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  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • Bears make Henry Burris offensive quality control coach

    Chicago Sun-Times "Henry Burris will be sticking around at Halas Hall. The Bears are keeping the CFL Hall of Famer an offensive quality control coach. Burris started last season on a Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship during training camp. When the stint expired, team kept him on staff for the..." January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • NFL Insider Gives Encouraging Take on Chicago Bears Chances of Trading For Deshaun Watson

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson could possibly end up in Chicago after all. This entire saga began with rumors Watson was unhappy and going as far as to not even answer phone calls from the Texans front office. That has led to different fan bases photoshopping the QB in their favorite team’s..." January 24

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue

    MSN.com "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Latest On Bears, Allen Robinson

    Pro Football Rumors "Allen Robinson has served as Chicago’s clear-cut No. 1 chain-mover since the 2018 season, but the Pro Bowl wideout is less than two months from free agency. And the Bears may need to find a new No. 1 pass catcher. The Bears are bracing for the possibility Robinson departs..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • 3 early free agent Jacksonville Jaguars targets for the 2021 offseason

    Clutch Points "The Jacksonville Jaguars 2020 season was one to forget about as they finished just 1-15 for the worst record in the NFL. The good news? The Jags now have the first overall pick in the draft and a ton of cap space, as well as a new general manager and a new head coach to start fresh in..." January 23

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players

    NFL.com "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Chicago Bears hire safeties coach Sean Desai as new defensive coordinator

    NFL.com "Sean Desai, who previously coached safeties for the squad, is being hired as the Chicago Bears' new defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources. The team later confirmed the move. Desai, 37, is succeeding Chuck Pagano, who recently..." January 22

  • Bears Interested In Eagles’ Duce Staley

    Bleeding Green Nation "The Chicago Bears are interested in adding Philadelphia Eagles assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley to their coaching staff, according to The Athletic’s Adam Jahns. Jahns originally tweeted: “I can also report that the Bears have spoken..." January 22

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • Former Bears, Broncos kicker Roger LeClerc dies at 84

    Chicago Sun-Times "Roger LeClerc, who was a kicker on the Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team, died Thursday at 84, his alma mater announced. LeClerc played football and baseball at Trinity College in Connecticut, where he later would become a member of the inaugural class of their athletics hall of..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22

  • NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday. There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their..." January 22

  • The Bears are losing RB coach Charles London to the Falcons

    USA Today "The Chicago Bears are looking at replacing more than one member of Matt Nagy’s coaching staff this offseason. While the Bears are currently searching for Chuck Pagano’s replacement at defensive coordinator, Chicago is due to lose a couple of offensive coaches. According to..." January 21

  • Here Are The 3 “Sleeper” Teams In Potential Blockbuster Deshaun Watson Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson hasn’t fully made it clear he wants out of Houston, but the many reports and his actions seem to be headed toward a divorce with the franchise. If that is the case, there are reportedly several teams interested in trading for one of the NFL’s budding superstars at the..." January 21

  • 10 NFL Stars Who Could be Traded This Offseason

    Complex "The NFL offseason is about to be crazy thanks to the revenue streams plummeting in the wake of the pandemic’s warpath. The salary cap is projected to be around $175 million, which is going to be troublesome for the six teams already slated to be at least $20 million over that number..." January 21

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "In 2020, Cam Newton started a new chapter of his career with the New England Patriots after the Carolina Panthers released him in March. Statistically, he had his worst season when playing a majority of the games, but there were some positives. Newton didn't throw a touchdown in..." January 21

  • NFL Teams That Are Poised to Decline in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While the NFL offseason provides a wellspring of hope for each team thanks to landmarks like free agency and the draft, the reality is some teams will regress. Roster losses thanks to factors like retirement and bad cap situations are the biggest signals a franchise could..." January 21

  • NFL teams need to get their injury report facts straight

    Pro Football Talk "A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team..." January 21

  • 2021 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Every Team Could Target

    Bleacher Report "With three games left to play in the 2020 NFL campaign, most teams around the league and fans have turned their attention to the 2021 draft, which will be held April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland. Next week, draft season kicks off in full force with the Senior Bowl. The..." January 21

  • Jay Rodgers leaving Bears, joining Chargers

    Chicago Tribune "As Matt Nagy works to hire a defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, he is expected to have at least one more hiring to make on his coaching staff. Defensive line coach Jay Rodgers is expected to join the Los Angeles Chargers, where he will reunite with new coach Brandon Staley,..." January 21

  • Mike Singletary interviews for Bears defensive coordinator job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears have brought in a somewhat surprising name to interview for their vacant defensive coordinator job. According to Adam Jahns and Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, the Bears interviewed franchise legend Mike Singletary for the job this week. It is not clear how..." January 20

  • 5 best options for the Colts to replace retired Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs thanks in part to quarterback Philip Rivers experiencing a resurgence under head coach and play-caller Frank Reich. However, Rivers officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, as his mobility and physical skills were..." January 20

  • Tom Brady won't be the first QB guiding a new team in conference championships; here's how others fared

    USA Today "It's rare for an NFL quarterback to join a new team and promptly lead that squad to the NFC championship game, as Tom Brady has done for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His team will visit Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line..." January 20

  • NFLPA director 'planning' for another virtual offseason

    Steelers Depot "Despite being nearly a year into the pandemic, and by the time the summer rolls around, 18 months in, the NFLPA is anticipating having the same virtual offseason as they did in 2020. NFLPA union leader DeMaurice Smith said today he’s expecting the 2021 offseason to look very similar to..." January 20

  • Bears interview Colts DBs coach Jonathan Gannon for defensive coordinator

    Bleacher Nation "Even with uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of the general manager and head coach, the Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator gig figures to be attractive to a variety of candidates. And while we’ve already discussed Safeties Coach Sean Desai, Defensive Line..." January 20

  • Bears Interview James Bettcher For DC Job

    Pro Football Rumors "After sitting out this season, James Bettcher is drawing interest for a potential third defensive coordinator job. The Bears are interviewing the former Cardinals and Giants DC on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Chicago lost two-year DC Chuck..." January 19

  • Streaks continue: Fans with perfect Super Bowl attendance set to attend 55th consecutive game

    USA Today "Don Crisman had already decided he wouldn't leave Kennebuck Beach, Maine, without a ticket in hand, but he said friends Tom Henschel and Gregory Eaton were "hell-bent" on attending Super Bowl LV, even if it meant buying tickets of the secondary-ticket..." January 19

  • Big-Name NFL Players Who Could Get Cut This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams are bound to add to the upcoming free-agent pool this offseason.  Cuts remain a harsh reality of the league. Teams shed salary by cutting loose players whose big cap numbers don't match their performance. By the nature of having big contracts, those..." January 19

  • Bears Let Contracts of 6 Players Expire

    Heavy "The Tyler Bray Era has officially come to an end. The Chicago Bears have let the contracts of six practice squad players expire, including Bray’s, which is only notable because he spent the last three seasons as the team’s third-string quarterback. Bray came to Chicago..." January 19

  • Avid Steelers Fan Paige Spiranac Has New Favorite NFL Team

    Total Pro Sports "Paige Spiranac is known for her hot sports takes and sexy photos that makes the men go crazy. Spiranac, who is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, took to Twitter a few days ago and made a huge announcement about having a new favorite team. " January 19

  • NFL had nine positive COVID-19 tests last week

    Yahoo! Sports "With fewer teams still alive in the playoffs, the NFL has seen a drop in the number of COVID-19 tests being administered by teams each week. That number dropped from 17,459 ahead of Wild Card weekend to 9,873 going into the divisional round of playoffs.  " January 19

  • NFL salary cap could be in the range of $180 million

    Yahoo! Sports "Every December, the NFL gives the 32 teams an idea regarding the expected salary cap for the coming league year. This year, that didn’t happen. It didn’t happen because the pandemic has caused revenue to crater, by dramatically reducing attendance at games. The NFL and NFL..." January 19

  • Bears interviewing George Edwards for defensive coordinator today

    Blogging The Boys "Once the Cowboys season ended, the coaching carousel on defense began. Mike McCarthy, with some heavy input from the Jones family, parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula followed. Dan Quinn was brought in to be the defensive coordinator and..." January 19

  • Deshaun Watson's next team if he leaves Houston Texans? Ranking the NFL's 31 potential suitors.

    USA Today "When I first saw the Houston Texans might have to consider trading purportedly disenfranchised franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, I scoffed. If the three-time Pro Bowler isn't one of the NFL's top-five quarterbacks, he's certainly no worse than seventh. In terms of..." January 19

  • Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

    Yahoo! Sports "As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks..." January 19