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Chiefs-Cardinals, Raiders-Chargers highlight Sunday afternoon schedule in Week 1

The three biggest games of the league’s opening weekend all were previously reported: The Bills and Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season with a Thursday Night Football game at SoFi Stadium; the Bucs will play at the Cowboys in the first Sunday Night Football game, which is a rematch of their season opener [more]

Vikings sign Ty Chandler, Jalen Nailor

The Vikings have signed two more draft picks, getting fifth-rounder Ty Chandler and sixth-rounder Jalen Nailor under contract.The NFL’s transactions report also confirmed the signings of first-round choice Lewis Cine, fifth-round choice Esezi Otomewo and seventh-rounder Nick Muse. They also reportedly have agreed to terms with sixth-rounder Vederian Lowe.That leaves second-rounder Andrew Booth Jr., second-rounder [more]

Vikings agree to terms with Esezi Otomewo, Vederian Lowe

Two more Vikings draft picks have agreed to deals with the team.Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that fifth-round edge rusher Esezi Otomewo and sixth-round tackle Vederian Lowe have agreed to four-year contracts. The Vikings agreed to terms with first-round pick Lewis Cine and seventh-rounder Nick Muse on Wednesday.Otomewo and Lowe are now teammates, [more]

Report: Patriots-Vikings on Thanksgiving night

Kirk Cousins, beware.The Patriots reportedly will make their return to fourth Thursday in November since the notorious Mark Sanchez butt fumble game of 2012. According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the Vikings will host the Patriots on Thanksgiving night. The game will be televised by NBC.We have not independently confirmed this report. But [more]

Saints to open season with Falcons, Bucs, Panthers, Vikings in first four games

The full 2022 NFL schedule won’t be released until tonight, but some details are trickling out, including how the Saints will open the season.New Orleans gets three divisional opponents to start, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football.The Saints’ opener is at Atlanta, then in Week Two they host the Buccaneers, and they’re at Carolina in [more]

Vikings, Lewis Cine agreed to terms

The last pick of the first round of the 2022 NFL draft has agreed to his rookie contract.Vikings safety Lewis Cine, selected with the 32nd and final pick of the first round, agreed to terms today.It’s a four-year, $11,494,155, fully guaranteed deal, his agent told Adam Schefter.Cine was in the news today because he said [more]

Lewis Cine: Buccaneers repeatedly said they’d take me at No. 27, and didn’t

It seems that every year a player emerges from the draft explaining that a team had claimed it would draft him in a certain spot and did not.This year, one such player is Vikings safety Lewis Cine. Via SI.com, Cine recently told Richard Sherman that an unnamed team holding the twenty-seventh overall pick (i.e., the [more]

Mississippi sues Brett Favre over allegedly misspent welfare dollars

Mississippi’s favorite son is on the verge of becoming persona non grata.Via the Associated Press, the Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and others in an effort to recover millions in allegedly misspent welfare dollars.Other defendants include Brett DiBiase, Ted DiBiase Sr., and Ted “Teddy” DiBiase Jr., each of [more]

Titans-Bills, Vikings-Eagles will be Week Two Monday night doubleheader

The NFL is announcing a handful of games ahead of Thursday night’s release of the full schedule and Monday morning brought word of a Monday night doubleheader in September.It will take place on September 19 in Week Two and will feature intra-conference games from the AFC and NFC. The Titans will be visiting the Bills [more]

George Paton explains relevance of having a quarterback who is “a winner,” like Russell Wilson

When the Broncos introduced quarterback Russell Wilson in March, G.M. George Paton said of Wilson, among other things, “he’s a winner.” That’s a term that sets some people off, given the lingering debate over whether wins are relevant to the assessment of quarterbacks.Paton visited #PFTPM this week. I asked him to explain his position on [more]

Vikings waive Jordon Scott

The Vikings have waived nose tackle Jordon Scott, according to the league’s transactions report.They had to make a move to open a spot for kicker Gabe Brkic on the 90-player offeseason roster.Scott originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon in 2021. He went on the Vikings’ injured reserve list [more]

Vikings signing Gabe Brkic

The Vikings are adding a kicker.Per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota has signed undrafted free agent Gabe Brkic.Brkic played his college ball at Oklahoma and was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2021. He hit 20-of-26 field goals last season while also hitting 57-of-58 extra points.In all, Brkic connected [more]

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