ATLANTA — We don’t know what will become of Desmond Ridder’s career. After all, the list of third-round picks turned franchise quarterbacks is brief. But if he isn’t the Falcons’ answer, it won’t be because he doesn’t “get it.”
Third-round quarterbacks aren’t expected to be the solution. Otherwise, they would go the first ...Read more
SEATTLE — Sad is the word here.
That's the most apt description of the once-revered Seahawk's descent. Seeing Earl Thomas' name in the news these days doesn't spark joy or inspiration anymore. It almost always prompts the question, "What did he do this time?"
On Friday, the seven-time Pro Bowl safety was arrested in Texas for violating a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Sitting in the passenger seat of his mother’s car parked outside his college apartment, Haason Reddick told her he was ready to give up on a dream.
Early in his time as a Temple walk-on struggling to get on the field, Reddick was running out of patience. He had plenty of support, chiefly from his parents, but the Camden, N.J....Read more
Mike McDaniel’s style can’t, and shouldn’t be ignored.
The Miami Dolphins coach avoided the team-issued gear and wore spring’s hottest colors to the NFL combine, and accented that wardrobe with Burberry sneakers and a Louis Vuitton backpack hanging over his shoulder the entire week.
For the NFL owners meeting he wore crispy white linen...Read more
Since the day he joined the Chicago Bears a little more than two years ago, Jaylon Johnson has emphasized the biggest prerequisite for top-tier cornerbacks.
“Have a short memory,” he said again Tuesday.
So perhaps it was apropos that when Johnson was asked about making notable individual growth during a 2021 season full of failure by ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — While lacking some star power, the first organized team activity of the Todd Bowles era featured a hearty ensemble nonetheless.
More than 70 players on the current 90-man roster attended Tuesday’s workout (staged in helmets and shorts) at AdventHealth Training Center, the first of 10 organized team activities before the three-...Read more
Back before they were herded together to approve the Rams’ relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles in January 2016, some NFL owners hesitated.
Concerns were voiced during a league meeting held in December 2015 in Texas, according to notes included in evidence from the relocation lawsuit the Post-Dispatch acquired last week.
Mike Brown of ...Read more
Dallas mayor Eric Johnson caused a stir last week when he pushed for the idea of a second NFL in team to join the Dallas Cowboys in North Texas, preferably based in southern Dallas.
The possibility of that happening and earning the blessing of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is slim and none, with slim already out door.
But Johnson remains ...Read more
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — New Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel offered his thoughts on a number of offseason topics surrounding his team on Tuesday, the first day of organized team activities open to the media:
Possibly the hottest Dolphins offseason topic is the impending race between speedsters Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle that Hill ...Read more
The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but not proven beyond doubt in the public’s eye until the release of court documents behind the $790 settlement with St. Louis regional entities. The collusion among team...Read more
Mike McCarthy is considered by some to be a dead man walking as coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
The front office did little to improve the team in the offseason, following last year’s 12-5 season that ended with a wildcard loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Cowboys traded No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and allowed ...Read more
During a video conference with the media Monday, both Joe Judge and Matt Patricia acknowledged now having roles with the Patriots offense.
Judge, the former head coach of the New York Giants, and former special teams coach with the Patriots, confirmed reports he was working with the quarterbacks.
Patricia, meanwhile, who has primarily been a ...Read more
MIAMI — More than a year ago, Deandre Johnson got the opportunity to return home to Miami to play one final college season with the Hurricanes. Now, he gets his first crack at making an NFL roster with his hometown Dolphins.
The edge defender and Miami Southridge High grad was one of the Dolphins’ undrafted free agent signings at the ...Read more
The Miami Dolphins aren’t done adding talent to the roster this offseason, and they just landed a three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher.
Melvin Ingram is signing with the Dolphins, according to a league source on Sunday.
Ingram, who can play both defensive end and outside linebacker and visited Miami in April, has made his mark in the NFL over ...Read more
The Dolphins and Buccaneers will hold joint practices in training camp ahead of their preseason opener in Tampa, a league source confirmed to the Miami Herald.
It would mark the second consecutive year the Dolphins conducted joint practices. In 2021, the team held sessions with the Bears ahead of their preseason opener in Chicago and the ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — For the Steelers, the debut of Kenny Pickett will be one of the most anticipated in years. Such is life when you're not just a quarterback, not just a first-round pick, but a first-round quarterback.
But for coach Mike Tomlin, seeing Pickett up close at rookie camp this weekend was probably one of his least informative ...Read more
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — When you’re 6-foot-7 as a child it’s fairly common to have folks mention, if not praise your size, especially in the sports world.
But for offensive linemen, height isn’t everything. A player’s reach and arm length often determines their level of proficiency because of the job requirements.
That’s why there ...Read more
Matt Rhule has gone undefeated over the past four months.
And for most returning NFL head coaches, the month of May means you survived the yearly purge, your fan base is excited about your draft picks and questions about your job security are off the table until at least October.
Not so with Rhule, however, who has gone 10-23 in his first two ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — Jerreth Sterns wasn’t drafted because he’s only a playbook taller than 5 feet 7. But that has never stopped the wide receiver from standing out.
The bigger the game, the bigger he plays.
The former Western Kentucky star became one of only three players in the past two decades to lead the nation in receptions (150), ...Read more
SEATTLE — The feat of promotional sleight of hand performed by the NFL regarding its scheduling rollout Thursday once again leaves me in awe.
Somehow, they have managed to take a slate of 17 games for which the opponent and even the site was already known, and fostered a feverish anticipation for its revelation of the date. In other words, we...Read more
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- Omar Kelly: Mike McDaniel must make Dolphins offense in vogue
- Gabriel Burns: It's not hard to see why Falcons bet on Desmond Ridder
- Ben Frederickson: Questions NFL owners should ask before helping Kroenke with his relocation settlement tab
- Tom Brady among handful of no-shows at Bucs' voluntary workout