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Ty Law: Peyton Manning tried to get me drunk and talking about our defense

Peyton Manning never stopped looking for an edge, and one of his longtime rivals says that was particularly true over drinks. Hall of Fame cornerback Ty Law said this week on WEEI that Manning used to buy him drinks in Hawaii when the two were at the Pro Bowl together, hoping to get Law tipsy [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:33:48 +0000

Kyler Fackrell looking for rebound season with Giants

Kyler Fackrell had 9.5 fewer sacks for the Green Bay Packers last season than he did for the team in 2018. Now with the New York Giants after signing a one-year deal with the team, Fackrell is hoping to show that last year was just an aberration. “I believe I am better than a one-sack [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:02:27 +0000

Report: Damarious Randall to sign one-year deal with Raiders

After having a contract fall through with cornerback Eli Apple, the Las Vegas Raiders have found another option to bolster their secondary. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, former Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall has agreed to terms with the Raiders on a one-year deal. Randall was one of the top free agents still left [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 04:21:38 +0000

Kevin Demoff acknowledges pandemic could delay SoFi Stadium completion

Construction continues at SoFi Stadium, even as positive coronavirus cases have popped up at the site. And Rams COO Kevin Demoff continues to be optimistic that the stadium will be completed in time, even as he acknowledges the possibility that may not happen. “This is not the time you want to be finishing a stadium, [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:50:25 +0000

Boston’s Robert Kraft explains why he went out of his way to help New York

So much for that Boston-New York rivalry. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, appearing Thursday night on CNN, explained why he wanted to purchase and send to New York City 300,000 of the 1.2 million N95 masks the team’s plane retrieved from China. “I’ve been watching Governor [Andrew] Cuomo over the last few weeks, and I just [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:59:37 +0000

NFL’s chief medical officer softens the league’s prior message regarding 2020 planning

The NFL is backtracking on the full-speed-ahead message that it sent earlier this week. On Tuesday, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash said in plain, blunt terms the the league plans to play a full season with full stadiums. On Thursday, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills painted a more pragmatic picture. Speaking to Judy [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:26:44 +0000

Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott are the latest to send bad message regarding the pandemic

I’m a big fan of Dak Prescott. But I’m not a big fan of anyone who fails to practice social distancing or otherwise comply with federal or state guidelines regarding the importance of staying at home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And with lives on the line, I’m not going to shut up when someone [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:51:35 +0000

Jarvis Landry donates $15,000 in hygiene products to Cleveland students

Browns receiver Jarvis Landry donated $15,000 to provide hygiene products to East Cleveland City School District students and their families. Landry partnered with supercenter chain Meijer to secure items, which will be given to recipients selected through the Browns Foundation’s “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network. Soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and other personal [more]

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:41:49 +0000

Drew Lock working out, throwing, studying from his home in Kansas City

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock wants to build on his rookie season. Lock is doing the best he can on his own. Lock is staying at his parents’ house in Kansas City, maintaining a schedule that includes working out, throwing and studying the team’s new offensive system. His private quarterbacks coach is in Kansas City, and [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:30:52 +0000

Eli Apple not signing with Raiders after all

More than two weeks after reports surfaced that free agent cornerback Eli Apple was signing with the Raiders, it turns out that no deal was reached. Apple and the Raiders were unable to finalize the agreement, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It’s unclear what the issue was that prevented a deal from getting done. This [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:11:31 +0000

Andrew Whitworth: There was no other place I wanted to be than with Rams

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth will return for a 15th season. His offseason options were retirement or a return to the Rams. Whitworth re-signed on a three-year, $30 million deal with $12.5 million guaranteed. “I mean, amazing [to be back],” Whitworth said on a video conference call with local media Thursday, via Stu Jackson of the [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:57:24 +0000

Andy Reid preparing for 2020 season out of his basement

Where does the Super Bowl-winning coach go to prepare to defend the title when he can’t go the office? With the Chiefs’ practice facility closed, Andy Reid has found a quiet place in his home to work. “I wish I could take you on a virtual tour of this thing,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:29:48 +0000

Dante Fowler aiming for Michael Strahan’s sack record

Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler had a career-high 11.5 sacks last season, but he’s aiming at doubling that. Fowler told reporters today that his goal is to get at least 23 sacks, breaking Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5, set in 2001. That would be a tall order. Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:20:55 +0000

It’s Brett Favre night on Football Week in America

Football Week in America continues on Thursday night with a pair of games involving Brett Favre, both directly and indirectly. Up first, Favre’s second game at Lambeau Field as a member of the Vikings. The 2010 Sunday night contest saw the Packers settle the score after losing to Favre in 2009. Then comes a game [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:12:46 +0000

New NFL memo lays foundation for about-face on “small war rooms”

On Wednesday, PFT asked the NFL via email whether the decision to allow “small war rooms” of up to 10 people can be harmonized with “stay at home” orders that have been issued in most of the states in which NFL teams do business. The NFL did not respond to the question, which later was [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:07:58 +0000

Baker Mayfield killing his garage workouts

The comments on social media after Baker Mayfield was photographed in a swimsuit in Antigua alongside three Giants players, including running back Saquon Barkley, were not kind to the Browns quarterback. Mayfield, though, appears to have taken the comments to the weight room. Or his garage, as it were. Mayfield posted shirtless photos of himself [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:03:30 +0000

Jordan Hicks thinks Cardinals in “eerily similar” situation to pre-SB Eagles

Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks feels like there might be some deja vu in the air. Hicks was a member of the Eagles when they went 7-9 with a first-year head coach and a rookie quarterback during the 2016 season. He was also a member of last year’s 5-10-1 Cardinals with rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:42:31 +0000

Tony Boselli spent five days in hospital as COVID-19 “buried me”

Tony Boselli is counting his blessings after making it through the worst of the coronavirus. The former Jaguars offensive lineman made his first comments about his recovery from COVID-19, which sent him to the Mayo Clinic for five days. While Boselli’s wife, Angie, also tested positive, her symptoms were far less severe. She was never [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:16:59 +0000

Malcolm Butler donates to COVID-19 relief in Nashville and Mississippi

Malcolm Butler‘s mother was a nurse, so he knows something about what healthcare workers go through in ordinary times. And this is no ordinary time. Via the team’s official website, the Titans cornerback is donating funds for medical supplies to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, as well as to help fund meals for 600 seniors [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:47:39 +0000

Kevin Stefanski working from Minnesota as Browns prepare for draft, rest of offseason

The last few weeks have seen many Americans make the move to working remotely, including the staffs of NFL football teams because of team facilities being shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is working a bit more remotely than some others in the organization. Stefanski said on a Thursday conference [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:41:20 +0000

Report: Jaguars asking for first-rounder and more for Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue has made it clear he wants out of Jacksonville. The Jaguars are looking to trade him. Multiple teams are interested in him. Yet, a report from two weeks ago indicated there was no movement on a deal. The reason? It’s going to be expensive in compensation both in a new deal for the [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:24:43 +0000

Darius Slay on following top WR: I want the game on me

Cornerback Darius Slay made a move from the Lions to the Eagles in a trade last month and he’s just starting to get a handle on how his new team will be using him in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s scheme. On a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Slay was asked if the plan was [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:23:24 +0000

Bills will watch Stefon Diggs’ highlight reel when No. 22 pick comes up

The Bills don’t have a first-round draft choice. They traded that and two other 2020 draft selections to acquire receiver Stefon Diggs from the Vikings. “Day one will be hard, we’ve just got to play some videos of Stefon Diggs when 22 comes up,” General Manager Brandon Beane said Thursday, via Ryan Talbot of newyorkupstate.com. [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:00:16 +0000

Laremy Tunsil: Of course I’m looking to be the highest-paid lineman

The Texans have been working on a new contract with left tackle Laremy Tunsil and a recent report indicated that Tunsil is looking for an average annual salary of more than $20 million. That report also indicated that the Texans have offered Tunsil a contract with an average salary of $18.5 million per year. That [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:54:50 +0000

Tua Tagovailoa had follow-up medical exam today

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can’t visit NFL teams because of social distancing procedures, but he did have a physical exam today that NFL teams will be able to scrutinize. According to NFL Media, Tagovailoa had a medical re-check similar to what players usually get if there are any questions remaining after their physical at the [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:49:02 +0000

Adam Thielen’s foundation donates $100,000 for COVID-19 relief

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen announced that his foundation is donating $100,000 to Minnesota COVID-19 relief efforts. Second Harvest Heartland will receive $25,000 to feed students in need. “Our first concern went to all the students who are on free or reduced lunch programs, and we wanted to make sure they would have enough food to [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:29:44 +0000

Kevin Stefanski: We have to surround Baker Mayfield with people that bring out his best

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski spoke highly of quarterback Baker Mayfield after he was hired in January and he continued to speak positively about Mayfield on a Thursday conference call. The Browns brought in an experienced starter in Case Keenum as a free agent, but Stefanski reiterated that the quarterback job belongs to Mayfield. He [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:24:45 +0000

Broncos inform season-ticket holders of possibility of canceled games, games without fans

Officially, the NFL plans to conduct a full season in full stadiums. The Broncos agree with that approach, informing season-ticket holders that the team is “preparing for the season and fully anticipate playing an uninterrupted schedule.” But the Broncos, in that same message, have broached the possibility that games won’t be played, or that they’ll [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:12:25 +0000

Blaine Gabbert returning to Bucs to back up Tom Brady

Tom Brady‘s decision to sign with the Buccaneers answered the question of who will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2019, but there’s still a question about who will be backing him up. Ryan Griffin remains on the roster and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports he’ll have company on the depth chart behind Brady. [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:58:48 +0000

Saints bring back cornerback P.J. Williams

The Saints brought back some more secondary depth Thursday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Saints have agreed to a new one-year deal with cornerback P.J. Williams. He’ll make a guaranteed $2 million. He was on the receiving end of a non-pass interference in the playoffs, as Kyle Rudolph him away before catching [more]

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:42:37 +0000

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