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Browns sign QB Brogan Roback

The Browns have added a fourth quarterback to the 90-man roster. The team announced on Monday that they have signed Brogan Roback, who went undrafted this year after wrapping up his time at Eastern Michigan. Roback joins fellow rookie Baker Mayfield in a quarterback group that also includes Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton. Roback started [more]

Chad Pennington advises Baker Mayfield to remember who he is

The Jets and Browns, among others, are breaking in rookie quarterbacks. And it’s a former Jets rookie quarterback who is working with the Browns rookie quarterback. Yes, Chad Pennington — a first-round pick of the Jets in 2000 — is mentoring Baker Mayfield. And Pennington’s primary recommendation is surprisingly simple. “My first piece of advice [more]

Over-unders for rookie QB starts make Lamar Jackson a very good bet

On PFT Live, we recently had some fun with rookie quarterback over-unders. (Stats wouldn’t do well as “the house,” based on some of the numbers he picked). The folks at Bovada recently set the line for games started by the five rookie first-round signal callers in 2018. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily [more]

Saquon Barkley the clear favorite for rookie of the year honors

It remains to be seen whether Giants running back Saquon Barkley compiles a career that catapults him to Canton. For now, though, he’s the obvious choice to emerge from his first season with a key honor: Offensive rookie of the year. Bovada has set the odds for the award, installing Barkley as a 3/2 favorite, [more]

Tim Montgomery expects Josh Gordon to mentor Antonio Callaway

Former Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery has overcome his own demons, which has served him well in his second career of helping troubled athletes. Montgomery works with athletes with substance abuse and other off-field issues at his training facility Never Underestimate My Ability (NUMA) in Gainesville, Florida. He assisted Josh Gordon in getting a second [more]

Mark Ingram’s potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

The bad news is that the Saints apparently won’t have running back Mark Ingram for the first four games of the 2018 season. The good news is that it’s far from the hardest stretch of the team’s schedule. The Saints open with home games against the Bucs and Browns before hitting the road for games [more]

Former Colts first-rounder Anthony Gonzalez wins primary

Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is one step closer to Congress. According to Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gonzalez defeated two other Republican candidates in yesterday’s primary for Ohio’s 16th Congressional district. He garnered 53 percent of the vote to beat Ohio state senator Christina Hagan and physician Michael Grusenmeyer for a slot [more]

Longtime NFL cornerback Dimitri Patterson arrested again

Longtime NFL cornerback Dimitri Patterson has tried giving cops the slip before, but wasn’t successful this time. According to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Patterson was arrested this week after a felony warrant was issued for him in Miami last November. The charges from that warrant were for battery and culpable negligence.He was detained in [more]

Would Browns trade Corey Coleman?

With the return of Josh Gordon and the trade for Jarvis Landry and the drafting of Antonio Callaway, the Browns suddenly have a crowded room at the receiver position. Does that make 2016 first-rounder Corey Coleman the odd man out? Perhaps. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests that the Browns would trade [more]

Browns promote David Jenkins to COO

The Browns made a change to their front office on Monday by promoting David Jenkins to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Jenkins has spent the last 14 years in the organization and was previously the Chief Financial Officer in addition to holding an executive vice president title. “Throughout our time in Northeast Ohio, Dave [more]

Texans perceived chances at making it to the Super Bowl climb

As the pieces begin to fall together in advance of the 2018 season, the fine folks at Bovada (I don’t know them personally, but they seem nice) have put together odds for the various AFC and NFC teams to make it to the Super Bowl. And there’s a surprise lurking at the top of the [more]

Austin Corbett will get a shot to replace Joe Thomas

It’s too soon to know whether Browns second-round tackle Austin Corbett is going to be the man to replace Joe Thomas. But if nothing else, he’s been in the situation to replace a big-name left tackle before. When the 33rd overall pick was beginning his career at Nevada, he was a redshirt during Joel Bitonio‘s [more]

Browns claim punter Justin Vogel, cut quarterback Joel Stave

The Packers decided to move on from punter Justin Vogel, but the Browns want to take a look at him. Cleveland claimed Vogel on waivers today. Vogel was the Packers’ punter last year and had a solid season, with a gross average of 44.4 yards and a net average of 41.6 yards, with 19 punts [more]

Colts claim Randall Telfer off waivers

Tight end Randall Telfer has had an eventful week. He was involved in a trade that sent him from the Browns to the Chiefs last week, but he never actually made it onto the roster in Kansas City. The trade, which would have put linebacker Dadi Nicolas in Cleveland, was rescinded by the teams on [more]

It’s rookie quarterback over/under time

Monday’s PFT Live devoted plenty of time to rookie quarterbacks, given all the recent talk about when the top guys will start and why one of the NFL’s top teams used a third-round pick on a quarterback. In one segment, Simms and I reacted to a variety of over/under prop bets based on the question [more]

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