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Ryan Pace on letting Cameron Meredith go: We lean on our medical staff

After his two-year deal with the Saints became official, wide receiver Cameron Meredith said he saw no reason why he wouldn’t be able to play at the start of the 2018 season after tearing his ACL and partially tearing his MCL last summer. It seems the Bears aren’t so sure about that. There was word [more]

Monday’s #PFTPM begins draft week with a bang

It’s draft week. The draft is coming. Eventually. Inevitably. Hopefully. To fill the final few days before it all gets started, we’ve got plenty of products. From the content at PFT to PFT Live (the morning radio/TV show) to #PFTPM, a weekday podcast that has captured the affection of the quickly-growing group known as the [more]

Sean Payton: If Chiefs had taken Marshon Lattimore, we would have taken Patrick Mahomes

Saints coach Sean Payton recently peeled the curtain back with his thoughts on the 2018 quarterback class. On Monday, he gave a candid assessment of last year’s quarterback class. Payton told Dan Patrick that, if cornerback Marshon Lattimore had been taken at pick No. 10, the Saints would have taken quarterback Patrick Mahomes at pick [more]

Saints won’t match Ravens offer to Willie Snead

Wide receiver Willie Snead reported to Saints workouts last week without signing his restricted free agent tender, but he won’t be spending the rest of the offseason in New Orleans. Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens late last week and PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Saints will not match [more]

“Wavy” MRI at Combine forces Rasheem Green to show his knee is fine

As the draft approaches, it’s important for all teams to have accurate information about all prospects. Toward that end, former USC defensive end Rasheem Green has provided accurate information about his health to all teams. Specifically, about his left knee. Green suffered a torn ACL in the left knee during high school. He had reconstructive [more]

Luke McCown announces retirement

The NFL is down to one McCown brother. In a letter posted to agent Mike McCartney’s Twitter account on Friday, Luke McCown announced his retirement as an active player. McCown thanked family, friends, coaches and teammates and called it “bittersweet” to step away from a sport he’s played since the second grade. McCown was out [more]

Ravens sign Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to offer sheet

The Ravens aren’t finished trying to rebuild their receiving corps. According to multiple reports, which PFT has confirmed, the Ravens have signed Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million. The Saints have five days to match it, though it seems unlikely they would. The Saints signed [more]

Leighton Vander Esch had a busy pre-draft travel schedule

Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is a man in demand as the draft approaches. Vander Esch made 11 pre-draft visits in 14 days, a fact that he confirmed during a Friday visit to PFT Live. He didn’t remember all of them off the top of his head. Here are the ones he was able [more]

Ten teams get five prime-time games, including the 49ers

NFL schedule-makers apparently were impressed with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers, who won their final five games of last season, will play five times in prime time. The 49ers join the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, Saints, Eagles, Steelers and Seahawks with five prime-time games, according to NFL Research. San Francisco travels to the Packers for [more]

Three teams will play three straight road games in 2018

The NFL released the schedule for the 2018 regular season on Thursday night and three teams found out that they’ll have three straight road games on tap this season. The Rams, Saints and Ravens drew the extended time away from their home stadiums this year. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy notes that is down from seven [more]

Week 17 features Panthers at Saints, Jaguars at Texans, Cowboys at Giants

Every game in Week 17 is a division game for the ninth consecutive year. Last season, three playoff spots and a division title — the NFC South — were decided on the final day of the season. You never know, of course, how things are going to turn out, but of the 16 games during [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]

Report: Washington to play at Dallas on Thanksgiving

Washington will play at Dallas on Thanksgiving, J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. It will mark the third consecutive year Washington has played on Turkey Day. It hosted the Giants last year on Thanksgiving after playing in Dallas in 2016. Since 1970, besides annual hosts Dallas and Detroit, only Chicago from 1979-81 has played [more]

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