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Voice of the Crimson Tide thinks Saban is staying put, permanently

Wednesday’s PFT Live included a visit from Eli Gold, the long-time voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Gold addressed, among other things, the incoming NFL class of Alabama players and the hiring of former Alabama assistant Steve Sarkisian by the Falcons. Along the way, I asked Gold about the possibility that the man who once…

Fantasy football round one mock draft 2017

1 of 11 | NEXT » It’s way too early to be doing a mock draft of which players will go in round one of your season long fantasy league right?  Wrong. This will be the first of many mock drafts before fantasy drafts in this coming September. Show More Summary

Brady begins investigation into stolen SB jersey

Tom Brady: Still really great at social media.        

No groin surgery scheduled for Le’Veon Bell

After the Steelers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, running back Le’Veon Bell said he was consulting with doctors about whether he needed to have surgery to address the groin injury that knocked him out of that contest. It looks like Bell is going to avoid an…

Former NFLPA executive director Ed Garvey dies at 76

One of the leading figures of the National Football League Players Association in the 1970s has died. Ed Garvey, who was the union’s first executive director, died on Wednesday morning in Verona, Wisconsin. His death was first reported by Dave Zweifel of the Capital Times. Garvey was a labor lawyer for a Minneapolis firm representing…

Bill Belichick could testify in murder trial of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

Defense has Patriots coach listed as someone they might call to stand.        

Former first-round pick Fernando Bryant says he was fired from high school job for social media post

Fernando Bryant. (AP) Fernando Bryant, a cornerback who played 10 NFL seasons, was fired from a job as head coach of a Georgia high school football team less than three weeks after signing his contract. The apparent reason? A three-year old photo on his wife’s Instagram account. Show More Summary

Should the Browns trade for Jimmy Garoppolo? We debate it from all sides

It seems like a good bet Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded somewhere this offseason. The New England Patriots are working on an extension with Tom Brady, and he looks like he might make good on his promise to play into his mid-40s (he turns 40 before next season). Show More Summary

Eddie Lacy posts workout video with free agency approaching

Social media has played a role in the football world in a variety of ways in recent years with one of the most frequent being the posting of videos by players rehabbing from injuries. Players who are headed toward free agency are often among those sharing such glimpses into what’s going on in their lives…

Bears add Azzanni, Staley, Swinton II to coaching staff

The Chicago Bears hired three assistants on Wednesday, bringing in Zach Azzanni as receivers coach, Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach and Derius Swinton II as assistant special teams coach        

The NFL's most expensive player if Romo is moved?

A certain quarterback who may or may not be elite.        

Joe Mixon’s draft chances hinge on an owner’s approval

The team that drafts former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will be getting a very talented player. That team will also be getting a public relations nightmare, as the local TV news in Mixon’s new NFL city will surely feature plenty of footage of Mixon punching a woman, breaking bones in her face. There’s no…

Tag-and-trade hinges on Kirk Cousins long-term contract

It’s gradually becoming a foregone conclusion that Washington will apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second time. Whether that means Cousins definitely will be with the team is a different issue. Once it became obvious that the 49ers would hire coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers became an obvious potential destination for Cousins. So…

Adam Vinatieri on Pat McAfee: I just miss him

Punter Pat McAfee made a surprising announcement during Super Bowl week when he retired from the NFL at the age of 29. McAfee cited repeated surgeries on his right knee as a reason for his decision and he tweeted out a picture of himself prepped for another operation on Wednesday. That would seem to be…

Greg Cosell's NFL draft breakdown: Accomplished Deshaun Watson has areas to work on

Because Deshaun Watson was a successful shotgun, speed/tempo spread quarterback in college, he’ll draw some comparisons to Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott. Watson might need an advantageous situation in the NFL, especially early on (like Prescott had with the Dallas Cowboys last season). Show More Summary

Former NFL players union director dies at age 76

Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982 has died at age 76        

Chicago Bears hire Azzanni as receivers coach

The Chicago Bears have hired University of Tennessee receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni as their receivers coach        

AP source: Tight end Thomas passes physical with Dolphins

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that tight end Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Miami Dolphins        

Donald Penn: Derek Carr is “almost 100 percent”

Less than two months ago, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. His rehab apparently is going well. Teammate Donald Penn appeared Tuesday on NFL Network and passed along some important information regarding Carr’s health. “I texted Derek two days ago and asked how he was doing, checking in, and he said ‘I’m almost…

Greg Cosell's NFL draft breakdown: Accomplished Deshaun Watson has areas to work on

Deshaun Watson is one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft. (AP) Because Deshaun Watson was a successful shotgun, speed/tempo spread quarterback in college, he’ll draw some comparisons to Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott. Show More Summary

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