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Former NFL player Kenyatta Jones dies at 39

Kenyatta Jones, an offensive lineman who played four NFL seasons in New England and Washington, has died at the age of 39. Jones’ mother told the Tampa Bay Times that her son died of cardiac arrest. A 2001 fourth-round draft pick of the Patriots, Jones played his college football for a South Florida program that [more]

Which NFL rivalries are the best?

With the Subway Series returning this weekend, Thursday’s PFT Live draft pondered the best rivalries in all of football. (Yes, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry carries much more weight than the Mets-Yankees rivalry, but work with me on this.) As usual, Chris Simms and I went back and forth for multiple rounds, Stats picked a winner, [more]

Jay Gruden excited by what Derrius Guice can add to Washington’s passing game

Washington rookie running back Derrius Guice caught just 32 passes in three seasons at LSU. But in the NFL, he appears poised to have a significant role as a receiver. That’s the word from Washington coach Jay Gruden, who said “it’s been very exciting” watching Guice catch passes during offseason work. Washington already has one [more]

10,000 show up for Vegas Stanley Cup viewing party

The Raiders have to be feeling better and better about their ability to put butts in the seats in Las Vegas. Via SportsBusiness Daily, roughly 10,000 fans showed up on Monday night for a Stanley Cup Final watch party at T-Mobile Area, site of the Golden Knights home games. If that many will show up [more]

Josh Norman chimes in on Eagles’ White House cancellation

On Monday, the President pulled the plug on Philadelphia’s visit to the White House, apparently after realizing that fewer than 10 players would be participating. A player from one of the Eagles’ top rivals responded to the situation by posing a question via the President’s preferred platform for communicating with the masses. “Why is this [more]

While waiting for football, how about a little hockey?

For those of you who spend most of your available sports-following time following football, I have a suggestion: Transition to hockey during the football offseason. Some would say that I’m merely trying to promote an NBC property, which is a fair and obvious criticism given that I work for NBC. But I don’t really promote [more]

Josh Doctson feels his confidence rising

An Achilles injury made Washington wide receiver Josh Doctson‘s rookie season an almost total washout and his work in 2017 looked a lot like what you’d expect from a player getting his first extended taste of professional life. There were some highlights, including six touchdown catches, but it was an inconsistent overall package on the [more]

Which NFL figure is most likely to have a burner account?

Who has two thumbs and uses them to type messages from a burner account on Twitter? Yes, the strange story engulfing 76er G.M. Bryan Colangelo carries an unintended silver lining. It gave us a basis for Thursday’s PFT Live draft. The topic: Which NFL figure is most likely to have a burner account? Chris Simms, who [more]

Washington exec linked to cheerleader allegations resigns

The unfolding Washington cheerleader scandal has apparently cost at least one executive his job. According to Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan, team executive Dennis Greene has resigned. Greene was previously the team’s president of business operations, but those duties were taken over when Brian Lefemina was hired from the league office two weeks ago. [more]

Jonathan Allen’s top offseason priority is staying healthy

Last year Washington used its first-round draft pick on defensive end Jonathan Allen, and he earned a starting job from Day One, but he didn’t do much as a rookie: Allen played just five games before suffering a season-ending foot injury, and he finished his rookie year with just one sack. This year, the top [more]

Sean Taylor’s killer seeks a reduced sentence

The man who shot and killed Sean Taylor more than a decade ago hopes to get out of prison at some point before 2060. Eric Rivera, who was 17 at the time, received a 57-year sentence in 2013 after being convicted of second-degree murder. Via David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, Rivera seeks a reduced [more]

Arie Kouandjio waived/injured after quad surgery

Word on Monday was that guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a torn quad and confirmation of that came on Tuesday. Washington announced that they have placed Kouandjio on waivers with an injury designation. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he will revert to injured reserve or work [more]

Who are the best CFL players who made it in the NFL?

Tuesday’s PFT Live featured an interview with Johnny Manziel, who will try to parlay an opportunity with the CFL into another chance in the NFL, eventually. Which inspired a PFT Live draft based on the identifying the best CFL players who made it to the NFL. Simms, who always wins the toss when the No. [more]

Report: Arie Kouandjio will miss season after surgery

Washington offensive guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn quadriceps muscle, John Keim of ESPN reports. The team had left hope pre-surgery that he would get back before the end of the season, but even then, Washington knew Kouandjio would miss several months. Washington learned today for [more]

Looking at the most unlikely Super Bowl participants of all time

Inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, Monday’s PFT Live included a draft based on what the Knights have accomplished: An unlikely berth in their sport’s championship game. So which were the most unlikely Super Bowl participants in NFL history? Chris Simms and [more]

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