Ben Roethlisberger Gives Steelers Cause For Optimism Before Season

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has his team feeling good about the 2020 season. The veteran recently threw passes with teammates for the first time since season-ending elbow surgery. The reports from that session were glowingly positive. So it’s not surprising the franchise is confident he will be ready for the coming campaign. Want $250 to bet on NFL futures? Sign up here! .@Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently held a throwing session with some teammates. General… [Read entire story]

Steelers optimistic about Ben Roethlisberger going into season

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has his team feeling good about the 2020 season. The veteran recently threw passes with teammates for the first time since season-ending elbow surgery. The reports from that session were glowingly positive. So it’s not surprising the franchise is confident he will be ready for the coming campaign. .@Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently held a throwing session with some teammates. General Manager Kevin Colbert gave us an update… [Read entire story]

Veteran RB Frank Gore inks 1-year deal with Jets

Frank Gore has been punishing defenders in the NFL for 15 years. Just when opponents thought he was ready to step away from the game, the 36-year-old will be coming back to the NFL for his 16th season. Standout veteran RB Frank Gore is signing a 1-year deal with the Jets, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN. Gore will be reunited with his former coach Adam Gase, with whom he spent the 2018 season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 5, 2020 Gore… [Read entire story]

Jaguars moving on from former No. 4 pick Leonard Fournette

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Jacksonville Jaguars held tremendous hope when they drafted Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Just three years later, the organization is ready to move on from their star running back as quickly as possible. Amid rampant trade speculation surrounding Fournette, the Jacksonville Jaguars declined his team option on Friday for the 2021 season. Jaguars are not picking up the… [Read entire story]

Some players, coaches less optimistic than NFL about 2020 season

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and now the focus around the league turns to the upcoming season. However, despite belief around the league that there will be an NFL season in 2020, there are now fears some players may not take part. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, there are now multiple coaches speculating across the… [Read entire story]

Aaron Rodgers reportedly ‘pissed’ about Packers drafting QB

The Packers used their first-round pick, No. 26 overall, to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft. That, despite having Aaron Rodgers still performing like one of the top QBs in the league. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… In 2005, the Packers used their first-round pick, No. 24 overall, to select Cal QB Aaron Rodgers. That, despite having Brett Favre still performing line one of the top QBs in the league. NBC Sports’ Peter King told WEEI Friday that Rodgers is not amused by the current situation. “I’ll tell you what he thinks, he’s… [Read entire story]

Rob Gronkowski to join Tom Brady in Tampa, pending physical

Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made news earlier on Tuesday when he wouldn’t completely rule out a return to the NFL after a one-year retirement. That was then taken to a whole new level after reports surfaced that the future Hall of Famer told the Patriots he wants to return to the league, joining former teammate Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trade, pending physical: … [Read entire story]

Report: Odell Beckham Jr. trade ‘only a matter of time’

Some fake news came across the wire this past week when one report suggested that the Cleveland Browns were close to trading star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Minnesota Vikings. The rumor itself made no sense and led to Cleveland flatly denying it. Though, this seems to be a continuation of reports that OBJ’s stay with the Browns will be short-lived. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, at least three credible sources believe it’s just a matter of time before Beckham is traded. The interesting dynamic here is that it has nothing to do … [Read entire story]

Von Miller tests positive for Covid-19, Broncos issue statement

Denver Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller became the best-known NFL player to test positive for the COVID-19 virus, the former Super Bowl MVP announced on Thursday. The news comes one day after Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen shared his own positive diagnosis. These won’t be the only two players to fall ill to the now-widespread virus. Miller himself is said to be in good spirits as he quarantines … [Read entire story]

Drew Brees signs post-retirement broadcasting deal with NBC

USA Today Drew Brees may be returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2020, but he’s already lined up his future in football once he retires. When his NFL career comes to an end, Brees will make the transition into the broadcast booth. According to The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, Brees reached a deal with NBC Sports that will make him a new face of the network’s NFL telecasts after his Hall of Fame playing career comes to an end, The 41-year-old quarterback started generating interest from television… [Read entire story]

Chiefs expected to break the bank on Patrick Mahomes extension

Coming off a Super Bowl title, the Kansas City Chiefs have been pretty quiet this offseason with their spending. That is reportedly expected to change following the 2020 NFL Draft, when the Chiefs are expected to sign Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking contract extension. Keeping Sammy Watkins was a priority for the #Chiefs. They’ve also talked contract with Chris Jones (but no offers yet) and … [Read entire story]

Coronavirus fallout keeping free agents like Cam Newton in limbo

Cam Newton is a free agent, but it’s pretty much crickets when it comes to his free agency options due to the NFL being mostly shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jay Glazer of The Athletic highlighted the biggest issue Newton faces right now answering a question in his mailbag Monday. “We’re in uncertain times. Anyone coming off an injury, even guys who … [Read entire story]

NFL Draft may return to Las Vegas in 2022

After missing out on the 2020 NFL Draft due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Las Vegas is reportedly being considered to host the 2022 NFL Draft. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network shared the news on Tuesday. Las Vegas is an option under consideration for the 2022 draft. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 31, 2020 This makes a ton of sense for obvious reasons. Las Vegas was set to be a huge hub for the NFL… [Read entire story]

Redskins favored to land Cam Newton

USA Today Cam Newton is running out of options, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback still has a few good ones heading into the 2020 season. The latest on this is that the Panthers will either cut or trade Newton after agreeing with Teddy Bridgewater on a lucrative three-year deal. However, there has been a distinct lack of trade interest, leading most to assume … [Read entire story]

Cowboys place franchise tag on Dak Prescott

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys have chosen to use their franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, making the call hours before Monday’s deadline. Prescott will make approximately $33 million during the 2020 season and Dallas has until July 15 to sign him to a long-term deal — or he will play under the tag. He and the Cowboys were ultimately unable to agree on an extension prior to or during the 2019 season, and the conversation around a new deal spilled into January. Tagging Prescott gives the franchise another year to… [Read entire story]

Jerry Jones confident a deal will get done with Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys are not letting quarterback Dak Prescott hit the open market. Owner Jerry Jones couldn’t be more clear on that point. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports As shared by Jon Machota of The Athletic, Jones recently shut the door on any other possibility. “Of course we’re going to keep his rights,” Jones said. “It’s not a sensitive thing. There’s already been more put on the table to show that we’re going to do everything it takes.” Jones also recently showed how much Prescott means to him personally by comparing… [Read entire story]

Browns may be willing to trade OBJ for the right offer

Seemingly confirming months of rumors, it looks like the Cleveland Browns are may actually be ready and willing to part with superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. That’s assuming they get an offer they deem worthy of parting ways with the Pro-Bowler this offseason. While nothing concrete has come of this, a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano suggests that the Browns would consider moving OBJ if they were “blown away” by an offer. Statistically, Beckham Jr. was pretty good in his first season with the Browns. The three-time… [Read entire story]

Joel Embiid will miss another week with shoulder injury

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without star center Joel Embiid for at least another week after he suffered a left shoulder sprain. Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report: Source: 76ers star Joel Embiid has left shoulder sprain and will be re-evaluated in one week. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 28, 2020 Embiid suffered the injury Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He left the game early in the second quarter and did not return. Without him in the lineup, Philly collapsed and ended up getting blown out by one of the league’s worst teams. … [Read entire story]

Patriots reportedly interested in Marcus Mariota

The New England Patriots may end up losing Tom Brady this spring. If so, they’re reportedly eyeing former first-round pick Marcus Mariota. Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reported Thursday that the Patriots “are showing interest” in the former Heisman winner. They aren’t the only ones, either. Keep this… [Read entire story]

Steph Curry to return to the Warriors’ lineup on Sunday

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports There’s finally some good news on the horizon for the NBA’s worst team. Out since the fourth game of the regular season with a broken hand, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will return to the lineup Sunday against the Washington Wizards. Warriors star Stephen Curry will return to the Golden State lineup on Sunday against the Wizards, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Curry on track for comeback four months after surgery on his broken left hand. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2020 It was always an open question… [Read entire story]

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger won’t be throwing till summer

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could return for at least some of the team’s off-season program after missing the final 14 games of the 2019 campaign with an elbow injury. Big Ben just recently started to throw the football again. It was a pretty big milestone in his recovery, as the future Hall of Famer looks to return from the devastating UCL injury. Roethlisberger had a doctor visit … [Read entire story]

A.J. Green, finally making sense, wants out of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bengals want soon-to-be free agent receiver A.J. Green back in the fold as they rebuild, but he may want out. That’s according to  ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently, who said at least one NFL executive believes Green “wants out of Cincinnati.” Green has long been loyal to the Bengals, even amid a contract impasse this past calendar year. However, in more recent months his tone has seemingly changed as he … [Read entire story]

NFL Network analyst questions Ben Roethlisberger’s work ethic

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Thomas Davis made some interesting comments about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during an appearance on NFL Network. Afterward, he was blasted on Twitter by Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner, who called his comments “idiotic,” and said Thomas’ take was “uneducated and sad… [Read entire story]

Alex Rodriguez thinking about buying the Mets?

The New York Mets are looking for an owner after billionaire Steve Cohen backed out of a deal to buy a majority of the franchise last week. According to the New York Post, one of the most notorious figures in New York baseball history could be considering making a play for the Mets… [Read entire story]

Dak Prescott confident deal with Cowboys will get done

Contract discussions between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott is one of the biggest NFL storylines this offseason. The Cowboys are hoping to sign him to a contract extension soon and even Prescott feels confident that something will get done. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones recently hinted that contract talks were about to heat up, even after the star quarterback’s frustrations with the organization. Fortunately for Dallas, Prescott believes that he … [Read entire story]

Chargers reportedly unlikely to consider trading up for Burrow

The Los Angeles Chargers need a quarterback with Philip Rivers reportedly moving on this offseason, but it probably won’t be Joe Burrow. According to Jay Glazer of The Athletic, the Chargers are not likely to trade up to No. 1 overall for Burrow, or any other quarterback. Answering a question about this in his weekly mailbag, Glazer wrote, “The amount you have to … [Read entire story]

Sammy Watkins continues to disappoint with holdout threat

Sammy Watkins and the Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, it appears that the high-priced 26-year-old pass-catcher might have other things on his mind. Specifically, sitting out the entire 2020 season. “If it suits me and my family and (meets) my needs, for sure,” Watkins said when asked about renegotiating his contract, via ESPN. But I’m really in a different space right now. I don’t know what I’m going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I… [Read entire story]

Reports: Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t want to play in Cincy or Detroit

There’s a lot of information coming from Tua Tagovailoa‘s camp this week. Agent Leigh Steinberg made news on Thursday by seemingly blasting the Cincinnati Bengals before backtracking on those comments. Tua wants to get drafted by the Dolphins? Early Thursday on radio row, @FoxSports640 producer @sdiener86 told Tua’s dad he hopes his son gets taken by Miami. Tua’s father said “so do we.” — Andy Slater (@AndySlater) January 30, 2020 Earlier in the day, a report indicated that Tagovailoa would prefer to be selected by … [Read entire story]

Tevin Coleman will start for 49ers, despite injury in NFC Championship

Just two weeks after suffering a brutally dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will play in Super Bowl LIV. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Coleman, along with safety Jaquiski Tartt and linebacker Kwon Alexander, will “be good to go” for the big game, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. Per pool report, Kyle Shanahan on RB … [Read entire story]

Chargers plan to cut ties with Philip Rivers this offseason

The signs have all been pointing to this. Now, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting the Los Angeles Chargers have “moved on” from Philip Rivers. The #Chargers have "moved on" from Philip Rivers, per @JayGlazer. He'll be a free agent this offseason. ESPN reported last week that Rivers has moved "permanently" from San Diego to Florida. — NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 27, 2020 Philip Rivers is moving his entire, and very large, family to Florida “permanently,” per ESPN last week. Read: Former Browns Coach Freddie Kitchens Lands Job … [Read entire story]

Top candidate for Browns’ GM job withdraws from consideration

Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Just when the Cleveland Browns seemed to be closing in on a general manager, their search must now continue. Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton withdrew from consideration for the Browns’ general manager vacancy on Friday. George Paton has withdrawn from consideration for the Browns GM job, per source. — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 24, 2020 The news, reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, comes just days after Paton met with Cleveland for the second time. He received his second interview for the position on Tuesday, but ultimately declined to move forward after the… [Read entire story]

Aldon Smith reportedly still training for unlikely NFL comeback

Image via Zimbio Before off-field troubles derailed his promising career, Aldon Smith was one of the most dominant pass rushers to enter the NFL in a long time. Currently suspended indefinitely by the league for multiple off-field incidents (including domestic violence), he’s working hard to try and get back into the game. According to TMZ Sports, Smith has been training at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable gym in West Hollywood. He’s doing it, per the report, in an effort to make an NFL comeback. Smith has spent time in jail and rehab… [Read entire story]

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