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Scott Zolak slams Jimmy Garoppolo as “one of the worst practice quarterbacks” the Patriots have had

Jimmy G is gone but not forgotten in New England, but not for the reasons you’d expect. Via NBCSportsBoston.com, Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak recently dubbed 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo “one of the worst practice quarterbacks we’ve had here.” (Tim Tebow, who had a teaspoon of coffee with the Patriots, surely was the worst. All [more]

Carlos Hyde no lock to make Chiefs’ roster

When the Chiefs signed free agent running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year, $2.8 million contract with $1.5 million guaranteed, he seemed safe to make the roster. And when the Chiefs opened the preseason, Hyde was their starting running back. But with roster cuts coming in a week, Hyde is no lock to make the [more]

49ers plan extensive preseason playing time for Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo will get a long opportunity to shake off his ugly preseason debut. Garoppolo, the 49ers quarterback who had a terrible game on Monday night, will get a lot of playing time on Saturday in Kansas City, head coach Kyle Shanahan said today. Shanahan’s plan is for Garoppolo to play the first half and [more]

Andy Reid: Brett Favre looks like he could still play, let’s start that rumor

Brett Favre got out of the coming-out-of-retirement business for good in 2011. But Andy Reid thinks the 49-year-old Favre could still play. Favre visited Kansas City and talked to the Chiefs this week, and Reid, who was an assistant coach in Green Bay for Favre’s first seven years with the Packers, says Favre is in [more]

Kwon Alexander ready to play Saturday, more ready for Bucs

Kwon Alexander hasn’t played a game since Oct. 21 when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. The 49ers linebacker returns to the field Saturday, but he’s more looking forward to the season opener against his former team. Alexander left the Bucs in free agency to sign with the 49ers. “It’s hard [not to look ahead]. [more]

Is Washington finally coming to terms with the Trent Williams situation?

Anger, denial, bargaining, depression. Acceptance. After five months, it’s possible Washington finally has reached the fifth stage of grief regarding the demise of their relationship with tackle Trent Williams — and that the organization has now embarked on getting the best possible deal for him. When a report emerged a few weeks ago that Washington [more]

Looking at potentially fatal flaws for various teams

Wednesday’s PFT Live draft focused on that one thing that could derail a team’s season: The Achilles heel. Big Cat and I ripped through four rounds, and of course we squabbled the whole time about which guy’s picks were better. You can check it out below, and you can let us know which of us [more]

Chiefs re-sign De’Anthony Thomas

The Chiefs announced they re-signed receiver De'Anthony Thomas on Tuesday. They waived receiver Davon Grayson in a corresponding move. Thomas appeared in five games for the Chiefs last season, catching three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. He also had a carry for 6 yards and accounted for 106 combined return yards. He ended [more]

Chiefs bring back De’Anthony Thomas

It’s old home week in Kansas City, as the Chiefs bring back guys they know. The team announced  the signing of wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas. To make room for him on the roster, they waived wide receiver Davon Grayson. Thomas spent the last five years with the Chiefs, finishing last season on injured reserve after [more]

Chiefs WR Marcus Kemp out for year after tearing ACL

Wide receiver Marcus Kemp appeared in every game that the Chiefs played during the 2018 regular season and postseason, but he won’t be making any appearances with the team this year. According to multiple reports, Kemp tore his ACL and MCL during Saturday’s game against the Steelers. Kemp caught just one pass during the 2018 [more]

Bears sign Josh Caldwell

The Bears announced the signing of running back Josh Caldwell on Monday. The Chiefs cut Caldwell on Aug. 12, but Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough put in a good word for Caldwell. “The guy can play,” McCullough said last week. Caldwell had four carries for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ game [more]

Chiefs working on Jeff Allen reunion

Former NFL offensive lineman-turned-analyst Geoff Schwartz has a pretty good source in the Chiefs locker room, and it appears to be paying off for him. Schwartz just tweeted out that the Chiefs are working on a reunion with veteran guard Jeff Allen. Schwartz is the older, less-rich brother of Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, so [more]

Chiefs not concerned about Tyrann Mathieu’s status after shoulder injury

The Chiefs had a defensive starter leave Saturday’s game in the first quarter, but they aren’t overly concerned about safety Tyrann Mathieu‘s availability moving forward. Mathieu left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return to action against the Steelers. After the game, head coach Andy Reid said that Mathieu was OK and [more]

Chiefs-Steelers game delayed an hour by weather

The Chiefs and Steelers already were supposed to have kicked off. They haven’t. Inclement weather forced officials to clear the field and the stands about an hour before the 7:30 p.m. ET scheduled kickoff. The game now is expected to start at 8:30 p.m. ET. The teams have returned to the field to warmup. We [more]

Which teams will have the best offenses in 2019?

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is feeling pretty good about his team’s offense in 2019. And for good reason. But other offenses should be pretty good this year, too. Simms and I looked at six of them via Thursday’s PFT Live draft. The results were a bit surprising. Which is a nice way of saying [more]

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