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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]

Seahawks place four rookies on PUP

The Seahawks placed four rookies on the physically unable to perform list and another on the non-football injury list, according to Wednesday’s official NFL transactions report. Seattle’s rookies reported to training camp today, a week ahead of the veterans. Defensive back Marquise Blair, linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven, defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas and offensive guard Phil Haynes [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]

Seahawks have rookies reporting a week earlier this year

The Seahawks have never had their rookies report to training camp before their veterans in the Pete Carroll era. They will this year. The Seahawks are breaking from recent tradition, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports, with the rookies reporting Wednesday. Seattle’s veterans report July 24 with their first training camp practice a day [more]

Chris Maragos announces his retirement

Chris Maragos last played an NFL game with the Eagles in Week Six of the 2017 season and the knee injury he suffered that week has brought his playing career to an end. Maragos spent all of last season on the physically unable to perform list and the Eagles released the safety/special teamer in February [more]

Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

Alex Collins broke his leg two weeks ago, underwent surgery

The Ravens waived running back Alex Collins only hours after his March arrest. He has remained a free agent since but hoped to find a new home after his trial on drug and gun charges. That likely won’t happen for a few weeks. Collins announced on Instagram that he recently broke his leg and underwent [more]

Golden Tate calls Matthew Stafford, not Russell Wilson, “best QB I’ve played with”

Golden Tate has caught passes from both Russell Wilson in Seattle and Matthew Stafford in Detroit, and he has a strongly held opinion of which one of them is better. Tate told WDIV in Detroit that Stafford is the best quarterback he’s played with during his 10-year NFL career, which also saw him spend half [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]

DK Metcalf tries to show he’s more than a one-route wideout

Receiver DK Metcalf nearly slid all the way to round three for two reasons. First, he’s believed to be injury prone. Second, he’s regarded as a guy who has a limited route tree. The large, fast, and ripped Metcalf specializes in running in a straight line down the field. He’s trying to persuade the doubters [more]

DeAndre Hopkins is the only offensive player in Madden 20 to get a 99 rating

Antonio Brown may soon be demanding a trade from Madden. The Raiders receiver, who earned a 99 rating in the 2019 version of the game, didn’t get a 99 this year. Of four 99s in all, only one plays offense: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins. The other 99 ratings belong to Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, [more]

Pete Carroll: It was great to have healthy C.J. Prosise this offseason

The Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round of the 2018 draft and the plan in the backfield for this year appears to start with a Penny/Chris Carson combination at the top of the depth chart. Injuries and ineffectiveness can lead to plans going awry and that could leave space for another running back [more]

NFL suspends Malik McDowell for two games

Defensive tackle Malik McDowell hasn’t found a new team since being released by the Seahawks in March and news from the league office on Friday probably won’t help that effort. According to multiple reports, McDowell has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. McDowell was arrested for disorderly conduct after an [more]

Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf working out in L.A.

Quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin developed a strong partnership over seven years in the Seahawks offense, but Wilson won’t be able to rely on Baldwin this season as the wideout has retired from the NFL. It’s hard to envision Wilson forging that kind of relationship with rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf right [more]

Ahtyba Rubin visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ interest in Ahtyba Rubin has resulted in a visit by the free agent defensive tackle, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Rubin, 32, is hoping to continue his career; the Seahawks are seeking to improve the position after allowing 4.9 yards per carry last season. The Seahawks know Rubin well. He started [more]

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