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Louisiana judge allows suit against NFL over Rams-Saints missed call to continue

A Louisiana judge allowed a lawsuit against the NFL seeking damages over the errant pass interference no-call late in the NFC Championship game in January. According to Kevin McGill of the Associated Press, Louisiana Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorneys for the plaintiffs can request documents from the NFL and and [more]

Chiefs lead the way with Vegas win totals

Camps open soon (the Broncos already have started practicing), and the folks in Vegas have adjusted their projected over-under win totals for 2019. The Chiefs currently lead the way with 12, followed by the Patriots at 11. The Rams and Saints are next at 10.5, followed by the Chargers, Eagles, and Colts at 9.5 The Bears, Packers, [more]

Saints place Carl Granderson on did not report list

The Saints placed defensive end Carl Granderson on the did not report list as the team’s rookies opened training camp Thursday. They also placed receiver Emmanuel Butler on the non-football injury list. Granderson is serving a six-month jail sentence in Wyoming. Earlier this month, Granderson agreed to plea no contest to one count of sexual [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 8: Is Father Time closing in on Drew Brees?

The Saints have had, over the past two years, heartbreaking exits from the postseason. Coach Sean Payton has expressed confidence that they’ll be able to return to 0-0 and climb once again. Maybe they’ll be able to process the heartbreak of the Minneapolis Miracle and the NFC Championship non-call debacle, but there will be another [more]

Saints’ Zach Wood is the lowest-rated player in Madden

Several NFL players have complained in recent days about their Madden ratings, with some telling fans to boycott the game, others describing themselves as salty, and others saying they’ll use Madden as extra motivation. But we haven’t heard from the lowest-rated player in the game. That would be Saints long snapper Zach Wood, whose overall [more]

Terron Armstead: Tips learned at OL summit can be an asset

After Broncos linebacker Von Miller hosted his pass rush summit earlier this year, he downplayed the notion of a backlash against players from different teams sharing tips that could then be used against them at some point in the future. Saints left tackle Terron Armstead attended an offensive line summit put together by Eagles right [more]

Todd Gurley should be very happy with his Madden rating

We’ve spent plenty of time the past couple of days talking about players being upset with their ratings in the new Madden game, and the motivation they have drawn from it. One player who shouldn’t be upset (and in turn has no basis for extra motiviation) is Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley is the [more]

Saints to expand package of tight end plays for Jared Cook

It took a little time for Saints tight end Jared Cook to officially join the team. Since then, the team apparently has been spending plenty of time coming up with ways to use him. “New tight end comes in for us this year,” coach Sean Payton recently told Chris Simms. “Jared Cook from Oakland. We’re [more]

Al Riveron vows to overturn only “clear and obvious” PI plays

Remember not long ago when no one knew what a catch was? The debate about what pass interference is (or isn’t) is about to begin. Although NFL referees Tony Corrente and Ron Torbert said nothing changes for officials with pass interference now reviewable, it could have a huge impact on the game as Mike Florio [more]

Giants suspend Kamrin Moore after arrest

The Giants took the proactive step of not only announcing a suspension, but announcing a player’s arrest. The team just sent out word that safety Kamrin Moore was “suspended by the team pending further investigation,” after he was arrested in New Jersey “for an alleged domestic violence-related incident.” According to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, Moore [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Ricky Williams glad to see NFL study marijuana as a pain-management tool

David Irving wants credit for the NFL’s marijuana study. Irving doesn’t deserve any credit, but maybe Ricky Williams does. The NFL has eased its marijuana policy since Williams played, but the league still bans it even if a player is using it under the supervision of a doctor and even in states where it is [more]

Offensive linemen hold their own summit to try to counter pass rushers

Broncos linebacker Von Miller started a pass-rushing summit three years ago. It prompted the league’s offensive linemen to start their own get together two years ago. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson and 50 current and future offensive linemen, including Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and Saints left tackle Terron Armstead, began their Offensive Line Masterminds [more]

Al Riveron on expanded replay for pass interference: Let’s get it right

If not for the obvious missed call in the NFC Championship Game, the NFL would not have added instant replay for pass interference. But it happened, and they have. The NFL is holding its annual officiating clinic in Plano, Texas, this weekend, and expanded replay was all the talk in the media session with Al [more]

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