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  • The curious case of Deshaun Watson's March massage

    USA Today "The NFL never has investigated a case quite like Deshaun Watson’s. Other NFL player conduct investigations typically have involved only a small number of incidents at most. By contrast, 22 women have sued Watson, accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage..." 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

  • 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

  • Texans Host LB Neville Hewitt

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Texans are hosting free agent LB Neville Hewitt for a visit on Thursday. Read More- Deshaun Watson’s immediate NFL future..." 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

  • Texans, LB Neville Hewitt Agree To Deal

    Last Word On Sports "Six-year NFL veteran linebacker Neville Hewitt signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans. Hewitt, a former undrafted free agent, spent the 2020 season with the New York Jets but has also played for the Miami Dolphins. 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

  • 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

  • Deshaun Watson’s immediate NFL future in jeopardy

    Clutch Points "There appears to be a very real possibility Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be under center when the 2021 season begins. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora said during an interview on 106.7 The Fan’s The Sports Junkieshe does not envision..." 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

  • 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

  • Texans owner doesn't 'have anything new' on QB Deshaun Watson amid lawsuits

    Yardbarker "The Houston Texans have endured a tumultuous offseason that has included star quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly requesting a trade and later learning he was facing at least 22 lawsuits alleging acts of sexual assault and misconduct, the acquisitions of veteran backup signal-caller..." May 04

  • Lions host free agent TE Darren Fells for possible return to Detroit

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Detroit Lions tight end Darren Fells is heading to Detroit to visit with his old team as a free agent. And per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Fells is “exploring a return to Detroit”. Fells played for the Lions in 2017, starting 13 games and hauling in 17..." 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

  • 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

  • Texans, director of pro personnel part ways

    Yahoo! Sports "The Texans hired a new General Manager this offseason. So it comes as no surprise that Nick Caserio is making changes post-draft. The Texans and director of pro personnel Rob Kisiel have mutually decided to part ways, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. Kisiel’s history in..." May 03

  • 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

  • Store In Houston Is Already Selling Deshaun Watson Jerseys Half-Off Amid Rumors Of Post June 1st Trade

    Total Pro Sports "It appears that some stores in Houston already see the writing on the wall when it comes to Deshaun Watson. Not only does he not want to play for the franchise any longer, but he likely won’t even play next season due to his legal issues with some 22 women accusing him of sexual..." May 03

  • 2022 NFL Draft Schedule of Dates for Las Vegas Reportedly Set

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL draft will reportedly be held April 28-30 in Las Vegas. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the league has set the dates for next year's event. It was already known that Vegas would serve as the host city for the first time.  The NFL..." May 03

  • NFL Draft grades 2021: All 32 draft classes ranked from best to worst

    Sporting News "They say it's too early to grade an NFL draft right after it happens. While that is true to some extent, needing several years to know exactly how good or how bad every selection is, there are still immediate parameters that can be used rate and compare what every team did across the..." May 03

  • 2021 NFL Draft: The Biggest Mistakes That Could Have Been Avoided

    Bleacher Report "Although the 2021 NFL draft just wrapped up Sunday night, it's not too early to start looking back at some of the biggest missteps made during the event. It's too soon to judge the performances of these prospects, but there were plenty of questionable moves made in terms of..." May 03