Less than a week after the New England Patriots were accused of bending the NFL’s formation rules, they were again struck by a scandalous controversy. At first thought, one may presume that deflated footballs would be a disadvantage. In reality, slightly deflated footballs are easier to throw and catch.
With less than one month to go before the 2017 NFL draft, things are getting interesting. The latest buzz from the rumor mill suggests that the Carolina Panthers may be looking to trade up in the first round. According to a report by Drew Boylhart at The Huddle Report, Carolina is talking to the San Francisco 49ers about their No. 2 pick: This should come as no great shock for those who have been following the draft news cycle closely. General manager Dave Gettleman was recently quoted as saying that trading up in this year’s draft is “gold.” Also, Boylhart isn’t the only analyst who has brought up this scenario. In a mock draft by Lance Zierlein earlier this week at NFL.com he predicted the
PHOENIX — NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Bank of America also is giving Raiders owner Mark Davis a $650 million loan, further helping to persuade owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year. Owners voted 31-1 to approve the move, with the Miami Dolphins opposed. The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016, and in January the Chargers relocated from San Diego to LA. The Raiders likely will play two or three more years in the