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Chiefs lead the way with Vegas win totals

Camps open soon (the Broncos already have started practicing), and the folks in Vegas have adjusted their projected over-under win totals for 2019. The Chiefs currently lead the way with 12, followed by the Patriots at 11. The Rams and Saints are next at 10.5, followed by the Chargers, Eagles, and Colts at 9.5 The Bears, Packers, [more]

Albert Haynesworth begins dialysis while testing of potential kidney donors proceeds

Former NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is moving closer to getting the kidney he needs. Via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website, Haynesworth has provided an update regarding his health situation on Facebook. “First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone that prayed and supported me during this new ordeal, you guys [more]

Chiefs fan fined $500 for shining laser at Tom Brady

The Chiefs fan who shined a laser in the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game has been fined. Dwyan Morgan was given a $500 fine from a judge after pleading guilty to disturbing the peace, reports. A green light flashed across Brady’s face during the Patriots-Chiefs game in January. [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]

Baker Mayfield thought the Patriots would trade up to draft him

Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland with the first overall pick in last year’s draft, but that wasn’t what he was expecting to do. Mayfield told ESPN that before draft day, he didn’t know he was the Browns’ pick — and that he actually thought the Browns were going to pass on him, and the Patriots [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson: Super Bowl win doesn’t mean anything

Cordarrelle Patterson is on his fourth team in four seasons. He had played only one playoff game before last season when the Patriots won the Super Bowl. That was last year, though, Patterson reminds everyone. This is this year. “Honestly, that Super Bowl don’t mean s— to me, because I’m in a new role right [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 9: Will Gronk come back?

Most of the articles listing the top 30 storylines for 2019 consist of analysis. This one actually has some news. The question of whether retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been discussed in many settings and contexts, and the video attached to this item paints the boundaries of the bigger picture. When football season [more]

Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

Raiders sign Jonathan Cooper

The Raiders recently learned that guard Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. Incognito is slated to compete for the left guard job in Oakland and Monday saw the team add a veteran who could find himself in the mix for that spot before, after and during Incognito’s [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]

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]

Braxton Berrios shows up early in the hopes of staying late with the Patriots

New England’s rookies don’t report until July 21. A guy who spent his rookie season on injured reserve already is there. As explained by Mike Reiss of, Braxton Berrios showed up early in the hopes of becoming one of the options on a depth chart that, beyond Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry, is wide [more]

Isaiah Wynn on last year’s torn Achilles: You can’t dwell on sorrows

Patriots tackle Isaiah Wynn has taken to posting encouraging statements on social media and this week saw him advise his followers to embrace obstacles they meet because “they are only there to better us.” Wynn was able to take that message to heart last year. The 2018 first-round pick’s bid for early playing time ended [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: “A lot of similarities” between George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski said he’s not sure how he’ll feel once games get underway in September, but he’s retired for now and that takes one of the most entertaining figures in recent NFL history off the board. One of Gronkowski’s former teammates thinks there’s another tight end who can offer some of the same things that [more]

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