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Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Brett Favre seeks to end youth tackle football

Brett Favre is remembered for his Hall of Fame football career, but if he has his way, he’ll also be known as much for ending youth tackle football in America. The former NFL MVP has become the face of the movement. “I think it’s going to take someone who has poured his blood, sweat and [more]

Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers understands him now

One of the earliest bricks in the wall between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers came when Rodgers was drafted, and the older quarterback said: “My contract doesn’t say I have to get Aaron Rodgers ready to play. Now hopefully he watches me and gets something from that.” But over time, that wall has come down, and [more]

Mike Pettine won’t spend much time away from football

After two years out of football, Mike Pettine won’t be away from football for very long. As explained by Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal, Pettine will take a limited break before getting ready for his first training camp as the Packers defensive coordinator. “That will last about a week, and then I’ll start [more]

Aaron Rodgers leads all Madden quarterbacks with a 99 rating

If the Madden team ratings didn’t induce some raised eyebrows, the base quarterback ratings for the new edition of the game will. Via USA Today, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads the way with a maximum rating of 99. At No. 2, with a 97, is the reigning NFL MVP, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Seven points [more]

Which teams have a chance to win the next two Super Bowls?

Inspired by Brooks Koepka winning the last two U.S. Opens, Monday’s PFT Live draft posed this question: Which NFL teams have the best chance to win the next two Super Bowls? Yes, no team has won two Super Bowls in a row since 2003-04. And the Eagles didn’t make the list in large part because [more]

Mike McCarthy says Packers will go running back by committee

Don’t expect any one running back to carry the load in Green Bay this season. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the demands of the position are such that running backs Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, and Aaron Jones will all be better off if none of them get too many carries. “The fact of the matter [more]

Packers coach sees long-term benefits to excusing vets from minicamp

For Mike McCarthy, letting his veterans out of minicamp is on its face a reward for the guys who have been through years of his practices. But the Packers coach also sees long-term value to letting his 16 players with six years or more in the league out of three days of offseason practices. McCarthy [more]

Roethlisberger isn’t thinking about his next contract

A year removed from musing about retirement, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans to keep going. Which means that he could indeed be going beyond the duration of his current contract, which expires after the 2019 season. Roethlisberger says he’s not thinking about that. “I have two years on my contract. I’m not going to be [more]

Praising players who played through pain

A decade ago, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open with a torn ACL. Which inspired Friday’s PFT Live draft. Which included as one of the picks one of the men doing the picking. The topic: Top player performances through pain. And, yes, PFT Live co-host Chris Simms merits a spot on the list, because he [more]

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix vows not to holdout, saying “you’re just wasting your time”

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix skipped organized team activities. That may — or may not — have been over his desire for a new contract. The Packers safety winked twice when answering questions about his absence. His godmother, Alisa Dorsett, died last month after suffering a heart attack while in Alabama for his college graduation. That was [more]

Mike Daniels: Aaron Rodgers should get what Aaron Rodgers requests

Everyone knows that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who currently makes $22 million per year, deserves to be the highest-paid player in football. And that includes Packers teammates like defensive lineman Mike Daniels, who stated the obvious during a Monday appearance on NFL Network. “I think that Aaron should get a lot of money,” Daniels said, [more]

Packers excuse 16 veterans from minicamp practices

At a time when coaches annually bemoan the lack of work they get with players, the Packers are giving some of their regulars the week off. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he was excusing 16 veterans from this week’s minicamp again, after having good participation in OTAs. This is the third straight year he’s [more]

Which players should be the highest paid at their positions?

The Cowboys have made guard Zack Martin the highest-paid guard in football, or at least close to it. And that provided the idea for one of two Tuesday PFT Live drafts. Which players currently deserve to be the highest-paid players at their positions? It was a lively and spirited debate, with Chris Simms and yours [more]

Which NFL dynasties were the most dominant?

The Golden State Warriors recently won their third NBA championship in four years. Which provided the spark for a PFT Live draft. Which are the most dominant dynasties in NFL history? Chris Simms and I battled it out on Monday, and Stats issued a (misguided) verdict. You can check out our choices and chime in [more]

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