Results matching “nfl draft”

Roger Goodell: Virtual meetings here to stay

Without the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL never would have done many of the things it did in 2020. Some of the changes made out of necessity will become permanent, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday. “Virtual meetings have now become standard in the NFL; we are not going to have as much [in-person] meetings when we [more]

K.J. Wright: I want to win and I’m still ballin’ so I want to be paid as well

K.J. Wright wants to have his cake and eat it, too. The veteran linebacker has played for the Seahawks since the club drafted him in the fourth round back in 2011. But now his contract is up and he’s slated to become a free agent next month. Though he’s talked about wanting to stick with [more]

Rondale Moore hopes teams don’t hold his size against him in 2021 NFL draft

Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018, totaling more than 2,000 yards receiving, rushing and returning kicks and winning the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football. But injuries limited him to just seven games in the last two years of his college career. [more]

Terry Fontenot thinks Falcons in “prime spot” with No. 4 pick

There are a handful of quarterbacks who are expected to be among the top picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, which could lead to a big trade offer from a team in need of a quarterback to one that is looking for other things. It’s not clear where the Falcons fall on that spectrum. General [more]

Tennessee investigates illegal betting activity during Super Bowl LV

Tennessee legalized sports wagering late last year. It’s biggest event to date has triggered one of the biggest controversies to emerge since the Supreme Court opened the nationwide betting floodgates nearly three years ago. According to TNBets.com, via David Purdum of ESPN.com, Tennessee authorities recently announced that two of the state’s four official sportsbooks experienced [more]

Texans release Senio Kelemete and Peter Kalambayi

The Texans re-signed a pair of pending restricted free agents on Tuesday, but they also cut a couple of players loose. Houston released offensive lineman Senio Kelemete and linebacker Peter Kalambayi. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, releasing Kelemete will create about $1.5 million in cap space. Kelemete appeared in 14 games in 2020, making [more]

Jamaal Williams: I’d really love to be a Packer all my life

The Packers have two running backs headed for free agency and one of them said on Monday that his first choice would be to stay put. Jamaal Williams was a guest on NFL Network Monday and his plans for next month were the main topic of conversation. Williams, a 2017 fourth-round pick who has run [more]

Report: Mike Tomlin diagnosed with COVID-19

Last week, a report emerged from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers had closed their facility out of caution due to several positive COVID-19 tests. Apparently head coach Mike Tomlin was among them. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Tomlin was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is one of the staff members away from the club’s building. While any [more]

Jets will evaluate QBs in the draft before deciding on Sam Darnold’s future

The Jets have a decision to make about the future of quarterback Sam Darnold, but it’s not a decision they’re rushing to make. Before deciding what to do with Darnold, the Jets will evaluate all of the top quarterbacks in the draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Those evaluations will include all of [more]

Charlie Weis: Mac Jones has the two most important components of a quarterback

Despite all the great things you’ll hear about all the top prospects for 2021, the NFL draft remains a crapshoot. From rounds one through seven, some guys will thrive and some will fail at the next level. Although more young quarterbacks are landing on the right side of the pass/fail test than ever before, there’s [more]

BYU coach talks up Zach Wilson as an NFL franchise quarterback

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has increasingly been discussed as the likely No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, with the Jets positioned to take Wilson, assuming the Jaguars take Trevor Lawrence first overall. BYU coach Kalani Sitake likes that idea. “Draft him, and find out,” Sitake told the New York Post. “I recruited him, [more]

Report: Dolphins have interest in a trade for Deshaun Watson

A Miami Herald report a month ago indicated Deshaun Watson prefers a trade to the Jets over a trade to the Dolphins. That apparently hasn’t deterred the Dolphins from having interest in the star quarterback. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins “expect to be in the mix to acquire Watson if the [more]

Panthers clearing cap space, want to make a run at Deshaun Watson

The Panthers have cut several players this month, creating some cap space that they’d love to spend on Deshaun Watson. Carolina’s moves in the last week have cleared nearly $20 million in cap space, which would be enough to absorb Watson’s 2021 cap hit, and the Panthers plan to make a run at Watson if [more]

Carson Wentz: As one chapter closes, another one begins

Carson Wentz said goodbye to Philadelphia and hello to Indianapolis on Friday night. The quarterback posted a long message on Instagram only a few hours after arriving in the city of his new team. “What a journey,” Wentz wrote in his first public comments since report of the trade Thursday. “More than anything, I will [more]

Will someone make Jaguars an offer they can’t refuse?

Last year, the Dolphins tried to move from No. 5 to No. 1, in order to draft quarterback Joe Burrow. Whatever the Dolphins offered (the specifics still aren’t known), the Bengals said no. This year, someone likely will make the Jaguars an offer for the first pick in the draft, in order to take Trevor [more]