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Report: More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

The NFL allowed coaching staffs to return to the workplace Friday with the approval of state and local authorities. The 49ers coaches weren’t allowed to go back to the team facility because a Santa Clara County mandate remains in place, and the Raiders are in the process of moving to Henderson, Nevada. But more than [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 27: Andy Dalton

The Red Rifle will wear a blue star this season, and he has landed higher than expected in the annual Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown. Andy Dalton comes in at No. 27 on Simms’ list. Yes, No. 27. And for good reason. Just because the team hasn’t been very good in recent years, Dalton [more]

William Jackson: I love it in Cincinnati and would love long-term deal

Bengals cornerback William Jackson played 14 games last season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He aggravated the injury in a Week 16 game against the Dolphins and spent the final game on injured reserve. Jackson, who also missed a Week Seven game against Jacksonville, underwent surgery in January in Houston. “I don’t [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Brian Callahan: It’s been fun working with Joe Burrow

The Bengals hope they landed their long-term answer at quarterback when they drafted Joe Burrow with the first overall pick, but the process of getting him settled into the offense has been less than ideal this offseason. Burrow hasn’t been on the field with his new team because offseason programs are being conducted remotely due [more]

Bengals reopen stadium apparel store

As NFL teams slowly get back to work, that extends beyond the football teams themselves, and to the business operations as well. The latest example comes from Cincinnati, where the Bengals’ Pro Shop at Paul Brown Stadium reopened today. The team apparel store had been closed since March, when most of Ohio shut down. In [more]

Ken Anderson has accepted not getting in to the Hall of Fame

Ken Anderson is often listed among the best quarterbacks not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but if he was ever going to make it, it was probably going to be this year, when an expanded Hall of Fame class was chosen in conjunction with the NFL’s 100th anniversary. Anderson didn’t make it, which [more]

Lou Anarumo: New guys have done well picking up Bengals defense

The Bengals brought in a lot of new players on defense this offseason and they’ve had to integrate those players into their system without the benefit of in-person work. Defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo said the team’s been doing a lot of “pop quizzes” and working on creative ways to keep players mentally engaged during their [more]

Auden Tate, other NFL players help clean up Tampa after protests

NFL players aren’t just speaking out. They’re also helping out. Three NFL players who live in Tampa in the offseason but do not play for the Buccaneers helped cleanup efforts in the city Sunday, a day after looters damaged businesses in a strip mall. Grace Remington of WTSP posted video of Bengals receiver Auden Tate, [more]

Joe Burrow the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Burrow’s odds are listed at +240 at MGM. If Burrow wins the award, it will be the second year in a row that the first overall pick is the Offensive Rookie of the Year; Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray won [more]

Andy Dalton decries “inexcusable and horrific” treatment of George Floyd and others

More and more NFL players are making their voices heard regarding the recent murder of George Floyd and the societal problems it highlights. For the first time, many of those voices are coming from white players — specifically quarterbacks, the leaders in every locker room. “I have a heaviness about everything that has gone on [more]

Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]

Joe Burrow chimes in: “The black community needs our help”

The murder of George Floyd apparently has become a tipping point for plenty of NFL players who are choosing not to stick to sports. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has addressed the situation in a tweet posted earlier in the hour. “The black community needs our help,” Burrow said. “They have been unheard for far too [more]

Jay Gruden confident in Tyler Eifert boosting Jaguars at tight end

New Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert cited Jay Gruden’s presence as the team’s new offensive coordinator as a big reason why he decided to sign with the team this offseason. Gruden also is eager to be paired with Eifert again in Jacksonville as the tight end position is a critical piece of Gruden’s offensive [more]

Bryan Cox reflecting on his continued unemployment

Longtime NFL linebacker and assistant coach Bryan Cox has been unemployed for four years. He’s still not quite sure why, but he said he’s trying to focus on making himself better in case he gets another chance to coach. The 52-year-old Cox told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he’s willing to own his [more]

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