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Broncos’ expectations are “to take it one day at a time”

The Broncos have had consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72. They also had a losing season in 1970, which means that they’re currently one losing season away from matching that three straight years of sub-.500 football. But the days of zero-and-zero are a time for optimism and hope, even if it’s unreasonable [more]

Melvin Gordon: My teammates have my back

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants a new contract and has made noise about sitting out into the regular season in order to force the issue with the team. No one needs to look too far into the past for an example of a running back sitting out an entire year. Le'Veon Bell did that [more]

Free agent Corey Liuget makes a big donation

Former Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget is one of our top-ranked available free agents. A recent donation he made suggests that Liuget isn’t desperate to sign a big contract. Liuget has announced a $250,000 donation to Illinois, his alma mater, which suggests that he’s not hurting for money. The donation will go toward a players’ [more]

Pawn Stars shop helps nab thief trying to sell Mark May’s stolen Super Bowl rings

An employee of a Tempe, Ariz. hotel was arrested trying to sell stolen Super Bowl rings belonging to Mark May at a pawn shop in Las Vegas, according to Joe Enea and Shane Dale of ABC 15. Gold & Silver Pawn, the store featured on History Channel’s decade-long program Pawn Stars, helped authorities bust hotel [more]

Wednesday’s #PFTPM includes extended look at the running back market

Much has been written and said in recent days about the devaluation of the running back position. So I invited long-time agent Peter Schaffer (who has represented the likes of Barry Sanders and Eddie George, and who currently represents Joe Mixon) to appear on the #PFTPM podcast regarding the subject. The end result is an [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

NFL approves new grass field at Azteca Stadium

The NFL began working early to ensure the playing surface in Mexico City is fit to play on come Nov. 18 when the Chiefs and Chargers meet in a Monday night game. League officials checked out the new turf field Monday, according to tweets from turf specialist Renato Luis Lauretti of World Sports Turf. “NFL [more]

Todd Gurley should be very happy with his Madden rating

We’ve spent plenty of time the past couple of days talking about players being upset with their ratings in the new Madden game, and the motivation they have drawn from it. One player who shouldn’t be upset (and in turn has no basis for extra motiviation) is Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley is the [more]

Eagles tackle Tyreek Burwell announces retirement

With just over a week remaining until the Eagles report for training camp for the 2019 season, tackle Tyreek Burwell has decided to hang up his cleats. In a post to his instagram account on Monday, Burwell announced he would be retiring from football. “Man it’s hard for me to sit here and put this [more]

Al Riveron vows to overturn only “clear and obvious” PI plays

Remember not long ago when no one knew what a catch was? The debate about what pass interference is (or isn’t) is about to begin. Although NFL referees Tony Corrente and Ron Torbert said nothing changes for officials with pass interference now reviewable, it could have a huge impact on the game as Mike Florio [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Ryan Leaf hired by ESPN as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf is taking another step in an impressive comeback story. The former No. 2 overall pick, who has battled addiction and spent time in prison, has been hired by ESPN as a college football analyst. “Ryan has experienced the highs and lows in the game of football, putting him in a position to relate [more]

Zach Mettenberger, Jonas Gray took part in this weekend’s XFL workouts

The XFL held its eighth and final showcase for players interested in jobs with team’s during the league’s reboot in 2020 in St. Louis this weekend. The first seven combine-style workouts were attended by handfuls of former NFL players and that remained the case this weekend. Former Browns first-round pick Trent Richardson and former Raiders [more]

Melvin Gordon gains nothing by sitting out the full year

Last year, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell won his freedom from Pittsburgh by sitting out the entire season. This year, with Chargers running back Melvin Gordon threatening to do the same thing, some think that, like Bell, Gordon could end up forcing his way to free agency by literally doing nothing. But there’s a big [more]

Melvin Gordon: You can’t just replace a great back

Melvin Gordon isn’t in the same position that Le'Veon Bell was. Gordon is under contract. Bell wasn’t, refusing to sign the franchise tag. So while Bell could afford to sit out all season, Gordon can’t. He has to show up by the Tuesday after Week 10 to get credit for the year. Bell likely didn’t [more]

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