The guys of PFT discuss franchise tags, Peyton Manning’s physical, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ new look and more news from around the league.
Erik Kuselias and Mike Florio discuss Colin Kaepernick reportedly wanting $18M per year and how the 49ers will handle negotiations in that regard.
Bills beat reporter Tim Graham previews a dim future for the Buffalo Bills, stating the franchise may be uprooted upon the death of owner Ralph Wilson. Graham says there is a rift in the organization between the old guard and the new younger generation on how to go about rebuilding the franchise.
The Saints applied the franchise tag to Jimmy Graham on Friday and now the fight over whether he is a receiver or tight end is set to begin. While Graham is widely considered a TE, more often than not, he lines up at as a wideout. Mike Florio says this problem has been on the horizon for years, with it first surfacing with guys like Jared Cook and Jermichael Finley.
After a long break, PFT Live is back just in time for the franchise tag deadline.
Teams that want to use the tag have to do so by 4 p.m. ET on Monday, so Mike Florio will spend a good portion of the show telling us what we should expect to happen. We know that the Panthers, Jets and Saints will be using their tags and by the end of the hour you’ll have a good sense of which teams will be joining them.
One player who could be tagged is Bills safety Jairus Byrd, although reports over the weekend indicated that he’d hit the open market. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News will join Florio to share his thoughts about what will go down in Buffalo and whether Byrd will return to the team if he is left untagged this offseason.
It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it live by clicking right here.
The ProFootballTalk crew runs through the latest news from around the NFL, including Bills’ CB Stephon Gilmore mentoring South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, the Cardinals reaching out to free agent LB D’Qwell Jackson, the Seahawks cutting Sidney Rice and Red Bryant and more.
Mike Florio sits down with Ken Whisenhunt to discuss the most important thing he learned during his time as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, the demand on quarterbacks in the NFL, how much patience he will have with Jake Locker, offseason plans for his team and more.
Andrew Luck joins the guys of PFT to discuss the most exciting thing he has done in the offseason, what he remembers about his Combine experience, his second year in the NFL, free agency and more.
Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson talks with Erik Kuselias about his spring training plans with the Texas Rangers and life after winning the Super Bowl.
Cardinals’ general manager Steve Keim joins Mike Florio to discuss the emergence of his team’s defensive identity last season. Keim says he thinks Arizona is two defensive players away from being elite.
The NFL playoffs are likely to expand to 14 teams after the 2015 season. Mike Florio notes that this is the NFL’s alternative plan to the 18 game regular season.
Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen joins Mike Florio to talk about the roster priorities for his team in the offseason. Allen says that he would love to have RB Darren McFadden back, but his injury history can’t be ignored.
Tom Telesco joins Mike Florio to discuss his first season as the general manager of the Chargers. Telesco goes into detail about where he wants to take the franchise next season and beyond.
With the success of Super Bowl 48 in a cold weather area, Art Rooney II now wants the big game to come to Pittsburgh.