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Bruce Arians: Clock is ticking for Buccaneers to get ready for opener against Saints

It’s been over 20 years since the last time Bruce Arians had to get ready for the start of a football season without some preseason games to help get his team ready to play games that count. Arians was the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama in 1997. He’s been in the NFL ever [more]

Will Antonio Brown get signed during training camp?

It’s been nearly a week since the NFL gave receiver Antonio Brown (partial) clarity regarding his status, with an eight-game suspension to be served in 2020 and, potentially, further punishment of an unresolved civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and rape.. Since then, no team has been linked to him in any serious way. [more]

Buccaneers plan a “voluntary” bubble during the regular season

Why bargain with the union for the right to compel players to live in a hotel all season when it can be done on a “voluntary” basis? NFL teams are waking up to the ability to create a hardened bubble without seeking formal permission to do so. The league already has said, in an email [more]

Saints promote Terry Fontenot to assistant G.M. of pro personnel

The Saints have made a change to the title of one of the top members of their personnel department. As noted by multiple media members, the Saints now list Terry Fontenot as their assistant General Manager of pro personnel. The move gives them a pair of assistant General Managers under Mickey Loomis as Jeff Ireland [more]

Voluntary bubbles could be the key to minimizing virus transmission

NFL teams have, technically, a “virtual bubble” around each practice facility. But the bubble bursts each night, as players and coaches go home. Coupled with testing that has a 24-hour turnaround, the ability of players to go home (and potentially catch the virus from a family member, even if the player himself doesn’t go anywhere) [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: Cam Newton is Cam Newton; I’m still Teddy Bridgewater

The Panthers were Cam Newton‘s team for nine seasons. He won a league MVP award and led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Newton, though, is in New England, and for the first time since 2010, the Panthers have a No. 1 quarterback not named Newton. For the first time since 2015, Teddy Bridgewater is [more]

Which teams should pursue Antonio Brown?

The NFL finally has given receiver Antonio Brown an answer, sort of, regarding his status. The question now becomes whether a team will sign him. Monday’s PFT Live included a draft of the teams that should consider signing Brown, one of the NFL’s best receivers of the past decade and a guy who has plenty [more]

Michael Thomas thinks he can break his own record for catches

It took 17 years for someone to break Marvin Harrison’s record for catches in a single season, but Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas thinks the wait for another record could be a short one. Thomas was the player who broke Harrison’s record by catching 149 passes last season and the prospect of becoming the first [more]

Saints cutting Taylor Stallworth

Defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth is going to be in the market for a new team. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Saints are cutting the two-year veteran from their roster. Stallworth made the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and appeared in 14 games during his rookie season. He was [more]

Saints trying to insulate players as much as possible

The NBA has shown us so far that sports in a bubble can work. Major League Baseball has shown us that sports outside a bubble does not go so smoothly. So Saints coach Sean Payton is trying to create as limited an experience for his team as possible. According to Peter King of NBC’s Football [more]

Saints cut nine players, including Tommylee Lewis

Earlier Sunday, it was reported the Saints had cut receiver Krishawn Hogan, cornerback Deatrick Nichols and fullback Ricky Ortiz. The NFL’s daily transactions list shows the Saints cut nine in all. The cuts include receiver Tommylee Lewis. Lewis, of course, was involved in one of the most controversial plays in NFL history when Rams cornerback [more]

Saints cut three, including Krishawn Hogan and Deatrick Nichols

The Saints started paring down their roster on Sunday. Amie Just of reports that the team has cut wide receiver Krishawn Hogan and Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that cornerback Deatrick Nichols and running back Ricky Ortiz have also been dropped in New Orleans. Hogan played eight games for the Saints last season and [more]

Saints place Kiko Alonso, Johnson Bademosi on PUP

The Saints placed linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Johnson Bademosi on the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Alonso continues to work his way back from a torn ACL in the Saints’ postseason loss to the Vikings. Bademosi ended last season on injured reserve with a foot injury. Alonso, who turns 30, arrived in New [more]

Drew Brees sidesteps whether 2020 will be his last season

It’s become a given in league circles that 2020 will be the final season of Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ first-ballot-Hall-of-Fame career. Brees isn’t ready to give in to that line of thinking, however. Speaking to reporters for the first time during training camp, Brees sidestepped the question of whether he’s reaching the end of the [more]

Saints signing Bennie Fowler

The Saints are signing receiver Bennie Fowler, Nick Underhill at NewOrleans.Football reports. Fowler, 29, played eight games for the Giants last season and made 23 catches for 193 yards. He also rushed for 20 yards. The Giants released Fowler in November. Fowler entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in [more]

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