Results matching “nfl draft”

Alex Smith hopeful Dwayne Haskins can eliminate distractions

If Dwayne Haskins is going to become a successful NFL quarterback, Alex Smith says he needs to eliminate the distractions keeping him from reaching his potential on the field. In an interview with Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, Smith said his former Washington teammate is “crazy talented” but needed to cut out [more]

Justin Britt among free agents to visit Chiefs

The Chiefs hosted three free agents Thursday, according to the NFL’s transactions report. Defensive back Rodney Clemons, offensive lineman Darryl Williams and offensive lineman Justin Britt visited the team facility. The Seahawks made Britt a second-round choice in 2014. He played 87 games, with 86 starts, in six seasons with Seattle. He did not play [more]

Report: Martin Mayhew will be WFT G.M.

Marty Hurney is the new G.M. in Washington. Unless he isn’t. NFL Media initially reported that Hurney will be the new G.M. in Washington. Now, NFL Media reports that Martin Mayhew will be the new G.M. in Washington. Hurney is still joining the team, and he’ll have a top role in the organization. However, it’s [more]

Chargers coach Brandon Staley eager to build an offense for Justin Herbert

New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley says he’s eager to build an offense that revolves around quarterback Justin Herbert. “My vision for the offense really fits Justin and what he can do well,” Staley said. “Creating a system for Justin and uniquely shaping it for his skill set, because he is unlike anybody in the [more]

Former Packers G.M. Ted Thompson passes at 68

Former Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has died. He was 68. Thompson became the G.M. in 2005, and he remained in that role through 2017. His initial first-round pick, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, continues to be one of the very best players in all of football and the presumptive 2020 NFL MVP. The Packers won Super [more]

Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer?

Philip Rivers has retired from the NFL. In five years, the man who finishes fifth on the all-time passing yardage and touchdowns list will be considered for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Will he make it? On the first try, probably not. He didn’t play in a Super Bowl, unlike the other two quarterbacks [more]

Alabama center Landon Dickerson declares for NFL Draft

First-team All-American center Landon Dickerson has declared for the NFL Draft after winning a National Championship earlier this month at the University of Alabama. “I have decided to continue chasing my dreams of being a professional athlete,” Dickerson wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account. “It has been a lifelong dream that I [more]

Sean McDermott on trading Patrick Mahomes pick: Both teams fared awfully well

The Bills had the No. 10 pick in the 2017 draft, but they opted to trade it to the Chiefs in exchange for the No. 27 pick, a third-round pick, and a 2018 first-round pick. Patrick Mahomes became the 10th pick and trading away a pick that turned into a player who has won MVP [more]

Barriers at the entry level make it harder for minority candidates to fill the pipeline

Last year, the NFL created an incentive for developing minority coaches and executives into head coach and General Managers. Regardless of whether the incentive helps or hurts (reasonable minds differ on this point), the rule awarding draft picks to teams who lose minority assistant coaches or executives to major jobs elsewhere necessarily applies to people [more]

Report: Lions to hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Dan Campbell is bringing Aaron Glenn with him to Detroit. Campbell, the new Lions head coach, will hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Glenn and Campbell have worked together on the Saints’ staff for the last five years. The 48-year-old Glenn was a first-round draft pick of the [more]

Falcons announce hiring of G.M. Terry Fontenot

The Atlanta Falcons have officially hired General Manager Terry Fontenot. Fontenot had emerged as the favorite and his hiring was announced this morning. He’ll work with new head coach Arthur Smith as the Falcons attempt to rebuild after a disappointing end to the tenures of former G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn. “When [more]

Former Rams, Bears running back Jon Arnett dies at 85

Jon Arnett, a five-time Pro Bowl selection during a 10-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears, died of heart failure on Saturday at the age of 85, according to the Associated Press. A standout running back at USC, Arnett was the second overall pick of the 1957 NFL Draft by the hometown [more]

Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis declares for NFL draft

Ohio State right guard Wyatt Davis is leaving to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Davis announced on social media Monday that he was forgoing his final season of eligibility. “After months of uncertainty this past summer, I made the decision to opt back in for the opportunity to suit back up with my Ohio State [more]

Chris Olave will return to Ohio State

Quarterback Justin Fields is heading into the NFL, but one of his top receivers will be returning to Ohio State for another season. Wide receiver Chris Olave announced his decision to stay in Columbus for another year on Monday afternoon. Olave led the Buckeyes with 50 catches, 729 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns this season. [more]

Justin Fields declares for NFL Draft

There wasn’t much mystery surrounding Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ plan for 2021 and the little bit that did exist was wiped away on Monday. Fields announced that he will be leaving the Buckeyes and entering the NFL Draft. Fields began his college time at Georgia and transferred to Ohio State ahead of the 2019 [more]