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Champ Kelly, George Paton to interview with Broncos Friday

The Broncos will kick off their General Manager search with a pair of interviews on Friday. Albert Breer of reports that Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton will meet with the team. They are part of a group of five candidates who have been identified as [more]

Everson Griffen appears interested in returning to Vikings

It looks like defensive end Everson Griffen is angling for a return to the Vikings. Griffen spent 10 years with the Vikings before signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys as a free agent last offseason. Griffen was traded to the Lions during the season and is now set for free agency. In recent days, [more]

Brad Holmes, George Paton interview for Lions G.M. job

The Lions announced the completion of a pair of interviews for their General Manager position. The team spoke with Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes and Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. The Lions created the opening when they fired Bob Quinn in November. Holmes has also interviewed with the Falcons this week. Paton’s name [more]

Kirk Cousins is the NFC offensive player of the week

The Vikings had a disappointing season, but they were able to end it with a win. Quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ play had something to do with that. Cousins went 28-of-40 for 405 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings held off the Lions for a 37-35 win. Cousins also ran for a touchdown and benefitted from [more]

Mike Zimmer “probably miscalculated” impact of defensive losses

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said late in the regular season that the team’s defense was the worst that he’d ever coached and the seeds for the unit’s struggles were planted in the offseason. The Vikings parted ways with a number of veteran defenders, including defensive end Everson Griffen, defensive tackle Linval Joseph, and three [more]

Broncos line up interviews with handful of G.M candidates

The Denver Broncos have lined up interviews with several candidates for their newly vacate General Manager job after John Elway decided to cede that role to a new person. Via Mike Klis of 9News, the Broncos have interviews scheduled with New Orleans Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot and Chicago Bears assistant director of [more]

Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2021. Six of the 15 are finalists for the first time. Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are a vote away from Canton in their first year of eligibility. In addition, Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., [more]

Mike Zimmer: Gary Kubiak will take some time before deciding what to do

A source has revealed to PFT that Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak plans to retire, but head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t confirm that news on Tuesday. “He’s taking some time to mentally think about the season and where he’s at health-wise and then he’ll decide what he wants to do,” Zimmer said, via video released [more]

Even Kirk Cousins didn’t agree with roughing the passer penalty on Lions

It hasn’t been discussed much because it happened in a game between two mathematically eliminated teams in Week 17, but one of the worst calls of the season took place in Sunday’s Vikings-Lions game. The Vikings were going for it on fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line when Detroit’s Tracy Walker came through on a blitz [more]

Gary Kubiak plans to retire as Vikings offensive coordinator

Another year, another search for an offensive coordinator in Minnesota. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak plans to retire. Kubiak, 59, became assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2020, a year after joining the team as assistant head coach and offensive advisor. He added the coordinator role [more]

Stefon Diggs generates most catches, receiving yards

The first year of the Stefon Diggs experiment in Buffalo went very well. Diggs led the league with 127 catches and 1,535 receiving yards. Finishing second in catches were Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Packers receiver Davante Adams, with 115 catches each. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had 105 catches — but he finished second [more]

Dolphins will pick third in 2021 NFL Draft thanks to Laremy Tunsil trade

The Dolphins didn’t get the on-field results that they needed to make the playoffs, but they did have one thing go their way. Sam Sloman doinked a last second field goal off the upright, but it still went through and the Titans beat the Texans 41-38 to secure the AFC South title. They also secured [more]

Justin Jefferson breaks a Randy Moss record

A Randy Moss record has fallen. Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has broken the rookie receiving record set by Moss in 1998. That year, Moss had 1,313 receiving yards. Moss also had 17 receiving touchdowns, which helped him win the offensive rookie of the year award. Jefferson has only seven receiving touchdowns. Still, Jefferson has shown [more]

NFL Week 17 early inactives: DeVante Parker will play, Bills rest Tre’Davious White

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Dolphins are in Buffalo to try to beat the Bills and advance to the playoffs without relying on help from any other teams. They will have the help of wide receiver [more]

All Week 17 games are on as scheduled

The final day of the regular season is set to proceed as scheduled. NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy announced that all 16 games are set to go on as planned. There was no concern about 15 of the games on Sunday morning, but there was some question about the Browns and Steelers due [more]

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