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Which players should have made a draft-day power play?

John Elway did it to the Colts in 1983. Bo Jackson did it to the Bucs in 1986. Eli Manning did it to the Chargers in 2004. And Joe Burrow may be thinking about doing it in 2020. That’s only four guys making draft-day power plays in all the years the NFL has drafted players. [more]

Lions, Dolphins installed as favorites to draft Tua Tagovailoa

One NFL team will gamble on Tua Tagovailoa being their quarterback of the future in April and others can gamble on which team that is going to be. Caesars Sportsbook has installed, via David Purdum of, the Lions and Dolphins as the co-favorites to pick the former Alabama star. The Lions, who pick third, [more]

Richard Sherman: Darius Slay one of the best in the game

The Lions have a cornerback they don’t appear interested in paying, and may trade. And if another team gets Darius Slay, they’ll be getting one of the best in the league, according to Richard Sherman. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the 49ers veteran cornerback said that Slay doesn’t get the respect he [more]

Broncos tried to trade for Darius Slay last year, may try again

Today’s news that the Lions are talking about trading cornerback Darius Slay has led to some early speculation about where he’ll land, and the Broncos are near the top of the list. The Broncos previously talked with the Lions about trading for Slay, as Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reported in December and [more]

Report: Lions have spoken to teams about trading Darius Slay

Last week brought a report that the Lions have talked to teams about a trade involving quarterback Matthew Stafford and this week brings word that they’ve also discussed moving another veteran player on the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions have spoken to multiple clubs about trading for cornerback Darius Slay. The [more]

No movement between Tom Brady, Patriots

For exactly one more month, the Patriots officially have exclusive negotiating rights with quarterback Tom Brady. It would be foolish to assume that, unofficially, other teams already aren’t making their proposals known to Brady and/or his agent, Don Yee. But the only team that has the right to talk to Brady about a contract for [more]

Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

The quarterback carousel already is spinning. Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the media in Minnesota and the father of future first-ballot Hall of Famer [more]

Detroit TV station doubles down on its Matthew Stafford trade talk report

On Thursday, Local 4 dropped a deuce on the Detroit Lions’ offseason by reporting that the team is engaged in trade talks regarding quarterback Matthew Stafford. On Friday, Local 4 doubled down. “The Detroit Lions have denied Local 4′s report that they’ve been engaged in trade talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford for the past few [more]

Where did report of Matthew Stafford trade talks come from?

Bernie Smilovitz of WDIV-TV in Detroit rocked the football-following world with his report that the Lions have been engaged in trade talks involving quarterback Matthew Stafford. So where did this one come from? Earlier, we shared the theory regarding efforts by agents to exploit the looming quarterback chaos by floating the phony notion that the [more]

Lions, Matthew Stafford likely became pawns in the looming quarterback chaos

Chaos is coming when it comes to NFL quarterbacks. In some ways, chaos already has begun. The out-of-the-Honolulu-Blue report from WDIV-TV in Detroit that the Lions are engaged in trade talks regarding quarterback Matthew Stafford likely comes from the pre-pre-pre-free agency efforts of agents who represent other quarterbacks to line up deals for their own [more]

Bob Quinn calls Matthew Stafford trade talk report false

A report surfaced on Thursday morning that the Lions have been talking to teams about a trade of quarterback Matthew Stafford and it didn’t take long for the team to respond to that report. The response to the report, which stated the team has been having talks for weeks, was a denial from General Manager [more]

Report: Lions trying to trade Matthew Stafford

The biggest domino of the offseason continue to be Tom Brady, but another fairly large domino may be creating a cloud of dust before Brady does. Bernie Smilovitz of WDIV in Detroit reports that the Lions are trying to line up a trade of veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. “[T]rade talks concerning the quarterback have been [more]

Falcons could move on from Devonta Freeman

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media isn’t the first to suggest the Falcons could move on from Devonta Freeman, but he is the latest. It makes sense that the Falcons either would request a pay cut of Freeman or release him. The Falcons are projected to be only $5.3 million under the salary cap for 2020, [more]

Kenny Golladay not concerned about his contract

Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, which for some players is time to play hardball about getting an extension. Golladay isn’t thinking along those lines. Golladay, who led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2019, told Doug Farrar of USA Today that his contract, [more]

Scott Linehan returning to coaching as LSU’s passing game coordinator

Scott Linehan is returning to the coaching ranks. LSU is hiring Linehan as its new passing game coordinator, Bruce Feldman of FOX reports. Linehan, 56, sat out the 2019 season after the Cowboys fired him a year ago. He spent five seasons as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator after one season as passing game coordinator. Linehan [more]

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