 3 kicker. “There’s really nobody I know of who has a story like mine,” DiCairano said. A native of Trumbull, Conn., DiCairano, 22,..." May 29

  • Matt LaFleur Needs to Stop Changing His Story on the Jordan Love Pick

    12 Up "We're really trying our hardest to come around to the Green Bay Packers' widely-berated decision to forfeit a fourth-round pick to move up in the first round to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love at No. 26 overall in the 2020 Draft. The negatives far outweigh the..." May 29

  • Joe Burrow chimes in: “The black community needs our help”

    WWL Radio "The top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft took to Twitter Friday morning to offer support to those realing from the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who died in police custody while onlookers filmed an officers pinning him to the ground. Burrow tweeted that the protests that..." May 29

  • Pep Hamilton thinks Justin Herbert benefitted from staying at Oregon in 2019 "The Chargers announced at the beginning of the month that Pep Hamilton would join the Bolts' coaching staff as the team's quarterbacks coach. Hamilton, who has over a decade of experience coaching in the NFL, most recently served as the general manager and head coach..." May 28

  • Packers' HC Matt LaFleur Says Jordan Love Was Best Player Left When GB Drafted QB

    Bleacher Report "The Green Bay Packers have staunchly defended their decision to trade up in the 2020 NFL draft to select quarterback Jordan Love despite having needs at other positions on the roster. On Thursday, head coach Matt LaFleur continued that defense. "It..." May 28

  • Bills will ease A.J. Epenesa into lineup in “perfect world” "In the NFL, plans change quickly. Injuries or ineffective play by starters lead to other players getting asked to step up and play a bigger role than previously envisioned by coaching regimes. In 2020, that could end up being the case for Buffalo Bills rookie AJ Epenesa, but..." May 27

  • Browns 1st-Round Pick Jedrick Wills Drops Serious Cash On Iced Out Jewelry

    Total Pro Sports "With the No. 10 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. A high selection for a guy who is expected to come in make sure quarterback Baker Mayfield stays upright and gets time to throw the football. A former 4-star prospect,..." May 27

  • XFL Could Return In 2021 Under A New Owner

    Total Pro Sports "The XFL just might not be dead yet. World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon revealed on Tuesday that he is not looking to reacquire the XFL despite recent reports to the contrary. McMahon described accusations that he using Chapter 11 process as a means to cheaply retain..." May 26

  • It’s the Simms QB top 40 list, No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

    Pro Football Talk "The slow time was made for lists. And for the second straight PFT Live slow time we’ve begun to unveil a list that will get some people riled up. It’s the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, and we’ll be counting them down to No. 1 through the start..." May 26

  • Here's what Ryan Fitzpatrick can teach Tua Tagovailoa from his surprising career

    Yahoo! Sports "The winding career of Ryan Fitzpatrick looked to trail off after the 2013 season. He’d just wrapped up a season with the Tennessee Titans a year after being cut from the Buffalo Bills. He began questioning the longevity of his career as he drove back to Nashville,..." May 26

  • Dolphins are not opposed to playing Tua Tagovailoa in his rookie year

    Miami Herald "Should the Dolphins slow-play it with Tua Tagovailoa during his rookie season or should he play as soon as he begins to perform as well as - or better than - Ryan Fitzpatrick in practice? That’s as important as any on-field question the Dolphins will face this season. One person..." May 26

  • Fewer than 20 percent of all draft picks have signed

    Yahoo! Sports "The signing of draft picks to contracts is happening, but not nearly as quickly as it has in recent years. Through Friday, only 48 of 255 draft selections had signed, a rate of 18.82 percent. Two first-round picks have signed: Dolphins quarterback Tua..." May 26

  • Dwyane Wade offers advice to Tua Tagovailoa about becoming a star in Miami

    Saturday Down South "It has been a long time since the Miami Dolphins have been an NFL powerhouse. But, after taking Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, there is excitement building. Can Tua take Miami by storm and lead the team back to the most recent glory days,..." May 25

  • Colin Cowherd thinks Joe Burrow will get ‘mauled’ in 2020

    Yardbarker "Look out, folks. Colin Cowherd is taking aim at another AFC North quarterback. The FOX Sports radio host is a bit skeptical of Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals’ top draft pick. Cowherd went over the Bengals’ schedule during his Monday’s edition of “The..." May 25

  • Can Joe Burrow be a winner as a Bengals rookie? "What fortune may come for Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020 is still a while away from finding fruition. A look into the statistical paths taken by rookie quarterbacks in starting roles simply doesn't bode well for an immediate turnaround for the Bengals with Burrow at..." May 25

  • Is Tua Tagovailoa ready to become Miami's biggest star since Dan Marino?

    ESPN "Leaps into swimming pools. Emotional moments of jubilation. Tears of joy. Fifteen words delivered by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell -- "With the fifth pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa" -- elicited all that plus a belief the moment..." May 25

  • Carson Palmer: Joe Burrow needs patience, Bengals drafted No. 1 for a reason "Carson Palmer knows exactly what Joe Burrow is facing right now as he prepares to join the Bengals as the first overall pick in the NFL draft. And Palmer thinks Burrow is going to need some time to turn the franchise around. Palmer, who was drafted first overall by the..." May 25

  • One player each AFC West team could trade before the 2020 NFL season

    Clutch Points "The AFC West boasts the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the rest of the teams in the division seemingly improved this offseason. While the Chiefs basically return their entire roster from a season ago, the other three teams have seen some noticeable..." May 24

  • NFL planning for full stadiums 'until medical community tells us otherwise'

    CBS Sports "The NFL doesn't plan on playing football games in empty stadiums in 2020 unless it's forced to. Troy Vincent, the league's Executive Vice President of Football Operations, said on "The Brian Mitchell Show" on The Team 980 in Washington D.C. that the league is planning for..." May 24

  • Proposal to make overtime 15 minutes not on owners’ agenda

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a proposal put forth in March, owners will not vote at this week’s meeting to make overtime 15 minutes again. When the league first began discussing offseason rules changes two months ago, one of the proposals was expanding overtime to 15 minutes, as it had been until it..." May 24

  • One Big Issue With Fourth-and-15 Rule Proposal

    The Big Lead "The NFL is considering a new rule allowing teams to elect to try and convert a fourth-and-15 play from their own 25-yard-line instead of kicking off. It's an interesting idea that, in theory, could keep trailing teams in the game for a longer period of time, allowing them to score..." May 24

  • Packers Putting in Package for Jordan Love Would Be a Disaster

    12 Up "The Green Bay Packers used a first-round pick on Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 draft, but they might need to wait two or three years before they see any sort of return on the field. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett drummed up the bright idea of..." May 24

  • Packers OC’s response on using Jordan Love like Taysom Hill

    Clutch Points "Jordan Love is expected to be the heir apparent to Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers, but he could have an immediate role in his rookie season. Nathaniel Hackett, the offensive coordinator of the Packers, responded to the idea of Love being utilized similarly to Taysom..." May 24

  • Tua Tagovailoa shows off increased foot speed during latest workout

    Total Pro Sports "Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t played a down of football since he was carted off the field after suffering a right hip injury against Mississippi State in November 2019. Since then, he has made incredible strides to get healthy and to make sure he is ready for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL..." May 24

  • 200+ NFL Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

    Pro Football Rumors "We’re one month removed from the start of the 2020 NFL Draft and more than 200 of the league’s draft picks have yet to sign their contracts, as PFR’s NFL Draft tracker shows. To be exact, there are 207 stragglers and 48 signed, out of 255..." May 23

  • Driveways, canyons, pools: NFL players create clever workouts

    ESPN "A farm. A field. A canyon. A pool. Even a driveway. As NFL players wait for a return to normalcy before the 2020 regular season begins, they have had to get creative with how and where they train. The ripple effects of these unprecedented times -- nationwide social distancing during..." May 23

  • Herm Edwards thinks rewarding hiring with draft picks is a bad idea

    Pro Football Talk "Former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards does not agree with the proposal to reward teams that hire minority coaches and GMs with better draft picks. The proposal, which NFL owners decided to table this week, would have moved a team up 10 spots in the third round of the draft if..." May 23

  • Browns sign 5th-round center Nick Harris to his 4-year rookie contract worth about $3.6 million "The Browns signed fifth-round draft pick Nick Harris to his four-year rookie contract worth about $3.6 million, a league source told Harris will be groomed to replace JC Tretter at center down the road, but will also have a chance to compete at right guard with..." May 22

  • CeeDee Lamb called Michael Irvin about wearing No. 88

    Larry Brown Sports "CeeDee Lamb is carrying on the tradition of being a big-time wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys wearing jersey number 88. And he is not taking that responsibility lightly. Lamb wore numbers nine and two at Oklahoma, but he had his choice of jersey with the Cowboys after being taken..." May 21

  • Jaguars Officially Sign Rookie Linebacker Shaquille Quarterman

    SI "The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed their first member of the largest draft class in franchise history, with fourth-round linebacker Shaquille Quarterman officially putting pen to paper. The Jaguars selected Shaquille Quarterman out of Miami with the No. 140 overall in the fourth..." May 21

  • Marvin Lewis: Draft incentive plan was “definitely offensive”

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens executive vice president Ozzie Newsome has never been impulsive, and when he speaks his words are usually measured and meaningful. So, when all this talk started last Friday about additions to the Rooney Rule and NFL teams possibly moving up 16 spots in the third round if they..." May 21

  • NFL popularity contest features Joe Burrow, The State of Florida

    Sportsnaut "The state of Florida leads the way in terms of NFL popularity these days. Cincinnati Bengals rookie Joe Burrow is the lone exception. We’re talking NFL jersey sales rankings here. Joe Burrow is the only non-Floridian to crack the top 10 in NFL jersey sales As..." May 20

  • Chase Young has savage response to Jim Harbaugh’s Ohio State quote

    Larry Brown Sports "Chase Young is in the NFL now, but the old college rivalries never truly end. The former Ohio State defensive lineman had a pretty savage reply to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who said “nothing” makes the Wolverines angrier than losing to the Buckeyes. " May 20

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Derrick Brown Have Offset Language

    Pro Football Rumors "Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Panthers defensive lineman Derrick Brown have offset language in their contracts, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. So far, they’re the only two first-round picks to have their deals in place, so..." May 19

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: I’m Tua’s biggest cheerleader, but I want to play

    Pro Football Talk "The big question for much of the Dolphins offseason was whether they’d pick a quarterback early in the first round and they answered it by selecting Tua Tagovailoa. With Tagovailoa in the fold, the big question now has to do with when Tagovailoa is going to take over the..." May 19

  • Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy says ex-LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 'some special traits'

    Saturday Down South "The Kansas City Chiefs used the final pick of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft to select LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Edwards-Helaire was fresh off a fantastic season with LSU, helping the Tigers win the national title. Now, he heads to the reigning Super Bowl..." May 19

  • Dave Gettleman did his part in revamping Giants’ offensive line

    New York Post "The pursuit of the goal, oft-stated by general manager Dave Gettleman, reached a fever pitch after the Giants took offensive linemen with three of their first five picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. This, Gettleman said, hopefully solved the problems in this area “once and for..." May 19

  • Jordan Love Eager to Prove Himself to Packers

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers will open training camp in about two months (hopefully) but first round draft choice Jordan Love is working out independently in California and is eager to show the Packers brass what he can do. Like the rest of his teammates, Love is presently having virtual..." May 19

  • Virtual draft illustrated the lack of coaching, front office diversity

    Pro Football Talk "On Tuesday, NFL owners will consider multiple changes to the Rooney Rule, which promotes diversity in major NFL hiring decisions. Although regression in the hiring of minority coaches and General Managers already was pushing the league in that direction, one specific consequence of the pandemic..." May 19

  • NY Jets' Mekhi Becton is out to accomplish these two major goals his NFL rookie season

    North Jersey "Mekhi Becton's first month in the NFL has been nothing like he could've ever expected.  With players and coaches scattered around the country because of the coronavirus pandemic, Becton has been participating in virtual meetings, learning the playbook and..." May 19