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Raiders have limited options with Antonio Brown

Regardless of how things got to where they are regarding the Antonio Brown helmet issue (we’ll go through the timeline on Monday’s PFT Live and then I’ll write something up that points out every key development of the past week), the Raiders have drawn their line in the sand: Brown, as G.M. Mike Mayock said [more]

Adam Gase regrets playing Avery Williamson as long as he played

Avery Williamson tore an anterior cruciate ligament on his 30th defensive snap Thursday night. It was at least one snap too many. Jets coach Adam Gase said Sunday that he regrets leaving in Williamson as long as he did. “We had him at a new position compared to what he played in the past,” Gase [more]

Le’Veon Bell won’t play in the preseason

Le'Veon Bell didn’t play at all last year, and he won’t play at all until the start of the regular season. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com, Jets coach Adam Gase said Sunday that the veteran running back would not play in the preseason. The Jets signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal this offseason, [more]

Teddy Bridgewater played despite illness

Fans who paid for tickets to Sunday afternoon’s game in Los Angeles probably were sick after watching mostly backups play. Philip Rivers and Drew Brees were among the stars who watched from the sideline. That left Teddy Bridgewater to start for the Saints. He nearly didn’t and probably shouldn’t have. The Saints backup went 5-for-12 [more]

Chris Clark carted off with air cast

Saints offensive tackle Chris Clark signed last week. He was carted off with an air cast on his right leg Sunday. Clark, 35, was injured with 1:14 left in the first half. He was attempting to block defensive linemen Jerry Tillery, who sacked Taysom Hill before rolling into the back of Clark’s leg. Clark started [more]

Mike Mayock: Time for Antonio Brown to be all in or all out

Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock has had just about enough of Antonio Brown and his helmet. Mayock told reporters today that Brown is not at practice because he’s still angry the NFL won’t let him wear the helmet of his choice, and Mayock left little doubt that it’s beginning to wear on the team that [more]

Josh Gordon lands on NFI in his return to Patriots

Receiver Josh Gordon is back with the Patriots. Sort of. Via multiple reports, Gordon’s addition to the roster has come with his placement on the non-football injury list. He counts toward the 90-man roster, but he has not yet passed a physical and can’t practice. A league source suggested based on coach Bill Belichick’s cryptic [more]

Patriots release Dontrelle Inman

Josh Gordon is back in the Patriots receiving corps and Dontrelle Inman is out. According to multiple reports the Patriots have released Inman two days after the NFL conditionally reinstated Gordon from his indefinite suspension. Inman signed with the Patriots this offseason after spending last season with the Colts. He had three catches for 40 [more]

“Blindside block” in Lions-Texans game creates confusion

The new blindside block rule is telling replay review of pass interference to hold its beer. With multiple questionable, at best, applications of the new procedure for reviewing pass interference calls and non-calls during the 2019 preseason, the new, sweeping banishment of all blindside blocks is creating some confusion. It happened on Saturday, in the [more]

Freddie Kitchens: We need kicker “that can put the ball between the two yellow poles”

The Browns aren’t happy with how their kickers have performed in the preseason. Greg Joseph and Austin Siebert each missed field goals from beyond 50 yards in Saturday’s game against the Colts and head coach Freddie Kitchens said on a Sunday conference call that the Browns “need somebody that can put the ball between the [more]

Teddy Bridgewater starts again for Saints this week

Teddy Bridgewater got the start at quarterback against his old team in the Saints’ first preseason game and he got the start against Drew Brees‘s old team on Sunday. Brees said during the week that joint practices with the Chargers were “more valuable” to him than a preseason game and it appears head coach Sean [more]

Bengals remember Cedric Benson

Even though he was the fourth overall draft pick of the Bears, the late Cedric Benson had his best NFL seasons with the Bengals. The team has issued a pair of statements in the wake of his passing. “Cedric was a fine football player for us,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “He played a principal [more]

Reports: Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies at 36

Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 36. Benson’s life reportedly ended in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night in Austin, when the motorcycle on which he was riding struck a minivan. Benson expired at the scene. A woman who was riding on the [more]

John Elway: Vic Fangio has been “everything I thought he would be”

Broncos G.M. John Elway’s struggles in finding a great quarterback have been rivaled only by his struggles to find a great coach. Elway thinks he has finally found a great coach. “He’s been everything that I thought he would be,” Elway told reporters on Saturday regarding new coach Vic Fangio. “I like his style and [more]

Myles Garrett held out on Saturday because he’s “a little bit banged up”

The Browns didn’t play many of their offensive starters on Saturday night, but they had several defensive regulars in the lineup for the early part of the preseason matchup with the Colts. Defensive end Myles Garrett was an exception. After the game, head coach Freddie Kitchens said that Garrett got a little banged up during [more]

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