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  • Derek Carr Won’t Accept Trade To Saints or Any Team, Raiders Expected To Release Him

    Total Pro Sports "Derek Carr is set to be a free agent this offseason and he wants his freedom from the Raiders now. Carr has informed the Las Vegas Raiders that he won’t accept a trade that sends him anywhere in the league, and that includes the Saints, who he has visited with a few..." February 12

  • Packers Open to Trade QB Aaron Rodgers; Told Teams 'It's Too Early' to Negotiate

    Bleacher Report "The Green Bay Packers aren't going to fight Aaron Rodgers if he wants a trade this offseason. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Packers are "open" to negotiating a deal for their longtime quarterback if he decides he'd rather continue..." February 12

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: I'll 'Do My Best' to Chase Tom Brady's 7 Super Bowl Rings

    Bleacher Report "If anyone even has a chance to come close to Tom Brady's seven Super Bowl titles, it's probably going to Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is set to suit up in his third Super Bowl on Sunday when he takes the field against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia..." February 12

  • Predicting the 10 Biggest Contracts of the 2023 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The moment NFL free agency opens, franchises will be spending many, many millions of dollars. During the 2023 cycle, star quarterback Lamar Jackson will be the headliner. But there are three more quarterbacks set to land hefty contracts, along with a couple of linemen on..." February 11

  • Micah Parsons calls out NFL training staffs for pushing athletes to play through injuries

    Sportsnaut "NFL players fight through injuries all the time. Just ask Patrick Mahomes, who’s set to play in the Super Bowl just three weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain. Then there’s also Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons, who has missed just one game in his young NFL career,..." February 11

  • Why is Chiefs star Travis Kelce always open? Opposing NFL coaches try to explain

    The Athletic "There is only one question that needs to be asked as we get ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday. How is Travis Kelce, with all defenses preparing for him, always open? Yeah, yeah … the Chiefs tight end is too fast for linebackers and too big..." February 10

  • How do the Chiefs and Eagles compare to recent Super Bowl teams?

    The Athletic "The 2013 Denver Broncos and 2016 Atlanta Falcons will not be on the field at State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. Neither will the 2012 San Francisco 49ers or 2012 Seattle Seahawks. These teams do compare to the actual Super..." February 10

  • Tom Brady files retirement paperwork with NFL, NFLPA

    The Athletic "Tom Brady filed a letter with the NFL and NFLPA confirming his retirement and making him eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2028, a league source confirmed to The Athletic. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news. Here’s what you need to..." February 10

  • 35 thoughts on 35 defensive players

    The Athletic "Earlier this week, I shared a thought on every offensive player on the Giants. Now it’s the defense’s turn: • DL Dexter Lawrence: The expected explosion of the defensive tackle market couldn’t have come at a better time for Lawrence, who..." February 10

  • Julius Peppers, Antonio Gates among first-year eligibles for Hall of Fame in 2024

    Pro Football Talk "The 2023 class of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was unveiled at the NFL Honors show on Thursday night and it won’t be too long before deliberations will begin on who will be joining the group in 2024. A number of players will be under consideration for the first..." February 10

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 revealed at 'NFL Honors'

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 was revealed Thursday night at NFL Honors, three days before Super Bowl LVII. Below are the members of the Class of 2023: Ronde Barber Darrelle Revis Joe..." February 10

  • 2023 NFL Offseason Trade Ideas to Create the Next Super Bowl Contender

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, in no small part, because of the trade that brought A.J. Brown into their offense last season. The deal that added C.J. Gardner-Johnson to their secondary didn't hurt..." February 09

  • Paige Spiranac Went Viral Running Combine Drills In A Skirt During Super Bowl Week

    Total Pro Sports "Paige Spiranac already has millions of followers, but if she wants to expand them even more, she probably release more football-related material like she did this week. To prepare for the big game, the former professional golfer showed fans what she could do on the football field..." February 09

  • Predicting the NFL's Most Surprising Cuts of the 2023 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The upcoming NFL offseason will see its fair share of players being released from their contracts to clear roster space and, most importantly, to free up finances. While many of these cuts will see past-their-prime veterans get tossed into the free-agent pile, there are some talents coming off..." February 09

  • 3 Teams Who Should Pursue A Trade For Rams’ Jalen Ramsey

    NFL Analysis "The 2022 season was a rocky one for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey. That is hard for some to believe because when taking a look at his counting statistics, it was arguably the best one of his career. Jalen Ramsey had the first two sacks of his career and..." February 09

  • Former NFL Players Filing Lawsuit Against The League

    Total Pro Sports "Up to ten retired NFL players, including former star running back Willis McGahee, have filed a lawsuit against the NFL, the league’s benefits plan, its board of trustees and Commissioner Roger Goodell in federal court. Per a report from The Washington Post, these former players..." February 09

  • Is Tom Brady retired for good this time? Five clear reasons why the GOAT isn't closing the door just yet

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. It's not up for debate. He's retired now ... again. But suggesting he's 100 percent done with his legendary NFL career is silly, especially when he came out of retirement less than a year ago, in March 2022. We're..." February 09

  • Black head coaches still absent from the NFL’s inclusive hiring progress

    Andscape "With only three Black head coaches in its 32-team league, the NFL continues to drop the ball on the matter of inclusive hiring in coaching. It’s scoring in other areas of hiring at the club level, however. During his pre-Super Bowl news conference Wednesday,..." February 09

  • Buccaneers Interviewing Dave Canales For OC Job

    Bucs Nation "There seems to be a noticeable trend emerging from the Buccaneers’ ongoing offensive coordinator hunt. The team will interview the third quarterbacks coach of the cycle, as Seattle Seahawks QB coach Dave Canales will get his chance, per ESPN’s Jeremy..." February 09

  • DeMaurice Smith declines to go into detail on NFLPA grievance alleging NFL collusion

    The Athletic "At his Wednesday press conference at the Super Bowl, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith declined to provide any information about the status of the NFLPA’s claim alleging that teams and the league have colluded to prevent clubs from offering players fully guaranteed..." February 09

  • Arthur Blank doesn’t support neutral-site conference championships

    Pro Football Talk "Some in the league office would like to pivot from home-field conference championships to neutral-site contests. To date, no owners have gone on the record to support the potential shift in the approach to the NFL’s final four. On Wednesday, the owner who would have hosted a..." February 09

  • Lawrence Taylor says Tom Brady is not the greatest QB ever because he has 'all the rules on his side'

    SI "Giants legend Lawrence Taylor gave an impassioned plea on who he thinks is the best quarterback in NFL history—or rather, why it isn’t Tom Brady.  Taylor went on the I Am Athlete podcast and discussed his pick in a video posted Tuesday,..." February 09

  • Buccaneers assistant coach Tom Moore, 84, signs extension for 44th NFL season

    The Athletic "Buccaneers assistant coach Tom Moore signed an extension with Tampa Bay on Wednesday to coach in his 44th NFL season, per multiple reports. Here’s what you need to know: Moore, who will turn 85 in November, is predominately known for coaching offenses with..." February 08

  • 5 detailed Lamar Jackson trade scenarios from the Baltimore Ravens

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens are expected to place the exclusive franchise tag on former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson to prevent him from hitting free agency. The exclusive tag means that other teams can’t sign Jackson by yielding two first-round picks to the Ravens in the process. It would..." February 08

  • One NFL Team Suddenly Emerges As Huge Favorites To Land Aaron Rodgers

    Total Pro Sports "With Tom Brady retired, at least for the time being, Aaron Rodgers is the biggest name on the market as it pertains to star quarterbacks.  There will be a few moves made at QB in the offseason, with Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo likely to be wearing..." February 08

  • Predicting Boldest Roster Moves for the 2023 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Right now, the NFL world is focused on Super Bowl LVII and the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Behind the spotlight, though, the league's other 30 teams are busy planning for the 2023 season. Several teams will be working just to get under the..." February 08

  • Identifying WR trade market: Five potential players who could have A.J. Brown-like impact with new teams

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves on the doorstep of another Super Bowl title, largely due to making one of the biggest trades last offseason. During the NFL Draft, they shipped the 18th overall pick to the Titans in exchange for star wideout A.J...." February 08

  • Why Derek Carr’s visit with Saints can generate more trade buzz

    Sportsnaut "Up until Tuesday, we didn’t hear much about a potential trade for Derek Carr, which led to doubt that a team would make a serious attempt to acquire him from the Las Vegas Raiders. Then the New Orleans Saints spiced up the discussion. With one team doing its due diligence on Carr,..." February 08

  • Jets quarterback big board: 20 names to consider for the starting job

    The Athletic "Robert Saleh admitted that during his search for a new Jets offensive coordinator, the quarterback position was “the No. 1 concern” with the candidates he interviewed. The head coach ultimately hired Nathaniel Hackett, who has obvious ties to a..." February 08

  • Roger Goodell: Officiating has never been better, but will never be perfect

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said recently that he thinks the league’s best referees have left the game in order to make more money by working as officiating analysts for the league’s broadcasting partners and that topic came up during NFL Commissioner Roger..." February 08

  • Roger Goodell: 'It Wouldn't Surprise Me at All' If NFL Flexes TNF Games in Future

    Bleacher Report "Thursday night games might be getting a little more complicated for players and teams. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on Wednesday "it wouldn't surprise me at all" if Thursday Night Football had flex scheduling in the future, similar to..." February 08

  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith calls for end of NFL scouting combine

    ESPN "NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith wants to get rid of the NFL scouting combine, he said Wednesday during the players association's annual Super Bowl news conference. Smith shared his desire to abolish the combine and instead establish regional pro days, potentially put on..." February 08

  • 4 Teams Who Should Look To Trade Up In 2023 NFL Draft

    NFL Analysis "All but two teams in the NFL have already begun their preparations for the 2023 off-season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are the last two standing and will play for the Lombardi Trophy this weekend in the Super Bowl. Everyone else will already have their focus..." February 08

  • NFL Players Will Never Agree to Flexed Thursday Night Games

    The Big Lead "On Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during a press conference the league may eventually extend "flexible scheduling" to Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football. Let me be the first to tell you the league's players would never agree to..." February 08

  • Buccaneers QB Kyle Trask has ‘not been a quick study’ according to one NFL insider

    Sportsnaut "Just two months after Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory in Super Bowl LV, the front office decided to select his potential successor by drafting Kyle Trask with the 64th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Being that, after Brady, the Buccaneers only had..." February 08

  • Rob Gronkowski reveals true story behind flirtation with Bills

    Clutch Points "Rob Gronkowski is retired from the NFL and is intent on keeping it that way. He last played in 2021 but there was a small chance that he suited up in 2022 for the Buffalo Bills. Gronkowski, a native of the Buffalo region, previously said that he thought about the idea of..." February 08

  • Chiefs’ and Eagles’ success isn’t complicated. Rivals say it’s just really hard to duplicate

    The Athletic "Call the NFL a copycat league if you must, but the blueprint for success is as straightforward as it gets. It’s why the Chiefs and Eagles have reached this Super Bowl, and it’s why they’re in position to remain on the short list of teams..." February 08

  • Robert Kraft: Tom Brady is a Patriot from start to finish, we’ll celebrate his 20 years here

    NBC Boston "Patriots owner Robert Kraft has already said he would like to see Tom Brady officially end his legendary career in New England, but he went a step further Tuesday, calling for annual celebrations of his two decades with the team. Kraft was asked in an interview with CNN after Brady..." February 08

  • Patrick Mahomes still motivated by Super Bowl LV loss to Bucs

    The Score "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is still motivated by his team's Super Bowl LV loss two years ago to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "The win is amazing. It's one of the best moments of your entire life, and you take away all the positives from..." February 07

  • 6 Ideal Derek Carr Landing Spots

    CBS Sports "Derek Carr's days as the Raiders' quarterback are quickly dwindling. That's what both he and the team have indicated ever since the veteran's abrupt demotion at the end of the 2022 NFL season. A trade may be unlikely since the Raiders are reportedly requiring..." February 07

  • Buying or Selling the NFL's Biggest Franchise Tag Decisions in 2023

    Bleacher Report "Two NFL teams still have unfinished business this season (a Super something or another), but most of the league has already turned its attention to 2023. To righting the ship. Getting back to the playoffs. Making a run at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. One of the first orders of..." February 07

  • NFL Free Agents Who Could Become Superstars on New Teams in 2023

    Bleacher Report "Sometimes in the NFL, a change of scenery is the only thing needed for a player to go from "good" to "superstar level." Pass-rusher Haason Reddick, one of the highlight players of Sunday's Super Bowl LVII contest, is a prime example. While Reddick was quite..." February 07

  • Roger Goodell at the Super Bowl: 5 hot topics the NFL commissioner should address

    The Athletic "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday will give his annual Super Bowl state of the league address and take questions on all things pro football —  the good, the bad and the ugly. The NFL in 2022-23 enjoyed another record-setting year in viewership, and..." February 07

  • 3 Quarterbacks The Saints Should Pursue In Offseason

    NFL Analysis "In what feels like a never-ending cycle, the New Orleans Saints are heading into this year’s offseason with a lot of salary cap issues. They are currently projected to be more than $60 million over the salary cap, which means the front office has a lot of work to do in the coming..." February 07

  • Rob Gronkowski says he has no plans to return to the NFL, talks collaborating with Tom Brady in booth

    The Athletic "Rob Gronkowski didn’t just shut the door. He ripped the door off the hinges and spiked it into oblivion. The longtime Patriots and Buccaneers tight end had never been shy about toying with the idea of unretiring, so it was significant Tuesday when he shut..." February 07

  • 3 Wide Receivers The Bears Should Pursue In NFL Free Agency

    NFL Analysis "The Chicago Bears are going to be big spenders during free agency in 2023. They are lapping the field when it comes to available cap space as the second closest team, the Atlanta Falcons, is more than $34 million behind them in projected space. With that kind of money to..." February 07

  • Tom Brady Says 'Brady vs. Belichick' Debate Is 'Such a Stupid Conversation'

    Mass Live "It’s a topic that talking heads have beaten into the ground for the last three years. Who was more responsible for the Patriots’ unprecedented success: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick? With Belichick as a guest on his “Let’s Go!”..." February 07

  • Map Of The USA Reveals Which Team Each State Is Rooting For To Win Super Bowl LVII

    Total Pro Sports "Super Bowl LVII is upon us as the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will do battle at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. That leaves us to which state is putting their confidence behind for the big game. BetOnline.ag tracked Twitter Geotagged data of..." February 07

  • Rob Gronkowski on Tom Brady retirement: I was shocked a little bit

    Pro Football Talk "Rob Gronkowski was a popular guy at Tuesday’s Fox Sports media availability in Phoenix and his former teammate Tom Brady‘s retirement was one of the first things he was asked about once the event got underway. Gronkowski said last month that he thought Brady..." February 07

  • Tom Brady thinks he can still play, but he says “now’s the time” to stop

    Pro Football Talk "Retired (for the second time) quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t entirely and unequivocally slammed the door on playing again. On the latest episode of his Let’s Go! podcast, Brady made it clear that he believes he can still play. “There’s always..." February 07