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Why 2015 Season Is Make-or-Break Opportunity for 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

The San Francisco 49ers have had some pretty good drafts under general manager Trent Baalke. Since he took over as general manager, the Niners have acquired the likes of NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick through the draft, while their 2014 class was widely praised as one of the best in the league. Show More Summary

5 Atlanta Falcons Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015

Having multiple breakout players is how the Atlanta Falcons are going to have a big turnaround from their 6-10 2014 campaign. They need break outs from multiple players in order to have the big turnaround to get back to the playoffs that their talent level says they should be at. Atlanta has quite a few potential candidates to break out. Show More Summary

2014 NFL Draft Revisited: Players on the Verge of Being Busts

It is probably too soon to be definitive as to whether any of the 2014 NFL draft picks are busts, but for some the evidence doesn ’t look great. Rightly or wrongly, the window for acclimation for these rookies is very small. In particular...Show More Summary

Hernandez claims he’s running out of cash

After nearly two years of legal maneuverings in multiple criminal cases and with no income, it’s no surprise that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is running out of cash. One of his lawyers, John Fitzpatrick, made that argument to a Massachusetts judge on Thursday in connection with the efforts of the mother of Odin…

No developments yet in Mariota talks

The Titans and quarterback Marcus Mariota had intended to commence contract negotiations this week. If they did, they didn’t get very far. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no developments are expected this week. Mariota is the only pick taken in the top seven who has not yet signed. Because the first overall…

ProFootballTalk: Goodell reportedly won’t step aside in Brady’s appeal

The NFL has reportedly rejected the NFLPA’s request for commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal process, where Brady is attempting to get his four-game suspension reduced.  

ProFootballTalk: Shanahan says injuries aren’t reason for RG3’s struggles

The PFT crew takes a closer look at Mike Shanahan’s comments about his former quarterback, Robert Griffin III, where Shanahan said Griffin “hasn’t done things the NFL asks you to do.”  

ProFootballTalk: Will Victor Cruz be able to return to pre-injury form?

Coming off a torn patellar tendon, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has returned to OTAs, but the PFT crew talks about how there may be some lingering issues that affect Cruz’s elite explosive ability.  

Early Predictions for Minnesota Vikings' 2015 Training Camp Battles

Minnesota Vikings training camp won't begin for some time yet, but the competition for starting roles has already begun for a number of players working out at the team's facilities. While rookies such as cornerback Trae Waynes and linebacker...Show More Summary

NFL may see its first one-point safety

A little-noticed aspect of the NFL’s new extra point rule is that we could see, for the first time in league history, a one-point safety. If the defense gets the ball in the field of play on a conversion attemp, and then a defensive player takes the ball into his own end zone and is…

Alouettes G.M. high on Michael Sam’s pass-rushing ability

If Michael Sam is a success with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, the NFL might not get a shot at him until 2017. Sam’s two-year deal is essentially two one-year contracts, with Montreal holding the option for 2016, Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp told PFT on Friday. The club has until the end of 2015 to…

NFL Hasn't Made Decision Regarding Roger Goodell's Recusal from Tom Brady Appeal

NFL Spokesman Greg Aiello said no decision has been made regarding the NFLPA 's request for Roger Goodell 's recusal in Tom Brady's appeal, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. Garafolo reported final word on the decision is expected...Show More Summary

NFL denies NFLPA request for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal

The NFLPA isn't happy with Roger Goodell, and the NFL's refusal of the union's request that Goodell recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal won't help. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that the NFL unsurprisingly denied the...Show More Summary

NFLPA not commenting on Roger Goodell’s refusal to recuse

The players union is apparently going to wait through the holiday weekend before turning up the volume. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the NFLPA is declining comment on commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said on ESPN’s Outside the Lines: “If…

Report: Goodell rejects NFLPA request to recuse himself from Brady appeal

During an appearance on ESPN Friday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that the union would “certainly increase the volume of the request” didn’t get a response from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to their request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady’s appeal by the end of next week. According to multiple reports, the…

DeMaurice Smith Comments on Tom Brady's Appeal, Deflategate and the Wells Report

With the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal looming, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith sounded off Friday on ESPN's Outside the Lines. Just...Show More Summary

Delvin Breaux catching notice in Saints practices

The Saints picked two cornerbacks in this year’s draft as part of an overhaul to the group that started when they signed Brandon Browner as a free agent, but P.J. Williams and Damian Swann aren’t the only players on the coaching staff’s radar in their first NFL offseason. There’s also Delvin Breaux, who signed with the…

Bair: Mark Davis Will Get What He Wants, Raiders Stay in Oakland

OTAs are underway in Oakland, but all the buzz is about a possible move to Los Angeles. What's the latest on the relocation? Should Oakland Raiders fans expect the team to move in the future? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area discuss the team's future in the video above. Read more NFL news on

DeMaurice Smith: Union has not heard from Goodell on Brady appeal recusal request

In an interview with ESPN’s Outside the Lines, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Friday that the union has yet to hear from Roger Goodell in response to its request for the commissioner to recuse himself from Tom Brady’sShow More Summary

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