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Bucs sign second-round pick Carlton Davis

The Bucs announced the signing of second-round pick Carlton Davis on Thursday. The team got first-round pick Vita Vea under contract earlier in the day. Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter praised Davis after Thursday’s OTA. “He’s been real consistent,” Koetter said. “All of the rookies that are practicing are holding their own and that’s why [more]

Pete Carroll expects Earl Thomas at the team’s mandatory minicamp

Earl Thomas, Frank Clark and Byron Maxwell skipped the Seahawks’ organized team activities Thursday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT reports. Thomas has not taken part in any of the team’s voluntary offseason program as he seeks either a new contract or a trade. But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday he has [more]

Doug Baldwin calls President Trump “an idiot”

Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he was “not surprised” by the NFL’s new national anthem policy. A day later, the Seahawks receiver expressed even less surprise at President Trump’s suggestion that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem maybe “shouldn’t be in the country.” “He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said, via video [more]

David Tepper meets with Panthers players about anthem issue

New Panthers owner David Tepper isn’t wasting any time wading into NFL business. According to Kelsey Riggs of WCNC, Tepper flew straight from being approved at the Atlanta owners meeting to Charlotte to meet with some of his new employees yesterday. Tepper apparently discussed the league’s new anthem policy with a few of the team [more]

Rico Gathers working hard to be “on somebody’s 53-man roster” this season

The Cowboys saw tight ends Jason Witten and James Hanna retire this offseason. It leaves a hole at the position even with their selection of Dalton Schultz in the fourth round. Rico Gathers, who did not play a regular-season game in his first two seasons, acknowledges the opportunity. He spent his rookie season on the [more]

Cardinals sign second-rounder Christian Kirk

The Cardinals are down to one unsigned pick. Wide receiver Christian Kirk agreed to a four-year deal with the team on Thursday, which leaves third-round center Mason Cole as the only member of the draft class without a contract. Kirk was selected with the 47th overall pick in the second round despite a recent arrest [more]

Reuben Foster rejoins 49ers on Thursday

Reuben Foster has rejoined the 49ers, reporting to the team’s training complex Thursday. The linebacker had stayed away from the 49ers’ offseason work since domestic violence charges were filed in April, with the team waiting for the case to play out in court. California Superior Court Judge Nona Klippen ruled Wednesday that insufficient evidence exists [more]

Terrance Williams’ attorney: Kendall Wright not involved in wreck

Terrance Williams threw Kendall Wright under his $325,000 Lamborghini early Saturday morning — figuratively — by telling police the Vikings receiver wrecked his car. But Williams was lying, according to his own attorney. Chip Lewis, Williams’ attorney, said the Cowboys receiver was in the car alone when it crashed, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning [more]

Mark Ingram will show up for mandatory minicamp

Mark Ingram wants a new contract, and he’s willing to let his bosses know that. But he’s not going to get fined in the process. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints coach Sean Payton said that Ingram would be at the team’s mandatory minicamp June 12-14. Ingram has skipped the rest of the offseason [more]

DeMarcus Lawrence on not holding out: I’m not everybody else; I’m DeMarcus

While Le'Veon Bell remains a holdout from the Steelers’ offseason program after the team placed the franchise tag on him for a second consecutive season, DeMarcus Lawrence signed his franchise tag within hours of receiving it. Why, the Cowboys defensive end was asked? “Cause I’m not everybody else,” Lawrence said. “I’m DeMarcus. DeMarcus does what [more]

Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has somehow become accepted as appropriate, as long as helps achieve [more]

Buccaneers sign Vita Vea

The Buccaneers have their first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft under contract. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that defensive tackle Vita Vea has agreed to a deal with the team. Vea was selected with the 12th overall pick after the Bucs moved down from No. 7 in a trade with the [more]

Terrance Williams told police Kendall Wright crashed his car

After Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams‘ Lamborghini was found crashed by the side of the road, police quickly found him and arrested him for public intoxication. But Williams was not arrested for the crash itself — which he blamed on Vikings receiver Kendall Wright. Video of the arrest shows that when police questioned Williams about how [more]

Who are the NFL’s best receivers?

We’re always looking for ideas for the patent-pending PFT Live draft. On Wednesday, Browns receiver Jarvis Landry handed us one. He said he’s the best receiver in the NFL. Many disagreed. So Simms and I decided to settle it by making the question the subject of Thursday’s three-round draft. I won the toss and deferred. [more]

Eagles sign LB Kyle Wilson

The Eagles linebacking corps got shaken up this week when Paul Worrilow tore his ACL in practice and Mychal Kendricks was released. The team announced the addition of a new player to the group on Thursday. Kyle Wilson has been signed to the team after trying out during their recent rookie minicamp. Wilson went undrafted [more]

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