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  • Dayo Odeyingbo: Goal is to play this year after tearing Achilles in January

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts picked defensive linemen with their first two selections in this year’s draft, but the expectations for 2021 were very different for the two players. First-round pick Kwity Paye is seen as an immediate contributor to the team’s pass rush, but second-rounder Dayo..." May 09

  • Colts Still Considering Eric Fisher

    Pro Football Rumors "Eric Fisher‘s Thursday visit with the Colts ended without a deal. However, a league source tells Jim Ayello of the Indy Star (Twitter link) that the visit went well and a deal remains possible for the veteran left tackle.  The Colts passed on adding a top-level tackle..." May 09

  • How the data age will transform scouting and the NFL draft

    The Score "During last month's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Nick Caserio shared a story about how predictive analytics changed the way the New England Patriots scouted a particular position. "I don't want to mention the position," Caserio said. "But there was a view..." May 08

  • Surprise NFL Free Agents Who Could Go Unsigned Heading into Training Camps

    Bleacher Report "Noteworthy NFL free agents seem to slip through the fingers of the open market and have extended stays well into training camp more often than not these days. The best example is Jadeveon Clowney. Last year, one of the league's better edge defenders didn't sign with the..." May 08

  • Brandon Beane: Not knowing if stadiums will be full affects planning for 2022 salary cap

    Yahoo! Sports "The salary cap has declined in 2021 because NFL revenues were down in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill General Manager Brandon Beane says uncertainty about whether stadiums will be full in 2021 affects his team’s planning for 2022 and beyond. Beane said on..." May 08

  • Frank Reich says Eagles drafting Jalen Hurts didn't send Carson Wentz into 'a tailspin'

    Yardbarker "The Philadelphia Eagles unofficially kicked off the beginning of the end of their Carson Wentz era when they used a second-round pick on quarterback Jalen Hurts in the 2020 NFL Draft. Wentz reportedly requested a trade early this offseason, and the Eagles acquiesced by sending him to the..." May 08

  • Projecting Every 2021 1st-Round NFL Draft Pick's Year 1 Impact

    Bleacher Report "Most NFL teams expect immediate production out of first-round picks. While that's the plan, reality plays out differently for some rookies. To make an impact during the 2021 season, rookies need a chance to start or play a prominent role on one side of the ball. They would also..." May 08

  • Frank Reich: I don’t think drafting another player sent Carson Wentz in a tailspin

    Pro Football Talk "After the 2020 season, it was clear quarterback Carson Wentz needed a fresh start. He got one when Indianapolis agreed to trade for him in February, reuniting him with his former offensive coordinator, Colts head coach Frank Reich. That Wentz was even available..." May 07

  • Tom Brady tells players to remain united against voluntary offseason workouts

    The Score "Tom Brady lent his voice to the NFLPA's fight against voluntary offseason workouts. On an NFLPA conference call Friday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion implored players to stand united in their stance against attending voluntary workouts, NFL Network's Tom..." May 07

  • NFL to permanently move schedule releases to May?

    Yardbarker "The NFL was forced to delay its release of the 2020 regular-season schedule to last May because of difficulties linked with the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's full schedule will be unveiled next Wednesday, and it appears football fans will have a new annual tradition to anticipate..." May 07

  • NFL informs teams they can hold training camp off-site again

    NFL.com "The continued vaccination effort has the United States looking as if it might be turning a corner in the COVID-19 pandemic, but the NFL is remaining as cautious as possible during its offseason. In a Friday memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the league informed clubs it..." May 07

  • Cowboys remain world's most valuable sports franchise

    Forbes.com "By most measures, the past year hasn’t been a good one for elite sports. Curtailed seasons. Canceled tournaments. And everything from Major League Baseball to global soccer played out in empty venues. A Super Bowl hailed as “one for the ages” turned into a blowout,..." May 07

  • 5 epic trade scenarios after 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Now that the 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone, the next major transaction deadline to look forward to in pro football is June 1, because that’s when even the seemingly wildest trade scenarios become possible. Teams have filled out their depth charts with their draft classes, and..." May 07

  • Dede Westbrook Drawing Interest

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has received interest from “several teams,” ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler hears (Twitter link). Now more than six months removed from his ACL tear, Westbrook hopes to be ready for training camp in August.  May 07

  • Which 2021 NFL Rookies Were Drafted by the Wrong Team?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is always a time for optimism, and most selections are met with anything from mild to effusive praise. However, there are always exceptions. Nearly every year, a handful of early round choices are strange fits. Although the 2021 draft lacked the occasionally..." May 07

  • Colts, Jets, Raiders holding rookie minicamps this weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Many of the offseason events that were cancelled last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be back this year and in-person rookie minicamps are on that list. Three teams will be welcoming draft picks, undrafted free agent signings, and tryout players to their..." May 07

  • NFLPA also wants rookies to not show up for rookie minicamp, offseason workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Caught between the league and the union regarding the question of whether players will show up for voluntary offseason workouts are rookies, draft picks and undrafted free agents who would particularly benefit from the extra work. On Monday, the NFL Players Association made the case to the..." May 07

  • Colts assisted Sam Ehlinger in getting back to Austin after his brother’s death

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Ehlinger was in Indianapolis on Thursday when he found out about the death of his younger brother, Jake. The Colts selected Sam Ehlinger in the sixth round Saturday. The Colts took care of Ehlinger’s travel accommodations back to Austin to get him home as soon as..." May 06

  • Colts sign 5 draft picks to rookie contracts

    MSN.com "The Indianapolis Colts signed five of their seven selections from the 2021 NFL draft to rookie contracts, the team announced Thursday. Among those rookies that signed include defensive end Kwity Paye, defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo, safety Shawn Davis, wide receiver Mike Strachan..." May 06

  • Ranking the 9 Worst Decisions of the 2021 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With little besides training camps standing in the way of the 2021 NFL season, now is a good time to step back and play the projections game.  Now that the draft is over, we can include it in projecting the worst moves of the offseason to this point. At about..." May 06

  • Here's Three Perfect Aaron Rodgers Trade Scenarios

    The Athletic "Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, but he has three years left on his contract and the Packers have no plans to trade him. General manager Brian Gutekunst, coach Matt LaFleur and team president Mark Murphy have all spoken publicly about how badly they want..." May 06

  • 3 potential landing spots for Kerryon Johnson

    Sportsnaut "Just three years after being drafted by Detroit Lions with the No. 43 overall pick, running back Kerryon Johnson could be looking for a new NFL team in a matter of days. Johnson, a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, quickly exploded on the scene in Detroit. While he only played..." May 06

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Forms Behavioral Health Program for Players, Their Families

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is launching a behavioral health program to help current and former players and their families with mental and behavioral health issues. The Associated Press' Barry Wilner provided the details of the project: "Hall of Fame..." May 06

  • Chris Ballard expects a seamless transition for Carson Wentz

    USA Today "The Indianapolis Colts went out this offseason and believe they got their quarterback when they traded two draft picks to the Philadelphia Eagles for Carson Wentz. While there will be a transition period for the 28-year-old quarterback, general manager Chris Ballard believes..." May 06

  • Ten undrafted rookie free agents who could make an impact with Steelers, Bears, Browns and others

    The Athletic "Let the watch begin for the NFL’s undrafted free agents. From the sting of not getting drafted last weekend to the rush of free-agent offers to the impending uphill battle to make a 53-man roster, NFL life won’t be easy for these players. But some have landed in better..." May 06

  • NFL Issues Memo Regarding Workout Injuries, Contracts

    Bleacher Report "In light of Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James suffering a torn Achilles during a workout away from the team facility, the NFL sent a memo to teams regarding the financial implications of such setbacks. Reporter Aaron Wilson shared the memo in which the league..." May 05

  • NFL Free Agents 2021: Projecting Homes for Best Players on Post-Draft Market

    Bleacher Report "Scouting and predraft evaluations all but consumed NFL front offices during the last month-plus. But the draft is over, and the focus shifts back to free agency. There could be a bit of a rush to sign the best remaining unrestricted FAs on the open market. A number of..." May 05

  • Top landing spots for 10 free agents after NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Now that the 2021 NFL Draft has concluded, another wave of free agency will take place around the league leading up to the start of training camps during the summer. This is magnified by the fact that the NFL Draft compensatory formula no longer figures in to the equation. In short,..." May 05

  • Packers upset about tampering from teams with Aaron Rodgers

    ESPN "The Green Bay Packers say they're not trading quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has told them he's not interested in returning to the team. That all came to light Thursday, hours before the first round of the NFL draft, when ESPN's Adam Schefter..." May 05

  • NFL Rookies Who Won't Start in 2021 but Definitely Should

    Bleacher Report "Not every notable NFL rookie gets to avoid a redshirt season. That doesn't mean it's the right decision. A year ago, the Los Angeles Chargers weren't going to start quarterback Justin Herbert, but an injury to Tyrod Taylor threw him to the wolves. He..." May 05

  • Patrick Mahomes, other players confused by Broncos’ ability to not pay Ja’Wuan James

    Pro Football Talk "The Ja’Wuan James injury, while bad for him, could be good for NFL players generally. Players seem to be realizing that there’s a very real difference between getting injured while working out at the team facility and getting injured while working out..." May 05

  • NFL Offering 50 Tickets to Super Bowl 56 in Effort to Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is offering 50 tickets to next year's Super Bowl LVI as a means of encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, further details on how to win the tickets will be announced Saturday during Global Citizen's VAX Live:..." May 05

  • 5 contenders with lingering flaws after 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Plenty of fans should be happy with what their teams did in the 2021 NFL Draft, but several Super Bowl contenders still have glaring flaws that weren’t adequately addressed. Not every NFL roster is going to be perfectly constructed, and massive quarterback contracts or other..." May 05

  • 3 teams built for worst to first rise after 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL Draft is finished, and after a few days to digest what’s happened, in tandem with how teams’ free agency periods played out, there are a few franchises in particular who could experience the thrill-inducing rise from worst to first in their divisions this..." May 05

  • Here's how these 10 NFL teams helped their young QBs

    CBS Sports "In recent years, it's become clear to many that the most important aspect of team-building in the modern NFL is ensuring that you have as good an offensive infrastructure as possible. Offense is more sustainable than defense, and thus better able to drive team success in the..." May 05

  • Colts To Host Eric Fisher On Visit

    Stampede Blue "According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher will be visiting the tackle needy Indianapolis Colts later this week. For anyone who watched the Super Bowl, seeing the former first overall pick of the..." May 05

  • Former Colts first-round pick Malik Hooker visiting Dolphins

    NFL.com "Malik Hooker?'s career began with plenty of promise, starting with a first-round selection out of Ohio State and continuing with three interceptions in his first seven professional games. The way that 2017 rookie campaign closed, though, became the predominant theme of his time..." May 04

  • NFLPA pushing for 2021 opt-out protections for players

    Yardbarker "Dozens of NFL players opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says he’ll push to extend that option into 2021 (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero).  A number of NFL locker rooms have..." May 04

  • This team expected to make biggest trade offer for Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "There are several teams that would love an opportunity to acquire Aaron Rodgers if the Green Bay Packers decide to part ways with the three-time MVP, but one continues to be mentioned as the most likely suitor. In an appearance on “Get Up!” Tuesday morning, ESPN’s..." May 04

  • 5 quarterbacks under most pressure after 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL Draft was absolutely thrilling, with a record eight quarterbacks flying off the board in the first three rounds and several teams loading up with premium talent and adding depth to their rosters. Now that the dust has settled on the epic annual event, there are a handful..." May 04

  • 10 NFL roster spots in jeopardy following 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The NFL Draft always has an impact on veteran players attempting to keep their roster spots. This year’s iteration of the annual event was no different. The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears selected quarterbacks they envision to lead their franchises moving forward. The..." May 04

  • Colts Audition K Eddy Pineiro

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts are working out former Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro today (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). If signed, Piniero will compete with Rodrigo Blankenship over the summer for the Colts’ kicking job. Blankenship joined the Colts..." May 04

  • What can an NFL team’s draft class tell us about that franchise’s vision for the future?

    The Athletic "The weeks leading up to the NFL Draft are often defined by misinformation. As teams around the league try to dupe one another and gain any tiny advantage they can, fake stories and false narratives run rampant. Just think about how many times you heard Mac Jones connected to..." May 04

  • Aaron Rodgers trade offers: Seven NFL teams and proposals, ranked from least appealing to most attractive

    ESPN "It's hard to overshadow the NFL draft, but the reigning league MVP wanting out of the only organization he has ever known took a run at doing just that last week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to return to the..." May 04

  • Big names on thin ice after the 2021 NFL Draft

    USA Today "It's probably fair to say most coaches would try to convince you the NFL is a meritocracy – and in some of the league's cities (Baltimore, Foxborough, Seattle among others) that tends to hold true. But this is professional football, and financial considerations are..." May 04

  • NFL players could again opt out for 2021 season?

    Yardbarker "A total of 69 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per an agreement between the NFL Players Association and league owners, "high-risk" players received a $350,000 stipend, while voluntary opt outs received..." May 04

  • Under-the-radar NFL rookies with breakout potential: 10 to watch this fall

    The Athletic "The rush of the NFL Draft is over, and now we can really dive in on how the league’s newest players will improve their teams. And not just the top-10 picks: History tells us that some players who flew under the radar could make a big impact, perhaps as soon as this..." May 04

  • 21 fifth-year options picked up for NFL 2018 first-round picks

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and..." May 04

  • NFL fifth-year option deadline takeaways: Why does Josh Allen get more money than Baker Mayfield in 2022?

    ESPN "Ever since the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, drafted NFL players have received four-year contracts. The contracts for first-round picks, however, include team options for a fifth year. The team has to exercise that contract option by May 3 of the contract's fourth year,..." May 04

  • 10 Best Available NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "The NFL Draft has come and gone. Some teams had big days, some had extremely poor ones. Now it is time to get back to free agency so teams can fill the rest of the holes on their rosters. Undrafted free agents were signed en masse over the weekend. It's now..." May 03