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CFL quarterback opting out, in hopes of another NFL chance

CFL quarterback opting out, in hopes of another NFL chance

After canceling their season because of COVID-19, the CFL is allowing players to opt out of their contracts, and one of their top quarterbacks is doing so. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Toronto quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson is opting out. Bethel-Thompson threw for […]

Looking at the most controversial plays in NFL history

Looking at the most controversial plays in NFL history

From time to time on PFT Live, the control room torments me with one specific highlight from December 28, 1975, the day the Cowboys ended Minnesota’s season with the NFL’s first-ever Hail Mary play. The play had a controversial ending, given that Vikings cornerback Nate […]

Cordarrelle Patterson working at running back

Cordarrelle Patterson working at running back

Cordarrelle Patterson has made his living as a returner, but he’s also spent time at both receiver and running back. The Vikings made him the 29th overall choice as a receiver. In 2018 with the Patriots, though, he had more rushing attempts than he did receptions. That trend […]

Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Peterson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? That was […]

Not many NFL players have received a 10-year (or more) contract

Not many NFL players have received a 10-year (or more) contract

Not many players have received contracts of 10 years or more. Patrick Mahomes has, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Contract details have not leaked on the new deal for the Chiefs quarterback yet. But both the amount of money and the number of […]

Two weeks left for tagged players to sign long-term deals

Two weeks left for tagged players to sign long-term deals

Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones suggested this week that he could sit out the 2020 season if he doesn’t come to an agreement with the team on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to do so and he has plenty of company […]

Report: Teams are talking to “friends and associates” of Colin Kaepernick

Report: Teams are talking to “friends and associates” of Colin Kaepernick

The dance continues. Even if the footwork and the music rarely if ever match. NFL Media, owned and operated by the NFL, reported last week that multiple teams are interested in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. PFT reported in response that such interest has not […]

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss […]

President Trump: If owners think Colin Kaepernick will help them win, they’ll sign him

President Trump: If owners think Colin Kaepernick will help them win, they’ll sign him

President Trump revisited the Colin Kaepernick situation on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, the issue came up again during an appearance on FOX News. “If he has the ability,” Trump reiterated regarding Kaepernick’s prospects for a return to the NFL. […]

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

For the second time in less than a year, the President has said publicly that he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, as long as Kaepernick deserves it. And in explaining that caveat, Donald Trump implies that football reasons, and only […]