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Cordarrelle Patterson brings versatility to New England

On Saturday, Patriots special-teams standout Matthew Slater visited the Steelers. On Sunday, the Patriots traded for receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. It feels, on the surface, like a farewell to Slater. And for as versatile as Slater has been on special teams, Patterson’s Swiss Army knife skills spill over to offense. Patterson, who found a niche as [more]

Report: Vikings-Eagles will open the 2018 NFL season

The NFL schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the first game has reportedly been decided. The Vikings will visit Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the annual Thursday night opener in the Super Bowl champion’s host stadium, according to longtime Philadelphia media member Howard Eskin. Philadelphia’s slate of home opponents in 2018 is a [more]

Jeremiah Sirles visiting the Panthers today

The Panthers struck out on their attempt to fill a big hole when their deal with cornerback Bashaud Breeland fell through, but they’re continuing to work on other things. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Vikings guard Jermiah Sirles is visiting the Panthers today. The 26-year-old Sirles wasn’t tendered as a restricted [more]

Denver never made Kirk Cousins an offer

After the dust settled on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, his agent listed the teams that swung a sledgehammer. The Broncos weren’t one of them. That’s the story as told by Mike McCartney to Peter King of McCartney ran, as a practical matter, a silent auction for Cousins, with no guarantee that any offer made [more]

Jets announce signing of Teddy Bridgewater

Five days after it was first reported, the Jets made it official: They’ve signed Teddy Bridgewater. The Jets announced that Bridgewater is now the fifth quarterback on their roster, joining Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and Joel Stave. Given that the Jets traded up to the third overall pick with the intention of drafting [more]

Jets have yet to announce Teddy Bridgewater deal

There’s a chance Teddy and the Jets will never actually become a thing. As MDS pointed out this morning during the morning PFT staff meeting (actually, we don’t have meetings; we just email and text whenever), the Jets have not yet announced the signing of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. They have, however, announced the signings of [more]

Playing indoors was a big factor for Kirk Cousins

New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had 84 million reasons, and more, for choosing to continue his career in Minnesota. While the weather probably wasn’t one of them, avoiding the weather was. Appearing on Friday’s PFT Live, Cousins was asked about the impact of playing in an enclosed stadium on his decision. “That point that you’re [more]

Vikings cut receiver Jarius Wright

With two new, high-priced players signed by the Vikings, something had to give. And give it did with the decision to release veteran slot receiver Jarius Wright. Wright, who has survived seemingly annual efforts to render him moot by stepping up at the right time with big catches on third down, was cut within the [more]

Latavius Murray trades 2018 cash for 2019 freedom

Running back Latavius Murray will be paid less this year. Next year, he could be paid more. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Murray agreed to reduce his $5.15 million base salary this year. The specific amount of his new base salary is not yet known. In return, his base salary is now [more]

Vikings work out revised deal with Latavius Murray

The Vikings have tied up plenty of cash and cap space this week on a new quarterback and a new defensive tackle. Along the way, they freed up cap space via one of the free-agent contracts signed a year ago. Via Courtney Cronin of, the Vikings restructured the contract of running back Latavius Murray. [more]

Sheldon Richardson to Vikings on a one-year deal

The Vikings just made another big purchase. This time, literally. The Vikings have announced that they have agreed to a one-year deal with former Jets and Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. The one-year deal’s an interesting one, as Richardson may not have found the kind of long-term love he was seeking. But with a short-term deal [more]

Tom Johnson visiting Seattle on Monday

As several teams continue to wait for Sheldon Richardson‘s decision, the Seahawks apparently have started working on Plan B just in case. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson will visit Seattle on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Johnson, 33, started 15 games for the Vikings in 2017 and made 32 tackles and two sacks. He [more]

Sam Bradford confident in knee, says it “feels good”

Sam Bradford passed his physical, making his deal with the Cardinals official. Despite his history of knee problems, which kept him out of most of last season, Bradford is confident he will return healthy. “My knee feels good,” Bradford told Darren Urban of the team website. “I went through some struggles last year with it, [more]

Kirk Cousins: “It came down to my desire to win”

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins wants to win a Super Bowl, and he thinks he’s in the right place to do so. Cousins said this morning on PFT Live that he had “a long list of reasons” to choose Minnesota over the other places he could have played, but the major reason was that he saw [more]

Kyle Shanahan on addition of Jerick McKinnon: “He’s an issue for teams”

The San Francisco 49ers paid a premium to get running back Jerick McKinnon under contract, but head coach Kyle Shanahan is extremely excited about the various ways he can deploy McKinnon in the 49ers’ offense. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Shanahan was effusive in his praise of the latest weapon added to [more]

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