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AFC finalists in Jacksonville get only one guaranteed prime-time game

The league office apparently doesn’t think much of the Jaguars. The AFC finalists, a team that came within a whisker of making it to the Super Bowl, has secured only one guaranteed prime-time game in 2018. It comes in Week 14 on a Thursday night against the Titans in Nashville. The Jaguars also are scheduled [more]

Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit

This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first installment of this year’s season of SNF. The Cowboys and Giants will instead play in Week Two, and the Cowboys circle [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

James White on Tom Brady: He knows what he’s doing

The Patriots continued their offseason work without quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday and his absence was a topic of questions for running back James White when White met with the media. Brady has returned from a trip to Qatar, but didn’t join the Patriots for the first phase of their offseason program, which has touched [more]

Does Tom Brady want a new contract?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently said that, if quarterback Tom Brady‘s contract becomes an issue, the team will deal with it. They soon may have to deal with it. Although the extent to which Brady wants a new deal remains be vague at this point, and possibly a point of variance between what was said [more]

Could another 49ers-Patriots quarterback trade be looming?

Last season, the Patriots and 49ers provided a major surprise with a deal that sent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England to San Francisco. Six months later, could they possibly get together for another quarterback deal? As the draft approaches, there’s a sense that the top four quarterbacks have been whittled to a top three, [more]

James Harrison: No hard feelings toward Steelers

Just before the Steelers released linebacker James Harrison late last season, Harrison said he wouldn’t have returned to the team if he knew he’d be relegated to a deep reserve role and teammates said after his release that Harrison acted like a player who wanted the team to cut him. It made for an acrimonious [more]

Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the Wall [more]

Tom Brady planning summer passing camp with teammates

Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’s playing football in 2018. Maybe he doesn’t need to. Maybe actions send a stronger message than anything he could say. Consider this fact: Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brady already has made arrangements to get together with some of his teammates between the end of [more]

Tom Brady documentary producer has nothing to add

When he was promoting his “Tom vs. Time” documentary, filmmaker Gotham Chopra had plenty to say. Now that there’s a fresh “report” saying definitively that Tom Brady either is or isn’t playing in 2018, not so much. Chopra offered up his non-update via Twitter, and frankly that’s probably appropriate for something that may or may [more]

Report: Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018

Tom Brady has mused many times about playing well into his 40s. But officially, the 40-year-old Brady hasn’t even decided for sure to play past 40. That’s the word from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reports that Brady has not committed to playing the 2018 season. Schefter adds, however, that people close to Brady do [more]

Matthew Slater: Taking away kickoffs would be “tragic”

While discussing his spot on a panel that will discuss possible changes to kickoffs in the NFL, former Bills special teams ace Steve Tasker said he believes the league will ultimately come up with an alternative to a play that’s been linked to a high rate of injuries. The league took a step to curtail [more]

PFT PM takes a look at the Tom Brady situation, and more

So what exactly is going on with the Patriots? Glad you asked. Because I asked plenty of questions on this topic on Monday, while speaking with Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston. What’s the problem between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? What does Brady want? What will happen next? Here’s what will happen next: You’ll [more]

James Harrison to Canton will be a very hard sell

With linebacker James Harrison retiring after 16 NFL seasons, a listener posed this question to the PFT PM podcast on Monday: Is Harrison a Hall of Famer. On the surface, it’s an intriguing question. The 2008 NFL defensive player of the year and the winner of two Super Bowls with the Steelers, Harrison played at [more]

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