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Deion Sanders mad at being called “Deion,” falsely says reporters don’t call Nick Saban “Nick”

Deion Sanders has been called many things in his life. Neon Deion. Prime Time. All-Pro. Hall of Famer. Head coach. But today he got mad at being called by his first name. Sanders, the football coach at Jackson State, walked out of a press conference today because reporter Nick Suss of the Mississippi Clarion Ledger [more]

Falcons’ coaching fellows for camp include Cliff Matthews

The Falcons announced their 2021 Bill Walsh Coaching Fellows for training camp. Erick Capetillo, Tessa Grossman, Darryl Jackson and Cliff Matthews will join the team for the summer. Capetillo currently serves as the head varsity football coach at Las Vegas High School. His team was ranked No. 7 in Nevada before the 2020 season began. [more]

Russell Gage: It was kind of sad when Julio Jones got traded

After 10 seasons, 135 games, nearly 13,000 yards, and 60 touchdowns, Julio Jones is out of Atlanta, with the Falcons trading him to the Titans. Atlanta is starting a new era under General Manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith. But there are plenty of players still on the roster who know what Jones [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Younghoe Koo gets Jeep stolen, asks thief to return his cleats

Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo had his truck stolen, but he’s more concerned about something that was in it: His cleats. When you kick footballs for a living, it’s important that you have shoes that feel perfect on your feet while you’re doing it, and Koo had those shoes in his truck when it was stolen. [more]

Tickets to London games still not on sale, NFL says it’s a non-issue

Multiple PFT readers and/or PFT Live viewers in the United Kingdom have told us that tickets to the two London games to be played in October have not yet gone on sale. They’re concerned that the games ultimately may not be played in London, given the lingering pandemic. The NFL says that’s not that case. [more]

Josh Reynolds: Julio Jones is trying to get everybody better

When Josh Reynolds signed with the Titans in March, it looked like he had a good chance to become the team’s No. 2 receiver behind A.J. Brown. Things clearly changed in early June when Tennessee acquired Julio Jones. After four seasons in a rotational role with the Rams, Reynolds now is unlikely to receive a [more]

Alex Gibbs dies at 80

Longtime NFL offensive line coach Alex Gibbs has died at the age of 80. The Broncos announced Gibbs’ death on Monday. He had three different stints with the team, including a run from 1995 to 2003 that saw Denver win a pair of Super Bowls. Gibbs played a major role in those wins by employing [more]

Barkevious Mingo’s lawyer: Accusation a lie, Falcons rushed to judgment

Defensive end Barkevious Mingo was released by the Falcons this weekend after he turned himself into Arlington, Texas police on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact. A lawyer representing Mingo had released a statement before his release calling the allegation “completely baseless” and another lawyer has issued another statement on Monday. Chris Lewis’ [more]

Reports: Falcons cut Barkevious Mingo amid child sex offense case

The Atlanta Falcons have released linebacker Barkevious Mingo after allegations of indecent sexual conduct with a child came to light after he posted bond in Tarrant County, Texas, according to multiple reports. Mingo was released after he posted $25,000 bond. Mingo is accused of indecency with child sexual contact, a felony that can carry a [more]

Barkevious Mingo’s lawyer calls accusation “completely baseless”

The attorney for Falcons defensive end Barkevious Mingo says he is innocent of the child sex charge he is facing. “The allegations out of Tarrant County against my client are completely baseless,” Garcia said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “Barkevious Mingo is innocent. At this stage, our side has very limited information. What we [more]

Team statement on Barkevious Mingo: “The Falcons take the allegations very seriously”

The Falcons have issued a statement to PFT after news broke that defensive end Barkevious Mingo is facing charges in a child sex offense case. “Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to [more]

Barkevious Mingo posts bond in child sex offense case

Falcons defensive end Barkevious Mingo has posted bond in a child sex offense case. Records in Tarrant County, Texas, show that Barkevious Levon Mingo of West Monroe, Louisiana, posted a $25,000 bond. The offense is listed as indecency with child sexual contact. There is no further information about the nature of the incident. PFT reached [more]

Falcons will hold six open training camp practices

NFL teams have been announcing their training camp schedules in recent weeks and one of the items of interest in those announcements is how many sessions will be open to the public. Fans were not allowed to attend camp practices last year and many teams have shared plans for access to more than a dozen [more]

Dolphins announce training-camp schedule, with 14 open practices

The Miami Dolphins will hold training camp this year for the first time at the new Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens. On Wednesday morning, the team announced that 2021 camp will include 14 open practices. Tickets are free, with season-ticket holders getting first dibs today and the general public tomorrow. All tickets must [more]

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