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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]

49ers-Vikings in Week One battle of highly paid quarterbacks

Two quarterbacks who signed huge contracts this offseason will meet in Week One. Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers will take on Kirk Cousins and his Vikings in Week One, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. That should be a fun matchup of two teams that think they’re going to be in [more]

Report: Eagles will open with Falcons

The Eagles will host the Falcons in the Thursday night season opener, Jeff McLane of philly.com reports. The September 6 game will kickoff at 8:20 p.m. on NBC. The defending Super Bowl champion has had the privilege of beginning the following season with a Thursday home game since 2004. (In 2012, the season opener was [more]

Kirk Cousins to face Jets in Week Seven

Quarterback Kirk Cousins picked the Vikings over the Jets. Cousins will still be seeing the Jets in 2018. The Vikings will face the Jets in Week Seven at 1:00 p.m. ET, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The game will played at MetLife Stadium. It will be Minnesota’s first game against [more]

Brett Favre failed Monday Night Football audition

ESPN wants to bring some sizzle back in Monday Night Football. With future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning not interested, how about another gold jacket-wearing quarterback with the kind of homespun charm that could bring a “turn out the lights” vibe back to the booth? Yes, Brett Favre scored an audition for the role of lead [more]

Nick Easton signs Vikings tender

The Vikings officially have left guard Nick Easton back in the fold for 2018. The team announced on Monday that Easton has signed his restricted free agent tender. He’ll make a bit more than $2.9 million after the Vikings used the second-round tender earlier this offseason. Easton started 12 games for the Vikings last season, [more]

Eric Kendricks gets $15 million in year one of new deal

The new five-year contract given to Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks pays out, on average, $10 million per year. In the first year, however, Kendricks will get a lot more than that. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Kendricks will receive $15 million in the first year of the new deal. Through the second [more]

Vikings extend Eric Kendricks

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks will be staying in Minnesota for years to come. The Vikings announced today that they have agreed to a contract extension with Kendricks, their 2015 second-round draft pick. Kendricks had one year left on his rookie contract, at a salary of $1.1 million. According to multiple reports, Kendricks will make $50 [more]

Brett Favre worries about CTE after “probably thousands” of concussions

Brett Favre was diagnosed with “three or four” concussions during his career, but the Hall of Fame quarterback guesses he had “probably thousands.” Favre, who has become an advocate for concussion research, worries about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after taking the number of hits he took in a 20-year, 302-game NFL career. “As we’re learning [more]

Report: Vikings host Dontae Johnson

The Vikings hosted free agent cornerback Dontae Johnson, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Johnson, 26, also has visited Seattle. The 49ers made Johnson a fourth-round pick in 2014. He spent his first four seasons in San Francisco, making 145 tackles, 21 pass breakups and two interceptions. He started all 16 games last season and 22 [more]

Who are the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL?

With Robert Griffin III joining the Ravens as a backup quarterback, inspiration arrived quickly and easily for Thursday’s PFT Live draft. Who are the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL? The obvious No. 1 pick is the backup who became the Super Bowl LII MVP. And since I always give Simms the first pick in [more]

Tavarres King signs with Vikings

The Vikings added another wide receiver to the roster on Thursday. The team announced that Tavarres King has agreed to a contract with the team. The Vikings also signed Kendall Wright as a free agent last week. King bounced around the league after the Broncos picked him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft [more]

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