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16 players take advantage of new number rules, so far

16 players take advantage of new number rules, so far

Last month, the NFL revolutionized the rules regarding jersey numbers. Since then, 16 players have taken advantage of the shift. Peter King lists them in his latest edition of Football Morning in America. King arranged them by number. We’ll list them by player […]

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 other […]

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 […]

Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 NFL first-round picks

Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 NFL first-round picks

NFL teams will be adding first-round picks to their roster this week and some of them will then turn their attention to first-round picks from 2018. Fifth-year contract options for players selected in the first round that year need to be exercised by May 3 and […]

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 […]

Xavier Woods eager to play with Harrison Smith, Patrick Peterson

Xavier Woods eager to play with Harrison Smith, Patrick Peterson

New Vikings safety Xavier Woods said one of the biggest reasons he chose to sign in Minnesota was the players he be paired with in the team’s secondary. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Woods said that playing with Harrison Smith […]

Report: Cowboys signing Jayron Kearse

Report: Cowboys signing Jayron Kearse

The Cowboys are signing safety Jayron Kearse to a one-year contract, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. Kearse visited the team Wednesday. The Cowboys also are kicking the tires on former Colts safety Malik Hooker and former Falcons safety Damontae Kazee. Kearse played the first four years […]

Report: Safety Jayron Kearse visiting Cowboys

Report: Safety Jayron Kearse visiting Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are hosting former Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse for a visit, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Kearse is one of three safeties the Cowboys are kicking the tires on along with former Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker and […]

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 […]

NFL Top 100 free agents 2021: Shaq Barrett highest-ranked player not to get tagged

NFL Top 100 free agents 2021: Shaq Barrett highest-ranked player not to get tagged

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and […]