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Time is on Larry Fitzgerald’s side

Time is on Larry Fitzgerald’s side

Future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald is taking his time to plan his next move. And time is on his side. Fitzgerald, a savvy veteran who has spent his entire career in Arizona, hasn’t retired. Based on Arizona’s moves, however, the Cardinals seem to have moved […]

2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, […]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, […]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, […]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has […]

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 in […]

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 […]

Eight quarterbacks drafted in first three rounds, most in common draft era

Eight quarterbacks drafted in first three rounds, most in common draft era

Eight quarterbacks have been selected so far in the 2021 NFL draft, the most through three rounds since the NFL began the “common draft” era in 1967. Friday night saw three quarterbacks selected, when Kyle Trask went to Tampa Bay at the […]

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 […]