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DeAndre Hopkins: I know I’m the best wide receiver in the NFL

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he’s the top pass catcher in football, and that his numbers would dwarf those of other star receivers if he had played his entire career with an elite quarterback. Hopkins said on ESPN that there is no doubt in his mind where he ranks. “I definitely think I’m the [more]

Bryan Cox reflecting on his continued unemployment

Longtime NFL linebacker and assistant coach Bryan Cox has been unemployed for four years. He’s still not quite sure why, but he said he’s trying to focus on making himself better in case he gets another chance to coach. The 52-year-old Cox told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he’s willing to own his [more]

Matt Ryan working with teammates in Southern California

Lamar Jackson is working with some of his receivers in South Florida, and video recently surfaced of Tom Brady and teammates getting on-field work at a high school in Tampa. Other quarterbacks are getting together with their teammates, too. Matt Ryan is one of those. Ryan has players working out with him in California this [more]

Devonta Freeman makes it clear he’s not retiring

As former Falcons running back Devonta Freeman waits for the kind of contract that simply won’t be available to a 28-year-old running back who has missed 16 games over the past two seasons due to injury and who hasn’t had a 1,000-yard season since 2016, there have been reports and rumors that he’ll take a [more]

Retirement an option for Devonta Freeman

Free agent running back Devonta Freeman is prepared to wait until he gets a contract offer to his liking. He may be waiting forever. Retirement may be an option for Freeman, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Although Rapoport said the more likely option is that Freeman will eventually accept whatever the best offer [more]

Report: Devonta Freeman prepared to skip season in absence of better offer

Devonta Freeman turned down the same deal that Carlos Hyde took from the Seahawks. Hyde agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Freeman’s options appear even more limited now, and it seems unlikely he will find a better deal from any other team. So where does [more]

Report: Seahawks’ contract talks with Devonta Freeman hit standstill

The Seahawks want to add a veteran running back, and it appears they will add one. The only question is: Which one? Seattle has shown interest in Carlos Hyde, Devonta Freeman and Marshawn Lynch. It appeared Freeman was the most likely (and perhaps best) option, and the Seahawks offered a one-year, $4 million deal to [more]

Deone Bucannon gives Falcons 17 first-round picks on their roster

When the Falcons added tight end Hayden Hurst, running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to the roster earlier this offseason, people noted that they could fill out an entire 11-man offensive unit with players who entered the NFL as first-round picks. They’re getting closer to being able to say the same thing [more]

Isaiah Oliver ready to step into leadership role at cornerback for Falcons

With the departure of Desmond Trufant this offseason, the Atlanta Falcons will be relying upon a relatively inexperienced group of cornerbacks this upcoming season. Isaiah Oliver, a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2018, is only entering his third season in the NFL. And yet, Oliver finds himself as one of the most experienced cornerbacks [more]

Falcons bring in Deone Bucannon

The Falcons have a first-round pick for every job on their starting offense, and they added another former first-rounder to the other side of the ball. The team announced the addition of linebacker Deone Bucannon. The Cardinals picked the safety hybrid 27th overall in 2014. He spent last year between the Buccaneers and the Giants, and [more]

Robert Alford trying to get a leg up with his workouts

Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford fractured his tibia in training camp. He missed the entire 2019 season, his first in Arizona. Alford said Wednesday he is fully healed and has medical clearance for all football activities. Until the players are allowed to return to the team facility, Alford is lifting weights at his home in Atlanta, [more]

Report: Jets, Eagles also have interest in Devonta Freeman

Running back Devonta Freeman remains a free agent, but by choice. The Seahawks offered Freeman a deal, which Mike Silver of NFL Media reports is a one-year contract worth up to $4 million. Freeman seeks more. Freeman, 28, is not without suitors. The Jets and Eagles also have interest, according to Silver. Freeman has played [more]

Report: Seahawks have offered Devonta Freeman

The Seahawks have made an offer to free agent running back Devonta Freeman, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Freeman, 28, wants more than the Seahawks are offering so far. Of the Seahawks’ six running backs, only Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer have appeared in a regular-season game. Seahawks General Manager John [more]

Hayden Hurst expects work with Matt Ryan to “pay off during training camp”

Hayden Hurst hasn’t gotten a formal chance to practice with quarterback Matt Ryan since joining the Falcons in March, but the tight end is getting some informal work in with the former league MVP. Hurst has been making the trip from his home in Jacksonville to Atlanta in order to work out with and catch [more]

Alex Mack taking on coaching role with young offensive linemen

Not that long ago, player-coaches were common in the NFL. These days, player-coaches are more assumed roles as opposed to job titles. Falcons center Alex Mack has become that on the team’s offensive line. The Falcons could have a new starter at left guard and second-year players are on the right side. They started five [more]

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