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Tom Brady on Bill Belichick: We brought out the best in each other
Tom Brady on Bill Belichick: We brought out the best in each other

Among the topics of conversation during Tom Brady's visit with Howard Stern on Wednesday was Brady's relationship with his former coach Bill Belichick. That relationship has been the subject of much attention in recent years and Brady said there have been "so many wrong assumptions" about how the two men felt about each other. He [more]

How the 2019 FCS draft class fared
How the 2019 FCS draft class fared

(Stats Perform) - The smallest FCS class in the NFL Draft in 16 years didn't quite produce sweet production last year.

Mike Gundy pushes for return to college football preparations by May 1
Mike Gundy pushes for return to college football preparations by May 1

Oklahoma University has banned all in-person events on campus through July 31. The head coach of the Oklahoma State University program nevertheless believes that preparations for a college football season that may not happen at all should commence on May 1. "We have to have a plan, and the plan right now is for them [more]

NFL Draft Needs: AFC South
NFL Draft Needs: AFC South

John Daigle walks through the AFC South teams' top three needs and Josh Norris offers options for each team's draft picks. (AP)

Prince Tega Wanogho progressing from knee surgery
Prince Tega Wanogho progressing from knee surgery

Auburn offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho is exactly the type of draft prospect being dealt a difficult hand because of the limitations of the current evaluation season. Wanogho couldn't fully take part in the Senior Bowl or NFL Combine due to a knee that required arthroscopic surgery back in January. He won't be able to [more]

Emmanuel Sanders eager to be back in high-volume passing attack with Saints
Emmanuel Sanders eager to be back in high-volume passing attack with Saints

The best season of Emmanuel Sanders' career came in an offense with Peyton Manning still carrying a Denver Broncos Offense to massive success in 2014. Now with the New Orleans Saints, Sanders is excited about the potential of being back in an offense so adept at throwing the football around the field. "I'm excited to [more]

Who is Ryan Pace
Who is Ryan Pace's best draft pick as Bears general manager?

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has been hit or miss on draft weekend but a few picks stand above the rest as quality selections.

NFL Draft 2020: 49ers fans don
NFL Draft 2020: 49ers fans don't want to trade down from No. 13 pick

The Faithful have spoken.

Oregon named in top 6 for four-star 2021 safety JD Coffey III
Oregon named in top 6 for four-star 2021 safety JD Coffey III

Oregon made the cut from over 30 schools to six.

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State's Gundy targets May 1 return to football

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university and its athletic director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against gatherings of 50 or more people through May 11 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which as of Tuesday had infected more than 380,000 people in the United States - more than any other country in the world - and killed 81,000 worldwide, including at least 11,000 in the U.S. Most Americans are living under stay-at-home orders, many of which extend past May 1,...

Why NFC
Why NFC's No. 1 seed is vital for 49ers in expanded NFL playoff format

With more playoff teams but fewer first-round byes, it's more advantageous to be a No. 1 seed than ever before.

NFL Throwback: Strangest final career stops
NFL Throwback: Strangest final career stops

From running back Emmitt Smith on the Arizona Cardinals to wide receiver Terrell Owens on the Buffalo Bills, look back at the most random final destinations for dozens of NFL legends.

Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82
Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown died on Saturday. ''Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era.

Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown passed away on Saturday. ''Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era.

NFL Throwback: Most memorable NFL draft drops since 1998
NFL Throwback: Most memorable NFL draft drops since 1998

Take a look at some of the biggest players to fall in the draft over the last 20 years.

NFL Throwback: Biggest draft steals
NFL Throwback: Biggest draft steals

From Tom Brady to Kevin Greene, check out the biggest draft steals of the Super Bowl era.

With Todd Gurley gone, Jared Goff must deliver under pressure for Rams
With Todd Gurley gone, Jared Goff must deliver under pressure for Rams

The Rams' decision to part ways with Todd Gurley means Jared Goff must deliver for the Rams in 2020 after receiving a mammoth contract extension last year.

Who has the edge in the Chicago Bears
Who has the edge in the Chicago Bears' quarterback battle: QB Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles?

NFL Network's Michael Robinson, James Jones and Shaun O'Hara debate who has the edge in the Chicago Bears' quarterback battle this offseason.

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NFL Network's Brian Billick: 'Anything less than Super Bowl is a failed season' for quarterback Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Network's Brian Billick believes that anything less than Super Bowl for quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a failed season.

NFL Network
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero discuss concern over technological issues for 2020 NFL Draft

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero detail possible logistics of how the NFL could conduct the 2020 NFL Draft virtually.

A top pick in NFL draft? Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah has it covered
A top pick in NFL draft? Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah has it covered

Ohio State's Jeff Okudah could be one of those rare cornerbacks to be selected at the top of the NFL draft.

Microsoft engineer adapts fan-tracking app for COVID-19 use

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for the national championship has taken that concept and applied it to contact tracing for the coronavirus. The Care19 app is meant to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by retracing the steps of people who test positive for the virus, in order to find others who may have had contact with the sick person and also collect data to help with modeling, Gov. Doug Burgum said Tuesday during his daily briefing. ''This is a way that every North Dakotan can save lives by downloading the Care19 app,'' Burgum said.

NFL Throwback: Looking back at the best draft class of all-time, the 1983 NFL draft
NFL Throwback: Looking back at the best draft class of all-time, the 1983 NFL draft

Elliot Harrison revisits the 1983 NFL Draft, where seven eventual Hall of Famers were selected.

Mississippi State AD
Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in "listening sessions" with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week. Leach, who was hired away from Washington State in January, apologized on social media last week for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.

Raiders sign DB Damarious Randall to 1-year deal

The Las Vegas Raiders signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest move to try to upgrade a porous defense. The Raiders announced the signing Tuesday after agreeing to the deal pending a physical last week. The Raiders signed Randall to a $3.25 million contract after another deal with cornerback Eli Apple fell through.

OSU Beavers OL Andy Levitre nominated for College Football Hall of Fame
OSU Beavers OL Andy Levitre nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Oregon State nominates one of there own, Andy Levitre, to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Army coach Monken says players adapting to virus disruption
Army coach Monken says players adapting to virus disruption

Army football coach Jeff Monken sees a teaching point in all the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus. ''I think this is great training for Army officers, for our players, for all of our students,'' he said on a teleconference Tuesday. ''When our Army officers train themselves and they train their units and soldiers, they don't often know what the kickoff time is, what the date that kickoff is going to be, who the opponent will be.

Buccaneers unveil new, yet familiar look for next season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in for a new look in 2020. Building on momentum created by the signing of six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in free agency, the Bucs on Tuesday unveiled new uniforms for next season - a move that also figures to be embraced by fans. Gone are jerseys sporting difficult to read digital alarm clock-style numbers, replaced by more traditional red, white and pewter ensembles similar to the uniforms the team wore from 1997-2013 - the most successful stretch in franchise history.

Washington chased Amari Cooper "all the way until the end"
Washington chased Amari Cooper "all the way until the end"

Ron Rivera downplayed Washington's interest in tight end Austin Hooper. Hooper has said it came down to Washington and Cleveland, and he signed a four-year, $42 million deal with the Browns. But Rivera said Tuesday that Washington wasn't "really into" the Hooper sweepstakes, saying the team had no interest in resetting the tight end market. [more]

Former Eagle Timmy Brown dies at 82
Former Eagle Timmy Brown dies at 82

A member of the Eagles' 1960 NFL Champions has died. The team announced the death of Timmy Brown. Brown, who was 82, played running back and returned kicks for the Eagles from 1960 until 1967. Brown ran 850 times for 3,703 yards, caught 231 passes for 3,346 yards and scored 55 offensive touchdowns while in [more]

Ron Rivera: Nothing new on Trent Williams front
Ron Rivera: Nothing new on Trent Williams front

Left tackle Trent Williams has wanted out of Washington for some time, but there's no sign that a move to another team is on the horizon. Washington head coach Ron Rivera met with the media on a conference call Tuesday and, per multiple reporters, said that the team has continued to talk to Williams in [more]

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NFL Network's James Palmer: Why New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is taking isolation 'extremely serious' while training

NFL Network's James Palmer explains why New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is taking isolation 'extremely serious' while training.

NFL Throwback: Randy Moss
NFL Throwback: Randy Moss' best play from every season

Watch to see former wide receiver Randy Moss' best play from every season in his career!

Despite all-decade honor, Zack Martin still has "a lot left to accomplish"
Despite all-decade honor, Zack Martin still has "a lot left to accomplish"

The Cowboys could have had Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall choice in 2014. The scouts and coaches talked owner Jerry Jones into taking Zack Martin. Six years later, Manziel is out of football and Martin is all-decade. "I didn't even know it was coming out," Martin said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. "I [more]

NFL mock draft 2020: Raiders grab elite receiver, address secondary
NFL mock draft 2020: Raiders grab elite receiver, address secondary

The Raiders' needs are quite obvious.

Edgy Tim
Edgy Tim's recruiting news and notes

Here's where some of Illinois' top high school football prospects will end up in 2021.

Falcons G.M. "very comfortable" with Todd Gurley
Falcons G.M. "very comfortable" with Todd Gurley's knee

The Falcons have announced Todd Gurley's deal with the team as official, though he hasn't passed a physical yet. And they're apparently not worried about him passing it. Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said during a videoconference with reporters that he's "very comfortable" about the state of his new running back's problematic knee. "We looked [more]

NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah
NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah's 2020 mock draft 3.0

See all 32 projected draft picks from NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah's third mock draft of 2020.

Building the Perfect 2020 Defensive Linemen
Building the Perfect 2020 Defensive Linemen

Derrik Klassen patches together the best traits from 2020 defensive line prospects to create the ultimate interior defensive lineman. (AP)

Recruiting Busts in the Draft
Recruiting Busts in the Draft

Mark Lindquist examines several recruiting busts in this draft class and assesses their NFL viability. (AP)

Report: Sky judge could be a preseason experiment
Report: Sky judge could be a preseason experiment

Monday brought word that the NFL is not expected to extend the rules governing replay reviews of pass interference beyond the one-year trial they approved last season. The Competition Committee is discussing that and other possible rules changes ahead of league meetings scheduled for next month. Another possible change would be to approve one of [more]

Rams and Chargers to double up on
Rams and Chargers to double up on 'Hard Knocks' if there's an NFL preseason

If the NFL has a preseason - a big 'if' amid the coronavirus - the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers will be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks,' according to an individual familiar with the discussions.

Rams got bonus baby when Michael Brockers returned after Ravens deal collapsed
Rams got bonus baby when Michael Brockers returned after Ravens deal collapsed

The Rams find a way to bring back free agent Michael Brockers, once regarded as too pricey to keep, after his agreement with the Ravens fell through.

Jordan Phillips: Last year
Jordan Phillips: Last year's breakout was about opportunity, not getting a contract

Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips had 5.5 sacks over his first four NFL seasons, so his 9.5-sack season for the Bills in 2019 came as something of a surprise. Phillips also had 13 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback hits and parleyed that big season into a three-year, $30 million deal with the Cardinals last month. [more]

Ben Roethlisberger "really impressed" with Eric Ebron
Ben Roethlisberger "really impressed" with Eric Ebron

Ben Roethlisberger and Eric Ebron haven't played a game or even worked out together yet, but they've already formed a mutual admiration society. Ebron signed with the Steelers as a free agent last month and the tight end said he's "always had this love" for the longtime Steelers quarterback. He also said he hopes to [more]

Surprising coaching hires abound in FCS offseason
Surprising coaching hires abound in FCS offseason

Only two FCS programs outrushed the Mustangs during former coach Tim Walsh's 11 seasons while they ran the triple option offense. High-powered passing attacks dominated when the 47-year-old previously coached in the Big Sky, winning the 2010 FCS national title and capturing five conference titles in nine campaigns. Cal Poly's 180-degree turn in offensive philosophy took a sack when spring practice was canceled due to COVID-19.

John Harbaugh worried virtual draft could be hacked
John Harbaugh worried virtual draft could be hacked

More than ever before, the NFL is going to be relying on new technology for the 2020 NFL Draft, with the coronavirus outbreak necessitating a "fully virtual" selection meeting. And that worries Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, Harbaugh said he's concerned about unauthorized entry into the Ravens' videoconferencing during [more]

Les Snead: Rams will spread it around at running back
Les Snead: Rams will spread it around at running back

The Rams made an expensive mistake when they gave running back Todd Gurley a big second contract rather than simply letting him play out his rookie deal, and it's a mistake that General Manager Les Snead indicated he won't make again. Snead said the Rams' focus at the running back position going forward will be [more]

NFL Draft Needs: AFC North
NFL Draft Needs: AFC North

Nick Mensio walks through the AFC North teams' top three needs and Josh Norris offers options for each team's draft picks. (AP)

Pete Carroll says Seahawks will prepare as if green light to begin can come any time
Pete Carroll says Seahawks will prepare as if green light to begin can come any time

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll doesn't know when the coronavirus circumstances will allow his team to convene and begin preparations for the 2020 season. Washington State has a stay-at-home order through the end of April and NFL teams' offseason programs will begin virtually along with NFL Draft proceeding happening away from team facilities. But as [more]


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