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DeAndre Thompkins works out for Patriots, Giants, others

Penn State receiver DeAndre Thompkins ran a 4.33 on his Pro Day, with several teams showing interest since. Thompkins has workouts with the Packers, Jets, Giants, Bills, Ravens, Patriots and Lions, Bo Marchionte of reports. Thompkins also has taken visits. He caught 25 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns and returned 18 punts [more]

If there’s no deal, which teams should call the Seahawks about Russell Wilson?

So if the deadline imposed by quarterback Russell Wilson on the Seahawks comes and goes without a new contract, what happens next? Here’s one thing that should happen: Other teams without short-list franchise quarterbacks should call the Seahawks to inquire regarding what it would take to get Wilson via trade. That doesn’t mean he will [more]

Matt Millen welcomed back to work by adoring fans

On Christmas Eve, Matt Millen had a new heart put in his body to replace the old, failing one. Saturday, he was back in the broadcast booth, talking about the spring game at his alma mater, Penn State. “I never thought anything about not doing this,” Millen joked, via Audrey Snyder of The Athletic. “I just [more]

Charles Washington signs tender

The Lions announced exclusive rights free agent Charles Washington signed his tender Saturday. The safety signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State in 2016. He spent his rookie season on the team’s practice squad. Washington has appeared in 29 games the past two seasons, primarily on special teams. He [more]

Defensive linemen dominate the list of top available free agents

Free agency has cooled down considerably in the NFL, but if you’re a fan of a team that needs some defensive line help, you’re in luck. Plenty of good defensive linemen are still available, a month after free agency began. The top two players still available in our Free Agent Top 100 are former Lions [more]

Matt Millen to broadcast Penn State spring game

Longtime NFL linebacker and former Lions executive is recovering from a heart transplant, and the recovery is going well enough for him to get back to work. Via Gary Peterson of the Bay Area News Group, Millen will broadcast the Penn State spring football game for the Big Ten Network this weekend. Millen received his [more]

Colts, Buccaneers, Lions, Giants among teams meeting with Brian Burns

The pass rushing skills that Brian Burns showed at Florida State have put him into a group of defensive players generally expected to be selected in the first round of the draft later this month. He’s probably not going to go as high as Nick Bosa or Josh Allen, but he said on Chris Simms [more]

Colts host Spencer Ware

The Colts have Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in their backfield, but they are not done looking. Indianapolis kicked the tires on former Chiefs running back Spencer Ware, hosting him for a free agent visit, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Ware, 27, visited the Lions last month. The Seahawks made Ware a sixth-round [more]

Lions sign Tom Savage to compete for backup job

The Lions announced Tuesday that they signed free agent quarterback Tom Savage. Savage, 28, will compete with Connor Cook for the backup job behind Matthew Stafford. He joins the Lions after spending last season with the Bengals and 49ers after the Saints cut him out of the preseason. Savage has not appeared in a regular-season [more]

Lions visit with Noah Fant

The Lions were clear in February about their plans to upgrade at tight end and they didn’t waste any time in free agency before signing Jesse James to help in that quest. Their efforts may not stop there. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Iowa tight end Noah Fant is in Detroit to [more]

Lions reportedly changing the carpet at Ford Field

The Lions are trying to create a new look on the field, and have spent aggressively this offseason to do so. They’re also getting a new field. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are expected to add a new artificial surface, replacing their six year old FieldTurf. “We will likely [more]

Jaguars, Seahawks, Bills among Rashan Gary’s visits

Former Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is making his way through a good number of the league’s 32 teams on his pre-draft visits. Gary said last month that the Raiders, 49ers, Jets, Giants and Bengals were on his list of visits and he updated his itinerary during an appearance on Chris Simms Unbuttoned this week. [more]

Berkley Edwards working out for Lions as a receiver

His football career hasn’t gone as smoothly as his father’s or brother’s, but Berkley Edwards is not giving up his football dream. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Michigan running back Berkley Edwards is trying out for the Lions as a wide receiver at their local Pro Day. Berkley played mostly running back [more]

Kingsley Keke has visits with Patriots, Cowboys, others

Texas A&M defensive lineman Kingsley Keke has a busy month, with five visits and three private workouts. He will travel to the Houston, New England, Detroit, Dallas and Denver, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. He also has private workouts with the Bills, Saints and Titans. In four seasons at A&M, Keke played 43 [more]

Dolphins, Lions paid Tyree Jackson on-campus visits

Tyree Jackson isn’t at the top of the list of quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, but the University of Buffalo product has some attributes that have drawn the attention of scouts. Jackson needs some polish as a player, but is 6’7″ with a strong right arm and he ran a 4.59 40-yard dash at [more]

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