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Kyle Pitts now working on getting back into football shape, not Combine shape

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts acknowledged after his outstanding Pro Day that everyone in the football world knows but can often get overlooked this time of year: Being in shape to sprint and jump in shorts isn’t the same thing as being in shape to play football. So Pitts said that now that he doesn’t [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Colts sign Julién Davenport to one-year deal

The Colts are adding some depth on the offensive line. Per multiple reports, Julién Davenport has signed with Indianapolis on a one-year deal. Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com reported the Colts were expected to add Davenport last week. Houston selected Davenport in the fourth round back in 2017. He spent two years with the club, starting [more]

Kyle Van Noy on Brian Flores: I had no comment because I’m damned either way

Immediately after learning he’d be released by the Dolphins, linebacker Kyle Van Noy said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the decision. Van Noy noted that he played through injuries and that he felt he lived up to expectations as a leader in his only season playing for head coach Brian Flores. Van Noy and [more]

49ers eventually will swap three first-round picks, and more, for one player

At a time when potential trade packages have been discussed for franchise quarterbacks with three first-round picks as the starting point, it’s important to realize that the 49ers will indeed be making that kind of transaction, one month from Monday. The 49ers have packaged three-first round picks — the 12th overall in 2021, and first-rounders [more]

Longtime coach Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87

Howard Schnellenberger, whose football coaching career spanned more than half a century, has died at the age of 87. Schnellenberger is best remembered for his long and successful career coaching in college, but he also had stints in the NFL, most notably as head coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1973 and 1974, and offensive [more]

Laremy Tunsil trade proves a major building block for Dolphins’ roster

The Dolphins made two blockbuster trades on Friday, first with the 49ers and then with the Eagles, and those two trades resulted in the draft picks that will shape Miami’s roster for years to come. But those trades couldn’t have happened without a previous blockbuster trade. That was the Dolphins trading left tackle Laremy Tunsil [more]

Dolphins end up with more picks and a clear path to a great player

The Miami Dolphins have moved from No. 3 to No. 12 to No. 6. In so doing, they’ve stockpiled future picks and ensured that they’ll get a great player. With a run on quarterbacks expected at the top of the draft, with the Jaguars, Jets, and 49ers likely to take signal-callers to start the process, [more]

49ers announce trade for No. 3 pick

The 49ers have made their trade with the Dolphins official. The two teams shook up the top of the draft by agreeing to a deal that sends the third overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for No. 12, the third-round compensatory pick the 49ers received when the Jets hired Robert Saleh as their head [more]

Report: 49ers did not have trade talks with Jets for No. 2

The 49ers hold the No. 3 pick in the draft after Friday’s trade with the Dolphins and a move further up the board reportedly wasn’t a topic of conversation. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the 49ers spoke to the Falcons and Bengals, who have the fourth and fifth picks, before making the swap with [more]

Dolphins trade back up to No. 6, Eagles move down to No. 12

On a wild day of trading in the NFL, the Dolphins have now made two big moves. Shortly after pulling off a blockbuster trade with the 49ers to send the third overall pick to San Francisco, the Dolphins have traded the 49ers’ 2021 first-round pick, No. 12 overall, to the Eagles. Philadelphia will ship the [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo’s future likely won’t be in San Francisco

With the 49ers making a bold move up the 2021 draft board from No. 12 to No. 3, all signs point to coach Kyle Shanahan coveting one of the top quarterbacks — and being comfortable having two of them go before he picks. If, as it appears, the 49ers gave up the 12th overall pick, [more]

49ers trade up to No. 3 overall, send Dolphins next three first-round picks

The 49ers have pulled off a blockbuster trade to move up in the 2021 NFL draft, one that makes clear Jimmy Garoppolo‘s days are numbered, and one that bolsters Tua Tagovailoa‘s status as the Dolphins’ franchise quarterback. The trade features the Dolphins sending the third overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for San Francisco’s [more]

Matt Breida agrees to terms with Bills

Matt Breida is moving from one AFC East team to another. The running back has agreed to terms with the Bills on a one-year deal, Buffalo announced on Thursday. Breida played the 2020 season with Miami, where he appeared in 12 games and rushed for 254 yards. He also made nine receptions for 96 yards. [more]

Kyle Van Noy praises Bill Belichick, says “no comment” on Brian Flores

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is back in New England after playing last year in Miami, and it sounds like playing a year for the Dolphins has made him appreciate the Patriot Way. Van Noy, who previously played for the Patriots from 2016 to 2019, was asked how it was different playing for Dolphins head coach [more]

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