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Adam “Pacman” Jones announces his retirement

The NFL career of Adam “Pacman” Jones has come to an end. Jones posted a video to his Instagram account saying that “it’s official that I’m done with the NFL.” Jones was a 2005 first-round pick of the Titans and made an immediate impact as both a cornerback and a returner. He also had a [more]

Broncos sign Noah Fant

Another first-round pick from the 2019 NFL Draft has agreed to his first professional contract. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos and tight end Noah Fant have agreed to a deal. Fant and the other first-round picks sign four-year deals with a team option for a fifth season. Fant caught 78 passes for [more]

Looking at the best NFL homecomings

Juwan Howard is returning to Michigan to coach men’s basketball. Which obviously has nothing to do with the NFL. But which has everything to do with our never-ending quest for ideas for PFT Live drafts. Howard’s Ann Arbor homecoming became the starting point for Thursday’s draft, which looks at the best NFL homecomings. Simms and [more]

Courtland Sutton wants to be a bigger threat in red zone

Bigger wide receivers tend to be viewed as greater threats in the red zone due to their extra size giving them an advantage over smaller defensive backs. Denver Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton should fit that ball. At 6-foot-3 and 216 pounds, Sutton has enough size to be a problem for opposing defenses inside the 20-yard [more]

Which NFL veterans need to be concerned about being released?

The Bucs and veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had a “mutual parting” (i.e., they cut him) on Monday. So which other veteran players need to worry about a similar “mutual parting”? Simms and I devoted Tuesday’s PFT Live draft to the veterans who could end up on the wrong side of a “mutual parting” between [more]

Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby told to pick it up by Vic Fangio

A strong showing in the AAF with the San Antonio Commanders led the Denver Broncos to sign cornerback De’Vante Bausby earlier this offseason after the short-lived league went defunct. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio has familiarity with Bausby as well as he played under Fangio for parts of two seasons in 2015 and 2016 while [more]

Broncos adding Champ Bailey to Ring of Fame

Former NFL cornerback Champ Bailey will enter the Hall of Fame this year. He’ll also enter the Denver Broncos’ Ring of Fame. The team announced on Monday that Bailey will become the 33rd member of the team’s Ring of Fame. “It comes as no surprise that Champ has been voted into the Broncos’ Ring of [more]

Which players had the most memorable post-playing careers?

The notion of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning becoming the G.M. (or similar title) of the Jets inspired Monday’s PFT Live draft. Which NFL player had the most memorable post-playing career? Two caveats applied: No announcers, and no coaches. Other than that, the standard was this: (1) did the play in the NFL?; [more]

What would it take to get Peyton Manning to run the Jets?

Rumor has it that the Jets would like to hire Peyton Manning to run the team’s football operations. It’s unclear whether Manning would be interested. Possibly, there’s something that could make him interested. An offer he couldn’t refuse. So what would it take to get Manning to say “yes” to the Jets? We spent some [more]

Colts sign quarterback Chad Kelly

When quarterback Chad Kelly tried out at the Colts’ rookie minicamp, they decided not to sign him. Now they have. The Colts announced today that they signed Kelly and waived defensive tackle Jordan Thompson to make room for Kelly on the roster. A 2017 seventh-round pick of the Broncos, Kelly has only appeared in one [more]

The 2019 Dirty Dozen

During the season, we post weekly power rankings. In the offseason, we pretty much do whatever. This year, we’ve decided to dispense with ranking all 32 teams and to focus on the teams currently at the bottom of the stack. And even in this time of EVERY TEAM CAN MAKE THE PLAYOFFS! propaganda, the reality [more]

Reports: Broncos, Chris Harris talking about short-term deal

Cornerback Chris Harris‘ bid for a new deal with the Broncos has led to renewed discussions with the team recently and recent reports indicate that a structure for that contract is taking shape. According to multiple reports, the talks have focused on a short-term deal that would get Harris back to work with the team [more]

Brandon Marshall: Raiders really sold me on Vegas

Linebacker Brandon Marshall only signed a one-year deal with the Raiders this offseason, but 2020 was part of the sales pitch that got him to join the club. Marshall grew up in Las Vegas and stayed in Nevada to play college football, which the Raiders used to their advantage when it came time to talk [more]

Shane Ray plans to sign with Ravens

Shane Ray‘s second stop in the NFL will be in Baltimore. Ray plans to sign with the Ravens, pending a physical, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The Broncos drafted Ray with the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, but he was a disappointment and Denver decided to let him walk rather [more]

Shelby Harris aiming for long-term deal in Denver

It took a while for defensive lineman Shelby Harris to find his way in the NFL. Harris was a 2014 seventh-round pick in Oakland, but played eight games while yo-yoing on and off the roster in his first two seasons. He was waived six times overall before landing in Denver on future contract in January [more]

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