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Tyrod Taylor: We will turn “a lot of heads” if I’m the guy calling the shots

Tyrod Taylor was supplanted in Buffalo by Josh Allen, and Baker Mayfield took Taylor’s job in Cleveland. The Chargers pursued Tom Brady before he signed with the Buccaneers. Taylor knows the drill. But he’s hoping the Chargers give him a chance as the team’s starting quarterback. “We have a lot of talent on our team,” [more]

Anthony Castonzo sees potential to be “significantly better” than he was in 2019

Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo wasn’t sure about continuing his playing career when the 2019 season came to an end, but he ultimately decided to sign a new deal that will keep him in Indianapolis. Castonzo outlined the thought process behind that decision during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. He said he felt well [more]

Antonio Gates says he was “very close” to signing with Colts last year

Philip Rivers is going to be playing quarterback for the Colts this year and he said his relationship with head coach Frank Reich, offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and tight ends coach Jason Michael was a big factor in his decision to sign with the team. All three were assistants for the Chargers during Rivers’ long [more]

Rolan Milligan re-signs with Colts

The Colts all but ensured safety Rolan Milligan would be back with the team in 2020 by tendering him as an exclusive rights free agent and Milligan took any remaining mystery out of things on Saturday. Milligan has signed his tender to remain with the team, which comes as no surprise as his other option [more]

Who are the best receivers of all time?

In this world without live sports, we’ve got to find something to talk about. Earlier this week, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs helped fill the vacuum with one simple tweet: “Top 5 wideouts to ever play the game . . . GO.” Simms and I did just that on PFT Live, with a five-round draft of [more]

Football Week in America is coming to NBCSN

With no live sports currently happening, NBC is bringing you a full week of NFL classic games, and then some. It’s Football Week in America, beginning Monday on NBCSN. And it will consist of classic Sunday Night Football games from NBC. The games also will help support COVID-19 fundraising through on-screen messaging during the broadcasts. [more]

What will Xavier Rhodes do for the Colts in 2020?

The Colts made a couple of uncharacteristic moves during the first week of free agency, plunking down big money for quarterback Philip Rivers and giving up a first-round pick (and plunking down big money) for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. This week, they went bargain shopping for cornerback Xavier Rhodes. So what will Rhodes do for [more]

Colts add veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes

The Colts filled a need in the secondary with a veteran. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Colts are signing veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a one-year deal. The 29-year-old cornerback made the Pro Bowl last year, but the Vikings cut him in a cap-saving move before the start of the league year. He [more]

Yes, the Panthers made it harder for Cam Newton to find a new team

In cutting quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, eight days after the free-agent market opened, the Panthers were acting fully within their rights. However, that didn’t make it right. Stephen A. Smith flagged the issue, and he makes a good point. The Panthers squatted on Newton in a failed effort to trade him. In so doing, [more]

Colts sign defensive tackle Sheldon Day

The Colts traded with the 49ers for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner last week. They announced the signing of former 49ers defensive tackle Sheldon Day on Wednesday. Day, 25, is an Indianapolis native who was runner-up for the 2011 Indiana Mr. Football award. He entered the league as a fourth-round choice of the Jaguars in 2016. [more]

Brian Hoyer’s only incentive for 2020: Earning his incentives

Quarterback Brian Hoyer‘s return to the Patriots presents the not-so-classic case of a football player playing for free. Unless he actually ends up playing. Cut by the Colts with a $2 million salary guarantee for 2020, Hoyer could have made that money by doing nothing at all. Instead, he signed a one-year, $1.05 million deal [more]

Packers signing Devin Funchess

The Packers are signing receiver Devin Funchess, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Funchess, 25, will play for his third team in three years. He was with Carolina for four seasons before going to Indianapolis a year ago as a free agent. But Funchess spent most of last season on injured reserve with a fractured [more]

Peyton Manning turns down Monday Night Football, again

ESPN once again made a run at Peyton Manning for Monday Night Football. And Manning stiff-armed them, again. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Manning has declined an opportunity to serve as lead analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. ESPN never put together a specific financial package for Manning because it never [more]

Drew Brees’ deal looks a lot like the Philip Rivers and Tom Brady deals

Three aging quarterbacks will each get $25 million this year. The details are out on the Drew Brees deal in New Orleans. Like Philip Rivers in Indy and Tom Brady in Tampa, Brees will make $25 million this year. That’s $10 million below the current top of the quarterback market, at $35 million. (Or, alternately, [more]

Tom Brady had interest in Colts, but Colts didn’t have interest in Brady

The Colts will pay quarterback Philip Rivers $25 million for one year. The Buccaneers will pay quarterback Tom Brady $50 million for two years. Dollar for dollar, the Bucs got the better deal. So why didn’t the Colts, if they were willing to invest $25 million in the quarterback position, make a run at Brady? [more]

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