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Who’s under the most pressure in Week One?

Who’s under the most pressure in Week One?

Week One has arrived. No matter the week, players and coaches will be under pressure. So who’s under pressure this week? Simms and I pondered that question during Friday’s PFT Live. Check out the draft in the attached video (this week, all six of the […]

Who will be the defensive player of the year in 2020?

Who will be the defensive player of the year in 2020?

Tuesday’s PFT Live featured a three-man draft for one of the top individual awards eventually to be named after the NFL season ends. Defensive player of the year. Won in 2019 by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who will win it this time around? […]

Couple of teams already have inquired about Adrian Peterson

Couple of teams already have inquired about Adrian Peterson

In 2018, running back Adrian Peterson didn’t sign with Washington until late August. He still had more than 1,000 rushing yards that season. In 2020, Washington has sent Peterson packing the day before the mandatory reduction of the roster to 53. It will make it […]

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 […]

Vikings sign Tony Brooks-James

Vikings sign Tony Brooks-James

The Vikings announced Saturday they have signed running back Tony Brooks-James. The team waived offensive tackle Brady Aiello in a corresponding move. Brooks-James returns to the Vikings after the team waived him Aug. 8. Brooks-James, who initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Atlanta in 2019, has […]

Several teams in rough cap shape in 2021

Several teams in rough cap shape in 2021

The NFL salary cap usually grows each year. Next year, it’s expected to shrink. And some teams are going to feel the pinch. Friday’s agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association guarantees that the salary cap won’t drop any lower than $175 million, but even […]

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 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 […]