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Ryan Leaf sees bust potential in Baker Mayfield

Twenty years after Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf became the first and second overall picks in the draft, one player is largely silent — and the other keeps on talking. But the one who many would say should be talking isn’t, and the one who many would say shouldn’t be talking is. Leaf, who deserves [more]

Chargers waive Kenneth Farrow, Nick Rose

The Chargers announced they waived running back Kenneth Farrow and kicker Nick Rose on Friday. Farrow signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He made the Chargers’ 53-player roster and played in 13 games with two starts as a rookie, gaining 192 yards on 60 carries. He also added 13 receptions [more]

OBJ won’t be off the market until he signs a long-term deal

Plenty of questions still linger regarding whether the Giants will trade receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Some think he’ll be traded. Some think we won’t be traded. (Some think both.) Here’s what I think. (I think there’s a chance some of you may not care what I think.) Unless and until the Giants and Beckham reach [more]

Which offenses will be the best in 2018?

Cardinals running back David Johnson recently claimed that his team’s offense will be the best in the NFL, if quarterback Sam Bradford is healthy. Some may disagree, primarily because the chances of Bradford flinging pigskins for 16 games is even lower than the pigs from which the skins come sprouting wings and flying. So which [more]

Bills host Tenny Palepoi on free agent visit

The Bills hosted Tenny Palepoi on a free agent visit Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The defensive tackle played 44 games with no starts in four seasons with the Chargers. He made 53 tackles and a sack. The Bills signed defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to a five-year, $50 million deal, and Palepoi would add [more]

Rugby player Jordan Mailata visiting with five teams this week

After an impressive workout in front of scouts in Florida at the end of March, rugby player Jordan Mailata is now visiting with a handful of NFL teams as the draft approaches. The 21-year old Australian National Rugby League player has five visits set up this week, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com. After visiting [more]

Mason Rudolph has busy pre-draft schedule

Most conversations about quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft generally cover the first four, and then Lamar Jackson, and then the rest. But Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph could have something to say about that conventional wisdom, based on his travel schedule. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Rudolph has a busy slate of visits [more]

49ers sign Korey Toomer

The 49ers announced they have signed linebacker Korey Toomer to a one-year deal. “We’re excited to add a talented player like Korey to our defensive unit,” 49ers General Manager John Lynch said, via quotes distributed by the team. “Korey is a good fit for the ‘stack linebacker’ position in our scheme, and he provides our [more]

Will Giants keep OBJ?

With the Rams trading for a receiver other than Odell Beckham Jr., the question becomes whether the Giants will trade Beckham elsewhere. The comments from new offensive coordinator Mike Shula suggest that they’ll move forward with this “vital part” of their offense. But the obvious remarks from Shula don’t really mean anything when it comes [more]

Chargers doing quarterback homework, again

Twelve years after the Chargers drafted Philip Rivers in the first round with Drew Brees on the roster, they’re once again exploring the possibility of drafting a first-round quarterback with Rivers on the roster. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Chargers once again are exploring top-shelf incoming quarterbacks, meeting with or privately working out [more]

Rams embrace business realities of L.A.

The so-called Fight for L.A. could end up being a second-round TKO. The Rams and Chargers share the Los Angeles market. Soon, they’ll share a stadium. As a result, the competition for fans (and the dollars they carry around in their pockets) is real, no matter how much either team may try to downplay it. [more]

Does Cooks deal slam door on Beckham trade?

Unless the Rams are hoping for the offensive equivalent of Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh, the trade for receiver Brandin Cooks likely means that they won’t be trading for Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The question now becomes whether anyone else will. Reports and speculation have surfaced that other teams could be or should be interested. [more]

49ers bringing in linebacker Korey Toomer for a visit

We’ve reached the filling in the blanks phase of free agency, and the 49ers are still thinking about a few additions before the draft. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are bringing Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer in for a visit. Toomer has been with the Chargers the last two seasons, starting [more]

Report: Jaguars work out Kellen Clemens, Austin Davis

The Jaguars have only two quarterbacks on the roster, and starter Blake Bortles is recovering from wrist surgery. Thus, Jacksonville needs another arm to go with Bortles and Cody Kessler. Jacksonville worked out veteran quarterbacks Kellen Clemens and Austin Davis, Field Yates on ESPN reports. Clemens spent the past four seasons with the Chargers. In [more]

Full offseason schedules released for all 32 teams

The Bears and Cardinals will be the first two teams to open offseason programs on Tuesday, but all 32 teams will be underway over the next few weeks as the offseason calendar moves on. All teams will have two weeks of strength and conditioning work to kick things off before a second phase of work [more]

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