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Does Bills G.M. Doug Whaley need to look good coming out of this draft to save his job? The Dolphins have two defensive ends they covet in the first round. Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett had a moving Instagram post about his White House visit. Don’t expect the Jets to draft RB Joe Mixon. The father…

Dontrelle Inman signs tender with Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman signed his restricted free agent tender with the team on Tuesday. Inman was given a second round tender by the Chargers prior to the start of free agency. The tender carries a value of $2.746 million for the 2018 season. Inman was free to seek contract offers from…

Report: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson has minor surgery

Just days before the NFL Draft, one of it’s expected selections had a minor surgery. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery on Monday to remove a screw from his leg. The screw had been causing discomfort after surgery to repair a broken leg suffered sustained last season.…

Seahawks still waiting for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch to reach an agreement

It was reported more than a week ago that the Raiders and running back Marshawn Lynch had reached an agreement on a contract. Currently, they still haven’t. And it’s clear that the delay is coming from the Raiders and Lynch, not from the Seahawks. During a recent pre-draft press conference, Seattle G.M. John Schneider made it…

Daryl Washington thanks Commissioner for reinstatement

Suspended three years ago, linebacker Daryl Washington has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL generally, and to the Cardinals specifically. “I’m honored and humbled to be back in the National Football League,” Washington said in a statement provided to PFT. “These last three years have been the most difficult of my life without the game…

49ers to induct Tom Rathman into Hall of Fame

Tom Rathman’s 23-year run with the 49ers ended earlier this year. He’ll now permanently be part of the organization. The 49ers will induct Rathman into the franchise’s Hall of Fame. “Tom Rathman embodies everything this organization wants in its players, coaches and staff,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in a statement. “Throughout his more than…

Deshaun Watson likes how he looks in a Cardinals uniform in Madden

For free agents and incoming draft picks, the Madden game provides a way to get a look at how the player will look in a variety of NFL uniforms. For quarterback Deshaun Watson, he particularly liked how he looked in one specific uniform. Appearing on PFT Live, Watson said he likes how he looks in…

Titans’ 2016 second-round pick Kevin Dodd still dealing with foot injury

The Titans took linebacker Kevin Dodd with the 33rd overall pick of last year’s draft, only to see him suffer a foot injury in his first rookie minicamp. A year later, that injury is still an issue. Although Dodd did manage to play in nine games last season, the foot remained a problem and eventually…

Aqib Talib: “Definitely a relief” to avoid suspension for self-inflicted gunshot

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib’s offseason in 2016 was interrupted when he inadvertently shot himself in the leg in June, but he learned recently that the incident won’t lead to an interruption of his 2017 season. The league looked into the incident, which didn’t lead to any charges in Dallas, as a possible violation of the league’s…

Daryl Washington gets a conditional reinstatement too

As we close in on 50 hours until the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, the league is conducting what could become a new tradition — the Tuesday afternoon reinstatement dump. Hours after Pittsburgh wide receiver Martavis Bryant was allowed back in, the league went even deeper into the vault. According to Adam Schefter of…

Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Claims of suicide note to prison lover are false

Last week, after the family of Aaron Hernandez began to ask questions about the circumstances surrounding his death in prison, unnamed law enforcement sources began to leak that Hernandez was bisexual. The specific information reported by Newsweek was that one of the three notes Hernandez left in his cell was addressed to his prison lover.…

Scouting Combine incident kept Reuben Foster from being invited to draft

The Ultimate Reality Show’s ultimate reality show relies in large part on players choosing to show up and serve as live props for the boos-and-bear-hugs bonanza. And with plenty of players passing on attending the draft, it makes sense for the league to not make a habit of excluding prospects from the proceedings. According to…

Martavis Bryant’s conditional reinstatement is essentially a full reinstatement

The NFL has granted a conditional reinstatement to Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. Based on the terms of the conditional reinstatement, it’s no different as a practical matter than a full reinstatement. Unlike Josh Gordon’s conditional reinstatement of a year ago, which featured a return for training camp and the preseason followed by a four-game suspension…

2017 Ryan Leaf knows 1998 Ryan Leaf wouldn’t have listened to him

Nineteen years ago, Ryan Leaf became one of the all-time biggest draft busts as the second overall pick of the Chargers. On Tuesday, Leaf talked about what why it went wrong and whether anything could have changed the outcome. Appearing on PFT Live, Leaf explained that the problem ultimately was him, and that a different…

Report: Browns have spoken to teams about moving up from No. 12

In a column for TheMMQB.com on Monday, Peter King reported that seven teams in the top eight of the draft have interest in talking about a trade that would move them down in the draft order. The only top-eight team not included in that group is the Browns, who have the first overall pick. They also…

Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated after drug suspension

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL after he spent the entire 2016 season suspended for violation’s of the league’s substance abuse policy. The NFL informed the Steelers today that Bryant may re-join the team, according to General Manager Kevin Colbert. “We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in…

Beyond 2017, status of Bradford and Bridgewater is up in the air

For the 2017 season, Sam Bradford is poised to start at quarterback for the Vikings, while Teddy Bridgewater will be on the roster but may not be medically cleared to play. Beyond 2017, it’s unclear whether either of them is in the Vikings’ plans. That came out today when both Bradford and Vikings G.M. Rick…

Report: Gareon Conley won’t attend draft

Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was among the players the NFL announced as draft attendees this year, but a report that he’s named in a police report regarding an allegation of sexual assault appears to have changed his plans. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Conley will not be in Philadelphia for this week’s…

Titans pick up Taylor Lewan’s 2018 option

The list of teams picking up their options for a fifth-year on the contract of their 2014 first-round picks continues to grow. Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is the latest addition. Field Yates of ESPN.com reported the move was made on Tuesday afternoon. Lewan was the 11th overall pick in 2014 and started six games…

Saints declare Adrian Peterson “an excellent fit” on field, locker room

The Saints made it official Tuesday, announcing their two-year contract with running back Adrian Peterson. And while he’s coming in as the backup to Mark Ingram and on a reasonably modest contract, the Saints set the bar pretty high for him on his way in the door. “We are excited to welcome Adrian to the…

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