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Roundup: Packers signing backup QB Kurt Benkert after rookie minicamp tryout
May 15, 2021
The Packers are adding another quarterback to their roster. Ian Rapoport reported that Green Bay is signing Kurt Benkert, who was trying out for the team at rookie minicamp. The move comes just two days after the team acquired Blake Bortles.
Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton hasn't been officially waived; door still open for trade
May 13, 2021
The Broncos received trade calls on WR DaeSean Hamilton later Thursday after initial reports that he would be waived. Thusly, Hamilton hasn't been officially waived and the door isn't closed on a trade, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
Washington to limit rookie minicamp attendance following COVID case
May 13, 2021
The Washington Football Team had one of its rookie tryout players test positive for COVID-19, Ian Rapoport reports. As a result, the three-day camp set to begin Friday will only include its draft picks and players from last year's team who are eligible to participate.
Roundup: Broncos signing OT Ryan Pope, working out veteran linemen
May 11, 2021
The Broncos have been in search of depth in the trenches after losing a projected starter last week. Help might be just around the corner. Denver is signing young OT Ryan Pope following a Tuesday tryout and plans to work out a few veteran linemen Wednesday.
2021 NFL Schedule: Release date, schedule changes, divisional opponents, key dates, more
May 07, 2021
With the the 2021 NFL Draft behind us, the next step this offseason is the anticipated release of the 2021 NFL schedule. Below are the answers to all the key questions that will get you ready for the upcoming season.
Commissioner Roger Goodell's draft chair on display in Canton
May 07, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's draft chair won't sit still. It's spending the summer in Canton. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday that Goodell's leather armchair is on display for the next four months after again playing a starring role in the draft.
Pro Football Hall of Fame forms Hall of Fame Behavioral Health program
May 06, 2021
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday the formation of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health, a program created to find comprehensive solutions through a network of mental and behavioral health services designed specifically for current and former athletes and their families.
2021 NFL Draft Buzz: Tuesday's news and notes
Apr 27, 2021
Alabama's Najee Harris, Clemson's Travis Etienne and North Carolina's Javonte Williams are the consensus top three running backs, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are eyeing one of them at No. 24 overall, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
2021 NFL Draft Buzz: Monday's news and notes
Apr 26, 2021
Having fallen a win shy of the Super Bowl in each of the last two seasons, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst admits it's always "tempting" to trade up to grab a difference maker. Titans GM Jon Robinson's eyeing draft talent that he can plug-and-play right away.
Rob Gronkowski sets Guinness World Record with 600-foot catch
Apr 24, 2021
While at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, ahead of their spring game Saturday, Gronkowski launched himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by catching a pass dropped from a helicopter hovering 600 feet in the air.
Roundup: Former Chiefs LT Eric Fisher talking to multiple teams
Apr 23, 2021
Left tackle Eric Fisher could have a new football home soon. The former Pro Bowler has been talking to numerous teams and is someone to keep an eye on after the draft, Ian Rapoport reports. One of those teams is the Chiefs.
Commissioner Roger Goodell fully vaccinated, will be allowed to hug draft prospects
Apr 23, 2021
The bro hugs are back. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been fully vaccinated, and the league said he will be allowed to give his famous hugs while greeting players at the 2021 NFL Draft, Ian Rapoport reports.
Roundup: Panthers sign ex-Titans DT DaQuan Jones to one-year deal
Apr 20, 2021
The Panthers have made an addition to the defensive line ahead of next week's draft.
Former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones has agreed to terms on a one-year deal to join Carolina, the team announced Tuesday.
Deshaun Watson lawyer files response to 22 lawsuits against Texans QB
Apr 19, 2021
The attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson issued a response Monday in Harris County (Texas) District Court to the 22 lawsuits filed against Watson denying allegations and claims made against him and requesting a trial by jury.
Expanded booth-to-ref communication expected to pass; uniform No. rule change has support
Apr 16, 2021
A few rule changes are expected to come out of next week's vote from league owners, including the competition committee's proposal for expanded booth-to-official communication during replays has strong support among coaches and is likely to pass next week, Tom Pelissero reports.
Texans GM Nick Caserio on Deshaun Watson: We will 'respect the legal process'
Apr 16, 2021
Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio spoke with reporters Friday in his first news conference since quarterback Deshaun Watson has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct in more than 20 lawsuits.
Roundup: Patriots CB J.C. Jackson signs second-round tender
Apr 16, 2021
One of the best ballhawks in football is staying put. Patriots CB J.C. Jackson signed his second-round tender, Ian Rapoport reports. While no team signed Jackson to an offer sheet, teams can still trade for him by offering lower draft picks.
Players from 14 teams announce they will skip voluntary in-person offseason workouts
Apr 15, 2021
In announcements sent by the NFL Players Association on Thursday, a 'majority' of Bears players along with Raiders, Giants and Browns players said they will not participate in in-person voluntary workouts. Saints, Rams, Dolphins, Steelers and Eagles players and "many" Falcons, Chargers, Jets, 49ers and Ravens players later announced they too would forgo voluntary workouts.
Broncos, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Lions players won't take part in voluntary offseason workouts over COVID-19 concerns
Apr 13, 2021
Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks players became the first groups to announce they won't attend voluntary offseason workouts. In a statement sent from the NFLPA on Tuesday, players from both teams said they would skip offseason workouts until the COVID-19 pandemic is better controlled. The Buccaneers, Lions and Patriots later followed suit.
Roundup: Washington signs Sammis Reyes from International Player Pathway Program
Apr 13, 2021
The Washington Football Team signed former Tulane basketball player and International Player Pathway Program talent Sammis Reyes on Tuesday, just weeks after he impressed scouts as a pass-catcher at Florida's pro day.
Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid charged with felony DWI, causing multi-vehicle car crash
Apr 12, 2021
Former Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, officially was charged with driving while intoxicated and causing a multi-vehicle car crash in Feb. that left a 5-year-old girl with a brain injury, the Jackson County (Missouri) Prosecutor's Office announced Monday.
Judges rule women suing Texans QB Deshaun Watson must divulge names
Apr 09, 2021
Two judges ruled Friday that women with lawsuits against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must replead and identify themselves by name. Fourteen plaintiffs have agree to move forward with their lawsuits and identify themselves.
Deshaun Watson attorney files motion to request plaintiff be identified
Apr 08, 2021
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's attorney filed a motion for a special exemption Thursday and asked the District Court of Harris County (Texas) to order one of the plaintiffs to replead and include her name in the petition.
Former Pro Bowl OL LeCharles Bentley tabbed as NFL's senior advisor for player performance and development
Apr 02, 2021
Once one of the top interior offensive linemen in the NFL, former two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley is now the NFL's senior advisor of player performance and development, the league announced Friday.
What you need to know about enhanced NFL schedule featuring 17 regular-season games per team
Mar 30, 2021
NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve an enhanced schedule which will feature 17 regular-season games per team -- a one-game expansion from the previous 16-game schedule. Here is what you need to know about the new schedule.
Roundup: Seahawks give newly acquired OL Gabe Jackson three-year, $22.575M extension
Mar 30, 2021
Former BYU receiver Micah Simon didn't get a chance to have a pro day before he began his attempt to land with an NFL team because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up going undrafted, but 2021 gave him an opportunity for redemption.
Saints CB Marshon Lattimore arrested in Cleveland, charged with fourth-degree felony of receiving stolen firearm
Mar 26, 2021
New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested in Cleveland on Thursday evening, Cleveland police confirmed to NFL.com. Lattimore was arrested for failure to notify possession of a firearm, and on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
2021 NFL free agency: Tuesday roundup of latest news, buzz
Mar 23, 2021
The Pittsburgh Steelers set Steven Nelson free. The team announced it terminated the contract of the veteran cornerback, shortly after Nelson tweeted, "don't hold me hostage." Plus, other moves we're monitoring around the NFL.