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  • Raiders’ Theo Riddick Retires From NFL

    Pro Football Rumors "Theo Riddick is calling it a career. On Friday, the Raiders placed the tailback on the reserved/retired list, marking the end of his NFL run. Riddick, 30, played a small role in six Raiders games last season. The former Lions outlet option totaled 57 yards on eleven touches. That..." July 30

  • The Best NFL Free Agents Still Available Ahead of Preseason

    Bleacher Report "Some of the biggest NFL free-agent dominoes have yet to fall with the 2021 preseason rapidly approaching. Headlined by edge-rusher Justin Houston, a few major names at premium positions remain available. Whether it's waiting for the right contract, fit or merely until an..." July 30

  • Multiple NFL Teams Offer Justin Houston Deals

    Pro Football Rumors "Despite being without a team at the start of training camp, Justin Houston is not considering retirement. The veteran edge rusher has received multiple offers this offseason, according to’s Jeremy Fowler (on Twitter). Houston has been most..." July 29

  • NFLPA President Tretter: Teams Trying to 'Shame' Unvaccinated Players with Wristbands

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA President JC Tretter believes that the NFL is trying to shame players who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine by implementing a wristband system as training camps started leaguewide this week. ESPN's Jake Trotter relayed quotes..." July 29

  • Raiders Named Among Possible 2022 Landing Spots for Aaron Rodgers

    Heavy "After a contentious offseason, Aaron Rodgers is back with the Green Bay Packers for at least one more season. Part of the reason he agreed to return is that the team will allow him the option to leave after the 2021 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter...." July 29

  • These are the 4 best landing spots for Aaron Rodgers in 2022

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Green Bay Packers for the 2021 NFL season. It’s the best-case scenario for everyone involved, but it’s evident this might be his Last Dance in Green Bay. With more control over his future, Rodgers will likely be playing elsewhere in..." July 29

  • Xavien Howard trade fits: Five potential teams, what Dolphins could get in return and NFL execs weigh in

    ESPN "For at least the fourth time this year, the best player on an NFL team is unhappy and either wants out or wants drastic change. The first three were elite quarterbacks -- Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson -- all making 30-plus million dollars..." July 29

  • Head coaches on NFL hot seat in 2021

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 season is almost here 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..." July 29

  • 2 playoff teams among trade suitors for Dolphins’ Xavien Howard "It didn't take long for the Xavien Howard trade saga to gain a little steam. A day after the veteran cornerback formally requested a trade, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that two playoff teams are among the clubs that have already made..." July 29

  • NFL Veterans on the Roster Bubble Who Need to Impress at Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "With training camp in progress across the NFL, coaches will begin the process of setting up their depth charts for the regular season. Going forward, we'll see in-house competition with three rounds of cuts as teams trim down rosters to 53 players by Aug. 31. July 29

  • Why holding out during training camp is no longer a bargaining tool for today's NFL stars

    CBS Sports "Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers skipped the mandatory June minicamp..." July 29

  • NFL says 87.9 percent of players have had at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players are doing a better job than the country as a whole of getting vaccinated. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said today that 87.9 percent of NFL players have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The United States as a whole is closer to 70 percent of adults with at..." July 29

  • 5 NFL players who are running out of time to prove themselves

    Larry Brown Sports "For most players, the NFL stands for “Not For Long.” After all, perhaps more than any other professional sport in the world, the NFL is all about recent performance. Fortunes change quickly; today’s superstar could be tomorrow’s has-been. In some cases, talented players..." July 28

  • 5 ideal Xavien Howard trade scenarios from the Miami Dolphins

    Sportsnaut "As the contract standoff between the Miami Dolphins and star cornerback Xavien Howard continues, his name will continue to persist in NFL trade rumors. That was magnified once Miami reported to camp. While Howard was with the rest of his teammates, the All-Pro cover guy officially..." July 28

  • 1 Trade Each NFL Team Should Offer Before the 2021 Season Starts

    Bleacher Report "Trade chatter is constant since NFL general managers are always checking in with other teams to gauge interest in players—either their own or the other squad's.  The desire to improve one's squads never stops. So, file the following under, "It..." July 28

  • Aaron Rodgers landing spots for 2022: As QB nears new Packers deal allowing for exit, a look to next year

    CBS Sports "Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have managed to resolve their differences. For now. Our long national nightmare is over. For now. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px..." July 27

  • What a Deshaun Watson Trade Could Look Like With 6 NFL Teams

    Complex "After months of denying interest and rejecting calls about star quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans finally shifted their stance on his availability. The Texans are now willing to listen to trade offers for Watson, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Watson, who..." July 26

  • Raiders sign Corliss Waitman, cut Dominik Eberle "The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent P Corliss Waitman, the club announced Monday. Waitman, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound punter, joins the Raiders after originally signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in May of 2020.  " July 26

  • Most Likely Destinations for WR Davante Adams in 2022

    Bleacher Report "As if Green Bay Packers fans didn't have enough to stress about.  On Friday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that contract extension talks between the Packers and All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams have "broken off," with..." July 26

  • NFL Insider Reveals ‘Most Logical Target’ for Deshaun Watson

    Heavy "The Philadelphia Eagles remain the betting favorites to land Deshaun Watson in a trade. They are also the hot pick by numerous plugged-in national reporters to pull the trigger on a blockbuster deal for the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback. The latest tidbit comes..." July 26

  • 13 NFL Staffers & Multiple Players Test Positive Despite Getting Shot

    Total Pro Sports "This one is sure to raise a ton of eyebrows. On Monday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that 13 NFL staffers and four players have tested postive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. July 26

  • NFL Says 83.6% of Players Have Gotten COVID-19 Vaccine; 10 Teams Have 90% or More

    Bleacher Report "All 32 NFL teams have at least 60 percent of their players vaccinated against COVID-19, while 10 clubs have crossed the 90 percent threshold. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the updated figures Monday, including that 83.6 percent of all players have received at least one..." July 26

  • Eugene Chung Says NFL Is 'a Little Misleading' on Probe into Alleged Discrimination

    ESPN "Former NFL offensive lineman and assistant coach Eugene Chung called the NFL's statement on its review of his claims that he was told during a job interview he "wasn't the right minority" "a little misleading." Chung, who is Asian American, said he has only..." July 26

  • The Best Undrafted Free Agent in Every 2021 NFL Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "The NFL returned to a more familiar state this offseason, which is great news for rookie undrafted free agents. For players signed after the draft, opportunity is everything, and last year's virtual offseason and lack of a preseason meant fewer opportunities for NFL..." July 26

  • NFLPA president JC Tretter on wristbands to show vaccination status

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL wants teams to come up with a way to distinguish vaccinated from unvaccinated players on the practice field. Some teams are doing it. The NFL Players Association wants none to do it. “We did not agree to them and think they are unnecessary,” NFLPA president and..." July 26

  • The Latest Buzz Around Every NFL Team Entering Late July

    Bleacher Report "NFL players have begun reporting to training camps, which means the 2021 season has unofficially begun. Games aren't yet ongoing, of course, but teams are laying the foundations for the regular season. From position battles and scheme installations to injury rehab and just..." July 25

  • NFL Teams That Have the Most Work to Do Before 2021 Season Starts

    Bleacher Report "A palpable sense of excitement envelopes the NFL as the league returns to something close to normal operating procedure.  The start of training camp is two days away for 29 squads since the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got going..." July 25

  • Top 5 Eagles Trade Candidates Prior to Training Camp

    Heavy "The trade winds continue to gust around Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, especially after he reported to training camp on time. Let’s save that maelstrom for another day. The Philadelphia Eagles are set to embark on a fairly drama-free summer –..." July 25

  • Agent says NFL team dropped interest in unvaccinated player

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL’s policy regarding vaccinated vs. unvaccinated players has effectively forced low-end players to get vaccinated or be put at a competitive disadvantage in the job world. Chad Speck, the president of Allegiant Athletic Agency, tweeted on Saturday that an NFL team showed..." July 25

  • 5 key questions ahead of NFL training camps

    Sportsnaut "We’re very near the time when NFL training camps will officially open, and while all 32 teams can have varying degrees of irrational optimism, there are plenty of intriguing questions that’ll be answered leading up to the 2021 season. July 24

  • Union not thrilled with NFL memo threatening forfeitures for outbreaks among the unvaccinated

    Yahoo! Sports "Officially, the NFL Players Association didn’t pick a fight with the NFL over Thursday’s memo that ramps up the pressure on unvaccinated players to get vaccinated. Unofficially, the union isn’t pleased. As one union official predicted on Friday, there..." July 24

  • NFL Will Fine Unvaccinated Players $14,650 for Violations of COVID-19 Protocols

    Bleacher Report "The NFL will fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for violations of its COVID-19 protocols during the 2021 season.   According to ESPN's Jenna Laine, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said it was "league policy," while NFL spokesperson Brian..." July 24

  • No-Brainer NFL Signings That Should Happen Right Now

    Bleacher Report "Some NFL free-agent signings just make too much sense to not happen. Look at, say, the Los Angeles Chargers paying up for former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Corey Linsley this offseason in an effort to protect Justin Herbert. Or the Kansas City Chiefs kicking off an..." July 24

  • Dez Bryant’s bold message to NFL teams as training camp begins

    Clutch Points "Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is looking for his next team, and there’s one thing he can promise to the NFL franchise that will take a chance on him: he’ll grind the honest way. Bryant played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2020, but while he did show some..." July 24

  • Re-Grading the NFL's Biggest Free-Agency Moves from the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "We haven't seen the impact of 2021 NFL free agency play out on the field, though a team's offseason plan can make more sense after the draft. In hindsight, analysts may have to rethink initial grades for early roster additions. Perhaps a team cut or traded a player..." July 23

  • Two teams who could swing an Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams trade with the Green Bay Packers

    Sportsnaut "Now that Davante Adams has joined Aaron Rodgers in plotting an eventual way out from the Green Bay Packers organization, is it feasible that the dynamic wide receiver-quarterback combo could be a blockbuster package trade deal? Yes. Yes, it is. However, it’d obviously..." July 23

  • How the NFL is applying pressure to players, teams over vaccinations

    The Athletic "Jim Irsay admittedly copes poorly with losing football games. Even after spending most of his six decades on Earth associated with the Colts, the team’s owner remains as competitive as he was as a kid standing on the sideline in Baltimore during his father’s stewardship of the..." July 23

  • 3 potential trade candidates for the Jaguars

    Clutch Points "The Jacksonville Jaguars have given themselves a solid foundation to build upon. The franchise is under a new regime with head coach Urban Meyer leading the way, and the fan base is ecstatic with the addition of Trevor Lawrence under center. This team likely won’t make..." July 23

  • NFL Teams Headed in the Right Direction in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Some NFL teams deserve all the typical summer hype because their strong trajectories, fueled by smart moves, should match expectations from hopeful fans.  Along these lines, the Buffalo Bills come to mind. Over the past two or three years, Buffalo has brilliantly..." July 23

  • Predicting Every NFL Team's Biggest Bust of the 2021 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No player wants to be labeled a bust. Very few words in the sports lexicon are considered worse.  But the designation is a relative term based on an individual's situation. To define it more simply, a bust is someone who performs well below..." July 23

  • Leonard Fournette, NFL players react to new COVID-19 vaccination rules

    Clutch Points "The NFL shocked everybody on Thursday after announcing the new rules for COVID-19 vaccinations that will go into effect starting for the 2021 season. The list of new rules are intricate, but the bottom line is that these rules are a benefit for players that have received the..." July 22

  • NFL Warns Teams of Possible Forfeits, More Penalties for COVID-19 Outbreaks

    ESPN "The NFL has added an additional COVID-19 vaccination incentive for players, threatening forfeits and the loss of game checks if an outbreak among unvaccinated players causes an unresolvable disruption in the regular-season schedule. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed clubs of the new..." July 22

  • 10 NFL Players Facing the Most Pressure This Season

    Complex "NFL training camp marks the start of the 2021 season and it’s right around the corner. This is the first time in NFL history we’ll see a 17-game season. There’s so much at stake across the league as all 32 teams prepare for the grueling schedule. Some franchises and..." July 22

  • Raiders GM Mike Mayock: Jon Gruden, Derek Carr 'Like a Corny Marriage, It’s Really Funny'

    Bleacher Report "Even though there's been plenty of outside speculation about the dynamic between Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr, general manager Mike Mayock had a unique analogy to sum up their partnership.  Appearing on The NFL Rhodes Show with..." July 22

  • Tom Brady on his “motherf–ker” comment: Private motivation for me, they know who they are

    Boston Herald "The date has already been circled on the calendar by so many in New England and beyond. Ticket prices for Tom Brady’s Week 4 return to Foxboro are out of sight. So what is Brady feeling about the game of the century? July 21

  • 10 NFL Veterans Who Have More to Prove to Get into Hall of Fame

    Bleacher Report "For most NFL players, winning Super Bowls is more important than any individual accolade. The one possible exception is a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only the best of the best ever to play the game end up enshrined in Canton, and while some Hall of Famers might..." July 21

  • Raiders Pegged as ‘Best Fit’ for Kawann Short

    Heavy "Training camp is only days away for the Las Vegas Raiders but there are some big names still available in free agency. The team did a lot of work to retool their defensive line this offseason. While they signed several solid veterans like Quinton Jefferson and Solomon Thomas, the..." July 20

  • Raiders Hire Damon Allen

    Heavy "Over the last couple of weeks, the Las Vegas Raiders have lost important members of the team in President Marc Badain and running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Though they have yet to find permanent replacements for those two guys, they have added to their coaching staff...." July 20

  • 3 potential trade candidates for New York Giants

    Clutch Points "The New York Giants are coming off another disappointing season with a record of 6-10. They were in the worst division in the NFL last year and finished one game behind the Washington Football Team. While the division was bad last year, it is bound to be tougher..." July 20

  • Texans QB Deshaun Watson’s latest trade partners with status in doubt

    Clutch Points "The situation around Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson is still murky amid the ongoing allegations. With training camps kicking off in just a few days, there is still no decision on whether or not Watson will be suiting up for the Texans in 2021. Well,..." July 20