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NFL moves to dismiss Gruden lawsuit, and to compel arbitration of his claims

As expected, the NFL filed its response to former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit on Wednesday. As expected, the league takes the position that the case should be thrown out of court.The league has filed a pair of motions. One to dismiss the lawsuit on the merits. Another to force the litigation into arbitration.The motion [more]

2022 NFL draft order: Eagles hold 15th, 16th, and 19th overall picks

The Wild Card round of the playoffs is in the books and that means we now know six more spots in the draft order for the 2022 NFL Draft.The Eagles lost to the Buccaneers on Sunday and that leaves them with the 19th overall pick for the spring. That will be the lowest of the [more]

Full vote totals for 2021 NFL All-Pro team

The Associated Press revealed its 2021 NFL All-Pro team on Friday and the group had five unanimous selections.Rams receiver Cooper Kupp, Packers receiver Davante Adams, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt, and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were each selected by all 50 voters.Cowboys right guard Zack Martin (46), Cowboys Linebacker [more]

Ron Rivera on QBs: Nothing is out of the question

Last offseason, Washington looked like a team that was a quarterback away from competing.To solve that, the club signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. But he suffered a hip injury in Week One and was out for the rest of the year.So Taylor Heinicke took over and had some ups and downs in starting 15 games for [more]

Will a team fire its current coach for a shot at Brian Flores?

Although he’d be wise to pick his next destination carefully, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores could have immediate options for a second act. Beyond the five current vacancies (other than the one in Miami), there could still be more.But this isn’t about potentially undecided teams that could still fire, for example, a David Culley or [more]

2021 postseason field features seven new teams

When the NFL playoff field consisted of 12 teams, roughly 50 percent of one year’s field didn’t make it the next year. Now, in the second year of a 14-team field, the turnover is once again 50 percent.Half of the 14 teams that made it in 2020 failed to return in 2021, with seven out [more]

Adrian Peterson considering future in coaching after playing career is over

Adrian Peterson said on Monday that he has started to think about the possibility of becoming a coach somewhere in the future after some recent conversations with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.But even if Peterson is willing to entertain that idea eventually, Peterson still wants to keep playing himself right now.“I just can’t fathom [more]

Brandon Scherff: I hope I can end my career in Washington

For the third time in the last three years, Washington guard Brandon Scherff heads into an offseason without a contract for the next season.Washington used the franchise tag to hold onto Scherff the last two years, but doing so again would push his salary north of $25 million for the 2022 season so it’s highly [more]

2022 NFL draft order: Jaguars secure top pick; Giants get two choices in top seven

The Jaguars had the best day the organization has had in a long time. Jacksonville won its season finale over the Colts and still secured the No. 1 overall choice after the Lions beat the Packers.The Jaguars also had the No. 1 overall choice last year and drafted quarterback Trevor Lawrence.The Giants have two choices [more]

Joe Judge: I’m not defending anything, I’m focused on next season

After last Sunday’s lopsided loss to a losing team, Giants head coach Joe Judge embarked on a memorable 11-minute defense of the work he’s done over the last two seasons while trying to make the case that better days are around the corner because of the foundation he’s laid over two losing campaigns.Judge offered no [more]

Washington closes season with 22-7 win over Giants

Giants head coach Joe Judge insisted that he wasn’t referring to Washington as a clown show in postgame comments last week, but Washington head coach Ron Rivera still took offense and said that Judge should spend more time talking about his own team.Given the state of the Giants, it’s no surprise that Judge would want [more]

Washington up 6-0 on Giants at halftime

Sunday’s game between the Washington Football Team and the Giants has no bearing on the playoff race and both offenses are playing like they’ve already started thinking about the offseason.Washington passed on trying for a touchdown from the Giants’ five-yard-line on their opening possession and kicked a field goal that staked them to an early [more]

NFL Week 18 early inactives: David Bakhtiari returns, Aaron Jones will sit

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari last took the field in a regular season game in Week 16 of last season, but his long wait to get back on the field will finally come [more]

Where could the next wave of coaching and G.M. changes happen?

Every year, the NFL generates good teams and bad teams. The bad teams hope to become good teams. One way to attempt to make the change quickly comes from changing coaches.We know there will be coaching changes after the regular season ends, beyond the two vacancies that already exist in Jacksonville and Las Vegas. So [more]

Ron Rivera claps back at Joe Judge: Talk about yourself; talk about your own team

Ron Rivera initially didn’t sound all that upset about Joe Judge’s disparaging comment seemingly directed toward the Washington Football Team. Rivera said earlier this week he found it “interesting” that Judge’s 11-minute “this-ain’t-some-clown-show” rant included “this ain’t a team that’s having fistfights on the sidelines.” Judge appeared to be taking a direct shot at Rivera’s [more]

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