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NFL gradually has softened its hard-line approach to player discipline

A wise man has said, “Once is an accident, twice is a trend. Four, five, or six times is a clear indication of a strategic shift in overall policy.” (I may have added the last part.) It has become more and more clear and obvious over the past year or so that the NFL, reeling [more]

Joe Flacco: John Elway is the man in Denver, but hopefully I have a place

John Elway is “the man” in Denver, and every quarterback who has come since him, aside from maybe Peyton Manning, has played in his shadow. Joe Flacco grew up watching Elway win two Super Bowls for the Broncos, including a Super Bowl MVP performance. Flacco has a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP award [more]

Marquise Brown among Ravens rookies on non-football injury list

The Ravens’ first-round draft pick isn’t ready to go just yet. Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown has been placed on the Ravens’ on the non-football injury list to start camp. Brown had Lisfranc surgery in February (Brown actually did suffer the foot injury playing football, but the non-football injury list also encompasses players who came [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Ravens sign third-round pick Miles Boykin

The Ravens made sure they won’t have any unsigned draft picks to deal with as training camp gets underway. Rookies reported to camp in Baltimore on Wednesday and the team announced that third-round pick Miles Boykin has signed a four-year deal with the team. Boykin was the final member of the team’s eight-player class to [more]

Alex Collins broke his leg two weeks ago, underwent surgery

The Ravens waived running back Alex Collins only hours after his March arrest. He has remained a free agent since but hoped to find a new home after his trial on drug and gun charges. That likely won’t happen for a few weeks. Collins announced on Instagram that he recently broke his leg and underwent [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Cowboys still own Rolando McClain’s rights

Rolando McClain has retired three times and currently is serving his third NFL suspension. The former linebacker hasn’t played since 2015. But McClain says he wants to come back . . . again. First, the NFL would have to reinstate McClain, who received an indefinite suspension on Dec. 2, 2016. Then, McClain would have to [more]

Matthew Judon: We can be legendary on defense

The Ravens have put strong defenses on the field for most of the last two decades, but the departure of players like C.J. Mosley, Za'Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs have raised some questions about whether this year’s edition will continue that tradition. While there are areas of strength, linebacker Matthew Judon acknowledges that the pass [more]

Kamalei Correa excited for second season with Titans

Titans outside linebacker Kamalei Correa had less than two weeks to get used to a new team before regular season games got underway last September after being traded to Tennessee by the Baltimore Ravens. Now with a full year under his belt, Correa is excited for his second season with the Titans. “I love it [more]

Tony Romo favored to repeat in American Century Championship

Tony Romo hasn’t made a PGA Tour cut, but the fact that he has played in two PGA Tour events this year makes him the favorite to repeat in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this week. Caesars Sportsbook lists Romo with 5-2 odds with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder at [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 20: Can the young QBs in the AFC East compete with the Patriots?

On the second night of the 2019 draft, the planets fully aligned in a way that likely guarantees yet another New England division title (11th straight) and/or AFC title-game berth (ninth straight), at least for one more year. The other three contenders in the AFC East, none of which have done much contending in recent [more]

Arrest made in shooting of Anthony Wright

The man suspected of shooting former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright has been arrested. According to WCNC in Charlotte, William Hooker Jr. has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police claim that Hooker and Wright, who is dating Hooker’s ex-girlfriend, got into an argument, leading to the shooting. [more]

Johnathan Joseph expects more U.K. talent to make way to NFL

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph believes the NFL will begin seeing an increased pipeline of talent coming from the United Kingdom in the near future. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Joseph, who has spent the week in the U.K. to promote the NFL’s games there this season, believes that there is plenty [more]

Steve McNair died 10 years ago today

Ten years ago today, a slow Fourth of July for sports news suddenly changed. News emerged that former Titans and Ravens quarterback Steve McNair had died, that he had been killed. McNair supposedly was shot execution-style by a 20-year-old woman who had never owned a gun until a few days earlier. The shocking events sparked [more]

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