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Eli Manning: “It’s not over” - 2018-06-23T22:45:02+00:00
At one point last season, it seemed over for quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants. Now? Not. “Obviously it has been an unbelievable run, but I want to continue doing it,” Manning told NFL Network on Friday, via NJ.com. “It’s not over. I know that. . . . I’m excited for this upcoming year and [more]

Titans unsure of Jack Conklin’s status for Week 1 after playoff ACL tear - 2018-06-23T21:35:46+00:00
Titans right tackle Jack Conklin suffered a torn ACL in the playoff loss to the Patriots, and it remains unclear whether he’ll be good to go for the start of the regular season. That’s the word from Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ website, who says that it’s too early to say whether Conklin will be [more]

Saturday one-liners - 2018-06-23T17:40:26+00:00
Hall of Famer Michael Strahan gave Bills QB Josh Allen some good advice. Get to know Dolphins DB Walt Aikens. The Jets may need TE Eric Tomlinson to step up. Don’t quit your day job, Patriots QB Tom Brady. The Browns have plenty of options at left tackle; the question becomes whether any of them [more]

Odell Beckham definitely should hold out - 2018-06-23T15:41:24+00:00
The New York Football Giants, a bedrock NFL franchise, have negotiated thousands of player contracts over the decades. Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who received a slotted rookie deal in 2014, has negotiated as a practical matter none. And the Giants surely have been banking on that imbalance in lowballing Beckham. That’s why Beckham needs [more]

Mike Vick gets some coaching experience in advance of AAF debut - 2018-06-23T14:58:48+00:00
A former NFL quarterback who had a reputation for ignoring coaching has become a coach. Setting aside for now the question of whether karma will connect with Mike Vick when he officially launches his coaching career in the AAF come February, Vick is spending some time quasi-coaching in advance of the real thing. Via MontanaSports.com, [more]

Does the NFL have a referee problem? - 2018-06-23T14:16:17+00:00
Of the 17 referees on the NFL’s payroll during the 2017 season, four of them have now left. Does that leave the NFL with a referee problem? It’s a fair question to ask as the 2018 season approaches. While the departures of Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette had been known for months, the bang-bang retirements [more]

Johnny Manziel remains firmly planted on the bench in the CFL - 2018-06-23T13:20:41+00:00
Johnny Manziel’s Canadian Football League coach may think Manziel is good enough to play in the NFL, but Manziel remains a bench warmer in the CFL. Manziel’s team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, had its second game on Friday night, and for the second time Manziel did not get on the field. Given the way the starting [more]

Despite public statement, Odell Beckham still reportedly considering a holdout - 2018-06-23T11:34:58+00:00
Publicly, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. closed the door on a training camp holdout last weekend, saying he would be there. Privately, Beckham is reportedly still considering it. Multiple sources in Beckham’s camp told Ralph Vacchiano of SNY that a holdout is still on the table, and multiple sources in the Giants organization told [more]

Ryan Fitzpatrick set to start at least three games for the 11th straight year - 2018-06-23T09:59:02+00:00
Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is no one’s idea of a star quarterback. But with his longevity and consistency, he’s putting himself in some fairly rare company. Fitzpatrick is slated to start the first three games of this season while Jameis Winston is suspended. Fitzpatrick also started three games last year while Winston was injured. [more]

Eli Manning on Odell Beckham: He looks great; he looks healthy - 2018-06-23T04:01:25+00:00
Eli Manning threw to Odell Beckham Jr. after a Giants’ minicamp practice last week. The quarterback revealed the news Friday during the annual Manning Passing Academy. Beckham, according to Manning, looked like himself again in the few routes he ran. “He looks great,” Manning told Rhett Lewis of NFL Media. “He looks healthy.” The Giants [more]

Kareem Jackson will play safety full time - 2018-06-23T01:50:35+00:00
The Texans began experimenting with Kareem Jackson at safety during the offseason program as the team explored all options in trying to replace Andre Hal. Jackson performed so well at the position that he will play the position full time at training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jackson, 30, has practiced at [more]

Peyton Manning prepared for Drew Brees to breaks his passing records - 2018-06-22T23:12:11+00:00
Peyton Manning owns NFL records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. He knows he won’t hold either for much longer. Drew Brees trails Manning by only 1,495 yards and by 51 touchdowns. “He’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape,” Manning said Friday, via video from the Times-Picayune. “It’s [more]

Third man with Jameis Winston and Ronald Darby is now in prison for rape - 2018-06-22T22:58:59+00:00
Since word first surfaced that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had been accused of groping a female Uber driver, it was known that Winston was with his former Florida State roommate, Ronald Darby, on the night in question. It was also reported at the time that a third man was with Winston and Darby, and today [more]

Friday’s #PFTPM has a special guest - 2018-06-22T22:29:36+00:00
Friday’s #PFTPM featured the debut of someone with whom you may be getting acquainted, sooner or later. My son, Alex, joined me for the afternoon podcast. So get to know him. He’s 21. He’s a very good kid. He’s funny. And he eventually will have the keys to this operation. Hopefully later than sooner. His [more]

Don Majkowski has Packers Hall of Fame ring stolen over weekend - 2018-06-22T22:27:10+00:00
Don Majkowski is asking for help. His Packers Hall of Fame ring was stolen from his Baltimore hotel room over the weekend. Majkowski, who played for the Packers from 1987-92, tweeted that he “forgot to put it on one morning and left it on the dresser. Realized it was gone the next day.” “If anyone [more]

Chaz Green owns up to poor performance, doesn’t want it to define him - 2018-06-22T21:10:11+00:00
The last time we heard from Chaz Green, the Cowboys offensive lineman was turning Adrian Clayborn into a household name while getting Dak Prescott killed. Clayborn made 9.5 sacks last season, with four coming in Week 11 against Green and two others against Green’s replacement, Byron Bell. Green took blame for the Cowboys’ 27-7 loss [more]

Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst - 2018-06-22T21:03:13+00:00
Gene Steratore is reportedly joining other recently retired referees in making the move from the field to the broadcasting world. The NFL announced Steratore’s retirement on Friday, making him the fourth referee to retire since the end of the 2017 season, and Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports that he will join CBS Sports as a [more]

Joseph Randle expected to be released from jail Friday - 2018-06-22T20:37:17+00:00
Joseph Randle won’t ever get another chance in the NFL, but he does have another chance to turn around his life. A Kansas judge accepted the recommendation of attorneys Friday, handing the former Cowboys running back five years of probation stemming from an argument during a housewarming party two years ago, the Wichita Eagle reported. [more]

Raiders add fullback Ryan Yuracheck - 2018-06-22T20:20:18+00:00
The Raiders signed someone, and for a change, he’s young. The team announced the signing of fullback Ryan Yurachek. He’s an undrafted rookie from Marshall, who was in Saints camp briefly. He was a tight end in college, and caught 143 passes for 1,354 yards and 26 touchdowns. To make room for him on the roster, [more]

Patriots sign first-round pick Isaiah Wynn - 2018-06-22T20:18:12+00:00
The Patriots drafted two Georgia players in the first round of this year’s draft and they have one of them under contract. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has signed offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth season. Wynn was drafted 23rd overall, leaving 31st [more]

Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals - 2018-06-22T20:10:00+00:00
Tre Boston is one of several free agent safeties still looking for work this offseason, although Boston did get at least one offer from a team. Boston visited with the Colts and Cardinals this offseason, but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that his visit with the Colts didn’t include any time with General Manager Chris [more]

Referee Gene Steratore retires - 2018-06-22T19:57:40+00:00
Gene Steratore, the referee who worked the Super Bowl in February, is calling it a career. NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced today that Steratore has decided to retire from the NFL. Steratore has been an NFL official since 2003 and worked 12 playoff games, including Super Bowl LII. He may be best remembered [more]

Will Tom Brady hold off Aaron Rodgers atop NFL Network’s Top 100? - 2018-06-22T19:53:42+00:00
Six players who made NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2017 remain on the list for 2018. The network will announce the order of the final 10 on Monday night at 8 ET, but Tom Brady stands a good chance to stay atop the list. Only Aaron Rodgers should stand a chance to unseat him. [more]

Mack, Donald holdouts would present slightly different circumstances - 2018-06-22T19:27:41+00:00
On the surface, they’re relatively indistinguishable. One was the defensive player of the year in 2016, the other won the award in 2017. Both arrived via round one of the 2014 draft. Both are entering the fifth year of their rookie contracts. Neither has gotten the long-term deal he deserves. But there’s a difference between [more]

Anthony Brown hopes new technique helps him rebound - 2018-06-22T19:09:01+00:00
With Byron Jones moving to cornerback and Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis returning for their second seasons after starting a combined 13 games, Anthony Brown has become the Cowboys’ forgotten cornerback. But Brown has never missed a game in his two seasons, with 20 career starts. He could work more in the nickel this season. [more]

49ers sign Laken Tomlinson to three-year extension - 2018-06-22T18:41:46+00:00
When the 49ers passed on exercising their option on Laken Tomlinson‘s contract for the 2019 season, General Manager John Lynch said that the team was going to work toward a long-term extension with the guard. That work has paid off. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the two sides have agreed on a three-year [more]

A.J. Green has Julio Jones’ back in quest for contract - 2018-06-22T18:28:57+00:00
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has more receivers in his corner, other than Terrell Owens. With Jones staying away from voluntary workouts and the mandatory minicamp while waiting for an adjustment to his contract, his peers have noticed. Bengals wideout A.J. Green was stopped by a TMZ cameraman, and said he supported Jones. “(He’s) got [more]

Report: Terry McAulay headed to NBC - 2018-06-22T18:23:43+00:00
So why is Terry McAulay abruptly retiring from his gig as an NFL referee? According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, McAulay will become the rules analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Asked by PFT — which falls under the NBC umbrella — for comment, NBC declined. (As I’ve said time and again, they only wake [more]

Orleans Darkwa cleared after leg surgery - 2018-06-22T17:54:25+00:00
Running back Orleans Darkwa remains a free agent after leading the Giants rushing last season and his attempt to find a job for the 2018 season could get a boost thanks to some positive medical news. Darkwa had surgery in May to remove a plate in his leg and announced on Twitter that he has [more]

Ex-Jaguar Julius Williams gets 90 days in jail for reckless driving after fatal crash - 2018-06-22T17:35:54+00:00
Julius Williams played one season for the Jaguars in 2009. In 2015, he was driving to a Jaguars game as a spectator when he was in a traffic crash that killed the other driver. Today he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for that crash. First Coast News reports that Williams was sentenced to [more]

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