On one hand, you cannot blame the Bears for this current crop of receivers. They stuck to their price point and evaluation on former standout Alshon Jeffery, who signed a one-year deal worth up to $14 million with incentives in Philadelphia. They wanted White to emerge and they surrounded him with the best of what was left from a skittish wide receiver market. All of these receivers have, at one point in their careers, performed well. Before Cruz's devastating patellar tendon tear, he was without question a No. 1 NFL wideout. Randle, who struggled with the playbook in New York, still logged a near 1,000-yard season with the Giants and scored eight touchdowns in his final year.
Bucs QBs coach: Tom Brady wanted to match what Peyton Manning did in Denver
Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen believes one reason Tom Brady left New England was to match something only his longtime rival Peyton Manning had accomplished: be the starting QB for two Super Bowl-winning franchises.
Texans release RB Duke Johnson, OL Nick Martin
The Texans created some cap room Friday. They released RB Duke Johnson and OL Nick Martin, bringing them to about $20 million in space with the cap projected near the stated floor of $180 million.
Seahawks LB K.J. Wright: Russell Wilson 'isn't going anywhere'
Linebacker K.J. Wright wants to stay in Seattle and he wants -- and believes -- Russell Wilson will be back, as well. "As long as I'm in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback," Wright said.
Giants OT Nate Solder intends to play this year following 2020 opt-out
Nate Solder has made a decision about his future. The Giants will have to make one about it, too. After opting out of the 2020 season because of family concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the veteran tackle told ESPN that he intends to play this year.
Art Rooney II: Steelers aiming to get Ben Roethlisberger deal worked out by March 17
Steelers president Art Rooney II spoke publicly this week of Pittsburgh's approach to getting this whole contract thing figured out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Key Patriots opt-outs Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon set to return in 2021
New England is set to welcome back three significant players who opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon -- NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Sean McVay believes Rams' Cam Akers is an 'every-down back,' calls him 'special player'
The Rams look a whole lot different than they did a little over a year ago, and their on-the-fly transition might have a new mascot in Cam Akers.
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke on Alex Smith: 'Hopefully we can bring him back'
Though he recently signed an extension with Washington, quarterback Taylor Heinicke is hoping the squad will bring back veteran QB Alex Smith.
Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin says he would 'play on' franchise tag
Impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin told MJ Acosta on Thursday that he would play on the franchise tag in 2021 if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers applied it.
Sean McVay on Jared Goff's days as Rams QB: 'There's a lot of times you can smile on'
Speaking Thursday about his soon-to-be former quarterback Jared Goff, Rams coach Sean McVay looked back fondly on the days of Goff and deemed it unfair to pin the team's recent offensive woes squarely on the shoulders of the QB.
Move the Sticks Podcast: Breaking Down the Rumored Rift Between Seahawks & Russell Wilson + David Cutcliffe Joins
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks return to discuss a reported rift between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks before welcoming Duke head coach David Cutcliffe to the pod.
Jets DT Quinnen Williams: 'I'd be disappointed' if traded by New York
The offseason isn't even a month old, and the Jets are set to look dramatically different next season because of their new coaching staff alone. More change could be coming at several positions. Whatever the final roster proves to be, DT Quinnen Williams wants to be on it.