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Andy Reid calls “first dibs” on Alex Smith if he goes into coaching

Alex Smith played five seasons in Kansas City. His final season there came in 2017 as he groomed Patrick Mahomes to take over his job. Sure enough, the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Football Team in 2018, opening the door for Mahomes to become a league MVP and eventually a Super Bowl MVP for [more]

Alex Smith considered signing with Jaguars after visiting Jacksonville

Alex Smith announced his retirement Monday, but the quarterback had a chance to continue his career. Multiple teams were interested in Smith, according to NFL Media, and Smith said he visited Jacksonville before making his decision to call it quits final. Smith said he was “so excited” about the possibility of reuniting with Urban Meyer, [more]

Wayne Gallman visiting 49ers

The 49ers are meeting with a potential addition to their offensive backfield. Field Yates of ESPN reports that running back Wayne Gallman is visiting with the team. Gallman led the Giants in rushing last season after taking over as the lead back in the wake of Saquon Barkley‘s torn ACL. The 2017 fourth-round pick ran [more]

Bruce Arians: I’m not bothered by players not participating in in-person work

Buccaneers players released a statement last week saying that they would not participate in voluntary, in-person portions of the team’s offseason program. Earlier this offseason, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that veteran players love not having a regular offseason of work because it means younger players are not getting developed. The Buccaneers have a [more]

Tom Brady again expects to lead informal workouts

After having surgery on his left knee six or so weeks ago, Tom Brady is not ready to throw yet. But when he is, the Bucs quarterback expects to lead his teammates in informal workouts away from the team facility again. “Yeah,” Brady said at Bruce Arians’ Family Foundation gala, via Jenna Laine of ESPN. [more]

Raiders sign Rasul Douglas

The Raiders announced an addition to their secondary on Monday. Cornerback Rasul Douglas is the new member of the club. He is the first outside addition of the offseason for a cornerback group that also includes Damon Arnette, Trayvon Mullen, Amik Robertson, Nevin Lawson, and Isaiah Johnson. Douglas was a third-round pick by the Eagles [more]

Seahawks: We are gathering more information about Aldon Smith incident

Monday brought word that Seahawks edge rusher Aldon Smith is wanted on a battery charge in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana and the team has issued a statement about the matter. The team said that they have been in contact with Smith about the incident, which took place on April 17, and that they are waiting [more]

Ezekiel Turner re-signs with Cardinals

The Cardinals re-signed a couple of linebackers last week and added a third to the list on Monday. The team announced that Ezekiel Turner has signed the restricted free agent tender they extended to him earlier this year. They re-signed restricted free agent Dennis Gardeck and exclusive rights free agent Kylie Fitts last week. Turner [more]

Washington cuts Bryce Love

After two years and zero games, Bryce Love is done in Washington. Love, the Football Team’s 2019 fourth-round draft pick, has been cut, according to multiple reports. The 23-year-old Love was a first-team All-American at Stanford in 2017 and the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. But in 2018 he struggled through injuries and didn’t play [more]

Vikings players say “many of us” will not attend in-person work this offseason

NFL teams were able to start the first phase of offseason programs on Monday and Vikings players joined their peers from 19 other teams in issuing a statement about their plans for the in-person portion of that program. As has been the case for a number of those teams, the Vikings players said that many [more]

Rams COO optimistic Matthew Stafford will “help put us over the top”

Rams COO Kevin Demoff says there are no regrets about the contract they gave Jared Goff, but there’s no question they think they upgraded at quarterback when they replaced Goff with Matthew Stafford this offseason. Demoff said Stafford has a veteran presence that will help the Rams, and that Stafford may be the difference between [more]

Which franchises would be in an eight-team NFL Super League?

The talk of a Super League of soccer teams provided the impetus for Monday’s PFT Live draft: Which NFL teams would receive charter membership in an eight-team Super League? We’ve given the Chiefs and the Buccaneers charter membership, given the current state of both teams. Simms and I picked the next six. It wasn’t easy. [more]

Could current offseason workout fight cause more teams to use workout bonuses?

With the current labor deal between the NFL and NFL Players Association in place for another decade, the question of whether players will or won’t show up for voluntary workouts could linger. There’s a way that teams could try to deal with it. More teams could begin to use workout bonuses more regularly, in an [more]

Stephen Jones: Early run on QBs in draft “certainly helps us out”

The Cowboys signed Dak Prescott to a new contract this offseason and that move takes them out of the market for a quarterback at the top of this month’s draft. Plenty of other teams are in that market and the first three picks are widely expected to be quarterbacks. Two others could come off the [more]

Aldon Smith wanted in Louisiana on battery charge

Aldon Smith signed with the Seahawks last week, but his availability for the coming season could be impacted by a criminal case in Louisiana. Travers Mackel of WDSU shares a bulletin from St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann stating that Smith is wanted for second degree battery. Smith allegedly committed that battery during an incident [more]

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