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PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2020 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Saints [more]

Texans sign Brandon Dunn to contract extension

The Texans made sure nose tackle Brandon Dunn won’t reach free agency. With Dunn’s contract set to expire, the Texans got him signed to a new deal before free agency begins next month. The team announced the contract extension Wednesday, and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports it’s a three-year deal worth $12 million. [more]

Benardrick McKinney has ankle surgery

One of the Texans’ top defensive players needed to get some work done. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, middle linebacker Benardrick McKinney underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery. He made the Pro Bowl two years ago, and was second on the team in tackles last season, playing in 14 games. He’s expected to make [more]

Texans release Vernon Hargreaves

When the Texans claimed cornerback Vernon Hargreaves off of waivers in November, they also acquired the right to cut him before his $9.594 million salary for the 2020 season kicked in. The Texans have taken advantage of that option. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team cut Hargreaves loose on Friday. Hargreaves’ cap [more]

XFL receiver explains on-field expulsion of Gatorade from system

A viral moment from the XFL’s return wasn’t the result of a virus. Houston Roughnecks receiver Kahlil Lewis explained to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com the moment after the first touchdown of his team’s win over the L.A. Wildcats. As Lewis lined up in the slot for a one-point conversion attempt, he vomited. Violently. But it [more]

Former NFL lineman Mike Stensrud jailed for being drunk, armed at Iowa meeting

It was a raucous caucus. A former NFL player was sentenced to two days in jail, for showing up drunk and armed at an Iowa country supervisors meeting. According to the Associated Press, former NFL defensive lineman Mike Stensrud was arrested for drinking during a May 21 meeting of the Winnebago County board of supervisors, [more]

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