Bleacher Report "With nearly half of the 2021 NFL season in the rearview, many franchises are faced with the reality that the playoffs just aren't in the cards. For these teams, it's time to consider playing for the future instead of the postseason. As the midpoint of the season approaches, so..." October 25
Clutch Points "Since their ugly Week 1 loss, the Green Bay Packers have one of football’s hottest teams as they’ve won 6 games straight. That puts them at 6-1 and 2.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, the next closest team to them in the NFC North. Perhaps the test to see if the..." October 25
Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL season is officially underway and Week 7 delivered some surprising performances across the league. With high-scoring games scattered throughout Week 7, there’s plenty of shakeup among the top defenses in the NFL. One thing to keep in mind, the state of defensive..." October 25
Bleacher Report "The NFL playoffs are still a few months out, but it's already becoming clear which potential participants are flawed. Some teams appear poised for a postseason run but are still one or two pieces short of becoming a high-end Super Bowl contender. Others are going to have a tough..." October 25
Sportsnaut "Losers of six consecutive games, there’s a darn good chance that the Miami Dolphins are going to go into full-scale sellers mode ahead of the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline. Miami entered the season with playoff aspirations after a surprising 10-win 2020 campaign. Unfortunately, an..." October 25
Barstool Sports "I hate the show up on a Monday with all this doom and gloom but the Chicago Bears are hopeless. It's a rudderless ship with a fraudulent captain that's destined for mutiny. Unfortunately though that day won't come for another couple months because that's the Bears..." October 25
Chicago Sun-Times "Bears coach Matt Nagy has tested positive for COVID-19. He announced the diagnosis on Zoom call Monday morning. He will not be allowed inside Halas Hall until he can pass two tests within 48 hours. Nagy — who conducted his weekly press conference via Zoom from his car —..." October 25
CBS Sports "Facing the NFL's reigning championship defense on their turf is hard enough. Doing so while receiving inaccurate information makes the task even more daunting. That was apparently what Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields experienced during the first quarter of his team's..." October 25
Pro Football Talk "In one particular statistical category, Bears quarterback Justin Fields is separating himself from the pack this season. Unfortunately, it’s a stat Fields would prefer not to lead the league in: Times sacked. " October 25
Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols lost his cool as his team was getting blown out Sunday, and did something stupid as a result. Nichols was ejected for throwing a punch at Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen during the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Nichols..." October 24
Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans have become the most active team on the NFL transaction wire in 2021, but a Deshaun Watson trade may not be the only move the organization makes by the Nov. 2 deadline. Houston, in the first year of its rebuild, signed a number of NFL veterans..." October 24
Clutch Points "The will-they-won’t-they trade saga starring Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans will once again take center stage as the NFL trade deadline nears and rumors fly. But Watson isn’t the only name already gaining traction among trade circles. According..." October 24
Clutch Points "The Tennessee Titans have had a roller coaster of a season so far, but the machine seems to be picking up steam. The offense has looked amazing the last couple of weeks, while the defense needs help in the secondary. With the NFL trade deadline right around the corner, we take a..." October 24
Larry Brown Sports "The 2021 NFL regular season is now in Week 7 — boy, does it go by fast — and to say there have been a few surprises that stand out would be an understatement. Things got off to a fast start league-wide and have not slowed down one bit. Whether it’s on the field or..." October 24
Bleacher Report "Edge-rushers Melvin Ingram and L.J. Collier are among the biggest names being discussed ahead of the 2021 NFL trade deadline. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Pittsburgh Steelers have received calls on Ingram, while the Seattle Seahawks have been considering moving..." October 24
Clutch Points "Despite their hot start to the 2021-22 season, the Baltimore Ravens could still look to make a few roster changes that could separate them from other AFC contenders. With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching, the Ravens will have some big decisions to make if they want to add..." October 23
"The 2022 NFL free-agent market will feature droves of players who sign eye-popping contracts.
Fans know the big hitters. Davante Adams, Allen Robinson II, Chris Godwin, Brandon Scherff, Akiem Hicks and Chandler Jones are some of the guys about to top the list.
Pro Football Talk "The news that emerged this week is significant, and appropriate. The NFL and the retired players who filed a major class action regarding the failure to warn and protect them against head injuries have reached a revised settlement that eradicates the discriminatory practice of..." October 23
Clutch Points "The NFL trade deadline is approaching fast. On November 2nd, all trades must be completed. Let’s take a look at two trades the Los Angeles Chargers must make to improve its roster ahead of the deadline. The Chargers started off the season playing very well..." October 23
Heavy "The Chicago Bears may be literal years from their journey to Arlington Heights, but according to a recent report by Jim O’Donnell of The Daily Herald, the Bears may already have a name for their new stadium. The Bears, of course, spent $197 million on a..." October 23
Bleacher Report "If NFL teams want to make like Monty Hall, time is running out. The Nov. 2 trade deadline is rapidly approaching. It's a date that means different things for different teams. For bottom feeders, it's the last chance to unload veterans and add draft picks. For..." October 22
Bleacher Report "The NFL is largely a passing league, and while quarterbacks soak up much of the spotlight, most signal-callers would struggle without a quality receiving corps. Successful receiving units usually feature more than a single top target. Great receiver tandems like Isaac Bruce..." October 22
Sportsnaut "Despite two playoff appearances in four seasons, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been at the helm of a lackluster, inconsistent regime. Nagy began his tenure in Chicago as a spontaneous, creative-minded coach who had the propensity to spice up the offense. Moreover,..." October 22
Sportsnaut "After starting the season with a 3-0 record, the Denver Broncos have now lost four consecutive. That included an ugly 17-14 defeat at the hands of an injury-plagued Cleveland Browns squad Thursday night. With Teddy Bridgewater under center, Denver’s..." October 22
Heavy "The Chicago Bears have needed to add depth to their offensive line all season, but now, with right tackle Germain Ifedi on the injured reserve list, the team is in dire straits. Swing tackle Elijah Wilkinson will be filling in for Ifedi, but with the trade deadline..." October 22
Total Pro Sports "Last week, the NFL said they found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, anti-gay or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach. Nobody truly believed that, and for good..." October 21
Heavy "We are less than 12 days away from the 2021 NFL trade deadline and the fever has already spread all across the league. The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-3 heading into a pivotal Week 7 matchup with the Tennessee Titans but no matter the result, the back-to-back AFC championships..." October 21
Pro Football Talk "In late August, rumors intensified of a looming trade that would send quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Texans to the Dolphins. Ultimately, the Texans and Dolphins couldn’t strike a deal on compensation. Now, the Texans reportedly could trade Watson to the Dolphins by the end..." October 21
The Big Lead "The Miami Dolphins are reportedly nearing a trade for Deshaun Watson, which leaves 2020 No. 5 overall pick Tua Tagovailoa as the odd man out. Tua has taken a large portion of the blame for Miami's 1-5 start this year, which is fair to an extent. He missed three games after breaking his ribs..." October 21
Pro Football Talk "As if the NFL wasn’t already dealing with a thorny problem that won’t go away regarding the WFT emails (plenty of media outlets are helping the cause by looking the other way, frankly), the league may soon have another pot boiling over on the front burner of the P.R...." October 21
Bleacher Report "NFL teams have one last opportunity to really improve before the Nov. 2 trade deadline. However, the amount of movement may be limited because of the salary-cap restrictions teams face this season. Currently, 23 franchises have less than $10 million in financial wiggle room, but..." October 21
"Trade winds are blowing.
As the NFL cruises toward the Nov. 2 trade deadline, less than a fortnight away, clubs have one last chance to make a big splash or jump ship on the 2021 season.
Who doesn't love trades?
ESPN "Trades in the NFL don't always come when you expect. Last year, I wrote a column pitching 13 trades. The first deal on that list was a swap between the Eagles and Cardinals, with veteran tight end Zach Ertz making his way to Arizona. It might have taken a year, but Ertz eventually made his..." October 21
The Score "The NFL trading season ends Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. ET. Let's examine the 20 most appealing trade chips ahead of the deadline. The chips Deshaun Watson A trade for Watson could be among the most..." October 21
USA Today "As the trade deadline approaches, it seems the market for Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack is heating up. The 25-year-old back, who is on the trading block, has reportedly generated preliminary inquiries from four teams, per Josina Anderson of USA TODAY. Those four teams..." October 21
CBS Sports "This is going to be another wacky offseason of quarterback movement. You can already see it. Change is already in the air. It's looking increasingly inevitable in more organizations than one would expect, given all the upheaval of the last few years. Upwards of half of the league..." October 21
Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans have been as active as any team on the NFL trade market under first-year general manager Nick Caserio. Obviously, most rumors in Houston have surrounded disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson since he requested a trade early during the offseason. Something could..." October 21
Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers has seen (and heard) it all in his 17 NFL seasons. Now he is tipping his cap to one particular fanbase as the proverbial kings of trash talk. The Green Bay Packers quarterback told reporters on Wednesday that he thinks fans of the Philadelphia Eagles talk the best..." October 21
Bleacher Report "The NFL will propose a new testing formula to determine the eligibility of former players to collect money from the $1 billion concussion lawsuit settlement, according to the Associated Press' Maryclaire Dale. The step comes after the league announced in June it..." October 20
Total Pro Sports
"One of the best young players on the Bears is not happy about being fined by the team.
The Bears cornerback took to social media to expose a fine letter he got from the team taking thousands of dollars away from him because he was one minute late to a meeting.
Bleacher Report "Week 6 was an eye-opener around the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens thumped quality opponents, the Buffalo Bills showed they are fallible, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs took steps back toward respectability. And hey, the Jacksonville Jaguars got..." October 20
Sportsnaut "What a shame. In the biggest year of Baker Mayfield’s career to date, he has suffered a torn labrum and possibly more that’s keeping him out of action. Backup veteran journeyman Case Keenum is set to take over, for at least one start, possibly longer. This comes in a..." October 20
Bleacher Report "Six weeks of the 2021 NFL season are done, and we have a good idea of who the real contenders will be. Twelve weeks remain for teams to separate themselves from the pack, but time is running out for trades to be part of the process. This year's trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET on..." October 20
Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers continued his dominance of the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and he was not exactly humble about it. The Green Bay Packers star had some savage trash talk for fans at Soldier Field, but we know one player on the home team who did not lose sleep over it. Rodgers scored a key..." October 20
Sportsnaut "While the 4-2 Tennessee Titans are coming off a big victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, they also lost cornerback Caleb Farley for the season after suffering a torn ACL. This comes on the heels of another corner, Kristian Fulton going on injured reserve ahead of that..." October 20
Sportsnaut "The Ronnie Stanley injury news had to hit the Baltimore Ravens pretty hard. For the second consecutive season their Pro Bowl left tackle has been sidelined with an ankle injury. Just like the 2020 campaign, this means that Stanley will miss the remainder of the season. “This is..." October 20
Bleacher Report "Heading into Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season, teams should be able to pinpoint weak spots across their rosters. Some coaching staffs have already made changes to starting lineups and rotations. Some clubs should cut back on an underperforming player's snap count to try to get..." October 20
Heavy "Based on Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, it was clear that the Las Vegas Raiders needed more help at cornerback. Amik Robertson was tasked with filling in for the injured Trayvon Mullen and struggled. Teddy Bridgewater picked on him all game before he..." October 19
Bleacher Report "Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers has no regrets about his viral moment late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears During his weekly segment on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers said his comment about owning the Bears "was definitely spur of..." October 19
Sportsnaut "The 2021 season is underway and that means the coaching hot seat is starting back up with a new wave of names who will be among the next NFL coaches fired. Change is inevitable in the National Football League as organizations set higher standards for excellence and patience wears..." October 19