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  • Tyrann Mathieu Says Joe Burrow Won't Spurn Bengals In 2020 NFL Draft

    TMZ "Breathe easy, Bengals fans ... Tyrann Mathieu says Joe Burrow will NOT spurn Cincy at the 2020 NFL Draft, and will happily play for the team if it picks him No. 1 overall in April!! "Me just knowing him for the last couple years," the Honey Badger..." February 17

  • Players push for 17-game season to be delayed until 2022 or 2023

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL wants to implement a 17-game season, and it wants to do it as soon as possible. The NFL Players Association wants to slow the process down by a year or two. Per multiple sources, players would like to delay the implementation of an extra regular-season game until 2022 or 2023...." February 16

  • Who Could Win an NFL Dunk Contest?

    Bleacher Report "It's the offseason in the NFL, but we're smack dab in the heart of basketball season. While most of the NBA will be taking this weekend off, the league's biggest stars have gathered in Chicago for All-Star Weekend. The game itself—like the Pro Bowl—is much..." February 16

  • 5K yards' worth of history awaiting NFL free agency? "With every spring comes an ample share of chaos and frenzy that is NFL free agency.  For all the pomp and circumstance that has come and gone in offseasons past and will certainly follow in offseasons to come, when March 18 rolls around this year, many are prognosticating one of..." February 16

  • Browns could look into trading TE David Njoku

    Heavy "Last season didn’t go as planned for Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku, who spent much of the year nursing a fractured wrist that landed him on the IR. When Njoku finally returned to the field, he found himself in the doghouse with former..." February 15

  • Patriots eyeing AJ Green and Hunter Henry

    Clutch Points "The New England Patriots are attempting to convince Tom Brady to stay in Foxborough and they’ll need to add some offensive weapons to do so. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, New England is eyeing AJ Green and Hunter Henry in free agency. The..." February 14

  • Philip Rivers receiving ‘a lot of interest’ around the NFL

    Sportsnaut "Philip Rivers is hitting the open market for the first time in his career after mutually agreeing to part ways with the Los Angeles Chargers, and according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, he’s receiving a ton of interest. Freeman wrote that “it won’t take..." February 14

  • NFLPA To Hold CBA Vote?

    Pro Football Rumors "On Thursday in Washington D.C., the NFLPA’s executive committee and player representatives may vote on a CBA proposal from the NFL’s owners, Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter) hears. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the process will be further along by the end of next..." February 14

  • NFL Teams That Should Completely Rebuild in 2020

    Bleacher Report ""Rebuild" is a dirty word in sports, though it shouldn't be treated as such. Smart organizations know when their team isn't constructed properly and should be prepared to restart the process upon failure, which can be defined as anything less than consistent..." February 14

  • The Bengals are set on drafting Joe Burrow

    Cincy Jungle "When the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around, everyone expects the Bengals to select LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. But have the Bengals already decided that Burrow will be the pick? February 14

  • Six viable quarterback options for the Chargers in 2020: Could Tom Brady or Dak Prescott head to L.A.?

    USA Today "Philip Rivers' NFL future has become an increasingly hot topic, culminating with this week's announcement that the free agent quarterback would not be returning for a 17th season with the Los Angeles Chargers. But what about the Bolts? They've been..." February 14

  • Former Panthers TE Greg Olsen “In Contract Negotiations” With 3 NFL Teams

    The Spun "It looks like we might be seeing Greg Olsen back on the football field in 2020 after all. Despite entering the commentators’ booth for the XFL this past week, Olsen is continuing to pursue his NFL career. After a multitude of visits to teams, it appears he has narrowed down his list to..." February 14

  • Zac Taylor: Bengals “focused on building a winning culture”

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor wrote a letter to season ticket holders that they received this week. New season tickets will go on sale in March, but fans are able to put down a deposit now to secure seats. Taylor's letter: Dear Bengals Season Ticket..." February 13

  • 3 Potential trade destinations for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Sports Nation "Rumors/reports are flying everywhere regarding potential NFL roster moves! Around these parts, the biggest rumor floating around is that the Detroit Lions have been talking with other teams for weeks about trading their quarterback, Matthew..." February 13

  • Why the Saints would be an intriguing landing spot for A.J. Green

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that the New Orleans Saints have one of, if not the best receiver in football in Michael Thomas. He has some of the best hands in football, is a touchdown beast, and is a good enough skill player to build an entire team around. By his standards, he had a..." February 13

  • Las Vegas police union files complaint regarding work hours during NFL Draft " A union representing police officers in Las Vegas has filed a complaint against the city's police department regarding work hours during the 2020 NFL Draft on the Las Vegas Strip. Earlier this month, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced blackout dates for..." February 13

  • Colin Kaepernick writing memoir, hopes to get NFL tryout this offseason

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick’s voice is getting stronger. That much is clear as the former NFL quarterback plans to announce Thursday he is writing a memoir to be released this year through his newly formed company, Kaepernick Publishing, in a partnership with..." February 13

  • Blockbuster NFL trades we'd love to see this offseason

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen a number of blockbuster NFL trades go down recently. They are no longer an exception to the rule in the modern league. This could continue to be the case during the 2020 offseason. The Las Vegas Raiders appear hellbent on moving on from Pro Bowl quarterback..." February 13

  • Why Bengals should target Clemson WR Tee Higgins in the 2nd round

    Clutch Points "Tee Higgins knows Cincinnati Bengals fans should obviously be excited about the upcoming NFL Draft. Slotted with the No. 1 overall pick, the Bengals will likely be picking Heisman winner Joe Burrow — one of the most exciting quarterback prospects in recent..." February 12

  • Ohio Medical Board Says Being a Bengals or Browns Fan Isn't Enough to Earn Medical Marijuana Card

    Complex "Being the fan on an ailing franchise may seem like it causes you enough pain to require medicinal help, but according to an Ohio medical board committee, this won't grant you a medical marijuana card.  In December, the panel that meets in Columbus, Ohio to..." February 12

  • Bengals have told Andy Dalton they'll work with him on trade

    USA Today "The Cincinnati Bengals will indeed try to find a trade partner for veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. READ MORE- Three Trade Destinations For Andy Dalton It has sounded..." February 12

  • Three Realistic Trade Destinations For Andy Dalton

    The Big Lead "The Bengals can, and almost definitely will, take their QB of the future, Joe Burrow, with the first overall pick in April's NFL draft. This leaves Andy Dalton, the man who has been under center for Cincinnati since 2011, in a tough spot. At only 32, Dalton isn't quite ready to be..." February 12

  • Now that Chiefs are Super Bowl champions, which NFL team will be next to break title drought of 25+ years?

    USA Today "Super Bowl LIV was a matchup of NFL franchises which hadn't won a Lombardi Trophy in quite some time. Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs ended a 50-year wait with their 31-20 victory – extending the dry spell of the San Francisco 49ers, the first team to win..." February 12

  • Bengals Reportedly Listening To Trade Offers From Multiple Teams On No. 1 Pick

    Saturday Down South "Both Cincinnati Bengals fans and the family of Joe Burrow appear ready for the Heisman Trophy winner to return to his home state. Other teams, however, are interested in acquiring the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Dan Sileo, a former NFL player and current sports radio..." February 11

  • NFL cut candidates: 13 notable players who could be on chopping block in 2020 offseason

    USA Today "It doesn't take long for the jubilation of the Super Bowl to give way to the anxiety of looming cuts in the NFL. With the new league year set to begin on March 18, all 32 teams must be under the salary cap at the start of free agency. And as each organization looks to line..." February 11

  • Quarterback chaos could be coming

    Pro Football Talk "Chaos is very good for this specific business. And quarterback chaos could be coming, very soon. The 2020 offseason could consist of unprecedented movement when it comes quarterbacks, with a chain reaction of dominoes driven by where and how quickly the biggest rectangular..." February 11

  • 5 potential landing spots for Philip Rivers

    The Score "For the first time in his NFL career, Philip Rivers is set to join a team other than the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers announced Monday that Rivers will enter free agency after 16 memorable seasons with the franchise. Here are five potential landing..." February 11

  • Bengals add Troy Walters to staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are adding another coach to their offensive staff. According to Paul Dehner of, the Bengals are hiring Troy Walters as an assistant wide receivers coach. " February 10

  • The Perfect Offseason Blueprint for Every NFL Team in 2020

    Bleacher Report "No offseason goes completely according to plan, but it always helps to plan ahead.  With the franchise-tag window (beginning Feb. 25) and the start of free agency (March 18) just around the corner and April's draft only a couple of months out, we've drawn up offseason..." February 10

  • Tua Tagovailoa's fractured hip is healed

    The Score "Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recently underwent his three-month CT scan and it revealed that his fractured hip has healed and his range of motion is good, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Tagovailoa's tests went "as positive..." February 10

  • NFL may add flex scheduling to next Monday Night Football contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL has successfully used flexible scheduling for Sunday Night Football for years, switching some games from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night to ensure good matchups in prime time. The next TV contract may allow for flex scheduling on Monday nights, too. Sports Business..." February 10

  • Sean Payton says improved technology for spotting balls is coming

    12 Up "How many times during the NFL season do we see officials completely botch the spot of the ball? Whether they screw a team out of an obvious first down or inexcusably gift someone an extra yard or two down the stretch, there's simply no compatibility. In some..." February 10

  • How the NFL can and should learn from the XFL

    USA Today "The XFL has started fresh, with new methods for officiating, a new kickoff setup, more in-game interviews and new chance for players who flunked out of the NFL. Opening weekend for the X football league — what does the X stand for? — has so far been surprisingly..." February 10

  • Chargers Not Likely To Trade Up To NO. 1 For Joe Burrow?

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers need a quarterback with Philip Rivers reportedly moving on this offseason, but it probably won’t be Joe Burrow. According to Jay Glazer of The Athletic, the Chargers are not likely to trade up to No. 1 overall for Burrow, or any other..." February 09

  • Does Joe Burrow hope the Bengals don’t draft him?

    Pro Football Talk "The puzzle pieces are piling up. And it’s not all that hard to see what Joe Burrow may be trying to assemble. Burrow may be thinking about trying to get the Bengals to not draft him — or to get someone else to trade up and get him. And the evidence is becoming more and..." February 09

  • NFL players react to the XFL's opening weekend

    For The Win "The XFL’s opening weekend seems to have successfully captured the attention of NFL fans, and some NFL players were tuned in on Saturday to see Cardale Jones and the DC Defenders defeat the Seattle Dragons in the first game of the season. From the sideline interviews –..." February 09

  • Tua Tagovailoa Has Better Odds Than Joe Burrow To Win 2020 NFL MVP

    Sportsnaut "It’s widely assumed that the Cincinnati Bengals will take Joe Burrow atop the NFL Draft, and the latest mock drafts all reflect that. But when it comes to 2020 NFL MVP potential, Tua Tagovailoa is seen as a better bet. According to SportsLine, Tagovailoa has..." February 09

  • Ranking Every NFL Team by Its Trade Ammunition for 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "For many years, the NFL trade market was a yawn fest compared to the other major sports leagues'. There wasn't the frenetic back-and-forth that happens annually in the NBA or in MLB. In recent years, though, it's been a different story. Since the collective..." February 09

  • 5 underrated free agents to watch in NFL free agency

    Clutch Points "Everyone is talking about Tom Brady, Jadeveon Clowney, and Byron Jones heading into NFL free agency, but the underrated signings are sometimes just as important. Some guys are going to be signed that not many people talk about, and that could be the difference in teams making the..." February 09

  • 1980 book predicted the looming death of football

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been plenty of talk about the decline of football. It’s not new. Indeed, it’s at least 40 years old. Earlier this week, when discussing the Championship Throw That Wasn’t from Super Bowl LIV, I remembered Championship Throw That Was from Super..." February 09

  • Chicago to add veteran QB to push Mitchell Trubisky

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears will be seeking to add a veteran QB this offseason to push Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago general manager Ryan Pace already committed to Trubisky as the Week 1 starter in 2020, but the Bears have to find better fallback options than Chase Daniel or Tyler Bray...." February 08

  • Poll shows strong fan opposition to 17-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the NFL determined to expand the regular season to 17 games — and with the NFL Players Association negotiating with the league based on a 17-game season — it’s fair to conclude that it’s coming. But do football fans want it? A Twitter poll posted on the..." February 07

  • Full list of 337 NFL Draft prospects invited to Indianapolis for annual scouting combine

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl and senior all-star games are now complete, which means the second stage of the pre-NFL Draft season is underway. Contingency for each of the league's 32 teams will descend upon the NFL combine in search of big-time talent later this month.  The event allows..." February 07

  • NFL releases full list of scouting combine invitees

    The Score "The NFL has invited 337 college prospects to participate in this year's scouting combine. Seventeen quarterbacks were given invites, including projected first-round picks Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert.  " February 07

  • The NFL 'Bad Lip Reading' video is back and it's better than ever

    USA Today ""Bad Lip Reading" is the funny and stupid (and I say that lovingly) video series in which people dub over fake dialogue over existing footage. They started doing it for the NFL a few years back, and it’s never disappointed. Goofy voices over your..." February 07

  • ESPN abandons report of March 18 “rough deadline” for CBA deal

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a rough deadline of March 18 for the NFL Players Association to accept the pending offer from the NFL on a 10-year CBA based on a 17-game season. Unless there isn’t. Earlier today, Dan Graziano of reported that “the league has given the players a..." February 07

  • No resolution of NFLPA’s position on 17-game CBA

    Pro Football Talk "For the second straight Thursday, the NFL Players Association Executive Committee and board of player representatives met to discuss a proposal from the NFL on a 10-year labor deal based on a 17-game regular season that would commence as early as 2021. For the second straight Thursday, the..." February 06

  • Ravens Re-Sign Veteran Tackle Andre Smith to One-Year Deal "The Ravens re-signed veteran offensive tackle Andre Smith to a one-year contract Thursday. Smith was signed to Baltimore's 53-man roster on Jan. 8 after backup offensive lineman Parker Ehinger (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. Smith was inactive for Baltimore's playoff..." February 06

  • Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

    Pro Football Talk "Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. Here is the..." February 06

  • ESPN Reporter: NFL Owners Discussed a Separate QB Salary Cap

    The Big Lead "ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler gave us a very interesting tidbit of information on Thursday morning's edition of Get Up. While discussing if Patrick Mahomes should be thinking about giving the Chiefs a discount on his next contract to make it easier for Kansas City to put good players..." February 06