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Eagles: We were fortunate to have Chris Long

Defensive end Chris Long announced his retirement from the NFL on Saturday night after spending the last 11 years playing for three teams in the NFL. The final two years of that career were spent with the Eagles and saw Long win both a Super Bowl and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. [more]

Chris Long retires after 11 seasons

Defensive lineman Chris Long, the second overall pick in the draft, two-time Super Bowl champion, and 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year, has retired from the game. “Cheers,” he tweeted on Saturday night. “Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of [more]

Report: Competition Committee could tweak P.I. challenge rule

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, a member of the Competition Committee, said two weeks ago he didn’t expect any changes to the league’s expanded replay rule. “I think we’re going to go with the way we left it in terms of what’s reviewable and what’s not, in terms of the replay itself,” Jones said [more]

Rams waive Justin Sumpter

The Rams waived receiver Justin Sumpter on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transactions. Sumpter was an undrafted free agent from Kennesaw State, which started football during Sumpter’s freshman season of 2015. As a senior, he caught 21 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns out of the team’s triple-option offense. He made 33 receptions for [more]

Looking at the NFL’s best nicknames

With the duo of Jets defensive linemen Quinnen and Leonard Williams being dubbed the “Twinkie Twins” by a teammate, we decided to borrow that idea for Wednesday’s PFT Live. It was an easy leap to make — what are the best nicknames for a duo or group in NFL history? Simms and I picked three [more]

Rams sign Cooper Kupp’s brother

The Rams aren’t signing draft picks yet, but they are signing the relatives of previous picks. The team announced the addition of Eastern Washington wide receiver Ketner Kupp. He also went through a tryout with the 49ers before finding a place with a familiar face. He’s the brother of receiver Cooper Kupp, who also played [more]

As usual, Rams are the last team to sign their draft picks

Most of this year’s draft picks have already signed their rookie contracts, and every team has signed at least some of their rookies — every team except the Rams. As usual, the Rams are the last team to get started on signing draft picks, continuing a policy they’ve had for several years. The Rams’ policy [more]

Connor Barwin visits the Dolphins

He’s a 10-year veteran who has played for four teams. He’s now potentially on track for an 11th year and a fifth team. Per multiple reports, Connor Barwin will visit the Dolphins. A second-round pick of the Texans in 2009, Barwin has played for Houston, Philadelphia, the Rams, and the Giants. He has 56.5 career [more]

Report: Rams to have joint practices with Chargers

When your team headquarters are located in the same greater metropolitan area, it makes it rather easy to get together for joint practices. The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will do just that this fall, according to Vincent Bonsignore of Additionally, the report also says the Rams and Oakland Raiders will conduct [more]

Rams officially add 22 undrafted free agents

The Los Angeles Rams officially announced their 22-man class of undrafted free agent signings on Monday. The Rams had previously reached deals with 19 undrafted free agents but signed three more to their class as well. The group consists of five wide receivers, four defensive tackles, four offensive tackles, three tight ends, two linebackers, a [more]

Looking at the best conspiracy theories in the NFL

The NBA draft lottery happens tonight, and there could be a brand-new conspiracy theory regarding the team that randomly (or otherwise) secures dibs on Zion Williamson. That sparked memories of the NBA draft lottery that allowed the Knicks to secure dibs on Patrick Ewing in the first-ever draft lottery, 34 years ago. And that sparked [more]

Matt Longacre visiting Ravens today

Free agent Matt Longacre is on a visit to Baltimore today, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. It is the first known visit for Longacre. Longacre, 27, played 13 games and started seven at linebacker for the Rams last season. He had 17 tackles, a sack and six quarterback hits. He has spent his [more]

Rams think Darrell Henderson can be like Alvin Kamara in their offense

The Rams have said that the decision to draft former Memphis running back Darrell Henderson wasn’t a reflection on the status of starter Todd Gurley, but was only about Henderson bringing a different element to the offense. That element may be similar to what Alvin Kamara does in New Orleans. Rams General Manager Les Snead [more]

John Parry: Pass interference replay would have changed a big Super Bowl play

The referee who called this year’s Super Bowl says if the new rule allowing replay to review pass interference had been in effect, a potentially game-altering play would have changed. John Parry, who retired from refereeing and now works for ESPN, says that if he and the league’s officiating office had been able to use [more]

Which teams will see the biggest drop in wins this year?

On Wednesday, PFT Live considered the teams that could gain the most wins in comparison to 2018. On Thursday, we flipped it around. Which teams will experience the greatest dip in victories this season? Simms and I drafted three teams each. And we quickly learned it’s not easy to look at teams with double-digit win [more]

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