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Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Texans deny Broncos’ request to interview Wes Welker

The Broncos requested permission to interview Wes Welker for their then-vacant wide receivers coaching position, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News. The Texans denied the request despite it being a promotion for Welker. Welker currently serves as an offensive assistant. The Texans hired the former NFL wide receiver a year ago, with Welker having a relationship [more]

J.J. Watt named Walter Payton Man of the Year

J.J. Watt did incredible work for his Houston community in 2017, and the NFL has recognized him as its Walter Payton Man of the Year. Watt, whose efforts raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, received the honor tonight. The Man of the Year Award goes to players who have shown excellence on [more]

Lawsuit filed against Texans alleging team failed to properly investigate sexual harassment complaints

The Houston Texans released a statement Friday evening in response to a lawsuit filed against the franchise over failure to properly investigate sexual harassment complaints. According to KHOU.com, Kristen Grimes is suing for negligence, civil assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. The lawsuit is directed at the alleged actions of Jason Lowrey, the [more]

J.J. Watt can’t wait for next season

This time last year, J.J. Watt was saying the same thing he is saying this year: He can’t wait for next season. The Texans defensive end has not played a full season since 2015. He played three games in 2016 before more back surgery and five games in 2017 before surgery to repair a tibial [more]

Panthers add Martin Mayhew to G.M. interview list

The Panthers are still expected to make interim General Manager Marty Hurney’s title one word shorter. But they’re adding to the list of interviews for the permanent job. The Panthers are interviewing Bills executive Lake Dawson today, and have added former Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew to their list of candidates, a league source confirmed to [more]

Get to know Deshaun Watson

He would have been the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year — and possibly the league’s MVP — but for an ACL tear suffered midway through the season. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson nevertheless showed enough to prove that he’s the future of the NFL. Which is a very good thing for the league, since plenty [more]

NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference in Minneapolis on Thursday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice [more]

Jimmy Raye III interviewing for Panthers G.M. job Thursday

The Panthers are interviewing a candidate for their General Manager job on Thursday. The team announced that they will be meeting with Texans vice president of player personnel/assistant G.M. Jimmy Raye III about the position. Raye joined the Texans in 2017 and interviewed for their General Manager position before the team hired Brian Gaine to [more]

Seahawks hire Larry Izzo to help with special teams

A former Patriots special teamer has found a new job. According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, Larry Izzo is being hired as the new assistant special teams coach in Seattle. Izzo won three Super Bowl rings as a member of the Patriots. He spent the last two years as the special teams coach [more]

Wednesday’s PFT PM is bursting at the seams

After Wednesday’s PFT Live ended, the fun began. Four interviews of NFL players filled the balance of the day, including visits with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Broncos linebacker (and Super Bowl 50 MVP) Von Miller, Saints running back Alvin Kamara, and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. All four interviews, in full, have made their way into [more]

Deshaun Watson thinks hit against Seahawks loosened up his ACL

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson saw his season come to an end when he tore his ACL during a practice in November, but he thinks the damage may have started during the previous game. Watson took a shot to the knee from Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark during Houston’s 41-38 loss on October 29 and said [more]

Rooney Rule getting another workout in Carolina

If the NFL really wanted to make a difference in fair hiring practices, the most honest first step might be to rename the Rooney Rule the Rooney Suggestion. Because after the Raiders wiped their feet all over the league’s mandate that minority candidates get chances at leadership positions, a slightly less obvious version of the [more]

Pat O’Hara, Shane Bowen joining Mike Vrabel in Tennessee

Texans assistants Pat O’Hara and Shane Bowen will join Mike Vrabel in Tennessee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Titans hired O’Hara as quarterbacks coach, and Bowen will coach the outside linebackers. O’Hara was an offensive assistant with the Texans, assisting with the quarterbacks. He drew interest from several teams, including interviewing with [more]

Report: Texans will hire John Pagano as linebackers coach

The Texans are hiring John Pagano as a linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Bobby King will continue to coach the team’s inside linebackers. Pagano became the Raiders’ defensive coordinator after Oakland fired Ken Norton Jr. in November. He has spent 22 seasons coaching in the NFL, serving as the Chargers’ defensive [more]

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