Posted by Josh Alper on August 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Andy Dalton’s contract status was a frequent topic of discussion this offseason before and after he signed a six-year extension with the Bengals earlier this month.
It will also be a topic of discussion when Dalton visits with Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of PFT Live. They’ll talk about the process of reaching a deal, the pressure that comes with receiving such a big extension and Dalton’s feelings about the Bengals offense a few weeks ahead of the start of the regular season.
We’ll then close out the week by finding out what’s on the minds of PFT Planet. Florio will answer questions submitted on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or called into 888-237-5269 during the program.
It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
The Arizona Cardinals will enter the 2014 regular season without Daryl Washington, who was suspended for the season and Karlos Dansby, who left Arizona for Cleveland. Brian Westbrook thinks the defense is going to use their safeties to counter the loss.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT
After seven seasons in Houston, Matt Schaub is taking over the quarterback reigns in Oakland. The Raiders added quite a few players who are either 30 or older, which Brian Westbrook notes is the point where people start to believe players are entering the downside of their career.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT
Marc Trestman’s offense changed the perception of the Chicago Bears as they morphed from a defensive focus team to a borderline offensive juggernaut in 2013. If he can stay relatively healthy in 2014, Matt Forte might just become the best running back in football and Jay Cutler might change the perception of his career.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
The NFL is going to ramp up their suspensions for issues of domestic violence by suspending players for four to six games without pay and a season long suspension for a second offense. Mike Florio doesn’t believe it was a coincidence that this information was leaked right before the Josh Gordon appeal decision was made by the league.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
Tony Romo will see the field when the Cowboys take on the Ravens in their second preseason game of the year and Clarence Hill from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram joins PFT Live to discuss what to expect of Dallas’ passer and which players to keep an eye on on the Ravens’ side of the ball.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Mike Florio answers questions from around the league, including which receiver will be Tom Brady’s go-to guy in New England. Florio breaks down which rookie wideouts will make an impact and if anyone has a chance to take the NFC East from the Eagles.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT
ProFootballTalk: Mike Florio and Russ Thaler break down the latest news from around the NFL, including Tony Romo’s decision to play this Saturday, a trio of Texans returning to practice and exiting practice early after suffering a hamstring injury. Plus, Rex Ryan takes a jab at the Patriots and Mike Pettine.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 13, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT
ProFootballTalk: The PFT crew talks about the expectations for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2014 season. Hines Ward says he would be shocked if the Jaguars don’t start Blake Bortles during Week 1.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 13, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT
Tony Romo announced on Wednesday that he will play this weekend against the Ravens; this will be Romo’s first game back since undergoing back surgery last December. Mike Florio says he doesn’t think Romo is 100% healthy, but that they must balance his health with the fact that he needs to get reps under a new offensive coordinator.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT
ProFootballTalk: Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning joins the program to discuss what he has learned during his 14 year NFL career, how the new emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact will impact his success on the field and his newest commercial featuring his brother Eli. Manning also says how excited he is about Montee Ball and what he can bring to the Broncos this season.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 12, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT
ProFootballTalk: Mike Florio and Russ Thaler provide the latest news from around the NFL, including Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel splitting reps with the first team in their next preseason game, the Seahawks calling accusations against Marshawn Lynch “bogus” and the Bucs showing interest in trading for 49ers G Alex Boone.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 12, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick has been suspended four games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Scandrick says he ingested the banned substance accidentally while on a family trip to Mexico. Mike Florio reports his sources indicate Scandrick meant to take MDMA, which is banned by the league’s substance abuse policy, but that the drug was not pure and contained amphetamines that are categorized as PEDs by the NFL.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 12, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Danny Trevathan suffered a fracture in his left leg that should keep him out 6-8 week, but Trevathan says he expects to return closer to 4-6 weeks. NBCSN medical expert and former NFL trainer, Mike Ryan says surgery is a possibility if Trevathan doesn’t take the rest necessary to rehabilitate the injury.
Posted by NBCSports.com on August 11, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
Mike Florio and Dave Briggs provide the latest news from around the NFL, including Marshawn Lynch being investigated for alleged assault and personal property damage, Linval Joseph getting shot in the leg outside of a nightclub and the latest on Drew Brees‘ strained oblique.