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Asked to address open court vs. arbitration, Roger Goodell masterfully deflected

Commissioner Roger Goodell infrequently sits for one-on-one interviews. But he conducts at least five press conferences per year.Press conferences, from the perspective of the person giving the press conference, are safer. You’re asked a question, you answer it, and then it moves on to the next reporter, who asks the next question. While it can [more]

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler skips national anthem over Uvalde shooting

Six years ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand for the national anthem, in to bring awareness to police violence against Black and Brown citizens. Now, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler is making a similar gesture, sparked by exasperation over the nation’s collective failure to protect children in school from [more]

New Steeler Miles Boykin admits he hated Pittsburgh while he was with Baltimore

After three seasons in Baltimore, wide receiver Miles Boykin was waived by the Ravens and claimed by the Steelers this offseason. Meaning he went from one side of a fierce rivalry to the other.And Boykin admits that he used to hate Pittsburgh, not only because of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry, but also because he expected the [more]

Steelers hire Sheldon White, promote Dan Colbert, announce Andy Weidl as assistant G.M.

The Steelers announced the hirings of Andy Weidl and Sheldon White on Friday, along with the promotion of Dan Colbert.Weidl was one of six finalists for the Steelers’ General Manager job that went to Omar Khan. He has joined Khan as assistant General Manager.Weidl, a Pittsburgh native, began his career in the NFL with the [more]

Brandon Hunt leaving Steelers for Eagles

After the Steelers hired Omar Khan as their new General Manager, it seemed likely the other internal candidate for the job would leave. Indeed, Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt is joining the Eagles, Geoff Mosher of insidethebirds.com reports.Hunt’s “high-ranking” role on Howie Roseman’s staff is unclear.The Eagles lost vice president of player personnel Andy [more]

Marcus Mariota eager to return to starting role but vows to help Desmond Ridder

Marcus Mariota‘s last start came on Oct. 13, 2019, when he was still with the Titans. He has thrown only 31 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown and an interception since.Mariota signed with the Falcons for a chance to start again. Then, the Falcons used a third-round draft choice to select Desmond Ridder.“For me [more]

Report: No deal imminent for Colin Kaepernick, Raiders

The Colin Kaepernick workout with the Raiders, by all indications, went well. However, it doesn’t mean the Raiders will be adding him to the team any time soon.Via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, no deal is imminent.Per multiple reports, Kaepernick’s arm strength and conditioning were impressive. That should surprise no one. He’s been working out constantly [more]

Lamar Jackson downplays absence from OTAs

On the question of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s absence from OTAs, coach John Harbaugh said as to Jackson, “It’s up to him to speak for himself.”He has. Sort of.Reacting to a snippet from our recent discussion of the situation on PFT Live, during which Chris Simms made the case that if Jackson aspires to be [more]

Chargers sign Zion Johnson

Zion Johnson took care of signing his first NFL contract before Memorial Day weekend.The Chargers announced that they have signed the first-round pick on Friday. It’s a four-year deal for Johnson.Johnson opened his collegiate time at Davidson, but transferred to Boston College for his last three years in school. He started at left tackle and [more]

Mat and Justin Ishbia are bidding for Broncos

Of the five non-finalist finalists to purchase the Denver Broncos, three groups previously were known. Two were not.One of the previously unknown groups is led by Mat and Justin Ishbia, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com.Mat Ishbia was a member of the 2000 Michigan State basketball team that won a national title.A five-foot, 10-inch point [more]

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