An NFL arbitrator has decided that Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end and thus will receive a lower franchise tag number than he would of if he was ruled a wide receiver. Mike Florio discusses what Graham may do in the immediate future.
The ProFootballTalk crew discusses what Sam Bradford has to do in order to actually have a successful season. Ross Tucker notes that Bradford has to stay healthy this season.
Twice retired, Rolando McClain is now back in the NFL, this time with the Cowboys who received the linebacker and a seventh round pick in exchange for a sixth rounder to the Ravens. “You can say there is nothing to lose,” Mike Florio says. “But to bring McClain out of twice retirement, it shows how desperate the Cowboys truly are…”
Mike Florio answers fan calls and tweets about multiple topics from around the NFL including the idea that Johnny Manziel is jeopardizing his opportunity to be the starting quarterback in Cleveland with his off the field activities.
Raiders insider Scott Bair joins Mike Florio to talk about the expectations for the Oakland Raiders after a disappointing 4-12 season in 2013. Bair discusses the competition at QB between Matt Schaub and Derek Carr and the possibility of getting a new stadium in the near future.
The PFT guys run through the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including Cowboys QB Tony Romo giving up golf to protect his back, the NFL banning the use of “non-standard/overbuilt face masks,” Steelers CB Ike Taylor saying that he is “still pissed” about being forced into a $4.25M pay cut and more.
The guys of PFT discuss Aldon Smith not facing charges for a fake bomb threat incident back in April. However, Smith is still facing sentences from four felony gun charges. Mike Florio discusses how Tuesday’s news factors in to any NFL disciplinary scenario.
Mike Florio discusses Tony Romo giving up golf to help preserve his back. Florio says that if Romo is not golfing because he is worried about further injury to his back, what will happen when the QB is out on the football field trying to avoid getting hit and actually getting hit?
The ongoing saga of “party boy” Johnny Manziel continues. This chapter features Manziel pictured on Instagram hanging out with Justin Bieber. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio discusses how the off-field distractions will impact what Johnny Maziel gets paid to do: play football.
The NFL continues its assault on modified facemasks, this time forcing players to obtain a doctor’s note if they want to sport anything besides the standard mask. Mike Florio says the NFL allegedly is doing this to keep players from feeling invincible behind the facemask and thus limit the frequency of helmet-first collisions.
The PFT crew discusses over/under possibilities for the talented Denver Broncos squad.
Eagles’ tackle Lane Johnson may be suspended for four games due to PED use. Mike Florio delves into what the ramifications would be for Philly if he lost the case.
Under the team’s new coaching staff, Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III is now allowed to call audibles when he sees fit. Former NFL players Ross Tucker and Brian Mitchell discuss how important this decision is when it comes to running a successful offense.
PFT Live: Over the weekend, the Dallas Police Department falsely tweeted they had arrested Aqib Talib, when they actually arrested his brother, Yaqub.. Mike Florio expounds upon the absurdity of this error by the Dallas P.D., and wonders if the football-playing Talib will take legal action.
Mike Florio is joined by Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly to discuss the latest news out of the Eagles’ camp, including the team’s maturation during year two of Chip Kelly’s reign. Mosher says the Eagles have a chance to be a better team this year, but may finish with a worse record than last year because of the team’s improving around them.