Pro Football Talk Feed

Subscribe to Pro Football Talk Feed feed Pro Football Talk Feed
ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com
Updated: 49 min 42 sec ago

John Elway: We have the draft ammo to make a trade

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:00
The Broncos coaching staff spent this week at the Senior Bowl and got extended looks at both Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen as they started the process of making plans for their offseason pursuit of a quarterback. That pursuit won’t necessarily end with them using the No. 5 overall pick on a signal caller. They [more]

Report: Broncos expected to try to trade Aqib Talib

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:21
Cornerback Aqib Talib has been a key player for the Broncos since arriving in Denver in 2014, but he may be playing somewhere else in 2018. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos are expected to put Talib on the trading block this offseason. Klis cites financial considerations as the reason why the Broncos [more]

Panthers hire Steve Russ as linebackers coach

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:00
The Panthers have begun the process of backfilling a coaching staff that’s been poached over the last two offseasons. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are hiring Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ as their linebackers coach,. He’ll replace Al Holcomb, who went to Arizona to be Steve Wilks’ defensive coordinator. The [more]

Gerald McCoy campaigns for Bucs to sign Michael Bennett, Aqib Talib

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 21:15
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy wants the Buccaneers to be active in free agency. In fact, he sounds as if he’d like to take Jason Licht’s job as General Manager. McCoy is campaigning for the Bucs to sign two veteran defensive players in particular. “Mike Bennett. Aqib Talib,” McCoy said, via Mark Cook of Pewter Report. [more]

Elway, Broncos work through “process” of evaluating Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 23:11
The Broncos need a franchise quarterback. They know it, everyone knows it. And their primary options include: (1) hoping that Paxton Lynch can become a franchise quarterback; (2) signing or trading for a veteran; and (3) drafting a rookie. With the offseason unfolding rapidly, the Broncos are getting a close look at two of the [more]

Giants hiring Tyke Tolbert as wide receivers coach

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 16:40
Odell Beckham and his new position coach have something in common. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Tyke Tolbert will be the wide receivers coach on head coach Pat Shurmur’s staff in 2018. Tolbert, like Beckham, played wide receiver at LSU, although he left Baton Rouge 20 years before his new charge began playing there. [more]

Baker Mayfield: I’m not the bad boy, “the Johnny Manziel stuff”

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:36
Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrived late to Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practice after flying home to be with his mother, whom he said was hospitalized. “My mom’s not doing too great,” Mayfield said, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. “Family first. Always. Doesn’t matter what the situation is. I would never put myself before [more]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:41
The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

Report: Lions parting ways with quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:12
The Detroit Lions have parted ways with quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. Callahan spent the last two seasons as the Lions quarterbacks coach. He spent the previous six years as an offensive assistant in various roles with the Denver Broncos. Matthew Stafford has had two of his most efficient seasons [more]

Broncos getting an up-close look at Josh Allen this week

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 02:12
The Broncos have drafted a quarterback in each of the past three drafts. It appears they are ready to make it four in four years with yet another this spring. Broncos General Manager John Elway scouted Josh Allen and Sam Darnold in person. He is getting an even closer look at Wyoming’s Allen and Oklahoma’s [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:37
The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

Report: Bears hire Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:23
The Bears are hiring Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach to help new special teams coordinator Chris Tabor, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. The Broncos fired Olivo after the season. He worked with new Chicago head coach Matt Nagy in Kansas City while serving as the assistant to special teams coordinator Dave [more]

Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:49
The Mets aren’t backing down from the Tim Tebow experiment/publicity stunt. The other New York baseball team announced that the former Heisman Trophy winner had been invited to their major league spring training camp (as opposed to spring training with the other low-minor players). Tebow was definitely good at the box office last season, less [more]

Will another team make a run at Drew Brees?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:17
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has said, repeatedly, that he plans to stay with the team for which he has played for 12 years. The Satins, so far, have said nothing about the process for signing Brees to a new contract. Here’s the process, as a practical matter. The Saints eventually will decide what they can/will [more]

Don Martindale eager for second chance as defensive coordinator with Ravens

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:35
Don Martindale’s only prior experience as a defensive coordinator of an NFL defense as a complete disaster. As coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2010, Martindale’s defense was the worst in the league in both yards and points allowed per game. The Broncos allowed an average of 390.8 yards per game and 29.4 in his [more]

Broncos coaches get Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield on Senior Bowl roster

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:31
The Broncos asked that quarterback Baker Mayfield be placed on the Senior Bowl team staffed by their coaches and the announcement of the rosters on Thursday revealed that Mayfield has indeed been placed on the North team. He’s not the only top quarterback prospect that the Broncos will get extended time to work with in [more]

Report: Emmanuel Sanders investigated, not charged in sexual assault case

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:24
Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders was reportedly investigated for felony sexual assault in Texas but will not be charged. A grand jury examined the case as a second-degree felony, TMZ reports. The grand jury determined on January 9 that there was not enough evidence to charge Sanders. No details have been published about the specific nature [more]

Dolphins hire Eric Studesville to oversee run game

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:00
The Dolphins have hired Eric Studesville as running backs coach/run-game coordinator, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports. The Broncos fired Studesville as assistant head coach/running backs coach after the season. He replaces Danny Barrett, who was fired by the Dolphins. Studesville, 50, and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase previously worked together in Denver. Studesville has 17 [more]

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson arrested for marijuana possession

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a thumb injury and his first full offseason in the NFL is off to a bad start as well. Henderson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Louisiana on Sunday. Henderson was a passenger in a car pulled over for [more]

Titans will pick 25th, as more spots in draft order set

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:11
Four more teams know where they’re picking in the 2018 NFL Draft, as a result of the weekend’s results. The Titans will pick 25th, as they have the lowest record of the divisional round losers, followed by the Falcons, Saints and Steelers. The 29th and 30th picks will be held by the losers of the [more]

Pages