Jon Ryan isn’t handing over Seahawks punting duties: “I’m going to make you look really dumb”

Punter Jon Ryan is the only player on the Seahawks’ roster that predates head coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider in Seattle. And while Ryan and Schneider have a close relationship and work out together at the team’s headquarters throughout the season, it didn’t stop Schneider from selecting a punter that could eventually [more]

Tom Brady explains decision to finally accept #DeflateGate punishment

Three years ago, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady scored a major victory in the #DeflateGate case, delaying by a full season his four-game suspension. Two years ago, Brady eventually accepted the punishment. He explained his thinking in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. “Just too much anxiety,” Brady said regarding the decision to drop his appeal, [more]

Former Eagles staffer fired by Chip Kelly gets Super Bowl ring anyway

Carol Cullen served as an executive assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1985 to 2014 before former head coach Chip Kelly decided her position was no longer necessary in his management of the front office. Despite not being a staff member during the Eagles run to their first Super Bowl victory in February, the team [more]

Terrell Owens runs a 4.43 40

He’s about to enter the Hall of Fame, but he wants back in the NFL. And he still has the speed of an NFL player. Via NFL.com, receiver Terrell Owens ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. Yes, it came on a track and not on a field. Sure, it was hand timed. Still, the guy is [more]

Jimmy Johnson under consideration for Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

The Cowboys have 21 members in their Ring of Honor, but Jerry Jones has elected not to add a name to the facade at AT&T Stadium since Darren Woodson in 2015. The former safety stands as the lone inductee over the past six years. The team has several candidates to be next to enter the [more]

Civil rights groups ask NFL to dump new anthem rule

Less than a month ago, the NFL revised its rules to require players to stand for the national anthem, allowing any players who choose not to stand to remain in the locker room. On Monday, multiple national civil rights groups asked the NFL to dump the new rule. “This policy represses peaceful, non-disruptive protest of [more]

Eagles have highest Madden rating, #asexpected

The new Madden game comes out in August and, to little surprise, the new Super Bowl champions to little surprise have the highest rating in the game. Via the Sunday Night Football Twitter account, the Eagles have a 90 rating as a team. That’s six points higher than the Patriots, who come in second at [more]

Jerry Jones trusts Ezekiel Elliott as much as “he trusts himself”

After making headlines much of his first two seasons after the Cowboys made him a first-round pick, Ezekiel Elliott mostly has laid low since his six-game suspension. He did show up in photos on TMZ, along with quarterback Dak Prescott, during a fishing trip to the Keys when the two purchased, um, provocative water guns [more]

Report: Jadeveon Clowney might not get extension before the season

After the Texans signed Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million extension last week, it was presumed Jadeveon Clowney was next in line. The fifth-year linebacker still might be, but it might not be this season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Clowney, the first overall pick in 2014, will make $12.3 million [more]

Eric Ebron turning heads in Indianapolis

Colts tight end Eric Ebron was a draft bust in Detroit, but he might be ready to make his mark in Indianapolis. That’s the word after the Colts wrapped up their offseason workouts, and coach Frank Reich said he loved what he saw of Ebron. “He’s really smart,” Reich said of Ebron, via the Indianapolis [more]

Dolphins sign second-round pick Mike Gesicki

The Dolphins announced they have signed tight end Mike Gesicki, the last of the team’s eight draft picks to agree to terms. Miami made Gesicki the 42nd overall choice. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Penn State, where he caught 129 passes for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns. Gesicki finished his collegiate [more]

Rams waive Larry Rose, Chucky Williams

The Rams waived running back Larry Rose and defensive back Chucky Williams on Monday, via the NFL’s transactions wire. Los Angeles claimed Rose off waivers from Tennessee on May 15. The New Mexico State product signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent and participated in their rookie minicamp. In four college seasons, Rose [more]

Bucs waive Maurice Fleming

The Buccaneers waived defensive back Maurice Fleming with an injury designation Monday. Tampa Bay did not announce a corresponding move. Fleming, who had moved to safety from cornerback this offseason, was hurt early in organized team activities with an undisclosed injury. He originally entered the league as a college free agent from West Virginia, signing [more]

Report: Baker Mayfield not ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor

A year after the Browns thrust then-rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer into a Week One starting role, the Browns appear intent to do the opposite, keeping quarterback Baker Mayfield on ice for as long as possible. If that’s the plan, Mayfield is making it easier to implement. Here’s an assessment of the competition, if there is [more]

Shaquill Griffin making himself at home in Richard Sherman’s old spot

Shaq Griffin had his first pass defensed at his new position, downplaying the idea that there is a transition moving from right corner to the left side. “Oh no, it’s not an issue,” Griffin said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “Just moving over. It’s a little different step for me, but nothing that I can’t [more]

Will Gholston slimmed down after “awful” 2017 season

The Buccaneers made a commitment to defensive end Will Gholston in 2017 by signing him to a five-year, $27.5 million extension, but the 2013 fourth-round pick did little to make that look like a wise decision. Gholston had no sacks and four tackles for loss while playing a prominent role on a defense that struggled [more]

Panthers first-rounder D.J. Moore signs rookie deal

While most of the draft picks around the league signed before their teams’ wrapped up minicamps, there are still a few stragglers. But there’s one less in Carolina. The Panthers announced first-round wide receiver D.J. Moore signed his rookie contract, wrapping up their draft class. Moore, the 24th overall pick, has a chance to make [more]

Which teams have a chance to win the next two Super Bowls?

Inspired by Brooks Koepka winning the last two U.S. Opens, Monday’s PFT Live draft posed this question: Which NFL teams have the best chance to win the next two Super Bowls? Yes, no team has won two Super Bowls in a row since 2003-04. And the Eagles didn’t make the list in large part because [more]

Saints upgrade at nickel corner with the return of Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson has a different role in his second stint in New Orleans. But the Saints signed their former first-round pick to a four-year, $20 million deal because he’s one of the best nickel corners in the game. Nickel cornerbacks formerly were part-time players in a specialized role. Now, they’re a team’s 12th starter. “He’s [more]

Gregg Williams: Players lobbied for Denzel Ward to move up depth chart

Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward made his way up the Browns depth chart to the first team before the end of the offseason program and his more experienced teammates had a hand in his rise. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said before the end of last week’s minicamp that Ward joined 2017 first-round pick Myles Garrett in [more]

Jerry Jones feeling better and better about Dak Prescott, receiving corps

Dak Prescott said the Cowboys plan on “surprising a lot of people” this season. Not surprisingly, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t one of those who will be surprised. Jones said he wakes up every day feeling “better and better” about his third-year quarterback, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys expect to [more]

Falcons said to be “uneasy” with Julio Jones-Terrell Owens relationship

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones skipped the entire offseason program and spent time with a wide receiver famous for letting his contracts get in the way of his relationships with his teams. The Falcons aren’t thrilled about that. Jones has been working out with Terrell Owens, who during his own Hall of Fame career rapidly [more]

Delvin Breaux heading back to CFL

Delvin Breaux made his way to the NFL via Canada once, so he’s going to try it again. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the former Saints cornerback is returning to the CFL to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Breaux was an all-star in the CFL in 2014, leading to his deal [more]

Golden Tate: Kenny Golladay “can be dominant”

Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is headed into the final year of his contract and he’s been open about his desire to work out a new deal that keeps him in Detroit. The Lions have taken a more leisurely approach as they see how all the pieces fit under new head coach Matt Patricia in [more]

Mike McCarthy says Packers will go running back by committee

Don’t expect any one running back to carry the load in Green Bay this season. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the demands of the position are such that running backs Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, and Aaron Jones will all be better off if none of them get too many carries. “The fact of the matter [more]