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Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and […]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their […]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The […]

Mike Zimmer: Patrick Peterson initiated wanting to come to Minnesota

Mike Zimmer: Patrick Peterson initiated wanting to come to Minnesota

After 10 seasons with the Cardinals, cornerback Patrick Peterson has signed a one-year deal with the Vikings. Head coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday that the deal came together quickly, in part because Peterson made it clear he wanted to head to the franchise. […]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an intra-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host […]

Vikings trade for Mason Cole

Vikings trade for Mason Cole

The Cardinals are trading offensive lineman Mason Cole to the Vikings, Mark Sanchez of ESPN reports. Arizona will get a sixth-round draft choice in return, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The Vikings could play Cole, a center with the Cardinals, at guard, Rapoport adds. Cole started 14 […]

Patrick Peterson will remain at corner

Patrick Peterson will remain at corner

Anthony Harris left Minnesota. Patrick Peterson arrived in Minnesota. Peterson, though, isn’t replacing Harris at safety. Peterson put that idea to rest Monday, a few days after he left open the possibility of a position move. “I feel that I still have a good position as far as […]

Vikings, Patrick Peterson deal came together quickly

Vikings, Patrick Peterson deal came together quickly

The Vikings have announced the one-year contract with cornerback Patrick Peterson. It took a few days for it to become official, but it only took a few hours for it to come together. G.M. Rick Spielman, speaking to reporters on Monday, said that Peterson’s agent, Joel Segal, […]

Patrick Peterson’s base deal is $8 million for 2021

Patrick Peterson’s base deal is $8 million for 2021

When news broke of cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s one-year deal with the Vikings, it was characterized by multiple leading newsbreakers as a one-year $10 million deal. Our contract BS spider sense suggested that it wasn’t a $10 million deal, but a contract with a lower base […]

NFL Top 25 remaining free agents 2021: Kenny Golladay tops the list

NFL Top 25 remaining free agents 2021: Kenny Golladay tops the list

Free agency only officially began today, but most of the top free agents already know where they are playing next season. The top six players on PFT’s top 100 were franchised and/or have signed a new deal with the team they were […]