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Chase Daniel: “Highly unlikely” there will be offseason programs

New Lions backup Chase Daniel said he’s asked for a playbook, and he thinks it’s on the way. He’s expecting to have plenty of time to study, as the veteran quarterback said he doesn’t really anticipate any kind of offseason workouts because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has made the spring and summer an uncertain [more]

49ers reach one-year deal with Kerry Hyder

The 49ers have reached agreement with defensive lineman Kerry Hyder on a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Hyder, 28, spent last season with the Cowboys. He played 16 games with no starts and saw action on 439 defensive snaps in the team’s line rotation. Hyder made 17 tackles and one sack last [more]

Former Steelers defensive coordinator Woody Widenhofer dies at 77

Former Steelers assistant coach Woody Widenhofer died Sunday at age 77. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Woody Widenhofer,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Woody played an important role coaching our famed Steel Curtain defense when he helped us win four Super Bowls in the 1970s. He coached [more]

Gerald McCoy takes modest deal while Ndamukong Suh once again waits

They were the second and third selections, respectively, in the 2010 draft. One quickly has agreed to terms on a new deal, while the other is once again waiting. Third overall pick Gerald McCoy, who spent 2019 with the Panthers after being cut but the Buccaneers, has a very reasonable three-year, $18.3 million contract with [more]

Top 25 remaining free agents

Of PFT’s original list of 100 free agents, NFL teams have tagged or agreed to terms with 85. But teams have made moves since then. Here is our list of the top 25 free agents currently on the market: 1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 2. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston 3. Seahawks edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney [more]

Darius Slay’s parting shot underscores culture clash in Detroit

Darius Slay had five years of experience in the Detroit Lions organization before Matt Patricia arrived as head coach. And Slay’s experience with Patricia shows what happens when 60 years of mediocrity-at-best slams into the Patriot Way. After the trade that sent Slay to the Eagles, Slay started talking on the record about Patricia. The [more]

Lions re-sign Miles Killebrew

The Lions have been busy adding free agents from outside the organization this week, but they closed out the first days of free agency by holding onto one of their own players. The team announced that they have agreed to terms with safety Miles Killebrew on a contract. No terms of the pact were disclosed. [more]

Eagles finalize trade, extension for Darius Slay

Cornerback Darius Slay got what he wanted. Slay wanted a trade away from the Lions and there are multiple reports on Thursday morning that Detroit has finalized a deal that will send him to the Eagles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions will get a third- and a fifth-round pick in exchange for [more]

Logan Thomas heading to Washington

Washington’s been monitoring the tight end market, and appears to have found one. According to John Keim of, Logan Thomas will sign with Washington. The former Virginia Tech quarterback was with the Lions last year, catching 16 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. After parting ways with Jordan Reed and seeing Vernon Davis [more]

Lions to sign Jayron Kearse

Former Vikings safety Jayron Kearse will stay in the NFC North. Kearse will sign with the Lions on what Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports is a one-year, $2.75 million deal. Last year Kearse played 25 percent of the Vikings’ defensive snaps and 53 percent of their special teams snaps. Kearse pleaded guilty to driving [more]

Report: “Framework” of deal in place to send Darius Slay to Eagles with extension

Darius Slay expressed a desire through his Twitter account on Wednesday evening that he hoped a trade to a new would be coming in the near future. That hope apparently is becoming a reality just a few hours later. According to Josina Anderson of, the framework for a deal is in place that would [more]

Rams get A’Shawn Robinson on a two-year, $17 million deal

Aaron Donald will have a new teammate playing inside with him in the defensive line. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson has agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Rams, NFL Media reports. Robinson ranks 98th on PFT’s top-100 free agents, leaving only 31 who either weren’t tagged or haven’t agreed to terms. Robinson, 24, [more]

Darius Slay hopes he’s traded soon

Lions cornerback Darius Slay is ready to leave Detroit. Slay, who has been the subject of trade speculation this offseason, wrote on Twitter after the Lions signed cornerback Desmond Trufant that he hoped Trufant’s arrival would result in the Lions moving him. “Hope that speeds up my trade process!” Slay wrote. Slay also tweeted at [more]

Washington signing J.D. McKissic to two-year deal

Washington has agreed to terms with running back J.D. McKissic on a two-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. McKissic, 26, spent last season with Detroit. He played 16 games with three starts, seeing action on 257 offensive snaps and 79 on special teams. McKissic had 72 touches for 438 yards and a touchdown. [more]

Lions sign Desmond Trufant

Veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant wasn’t unemployed for long. Trufant, who was cut by the Falcons on Monday, signed with the Lions today, according to multiple reports. The 29-year-old Trufant started every game he was healthy enough to play in his seven years in Atlanta, and he’ll likely start in Detroit as well — especially if [more]

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