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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 […]

Adam Thielen isn’t a fan of Lambeau Field

Adam Thielen isn’t a fan of Lambeau Field

The Vikings and the Packers enjoy a fairly bitter rivalry. Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen recently threw a log on the fire. Appearing on the Golf.com Subpar podcast, Thielen shared his views on Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s home stadium. “There’s nothing better than leaving Lambeau with a […]

Report: Brett Favre hasn’t repaid $600,000 of $1.1 million from Mississippi welfare fund

Report: Brett Favre hasn’t repaid $600,000 of $1.1 million from Mississippi welfare fund

Brett Favre quickly escaped a major P.R. mess (and potential legal entanglement) last year by promising to repay $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for work he reportedly never performed. The story died when Favre paid back $500,000 of the money, […]

Rick Spielman, Vikings monitor fate of Aaron Rodgers

Rick Spielman, Vikings monitor fate of Aaron Rodgers

Last year, after the Packers traded up in round one to select quarterback Jordan Love, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made an observation that was mainly joke and perhaps some wishful thinking: “I think Rodgers should retire.” Now that Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay (and […]

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 […]

Looking at the all-time great draft-day free falls

Looking at the all-time great draft-day free falls

Wednesday’s PFT Live included, as it always does, a draft. Today’s draft, as it usually does at this time of year, looked at a subject related to the draft. With Simms’ mock draft projecting a Justin Fields free fall to No. 32 (the PFT mock has […]

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 […]

Brett Favre wants politics out of sports

Brett Favre wants politics out of sports

Count Brett Favre among those who don’t like his sports with a side of politics. Or, more accurately, a side of politics that doesn’t mesh with his side of politics. “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game,” Favre recently said in […]

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 […]