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2023 NFL Draft: Pro execs, scouts, coaches rank and evaluate the QB class
Apr 21, 2023
The 2023 NFL Draft's quarterback class has been analyzed by draftniks for months, but what do NFL teams think of this crop? Tom Pelissero provides QB prospect rankings and evaluations based on dozens of conversations with league executives, scouts and coaches.
Jalen Hurts, Eagles agree to terms on five-year, $255 million contract extension
Apr 17, 2023
Jalen Hurts will be in Philadelphia for years to come. The Eagles and their superstar quarterback agreed to terms Monday on a five-year, $255 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
NFL partnering to launch campaign to help prevent fatal cardiac arrests among high school students
Mar 27, 2023
The NFL is launching a nationwide campaign in partnership with other major pro sports leagues and leading public health, nonprofit and patient advocacy organizations to push every state to adopt policies to prevent fatal outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest among high school students.
2023 NFL free agency: Dre'Mont Jones, Jamel Dean among 7 less-heralded players who could get PAID
Mar 09, 2023
Dre'Mont Jones isn't exactly a household name in the NFL, but the former third-round pick appears poised to break the bank in free agency. Tom Pelissero spotlights seven less-heralded players who could be in line for BIG second contracts.
Bills QB Josh Allen won't need elbow surgery, on track for full recovery by 2023 season
Feb 12, 2023
Bills QB Josh Allen will not need surgery to repair the UCL sprain he suffered in his right elbow during the 2022 season and is expected to be fully recovered for the 2023 season, NFL Network Insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported.
Packers waiting on Aaron Rodgers' decision on future, open to trade if QB wants one
Feb 12, 2023
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will begin a four-day darkness retreat on Monday as he evaluates his future, and Green Bay is open to working with the QB regardless of whether his decision involves returning to the team or seeking a trade, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported.
Trade Lamar Jackson? Ravens plan to tag and keep QB, but could be tempted by big trade offer
Feb 11, 2023
The Ravens are planning to give QB Lamar Jackson the franchise tag if no long-term deal is reached in the coming weeks, but a big offer could tempt Baltimore into trading the former MVP, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo report.
Rich Bisaccia will have second interview with Colts, whose expansive head coaching search continues
Jan 29, 2023
The Colts will host Rich Bisaccia on Monday for a second interview for their head coaching job -- part of an expansive search that likely will continue with additional interviews this week, per sources, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported.
As Kliff Kingsbury's future remains unclear, Cardinals have done homework on coaching candidates
Jan 08, 2023
The Arizona Cardinals have been preparing in recent weeks for a potential coaching search as they weigh Kliff Kingsbury's future, but it remains unclear if those preparations will lead to change, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
Broncos plan to interview Jim Harbaugh this week; could new big-money extension keep him at Michigan?
Jan 08, 2023
The Denver Broncos plan to interview University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for their head coaching job early this week, NFL Network Insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs to play Saturday vs. Chiefs after spending several days with ailing father
Jan 07, 2023
After spending several days back home in Tulsa with his father, Marty, who underwent emergency heart surgery this week, Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will play Saturday versus the Chiefs as he aims to become the league's rushing champion of 2022.
NFL informed Commanders that officials should have called DPI on final play in loss to Giants
Dec 24, 2022
The NFL told the Commanders that officials should have called defensive pass interference on Washington's final offensive play in last week's loss to the Giants, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported.
Momentum building among some teams to extend NFL trade deadline as soon as 2023
Dec 18, 2022
At last week's winter meeting, the league's general manager advisory committee discussed a potential one- or two-week extension to the trade deadline, and the momentum is building among teams to make that change, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady considering all options as a would-be free agent in 2023
Dec 11, 2022
All options are on the table for Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who at age 45 feels good enough to keep playing and will be a free agent should he continue doing so into 2023, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett turns over play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak
Nov 20, 2022
Needing to spark a struggling offense, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett will be handing over the offensive play-calling duties to QBs coach Klint Kubiak, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reports.
Free-agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. plans to visit Cowboys, Giants after Thanksgiving
Nov 20, 2022
The Cowboys and Giants have emerged as two of the favorites to sign free-agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who plans to visit both NFC East rivals after this week's Thanksgiving holiday, sources tell Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport.
Ejiro Evero, Ben Johnson and DeMeco Ryans among young NFL coaches to watch
Nov 17, 2022
For the sixth year in a row, Tom Pelissero compiles a list of coaching prospects under 45 to keep an eye on. Will the Broncos' Ejiro Evero, Lions' Ben Johnson or 49ers' DeMeco Ryans become a head coach in the near future?
Jim Irsay hired Jeff Saturday as interim head coach against advice from Colts' top executives
Nov 13, 2022
Colts owner Jim Irsay made the stunning decision to hire former Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday as the team's interim head coach over the advice of his team's top executives, who tried to talk Irsay out of it, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
2022 NFL trade deadline: Which players are available? Which teams are buying, selling?
Oct 30, 2022
Who are the big buyers and sellers with the Nov. 1 NFL trade deadline looming? NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo identify the teams and players who could be traded before Tuesday's deadline.
Commanders CB William Jackson III wants fresh start, could be traded out of D.C. ahead of deadline
Oct 13, 2022
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported cornerback William Jackson III would like a new home, and the Commanders have engaged in active trade talks centered around him with hopes of making that happen.
Commanders QB Carson Wentz will start vs. Bears despite battling biceps tendon strain
Oct 13, 2022
Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz will start Thursday night's game against the Bears, despite dealing with a biceps tendon strain that raised questions about his availability on a short week, per sources.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to return to field Wednesday; timeline for return to play still TBD
Oct 12, 2022
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to the field and throw on Wednesday as part of his progression through concussion protocol, NFL Network Insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported.
Broncos QB Russell Wilson underwent procedure on throwing shoulder following loss to Colts
Oct 08, 2022
Broncos QB Russell Wilson underwent a procedure on Friday in hopes of relieving discomfort near his throwing shoulder, but isn't expected to miss any games, NFL Network Insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Dolphins DT Christian Wilkins denies grabbing Bills QB Josh Allen near groin, appealing $13,261 fine
Oct 02, 2022
Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins plans to appeal a $13,261 fine for grabbing Bills quarterback Josh Allen near the groin area in a pile last Sunday -- an act Wilkins denies, sources say.
NFL, NFLPA agree to parameters of updated concussion protocols
Oct 01, 2022
The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to parameters of updated concussion protocols that will rule out players who exhibit gross motor instability, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Saturday.
Examining QB situations for 49ers, Steelers, Titans heading into Week 1 of 2022 NFL season
Sep 11, 2022
With opening week upon us, the dust is settling around some of the league's quarterback situations. With that in mind, let's take a look at the signal-caller situations of the 49ers, Steelers and Titans.
2022 NFL Draft: Lewis Cine, Logan Hall among seven potential surprise first-rounders
Apr 26, 2022
The 2022 NFL Draft might not offer a surplus of ELITE prospects, but this class is deep and talented. Consequently, we should expect the unexpected in Round 1. With that in mind, Tom Pelissero identifies seven potential surprise first-round picks.
Buccaneers leaving door open for potential Tom Brady return, could explore trades for Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson
Feb 13, 2022
Despite Tom Brady's retirement, the Bucs are leaving the door open for a potential return of the legendary QB while also shifting their focus on a replacement, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Vikings gauge Jim Harbaugh's interest in head coach opening, to hold second interviews with DeMeco Ryans, Kevin O'Connell
Jan 30, 2022
The Vikings plan to conduct in-person second interviews with Rams OC Kevin O'Connell and 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans, but could Jim Harbaugh land an interview? NFL Network's Tom Pelissero has the latest from Minnesota.
Browns plan to move forward with Baker Mayfield as their QB
Jan 09, 2022
The Browns will head into the offseason with plans to retain Baker Mayfield as their QB for 2022. Plenty of scenarios have been rumored, including Mayfield wanting to move on and Cleveland wanting to move on. Barring a dramatic shift, it doesn't appear either development is on the horizon, Ian Rapoport writes.
Texans will evaluate head coach David Culley's future as Deshaun Watson trade looms
Jan 09, 2022
The Texans will evaluate their entire football operation -- including the future of head coach David Culley -- in the coming days as they embark on a critical offseason that could yield a long-awaited trade of quarterback Deshaun Watson before free agency opens in March, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio's future up in the air entering Saturday's finale vs. Chiefs
Jan 08, 2022
Vic Fangio's future as the Broncos head coach remains up in the air entering Saturday's finale against the Chiefs. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport and James Palmer detail the brewing situation in Denver.
Nathaniel Hackett, Byron Leftwich, Patrick Graham among young NFL coaches to watch
Nov 17, 2021
For the fifth year in a row, Tom Pelissero compiles a list of coaching prospects under 45 to keep an eye on. Will the Packers' Nathaniel Hackett, the Buccaneers' Byron Leftwich or the Giants' Patrick Graham snag a top job soon?
NFL officials acknowledge refs erred on multiple calls against Bears in Week 9 loss to Steelers
Nov 14, 2021
Members of the NFL's officiating department who reviewed the game acknowledged that referee Tony Corrente and his crew erred on at least three separate critical calls and non-calls that went against the Bears in their loss to the Steelers, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Multiple teams offered packages, including three first-round picks, for Deshaun Watson
Nov 07, 2021
Multiple NFL teams offered packages including three first-round draft picks and two third-round picks for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in talks with the Texans before last week's trade deadline, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
Dak Prescott will go through normal pregame warmup Sunday night in hopes of green light
Oct 31, 2021
Dak Prescott is pushing to play Sunday night, and the Dallas Cowboys plan to have their star quarterback go through his normal pregame warmup routine to test his strained calf before making a final decision on whether he'll start against the Minnesota Vikings, sources say.
NFL plans to enact new enhancements to Rooney Rule ahead of next hiring cycle
Oct 26, 2021
The NFL plans to inform owners at the league's fall meeting Tuesday of new enhancements to the Rooney Rule for the upcoming hiring cycle, including mandating at least one in-person interview with an external minority candidate for head coach and general manager jobs.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott expected to be ready for Week 8 prime-time clash against Vikings
Oct 24, 2021
A calf injury has cast a shadow over Dak Prescott during the Cowboys' bye week. Barring an unforeseen setback, however, Dallas doesn't expect its star QB to be too affected by the ailment entering Week 8.
Solidifying new coach, offensive adjustments among Raiders' priorities following Jon Gruden's resignation
Oct 17, 2021
Jon Gruden's departure cast a dark cloud over the entire Raiders organization. All eyes will be on owner Mark Davis in the months ahead to see how the club rebounds from the debacle. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero examine what's next for Davis and the Raiders.
Authorities approve Saints' return to Caesars Superdome after Hurricane Ida, fire
Sep 26, 2021
After Hurricane Ida displaced the team last month and a small fire started on the roof of the Caesars Superdome this past week, the governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans informed the NFL that the Caesars Superdome is ready to host the Saints' home game next Sunday, Oct. 3, against the New York Giants.
Multiple teams calling on free-agent CB Richard Sherman, who expects to play in 2021
Sep 19, 2021
Multiple NFL teams have reached out in recent days to five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, who has been undergoing therapy since a July arrest. The veteran expects to be on the field at some point in 2021.
Browns' Ronnie Harrison fined $12,128 for altercation with Chiefs coach Greg Lewis on sideline
Sep 18, 2021
The NFL fined Browns safety Ronnie Harrison $12,128 for last week's shoving match with Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis, who received a warning from the league after the incident that led to Harrison's ejection in last Sunday's opener, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
Cowboys' Mike McCarthy, Dak Prescott weigh in on blossoming relationship, QB's injury, more
Aug 12, 2021
The Cowboys have encountered adversity again in 2021 with Dak Prescott's shoulder injury, but Tom Pelissero found the QB and coach Mike McCarthy striking an upbeat tone -- and reaching a new level of synergy in their relationship -- when meeting with them at Dallas' camp.
Virginia Tech CB prospect Caleb Farley's stock one of biggest questions in 2021 NFL Draft
Apr 27, 2021
Caleb Farley has dealt with a back injury for more than two years, and the Virginia Tech CB's draft stock is one of the bigger question marks as the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
2021 NFL Draft: Six potential surprise first-rounders
Apr 27, 2021
The ramp up to the 2021 NFL Draft has been unique in myriad ways, so it's probably wise to expect the unexpected when the event begins on Thursday night. With that in mind, Tom Pelissero identifies six potential surprise first-rounders.
Ohio State QB Justin Fields managing epilepsy as he heads into 2021 NFL Draft
Apr 21, 2021
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy -- a neurological disorder that can cause seizures.
Cowboys will sign or tag Dak Prescott, have no medical concerns after two ankle surgeries
Feb 07, 2021
The Cowboys are expected to make a push to sign their quarterback to a long-term contract prior to the March 9 deadline for applying the franchise tag -- a sign they're confident in Prescott's ongoing recovery from multiple surgeries on the ankle he fractured in October.