Jaylen Twyman’s decision to opt out of the 2020 season is a tough one for the Pitt football team. Twyman was a productive defensive tackle and an anchor of the Panthers’ defensive line, which was expected to be the strength of the team - not just the defense. The defensive line should still be strong, but not as strong as it was with Twyman on the field.
Former 49ers first-round draft pick Josh Garnett was among the players released for the Lions to get down to 80 players on the roster. The 49ers traded up to select Garnett with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 first round. Although he was given a starting job as a rookie, he barely played and [more]
Chan Gailey wasn't expecting a phone call from Dolphins head coach Brian Flores asking him to return to the NFL as the offensive coordinator in Miami, but he accepted it when it came early this year. Gailey told reporters on Saturday that the chance to work with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick again factored into his decision [more]
The Giants made a big change last season when they replaced Eli Manning as the team's starting quarterback and they made another after the season when they fired Pat Shurmur as their head coach. Shurmur had two years on the job after taking over for Ben McAdoo, who didn't even make it that long, and [more]
The Lions are down to one player on their reserve/COVID-19 list. The team announced on Saturday that tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs have been activated from the list. Safety Jalen Elliott is the only player left on the list. Hockenson joins wide receiver Kenny Golladay and quarterback Matthew Stafford [more]
The Giants are in need of some cornerback help and they hope Ross Cockrell will provide it. According to multiple reports, the Giants plan to sign Cockrell to their active roster. He is undergoing COVID-19 testing before any deal becomes official. The Giants lost Sam Beal last week when he opted out of playing this [more]
New Panthers coach Matt Rhule is tearing down the team he inherited to build it back up, and that entails a youth movement. In fact, the Panthers will have the youngest starting defense in the NFL in the last 10 years, according to ESPN. The likely average age of the Panthers' 11 starters will be [more]
Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith announced today that he will miss the season because he needs open-heart surgery to repair a congenital defect. "I found out I need open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with," Smith wrote on Instagram. "Although this will unfortunately end my 2020 season, it is [more]
Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. One of the league's steadiest receivers, the 27-year-old Landry caught 83 passes for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns.
Jets backup quarterback Joe Flacco still is expected to miss the first game or two, assuming, of course, the season starts on time. But Flacco received an encouraging update from Dr. Alexander Vaccaro during a checkup Friday in Philadelphia, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Flacco will have a final checkup in early September when [more]
Seahwaks cornerback Quinton Dunbar is not facing criminal charges in connection with a robbery in his home state of Florida in May. Thus, as expected, the NFL is removing Dunbar from the Commissioner Exempt list, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Dunbar can rejoin his team as soon as Sunday. The Seahawks acquired Dunbar in [more]
Bad news: There may be no college football on Saturdays this year. Good news: There may be NFL football on Saturdays this year. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL likely will move games from Sundays to Saturday, if college football doesn't proceed this season. It's unclear whether the games would be [more]
The Buccaneers waived cornerback M.J. Stewart on Friday. The Browns claimed him on Saturday. Cleveland announced several transactions. The Bucs made Stewart a second-round choice in 2018, but he lasted only two seasons, 21 games and six starts in Tampa. He has 64 tackles and five pass breakups. Stewart, 25, missed five games with a [more]
A'Shawn Robinson of the Rams is on the active/non-football injury list because of an unspecified injury or condition that occurred pre-training camp.
The Rams placed defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on the active/non-football injury list, the team announced Saturday. Robinson has an unspecified injury that occurred before the start of training camp. He can return at any time. Robinson signed a two-year, $17 million contract as a free agent in March. He is leaving Detroit after four seasons. [more]
The Dolphins had receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opt out of the 2020 season, leaving them in need of depth at the position. They signed receiver Ricardo Louis on Saturday among several moves. Louis and Chester Rogers visited Miami this week. Louis originally joined the Dolphins in the 2019 offseason but spent the season [more]
Cam Newton is well aware of the challenge facing him in the Patriots' playbook -- thanks in part to his first conversation with Julian Edelman.
Yet another potential first-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft has decided not to play college football in 2020. Pittsburgh Panthers defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman announced today that he won't play again until he's in the NFL. "This past year has been crazy for so many people," Twyman said. "It makes you realize you have [more]
Living a life of golf and grandkids, Chan Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. ''I was taken aback a little bit,'' Gailey said Saturday, reflecting on that transformative phone conversation seven months ago.
Veteran offensive lineman Spencer Long wasn't out of work for long. Long, who was released by the Bills this week, has signed with the 49ers, according to multiple reports. Last year Long was a backup for the Bills. He previously started at center for the Jets in 2018 and at guard for Washington from 2015 [more]
Spencer Long joins the 49ers at the end of a week that saw two of the team's offensive linemen opt out due to coronavirus concerns.
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