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  • Raiders bring back former undrafted free agent WR Keelan Doss

    USA Today "It will be a third straight offseason with the Raiders for wide receiver Keelan Doss. The former undrafted receiver out of UC Davis has been signed to a reserve/future contract. After eight appearances with two starts in 2019, Doss spent all of last season on the Raiders’..." January 26

  • Raiders are a possible trade destination for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

    USA Today "Over the weekend, it was revealed by Tom Pelissaro of the NFL Network that the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to part ways this offseason. That sent the NFL world into a tizzy as the possible destinations for the Pro Bowl quarterback seem to be endless. In a recent..." January 26

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Las Vegas Raiders' Coach Jon Gruden Is on the Hot Seat

    Heavy "It’s only been three years since Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders but confidence in his ability as a coach has started to wane for many. He may have a Super Bowl under his belt but Gruden hasn’t led a team to more than 10 wins since 2005. The most frustrating..." 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

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr fires back at reporter making unsavory inference on Joe Biden Inauguration Day

    Clutch Points "Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr issued a retort to NFL reporter Dov Kleiman after the latter appeared to make an inference regarding Carr’s Instagram Story. Carr posted on his Story of a camouflage weight vest with an American flag on the front. Kleiman, in..." 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

  • Seahawks are expected to interview Kirby Wilson for offensive coordinator

    Field Gulls "For many fans of the Seattle Seahawks the NFL playoffs have taken a back seat to the search for an offensive coordinator following the team and Brian Schottenheimer parting ways. It’s barely been a week since the team announced that they and Schotty had broken up, but..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Are Lamar Jackson, running QBs doomed to slip in big games? Here's what the last 10 years tell us

    CBS Sports "When Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens fell flat against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night, missing out on a potential AFC Championship bid, they didn't just drop out of the playoffs. They also reignited big-picture questions about the sustainability of..." January 19

  • NFL implementing virtual measures for 2021 combine

    The Score "The NFL informed all 32 teams on Monday that it's changing the format of the 2021 combine. There will be no in-person workouts, but they will instead take place at individual pro days on college campuses, the league stated. Team interviews and psychological testing..." January 18

  • 4 most realistic Deshaun Watson trade offers

    Sportsnaut "A Deshaun Watson trade from the Houston Texans will likely come here soon. Based on everything we’re reading as it relates to the franchise quarterback, he’s hellbent on never playing another snap for the team again. It’s a dramatic change from just a few months..." January 18

  • Most Likely QB Scenarios For The Saints In 2021

    Sportsnaut "Drew Brees is headed for retirement, creating plenty of uncertainty around the New Orleans Saints quarterback position for 2021 and beyond. Heading into an offseason where the tam is $100 million over the salary cap, the quality of options to replace the future Hall of Famer will be limited...." January 18

  • NFL releases schedule for 2020 conference championship games

    USA Today "The NFL has released the schedule for next weekend's AFC and NFC championship games, though we still await the finalizing of the NFC matchup. The AFC championship game will take place in Kansas City for the third consecutive year after the Chiefs held off the Cleveland..." January 17

  • Raiders’ Johnathan Abram Throws Shade at Star Steelers WR Chase Claypool

    Heavy "Not only were the Cleveland Browns able to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002, but they were also able to beat their archrival the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round. It was the team’s first playoff win since 1994. However, Steelers stud rookie wide..." January 16

  • Former Bear, Raiders Analysts Pitch Blockbuster 3-Way Khalil Mack Trade

    Heavy "It’s the offseason for the Chicago Bears, so you know what that means: It’s time for myriad hypothetical trade scenarios! The latest proposal to make the rounds is a three-way trade of sorts involving Khalil Mack, his former team the Las Vegas Raiders and disgruntled..." January 16

  • Playoff crowds will range from 3,500 to 16,000

    MSN.com "All four playoff games will have fans in the stands this weekend, all at much less than stadium capacity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make life very different than normal. The smallest crowd will be in New Orleans, where the Saints will host 3,500 fans against the Buccaneers...." January 16

  • The NFL's scouting combine will not be the same in 2021

    USA Today "The annual scouting combine is one of the biggest and most important times on the NFL calendar. Unfortunately, the massive event in Indianapolis that brings together hundreds of draft prospects with every NFL coach, scout, GM and enough credentialed media to require a massive ballroom at the..." January 16

  • Will there be exodus of college coaches to NFL?

    Larry Brown Sports "A growing number of college coaches have made the jump to the NFL in recent years, and there is some belief this might be the beginning of a trend. Urban Meyer’s decision to jump to the NFL instead of pursuing another college job is a major talking point. In addition, the..." January 15