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Jerry Jones becomes a central figure in the current CBA talks
There’s a new sheriff in town. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen. Per a source with knowledge of the ongoing labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players...
Issue of stadium credits hovers over CBA talks
At least three rounds of Collective Bargaining Agreement discussions have been held, and the process (we’re told) will continue in mid-July. Although there has been, and will be, plenty of discussion...
PFT 2019 storyline No. 22: Will Jimmy Garoppolo begin earning his contract?
The 49ers surprisingly traded for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the 2017 NFL season. Even more surprisingly, Garoppolo performed incredibly well during the final weeks of his first year in San...
Bears will recognize their 10 decades of history, with 1980s taking center stage
The NFL is celebrating its 100th season and so are the Chicago Bears, charter members of the league who have been there since they were called the Decatur Staleys, the league was called the American...
Patrick Mahomes cutting down body fat before training camp
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is coming off of a very successful season, but he isn’t resting on his MVP laurels this offseason. Mahomes said in June that he’s focused on improving his...
Would Browns release Hunt after bar incident?
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt was questioned by police following an incident at a Cleveland bar and may face consequences with the Browns.
Gronk looks extremely slim in retirement
Rob Gronkowski looks much slimmer during the first few months of his retirement, and Mike Florio believes that's a sign that an NFL return in 2019 seems unlikely.
James Conner: Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell departures made us closer
The Steelers will move forward in 2019 without receiver Antonio Brown or running back Le'Veon Bell. The team hopes that it will be addition by subtraction. “I think only time will tell,”...
Devin Bush: Ryan Shazier’s “like my big brother”
Ryan Shazier‘s goal is still a return to playing in the NFL, but the linebacker’s current role around the Steelers is limited to continuing his rehab and serving as an advisor to other members...
Arizona governor withdraws Nike financial incentives over Kaepernick controversy
Nike confirmed on Monday that it canceled plans to produce a shoe featuring the Betsy Ross American flag, reportedly because Colin Kaepernick told Nike executives that the symbol is offensive. On Tuesday,...
Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright shot
Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times Monday, and is in the hospital. According to the Concord (N.C.) Independent Tribune, Wright was shot following an argument with his girlfriend...
Gregg Williams “can’t wait” to have Trumaine Johnson in games again
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson did not live up to expectations in his first season with the Jets and said in April that he was happy to have a “clean slate” with the team’s new coaching staff...
Adrian Peterson ordered to pay $2.4 million after defaulting on a loan
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Actually, you have heard this one before: Adrian Peterson has defaulted on a multi-million-dollar loan. You’ve heard it before and you’re hearing...
Jarvis Landry back on field, working out with Baker Mayfield
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has expanded his circle of workout partners beyond Mark Wahlberg. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry shared pictures and video of him, Mayfield and other members of the Browns...
Tyreek Hill breaks Twitter silence, sort of
Tyreek Hill has broken his silence. Sort of. But not about anything important. Via Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs wideout tweeted Sunday for the first time since March 12, offering a...
Roger Craig: Christian McCaffrey will hit 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving
In 1985, 49ers running back Roger Craig became the first player in NFL history to gain 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving in the same season. That feat has only been accomplished once since then, by...
C.J. Mosley believes Jets are being slept on by rest of league
It’s a common occurrence for NFL players and teams to cultivate a “nobody believes in us” mantra to serve as motivation. New Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley is already going to that well as he...
John Johnson raves about Rams addition of Eric Weddle
Strong safety John Johnson will have a new colleague in the back-end of the Los Angels Rams defense this fall as the team added 12-year veteran Eric Weddle following his release from the Baltimore Ravens....
AAF responds to player claims of fraud by claiming that players engaged in fraud
The legal skirmishes arising from the implosion of the Alliance of American Football will last far longer than the league’s only season did. And, at times, they will become very confusing. Via Michael...
Hall of Fame Class of 2020 tentatively set to include 20 inductees
It already was known that the Pro Football Hall of Fame would have a Centennial Class for 2020. What wasn’t known was how many. As it stands now, the maximum number of inductees in a year is eight. In...
Nike ditches shoe with Betsy Ross flag after input from Colin Kaepernick
He continues to be frozen out of the NFL, but he isn’t being silenced. According to the Wall Street Journal, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has persuaded Nike to scrap plans to sell a shoe...
Raiders stadium proceeds out of sequence to ensure timely completion
The new Raiders stadium could become the next Tarantino film. As explained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the construction is proceeding out of sequence, to ensure that it will be completed on time. Per...
Adrian Peterson promotes game with trip to Asia
Adrian Peterson just returned from a trip to Asia, where he promoted the sport in Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai. “The fans were extremely welcoming,” the Washington running back said, via Ryan Homler of...
Monday’s #PFTPM includes a visit with James Conner
Steelers running back James Conner has quickly emerged as one of the brightest young talents in the NFL. Bright enough to get a gig pitching the Polaris Slingshot on a Monday media tour. Conner joined #...
Saint Francis DB Bryant Perry enters supplemental draft
Saint Francis defensive back Bryant Perry has entered the NFL’s supplemental draft, Howard Balzer reports. Perry will work out for scouts at Simeon Career Center in Chicago on July 8. Perry played two...
Shakir Soto feels ready to stick on an NFL roster
The Cowboys have depth on their defensive line and could have even more if the NFL reinstates Randy Gregory before the start of the season. The competition for playing time in the front four will be among...
Browns are aware of new Kareem Hunt incident, and have spoken to him
Ezekiel Elliott is back in New York to see the Commissioner, and Kareem Hunt may not be far behind. The Browns running back, who will miss the first eight games of the 2019 season due to a suspension...
Could Deion Branch, Troy Brown and/or Kevin Faulk join coaching staff?
Three former Patriots players spent the spring working with the team. Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk and receivers Troy Brown and Deion Branch helped run drills, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. It may...
Report: Mike Mayock attended Marcus Simms’ workout
Former West Virginia receiver Marcus Simms, who has entered the supplemental draft, worked out for scouts on Monday. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock was among those who attended Simms’ workout in...
Thomas Morstead has carved out special place in New Orleans’ heart
Most punters are an afterthought to fans, most of whom would rather not even see their punter. Out of sight, out of mind. But it’s not that way with Saints fans and Thomas Morstead. Morstead loves New...
Mark Rypien pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge
Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien has been released on his own recognizance after pleading not guilty to a fourth degree domestic violence charge in Spokane, Washington. Rypien was arrested on Sunday and...
How many Broncos’ top 100 make NFL’s top 100?
With the NFL celebrating its 100th season, get ready for all kinds of 100 lists that are sure to elicit debate. The Broncos did their own top-100 list, naming their all-time team. The Broncos used 5,000 fan...
Kelechi Osemele: Jets OL “exactly where we need to be right now”
Among the new arrivals to the Jets this offseason was left guard Kelechi Osemele, who arrived in a trade with the Raiders and represents the only new face on the projected starting offensive line this...
“40 yards of gold” draws estimated crowd of 2,000 to 3,000
Saturday night’s inaugural 40-yard dash contest took place in a venue that holds in the range of 20,000 for events like hockey and arena football. According to David Furones of the South Florida Sun...
Steelers, Conner moving past Brown-Bell drama
Mike Florio talks with Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner about how he wants to improve his game, team issues and goals as he enters his third season with the Steelers.
Raiders release a logo commemorating their 60th season
The NFL will be celebrating its 100th season throughout 2019 and a team that hasn’t always marched in lockstep with the league will be celebrating a milestone of its own. The Raiders debuted a special...
James Conner: Steelers have “a great chance of going all the way”
Steelers running back James Conner has high hopes for Pittsburgh’s chances in 2019. Conner told NFL Media that he sees no reason the Steelers can’t win the Super Bowl at the end of this season...
No movement on new contract for Joe Haden
There was word during the offseason program that Steelers cornerback Joe Haden was looking for an extension as he enters the final year of the three-year contract he signed with the team in 2017. Such a...
Emmanuel Sanders: Week One return “feels realistic”
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders‘s first five years with the Broncos were good enough to earn him a spot on their list of the top 100 players in franchise history on Monday. The outlook for year No. 6...
PFT Top 30 storylines: Will Arians help Winston?
Bruce Arians was brought out of retirement to help Jameis Winston reach his potential and fix the Buccaneers, and Mike Florio sees the hire either going very well or very poorly.
PFT Top 30 Storylines: Unleashing Cowboys' offense
The Cowboys need to be more creative on offense if they want to make a Super Bowl run, and Mike Florio wonders if that could involve a greater focus on Dak Prescott.
PFT Top 30 storylines: Cam Newton's new motion
Cam Newton is trying a new throwing motion to help his shoulder, but Mike Florio is concerned it could impact the Panthers' season as they prepare for a run at the NFC South.
Will the NFL take further action on Zeke's case?
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over an incident in Las Vegas, and Mike Florio discusses the possible disciplinary actions the NFL could take in the matter.
Is "40 Yards of Gold" worth possible injury?
San Francisco 49ers' Marquise Goodwin defeated 15 other participants to win the "40 Yards of Gold" competition to see who is the fastest player in the NFL.
Changing franchise tag could make FA exciting
Mike Florio talks about how the franchise tag affects players and how it could continue to evolve over time.
NFL players want to be paid like NBA players
With $3.1 billion being spent on the first day of NBA Free Agency, NFL players once again want to be paid NBA-level money. Mike Florio explains why that just doesn't make sense.
XFL would be interested in either Geno Smith or Paxton Lynch
The Seahawks currently have some familiar names on their depth chart behind quarterback Russell Wilson. Assuming they don’t want to keep both Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch, the XFL may offer the odd man...
Ty Law picks childhood friend as HOF presenter
Ty Law has announced his choice of presenter for the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio next month. Many players choose former coaches or teammates to speak on their behalf, but Law chose...
Gronk losing weight in retirement
Rob Gronkowski looks serious about retiring. Gronk, the former Patriots tight end who announced his retirement this year, has been the subject of some speculation that he might change his mind and return to...
Ryan Mallett, Matt Elam in latest round of XFL tryout players
The XFL has been holding combine-style workouts in the eight cities that will host teams when the league launches next year and they were in Tampa over the weekend for the seventh round. Former NFL players...
Lance Kendricks sentenced to probation for marijuana possession
Free agent tight end Lance Kendricks has settled a marijuana charge stemming from a 2017 arrest. Kendricks pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in a Wisconsin courtroom last week and received a...
Ezekiel Elliott to meet with the Commissioner on Tuesday
Tyreek Hill has yet to be summoned to the principal’s office. Ezekiel Elliott is headed there tomorrow. Todd Archer of reports that Elliott will meet with Goodell on Tuesday. Elliott has once...
Duce Staley “very pleased” with new Eagles RBs
Duce Staley has been the running backs coach for the Eagles since 2013 and one constant in the running back group over that period has been change. That has continued to be the case this offseason. The...