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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 […]

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 […]

Urban Meyer skips Zach Wilson Pro Day

Urban Meyer skips Zach Wilson Pro Day

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer explained that he hovered over the shoulder of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during his throwing session for scouts so that Meyer could both apply a little pressure to Lawrence and hear the ball come out of Lawrence’s hand. Meyer won’t have that same […]

NFL Top 25 remaining free agents: Mitchell Schwartz tops the list

NFL Top 25 remaining free agents: Mitchell Schwartz tops the list

Free agency only officially began Wednesday, but most of the top free agents already know where they are playing next season. The top 37 players on PFT’s top 100 were franchised and/or have signed a new deal. Only 26 of the top 100 […]

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 […]

Aaron Jones “anticipated bigger offers in free agency”

Aaron Jones “anticipated bigger offers in free agency”

Packer running back Aaron Jones will remain Packers running back Aaron Jones, thanks to a four-year, $48 million deal with a $13 million signing bonus. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced the deal and added this: “We anticipated bigger offers in free agency but Aaron wanted to […]

Cowboys receive league-high four compensatory draft picks in 2021

Cowboys receive league-high four compensatory draft picks in 2021

The NFL announced its 2021 compensatory draft picks, which now include special compensatory picks rewarding teams for developing minority coaches and executives. The selections this year are from the third to sixth rounds. With the CBA limiting the number of compensatory selections to the number of […]