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NFLPA sends memo to players recommending they skip in-person workouts

The Broncos became the first group of players to announce they will not participate in voluntary offseason workouts held in-person. Other teams likely follow. But will every team vote to stay away? Will every player on every team stay away? NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and president JC Tretter sent a memo to all players [more]

Broncos players won’t take part in voluntary offseason work

NFL Players Association president JC Tretter said recently that the union will encourage players not to report for voluntary in-person work because the union believes it is not the safest approach and players from one team have released a statement saying they are taking that step. The NFLPA released a statement from Broncos players on [more]

Panthers signed A.J. Bouye to multi-year deal

Carolina addressed a need in its secondary by bringing in cornerback A.J. Bouye, and apparently did so with a multi-year contract. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Panthers signed Bouye to a two-year deal with $7 million. Bouye has extensive starting experience for Houston, Jacksonville, and Denver, and was named a Pro Bowler with the [more]

Drew Lock has been doing a lot of work with Peyton Manning this offseason

The Broncos have Drew Lock on the roster for the 2021 season, but they’ve been linked to pursuits of other quarterbacks via free agency, trades, and the draft this offseason. If they do wind up sticking with Lock as their starter, a former member of the organization will have a hand in getting him ready [more]

Broncos bring back Nate Hairston

Cornerback Nate Hairston appeared on Thursday’s transaction wire because the Broncos released him and he was back on it Friday. Mike Klis of KUSA reported that Hairston’s release was a “procedural move” rather than one made because they wanted to be rid of the cornerback. That was proven correct because Hairston has re-signed with the [more]

Trey Lance schedules second Pro Day for April 19

Trey Lance will throw for NFL teams once more before the upcoming draft. Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Lance has scheduled his second Pro Day for Monday, April 19 — 10 days before teams select in the first round. Lance held his first Pro Day on March 12, drawing several General Managers and head coaches to [more]

Broncos release Nate Hairston

The Broncos signed a couple of cornerbacks as free agents last month and their arrival may have helped push another corner off the roster. The NFL’s daily transaction wire brought word that the Broncos have released Nate Hairston. Hairston had a short stay with the team. He was signed off the Ravens practice squad last [more]

Texans have DeMarcus Walker in for visit

The Texans added Jaleel Johnson to the roster on Wednesday and they met with another possible addition to their defensive line on Thursday. According to multiple reports, they had former Bronco DeMarcus Walker in for a visit. Denver made Walker a 2017 second-round pick and he spent the last four seasons with the team. He [more]

Teddy Bridgewater betting odds emerge

We asked for it, we got it. Now go bet it. The folks at PointsBet, at our request during PFT Live, put together odds for the next destination of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers are the favorite at +150, followed by the Broncos at +250, the Texans at +350, the Steelers at +600, the Raiders [more]

Shamar Stephen: Broncos have really good chance to be a dominant defense

Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen signed with the Broncos this week and he has high hopes for what he and the rest of the defense can do this season. The Broncos ranked 25th against the run and in points allowed last season, but they have added a pair of cornerbacks in free agency and expect to [more]

Panthers announce deal with A.J. Bouye

The Panthers have made it official: They agreed to terms with cornerback A.J. Bouye. The team previously signed Rashaan Melvin in free agency, leaving defensive tackle as the one glaring need on the defense. “What we wanted to do going into this draft, through free agency, through this trade with Sam [Darnold], was to just [more]

Report: Panthers finalizing deal with A.J. Bouye

Cornerback A.J. Bouye made free agent visits to the Raiders and the Bengals last month but left both places without a deal. He is nearing one now. Mike Klis of 9News reports the Panthers are finalizing a deal to sign Bouye. Bouye, 29, became a free agent Feb. 10 when the Broncos cut him. He [more]

Justin Fields set to throw for teams again next week

Justin Fields got high marks for his workout at Ohio State’s Pro Day last month and said that he welcomed a chance to work out again for anyone that wasn’t able to make it to that session. That session is set for next week. Fields’ agent told Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com that he is set [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

Broncos to sign Shamar Stephen

The Broncos are adding some veteran depth on their defensive line. Former Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen has agreed to terms with the Broncos, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports. Stephen was cut by the Vikings in a move that cleared $3.75 million off Minnesota’s salary cap last month. The Vikings selected Stephen [more]

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