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Taylor Gabriel retires

Former NFL wide receiver Taylor Gabriel is calling it a career. “Retired,” Gabriel wrote to accompany an Instagram picture of him lounging in his pool. “Undrafted Free Agent Tryout #7Years. Thanks to all my fans and supporters love y’all.” Gabriel was a free agent who said last year that he decided not to play because [more]

Phillip Adams’ brain will be studied for CTE

Earlier this week, former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people before killing himself. Adams’ father said that “football messed him up.” Scientists will take a closer look at that specific question. Via the Associated Press, the brain of Phillip Adams will be tested for Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, a degenerative condition that [more]

Report: Phillip Adams shootings were sparked by decision to stop medication

It remains unknown why former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed a prominent South Carolina doctor, his wife, two grandchildren, and another person. A new report supplies a potential motive. South Carolina U.S. Representative Ralph Norman tells Alex Giles of WBTV that Dr. Robert Lesslie had been treating Adams, and that Dr. Lesslie [more]

Trey Lance schedules second Pro Day for April 19

Trey Lance will throw for NFL teams once more before the upcoming draft. Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Lance has scheduled his second Pro Day for Monday, April 19 — 10 days before teams select in the first round. Lance held his first Pro Day on March 12, drawing several General Managers and head coaches to [more]

Report: Falcons G.M., coach now aligned on fourth overall pick

Falcons G.M. Terry Fontenot and coach Arthur Smith are divided on what to do with the fourth overall pick. Unless they aren’t. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Fontenot and Smith are now “aligned” on the franchise’s plan for the selection. Fontenot previously was reportedly hoping to take a quarterback, and Smith [more]

On voting-rights law, Arizona governor says he won’t be swayed by Super Bowl LVII pressure

Coincidentally or not, some red states that went blue in 2020 are looking to change their voting laws. Georgia has done it, and Arizona is now possibly doing the same. In Georgia, the NFL had little to say or to do about the new law that widely has been criticized as an effort to suppress the [more]

David Tepper listed as richest NFL owner, with net worth of $14.5 billion

David Tepper remains the NFL’s richest owner, and he’s gotten a lot richer lately. Tepper’s net worth is listed at $14.5 billion on the latest Forbes billionaires list, which indicates that his net worth has risen by 21 percent since last year. The Panthers’ revenue may have declined along with the rest of the NFL’s, [more]

Phillip Adams’ father says: “I think football messed him up”

Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams obviously suffered from severe and untreated mental illness. That’s the only way to explain his decision to take five lives and then his own on Wednesday. His father blamed the situation on Adams’ football career. “I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “I think the [more]

Former NFL player Phillip Adams kills five, then himself

Philip Adams, a former NFL defensive back who played for the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets, and Falcons, shot and killed five people on Wednesday and then committed suicide. Via the Associated Press, Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, two of their young grandchildren (Adah and Noah), and James Lewis. A sixth person [more]

Teddy Bridgewater betting odds emerge

We asked for it, we got it. Now go bet it. The folks at PointsBet, at our request during PFT Live, put together odds for the next destination of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers are the favorite at +150, followed by the Broncos at +250, the Texans at +350, the Steelers at +600, the Raiders [more]

Justin Fields set to throw for teams again next week

Justin Fields got high marks for his workout at Ohio State’s Pro Day last month and said that he welcomed a chance to work out again for anyone that wasn’t able to make it to that session. That session is set for next week. Fields’ agent told Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com that he is set [more]

Falcons coach, G.M. reportedly are torn on whether to take a quarterback

The first three picks in the 2021 draft will be quarterbacks. The question becomes whether quarterbacks will go four for four to start the process. A separate question is whether the fourth pick, if it’s indeed a quarterback, will be made by the Falcons (who currently hold the selection) or someone else. Chris Mortensen of [more]

Roger Goodell responds to internal questions about Georgia voting legislation

Major League Baseball has supplanted the National Football League as the stick-to-sports centerpiece of the culture wars. The NFL surely isn’t clamoring to regain its crown. But the new voting-rights legislation in Georgia has created plenty of questions regarding the league’s position. Falcons owner Arthur Blank issued a statement after the new law was signed. [more]

Report: Falcons have had “exploratory talks” about trading back from No. 4

There has never been an NFL Draft that started with four quarterbacks being taken with the first four picks, but it’s not hard to see that happening this year. Jacksonville is set to take Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick, the Jets look like a good bet to take Zach Wilson at No. 2, [more]

Saints have a surprisingly low projected 2021 win total

Every year, one of the most compelling preseason prop bets comes from the basic question of how many games will a given team win? The folks at PointsBet have unveiled projected win totals, for all teams, based on three weeks of free agency and as we sit roughly three weeks from the draft. We’ll take [more]

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