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Cowboys didn’t offer Ezekiel Elliott a reduced deal to avoid “insulting” him

The Cowboys bungled the original Ezekiel Elliott contract, paying too much money and building in guarantees that made it impossible to move on before this year. But the Cowboys also may have managed his departure to perfection.Via Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones explained this week that the team didn’t offer Elliott [more]

Jets, Giants have new turf at MetLife Stadium

It’s not real, but it’s a better version of fake.Via the New York Daily News, MetLife Stadium has a new playing surface.The new playing surface features monofilament turf, not slit film. The NFL Players Association, which generally wants grass over turf, has specifically called for stadiums with slit film turf to replace those surfaces with [more]

Calais Campbell agrees to sign with Falcons

Veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell has found a home for the 2023 season.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Campbell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Falcons. Campbell visited with the team last week and will join safety Jessie Bates, defensive tackle David Onyemata, cornerback Mike Hughes, linebacker Kaden Elliss, and linebacker Tae [more]

Odell Beckham at NFL owners’ meetings talking to teams

Odell Beckham is doing what Lamar Jackson should be doing.The free agent receiver arrived at the Biltmore in Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.He warmly greeted his former head coach with the Browns, Kevin Stefanski, during a random encounter upon his arrival. Beckham later was seen having a brief discussion with Jets General Manager Joe Douglas and [more]

Matt LaFleur: I’ve got nothing but love and appreciation for Aaron Rodgers

Packers coach Matt LaFleur approached his table at media availability Tuesday morning to find it surrounded by reporters. No NFC coach was more popular.“What do you want talk about?” LaFleur asked, smiling.LaFleur didn’t have much to say about the Aaron Rodgers‘ situation. He certainly said less than General Manager Brian Gutekunst did a day earlier.“Yeah, [more]

Packers, Jets make progress toward an Aaron Rodgers deal

The most tangible evidence yet of a thawing of the ice between the Packers and Jets came on Monday, when Green Bay G.M. Brian Gutekunst admitted his team won’t necessarily get a first-round pick for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That statement fairly can be interpreted as an indication that the Packers finally have abandoned their insistence [more]

Brian Gutekunst tried to call Aaron Rodgers “many times” this offseason, with no response

As usual, there’s two sides to every story.Regarding the inevitable divorce between the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, we had previously heard one side. Today, we heard some of the other side.Via Matt Schneidman of, G.M. Brian Gutekunst told reporters at the league meeting in Arizona that the team tried to contact Aaron Rodgers [more]

Brian Gutekunst: Packers won’t necessarily get a first-round pick for Aaron Rodgers

The Packers are ready to move on from Aaron Rodgers, even if they don’t get a first-round draft pick for trading him.Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst acknowledged in a conversation with reporters today that the Packers won’t necessarily get a first-round pick from the Jets in the Rodgers trade, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL [more]

Jets have had “productive conversations” in trade talks with Packers for Aaron Rodgers

Jets General Manager Joe Douglas said he’s “optimistic” about a trade for Aaron Rodgers, but the team is not in a hurry to make it happen.The Jets remain at an impasse with the Packers on a deal for the four-time league MVP.“There’s been some productive conversations,” Douglas said, via SNY. “Obviously, we’re not where we [more]

Joe Douglas: Pursuing Lamar Jackson would be “disingenuous” and “negotiating in bad faith”

Aaron Rodgers intends to play for the Jets in 2023.The Jets intend for Rodgers to play for them in 2023.The New York and Green Bay just haven’t agreed to a trade to finalize those intentions yet.So while teams may sign Lamar Jackson to an offer sheet and the quarterback revealed publicly on Monday that he’s [more]

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