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Ndamukong Suh still in France but signs contract

Ndamukong Suh remains on vacation in France, but he signed his one-year, $9.25 million contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. Tampa Bay waived cornerback David Rivers to get Suh on the 90-player roster. Suh will fly to Tampa next week for a physical, according to Laine. It is not known [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:47:23 +0000

Gerald McCoy wraps up visit with Browns; Ravens up next

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has wrapped up his first visit with a team since being released by the Buccaneers. McCoy was in Cleveland to meet with the Browns on Friday and Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the visit has come to an end. Cabot adds that talks about a contract will continue. Talks [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:36:55 +0000

Steelers have practiced using James Conner, Jaylen Samuels in backfield together

As they try to replace Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers will be using multiple running backs. They may be using multiple running backs at the same time. Via Sarah K. Spencer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers practiced this week with both James Conner (pictured) and Jaylen Samuels in the backfield at the same time. “We [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:29:26 +0000

Raiders expecting big things from Tyrell Williams

Tyrell Williams said after last season that he considers himself a “No. 1 receiver.” Yet, he chose to sign with the Raiders only days after they traded for Antonio Brown, the clear No. 1 receiver in their offense. Williams hopes Brown’s presence helps him. “It’s vertical,” Williams said, via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “We like [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:26:41 +0000

Dontrelle Inman expects to catch on quickly with the Patriots

Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman expressed an interest in re-signing with the Colts before free agency started, but no deal materialized in Indianapolis and he was on the market for nearly two months before signing with the Patriots a couple of weeks ago. Inman said that he was never “panicked or anything like that” by lingering [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:03:23 +0000

Texans appreciate the job D.J. Reader does

D.J. Reader has never made a Pro Bowl. His name likely is unrecognizable to the casual fan. The Texans, though, know exactly how important the nose tackle is to their defense. “He’s the best; I love D.J.,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He doesn’t get enough credit [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 20:03:09 +0000

NFL hopes ban on Oklahoma drill trickles down to all levels of football

The NFL’s decision to tell coaches to stop using the Oklahoma drill in practice isn’t just about preventing NFL players from getting hurt. It’s also about the safety of the game at all levels. Competition Committee Chairman Rich McKay said the Oklahoma drill — a longtime staple of summer football practice at all levels of [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 19:41:12 +0000

Jets ask to speak with Champ Kelly for G.M. opening

The Jets are trying to find a General Manager to pair with Adam Gase, and they want to talk to a guy with ties to their coach from his days with Denver. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jets have asked to speak with Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly. Kelly [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 19:20:31 +0000

Randall Cobb carrying a chip on his shoulder

Randall Cobb didn’t say it in front of the media, and he didn’t say it to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. But Cobb used the same words Earl Thomas did when Cobb ran into Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott at NFL Honors in February: Come get me. “Yeah, he said that,” Prescott said. “It’s interesting looking back, [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 19:18:06 +0000

Leonard Fournette: We’re not focused on the past

Anyone who has used a computer or other electronic device for any period of time is familiar with rebooting it as a step toward correcting a problem. Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said he is taking a similar approach to moving past a disappointing 2018 season. Fournette played eight games and averaged 3.3 yards per [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 18:31:10 +0000

Dak Prescott: Jason Witten “hasn’t lost a step”

A year away from football hasn’t affected Cowboys tight end Jason Witten adversely. “I guess the trick is to take a year off because he’s definitely gotten better, stronger and faster,” quarterback Dan Prescott said Thursday, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He hasn’t lost a step.” Coach Jason Garrett, who praised Witten [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 17:54:33 +0000

Joe Haden thinks Steelers can use doubts to their advantage

The Steelers spent some time this week talking about the improved atmosphere around the team after things got a bit toxic during the messy end to the 2018 season, but it will take some time to see if that translates to wins on the field. Until it does, the Steelers are likely to continue to [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 17:30:59 +0000

Chris Simms and George W. Bush bonded in the Texas weight room

It’s not quite Stepbrothers, but it’s close. During Friday’s PFT Live, Chris Simms told the tale of his friendship with George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. Simms said that Bush used to work out in the Texas weight room when Simms played college football there, and that they would periodically chat [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 17:22:21 +0000

Cameron Jordan not worried about being paid like peers

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan keeps noticing defensive stars collecting gigantic new deals. And while he’s got a strong case for an eventual extension, Jordan said wanting to stay with the Saints is about more than stacking up the next big contract. Jordan has two years left on his five-year, $55 million extension, but the [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 17:07:40 +0000

Which fan base most deserves a playoff win?

In honor (there’s no honor in it, I suppose) of the Lions going 10,000 days (now 10,001) without winning a playoff game, Friday’s PFT Live had a draft in honor (again, no honor in it) of the NFL’s fan bases that most deserve a playoff win. Simms and I picked three teams each. He went [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 16:28:28 +0000

Golden Tate: I hope Eli to Daniel Jones turns out like Favre to Rodgers

Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is laying out the best-case scenario for the Giants replacing longtime franchise quarterback Eli Manning with rookie first-round pick Daniel Jones. Tate said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s impressed with what he’s seen of Jones, and believes that for the Giants, the quarterback transition can be as successful as [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 16:25:21 +0000

Adam “Pacman” Jones announces his retirement

The NFL career of Adam “Pacman” Jones has come to an end. Jones posted a video to his Instagram account saying that “it’s official that I’m done with the NFL.” Jones was a 2005 first-round pick of the Titans and made an immediate impact as both a cornerback and a returner. He also had a [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 15:59:06 +0000

Matt LaFleur: Choosing wideouts like “filling out a basketball roster”

With the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, basketball is in the air in Wisconsin right now. Packers players like David Bakhtiari and Aaron Rodgers have been taking in games (and taking in beers) and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is making cross-sport analogies during the team’s organized team activities. LaFleur said this week that [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 15:34:41 +0000

John Dorsey urges Browns fans: “Don’t believe the hype”

The Browns are less than 17 months removed from an 0-16 finish. But times have changed dramatically in Cleveland, starting with the arrival of quarterback Baker Mayfield. Last season’s spike to 7-8-1, fueled by the early-season firing of coach Hue Jackson and the emergence of Mayfield, has energized a long-suffering fan base. Throw in the [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 15:29:50 +0000

Browns sign Sione Takitaki to wrap up draft class

The Browns have all seven of this year’s draft class under contract. Linebacker Sione Takitaki was the last unsigned pick, but the team announced on Friday that the third-round pick has agreed to his deal. It’s a four-year contract for Takitaki. Takitaki comes to Cleveland after leading BYU with 118 tackles during his final college [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 15:17:02 +0000

Buccaneers cut a guy to make room for Ndamukong Suh

The Buccaneers will have a big addition to the roster soon. They needed to make a somewhat smaller move to make room for it. The Buccaneers announced they were waiving cornerback David Rivers. He was originally an undrafted rookie in Packers camp, and joined the Bucs in December 2017. He went to camp with them [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:58:25 +0000

XFL hopes to buy some AAF equipment

Vince McMahon apparently doesn’t believe in curses. As the XFL begins to compile equipment for its debut in 2020, the league has gone bargain shopping. Via the San Antonio Express-News, the XFL hopes to buy some of the equipment used by the ill-fated Alliance of American Football. Alpha Entertainment, the parent company of the XFL, [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:54:28 +0000

Adam Gase is right: For the fans, winning is all that matters

Jets coach Adam Gase navigated his way through a hostile press conference on Thursday, countering an at-times withering cross examination from reporters in the world’s top media market. And at one point, he made a critically important point regarding whether and to what extent the current drama in the front office ultimately matters to the [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:40:25 +0000

Michael Thomas willing to be patient for payday

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is going to get paid. Perhaps soon. Certainly a lot. But the idea of not going through OTAs didn’t occur to Thomas, who has a valid claim as one of the league’s most underpaid players. “I’m a football player first — I like being at work,” Thomas told Mike Triplett [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 13:43:11 +0000

Donovan McNabb: I’m a Hall of Famer, better numbers than Troy Aikman

Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has never even been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he believes he should already have a bust in Canton. “I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for themselves,” McNabb told TMZ. “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman.” McNabb does, in fact, have [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 12:59:07 +0000

Eric Weddle: I’m here to push John Johnson to the next level

When safety Eric Weddle signed with the Rams following his release by the Ravens earlier this year, he called it a “dream scenario” to return to Southern California after growing up and starting his NFL career there. Joining the Rams isn’t just a homecoming tour, however. Weddle’s expected to play a big role on defense [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 12:57:15 +0000

Le’Veon Bell to Adam Gase: Let’s get it coach

Le'Veon Bell was among the topics of conversation at Jets head coach Adam Gase’s press conference on Thursday and Bell was paying attention to what Gase had to say. Gase was asked about reports that he feels the team overpaid for Bell and whether he’d consider trading him now that he’s the interim General Manager [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:58:29 +0000

Devonta Freeman: Feels good to have fun on the field again

The 2018 season wasn’t an enjoyable one for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman hurt his knee in the opener, missed three games and then suffered a season-ending groin injury in his return to the lineup. That was one of many injuries that helped sink the Falcons last year and it’s made Freeman appreciate being [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:45:15 +0000

Dom Capers looking forward to second go-round in Jacksonville

Dom Capers has been here before. Literally. The longtime defensive coach has returned to the Jaguars this season as a senior defensive assistant, bringing his wealth of experience to a team with a solid supply of young talent. It’s his second turn in Jacksonville, after he was defensive coordinator there for two seasons (1999-2000) between [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:32:46 +0000

Sam Darnold will “forever be grateful” to Mike Maccagnan

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold met with the media on Thursday for the first time since Mike Maccagnan was fired as the team’s General Manager and shared his thoughts about the departure of the man who traded up to take him with the third overall pick of the 2018 draft. Darnold said he will “forever be [more]

Fri, 24 May 2019 11:03:35 +0000

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