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John Mara on #DeflateGate: “I’m saddened it’s come to this”

As his NFC East counterpart Jerry Jones did, Giants co-owner John Mara voiced his support for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But make no mistake, Mara is as tired of #DeflateGate as a lot of people are, saying: “I’m saddened it’s come to this.” “We went the two weeks going into the Super Bowl that’s all we…

PFT Live: Sheldon Richardson played a lot of people for fools

Jets’ insider Manish Mehta joins Mike Florio to discuss the team’s reaction to the Sheldon Richardson news, the level of immaturity he showed by not informing the team of his charges and his future with the club.

Percy Harvin takes practice snaps at cornerback

Percy Harvin said last month that he wants to be more than just a gadget player on offense for the Bills and followed it up by talking about his work with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal on honing his skills as an outside receiver. That might not be the only change to his portfolio, however.…

PFT Live: What exactly is Jason Pierre-Paul’s endgame with Giants?

After Giants’ owner John Mara stated that he had no idea about the extent of Jason Pierre-Paul’s hand injury, Mike Florio gives his theory on why JPP is taking such a combative stance with his team.

No competition: Lovie Smith confirms Jameis Winston will start

In case it wasn’t obvious before, it’s crystal clear now: Jameis Winston is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said at his first press conference of training camp that the Buccaneers expected Winston to be the starter when they drafted him and have seen nothing in the three months since to…

PFT Live: Russell Wilson makes smart business decision with deal

Seahawks insider Bob Condotta joins Mike Florio to discuss Russell Wilson’s contract extension, how his teammates feel about the deal and Bobby Wagner’s tweet regarding the lack of money to go around.

Washington signs Junior Galette to one-year deal for minimum

Washington just added another pass-rusher, and a cheap one. Agent Alvin Keels, who represents former Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette, just tweeted out word that Galette had signed a one-year deal for the league minimum. “This deal isn’t about the money,” Keels wrote. “Junior feels that he has a lot to prove both on and…

Charges against Aaron Kromer and son dropped

On Thursday, Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and his son pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an incident in which both Kromers were accused of hitting minors during a dispute over beach chairs in Florida earlier this month. There was another court date set for both Kromers in September, but it…

LeSean McCoy: I cancelled party, but it wasn’t to be “a weird orgy”

Bills running back LeSean McCoy made some pre-camp headlines when a copy of an invitation asking for women only to submit proof of being 21 and pictures along with their RSVPs to a party scheduled for last Sunday night surfaced on social media. There was also a mention of signing a confidentiality agreement once they arrived…

Bobby Wagner’s “Can’t keep everyone” tweet an economic reality

Well, perhaps not everyone is thrilled with Russell Wilson’s new deal with the Seahawks. After the quarterback reached his new monster extension this morning, one of his teammates took up his mantle as the team’s top subtweeter. For linebacker Bobby Wagner to drop a “Can’t keep everyone” so soon after Wilson’s deal illustrates the potential…

Judge asks for settlement talks in Brady case before August 12

On Friday, the NFL and NFLPA requested an expedited schedule for the resolution of the case involving Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension with the goal of having the matter wrapped up by September 4. Judge Richard Berman has offered a reply that suggests he’s amenable to that timeline. Berman told the two sides Friday, via…

Cam Newton walks into training camp healthy, and smiling

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walked into an interview room Friday, and after hobbling through training camp last year, that was an achievement in itself. Because even though his year began with ankle surgery and nearly ended with a car accident which left him with two broken bones in his back, Newton led his team to a…

Marvin Lewis: If we win Super Bowl, I’ll walk away from Bengals

The Bengals gave coach Marvin Lewis an extension through the 2016 season in April and that led some of Lewis’s detractors to ask how long Lewis will stay in his job without winning a playoff game. Bengals owner Mike Brown hasn’t answered that question as Lewis tries to improve on his 0-6 postseason record, but…

Russell Wilson contract details begin to emerge

“New money” has become one of the great fictions in the assessment of NFL contracts. But, you know, when in Rome. For Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the headline is that he signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension, with a new-money average of $21.9 million. The truth is that the last year of his current contract,…

Zimmer says Peterson is looking like a Hall of Famer at training camp

Adrian Peterson is as good as ever after a year away. That’s the word from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who said on today’s PFT Live that his star running back stayed in great shape while he missed 15 games last year for abusing his son. Zimmer says Peterson seems excited for the season and looks…

Russell Wilson’s deal is a four-year extension

Russell Wilson will indeed be in Seattle for four more years. Beyond this year. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the new contract is a four-year extension. Which means that the total deal covers five years, with a value of $89.142 million. So the “new money” average, under the $87.6 million extension, is…

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