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“Edelman-to-Detroit” April 1 prank fooled some high-profile media members

Julian Edelman has not signed a contract with the Lions. Despite what you may have heard. On April 1, Bill Simmons went on Colin Cowherd’s show, and both Simmons and Cowherd talked about an Edelman-to-Detroit “report” that was actually an April Fools’ Day prank. “Even Edelman, it seems like he might be heading to Detroit. [more]

Chiefs have yet to make an offer to Chris Jones

Before Friday, the Chiefs had $177 in cap space. Not $177,000. $177. So it’s little surprise, as reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL, that the Chiefs have yet to make an offer to franchise-tagged defensive lineman Chris Jones. Cap space or not, there’s no reason to make an offer now. If the Chiefs were [more]

Could Bill Belichick and Cam Newton coexist?

Cam Newton has faced Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton has beaten Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton is a free agent. But Bill Belichick has shown no inclination to adopt the manta, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Scott Pioli, who won three Super Bowl rings setting the personnel table for Belichick in New England, [more]

Shaq Lawson: I’m bringing a lot of juice to Miami

The Dolphins moved quickly in free agency to secure players who can boost their defense and defensive end Shaq Lawson was one of the first ones to agree to a deal. Lawson was a 2016 first-round pick in Buffalo, but the Bills opted not to pick up their option on his contract for the 2020 [more]

Derek Wolfe: Ravens can “for sure” have best DL in league

Derek Wolfe wasn’t the Ravens’ first choice as a free agent addition to their defensive line, but they turned his way after a deal with Michael Brockers fell through. Wolfe doesn’t think that change is going to have a negative impact on the performance of the unit. They’ve also added Calais Campbell in a trade [more]

Nick Vannett sounds ready to forget last season in Seattle and Pittsburgh

The best thing about 2020 for Nick Vannett is it’s not 2019. The tight end began his fourth season with the Seahawks, who traded him to the Steelers. He ended up with 17 catches for 166 yards and few good memories. Vannett signed a two-year deal with the Broncos in free agency. “I always felt [more]

Josh Allen: I understand how big of a year this is

Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie declared earlier this week that it’s Buffalo’s time “to take over” the AFC East. It’s one thing for Isaiah McKenzie to say it. It’s quite another for Josh Allen to say it. And the Bills starting quarterback didn’t say it in a conference call with beat reporters Friday. Allen carefully worded [more]

New Orleans may lose Super Bowl LVIII, gain Super Bowl LIX

The combination of the expanded regular season and the ever-shifting dates for Easter and all related dates of interest could cause New Orleans to lose Super Bowl LVIII. Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily reports that the confluence of a 17-game season and the dates for Easter and in turn Ash Wednesday and in turn [more]

Chiefs agree to terms on a one-year deal with Ricky Seals-Jones

The Chiefs have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. Seals-Jones, 25, spent last season with Cleveland. He played 14 games with three starts, catching 14 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns. Seals-Jones saw action on 243 offensive snaps and 49 on special [more]

Zac Taylor: We feel very confident with whoever we decide to take No. 1

The Bengals’ original pre-draft itinerary had coach Zac Taylor and director of player personnel Duke Tobin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Friday. Instead, Taylor spent the day in a spare room upstairs in his Cincinnati home, making phone calls and watching film. All indications are the Bengals will select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the [more]

Chris Godwin: I think No. 14 looks sweet

If it was anybody else other than the greatest player of all time asking, it’s unlikely Chris Godwin would have given up No. 12. But when it’s Tom Brady asking. . . “Yeah, for me, I’ve worn No. 12 since I was in high school,” Godwin said in an interview with Albert Breer of Sports [more]

Dion Lewis: Playing with Derrick Henry will help me help Saquon Barkley

Dion Lewis was out of work for a little more than a week after being released by the Titans last month and his new job looks like it will be pretty similar to his old one. Lewis played a complementary role behind Derrick Henry in Tennessee and he’s going to be teamed with another workhorse [more]

Justin Reid pushing for Texans to sign his brother, Eric

Texans safety Justin Reid has never played on the same team with his older brother, free agent safety Eric. In 2019, for the first time, the brothers competed against each other when the Panthers beat the Texans 16-10. The Panthers released Eric Reid last month, and Justin Reid has pushed for the Texans to sign [more]

Bill O’Brien: DeAndre Hopkins trade was in best interest of our team

By almost anyone’s analysis, the Texans did not get enough in the trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals. David Johnson, a 2020 second-round choice and a 2021 fourth-round choice in return for Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round choice seems lopsided in the Cardinals’ favor. So why did the Texans make it? Texans General Manager/coach [more]

Robby Anderson: Matt Rhule, Teddy Bridgewater made me want to be a Panther

Robby Anderson said it was false that the Jets offered him a bigger contract than the two-year, $20 million contract he agreed to sign with the Panthers last month, but the wide receiver’s explanation of what led him to Carolina made it sound like he might have gone that route under any circumstances. Anderson played [more]

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