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Raiders like how Karl Joseph’s responded this offseason

Shortly after the Raiders drafted safety Johnathan Abram with one of their three first-round picks, the team opted not to exercise their 2020 option on safety Karl Joseph‘s contract. Throw in the arrival of Lamarcus Joyner as a free agent earlier in the offseason and the picture was not one of a bright future for [more]

Tom Brady rakes in another $2.35 million in royalties

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a grossly below-market deal when it comes to football earnings. When it comes to earnings for jerseys, video games, and trading cards, he earns more than anyone else in the league. According to Daniel Kaplan of, Brady raked in $2.35 million in NFLPA endorsements, based on the union’s most [more]

Looking at the best quarterback acquisitions not through the draft

Most great quarterbacks are obtained via the draft. Plenty of greats ones haven’t been. And that became the topic for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft — the best quarterbacks acquired by means other than the draft. Simms and I picked three each, mentioned a couple of others, and then neglected to point out Hall of Famer [more]

Josh McCown announces his retirement

Josh McCown said in March that he would take some time to decide if he wanted to continue his NFL career during the 2019 season and he announced that decision on Monday. McCown is retiring as a player after a career that saw him spend time with 10 NFL teams and the Hartford Colonials of [more]

Looking at the most memorable final games at NFL stadiums

On Thursday night, the NBA played its final game ever at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It was a memorable occasion, with the Toronto Raptors winning the league title on the Golden State Warriors’ home court. And so we used that idea for Friday morning’s PFT Live draft. What were the most memorable final games at [more]

Raiders show off Antonio Brown’s practice effort

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has praised receiver Antonio Brown as the hardest-working practice player he’s ever seen, and the team is driving the point home. The Raiders posted on YouTube a video of Brown during mandatory minicamp, and it was easy to see why they think so highly of Brown’s work ethic. Brown was obviously [more]

Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide

Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]

Which NFL teams had the best in-season turnarounds?

In early January, the St. Louis Blues had the worst record in hockey. Today, they’re carrying around the Stanley Cup. That stunning achievement sparked an idea for Thursday’s PFT Live. Which NFL teams have had the best in-season turnarounds? Simms and I picked three each, and for my last pick — the one that put [more]

Emmanuel Sanders: Nobody can match how Antonio Brown works

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders says the hardest-working player in the NFL is now a rival in the AFC West. Sanders said on 104.3 in Denver that his old Steelers teammate Antonio Brown, who was traded to the Raiders this offseason, is the single hardest-working player he’s been around. Sanders admitted that even he can’t [more]

Raiders cancel final day of minicamp

When Jon Gruden returned to coaching a year ago, he complained loudly about the “genius” who decided to give coaches less contact with players in the offseason. A year later, the Raiders aren’t taking advantage of all their available offseason practice days. The Raiders have become the latest team to cancel the final day of [more]

Jets claim Montrel Meander off waivers

Jets General Manager Joe Douglas has made his first addition to the roster. The Jets announced that they have claimed cornerback Montrel Meander off of waivers. There was no need for a corresponding move as tight end Neal Sterling was cut in Douglas’ first transaction in the job he agreed to take last week. Meander [more]

Richie Incognito making a positive impression so far

The Raiders wanted to “solidify” the left guard position after trading Kelechi Osemele to the Jets. After seeing Richie Incognito in the offseason program, the Raiders believe they have done just that. “He’s pretty good,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said, via Scott Bair of “I like him. He’s a Pro Bowl left guard. The [more]

Arden Key had shoulder surgery

The Raiders drafted two defensive ends and signed Josh Mauro in a bid to improve a defensive end group that underwhelmed last season. One member of that group spent time rehabbing from surgery while the Raiders were making those additions. Arden Key told reporters on Wednesday that he had his shoulder operated on in January. [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster “super excited” to see how Antonio Brown does in 2019

There’s been a common thread linking wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s offseason media sessions together and it remained in place on Wednesday. Smith-Schuster was asked questions about former teammate Antonio Brown and repeated his earlier answer about there being “no hard feelings” toward Brown despite some of the mudslinging that went on since Brown was traded [more]

Antonio Brown helping Raiders’ cornerbacks get better

Contrary to the perception that he’s a bad teammate, Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has spent his first offseason with the team helping other players get better, on both sides of the ball. Raiders cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown has given the Raiders’ defensive backs scouting reports on what they do well and what they [more]

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